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Kardashians Nearly Imploded, Until Kanye Saved Them

A profile at Racked explores how the sisters have become business juggernauts

(Newser) - Wish the Kardashians would go away? Keep wishing. "There's something palpably too big to fail about the Kardashians these days," writes Zan Romanoff in a lengthy profile at Racked . The story traces the clan's rise, showing how the sisters have gone from making a buck by... More »

Kanye West Canceled His Tour. Now He's Suing

The rapper is seeking $10M from insurers

(Newser) - Last November, Kanye West canceled the remainder of his Saint Pablo Tour following odd statements about Beyonce and President Trump and a hospitalization for a "psychological breakdown," per Rolling Stone . On Tuesday, West's Very Good Touring company sued various syndicates of Lloyd's of London for $10... More »

What's Behind the Kanye-Jay-Z Feud

Sources say it has to do with Kanye's concert rant, not Tidal dispute

(Newser) - Things are not going so well between Jay-Z and Kanye West, as evidenced by Jay-Z's rant about Kanye that showed up on his new album 4:44. But, though news came out Sunday that West has left Jay-Z's Tidal streaming service over a money dispute, sources told TMZ... More »

Kim, Kanye Hire Surrogate: TMZ

They want baby no. 3, gossip site says

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West want a third child, despite the fact that Kim has a health condition that would make another pregnancy too risky. So, according to TMZ , the couple has hired a surrogate through an agency. Sources have confirmed the story to other outlets, including People and E!... More »

Trump-Kanye Bromance Appears to Be Done

Kanye has deleted his pro-Trump tweets

(Newser) - Kanye West startled fans late last year by announcing his support for Donald Trump (even though he didn't vote in the election), even taking a meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower in December. But the performer has apparently had a change of heart and erased all of his... More »

Kardashian Breaks Silence on Paris Robbery

She recounts terrifying experience in reality show trailer

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West has broken her silence on her terrifying Paris robbery experience —in a trailer for her reality show. "They're going to shoot me in the back," she says in the Keeping Up With the Kardashians promo, recounting the October incident to her sisters. "... More »

Kanye Requests 15 Minutes With Trump, Gets It

'They had a very positive and productive conversation'

(Newser) - In what may or may not have been—in Quartz's words—"a well-timed public distraction," Kanye West and Donald Trump held a meeting of the minds Tuesday at Trump Tower. Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks says West requested a 15-minute meeting with the president-elect, though it's unclear... More »

Kanye West Is Back Home

Rapper released from hospital

(Newser) - Kanye West was released from the hospital Wednesday, sources tell CNN . West, who was brought to UCLA's medical center after a nervous breakdown, was reportedly treated for exhaustion and is now home with wife Kim Kardashian and their children. TMZ says the breakdown was triggered by the anniversary of... More »

Psych Diagnosis Could End Up Saving Kanye Millions

If he canceled tour for no good reason, insurance wouldn't cover costs

(Newser) - Had Kanye West canceled his tour on a whim, he would have been on the hook for a massive amount of money owed to venues and anyone else with whom he broke a contract. But since he was taken to the hospital with a psychiatric emergency soon after canceling, his... More »

What's Behind Kanye West's Hospitalization

Kim Kardashian rushes to his side

(Newser) - Nearly two months after she was robbed at gunpoint , Kim Kardashian was supposed to make her "return to the spotlight" Monday night at a New York City gala, E! reports. Instead, Kardashian skipped the Angel Ball, which raises money for cancer research and was specifically honoring her late father... More »

Kanye West Hospitalized After Call to LAPD

Sources say he's being treated for exhaustion

(Newser) - Kanye West was hospitalized for his own safety Monday after days of stranger-than-usual behavior and a call to the LAPD. Sources tell NBC Los Angeles that the rapper—who abruptly canceled his national tour —was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after police responded to a medical... More »

Kanye Abruptly Cancels LA Gig, Then Whole Tour

Sources say he's dealing with 'personal issues'

(Newser) - More disappointment for Kanye West fans: The rapper, after a weird few days in which he said he would have voted for Donald Trump had he actually voted and cut short a gig after ranting about Beyonce and Jay Z , abruptly canceled his Sunday night concert at LA's Forum,... More »

Kanye Came, He Ranted (About Beyonce), He Left Show

Because Beyonce rigged the MTV Awards, apparently

(Newser) - Kanye West would apparently like to change his title to "epic ranter," if Saturday night's concert is anything to go by. As the Washington Post reports, West performed two songs at his show in Sacramento before halting abruptly, and airing his tender opinions on topics including but... More »

Kanye Reveals His Presidential Preference, to Boos

Had he voted, it would have been for Trump

(Newser) - Kanye West didn't vote in last week's election, but if he had, "I would have voted [for] Trump," he told a "shocked" crowd at a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, drawing boos, reports CNN . Kanye reportedly said he'd been a Trump supporter... More »

Kanye West's Fashion Week Show Was a Disaster

Yikes

(Newser) - Kanye West debuted his Yeezy Season 4 fashion line at New York Fashion Week Wednesday in an event that was also livestreamed on Tidal ... and it did not go well. For an hour and 40 minutes, the livestream showed pretty much nothing except for aerial views of New York City;... More »

4 Things to Know From the VMAs

It was another epic night for Beyonce

(Newser) - Even in a career as glittering as Beyonce's, Sunday's MTV Music Video Awards will count as a massive highlight. She utterly dominated the night, winning eight awards, including Best Video for "Formation," and left the crowd in awe with what the AP calls an "epic... More »

IKEA Says Yes to Kanye's Plea, Jokingly

Rapper really wants to work with the furniture chain

(Newser) - On Monday, Kanye West revealed one of his weirder ambitions: "I have to work with IKEA," the rapper told BBC Radio 1 , begging the furniture chain to "allow Kanye to create." He explained that the chain's minimalist designs appeal to him, and that he wants... More »

Leaked Taylor Swift Call Was a Calculated Move

TMZ finds secret recording didn't break the law

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't just reignite the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift when she leaked a phone conversation between the pair on Sunday. As Vulture reports, she was also dangerously close to breaking recording laws—though TMZ reports Kardashian is actually in the clear. While plenty of states... More »

Kardashian Leaks Call, Reignites Taylor, Kanye Feud

Swift says she wasn't lying about reaction to 'bitch' lyric

(Newser) - It's Taylor vs. Kanye, part 242, with a dash of Kim Kardashian. West's famous wife stirred the pot of beef between Taylor Swift and Kanye West on Sunday, when on Snapchat, she posted video of a phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his song "... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

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