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Kim Kardashian might be "in NYC with the whole fam!," according to her Twitter account, but it was rumored boyfriend Kanye West she was spotted spending time with on Saturday afternoon.
The self-described romantic, whose mom Kris and step-dad Bruce were celebrating their 21st wedding anniversary, hit the streets of New York with West for their second public outing this month.
The two fashion lovers, who were dressed mainly in black, hit the high-end store Balenciaga, followed by a stop at the popular Van Leeuwen ice cream truck. After ending her high profile relationship to NBA star Kris Humphries, Kardashian has opted to keep mum about her love life, saying only that "Kanye and I have been friends for years." The 31-year-old did tweet about her love for the Big Apple saying, "Oh how I've missed New York!," but after seeing that smile we're thinking that's not the only thing she's missed.
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President Barack Obama might have a league of celebrities supporting his cause, but it doesn't mean he's on the good side of every Hollywood icon out there. The President has quite a reputation for speaking his mind about figures in the spotlight. Once again, his attention turns to Kanye West.
In 2009, Obama called Kanye a "jackass," reacting specifically to the music artist's infamous behavior during Taylor Swift's (attempted) award acceptance at the MTV Video Music Awards. Now, during an interview with The Atlantic, Obama reiterates his sentiment. This time, however, he shows a greater appreciation for Kanye as a musician and businessman.
When asked about his preference between artists Kanye and Jay-Z, the president didn't hesitate to choose Hova. Nevertheless, he went on to express a fondness for Kanye: "I like Kanye. He’s a Chicago guy. Smart. He’s very talented."
After being probed about his 2009 remarks, Obama unapologetically summed up his opinion on Kanye: "He is a jackass, but he’s talented."
Kanye can take this a few different ways, but there is no question about where his rumored girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, stands in the eyes of the president. It kind of makes you wonder which way this couple is going to vote in the fall...
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is one of those girls who's in love with the idea of being in love — kind of like that friend you knew back in high school who always wanted a boyfriend just for the sake of having one. It didn't really matter who the guy was or what two the of them may (or may not) have had in common, just being able to get her PDA on in the cafeteria was enough to make that girl feel special. But at 32, it seems that Hewitt has yet to leave her school girl ways behind as she has another crush. She now has set her sights on Maroon 5's oh so-dreamy lead rocker, Adam Levine. Here we go...
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, the actress admitted that she has a crush on the tattooed star, and thinks they would make a really great couple. “I just read two days ago that Adam Levine is single again,” the 32-year-old star told DeGeneres. “I’m just saying." And when the TV host pulled up a photo of sexy singer, Hewitt couldn't help but gush, "Look, we would be cute!"
Since then, Levine has responded about the comment, telling Access Hollywood that he found it "very flattering." But don't go booking the wedding date just yet — he also neglected to indicate any real interest in taking The Client List star up on her not-so-subtle offer.
Indeed, it seems poor Hewitt — who ironically has written a book about dating advice titled The Day I Shot Cupid (seriously?) — has gone through numerous relationships throughout the years, all ending just as quickly as they started. Her supposed fling with Bachelor Ben Flajnik in 2011 fizzled faster than Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries. It only lasted a few hours long as Flajnik quickly decided he would rather date 25 women at once than just Hewitt.
But that wasn't the only guy to walk out the door. Hewitt's relationship with Eagle Eye star Jarod Einsohn ended almost as quickly later that same year after only a few months. Her other exes include Alex Beh, Jamie Kennedy (who coincidentally helped her pen her book, then dumped her afterwards), John Mayer, Carson Daly — most of which lasted for no more than a year. She was even engaged to Ross McCall for a little while, but they eventually went their separate ways at the end of 2008.
So if this one-sided flirtation with Levine doesn't work out (which, based on her track record it probably won't), it's only a matter of time before Hewitt will be on to her next victim love interest. We can't hardly wait.
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Kanye West might be "Stronger," but it seems he might also be better, as far as Khloe Kardashian is concerned. In fact, Khloe is quite pleased that her co-star — er, sister — Kim Kardashian has moved on from Kris Humphries to the musician. "I like Kris as a person," Khloe told Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday, in an interview airing Wednesday. "I just did not like them together."
Of course, it wasn't just America who could predict alliteration-happy Kim and Kris headlines were short-lived. Khloe told DeGeneres she knew the now-divorced couple didn't belong together. "Yeah, I was the only one to tell her," Khloe said. "I don’t know why no one else told her that. She got mad at me. [But] I like being honest. You’ll get mad. You’ll get over it. You’re my sister there is nothing you can do. You’re stuck with me. I haven’t said that yet but, I told you so... "
But prepare yourself for alliteration-happy Kim and Kanye headlines. "Honestly, we’ve known Kanye forever," Khloe told DeGeneres. "He’s been a great family friend ... I think they’re cute together. I think Kim and Kanye have known each other for a long time. I think that they’re good friends and they’re compatible. I think a friendship is where good relationships stem from." Your move, Ryan Seacrest.
Watch Khloe's interview with Ellen below.
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Khloe, who is married to former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, admits she liked Humphries, but hated the idea of him and her sister as a couple.
In a taped interview with chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, which airs on U.S. TV on Wednesday (11Apr12), Khloe says, "I like Kris as a person. I just did not like them together... I was the only one to tell her. I don't know why no one else told her that.
"She got mad at me. I like being honest. You'll get mad. You'll get over it. You're my sister there is nothing you can do. You're stuck with me."
Khloe also tells DeGeneres she likes the idea of her sister dating family friend Kanye West, but refuses to confirm reports they are in a relationship.
She adds, "We've known Kanye forever. He's been a great family friend. I love Kanye. I don't know what happens with Kim. I love Kanye. I think they're cute together.
"I like Kanye. I think Kim and Kanye have known each other for a long time. I think that they're good friends and they're compatible. I think a friendship is where good relationships stem from."
"I learn a lesson from everything I go through and I really believe that this whole experience has changed me for the better and I have no regrets." Reality TV star Kim Kardashian on her failed marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries. The socialite filed for divorce after just 72 days as the basketball star's wife.
The socialite, who is currently divorcing her second husband Kris Humphries, and West were spotted together at a New York cinema on Wednesday (04Apr12) and spent the night at his Big Apple apartment together.
They then enjoyed lunch at top Manhattan restaurant Serafina on Thursday (05Apr12).
The get-together coincided with the release of the Stronger hitmaker's new song Theraflu, in which he goes public about his true feelings for Kardashian, admitting he "fell in love" with her as she began dating basketball player Humphries.
Kardashian, who was first romantically linked to West in 2010, has previously insisted she and West are just friends, but she shied away from answering questions about his new track and reports of a budding romance when she appeared on breakfast show Today.
Speaking to presenter Ann Curry, she said, "I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions, but I've said before Kanye and I have been friends for years and you know, you never know what the future (will hold) or where my life will take me, so... I like the song."
Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries in October (11). They were married for just 72 days.
Kim Kardashian seems to think that playing koy about her relationship with Kanye West is the right move. But while the reality star tried to avoid talking about him and his new song "Theraflu" on the Today show, April 6, she also contradicted her own behavior. Hello? Kardashian and Kanye have been flaunting their relationship all around NYC ever since he dropped his new single on April 4.
"The movie was really interesting," Kardashian said about their Hunger Games movie date.
She refused to openly admit that she's dating Kanye. "Like I said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years," Kardashian stated. "And, you never know what the future holds or where my life will take me."
The most she would do was agree that she "liked the song."
Kardashian did address her pending divorce from Kris Humphries though. "I have closed that chapter," she noted. "I'm just really ready to move on... It's spring — new beginnings."
Come on Kim, you have already given us more than that. Kanye confessed that he's in love with you. Now, it's your turn to be real, for once, with your fans. Stop denying the obvious. You and Kanye are definitely hooking up!
Click here to watch Kardashian's Today interview.
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Theraflu is refusing to swallow the fact that Kanye West has named his new, controversial (thanks to Kim Kardashian) single after the cold remedy. According to TMZ, a rep for Theraflu said, "We in no way endorse or approve of the references or use of the image and likeness of Theraflu in this manner." But why exactly is the brand so against West?
Look, we know West is, well, kind of an a**hole. (I only use the word because he even uses it to describe himself in his song "Last Call.") Just watch any awards show: In 2007, he went on a rampage about not taking home a VMA. In 2006, he crashed the stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards, and again in 2009 when he infamously interrupted Taylor Swift's VMAs. acceptance speech. In 2004, he left the American Music Awards when he lost to Gretchen Wilson for "Best New Artist." And then there's his problem with the paps — in 2008, he found himself booked after a fight with a photographer. So, yes, there's no doubt West is an a**hole. But what makes his treatment of Theraflu in his new song so offensive?
Looking at the tune itself, West simply uses the product as a metaphor. What does Therflu do? It helps people battle off symptoms of the cold or flu. What do Kanye's lyrics do? Tell those who can't act accordingly in society to clean up their acts. Yes, the song may be directed at Kris Humphries' attempts to sour his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian's reputation — but Kanye is just using his music to stand up for what he believes in... his current love interest, Kardashian.
West is certainly a more desirable pitchman than some other musicians — like, for example, Lil Wayne, who has served jail time for drug possession, was arrested for gun possession, and name-dropped Theraflu in "Sweet Dreams." The company, however, never publicly shunned the rapper, despite the fact that "Sweet Dreams" includes more than a few lyrics too vulgar for this family website. So what gives, Theraflu? Why are you sickened by West? My advice: Take "Theraflu" for what it is: A nice dose of free publicity.
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You may know him as Kim Kardashian's ex-husband, but the fact is, Kris Humphries can play basketball. That does not mean that the professional basketball player has had more luck sticking around in a city much longer than he stuck around in matrimony. In the league, Humphries has bounced around between a number of teams: Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey/Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics. The power forward landed in Boston as part of a trade that brought future hall-of-famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets, and it was there that Humphries broke out personally and professionally.Humphries was born in Minneapolis, MN to Debra and William Humphries on Feb. 6, 1985. There, he joined his two older sisters, Krystal and Kaela, in the mixed race family. As a boy, Humphries starred in a different sport - swimming. He was actually the top 10-year-old in the nation in six events. In the remaining events, he was second to 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps. Humphries still holds the U.S. national record for the 50-meter freestyle for boys age 10 and under. At the age of 12, however, Humphries quit swimming to pursue basketball.That basketball career truly took off at Hopkins High School. In 2002, Humphries led his squad to its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years with a 25-2 record. As a reward, he was named a 2003 McDonald's All-American, Second Team All-USA (USA Today), Minnesota Mr. Basketball, as well as the state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and College Basketball News. Humphries was also named to USA Today's Super 25 Basketball Team and was one of 10 finalists for the 2003 Naismith Prep Player of the Year.
Although Humphries accepted a scholarship from Duke University, he ended up attending his hometown school, the University of Minnesota (also his father's alma mater), where he made an immediate impact on the hardwood. Humphries was named the 2004 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and named to the All-Big Ten First Team. He was made an Honorable Mention All-American by both the Associated Press and Rivals.com. Humphries led the Big Ten in scoring and rebounding that first season, becoming the first freshman ever to do so. He even set the Minnesota single game scoring record with 36 points.
Clearly, Kris Humphries was ready for the next level. In 2004, the Utah Jazz drafted Humphries with the 14th pick in the NBA Draft. He played there for two seasons before being traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2006, where he helped the team nab its first ever division title. However, in 2009 Humphries was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The following year he was once again traded, this time to the then New Jersey Nets.
The year 2010 proved to be a big one for Humphries in several ways. Not only did he start to see success with the Nets, but he also began dating Kardashian. As a result, he often popped up on the E! network show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (2007- ). The following year, they were engaged. On Aug. 20, 2011, the two were married after a much publicized media flurry. On Oct. 31, 2011 Kardashian filed for divorce. Many talking heads accused the marriage of being a sham and a publicity stunt. Their divorce was finalized in June 2013. Shortly thereafter, Humphries was traded to the Boston Celtics.
Began dating in November 2010; Got engaged on May 18, 2011; announced engagement on May 25; Married on Aug. 20, 2011 in Montecito, CA; Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences after being married for 72 days; Humphries filed for an annulment on Nov. 30, 2011; Officially divorced on June 3, 2013
University of Minnesota
Was a swimming star in middle school, becoming the top 10-year-old in the nation in six events. In the remaining events, he was second to 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
Holds the U.S. national record for the 50-meter freestyle for boys 10 and under.
In 2002, Humphries led his high school basketball team to its first Minnesota state championship in 49 years.
Was married to Kim Kardashian for 72 days in 2010.