“Kris Humphries has so much dirt on Kim and the Kardashians. He could tell all about how the whole show is fake, how Kim is a self-absorbed monster and how she would say mean things about Kanye West, like how he smells bad in bed and how she’s not attracted to him at all.”
Despite Kim’s unflattering comments about Kanye, Kim and Kanye stepped out as a couple just months after she split with Kris.
Jay-Z is making it rain on his employees. Star magazine reports each of his employees received a very generous $50,000 bonus from Hov.
“Earlier this year he handed out $50,000 bonuses to everyone in his company, which includes assistants and very low-level people,” a Jay-Z employee tells Star. “He even promised another bonus for Christmas.”
Jay-Z, who’s sold 50 million albums, helms an empire that extends well beyond music: he keeps the cash flowing as part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, CEO of fashion label Rocawear and founder of the ROC Nation Sports management agency.
“He’s extremely generous – most celebrities are supercheap when it comes torunning their businesses,” says the insider. “He knows if his employees are happy, it will benefit him in the long run. His only demand was for everyone to have fun with the money.”
update 6/29 You can add Sears and JC Penny to the growing list!
“After careful consideration of all available information, we have made the decision to phase out all products tied to the brand,” Sears, parent of both its namesake department store chain and Kmart, said in a statement. “We will continue to evaluate the situation. Our members’ needs will be given first priority
JC Penney said it decided to discontinue selling Deen’s merchandise because it was already planning to expand its cookware assortment and feature its own Cooks brand as part of its home section renovation.
“Once the merchandise is sold out, we will not be replenishing inventory,” said Molly Snyder, a Target spokeswoman.
Home Depot, which sold Paula Deen-branded cookware and kitchen products only online, said it pulled the products off its website on Wednesday.
Paula Deen was dumped by Caesars Entertainment on Wednesday shortly after the celebrity kitchen personality gave a tearful apology on the “Today Show” for the N-word controversy that has derailed her career.
Caesars announced that ending its relationship with Deen was in the “best interest” of the company.
“We are ending our relationship with Paula Deen Enterprises,” Walmart said in a statement. “And we will not place new orders beyond those already committed. We will work with suppliers to address existing inventories and agreements.”
“Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month,” a Food Network spokeswoman said in a statement to Us Weekly.
Deen came under fire after admitting last month under oath in a deposition(see below) to using racial slurs — including the N-word — in the past. After bailing last minute from a scheduled appearance on the TODAY show on Friday to address the scandal, Deen released two video apologies on YouTube.
“I want people to understand that my family and I are not the kind of people that the press say that we are. I’ve spent the best of 24 years to help myself and others. Your color of skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me,” she said in the second, less rambling message. “I am here to say that I am so sorry. I was wrong, yes. I’ve worked hard and I’ve made some mistakes. But that is no excuse.”
The language in question was revealed recently as part of a deposition of Deen by Jackson’s lawyers in May.
Jackson lawyer: “Miss Deen, have you told racial jokes?”
Deen: “No, not racial.”
Jackson lawyer: “Have you ever used the ‘N word’ yourself?”
Deen: “Yes, of course.”
Deen testified that she probably used the racial slur when talking to her husband about “when a black man burst into the bank that I was working at and put a gun to my head.”
“I didn’t feel real favorable towards him,” she said, referring to the robber.
Jackson lawyer: “Have you used it since then?”
Deen: “I’m sure I have, but it’s been a very long time.”
Deen said she couldn’t remember other contexts in which she used the slur, but “maybe in repeating something that was said to me.”
“But that’s just not a word that we use as time has gone on,” she said. “Things have changed since the ’60s in the South. And my children and my brother object to that word being used in any cruel or mean behavior.”
Ha! Kim Kardashian thought she was moving up in the world by dating Kanye. Fantasies of hanging on a yacht with Jay & Bey being photographed by paparazzi in St barts. Think again Kimberly. And sorry Khloe tweeting: “Beyonce really is so stunning! She looks flawless in People magazine. Great article… She’s so in love “ Hmmmm .. won’t even help you. …. Careful Hot Tea below.
Heat magazine has learned that Beyonce isn’t keen on becoming pals with Kim and has banned her from her inner circle of friends which includes a-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow.
“Despite Kanye being one of Jay’s closest friends, Beyoncé wasted no time in banning Kim from being invited into their circle, which is exclusive to say the least,” a friend of Bey’s tells heat. “Beyoncé is used to hanging out with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow – she’s in a totally different league to Kim.”
It’s bad news for Kim who is big fan of the pop diva, as she was hoping for lots of girlie bonding sessions with Beyonce, “Kim had visions of her and Beyoncé hanging out while Jay and Kanye talked music and business,” heat’s source reveals, “but it’s not going to happen.”
It looks like Reality star Kim’s tell-all lifestyle clashes with the ultra-private Beyonce’s – who closely guards details of her own private life.
“Bey’s marriage to Jay-Z was extremely private, and neither of them confirmed it until long after the event. Kim, on the other hand, turned her wedding into a media circus and the whole thing was filmed for a Reality show. Bey thought that it was really tacky and is not a fan of Reality TV, either.”
You knew it was going to happen… Super producer Dr. Dre has confirmed his interest in taking everyone’s favorite hologram, Tupac, out on tour, TMZ reports.
While nothing has been made official, Dre said, “I think everybody’s in love with it right now. We’re having fun.”
The rapper-producer noted that the current technology only allows for flat projections that appear three-dimensional from the front, but he said he’s “working on some new and different things for the future.”
And soon to follow may be the King of Pop Michael Jackson hologram.
DMX reveals that his mother never told him three simple words we all need to hear … I love you. He broke down crying and obviously this one of the reasons he has turned to drugs to cope with the pain.
I use to always turn to drugs when I was feeling a certain way and now I’m not doing that. Sometimes when the pressure builds up I call ‘bino’ and be like, “I just wanted to say, “Mommy.” I wanted to say that word; ‘Mommy’!, not my mother. I wanted to say ‘mommy’. I just wanted to say ‘Hi’ to her because I haven’t talked to her in years. I just wanted to say, “Hi Mommy, I love you.”
You never got to have that experience?
No and she had not once ever told me that she loved me. (starts crying). You know what I think a lot of people lose sight of the fact that, no matter how strong you are as a man, no matter how tough you are, we all need to be somebody’s baby.
DMX tells his wife Tashera he will never give up his cheating ways on VH1′s ‘Couple’s Therapy’ first episode.