NPR has apparently been deluged with hundreds of complaints from listeners, outraged that the organization’s flagship comedy program, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! allowed Kim Kardashian to sully its pristine airwaves with her voice. Kardashian appeared on the June 13 broadcast of the program to promote her new photography book, Selfish, and to answer some irreverent trivia questions about Korean leader Kim Jong Un from guest host Mike Pesca. But listeners weren’t outraged by Kardashian’s mediocre performance on the quiz—or even Pesca’s awful and/or amazing description of the North Korean leader as someone who “dominates the TMZ on the other side of the DMZ”—but her very existence. … [Read more...] about NPR listeners outraged by existence of Kim Kardashian
As of publishing, the English word “kimono” is trending on Twitter in Japan, and the reaction has not been good, with people in Japan worrying that the brand will overshadow the word’s real meaning, causing confusion and misrepresentation, or expressing anger at her attempt to take the word for profit. … [Read more...] about People In Japan Don’t Seem Thrilled With Kim Kardashian West’s Kimono Underwear [Update]
Some might argue that at age 12, Ananya didn’t mean to say it like that. Nah. As she demonstrated handily, homegirl knows her way around some words. She didn’t say “difficult” or “challenging” or even “exciting.” Nope, she said it was interesting. Like, Oh yeah, it was a cute effort on his part. Kept me somewhat engaged. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go drink Capri Sun out of my giant trophy. … [Read more...] about Who Would Have Thought a Spelling Bee Would Result in Such Incredible Shade
Congrats to Michelle and Barack Obama, new home owners. [TMZ] This makes me sad for 13-year-old Ian Somerholder. [US Weekly] RHONJ Jennifer Aydin feels need to justify sex life, which is the reason I will never be on reality television. [Page Six] Justin Bieber has a new neck tattoo. [TMZ] … [Read more...] about Caitlyn Jenner Banned Mention of O.J. Simpson in the Kardashian House After the Trial
Despite its misleading, lying-ass name, I didn’t see one money plant when I shopped at the Dollar Tree. Beyoncé’s newest album isn’t actually about mixing lemon juice with water and sugar. Unfortunately, Captain America is not actually the captain of America. Again, I want to say that black people don’t like crime, either. “Stop the violence” has been a chorus sung in black communities since KRS-One made “Self Destruction” in 1989, and no, KRS-One is not one of the lesser-known robots from the Star Wars movies. Just trust me, we’ve been singing, rapping, marching, protesting and holding vigils against violence in black communities for years. The number of people of color working against crime in black neighborhoods far outnumbers the people involved in Black Lives Matter. … [Read more...] about Open Letter to White People Who Are Obsessed With Black-on-Black Crime
Obviously, MAC is well aware of this; in fact, this collection is the result of a fan-led petition, which was officially supported by Rashad Haughton (Aaliyah’s brother), Missy Elliott, Aaliyah’s glam squad, BET, Allure, Dazed, the Source, the Fader, MTV and Jet, among others. The petition stated, in part: … [Read more...] about Baby Girl … Aaliyah for MAC Launches June 20!