Writing on her blog, NPR ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen—whose job it is to filter and respond to the complaints of unhappy NPR listeners, in what sounds very like the textbook definition of Hell—shared some of the concerns people had raised. “Vapid, talentless, and shallow individuals who have not earned fame or fortune through an ounce of hard work have no place on a show of such caliber,” one listener wrote, with another adding, “I listen to NPR to get AWAY from Kardashian-like garbage.” A few even threatened to revoke their public radio pledges, or refuse to support the organization in the future. … [Read more...] about NPR listeners outraged by existence of Kim Kardashian
Kardashian’s representative filed a trademark request for the word mark “kimono” for use on clothing, underwear, headwear, luggage, dog harnesses and...whips, among other items, including, wait for it, kimono. The application was filed on June 19. [Update June 26 - 9pm: Added “mark” to “word mark” above and edited article for greater accuracy and clarity.] … [Read more...] about People In Japan Don’t Seem Thrilled With Kim Kardashian West’s Kimono Underwear [Update]
I also appreciate how Kim didn’t even bother with some fake nice bullshit like, “I wish her well” or “No I haven’t spoken to her but I hear she’s good” or whatever. No, Kim gave the least amount of acknowledgment to a woman who craves it like fresh water and really, that’s how it’s done. … [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
No word yet on what the line will include, but in life, Aaliyah always had the lock on tomboy-infused glamour, perfecting the “athleisure” look long before we’d even given it a name. Her iconic tied bandannas, midriff-baring tops and low-slung baggy pants were just evolving into a more grown-up glam when the 22-year-old and several members of her team were tragically killed in a 2001 plane crash while returning from the video shoot for her last hit single, “Rock the Boat.” … [Read more...] about Baby Girl … Aaliyah for MAC Launches June 20!