KANYE WEST
Settles With Guy He Allegedly Punched

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Assuming this story is true, it’s not surprising. Radar Online reports that Kanye West has reached a settlement with the guy he allegedly assaulted for using racial slurs in front of Kim Kardashian. Kanye reportedly will pay the guy (he’s said to be 18) a cool $250,000. That will take care of a year or two of tuition if he’s in college (and depending on where he’s enrolled).

I wish Kanye would learn to control his temper. If it’s true this kid was using the “N-word,” then I hate the fact that he got PAID for it. If I were Kanye, just the thought of having to pay someone in a settlement would get me to reign myself in.

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KIM KARDASHIAN and KANYE WEST Planning A Summer-time Paris Wedding

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Kim Kardashian confirmed on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night that she and her fiance, Kanye West, definitely plan to get married this summer and they’re hoping that it’ll be in Paris.

When Kim and Kanye were spotted on a private tour of Versailles earlier this year it sent their fans (and media!) into a tizzy about the possibility of a Versailles wedding. Kim didn’t mention a specific location, although even American royalty like these two would have a hard time renting out one of the most famous tourist attractions (and historically significant residences) in the world.

The newest season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians kicked off last week and there’s already been tons of drama, with most of the season focusing on Khloe and Lamar’s imploding relationship. The editing has been surprisingly gentle with the topic, and although the season is already two episodes in they have yet to say exactly what the problem between Khloe and Lamar is (although we all know now that he’s been dealing with some drug issues). Khloe officially filed for divorce in December.

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KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST
Kimye Hit The Shops With Baby North

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Shop At Bulthaup

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are back in LA after enjoying some time in Paris. Rumor has it they were doing some wedding planning, including the tidbit that their wedding would NOT be at the Palace of Versailles. Palace officials reportedly denied their request. I’m sure that is merely a bump in the road for a BLOWOUT Kimye wedding.

Here are Kim and Kanye leaving Bulthaup. Bulthaup is known for their kitchen designs, so it looks like they were doing some work for their new house. Maybe they just also wanted baby North to get some fresh air? She remained hidden in the stroller while outside. I don’t blame Kim and Kanye for that: they draw quite a crowd of paparazzi!

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KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST
No Versailles Wedding For Kimye

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Step Out In Paris

Remember the rumor that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wanted to tie the knot at the famous Palace of Versailles? It actually was a feasible possible: the Palace does rent out rooms for events. Kim and Kanye are currently in Paris and visited Versailles. Kim even posted a picture of the two of them leaving the Palace after dark (check out the thumbnail to see a large version) on Instagram. Well, according to Radar Online, the Palace has DENIED their request to have their wedding there. A source claims Kanye was actually told the answer would be “no” before their visit:

[Kim & Kanye’s] wedding/reception wouldn’t take place at Versailles. It would just have been to intrusive for visitors to the Palace, and the staff. [But] Kim and Kanye really wanted to get married at Versailles and were both hoping to persuade officials during their visit…ultimately it backfired. It was still a firm no.

“Kim and Kanye will now be scouting private estates and chateau’s in the region. Working with an estate manager would be much easier than dealing with all of the red tape of having a wedding at a public venue. The couple is looking for something grand, but something that can offer privacy and security.”

I feel torn about this. On one hand, if rooms are available for rent, shouldn’t anyone be allowed to rent them as long as they can afford the fees? On the other hand, the thought of a Kimye wedding in Versailles just seems SO over-the-top. I’ve gotta ask:

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KANYE WEST
Going Up In Flames On Interview

kanye west interview coverI am OBSESSED with Kanye West’s cover for the February issue of Interview magazine. I mean, can you take your eyes off it? Looking at how “Interview” appears on his forehead makes me want to wince. Yet, I can’t look away from the flames. Kim Kardashian is proud of it, too. She posted this picture on Instagram with this caption:

Kanye’s new Interview Magazine cover!!! So proud!!! Shot by Steven Klein, interviewed by Steve McQueen

Kanye’s interview with Steve McQueen really is quite something to read. Yes, he has some of the bravado we should just expect from Kanye, but he also seems genuine about his “art.” One disclosure that surprised me was Kanye’s art training.

Well, I’m a trained fine artist. I went to art school from the time I was 5 years old. I was, like, a prodigy out of Chicago. I’d been in national competitions from the age of 14. I got three scholarships to art schools—to St. Xavier, to the American Academy of Art, and to the Art Institute of Chicago—and I went to the American Academy of Art. So the joke that I’ve actually played on everyone is that the entire time, I’ve actually just been a fine artist. I just make sonic paintings, and these sonic paintings have led me to become whatever people think of when you say “Kanye West.”

Kanye also responded to the controversy surrounding ‘Bound 2.’

It’s a dream, and I think the controversy comes from the fact that I don’t think most people are comfortable with their own dreams, so it’s hard for them to be comfortable with other people’s dreams.

Um, okay- LOL. You can read Kanye’s interview at the magazine’s website. It really is a fascinating read!

Photo Courtesy of Kim Kardashian

Afternoon Links
With Kanye West’s Fur Coat

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Top 10 acts to see at Coachella (CelebrityCafe)

Kate Gosselin‘s totally awkward talk show appearance (Popbytes)

Emmy Rossum sizzles in Complex magazine photo shoot (popoholic)

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard…more on their engagement! (celebitchy)

First look at the Entourage movie! (ICYDK)

Friday fashion flashback! (Celebuzz)

Minka Kelly in Spandex! (Celebslam)

Julia Roberts thinks she’s Jack Nicholson (Bohomoth)

Beyonce is petty.  (Bossip)

KANYE WEST & KIM KARDASHIAN
Kanye Being Investigated For Assault

Kim & Kanye Dine Out At Mr Chow

Oh boy. Kanye West is being investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department for assault. A source close to Kim Kardashian reportedly told People:

“Kim was walking into a furniture meeting for their new home,” the source tells PEOPLE. “Kanye was there ahead of her for the meeting. So Kim gets there and walks into the building with a million paparazzi trailing her.”

TMZ said a man tried to help Kim get into the building and yelled at the paparazzi:

“F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs”

Kim reportedly chastised the man for using racial epithets, and the man then is said to have turned on her, saying:

“F**k you b**ch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid s**t.”

The source told People that then:

“At this point Kim was seriously afraid for her life. He was going nuts. Kanye came down to help her but then the guy ran into a chiropractic office so Kim and Kanye walked in after him.”

Now this is when the stories diverge. TMZ reports:

Sources say Kanye and Kim rushed into the waiting room of chiropractor Richard Hill and found the 18-year-old sitting there. Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, “We have it all on tape.”
Sources say the massage therapist in the office separated the 2 men. Beverly Hills cops were called and the 18-year-old said he wanted to press charges.

Meanwhile, the source told People:

The man verbally confronted West with obscenities, and at one point Kanye hit him – “barely,” the source insists.

So now Kanye is being investigated for assault. Whether Kim was afraid or not, if they pursued the man to confront him, then I can’t see how they can claim self-defense, even if the man’s words were VILE. Something tells me Kanye’s going to be getting his checkbook out, unfortunately. And only the night before (the night of the Golden Globes), Kanye and Kim had a nice dinner out.

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