One of the reasons the couple’s relationship works so well is due to the fact they are both (almost) equally famous and successful in their own right. But as the 32-year-old reality star continues to churn out more TV shows, clothing lines and the startings of an actual film career, West’s popularity is waning, according to The New York Daily News.
Sources tell the paper it’s the rapper’s relationship with Kardashian that has “tainted” his image, claiming that too many appearances on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and constant coverage in the tabloids and gossip blogs are devaluing his brand.
“His personal life is overpowering his music. Every time he plays, people are wondering if Kim is going to be there. It’s not a good thing for him, especially if he wants to be taken seriously,” an industry source told the NYDN, adding that West’s association with the reality star is also affecting his income.
According to one ticket broker, sales for the rapper’s upcoming show at Revel in Atlantic City aren’t anywhere near close to being sold out, and concert-goers revealed that a “massive portion” of the audience walked out during his performance at the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, to collectively diss the leather kilt he wore that night.
Sources claim that West isn’t happy with the direction things have been going, and he’s taking meetings with top-level industry executives on how to make his next move.
But despite reports that West’s career is taking a nose dive, it’s important to remember that he’s had a pretty good year. West placed 45th on Forbes’ 2012 list of the Most Powerful Celebrities, pulling in an estimated $35 million — and those six Grammy 2013 nominations don’t hurt either.
NY Daily News – An aspiring freaky flick star and her father were arrested Monday after a DNA test proved that they had a sexual relationship that resulted in a child, authorities said.
Tiffany Hartford, 23, and George Sayers Jr., 46, of Bethel, Conn. denied knowing that they were father and daughter. But information provided by Hartford’s ex-girlfriend suggests otherwise.
Hartford – who told police she wanted to star in adult film before she got pregnant – allegedly introduced Sayers to her ex-girlfriend as her “husband/father.”
The unidentified ex-girlfriend consented to having Sayers take photos and video of her and Hartford having sex, but not to the video’s distribution.
When she discovered Sayers was allegedly selling the videos for $40 and pictures for $5, she contacted the police, who launched an investigation in February, reported local newspaper The News-Times.
The footage is not considered child p0rn because the women were at least 16 at the time, said police.
Sayers’ computer allegedly held additional footage – uncovered during a police search – of Hartford posing sexually in provocative clothing.
Police allegedly uncovered that this was a case of incest when they analyzed the DNA of Hartford, Sayers and their child.
They pleaded not guilty to third degree sexual assault, obscenity and conspiracy to commit obscenity for the photo distribution.
Rihanna is donating 1,000 sleeping bags to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts through the New York Daily News.
The singer is also hosting a listening party for her new album Unapologetic at the 40/40 Club in New York on Friday, and fans are being asked to bring supplies like diapers, coats and blankets in order to gain admission.
“Rihanna & Friends” will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On Saturday, all items will be delivered to parts of the area still recovering from Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast last week.
Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to Sandy relief efforts, or CLICK HERE.
- Lady Gaga Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Red Cross Relief Efforts (gossipcop.com)
- Rihanna a rock star on Victoria’s Secret catwalk (metronews.ca)
- Hurricane Sandy: How you can volunteer and donate (travelmobsblog.wordpress.com)
- Rhode Island Baby Gear Company Sends Fleece Outerwear to Aid Mothers of Newborns Affected by Hurricane Sandy (prweb.com)
Joanne Trattoria was cited for eight separate sanitary infractions, including six “critical” ones, according to documents obtained by The Smoking Gun.
The Upper West Side eatery, which opened last February, is operated by Gaga’s parents Joseph and Cynthia Germanotta.
The October 2 inspection found problems such as inadequate “personal cleanliness,” a failure to protect food from a potential source of contamination, a worker not using the proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food, soiled wiping cloths, and insufficient washing of a food contact surface.
A restaurant given 28 violation points or more is typically awarded a “C” grade by officials.
Joanne Trattoria racked up 42 points, although it has not officially been assigned any grade yet.
Ha! Could Gaga’s wardrobe be made of contaminated meat?
- Lady Gaga’s NYC Restaurant Barely Passes Health Inspection (complex.com)
- Lady Gaga’s Parents’ Restaurant Called ‘Worse Than Herpes’ After Singer Claimed Weight Gain From Its Food (ibtimes.com)
- Lady Gaga blames father’s restaurant for weight gain (standard.co.uk)
- Lady Gaga’s Family Restaurant Worse Than “Herpes” According To Review (mix965houston.cbslocal.com)
Huff Po – The girl went to Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital in Indore last month, complaining she hadn’t been able to eat or drink for a few days. Upon examination, doctors discovered a hair ball weighting nearly four pounds stuck between her stomach and small intestine, the New York Daily News reported. Turns out the girl had a bad habit of eating her hair and chalk while in class, and the combination ended up stuffing her insides to the gills.
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. The thought alone grosses me out, so continuing to write about this is going to make me sick. Four pounds? That’s nasty.