On Tuesday's CNN Tonight, Entertainment Tonight's Nischelle Turner and liberal commentator Marc Lamont Hill defended rapper Kanye West's "I made that bitch famous" shot at Taylor Swift on his latest album. Turner claimed that West "raised her [Swift's] profile" when he stormed the stage during an infamous 2009 incident at the American Music Awards: "We started paying more attention to her then." Hill added, "He made her a lot more famous."
The best-known of the three declared presidential candidates for 2020 (not kidding) appears to be off to a good start as a leftist politician in love with deficit spending.
According to a celebrity income estimate maintained by Forbes Magazine, rapper Kanye West has earned well over $200 million during the past 12 years. Saturday evening, he tweeted that he is carrying "$53 million in personal debt," and asked his fans to "Please pray we overcome." West's use of "we" is interesting, given that he is married to Kim Kardashian, who, again according to Forbes, earned $52.5 million in 2015 alone. Is it really possible that West's completely undeserved free ride from the press, which goes back over a decade, may finally end?
Left-wing Apple is huge and popular with the technorati. It became the world’s first company worth $700 billion, and was once rich enough to buy the entire island of Cyprus. But Apple said it can only afford to pay musicians pennies an hour for streaming their music, approximately 27 times less than Chinese factory workers earned making the Apple Watch.
Apple came under intense criticism after singer Taylor Swift complained about the company’s plan to pay artists nothing in some cases. ABC, CBS and NBC all highlighted Swift’s fight. None of them pointed out Apple’s hypocrisy as a prominent left-wing company that pays musicians peanuts.
In her May 19 piece, "Maxim Just Became Your New Feminist Bible," Daily Beast writer Emily Shire hailed the men's magazine for selecting musician Taylor Swift as the cover girl for its latest edition, containing a "Hot List" of female celebrities. Shire was delighted at the choice of Swift and of the photo itself which "emphasizes Swift’s piercing, brooding eyes" and hold her forth as "a woman rather than a set of breasts—and a successful woman, at that."
But all the same, Shire wishes Maxim might be a little bit, well, bolder and make say actress Lena Dunham or presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the cover girl.
Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. Swift, who was named the world's sixth most powerful celebrity by Forbes magazine, has commendably performed numerous acts of charity since moving into her $20 million Tribeca residence last year, including visits with sick children at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The age and cultural divide notwithstanding (she's 25, I'm not, and Elvis was my adolescent icon), I like Taylor Swift, but her money would have been better invested with much higher returns somewhere other than the dreadful New York City public schools, whose problems are not the result of insufficient funding.
"Chances are, if you're naming your blog after a Taylor Swift album, your judgment's already suspect."
That's Salon dismissing two teen girls, in a piece on the Girl Scouts and its liberal feminist tendencies. And, as it happens, the line itself actually speaks to the heart of the problem.
Rap star Kanye West bashed former President George W. Bush on Saturday while apologizing to country singer Taylor Swift for his appalling behavior at last year's MTV Video Awards.
Our story begins with West making a fool of himself - again! - when he interrupted Swift last September during her acceptance speech for best female music video of 2009 (right).
With the 2010 Awards quickly approaching, West must have felt it necessary to make amends.
As People.com reported moments ago, West took to Twitter early Saturday morning issuing a bizarre stream of consciousness apology:
Remember the idiot who four years ago shortly after Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans said on national television that "George Bush doesn't care about black people?"
Well, on Sunday night, rapper Kanye West made a fool of himself again, this time storming the stage at MTV's Video Music Awards and interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech for winning this year's Best Female Video.
In front of a stunned crowd, West said singer Beyoncé was more deserving of the award.
As reported by Rolling Stone (video embedded below the fold):