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Kim Kardashian has joined the elite club of the super-rich by achieving billionaire status.

The reality star’s net worth reached $1 billion thanks to her cosmetics and clothing interests as well as income from TV, endorsement deals and investments, Forbes business magazine says.

Kim Kardashian, 40, is now one of the 2,755 figures on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos leads the pack with a net worth of $177 billion.

Other Americans added over the past year include Bumble dating app founder Whitney Wolfe Herd ($1.3 billion), filmmaker Tyler Perry ($1 billion) and Miriam Adelson ($38.2 billion), widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson.

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Kim Kardashian’s estranged husband Kanye West is already on the list ($1.8 billion) but her half-sister, Kylie Jenner, was removed last May by Forbes. The magazine alleged her family had inflated the value of her cosmetics business.

Forbes calculated that Kim Kardashian’s worth had risen to $1 billion from $780 million in October 2020 thanks especially to her stakes in the KKW Beauty cosmetics business and the Skims shapewear company.

KKW Beauty was launched in 2017 and Skims just two years ago after the initial brand name Kimono was dropped following accusations of cultural appropriation.

Kim Kardashian sold 20% of KKW Beauty to cosmetics giant Coty last year for $200 million, in a deal valuing the business at $1 billion.

Her most recent project Skims offers underwear and loungewear in the founder’s signature minimalist style, and has proven successful during the work-from-home era.

Kim Kardashian has used her huge social media presence (213 million followers on Instagram; 69.7 million followers on Twitter) during the coronavirus lockdowns to promote Skims loungewear.


Kanye West has deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts, which had tens of millions of followers.

The reasons why were unclear but last November the rapper ended a tour early.

Kanye West had accused fellow rapper Jay-Z of trying to kill him and walked off stage after announcing he would vote for Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian, remains on Twitter and has 51 million followers.

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She has been promoting her and her husband’s children’s clothing line.

Shortly after Kanye West’s accounts were deactivated, Kim Kardashian tweeted that he had hand drawn a logo for the clothing line.

Fans responded by pleading with her to persuade Kanye West to return.

The rapper had already adopted a quieter approach to social media earlier this year and reportedly deleted some of his previous pro-Trump tweets.

Kanye West’s breakdown also came after Kim Kardashian was robbed of jewellery worth an estimated €10 million ($10.5 million) in Paris in October 2016.


Kanye West will not perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, which is a “traditionally American” event, chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee Tom Barrack has said.

There has been speculation since Kanye West told a concert crowd he would have voted for Donald Trump – if he had voted – and then turned up at Trump Tower.

However, Tom Barrack told CNN the ceremony is “not the venue” for the rapper.

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The chief organizer said Kanye West is “a great guy” but “we haven’t asked him”.

Tom Barrack said: “He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue.

“The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it’s perfect, it’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.”


French authorities have arrested 16 people in connection with October 2016 armed robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris, officials say.

According to officials, at the time that Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint by at least two men dressed as police officers.

The men entered her luxury apartment before tying her up and locking her in the bathroom.

They escaped with an estimated €10 million ($10.5 million) in jewellery.

The people arrested on January 9 are believed to be mostly in their 50s, with the oldest aged 72, French media report.

French police said that traces of DNA left at the scene led to the arrests.

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The individuals were held in early morning raids in the Paris region, Normandy and the French Riviera following three months of investigations.

“One of the DNA samples matched an individual known to police for robbery and criminal offences,” French police said.

Kim Kardashian, who is married to Kanye West, said she feared she was going to be killed at the time. The reality star was left badly shaken but unhurt.

“They’re going to shoot me in the back,” Kim Kardashian is heard telling her sisters in a promotional clip for the new season of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

The 36-year-old reality star, who became a household name thanks to the reality TV series, was in the French capital at the time of the robbery for Paris Fashion Week, with her mother Kris Jenner and her sister Kendall Jenner.

Kanye West was overseas in New York, performing on stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival, when the robbery happened on October 3. He abruptly ended his set, telling fans: “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show.”

The robbery caused a storm on social media with a number of celebrities sharing messages of support.


Kanye West has been released from hospital more than a week after he was admitted with exhaustion.

The rapper left UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles with Kim Kardashian and his doctor, Michael Farzam, multiple reports say.

Kanye West, 39, was admitted to hospital on November 21 suffering from “temporary psychosis due to sleep deprivation and dehydration”, said TMZ.

People magazine also quoted a source saying Kanye West was “home, getting some rest”.

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Meanwhile, both CNN and the Los Angeles Times reported that he had left the UCLA Medical Center.

The LAPD responded to a report of a disturbance last week but later said it was a “medical emergency”.

Kanye West was admitted to hospital a day after he canceled his Saint Pablo tour after a series of rants on-stage.

The rapper ended a concert after four songs in Sacramento, California, before canceling a performance in LA a day later hours before he was due on stage.

Kanye West spent 10 minutes talking to the crowd about Beyonce, Jay Z, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg during another show.

Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian’s half-sister, said the family had been praying for Kanye West as she spoke to reporters at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in Paris.

Talking about Kanye West’s condition, Kendall Jenner told Entertainment Tonight: “Yes, of course [he’ll be OK].

“Everyone’s OK. Everyone is doing OK, [we’re] just praying.”

Meanwhile a E! Network representative said in a statement that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show is “currently in production and has not been halted”.


Kanye West angered his fans by cutting short a Sacramento concert after performing only three songs.

He ended the show after ranting on stage and then walking off.

Kanye West had a go at Beyonce and Jay Z, as well as Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg.

The rapper was only three songs into his concert last night – which is part of his Saint Pablo Tour – before he stopped to air his views.

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“Get ready to have a field day press because the show’s over,” Kanye West said before dropping his mic as the crowd booed.

It’s not clear what the exact point of Kanye West’s latest monologue was, but part of it was directed at Beyonce – who hasn’t responded in any way.

Kanye West accused Beyonce of not wanting to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year unless she won an award.

“Beyonce I was hurt because I heard you said you wouldn’t perform unless you won video of the year over me,” he said.

The rapper brought Kid Cudi on stage to perform Father Stretch My Hands and Waves, but fans were disappointed when the concert was cut short.

It’s only two nights since Kanye West told the audience at a concert in San Jose that if he had voted in the elections it would have been for Donald Trump.

Kim Kardashian’s husband was booed then too and despite the fact fans are used to his outbursts it’s prompted some to question the rapper’s actions.

After venting at Beyonce, Kanye West then appeared to be annoyed with her husband for not phoning him.

“Jay Z, call me, bruh. You still ain’t call me Jay Z, call me,” he pleaded.

“Just call me. Talk to me like a man.”

Some in the audience had had enough and many tweeted about wanting their money back.

Kanye West did concede that he didn’t particularly want to upset anyone.

“Now, don’t go trying to diss Beyonce, she is great. Taylor Swift is great,” he said.

“We are all great people, we are all equal. But sometimes, we be playing the politics too much and forgetting who we are just to win.”


Kanye West has told an audience in San Jose he would have opted for Donald Trump if he had voted.

“I told you I didn’t vote,” the rapper said.

“But I didn’t tell you… if I would’ve voted, I would’ve voted on Trump.”

Angry fans responded by booing Kim Kardashian’s husband and throwing items on stage.

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Kanye West said he had “loved the debates” between Donald Trump and rival Hillary Clinton and that his “approach was absolutely genius because it… worked”.

He also asked for people to “stop focusing on racism”, saying: “This world is racist, okay. Let’s stop being distracted to focus on that as much. We are in a racist country – period.”

However, Kanye West said his preference did not mean he was any less supportive of women’s rights and the Black Lives Matter movement.

In footage uploaded on social media, Kanye West can be heard saying: “That don’t mean I don’t believe in these things because that is the guy I would’ve voted for.”

Kanye West, 39, was performing in San Jose, California, on November 17 as part of his Saint Pablo tour. His next concert will be held in Sacramento, California, on November 19.

At 2015 MTV Music Video Awards, Kanye West announced that he planned to run for president in 2020.


Kim Kardashian has decided to drop a court case against celebrity gossip website Media TakeOut that claimed she staged an armed robbery in Paris.

The reality star’s lawyer said the two sides had resolved the issue.

Kim Kardashian, 35, said she would take MediaTakeOut to court but has dropped the case after it issued an apology.

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Media TakeOut reported Kim Kardashian had faked being robbed at gunpoint at a luxury apartment in Paris earlier this month.

The site also accused the reality star of making a fraudulent insurance claim for millions of dollars of jewellery.

According to French police, Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint by at least two men dressed as police officers who stole a box containing jewellery worth up to $6.7 million.

Her husband, Kanye West, was on stage at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York at the time of the robbery.

Kanye West ended his set as soon as he heard the news, telling fans: “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show.”

A spokeswoman for Kim Kardashian said she was “badly shaken but physically unharmed”.

Some have suggested she had made herself vulnerable by revealing her location and posting photos of jewellery in the days before the attack.

Kim Kardashian has since been virtually silent on social media with her only appearance coming on her birthday when Caitlyn Jenner posted a picture with her on Instagram.


Kim Kardashian is suing celebrity gossip website Media TakeOut and its founder for claiming that she faked being the victim of a robbery in Paris last week.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for defamation and names both Media TakeOut and Fred Mwangaguhunga.

Kim Kardashian was tied up by gun-wielding robbers who broke into a Paris flat earlier this month, police say.

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They made off with jewelery worth about $10 million.

The lawsuit filed in federal court in New York said that after being “the victim of a horrific and traumatic armed robbery in France, Kim Kardashian returned to the US only to again be victimized, but this time by an online gossip tabloid that published a series of articles in early October 2016 referring to her as a liar and thief”.

The articles, the lawsuit said, “claimed, without any factual support whatsoever, that Kardashian faked the robbery, lied about the violent assault, and then filed a fraudulent claim with her insurance company to bilk her carrier out of millions of dollars”.

Fred Mwangaguhunga refused to publish a retraction and an apology “for calling her a liar and a criminal”, the lawsuit added.

Media TakeOut has so far not commented.

Kim Kardashian, 35, who is married to rapper Kanye West, became a household name thanks to the reality TV series Keeping up with the Kardashians.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have chosen the name of their newborn son Saint’s godmother.

“Kim and Kanye both feel that Kourtney is really perfect to be Saint’s godmother,” an insider told the Hollywood Gossip.

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Kourtney Kardashian recently launched her own motherhood-oriented mobile app and is the proud mother of Mason, 5, Penelope, 3 and Reign, 1.

“Kourtney was just the obvious choice for her son. Kim really wants all of her sisters to be involved in her children’s lives,” the insider said.

Khloe Kardashian became the godmother of Kim’s first child, North, 2, when she was baptized in Jerusalem.

As for the godfather, Kim Kardashian has reportedly made her choice but has yet to reveal it to her family.


Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have revealed they named their newborn son Saint West.

The 35-year-old reality star gave birth to her second child on December 5, three weeks before his due date.

Sources reportedly told E!News Kim Kardashian and Kanye West decided upon the religious name as they wanted to show how much of a “blessing” their son is after Kim’s “difficult pregnancy”.

She has made no secret that she doesn’t enjoy pregnancy and had a complicated birth due to her suffering from something called placenta accreta – when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterus.

The condition – which has the potential to cause severe blood loss after delivery – made the birth “the most painful experience ever”, TMZ reported.

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Kim Kardashian’s doctor’s needed an extra few hours to deal with the placenta issues, but the mum still managed to have a natural birth instead of a c-section, something which is believed to be recommended if suffering from the condition, according to the website.

The reality star, who described her second pregnancy as the “worst experience”, also suffered from it with daughter North and previously revealed she may have to have a hysterectomy after she gave birth to her son because of the condition.

Shortly before welcoming her son, a relieved Kim Kardashian told fans her unborn baby was no longer in the breech position.

Kim Kardashian previously revealed that doctors had attempted to turn her son around but failed and she was considering having a “painful and scary” medical procedure.

“This weekend, I checked into the hospital and underwent a procedure called an ECV (External Cephalic Version, or a Version), which is done to manually turn the baby from a breech position to a head-down position,” she wrote on her website last week.

“They gave me an IV with medication to relax my uterus, and then three doctors attempted to work together to turn the baby.”

Kim Kardashian went on to explain: “There was a risk that my water might break or the baby’s heart rate could drop – in which case, an emergency C-section would then take place. I went in with my sisters and my husband. I was prepared for it all!”

“They don’t give you any pain medication, and let me tell you: This was soooooo painful. Probably more painful than childbirth.

“BUT it worked!!! My baby is in the right position and it feels so good to not have the stress of thinking I need a C-section.”


Kim Kardashian and her husband, rapper Kanye West, have welcomed the arrival of their baby boy.

Kim Kardashian confirmed the news on her website with a statement saying: “To our fans, Kanye and I welcome our baby boy! Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.”

The newborn is the second child for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Their first child, daughter North West, was born in June 2013.

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Kim Kardashian announced she was pregnant again in an episode of her Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality show at the end of May.

The reality star revealed their second child would be a boy in a tweet on Father’s Day: “You’re such a good daddy to North & you will be the best daddy to our new son too!”

No news on the name yet, but Kim Kardashian has previously said South West was not in the running.

“I don’t like South West… North will always, you know, be better and be more… she has a better direction,” Kim Kardashian said in an interview with National Public Radio in America.

Kim Kardashian tweeted a photo of her baby bump hours before the birth writing: “Ready whenever you are lol.”


Kanye West said he will run for president in 2020 as he received the lifetime achievement award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

During his rambling speech, Kanye West said: “I have decided in 2020 to run for president.”

Cheered on by his wife Kim Kardashian, Kanye West got an extended standing ovation when he was picking up the Video Vanguard lifetime achievement award.

The rapper also appeared to confess to smoking weed before taking the stage.

“I will die for the art, for what I believe in and I ain’t always gonna be polite.

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“I rolled up a little something. I got the answer. We’re the millenials bro.”

Taylor Swift won video of the year for Bad Blood.

She also took best pop video for Blank Space.

Taylor Swift was crowned queen of the MTV Video Music Awards.

She won four of her 10 nominations, including Video of the Year for Bad Blood with Kendrick Lamar and Best Pop Video for Blank Space.

She also buried the hatchet with rapper Nicki Minaj, embracing her former rival on stage during a brief version of Bad Blood.

The show was hosted by Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus released her new album for free after coming off stage.


Kanye West has performed at this year’s Glastonbury festival, telling fans he is “the greatest living rock star on the planet”.

The rapper’s headline booking had caused some controversy and his performance divided opinion among the crowd on site.

Kanye West opened with number one hit Stronger and performed on a largely bare stage with a bank of white lights above.

His set was briefly interrupted by a stage invasion by British comedian and prankster Lee Nelson.

The prankster, real name Simon Brodkin, wrote on Twitter: “Some people were saying Kanye shouldn’t headline Glastonbury so I thought I’d give him a hand.”

Lee Nelson was swiftly bundled off stage by a security guard and Kanye West resumed his song Black Skinhead.

At one point, Kanye West left the stage to travel above the heads of the crowd in the cradle of a cherry picker for the songs Touch the Sky and All of the Lights.

His performance came after more than 134,000 people signed a petition objecting to his booking, and Glastonbury organizer Emily Eavis had death threats on Twitter from a disgruntled fan.

Kanye West’s appearance was one of the weekend’s biggest talking points.

The rapper is one of the biggest names in popular music, with 21 Grammy Awards under his belt and 11 million albums sold in the US alone.

However, Kanye West is notoriously erratic and uncompromising, comparing himself to figures including Jesus and Leonardo Da Vinci, and occasionally launching into long mid-set rants.Kanye West interrupted by Lee Nelson at Glastonbury

He kept his mid-song chat relatively short at Glastonbury.

Kanye West did not directly address the pre-show debate, simply telling fans: “Thank you for coming out tonight.”

The online petition had called for Kanye West to be dropped from the Glastonbury bill and be replaced by a rock band. But the rapper has labelled the petition “an insult to music fans all over the world”.

At one stage Kanye West was joined on stage by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to perform their song Lost In The World.

Afterwards, Kanye West revealed that the song had been inspired by his wife, Kim Kardashian, who was watching the show.

He said: “This song was extra special for me. I was trying to explain to a girl I loved so much how much I loved her. She brought this poetry out in me that became the lyrics and she ended up becoming my wife and she’s here tonight.”

Kanye West put the focus firmly back on himself when, before introducing one of his biggest hits, Gold Digger, he said: “I’m going to say this tonight because 20 years from now, 30 years from now, 40 years from now, I might not be able to say it, but I can say it tonight… You are now watching the greatest living rock star on the planet.”

He followed Pharrell Williams, who played crowd-pleasing tunes including Happy, Blurred Lines and Get Lucky on the Pyramid Stage.

Pharrell Williams was joined by a group of children on stage to dance to Get Lucky.

Other acts performing on Saturday included Burt Bacharach, George Ezra and Paloma Faith.

Celebrities spotted at the festival included Adele, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Lewis Hamilton, Stella McCartney and James Corden.

The weather on the Somerset site brightened up on Saturday following Friday’s rain, although more showers are forecast for Sunday.

The Who will close the festival on Sunday, Lionel Richie will perform in the festival’s now-established Sunday afternoon legends slot and Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama will visit the festival’s Green Fields.


Glastonbury’s main stages are opening for the first day of the music festival.

Festival’s fans are hoping the weather does not dampen spirits.

Light rain is forecast for parts of the day, but festival goers may escape without the Somerset site turning too muddy.

Choreographer Michael Clark’s dance company will open the main Pyramid Stage.

The day will end with Florence and the Machine in the headline slot.

Florence Welch has replaced Foo Fighters, who pulled out when frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.Glastonbury 2015 first day

The identity of the act that will fill the vacant slot before Florence has not been announced – and organizers hope to keep it secret until the performers step on stage.

However, organizer Emily Eavis did reveal that it is a band who have never played the Pyramid Stage and were not otherwise due to play at Glastonbury this year.

“There is definitely something filling that gap but under no circumstances will it be announced,” she said.

“Luckily it’s been a proper secret, a proper surprise, which actually is quite hard to do now because things get out.

“But there are only about four people other than the band that know about this. Even people that work on the festival don’t know about it.

“They’re coming because they want to play Glastonbury and they’ve never done it before on the Pyramid Stage. That’s all I’m saying.”

Friday’s acts include:

  • Heavy rock legends Motorhead will make their Glastonbury debut on the Pyramid Stage
  • Mark Ronson will bring special guests including Boy George and Daniel Merriweather to the Other Stage
  • Russian punk band Pussy Riot will speak on stage about their opposition to President Vladimir Putin
  • The Charlatans are the “special guests” who will open the Other Stage
  • Scottish pop star Lulu will appear on the Avalon Stage

The decision to promote Florence and the Machine to headline status was criticized by some fans, but Emily Eavis said she made the decision “straight away” after Foo Fighters pulled out.

“This is her moment. She’s had a number one record in America, a number one record here, and she’s on fire.”

The choice of Saturday’s headliner also caused consternation.

More than 134,000 people signed a petition complaining about Kanye West’s appearance, and Emily Eavis even received death threats.

Emily Eavis said she did not take them seriously.

“In the Twitter world it’s very easy to think things are serious because you hear a voice quite loudly,” she said.

“But you realize it’s just one, and most people who come here are so open-minded and so up for it.

“I’m seeing a lot of Kanye T-shirts about. It was just an unfortunate amount of publicity for a petition from a guy who’d never been here before.”

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the Dalai Lama will make an appearance in the Green Fields on Sunday, June 28.

However, it is not clear whether Professor Stephen Hawking, who is due to appear in the Kidz Field, will attend the festival as planned.

Some 177,000 people are due on site during the weekend. Tickets, costing £225 ($360), sold out in 26 minutes last October.


Kim Kardashian has just announced her second baby will be a boy in a Father’s Day tweet.

The reality star, who is expected to give birth in early December, previously talked about speculation over her second baby’s name being “ridiculous” but has ruled out naming the boy after another compass direction.

Speaking to National Public Radio in America, Kim Kardashian said South West wasn’t in the running to follow North.Kim Kardashian pregnant with second baby

“I don’t like South West… North will always, you know, be better and be more… she has a better direction,” Kim Kardashian said.

“So I wouldn’t do that. I don’t think we’ll go with another direction.”

Kim Kardashian, 34, revealed that she was expecting her second child during an episode of reality show, Keeping Up the Kardashians.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West was born in June 2013.

Kim Kardashian says all the speculation about the new baby’s name is “ridiculous”.

“Everyone keeps on saying South and I think it’s so stupid,” she said.

“Stupidest thing ever and just ridiculous.”

Kim Kardashian has also been uploading Instagram photos from North West’s baptism in Jerusalem.


Kim Kardashian has revealed her second baby with Kanye West is a boy.

Kim Kardashian, 34, revealed the news on Father’s Day, tweeting on June 21: “You’re such a good daddy to North and you will be the best daddy to our new son too!”

The reality star first let people know she was pregnant on her show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had their first child, daughter North West, in June 2013.Kim Kardashian second baby

She is expected to give birth in early December.

Kim Kardashian has previously talked about speculation over the new baby’s name being “ridiculous” but has ruled out naming the boy after another compass direction.

Speaking to National Public Radio in America, Kim Kardashian said South West wasn’t in the running to follow North.

“I don’t like South West… North will always, you know, be better and be more… she has a better direction,” Kim Kardashian said.

It’s been a dramatic few weeks for the show with pregnancy news and Kim Kardashian’s step-mother Caitlyn Jenner going through the transition process from a male to a female.

On her Twitter feed Kim Kardashian spoke about spending Father’s Day with Kanye West and their daughter North.

“Your bond is so irreplaceable! Thank u for being such a good dad! We ❤️ &appreciate u so much! So blessed to have u.”


Kim Kardashian has revealed in the May 31 midseason finale of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she is pregnant with her second child with Kanye West.

Kim Kardashian, 34, has confirmed the exciting news to her family, in the scenes teasing the second half of KUWTK‘s season: “I just got the blood test back and I am pregnant!”

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Before the episode aired, Kim Kardashian took to Twitter saying: Who is excited for tonight’s KUWTK finale?!?!?! There’s some exciting news to share so make sure you tune in!!!!!”

Kim Kardashian, the mom of daughter North West, 23 months, has been vocal about her struggle to conceive a second child. The reality star even allowed KUWTK cameras to document her visits with a fertility doctor throughout season 10.


Taylor Swift is the big winner of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, winning eight of the 14 categories in which she was nominated.

Among Taylor Swift’s prizes were best female artist, best streaming song for Shake It Off and the ceremony’s top honor, artist of the year.

Sam Smith won best new artist – and accepted his trophy using flash cards after having vocal surgery.

Kanye West was booed as he closed the show with a medley of hits.

Audience members jeered as Kanye West’s sisters-in-law, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, introduced his set; and the booing continued during his performance.

Surrounded by pyrotechnics and largely in the shadows, Kanye West’s delivery on All Day and Black Skinhead was angry and intense. And while some disapproved, other fans could be seen pumping their fists to the tracks.

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TV audiences were also left mystified as the first minute of his set was censored by broadcasters ABC – reminiscent of Kanye West’s performance at the Brit Awards earlier this year.

Other artists were more favorably received, with Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea receiving a standing ovation for the first performance of their new song, Pretty Girls.

Simple Minds took to the stage to perform Don’t You Forget About Me, marking the 30th anniversary of teen movie The Breakfast Club, which featured the song in its closing moments.

One Direction came away with two trophies, for best group and best touring artist, dedicating the latter to “our brother Zayn” Malik, who left the band in March.

Taylor Swift opened the show with the premiere of her star-studded new video, Bad Blood – which features the likes of Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, Jessica Alba and Cindy Crawford.

The singer, who has successfully transitioned from country artist to pop star, accepted the prize for best album by thanking the fans who “embraced change”.

“I love you so much, more than I will be able to say to you,” Taylor Swift said.

Sam Smith, who is recovering from throat surgery, sent his acceptance message in a special video.

He held up a series of cards, reading: “Thank you Billboard for this incredible honor. Secondly, thank you to my amazing fans. It’s times like this that I realize how lucky I am to have you in my life.

“I can’t wait to get this surgery out of the way so I can sing my ass off for you again.”

Iggy Azalea won top rap song for Fancy, her collaboration with Charli XCX, while John Legend won Top radio song for All Of Me.

Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass was named top digital song and top Hot 100 song, recognizing its US chart performance.

Coldplay won best rock album for Ghost Stories, while Irish singer Hozier picked up best rock song for Take Me To Church.

In tribute to the late singer Ben E King, rock band Imagine Dragons performed Stand By Me to an audience that included the late singer’s daughters and granddaughters.

Presenter Ludacris also gave a touching tribute to blues star BB King, who died on May 15.


Kanye West was mobbed by dozens of fans after jumping into Swan Lake during a concert in Armenia.

Kim Kardashian’s husband had been giving a free concert in the capital, Yerevan.Kanye West jumps into lake during Armenia concert

Security and police plucked Kanye West out of the scrum as photographers waded into Swan Lake to capture the melee.

Kanye West has been in Armenia with Kim Kardashian on a high-profile trip to connect with her family’s heritage.

Kim Kardashian seemed impressed with her husband’s exploits, tweeting: “Thousands of people were there! Kanye jumped in swan lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side & so many people jumped in too!”


Justin Bieber has announced he is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on his new album.

In an interview with USA Today this week, Justin Bieber, 21, said his new material would be more mature after a few years of making the wrong sort of headlines.

“I don’t want to say it’s different because that’s what everyone says,” the singer said.

“But it is different, it’s a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked.”

Justin Bieber said he was turning his life around, echoing comments he made at the filming of his Comedy Central Roast last month.

“My whole direction has changed,” he said.Justin Bieber works with Kanye West on new album

“What you are thinking about all the time is what you write, and now that I’m thinking about more positive things, it completely changes my music.”

Justin Bieber has worked with Kanye West before on the rapper’s track, Yeezus.

His manager Scooter Braun tweeted news that he was working with Slayer and Jay Z’s producer Rick Rubin in January.

Justin Bieber told the publication that he had to re-record some of the music on his new album because it didn’t sound right.

“[The album] was done but it didn’t match up to where I am now and where my head’s at,” he said.

“I want to tell my story, but I also want to give people hope. I lost hope for a while, I was in a dark place, but it’s about getting out of that rut.

“It’s about knowing there’s sunshine on the other side.”

In June 2014, Justin Bieber said sorry after footage of him leaked using the n-word while telling a joke about the Ku Klux Klan.

He was charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario.

He was also serving two years probation for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in LA.

Justin Bieber says the lyrics on the follow-up to 2012’s Believe are about growing up, life experience and faith.

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As Glastonbury festival organizers announced that Kanye West will headline this year festival’s Saturday lineup, outraged fans are already demanding that rapper be dumped from the lineup.

According to a Change.org petition signed by more than 21,000 people as of Tuesday afternoon, it’s because “Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world” and not “deserving.”Glastonbury fans petition against Kanye West's headlining slot

“Cancel Kanye West’s slot and get a rock band,” the petition demanded.

It then added: “We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment.”

For the record, Foo Fighters are headlining Friday night’s Glastonbury lineup.

In 2008, there was an outcry over Jay-Z being the first rapper to headline Glastonbury, apparently because he wasn’t “rock” enough to handle the top slot on the bill.

However, anyone on the Internet can sign this petition, regardless of whether they’re going to Glastonbury or even live in the UK. So these 21,000-and-counting signatures don’t exclusively come from Glastonbury fest-goers.


Kanye West will headline this year’s Glastonbury festival performing on the Pyramid stage on Saturday night, organizer Emily Eavis has confirmed.

Emily Eavis has tweeted: “We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid stage!”

The Foo Fighters had already been confirmed as Friday night’s headliners, while the main act for the Sunday night has yet to be announced.

Tickets for Glastonbury 2015 sold out in less than 30 minutes in October 2014.

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Music fans paid £225 ($340) for a ticket to the festival held at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Back in 2008, Noel Gallagher claimed it was “wrong” to have a hip-hop headliner when Jay-Z performed on the Saturday.

Today’s announcement seemed to have passed Kanye West by at first as he spent much of it tweeting topless pictures of his wife.

Kanye West, 37, has since acknowledged the announcement tweeting: “Excited to announce I’m headlining Pyramid stage Saturday night @glastofest this year.”


Ray J has entered the Amber Rose vs. Kardashians war after Rose referenced his infamous tape with Kim Kardashian.

The singer took to Instagram and posted the famous moment in The Godfather Part III when Michael Corleone declares: “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in!”

Few days ago, Amber Rose slammed the Kardashian family in an interview, calling Kim “fake” and saying Tyga should be ashamed for dating “baby” Kylie Jenner, who is 17 years old.Amber Rose and Ray J

Khloe Kardashian then attacked Amber Rose, telling her to “stop talking” about the family and pointing out that Rose was a stripper when she was 15.

Amber Rose fired back, claiming she was just trying to support her family, much as Kim Kardashian did when she and Ray J made their famous tape.

On February 20, Kanye West reignited the war of words with a Power 105 “Breakfast Club” sit-down, during which he joked about Amber Rose: “If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her, there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose, you know what I’m saying?”

Kanye West then called Amber Rose dirty, declaring: “It’s very hard for a woman to want to be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim.”

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After Kanye West joked during The Breakfast Club interview on February 20 that he “had to take 30 showers” after dating Amber Rose before Kim Kardashian would be with him, Rose fired back on Twitter.

“If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her there wouldn’t be an Amber Rose,” Kanye West said during radio interview.

“It’s very hard for a woman to wanna be with someone that’s with Amber Rose. I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim,” the rapper said.

Referring to Kim Kardashian’s infamous tape, Amber Rose wrote on Twitter: “Wait 30 showers? But Kim let Ray J… on her…. Never mind.”

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She continued: “@kanyewest This is my moment to let the world know who u really are and the things you’ve done to me.

“After all these years I never snitched on u and I don’t plan on starting now. We once loved each other so I won’t do u like that. I’ll leave that up to the Kartrashians to humiliate u when they’re done with u.”

Amber Rose went on: “I’m always so quiet and just a cool fun girl. The funny thing is I’m all for a woman making something out of nothing. Ppl make mistakes in life trust me I have. But when u bully other ppl and ur not perfect its so f—–. I own up to every piece of my life.”

The feud between Amber Rose and the Kardashians flared up recently when Rose called Kim “fake” and said Tyga should be “ashamed” for dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner.

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