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Anna Wintour Responds To KimYe Vogue Cover Backlash

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Let’s just say there has been a lot of harsh criticism for the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue cover that was recently revealed. If you weren’t on Twitter last night, you missed the big fat slams and the whole backlash over the selection of these two for the cover of Vogue.

But Editor Anna Wintour knew it was going to happen so her editor’s letter explained WHY she chose these two fame lovers to photograph AND put on the cover.

She wrote, “Part of the pleasure of editing ‘Vogue,’ one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)”

She went on to say, “As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue‘s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true. There’s barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven’t been able to master, and for good reason: Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.”

She can say what she wants about these two, but you know what? Vogue, in my opinion, has been all about classiness and high fashion and Anna Wintour has stooped down to a new low. Kanye HAD TO HAVE paid a pretty penny for this shoot.

And Annie Liebovitz, WHY?!!!, just WHY!!!!???

M Rod and Cara Delevingne Getting SERIOUS, Marriage Next?

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Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne just can’t get enough of each other. And all along, I thought this was just a little fling that would last a hot minute. But apparently these two are inseparable.

Rumors are swirling that the pair is planning a big trip to music fest Coachella which is set to take place in California in mid-April.

A source is is saying that the couple is getting “serious”. “They’ve already been away as a couple to Thailand and now want to go to their first festival together,” the insider told The Sun. “Cara is a big festival-goer and this is a dry run for Glastonbury. She loves the Somerset event and wants to take Michelle this year to experience it too.”

It may have only been a few months of togetherness for these two, but don’t be surprised if a big fat ring shows on one of their fingers soon…even if for show!

Sure they do look good together, but for some reason I just don’t see this ending well. These two are BOTH hard partiers and a tad on the cray cray side.

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YE DID IT: Kanye Gets Baby Mama Kim Kardashian On Cover Of Vogue

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Check out this Kim and Kanye Vogue cover, y’all.

Peeps were saying she’d never make it but Kim Kardashian has landed the cover of Vogue magazine…with the help of Yeezus, of course. And he is also on the cover, but that is besides the point. That’s right, Kanye has made it happen. He managed to get the porn/reality show star on one of the most prestigious magazine covers in the world. VOGUE. Yeah, VOGUE! WTF, Anna Wintour!

Welp so much for everyone’s rant about how she will never be on the cover because she is a reality star and porn star. See guys, it helps to give it up to a rap superstar and trap him for life. Dreams do come true!

But that’s not all…baby North got her own shots in the magazine as well!

This is all kind of crazy to me. All I can ask right now is WHY?!!!! How much money did Kanye pay to get on this cover?

CELEB SPOTTING: Beyoncé Visits Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

Every place she goes on The Mrs. Carter World Tour, Beyoncé  makes sure that she takes time out to experience the culture of the city she’s touring in! Amsterdam was no different as she and husband Jay-Z visited the Anne Frank House,  hours after Bey’s performance at the city’s Ziggo Dome.

According to the museum’s Facebook page, they spent “more than an hour inside and very impressed by their visit to the hiding place of Anne Frank.” The museum also posted a shot of the singer writing a message in the guestbook.

Beyoncé, notoriously known for sharing her life through pics on Instagram, shared some shots on the social media site too!

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So awesome! I love these pictures. Needless to say Anne Frank is a huge figure in world history, and it’s cool that Bey and Jay took some time out to visit. Hopefully, one day in my travels, I’ll get to go there too!

Images via Beyoncé / Instagram

Madonna Releases Promo Video for MDNA Skin Care Line

Time to get pretty! Madonna has officially released a video promoting her MDNA skin care line!

In the black-and-white video, Madonna says, “Having good skin is important to me but so are other things.” She continues without much explanation about what the line actually has: “I’ve spent hours on it. Months on it. Years on it. MDNA. Transformation. Enigmatic. Substance. Connection. Revolution. Spirit. Intuition. Magic. Mystical. Ambition. Infinity. Immortal.”

The three-part skin care line created with MTG beauty company consists of a Chrome Clay Mask, Skin Rejuvinator, and The Serum. Too bad we’ll never see it in the States! Unfortunately for everyone, the line is only being sold in Japan! After all this?! You can still check out the video for MDNA below!

The video is a little weird, but I can’t say Madonna doesn’t look amazing in it! I don’t think it’s because of her MDNA line, but regardless, she looks HOT!

Image via Us Weekly

OH BABY: Zoe Kravitz Takes Jaden Smith As Her Date To Divergent Premiere

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Apparently he isn’t exclusively dating Kylie Jenner and she isn’t dating Drake since Rihanna snagged him up, so hey Zoe Kravitz and Jaden Smith could totally date, right?

And here’s a start…

Via Extra TV:

Extra’s” Terri Seymour was chatting with Zoe Kravitz at the black carpet premiere of her film, “Divergent” when she suddenly stopped the interview after she saw Jaden Smith and then revealed she invited him as her date.

Zoe was telling Terri about being a part of the “Divergence” phenomenon when she stopped and screamed “Jaden,” Jaden came right up to her and the two squealed over seeing each other. Jaden saying, “There you are! Great, perfect, I’ve been looking for you for the past, forever.” Zoe telling Terri, “I dragged him out tonight…This is my date.”

Terri telling Jaden to tell Zoe how amazing she looks, “You look like something that you would find in like Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, like wow.” Zoe’s response, “ That’s why I keep him around, that’s like the love of my life.”

Hmmm, so is this the beginning of a beautiful thing?

Rihanna and Drake Are EXCLUSIVELY Dating!

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Well it seems as if Rihanna may have finally decided that nice guys don’t need to always finish last. Drake is getting a full time chance with Rihanna and I’m kind of loving it.

Multiple sources are saying that Ri and Drake have gone from casually hooking up to SERIOUS dating. Both stars want to hang out with each other as much as possible, or at least as much as their schedules will allow them to. In other words, when they’ve got a hot minute, they want to be with each other.

Drake has been touring Europe and Ri has been there quite a bit supporting him and has been seen almost every single night with him since she got there.

We all know that Drake has it bad for Rihanna as he once declared his love publicly for the Diamonds singer in his Rolling Stone interview calling her the “ultimate fantasy”.

See peeps, dreams do come true! I just wonder how long this will last this time around. And how long before Ri starts getting back into Breezy’s bed (if and when he gets out of jail, that is).

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Jason Derulo Reveals His Next Single Is A Collaboration With Snoop Dogg

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Now that Jason Derulo has some new music out, he’s on a roll and now we just got word that Jordin Sparks’ man is collaborating with Snoop D O double G. But, even more shocking is the fact that he and Jordin are NOT engaged to be married.

Via our friends at Extra TV:

“Extra’s” Renee Bargh was backstage with Jason Derulo, after the singer performed his hit song “Talk Dirty to Me” on the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Derulo named all the artists he collaborated with on his new album, “Tattoos,” saying Snoop Dogg was the one he was most excited about. “I was really dying to collaborate with Snoop. I really wanted to do something like with an icon like that… it’s my first time doing something with somebody I consider a legend.”

Jason revealing, “It’s actually my next single, and I’ll give you the exclusive. It’s called ‘Wiggle.’”

The singer also recorded “Marry Me” with girlfriend Jordin Sparks, but admitted the song is not necessarily a sign of engagement. Jason smiled, saying he will propose “when the time is right, when the stars are aligned. You just wait for that right time.”

“Tattoos” will be available April 15th.

Okay, so wait a minute. So Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks are NOT engaged? What the heck. Then that whole “Marry Me” song is just a big fat bummer dude.

Instead of a big fat ring, at least she can watch this every damn day if she wants to…

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Kate Winslet Isn’t as Hollywood As You May Think

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Kate Winslet is a big star but she isn’t totally all about that Hollywood life and that is something I can appreciate. In a recent interview, Winslet chatted it up with Simon Cowell’s ex Terri Seymour, who has been working with Extra TV for a hot minute.

Via ExtraTV

“Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with Kate Winslet at the premiere of her new movie, “Divergent.” Winslet looking stunning in SAFiYAA responding to all the buzz about her post baby body.

The new mom, who welcomed her third child, son Bear Blaze, in December, saying, “So much attention is placed on this thing of bouncing back after a baby and I don’t advocate fast weight loss at all after having a baby…You’re nursing you can’t, you have to eat and you have to be well…The idea of throwing myself into some workout regime just is crazy…Mother nature this time has just been quite kind to me, it’s all just sort of naturally doing its thing, I definitely still have a way to go, which is good, I would hope I did.”

Kate also revealing her red carpet secret, “These are all my tricks, I shouldn’t be telling everybody…I get to the end of the carpet, go into the loo when the movie has started, quickly change into my jeans and my t-shirt and flip flops and go to the airport and get on the plane.”

Kate saying she was heading right home to England and would make it back in time for the end of her son Joe’s hockey game.

See, everyone…she’s a hockey mom too!

Image via Getty Images

Marksman Media/CelebrityVIPLounge Exclusive: Inside the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

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As in years past, for the first word in the news backstage on stage at Jazz in the Gardens, keep it locked here. This year’s festivities featured some of the best and brightest in the musical realms of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and soul yet again.

The standouts?

LL Cool J proved that his rapping prowess has not diminished in lieu of his latest acting endeavors. The New York native came down south to MiamiGardens to spit some of his most classic lyrics from his many platinum albums. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, one of the biggest touring acts around, showed why they are still a powerhouse vocal group to be reckoned with. Old school rhythm and blues lovers ate this group up from the first note to the last ballad. But the perennial favourite of the weekend?

None other than former Destiny’s Child singer (and former X Factor judge) Kelly Rowland. The songstress proved that she is no longer in the shadows of Beyonce, but a formidable show(wo)man in her own right. Backed by an impressive band and wearing fashion forward pieces that women will be emulating in mere days, Rowland had the crowd eating out the palm of her manicured hands.

In the coming days, we will be back with snippets and video from the weekend festivities.

Stay tuned…

additional reporting:  Zenobia Williams, Triston Brewer

Keira Knightley Seduces in New Coco Mademoiselle Campaign

Keira Knightley is looking like a total goddess in the newest campaign video for Coco Mademoiselle!  In the 60-second clip, set to 60s song “She’s Not There,” by the Zombies,  Keira walks through the party in a white gown rocking a smoky eye look and loose curls, looking angelic yet seductive at the same time. A male suitor sees her and is captivated instantly. However, he never quite reaches her, until the next day, when he sees her driving a speed boat!

“The third film is very silver and quite cool,” the actress said in a press release. “But again, nobody can quite capture her; so she is kind of there, but she is sort of playing with them… And then she gets on a speed boat! What more can you ask for?” Keira became the face of Chanel back in 2007, and worked with director Joe Wright for the campaign (the two previously collaborated on Pride and PrejudiceAtonement, and Anna Karenina.) “Neither Joe nor I could ever have imagined that this collaboration would continue for so many years. Having this creative relationship with him is an incredible chance for me,” Keira continued. “We saw each other grow up, personally and professionally. And working with someone you know and who knows you just as well changes absolutely everything. We can create a story together more quickly.”

Check out the sultry campaign below!

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Shailene Woodley Talks Her First Kiss, George Clooney and Being Single With Marie Claire

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Divergent star Shailene Woodley covers the April issue of Marie Claire—on newsstands next Tuesday, March 25th. She looks so amazingly gorgeous! In the magazine interview, Shailene talks being single, her first kiss and George Clooney.

Check out the highlights below. (Via Our Friends at Marie Claire)

On being single: “I just haven’t met anyone where I was like, ‘Wow I could definitely see myself spending a season of my life with you.’ I don’t even know if humans are genetically made to be with one person forever.”

On teenagers at the forefront of entertainment culture: “I think there’s this big rise right now in giving teenagers the worth they have. For so long they were – and still are – depicted in movies and TV shows as codependent whiners or rich, beautiful, diamond-clad daughters or dumb cheerleader types. But teenagers are so smart. I was probably smarter as a 16-year-old than I am today. There is a zest for life that you have at that age that is so beautiful.”

On putting her teenage years behind her: “For the first time, I feel like I’m entering my womanhood. I’ve decided to take a few months off, just to see who I am as that woman in the world, because I’ve never been able to experience it outside of this industry.”

On no longer being self-conscious: “My whole life I’ve been so self-conscious about being skinny. And just recently I don’t care anymore. All insecurities are projected because of what you think others are saying about you, but they don’t really matter at all. My only real insecurities in high school were having such long legs and thick hair – things I’m so very grateful for now.”

On her first kiss: “I was the latest bloomer there ever was. I was still playing with Barbies at 14 and didn’t have my first kiss until 15-and-a-half. He had big, beautiful lips, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do with those.’”

On George Clooney: “He’s still one of my favorite human beings. The things he talks about in the press, like going to Africa, are about one-thirtieth of the things he does. My mom and George are probably the only two people I’ve ever met who are truly genuine givers.”

On public attention: “I don’t pay any attention to the fan thing, because I think it’s a very strange culture nowadays. People have always been fans of people, but I can’t relate to any of these girls or boys who scream. It’s idolizing someone you don’t know. None of these people know me…”

On social media: “The whole social media thing is just a little too weird for me…We’re all such narcissists, and that’s what social media caters to. Our society conditions us to be our own planets, which is great. Independent thinking is so important. But we expect everyone around us to be our moons.”

She is so wise beyond her years. Love her!

Photo credit: Marie Claire/Jan Welters

Chris Brown To Be In Jail For At Least 30 Days!

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Chris Brown is in jail after being kicked out of rehab, but get this, he will have to STAY IN JAIL until April 23rd! Brown had court today in a bid to win release, but this time he was shut down!

For all of you not in the loop, Breezy was arrested on Friday after he got kicked out of rehab. The judge had ordered Brown to stay in rehab while he decided Brown had violated his probation in the Rihanna case. After he got kicked out of rehab, Brown was immediately arrested.

In court today, TMZ reports that “the judge said Chris had an “inability to stay out of trouble.” Hizzoner was especially concerned at a statement Chris made at the rehab joint, “I am good at using guns and knives.”

So Chris will sit in jail until April 23rd! A probation violation hearing will take place on April 23rd and if he is convicted he is in deep doo doo.

Possibility? Four years of jail!!!!

So many are wanting to know why he was kicked out of rehab. Well, apparently there were three reasons.

1. He violated a rule made specifically for him…stay at least TWO feet away from every woman in the facility.

2. Initially refusing a random drug test. He eventually did take the test and it came back clean.

3. He talked smack about rehab during a group therapy session.

BOOM!

So as of the moment, Chris Brown is sitting behind bars!

I wonder what Rihanna thinks…

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Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend L’Wren Scott Dead Of Apparent Suicide!

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There was no suicide note left, but Mick Jagger’s girlfriend L’Wren Scott was found hanging from a door knob with a scarf around her neck on Monday morning, TMZ reports.

According to the celebrity gossip website,

Scott was found hanging in her Manhattan apartment today. She was 47. According to police, the body was found by her assistant this morning around 10:00 AM. Officials say she was hanging from a doorknob. There was no suicide note found and right now police say they do not suspect foul play.

Other reports are saying that Scott’s assistant received a text on Monday morning asking the assistant to “come by”, and when the assistant arrived at her apartment at approximately 10:02 a.m., Scott was dead in the living room.

An official statement has not been released from Mick Jagger but I’m thinking it is say to say he is probably devastated. There’s no other way to say it.

L’Wren Scott has been Mick Jagger’s girlfriend since 2003. L’Wren was a former model and a fashion designer who has designed clothing worn by Madonna, Allison Williams and Christina Hendricks.

So sad! It is also so sad when a person feels like their only option is suicide. Rest in peace L’Wren! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mick Jagger and family.

Chris Pine Pleads Guilty to DUI in New Zealand

Uh oh, looks like international trouble for Chris Pine! The actor has pleaded guilty to a DUI over in New Zealand.

Chris was pulled over by police early March 1, telling them that he had four vodka drinks. He had been celebrating the end of filming Z for Zachariah with the cast and crew of the film, as well as his girlfriend, Iriz Bjork Johannesdottir. When he was pulled over, his blood-alcohol content was at 0.11 percent, above the 0.08 legal limit. He had a hearing on Monday, as his lawyer entered a guilty plea in Ashburton District Court.

As punishment, the actor had his driver’s license in the country suspended for six months and got a small fine of $93, which equals to be $79 is U.S. dollars.

Drinking and driving doesn’t mix people! Lucky for Chris, it wasn’t too bad of a legal issue. He’ll be back in Los Angeles soon. He’s not a celebrity whose name is always in the headlines for trouble, so hopefully nothing like this happens again!

Image via Joel Ryan/Invision/AP