When a celebrity usually celebrates a birthday, their closest friends usually rush to throw some amazing surprise party together. But when you’re Kim Kardashian, turning 35 wouldn’t be complete without your biggest fans, and no megabash was in sight or necessary. The queen of reality TV, and, well…everything in general really, decided to reciprocate the love to her dedicated fan base on her special day. Kim specially flew a bunch of her super fans to a birthday brunch, also attended by husband Kanye and daughter North.
The brunch took place at the Four Seasons in the Westlake Village suburb of California over the weekend, and the selected fans had all their travel arrangements and expenses covered by Kim. Kanye‘s influence was obvious from the extremely neutral colour scheme used throughout in photos and in floral arrangements, with the only sign of vibrant colour being the fruit-filled martini glasses at each place setting. Each fan received their own handwritten note from Kim thanking them for attending, and the lucky few posted a group photo to Instagram of their signed phone cases following the event.
Kim wrote on her Twitter page: “I just had the best brunch today. I flew out every fan I follow on social media to celebrate my birthday! I loved putting all of the faces with the names & am so grateful for all of the fan accounts!I wish I could have flown out more people but I’m making this a tradition and will start selecting new fan accounts soon!I love you guys so much and am so grateful to have met you guys today! Can’t wait to post all of the pics & video on my website & app. So happy Kanye brought North to celebrate too & meet everyone! ”
Her gratuitous fans wrote several messages alongside their photos with Kim, including the following:
“Thank you @kimkardashian for giving me this opportunity to celebrate your birthday with you in Los Angeles. I will never ever forget this day and these memories will last me a life time.”
“Thank you so much Kim for flying both of us out to LA to spend this amazing weekend with you! We are so grateful for everything you do for us. Thank you Kanye for being so dope with us and thank you to the best hotel @fswestlake for their hospitality too! 😍”
“Thank you SO much for flying me out to LA to celebrate your birthday with you!!!!! I am so beyond grateful!!!!! Love you more than words!!!! #HBDKKW”
This was the second part of her birthday celebrations; earlier in the week she arrived at an LA movie theatre, where her friends and relatives were waiting for her wearing fake baby bumps, who presented her with a “happy pregnant birthday” cake!
It has been four years since Adele released her sophomore album, and aside from her Skyfall recording, fans have heard very little from her since. She had a son with Simon Konecki, and lived a very reclusive existence, rarely being spotted outside her London home. Now she has shocked her millions of fans by announcing her third album ’25’ will released in just over a month, November 20, and the 30 million people that purchased her last effort ’21’ will no doubt find the next month to be agonisingly long. Her first single from the album ‘Hello’ is released tomorrow; her hardcore fans recognised her vocal from the track being used in an X Factor episode earlier this month, and have been suspicious ever since.
In an amusing and ramble-filled website post yesterday, she listed her many regrets over the last 25 years, including dodgy hair cuts, and advises fans that it is far better to break the rules, than to make the rules! She continues: “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make -up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully fledged adult.”
A week ago Lamar Odom was discovered unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel by an employee, after alleged excessive consumption of drugs and alcohol. He was admitted to the Sunrise Hospital in Sin City in an initially critical condition, but over the last seven days his speech has returned, and he has been able to communicate with a number of relatives, including his two children. He has now reached a stable enough level to be transferred, so today he was flown to Cedars-Senai hospital in LA.
Despite being separated from Khloé Kardashian, he is still married to her in the eyes of the law as a judge has never finalised their divorce, and she has been responsible for any medical decisions during his period of hospitalisation. The one-time NBA legend notoriously married Khloé after less than a month of dating, but since has struggled with rumoured substance issues. This ultimately led to a decline in not just his performance on the court, but also in his relationship. Heartbreakingly Khloé has never fallen out of love with the basketball player despite his many downfalls, and has even reiterated this in a recent magazine interview.
Khloé has kept a respectful silence since his hospitalisation, and refused to leave his side while she waited for him to wake up. Very little has been said by the Kardashian clan, but in the last 48 hours Kim has tweeted: “I believe in the power of prayer! Thx 4 ur prayers Lammy– So happy Kendall & I could make u smile 2day God is good!” One by one each member of the Kardashian brood flew to Vegas last week to wait at his bedside, wishing for signs of improvement.
Khloé posted his first official statement on her website today: “The past week has been incredibly difficult. I am so thankful to family, friends, and fans, who have sent nothing but prayers and well wishes to Lamar. I also want to take a moment to thank everyone at Sunrise Hospital, including the amazing doctors and nurses for their kindness and diligent work. Under their amazing care, incredible strides have been made. You can never be prepared for an experience like this, but without the outpouring of love and endless prayers that Lamar has received and the strength I was given from my loved ones, it would have been difficult to endure. Thank you for your continued support. God is great!”
Let’s pray that Lamar will fully recover and get the help he needs, I need Khlomar back together already!
In 2013 Disney fans were gossiped within their community about the possibility of Selena Gomez having a substance abuse problem, a la Demi Lovato, her friend. She cancelled her Asian and Australian tour, and then entered a rehab facility. Upon her cancellation of the tour, she wrote to her fans: “My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them. But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologize and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me.”
After all this time, she has eventually confirmed the genuine cause for her rehabilitation- she is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for the condition lupus. In an exclusive deal with Billboard magazine, she confides: “I wanted so badly to say: ‘You guys have no idea. I’m in chemotherapy. You’re assholes’. I locked myself away until I was confident and comfortable again. I’ve been working since I was seven. I’ve been a Unicef ambassador since I was 17. It’s so disappointing that I’ve become a tabloid story.”
She has just released the first dates for the US and Canadian leg of her new Revival tour, an album which she will release tomorrow. I hope all those that have criticised her changing body size lately see really what has been going on behind the scenes!
In May social media exploded with positivity when the formerly known Bruce Jenner announced her transition plans, after hiding from her desired female gender-preference for 65 years. She is the first Olympic gold medal athlete in my knowledge to do so, and on a recent episode of her new series ‘I Am Cait’, which documents her transition, she announced her selection of a new name: Caitlyn Marie Jenner.
After planning the move for months, and encouraged by her new group of fellow trans friends, she decided 10 days ago to submit a formal request to an LA judge to change her name legally. Once known as William Bruce Jenner, she cited her primary cause for her move as a need to “better match with her identity.” This amazing step for her will allow her to obtain a driver’s license and new social security card with a new name, and a whole new image to go with it!
In documents presented to the court, she is said to have written: “Although public support for my transition has been overwhelmingly supportive, I am also receiving unwelcome negative attention from private citizens, including threats of bodily harm.”
Caitlyn has spent this weekend celebrating this incredible step, and Instagrammed a photo of a floral delivery she’d received, and a Starbucks cup with her new name on it. She also took youngest daughter Kylie for a spin in her new Ferrari this week, saying that if she was going to have that kind of car, the girl had better know how to drive it right!
Simon Cowell never ceases to make me smile; it’s not a secret that I’ve harboured quite the crush on the music mogul for a while now, so I am particularly chuffed to hear that he might live to reach 95! I wonder if he’ll have ditched the grey/ white t-shirts by then, and invested in multiple wardrobe pieces…The brains behind ‘The X Factor‘ has confided to a journalist at ‘The Daily Mirror‘ that he’s taken medical steps to determine his predicted age.
“I had the DNA test done in LA which predicts when you’re going to die. They take your blood and DNA, then give you back a sheet of paper which says ‘We think you’re going to be alive until xxxx’. Obviously it doesn’t take account of the fact you might get hit by a bus tomorrow, but I got told I’d die aged 95 – which is about as good as you can expect.”
The 55-year-old, who has only become a father in his fifties, credits his new family man identity for his good health: “I think a lot of it is down to having a family now, and a lack of stress. I’ve learned to deal with stress much better now, things don’t bother me in the way that they once used to.” The doting Dad, who has taken to fatherhood with far more ease than the world anticipated, wrote on Twitter yesterday: “Now I have seen Jungle Book, Frozen and Up one million times with Eric can I have some film suggestions please. He likes dinosaurs.”
Now I’m worried he may have lived in LA too long!
Kanye has clearly thought of himself as a King for a while now, but in his latest move, has announced his plans to to Vanity Fair to up his game, and campaign for a 2020 US presidency bid. Speaking about himself for no doubt the millionth time this year so far, the soon-t-be- father of two divulged the following about his 2015 Video Music Awards announcement: “As soon as I said that, it was like, ‘Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.’ I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do.”
The self declared anti-politics Yeezy, who last week unveiled his sophomore Adidas collection at NYFW, continued: “I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that’s all I can say, and I think we can. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child.”
So is this the end of Kanye‘s club days? Me thinks not. And more importantly, how will Kim dress as a First Lady?! One fan that would definitely be casting a vote for Kanye wrote on Twitter “I promise you I’m voting for Kanye West if he runs for president 2020. That is all. good night. PS: I’m for real. Lol.”
Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Cumberbitches’ will be frustrated to hear today that the actor has become engaged. The Sherlock actor is set to marry his actress/ theatre director girlfriend, Sophie Hunter, and announced his impending nuptials in a fairly traditional way- through a message in today’s edition of The Times newspaper!
The short announcement, listed under Forthcoming Marriages, reads: “Mr BT. Cumberbatch and Miss S.I. Hunter: The engagement is announced between Benedict, son of Wanda and Timothy Cmberbatch of London, and Sophie, daughter of Katharine Hunter of Edinburgh and Charles Hunter of London.” I guess you’ll all have to carry on snogging the Sherlock posters on your bedroom walls, girls…
She’s had me in stitches more time than I’ve had hot dinners, so I’m gutted that Vicky Pattinson has announced to MTV today that she’s ready to quit the hit show that made her famous, Geordie Shore. The queen of one liners, who has been given the role of head of the household for series 9, is simply over the constant partying lifestyle and is ready to move on.
“I’ve moved on. I’m pleased they’re still enjoying themselves, the Geordies, but it just didn’t work anymore, not for me. It was just the right time for me. The show has been going for a long time, and I’ve been fortunate to be part of it from the start, but it’s changed. Everything that everyone else is happy with doing and still enjoys, I just don’t. I’m in a completely different place. I don’t feel angry about it, or upset – I’m pleased I’ve moved on, and I’m pleased they’re all still enjoying themselves, but it just didn’t work anymore. I know a lot of the people in the house are gonna be content to be 40-years-old and still downing Jaeger bombs and bucking birds, but for me, that was never an option.”
Don’t expect her to be absent from your TV screens forever though, as she has big jungle plans, and is hoping to be selected for this winter’s series of I’m A Celeb: “I’ve got no desire to fall off the face of the earth. If anything, this has made me hungrier for something I really want. I would like to pop up in the jungle. I think I’d have no problems after my experience on Geordie Shore and all the sort of creepy crawlies I’ve encountered doing this.Putting a kangaroo ball in my mouth – that would just not bother me in the slightest. I think I’ve probably had worse in my mouth. So yeah, I’m a celebrity – get me in there!”
Rather cynically of me, MTV have made the annoucenment on the day of the beginning of series 9 of the show- coincidence much?! Ha!
Many a person had something to say when Miley Cyrus introduced the world to the art of twerking last year; most adults deemed her high speed booty-shake as inappropriate not just for kids, but full stop, and little old Ed Sheeran was one of those that publicly addressed the matter.
The Sheeran has since apologised to the pixie crop singer through The Sun by saying: “I was a bit of a c**t. I do feel bad about it as if I’d be f**king livid if someone said that about me. My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is. I just worded it wrong.” Well well, he’s done the good thing, I just wonder if Miley will now stop mouthing “asshole” at him during awards shows now?!