Buzzmakers: Rob on Jenner Split & Kanye Makes Nice
By ETONLINE STAFF
October 12, 2013
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Rob Kardashian spoke out for the first time about his mother Kris Jenner's separation from her husband of 22 years, Bruce Jenner.
"[Bruce has] been in my life since I was two years old and that will never change and same obviously with my mom…same with my sisters, there's no bad blood," he told ET. "Even between my mom and Bruce there's no negative, bad blood…I don't think they can be in a happier place right now."
Rob, 26, also opened up about all the speculation that his sister Khloe Kardashian and her husband NBA star Lamar Odom are headed for their own split.
"Honestly, I support both parties, Lamar, [is] my brother but Khloe is also my sister," he said. "[Khloe's] very happy and just going in the right direction."
Kris, 57, confirmed Tuesday, Oct. 8, that she and Bruce, 63, are separated and have been living separately. As for Khloe, she has not made any comment about the status of her four-year marriage to Odom, except for a handful of cryptic tweets Tuesday morning.
"Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained. The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it, understand," she tweeted. "If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end. Family/friend. It's simply called love. I take it seriously. Don't judge unless u r in it."
"I don't know if you know this, but a lot of people think you're a jerk," Jimmy Kimmel told Kanye West after the rapper referred to himself as a "creative genius" and not "just a celebrity." Following their Twitter feud this past month, the men sat down face-to-face to hash out their differences in a memorable, sometimes-awkward but certainly quotable interview on Wednesday night's (Oct. 9) Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Kanye-Kimmel feud originates from the Yeezus rapper's distaste for a JKL sketch poking fun at one of West's recent interviews with the BBC. The sketch was a shortened re-enactment of the sit-down with child actors reciting actual lines from West's interview.
"The main reason I did that is because I like to see kids curse," said Kimmel, who admitted to taking the quotes out of context. "I think it's funny."
Kimmel then gave Kanye the floor to explain where he was coming from.
"When I did that interview, I was really vocal about a lot of things that I've been dealing with over the past 10 years when I was put in the classification of 'just a celebrity'," Kanye said. "I'm a creative genius and there's no other way to word it. I know you're not supposed to say that about yourself. I say things the wrong way a lot of times, but my intention is always positive."
Perhaps one such communication breakdown could have been spotted on Kanye's Twitter feed last month when he addressed Kimmel in a tirade, writing, "You can't put yourself in my shoes. Your face looks crazy ... Is that funny? ... Or if I had a kid say it would it be funny?"
As Kimmel has used their Kid Re-Kreation segments to skewer artists before, the 45-year-old host didn't anticipate the backlash that followed. Kanye, 36, explained that since he's had positive interactions with Kimmel before, he used the situation to release all the pent-up aggression stemming from false or seemingly cruel headlines directed at him or his family.
In one moment, Kimmel tells the Grammy winner outright, "When you said you think you're a genius, I think that upsets people."
Kanye responds, "But the truth is a lot of people think they're geniuses, but nobody says it because it's weird to say it. But it is most certainly more honest to say, 'I am a genius.'"
He adds, showing a bit more humility, "I'm totally weird and totally honest and I'm totally inappropriate sometimes, and the thing is for me not to say I'm not a genius I'd be lying to you and to myself."
"Jimmy does his thing, I do my thing, and at some point egos can flare up, and we kind of took it back to high school," the rapper said of the online feud.
Check out the rest of Kanye's six-part interview here. Jimmy Kimmel Live airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC.
Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus proved during her hosting and performing stint on Saturday Night Live that she's able to laugh at herself.
Here are five highlights from the We Can't Stop singer's Oct. 5th appearance on SNL.
1. Miley Mocks VMA Performance: Right out of the gate Miley, 20, showed that she can take a joke. Slipping back into her scantily-clad costume she wore to the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, the former Hannah Montana star is faced with her past Disney self while gearing up to hit the VMA stage.
2. Miley Impersonates Michelle Bachmann: Assuring audiences she wouldn't twerk on SNL, Miley did get down while portraying a sexy Rep. Michelle Bachmann in a government shutdown spoof to the tune of her hit We Can't Stop.
3. Wrecking Ball Performance: Though some bloggers haven't been so kind in regards to Miley's sketches on Saturday's show, almost everyone was impressed with her performances (clothing excluded).
4. Fifty Shades of Grey Auditions: The only thing that seemed to cause more controversy in pop culture than Miley's VMA performance was the casting choices of the erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey. SNL makes light of it.
5. Miley's Sex Tape: It's not what you think.
It was an episode the fans didn't want to see, an episode the cast didn't want to film and an episode the crew didn't want to make. But The Quarterback, Glee's posthumous tribute to Cory Monteith, and by extension Finn Hudson, was a painful but powerful hour of television.
It opened with the glee club performing Seasons of Love from Rent. One particular section of the chorus served as an outline for the entire episode: Remember the Love, Share Love, Give Love, Spread Love. The focus of the episode was not the circumstances around Finn's passing, in fact the cause of death was never actually stated because this episode wasn't about how Finn died, but how he lived.
Picking up three weeks after Finn's funeral, everyone was returning to Lima for a New Directions memorial service. A week where everyone could perform songs that reminded them of Finn. Songs that routinely ended in tears. For viewers and for the actors. It became crystal clear during Amber Riley's stirring rendition of I'll Stand By You that the actors were, understandably, barely able to keep their emotions at bay.
The Quarterback went beyond acting. We were watching the cast mourn and grieve and pay tribute to their fallen friend the best way they knew how.
Not even 42 minutes of pathos and teary performances properly prepared for the arrival of Rachel Berry and Lea Michele. Absent for most of the episode, she showed up in Lima to honor Finn, and Cory, with a painfully emotionally rendition of Make You Feel My Love.
Creator Ryan Murphy recently opened up to reporters about how difficult the episode was to create, conceptualize and capture. "When we wrote it, we wrote it because we loved Cory. The episode is about how all those people loved Cory and find it hard to go on with the show, so to speak. It was incredibly difficult to work on and incredibly difficult to shoot. People are still not over [his death]. It was very rough for Lea, but I'm very proud of [the episode]. I think the performances are stunning."
"Almost everything in the episode is from the first take of every performance because the actors and the crew had a really hard time shooting it. What you're seeing is not just what they felt about Finn, but Cory. Those actors and [the crew] really loved Cory. The episode is called The Quarterback and Cory really was that to those people. That group of kids went through the limelight and became real famous at a very difficult age and many of them really struggled with it; Cory obviously very much struggled with it but never on the surface and I think that's why everybody loved him. He was the most kind, the most generous and never had a bad word for anybody.
So where will Glee go from here once it returns from a brief hiatus? Murphy reveals, "We keep mentioning Finn. We don't just say this is done and we're never going to go back to it. It resonates throughout the year; we're trying to be sensitive but trying to go back to some more optimistic stories. He always loved that about the show."
Glee airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Halle Berry, 47, and her husband Olivier Martinez, also 47, welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, October 5. While this marks Berry's second child (she has a five-year-old daughter, Nahla, with ex Gabriel Aubry) this is the first baby that the couple has had together.
Berry and her husband have named their child Maceo Robert Martinez, according to E! News.
The name, a variant on Matteo that means "gift of God," is likely an homage to Martinez's Spanish roots, as the French actor's father is Spanish.
In May, Berry called her pregnancy a miracle, saying, "It's one of the best things that happened in my life, for sure."
The actress can soon be seen on the small screen, having been cast in Steven Spielberg's upcoming CBS drama Extant. In the series, Berry will star as an astronaut struggling to adjust to life on Earth after returning from a space mission.