Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Kanye West & Kim Kardashian were snapped strolling through New York City this past weekend as the ‘new happy couple’. A successful man like Kanye probably wants a Beyonce to his Jay, a Victoria to his Dave or a Jada to his Will but could Kim really be it?
I’m definitely not buying this fauxmance but get your money Kim!
If you are wondering why an A-list rapper like Kanye and a reality-tv star who’s been in and out of at least 4 public relationships over the past 5-6 years and is fresh off of a 72 day marriage-gone-wrong would even hook up, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, author of Starstruck: The Business of Celebrity, broke it down for the Washington Post:
For a star with no obvious talent, Currid-Halkett said, “it becomes increasingly important to create the narrative arc around romance.
” Stars such as Angelina Jolie at or Michelle Williams at least have movies to sell — “we don’t need to care about them as people because we care about their talent” — but Kardashian’s “entire business relies on the public being interested in her.”
But — what about West? He’s got talent; he sells music. Yes, Currid-Halkett said, but his persona is “all about antics. His music is always tongue-in-cheek.”
She mulled it a bit more. “He may be someone who needs attention,” she theorized. “You know, I’m not in his head.”
Aside from the obvious, at least they do have a lot in common. USA Today notes that they are both Fashion Fanatics, Limelight lovers and they both have bad luck in love. Looks like a match made in media heaven.
Kris is somewhere smiling and planning another wedding special..

Read more: USA Today

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