KIM KARDASHIAN! Now that I have your attention -- KANYE WEST! Now that I have your outrage, here's a a snippet from a story I wrote Friday for Clutch Magazine Online about how fame messes with your head and how what looks like a terrible idea to us, makes perfect sense for train wreck romance lovers. I managed to work in references to the literary works of F. Scott Fitzgerald AND ... Paris Hilton.
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In things that make you go "Wait? What now?" gay and lesbian activist organization GLAAD is calling for CNN to fire Apha Phi Alpha member and ascot-aficionado Roland Martin due to some insensitive tweets he made on his very well-retweeted Twitter page.
As we all know, Twitter is a constant causation of any and all drama these days. Rappers used to put out entire albums beefing with each other. Now folks just spit their insults over Twitter. It's fascinating. Just makes me want to run up and slap the iPhones out of people's hands.
Man, how worried do you think the GOP is about Ron Paul winning a state? I think they're pretty worried. Like, cry, gnash teeth and pull hair worried. They're actually attacking Ron Paul! With mean words and warnings and EVERYTHING! CNN is chasing him around, demanding "answers" to things! Folks are trying super hard to make that "Ron Paul is probably a racist bigot" thing ... a thing! There's even a fake Twitter about it! He's a Real Live Candidate!
He's arrived! And he's arrived with the potential to destroy, like Galactus: Devourer of Worlds.
DAY 10! Another day. Another Cain accuser. Another Cain crisis. Another Cain denial. Another "Cainwreck" to cover. News producers gnash their teeth. They render their garments. They really would rather write about any other GOP candidate right now, but the Cain Controversies won't stop. "DIE!" they all scream, "Why won't this MONSTER DIE?!" Yet his poll numbers remain "high." He is still a "front runner." Therefore they must still cover this story.
Take it away, media!
How was everyone's Thanksgiving? Was it nice? Did you eat a lot? Did you have fun? I was mostly grouchy because I missed my family in St. Louis. Yeah, sure. I went and had Thanksgiving at friends' houses and that was great and I had fun and all, but ... you know? Missed the family. That said, I got up this morning and fired up the ol' laptop and read my favorite news sites, took a deep breath and realized I had nothing to say. Don't you hate that when that happens? Isn't that so embarrassing?
What do former President George W. Bush and country-pop darling Taylor Swift have in common? The worst moments in their lives involved getting word bombed by Kanye West, musical genius and "habitual line stepper."
Well, that was 34 minutes I probably won't get back. I wasn't necessarily mad that I lost 34 minutes to watching Kanye West's opus "Runaway." But as someone who has consumed as much media as I have, I came away will feeling that Kanye is someone who's also consumed a lot of media, and while talented with a good eye and ear, I can't say the actual writing and execution of "Runaway" was particularly ground-breaking. But, hey! He tried something different! Ballerinas! Explosions! Giant white Michael Jackson heads! All starring Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks near naked in nothing but feathers as that hoary trope "The Phoenix" and Kanye West as that other hoary trope "The Troubled Artist No One Understands!"
The One Where I Complain About Taylor Swift Still Milking This "Kanye Word Molested Me" Thing (Rants)
I get it. The MTV Awards are about over-the-top pageantry and ridiculousness, opulence and excess like a Bacchanalia to low culture. It's always been that. Hooray for them. Yippie. But, I'm just going to say it, Kanye West interrupting middling pop country singer Taylor Swift was the best thing that ever happened to this chronically out-of-tune, Knock-Off Nashville Barbie/perpetual teenager in love with boy's with pretty eyes.
OMG. That heifer is boring. Which, for me, is the ultimate and worst of the entertainment-based sins.
First off. Every guy I've ever seriously dated has loved Wu-Tang in an unhealthy, "I'm going to hide the Man With the Golden Arms because I can't listen to this crap anymore" way. This doesn't mean that I dislike the Wu. Au contraire! I actaully like a quite a bit of their music. And most of you know how I feel about Kanye (Love him. Love to hate him. I own the mixtapes and follow him on the Twitter.) So when I saw this on Gawker asking me if I'd like to listen to Justin Bieber's "Runaway Love" with Kanye and Raekwon I wanted to say, "God no." But I couldn't.