BACKGRID Kanye West is shrugging off brands cutting ties with him, and insists he can't be canceled -- but if he is, he says that only proves the dangerous antisemitic tropes he's been spewing. The embattled billionaire held an oddly-timed news conference of sorts -- as he left his daughter North West 's basketball game Friday night, he stopped to take questions from the crowd of paparazzi. Backgrid Right off the bat, Ye addressed Balenciaga dropping him ... saying it was no big deal to him because they weren't paying him anything. In fact, he dismissed the fashion giant's move as purely PR, saying ... "I think people just try to score points" -- and he thinks Balenciaga, LeBron James , Maverick Carter and "Drink Champs" host N.O.R.E. are all guilty of it. TMZ.com He bemoaned the fact LeBron's producing partner Maverick had yanked "The Shop" episode he shot with them. Remember, Maverick said they pulled it because … [Read more...] about Kanye West Speaks Out, Claims Backlash Proves His Antisemitic Theories
Document Launch Doc There's a super rare piece of Bob Dylan history going up for sale ... the original lyrics to one of his most famous songs, "Desolation Row" ... and it's got a six-figure price tag. Bob scribbled the poetic lyrics on a couple sheets of paper way back in 1965, and now the manuscript is hitting the open market for the first time ever. The parchment also has a few of Bob's edits. The good folks over at Moments In Time are handling the sale ... and the asking price is a staggering $425,000 ... so ya gotta have some pretty deep pockets. As Bob's fans know, "Desolation Row" is generally considered one of his top five songs of all time. The sprawling song features a ton of lyrics -- the track is over 11 minutes long -- with Bob flexing his skills as a poet with tons of literary imagery. "Desolation Row" is the last track on Bob's famous 1965 album, "Highway 61 Revisited," which opens with his biggest hit, "Like a Rolling Stone." … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan’s Original Lyrics for ‘Desolation Row’ Going Up for Sale
Gallery Launch Gallery The stars have been making room on their IG pages all month, and they've been serving steamy snaps straight from their gobble-lets and right to your feasting eyes! Yes, Thanksgiving may be over, but they're still plenty of sweet treats to go around the table. Fresh out of the oven ... Kim Kardashian and Chloe Bailey sizzled and looked sweet as pie posing in their bikinis, while Ludacris and Tyler Cameron looked like money with their ripped bods and kept the gravy train running! Check out our mashed up gallery of November's hottest stars ... a perfect side dish for leftovers! Thankful and Blessed! … [Read more...] about November 2022 Hot Shots … Gobble It Up!
TMZSports.com FTX might be doomed, but Mark Cuban isn't giving up on crypto just yet ... telling TMZ Sports there's still a ton of value in the digital currency, despite the exchange's massive crisis. We spoke with the billionaire Mavs owner out in NYC this week ... and he told us that even amidst difficult times, he believes cryptocurrency still has relevance when appropriately used. "Separate the signal from the noise," Cuban said. "There's been a lot of people making a lot of mistakes, but it doesn't change the underlying value." Getty Tom Brady, Gisele & Steph Curry Sued Over FTX Collapse Cuban said that as long as consumers have viable options in the crypto world, he doesn't foresee the currency going into the tank. As we reported, Tom Brady , Gisele Bündchen , Steph Curry , Shaquille O'Neal , Udonis Haslem , David Ortiz , Trevor Lawrence , Shohei Ohtani , and Naomi Osaka are all part of a … [Read more...] about Mark Cuban Not Jumping Ship On Crypto Amid FTX Scandal
Getty Donald Anthony St. Claire , one of the oldest contestants to ever appear on "The Amazing Race," has died. Don's son Greg tells TMZ ... Donald collapsed and died at his home in Angels Camp, CA and the family believes he suffered some type of heart issue. Getty We're told Don, who appeared on "The Amazing Race" season 6 in 2004, had recently been feeling unwell. He was checked out by doctors and everything came back great ... so his death came as a shock to the family. Don teamed up with his wife, Mary Jean ... they were eliminated in Germany, finishing in 8th place. Getty Outside his reality TV fame, Don was a renowned doctor in Northern California, practicing internal medicine in Palo Alto for 40 years and serving on Stanford University's clinical faculty. Don and Mary Jean traveled the world together with their family, far from the lenses of CBS cameras. He once won an International Winemaker of the … [Read more...] about ‘Amazing Race’ Donald Anthony St. Claire Dead at 87
TMZ/Getty Composite Kanye West has lost friends, fans and billions of dollars in business deals, but he seems to have picked up at least one amid his antisemitic rants ... white nationalist Nick Fuentes . West and the former YouTuber -- who lost his account for violating the platform's hate speech policy -- were spotted together at LAX earlier this week. We're told they were heading to Miami, and video of the duo arriving at MIA confirmed as much -- indeed, they were shoulder-to-shoulder cruising through the terminal. On his way to meet Trump at Mar-a-Lago yesterday, Kanye West was filmed walking through Miami's airport with misogynistic antisemitic white nationalist Christian fascist incel Nick Fuentes. https://t.co/903Sa56Jb5 pic.twitter.com/Jn3bKtt9JE — Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 23, 2022 @RightWingWatch Kanye announced Tuesday he was making the trek to former President Donald Trump 's Mar-a-Lago home, tweeting ... "First … [Read more...] about Kanye West Traveling Cross-Country with White Nationalist Nick Fuentes
If there was any doubt Kanye West is sowing seeds of hate with his bigoted and antisemitic remarks ... a Los Angeles rally should erase all of it. These banners were draped on an overpass of the infamous 405 freeway, and the organizers implored drivers to "Honk if you know Kanye is right about the Jews." The fiercely hateful words and rally appear to be the work of a group called the Goyim Defense League. The Anti-Defamation League describes the group as a loose network of virulently antisemitic conspiracy theorists -- and that very well may be, but Saturday's impromptu rally suggests the group is suddenly emboldened ... clearly by Kanye's words. Hate in America: pic.twitter.com/FQBFIm0WLX — Oren Segal (@orensegal) October 23, 2022 @orensegal Members of the group were also throwing up the Nazi salute at passing drivers. The menacing sight -- imagine being a Jewish person seeing that on your drive home -- comes, not coincidentally, on the heels of Kanye … [Read more...] about Kanye West’s Remarks Spark Antisemitic Rally in L.A.
Getty Kim Kardashian is joining members of her family and millions of others in condemning hate against the Jewish community ... coming on the heels of Kanye West 's antisemitic words sparking controversy across the country. Kim just posted on social media ... writing, "Hate speech is never OK or excusable. I stand together with the Jewish community and call on the terrible violence and hateful rhetoric towards them to come to an immediate end." Of course, the comments come just days after Kanye's "death con 3" comments towards Jewish people ... something that's cost him a number of job opportunities. TMZ.com As we reported, Kim met with Ivanka Trump for a 3-hour dinner in Beverly Hills Sunday night. An insider at the restaurant told us Kim shared how deeply concerned she's been about Kanye's recent antisemitic statements . What's more, a rally in L.A. Saturday … [Read more...] about Kim Kardashian Stands with Jewish Community After Kanye West’s Antisemitic Rant