Kanye West gearing up to launch Yeezy cosmetics line – report

Kanye West is reportedly set to expand his Yeezy empire to include skincare and cosmetics.According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the rapper’s legal team recently filed for a series of trademarks related to the beauty industry, with the applicati…

Kanye West is reportedly set to expand his Yeezy empire to include skincare and cosmetics.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the rapper’s legal team recently filed for a series of trademarks related to the beauty industry, with the application covering make-up, face masks, false eyelashes, moisturisers, haircare, perfume, and nail polish.

In addition, the filing included hygiene products like toothpaste and deodorant, as well as more unusual items, like scented pine cones. Representatives for Kanye have not yet commented on the report.

But this isn’t the first time the superstar has considered venturing into the beauty world, as back in 2017, he filed documents seeking to trademark the rights to DONDA cosmetics – named after his late mother. However, the project never came to fruition.

Several members of Kanye’s extended family have already made their mark on the industry. His wife Kim Kardashian founded her successful KKW Beauty and KKW fragrance businesses in 2017, with the company estimated to have raked in more than $100 million (£80 million) in revenue the following year.

And the reality TV star’s younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner, has made a fortune from her Kylie Cosmetics brand, having signed a deal to sell a majority stake to executives at U.S. beauty giant Coty worth approximately $600 million (£479 million) late last year.

Earlier this month, Kanye came in second place behind Kylie on Forbes magazine’s highest-paid celebrity list for 2020, having raked in an estimated $170 million (£135 million) thanks to his earnings from his Yeezy sneakers deal with Adidas.

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Eminem offering up rare pair of Air Jordan sneakers for coronavirus relief

Eminem is hoping to raise thousands of dollars for coronavirus relief efforts by raffling off a rare pair of Air Jordan sneakers.The rap superstar teamed up with sportswear bosses in 2015 to make just 10 pairs of the Jordan 4 Retro Carhartt x Eminem sh…

Eminem is hoping to raise thousands of dollars for coronavirus relief efforts by raffling off a rare pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

The rap superstar teamed up with sportswear bosses in 2015 to make just 10 pairs of the Jordan 4 Retro Carhartt x Eminem shoe, which were sold on eBay to benefit his Marshall Mathers Foundation, through which he provides aid to at-risk youths.

Now, Eminem has revealed he kept hold of an extra pair of the sneakers and is selling them off for charity on shoe auction site StockX.

Previous lots of the limited-edition release have gone under the virtual hammer on StockX for up to $28,000 (£22,500), according to TMZ.

Proceeds from the new sale, which includes a vintage Undercrwn Detroit Slim T-shirt, will be donated to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. Tickets to enter the raffle are priced at just $10 (£8).

Eminem shared the news of the exclusive prize on Instagram on Wednesday, captioning the post, “Cleanin’ out my closet… donating extra pair of my @jumpman23 @carhartt 4’s along with a vintage T to @stockx…”

It’s the Lose Yourself hitmaker’s latest effort to help those in need during the global pandemic – he also launched the Love Your DJ competition for residents of his native Michigan last week, giving local DJs the chance to have their custom music mixes broadcast on his Shade45 station on SiriusXM.

The first 500 entrants were automatically granted a cash payment of $313 (£250), a nod to the phone area code for his beloved home city of Detroit.

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Gigi Hadid pregnant – report

Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant.Family sources have told TMZ that the 25-year-old model is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik.One insider commented to the outlet, “Both of their families are very excited.”Hadid and 27-year-old have b…

Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant.

Family sources have told TMZ that the 25-year-old model is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik.

One insider commented to the outlet, “Both of their families are very excited.”

Hadid and 27-year-old have been dating on and off since 2015, and following a 2019 split, the star confirmed she and the singer were an item again back in February.

In recent weeks, the couple has been self-isolating together with Hadid’s family in Pennsylvania.

She recently shared photos from her 25th birthday celebration on 23 April, which featured the former One Direction star.

Representatives have not yet commented on the report.

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Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s pink shirt sells for $4,200

One of Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s trademark sequinned shirts has closed for a staggering $4,200 (£3,388) on eBay.The shirt’s owner, Vincent Baran, told TMZ he came across the item online, when he noticed bosses at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal…

One of Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s trademark sequinned shirts has closed for a staggering $4,200 (£3,388) on eBay.

The shirt’s owner, Vincent Baran, told TMZ he came across the item online, when he noticed bosses at the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma were selling a bunch of the former zoo owner’s clothing for just $100 (£80) apiece.

He set a minimum bid of $650 (£519) on the garment, after seeing one of Joe’s many hats offered for sale at $800 (£639) on the digital marketplace, and the shirt attracted 43 bids from 21 bidders and the auction ended with a final sale price of $10,400 (£8,348).

However, that bid fell through, and after Vincent re-listed the item earlier this week, it officially sold for $4,200. The new owner did not divulge their plans for the glitzy top.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness follows the exploits of prolific tiger breeder Joe, who is currently serving a 22-year sentence in jail for wildlife violations and a plot to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

The shocking programme became an instant hit with fans amid the coronavirus lockdown, and several spin-offs, including a movie, a TV series starring Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon, and an Investigation Discovery channel project are reported to be in the works.

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner hit with lawsuit over underwear design

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been hit with a lawsuit relating to one of their underwear designs.The model and her make-up mogul sister first launched their Kendall + Kylie label in 2012, with the collection featuring a range of apparel and accessories…

Kendall and Kylie Jenner have been hit with a lawsuit relating to one of their underwear designs.

The model and her make-up mogul sister first launched their Kendall + Kylie label in 2012, with the collection featuring a range of apparel and accessories.

However, Kendall and Kylie are now facing a lawsuit from executives at New York-based fabric company Klauber Brothers Inc., who are claiming the siblings have copied a lace design.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, lawyers for Klauber allege a thong printed with Kylie’s name featuring a lace waistband resembles a “very specific” design the brand owns the copyright to.

They also claim that they hold the copyright for another type of lace Kendall and Kylie have utilised on a black slip. Editors at the website have posted side-by-side images of the Kendall + Kylie lingerie and Klauber’s lace.

Lawyers for Klauber are seeking all profits from the sales of the two designs that allegedly infringe on their copyright.

Representatives for the Kendall + Kylie brand, as well as the celebrity sisters, have not yet responded to the claims in the lawsuit.

This is not the first time the Kendall + Kylie label has been hit with a lawsuit.

Back in 2017, the reality TV stars were sued by photographer Michael Miller for allegedly using one of his images of rap icon Tupac Shakur on a T-shirt without permission. The T-shirts were quickly removed from sale, and in April 2018, Kendall and Kylie settled the photo rights lawsuit. Full terms were not released.

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Shanina Shaik finalises divorce

Shanina Shaik has finalised her divorce from DJ Ruckus.The Australian model and American music star, real name Gregory Andrews, parted ways in June 2019 after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later. Now, according to legal p…

Shanina Shaik has finalised her divorce from DJ Ruckus.

The Australian model and American music star, real name Gregory Andrews, parted ways in June 2019 after one year of marriage, with Shaik filing for divorce a month later.

Now, according to legal papers obtained by TMZ, a Los Angeles judge has now signed off on their settlement, with Shaik and Ruckus to be legally separated on 23 January.

The 28-year-old cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce filing and requested spousal support. It’s not known whether her request was granted.

Meanwhile, Shaik took to Instagram in late November to share that she was dating again following her difficult split.

“Reflecting on this year… I will admit this was the hardest year of my life. I was dealing with the biggest heartache. So many things I wish I could share with all of you, but I choose to keep my personal stories close to my heart and heal. After dealing with a huge loss in my life, I GAVE UP ON LOVE (broken heart emoji). I didn’t want it or believed that a true love could exist,” she wrote alongside a black-and-white snap of her hand holding her new beau’s. “I was broken… You took me by surprise and made me believe that a BEAUTIFUL love exists! It’s kind, supporting, romantic and friendly. You’re my best friend! Throughout my heartache, you stood by me and I’m thankful for you. Thank you for making me believe in love again. I’m thankful I have you… to call you mine.”

Shaik did not name or tag her boyfriend in the message.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers inspiration sues over movie likeness

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offe…

The real-life stripper who inspired Jennifer Lopez’s character in Hustlers has filed a $40 million (£30.5 million) lawsuit against bosses at the actress’s production firm for using her likeness without permission.

Samantha Barbash, who rejected an offer from film executives to sign off on the rights to her life story for the hit drama, claims the 50-year-old based the part of Ramona on her.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the former adult entertainer goes on to accuse officials of defaming her, as Ramona is portrayed as “using and manufacturing illegal substances in her home where she lived with her child” – something Barbash insists never happened.

She is now suing bosses at Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions company, seeking $20 million (£15.25 million) for compensation, and another $20 million in punitive damages.

“Defendants did not take caution to protect the rights of Ms. Barbash by creating a fictionalised character, or by creating a composite of characters to render J.Lo’s character a new fictitious one; rather they engaged in a systematic effort to make it well-known that J.Lo was playing Ms. Barbash,” the lawsuit states.

Lopez isn’t named in the lawsuit, but she served as one of the producers of the project, which has earned her critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Representatives for Hustlers have yet to comment on the legal action.

The movie is based on a New York Magazine article that went viral in 2015, about a real-life group of exotic dancers who con their wealthy broker clients.

Back in September, Barbash told Vanity Fair she was not impressed with the film and disputed some of the events that were depicted.

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Boy George won’t be demanding gay actor portrays him in biopic

Boy George won’t be urging the producers of his new biopic to cast a gay man as the lead. The Karma Chameleon singer is more interested in watching a really authentic portrayal, and couldn’t care less about the sexuality of the leading man picked to p…

Boy George won’t be urging the producers of his new biopic to cast a gay man as the lead.

The Karma Chameleon singer is more interested in watching a really authentic portrayal, and couldn’t care less about the sexuality of the leading man picked to play him on the big screen.

“It has to be about the right person for the right moment,” he told TMZ. “Equality means equality for everyone – even normal people. You can’t just choose what people are more equal than others.”

Previously, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner admitted she was open to playing Boy George in the upcoming biopic after the singer confessed she’d be a good choice.

During an appearance on Australian radio show Fitzy and Wippa, he said, “There’s been some really interesting suggestions. One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner.

“(People will say), ‘She can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her.”

Turner responded by tweeting: “I’m SO down @BoyGeorge.”

The cast for the film, written and directed by Sacha Gervasi, has yet to be revealed.

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner honour dead dog with matching tattoos

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have paid tribute to their dead dog with matching tattoos. The newlyweds’ Alaskan Klee Kai, named Waldo Picasso, was killed on 24 July in a freak accident during which he ran away from his dog walker and into a New York roa…

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have paid tribute to their dead dog with matching tattoos.

The newlyweds’ Alaskan Klee Kai, named Waldo Picasso, was killed on 24 July in a freak accident during which he ran away from his dog walker and into a New York road, where he was struck by a car.

Now, the grieving owners have honoured their late pet in a permanent way with skin art portraits of the pooch, with two different coloured eyes and his tongue playfully sticking out.

Jonas Brothers star Joe revealed his tattoo, done by the artist Dragon of Bang Bang Tattoo in New York, on Instagram on Monday, and added the message: “R.I.P. my little angel.”

Game of Thrones star Sophie posted a snap of the matching ink on her arm, and wrote on Instagram Stories: “I miss you, Waldo. Rest In Peace my little baby.”

The couple, who got the pup in 2018, were reportedly so distraught over the death that they went to see a therapist to deal with their loss. They also filed a police report, but law enforcement sources told TMZ the driver of the vehicle that killed Waldo is unlikely to be charged with any crime.

Back in December, Joe sweetly explained how Waldo and his brother Porky help to relax him when he needs to wind down from his busy schedule.

“I’m usually on the move quite a bit, even when I’m home, I wanna be doing a lot of stuff. But, it’s nice when you have a dog where you know you gotta take ’em for a walk, you gotta spend some time and play with ’em, and it keeps you nice and relaxed,” he told the Today show.

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Original Prince Eric star backs Harry Styles for role in live-action The Little Mermaid

The man who voiced Prince Eric in Disney’s animated The Little Mermaid is backing Harry Styles to take on the role in an upcoming live-action remake. The One Direction star has been linked to the part in recent weeks, and now Christopher Daniel Barnes…

The man who voiced Prince Eric in Disney’s animated The Little Mermaid is backing Harry Styles to take on the role in an upcoming live-action remake.

The One Direction star has been linked to the part in recent weeks, and now Christopher Daniel Barnes, who tackled the titular character’s love interest back in the 1989 classic, has told reporters at TMZ that Harry is the perfect fit for the update.

“The guy’s a rock star, actor, philanthropist…,” Barnes said. “It’s a pretty good start for a prince, right? I think he’ll do a great job.”

He was also full of praise for R&B singer Halle Bailey, who was recently cast as the singing mermaid Ariel.

“I actually didn’t know who she was, so I Googled her and saw her singing, and I just thought, ‘Wow, she’s going to be a fantastic Ariel.’ She has this very Ariel-esque quality. If you look at her sing, she has this vitality for life, this exuberance, optimism, and you can see it shine through when she sings. You can tell that she’s got a strong personality which I think is essential to the character,” the 46-year-old shared.

Additionally, Barnes touched upon the controversy that has surrounded the young star after she was announced as the leading lady in Rob Marshall’s live-action remake of the animated classic, with fans taking to social media to complain that the African-American singer does not resemble the white, red-haired cartoon in the 1990 original.

“If somebody thinks that skin colour is an essential element to Ariel, then they don’t understand the power of myth and what the story’s really about,” Barnes fired.

The upcoming project will also feature original music from Lin Manuel-Miranda, and is rumoured to star Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Melissa McCarthy, and Jacob Tremblay.

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