Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Feb 18, 2016
February 18, 2016
Trash talk and satellite dish:
There's already a GoFundMe crowd-funding page for you to donate and help KANYE WEST with his alleged $53 million dollars worth of debt.
A guy named JEREMY PIATT says "Sure he is personally rich and can buy furs and houses for his family, but without our help, the true genius of Kanye West can't be realized... and it doesn't look like he's going to get Mark Zuckerberg's help that he desperately needs. We must open our hearts and wallets for Kanye today."
As you might expect, there are many people who aren't buying in. As of this morning, the site had raised $3,231 dollars.
Editor's note: Some of the posts are great:
--Winnie Sanderson: "How about you get a job? After all, your pathetic attempts at 'music' suck. And as for your clothes, I've seen better style on a bag lady. Or maybe your slut wife can release a few more sex tapes."
--Donna Tribunella: "Please....How about you suck the implant out of your wifes ass and auction it off.....What an Idiot"
KANYE claims to be $53-million-bucks in debt, but certainly lives like a very wealthy man. TMZ.com spotted the rapper hitting up Jacob & Co. jewelers last Monday night in New York City --a retailer well-known for supplying the rich and famous with high-end bling that doesn't come cheap.
Meanwhile, sources tell People the hip-hopper and wife KIM KARDASHIAN are dropping a cool $20-thousand dollars on fixtures for their new home. (Lee)
It turns out the rumors that KYLIE JENNER is the new face of Puma are true! That could mean some family friction between Kylie and her drama-generating brother-in-law KANYE WEST. Last week, rumors that Kylie had signed a "seven-figure deal" to star in Puma's spring summer campaign were shot down by Kanye during one of his Twitter rants. He declared there would "never be a Kylie Puma anything!!!" because she's completely dedicated to his Adidas x Yeezy collection. Kanye's added during that Tweetstorm. "That's on my family! 1000-percent Kylie is on Yeezy team!!!," And "Puma we gone give you your measly million dollars back!!! Never try to divide the family!!!"
But yesterday, Puma confirmed the Kylie deal. People magazine says Kylie's women's training campaign is launching in April and Puma says Kylie "represents a fresh and exciting new era for fashion." (Bartha)
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
SANDY DUNCAN flew in to Broadway's "Neverland," then flew right out! The New York Times says she joined the cast of the musical about Peter Pan creator J.M. BARRIE last Friday, then suddenly left the show before last night's performance. The official word from producers is (quote), "Sandy Duncan, who recently joined the magical production in the role of Madame Du Maurier, must take an immediate, yet temporary leave of absence from the show due to family obligations. The entire company looks forward to warmly welcoming Ms. Duncan back to Neverland as soon as she's able to return."
But, the New York Post says Sandy won't be back because she just didn't work in that role. Sandy won a Tony for playing "Peter Pan" in 1980. (Marino)
Rumors are swirling that JODIE SWEETIN is headed to the set of "Dancing With the Stars." The "Fuller House" actress tells EOnline.com she thinks it would be a "really fun" experience and insiders claim she's already signed on to compete this spring. (Lee)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
Ok, so you liked the tunes KENDRICK LAMAR did on the Grammy Awards, and then you go buy his album, "To Pimp A Butterfly," but those songs aren't on there! Why not? Kendrick told 2DopeBoyz.com the he wanted to only do brand new material on TV that no one has ever heard before. Kendrick said (quote), "You see all these performances on these late night shows ...I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album" he explained. "But I think probably close to ten songs that I'm in love with that I'll still play and still perform that didn't make the cut." (Marino)
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