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Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel on Kanye West: "I felt his silence answered the question" about President Trump
Kimmel addressed West's silence from last week's interview, telling The Daily Beast he hopes he answers the question at some point.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Kanye West says he wasn't "stumped" by Jimmy Kimmel's Trump question -- he wasn't given enough time to answer
"On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue," West tweeted of their Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview. "I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question... The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation." Kimmel responded to West's tweets: "Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that. I know how much Kanye cares and I am so impressed by what he is doing quietly and without fanfare to help those who need it." ALSO: President Trump thanked West via Twitter following his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance.
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Kanye West was left speechless after Jimmy Kimmel asked about Donald Trump
Kimmel took his time getting to the big topic of the president in his 22-minute interview with West, the rap star's first sit-down since he appeared on TMZ Live and declared that slavery was a choice. But when Kimmel brought up Trump, it caused West to clam up. “You so famously and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people,’” Kimmel said, referring to comments West made at a 2005 benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief. “It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does or any people at all?” After four seconds of silence, Kimmel cut to commercial break, and the question wasn't brought up again. West did later defend his support of Trump, saying: "Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. That’s what makes Ye.”
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
James Corden: Kanye West has canceled "Carpool Karaoke" filming "twice, maybe even three times"
The Late Late Show host discussed the rapper with West's mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, during a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts." "He canceled once as I was turning the corner to his house," Corden said. "I was in a car and by the time the call finished, I was outside his house, and they were like, ‘He’s not in the zone for it right now. We’ll do it another time.'" West's last-minute change of plans cost The Late Show $45,000.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel says he booked Kanye West
"On Thursday night, HURRICANE KANYE strikes," Kimmel tweeted tonight, promoting the rapper's first late-night interview since his controversial comments about slavery.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
Donald Glover says Atlanta Season 3 will be like Kanye West's "Graduation" album
“I align the seasons I think, to me, like Kanye records,” Glover said at an Emmys For Your Consideration event. “I feel like this is our ‘Graduation.’ This is probably our most accessible but also the realest — an honest version of it — and I feel like the most enjoyable, like the third album.”
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Justin Roiland wrote a custom Rick and Morty song for Kanye West's 41st birthday
Source: The A.V. Club
Kim Kardashian tweeted the song for her husband's birthday today. Last month, Kanye West reacted to the Rick and Morty renewal news by tweeting: "This is the greatest news...This is my favorite show...I’ve seen every episode at least 5 times each." ALSO: Check out Rick and Morty portal bookends.
Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Rick and Morty's Blu-ray release offers commentary from Courtney Love with Marilyn Manson
The pair discuss "sexual shenanigans" multiple times, according to Beckett Mufson, who adds: "It’s old pals Courtney and Marilyn who truly shine in a surreal, free-flowing, NC-17 rated convo that, at times, sounds as though the two forgot they were being recorded. It’s a racy, madcap, and ultimately thrilling romp through their psyches." ALSO: Kanye West is psyched for the Rick and Morty renewal news, calling it "my favorite show .... I've seen episode at least 5 times each."
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Amy Schumer offers some erroneous "facts" in her SNL promo
Watch her claim to be the first woman to host Saturday Night Live while giving a backstage tour. ALSO: SNL goes behind the scenes of "A Kanye Place."
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Alec Baldwin responds to Joe Piscopo saying SNL's Stormy Daniels cold open went "over the line"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Stormy Daniels on SNL? Lorne Michaels doesn’t even ask me to go on SNL," said the early 1980s SNL cast member in a Fox Business interview. “It was such a great, organized sketch,” he said. “But don’t put Stormy Daniels in there – what do I tell my kids?” Baldwin responded: "You tell them Trump is a compulsive adulterer who pays off porn stars w $ from dubious sources. What else?"
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 12:55PM EDT
Jamie Foxx slams TMZ for Kanye West interview
“TMZ knows they shouldn’t be doing that sh*t man,” says Foxx of Tuesday's TMZ Live interview, in a video posted by TMZ. “To a good friend of ours. They put that boy on display man, don’t believe that sh*t.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
TMZ releases an extended clip of Kanye West's controversial TMZ Live slavery comments
The 12-minute clip shows more footage of the rapper shouting at the TMZ newsroom during taping of TMZ Live, and more of Van Lathan's eloquent response. ALSO: Late Night's Amber Ruffin raps a response to Kanye's comments.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
TMZ Live co-host on restraining himself during the Kanye West interview: "Ever sit so close to an under-medicated, mentally unstable megalomaniac..."
TMZ executive producer Charles Latibeaudiere, who is black, tweets of Kanye's shocking appearance on Tuesday: "Ever sit so close to an under-medicated, mentally unstable megalomaniac (IMO) that you could smell his breath with every word he spoke... while trying to keep him focused enough to sit for an hour of television? ... You don’t have to be Malcolm X to realize, at that point, you’re NOT dealing with someone in his right mind. Now, here’s why I restrained myself. The way I learned to interview someone is to let them speak. Don’t talk over them and get in the way of letting them reveal themselves. That’s what I tried to do. Of course I wanted to immediately fire back by asking if he was losing it ... or remind him about the pain OUR people endured in slavery!! And yes, I would have gone back to it, and challenged him once his rant abated. However, that wasn’t necessary...thanks to my man, @VanLathan who brilliantly and eloquently spoke for the majority of us. So, yes, I have personal regrets about the way it all played out... but life goes on."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 11:02PM EDT
TMZ staffer Van Lathan discusses confronting Kanye West for saying slavery is a choice
Lathan, who is black, has long been a fixture on TMZ Live and TMZ on TV. Now he's being described as a "new hero" for "schooling" the rapper after his controversial slavery comments in the TMZ offices this morning. "I’m incredibly proud of that staffer from TMZ," tweeted ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. "Brilliant, Eloquent & totally appropriate response." For his part, Lathan said of the Kanye confrontation: “You can endorse somebody that goes against the grain, but what they’re saying matters. What they’re putting out into the world matters. And for us to pretend like it doesn’t matter what someone is saying, as long as their brave enough to say it, is f*cking (ridiculous). I’ve never heard something that stupid before.”
- "This is why it’s important to have diversity on your staff," tweeted comedian Chloe A. Hilliard. "No one else was gonna speak up. And #Kanye wasn’t going to respect anyone else speaking to him like this."
- "Van Lathan fired back with an answer that embodied," said Marwa Eltagouri, "what many confused and disappointed fans have been thinking in the days since West returned to Twitter, where he’s posted a nearly constant stream of abstract musings, many outlining his support for Trump, whom the rapper called his 'brother.'"
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 6:32PM EDT
Kanye West sparks outrage on TMZ Live by saying slavery was a choice for black people
TMZ's daytime show got a special guest today: Kanye West, whose decision to appear with Harvey Levin and his staff resulted in perhaps his most bizarre statement yet, sparking an immediate Twitter backlash. "When you hear about slavery for 400 years—for 400 years? That sound like a choice!" he said. "Like, you was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? It’s like we’re mentally in prison. I like the word prison, because slavery goes too direct to the idea of blacks. It’s like slavery, Holocaust, Holocaust, Jews. Slavery is blacks. So prison is something that unites us as one race … the human race." Longtime TMZ staffer Van Lathan, who is black, called out West: “I think what you’re doing right now is actually the absence of thought … there is fact and real-world consequence behind everything you just said. While you are making music and being an artist … the rest of us in society have to deal with these threats to our lives.”