Posted tagged ‘Kanye West’

Taylor Swift Tackles Saturday Night Live

November 8, 2009

Overall, I thought Taylor Swift did a pretty good job last night as both the host, and musical act on Saturday Night Live.

The opening monologue was a little goofy but the skits involving Kate Gosselin and Twilight (for those of you who love Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart) were actually pretty funny.

I was a little surprised at the lack of reference to the Kanye West incident because there were some great opportunities for sketches, but I’ll survive 🙂

What did you think of her performance?

From the Wall Street Journal:

Taylor took the stage for the opening monologue in a glittery black dress and, playing a guitar, performed a comic tune called “Monologue Song (La La La).” In the number, she took a lyrical swipe at Joe Jonas, her ex-boyfriend, and sang “and if you’re wondering if I might/ be dating the werewolf from “Twilight”/ I’m not going to comment on that in my monologue.”

The singer appeared in a segment sending up “The View”-she played guest host Kate Gosselin, complete with the reality mom’s famously asymmetrical hairdo. “My hairdresser was halfway through giving me ‘The Rachel’ when his blowdryer exploded on the back of my head,” Swift as Gosselin said, explaining the genesis of her hairstyle.

Swift appeared in a lot of skits, and she had her moments in most of them. She had a funny, crazy laugh in a bit about being interviewed by manipulative celebrity reporters. In another segment she played a teen, fed up with all the talk about “Driving While Texting,” who starts campaigning against the dangerous things that parents do, including “Driving While Arguing with the GPS” and “Driving While Singing Along To a Song You Don’t Know the Lyrics To.”

Kanye West: Death Rumors Not True

October 21, 2009

The rumors that Kanye West died in a car accident earlier today have been confirmed to be untrue. Just another hoax that has taken over the Internet.

From the New York Daily News:

On Tuesday, “RIP Kayne West” started trending on popular micro-blogging site Twitter after a bogus report popped up on image-based bulletin board claiming West had died in a car accident in Los Angeles.

But not long after the hoax became the top Google search in the U.S. did West’s girlfriend Amber Rose put the rumors to rest.

“This ‘RIP KayneWest’ topic is not funny and it’s NOT TRUE,” the model tweeted. “He has people like myself and his family that love him very much.

“It’s in extreme poor taste to have that as a trendy topic,” Rose continued. “It’s totally disrespectful to make up a story like this. We’re all human and we all make mistakes and to say someone died cuz of a mistake is ridiculous. U wouldn’t want someone to say that about u.”

Users who searched for more information on the story were redirected to sites distributing spyware, malware and “scareware,” according to

Jerry Rice Vs. Michael Crabtree

September 20, 2009

Good for you Jerry! The 49er legend is questioning the impact that Michael Crabtree will have on the 49ers (if any).

I’ve said this before and will say this again…Crabtree, stop listening to your agent who is only looking for more money and get a contract signed.

You have not caught a ball in the NFL so you can’t say that you’re being underpaid. Simple as that. If you do well, you’ll be compensated for your true value. Until then, get on the field and prove yourself!

You can always re-enter the draft next year, drop a few more spots, and make event less money. Not sure who is more of a jackass right now, you or Kanye West.

From ESPN:

Crabtree, the former Texas Tech star who is the NFL’s final draftee yet to sign, is seeking money more comparable to that of higher picks and the sides are still far apart.

“It’s just unfortunate,” Rice said on the field at Candlestick Park before Sunday’s Seahawks-49ers game. “And it doesn’t look like they’re getting anywhere close to coming to an agreement. This guy’s way behind, way behind. I’m talking the speed of the game, everything. If they brought him in right now, I don’t think he’s going to be ready to play.”

49ers team president Jed York has said he recently tried to schedule a face-to-face meeting with Crabtree and his representative, Eugene Parker, but hadn’t heard back.

Crabtree, who turned 22 this past Monday, hasn’t accepted the 49ers’ offer for approximately five years and $20 million with a reported $16 million guaranteed.

Obama Calls Kanye a Jackass…Listen to the Audio

September 16, 2009

President Barack Obama called Kanye West a “jackass” during an off-the-record comment during an interview with CNBC. TMZ has the audio of this which can be found at the link before.

From TMZ:

The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama — referring to Kanye’s antics on stage — said “I thought that was really inappropriate,” then adding, “He’s a jackass.”

After making the remarks, Obama said “Where’s the pool?” Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.

Kanye West Apologizes on Jay Leno Show

September 15, 2009

Kanye West appeared to blame the pain of his mother’s death two years ago for his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards.

From CNN:

West’s appearance on Monday’s prime-time premiere of “The Jay Leno Show” capped a 24-hour period that began Sunday evening with him strolling down the red carpet at New York’s Radio City Music Hall while gulping from a bottle of Cognac.

The low-light came about an hour later, when West jumped onstage and grabbed the microphone from singer Taylor Swift as she accepted the Best Female Video award. West declared that Beyonce Knowles should have won.

When Leno asked West what his mother would have thought of his behavior, he fell silent for more than a dozen seconds and appeared near tears. Leno pressed him again.

“Would she be disappointed in this? Would she give you a lecture?”

West gave a rambling, emotional answer:

“Yeah, you know, obviously, you know, I deal with hurt and, you know, so many, you know, celebrities, they never take the time off, and I’ve never taken the time off to really, you know, I just, music after music and tour after tour on tour, and I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt.

Classless Kanye West Ruins Taylor Swift’s VMA Victory

September 13, 2009

Kanye West was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall not long after he interrupted, and then ruined Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video.

Why am I not surprised. Kanye is a baby. He throws temper tantrums like he is a 5 year old. He has done it before, and will do it again. Way to embarrass a 19 year old girl. You’ve got no class Kanye and you proved it tonight on live television. I saw that you issued an apology but that doesn’t make up the stupidity you showed this evening.

Big props to Beyonce for inviting Taylor Swift up later to finish her acceptance speech during her own award acceptance. Now that is class, something Kanye West would know nothing about.

From MTV:

The rapper rushed onto the stage and immediately protested Swift’s win, saying Beyoncé instead deserved the honor.

“I’m sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time,” ‘Ye proclaimed after he pulled the microphone out of the country star’s hands. B looked stunned as she sat by in the audience.

West, of course, has a history of awards-show tirades, beginning in 2004 at the American Music Awards when he bolted during the show after losing out on Best New Artist and later telling reporters, “I felt like I was definitely robbed, and I refused to give any politically correct bullsh—ass comment … I was the best new artist this year.”

Two years later at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards, West took his complaints to the stage in a similar fashion to tonight’s rant.

Police Arrest Kanye West at LAX

September 12, 2008

Oh Kanye what have you done. Police say they have arrested Kanye West at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism after an altercation with a photographer.

From the Associated Press:

An airport spokesman says police also arrested West’s road manager shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says early reports are that West got into an altercation with a commercial photographer and a camera valued at more than $10,000 was broken.

The incident happened before West and his manager, who was not identified, cleared a security screening at the airport.

Lowe says police are continuing to interview witnesses and West may be booked later this morning.