Kanye's NYT interview: What we learned
June 12th, 2013
02:10 PM ET

Kanye's NYT interview: What we learned

After a long break of not speaking to the media, Kanye West decided to break his silence to the New York Times, less than a week before the release his sixth studio album, "Yeezus."

Over the course of a few days, writer Jon Caramanica, spoke with West as he was working with legendary producer Rick Rubin to put the finishing touches on his latest project. The 36-year-old musician and father-to-be, West was both confident and candid as he touched everything from fatherhood, Kim Kardashian and why he's the "Michael Jordan of music."

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Will Smith's getting push from Kanye to make new music
May 22nd, 2013
05:12 PM ET

Will Smith's getting push from Kanye to make new music

Will Smith has been making more movies than music for a while now, but that doesn't mean he's done laying tracks.

As the "After Earth" star showed Letterman's "Late Show" audience on Monday night, he still knows how to rock a mic - as well as spit all of the lyrics to his hit with DJ Jazzy Jeff, "Summertime."

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kanye West • Music • Will Smith
Kanye West: 'Yeezus' walks on 'SNL'
May 20th, 2013
11:46 AM ET

Kanye West: 'Yeezus' walks on 'SNL'

Two "Saturday Night Live" sets, an Instagram and 66 projector images later, we now have a better picture of what's to come on Kanye West's anticipated new album.

As promised, the rapper - not to be confused with a celebrity - didn't take part in any of the skits for "SNL's" season finale/swan song for cast member Bill Hader. But he didn't need to - over the course of two songs, West still left a lasting impression.

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Overheard: Kim K. on being a 'hypocrite'
April 22nd, 2013
10:24 AM ET

Overheard: Kim K. on being a 'hypocrite'

Kim Kardashian opened up on Sunday’s special “Ryan Seacrest With the Kardashians: An E! News Presentation.”

In addition to sharing that her first pregnancy has been “really painful everywhere,” the 32-year-old reality star and mom-to-be said she’s made comments in that past that she wishes she could take back.

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Filed under: Kanye West • Kardashians
Fun., Black Keys, Rihanna to perform at Grammys
January 9th, 2013
03:47 PM ET

Fun., Black Keys, Rihanna to perform at Grammys

The list of performers for this year's Grammy Awards thus far nearly mirrors the list of lead nominees, with a few exceptions: no Kanye West, no Jay-Z and no Frank Ocean. Well, not yet, anyway.

55th Annual Grammy Awards: Nominees list

On Wednesday, the Recording Academy revealed the first round of acts who will take the stage on February 10, which includes repeat Grammy Awards performers like Rihanna, Mumford & Sons and Taylor Swift, as well as first-timers like Fun. and The Black Keys.

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Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys • Jay-Z • Kanye West • Music • Taylor Swift
To Kanye's Twitter: We'll miss you!
October 5th, 2012
06:55 PM ET

To Kanye's Twitter: We'll miss you!

“BE BACK SOON.”

That’s it. At some point on October 4, while we were all too busy looking at post-debate analysis, Kanye West — rapper, filmmaker and Kardashian boyfriend extraordinaire — deleted all of his tweets, leaving the above as the only sign that he’d ever been on Twitter at all.

Will he, in fact, be back? What if he isn’t?

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