The 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” will raise its curtain with a thunderous first act as Lady Gaga (LadyGaga.MTV.com) will open the show with the debut live performance of “Applause,” the first single from her highly anticipated album ARTPOP from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on August 25 at 9pm ET/PT.
From her powerful and bloody rendition of “Paparazzi” to the gender bending, adrenaline fueled version of “You and I,” Lady Gaga is the mastermind behind some of the most memorable VMA performances in recent years. This year, she’ll continue that legacy with what’s sure to be an unforgettable performance of “Applause” from her forthcoming album, ARTPOP, available on November 11.
As one of the most talked about and innovative artists of this generation, Lady Gaga has left an indelible mark on the “MTV Video Music Awards” by winning an astounding 13 Moonmen since 2009, including “Best New Artist,” “Video of the Year” for “Bad Romance” as well as “Best Video with a Message” for “Born This Way.”
Additional performers for the 2013 “MTV Video Music Awards” include Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.
Kris Jenner has attempted to explain the strange name of her newest grandchild, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s 1-week-old daughter North West. In an interview on The View to promote her upcoming talk show Kris, Jenner said Kim and Kanye didn’t pick the name North just because of Kanye’s last name.
“The way [Kim] explained it to me was that North means highest power, and she says that North is their highest point together and I thought that was really sweet,” she explained.
“It’s North West, but you don’t walk around calling somebody, ‘Hi North West.’ It’s just North,” she said, adding that Kim and Kanye are considering a nickname for the baby. Jenner said she does not know “what they’ve decided on.”
As for her opinion on the name, Jenner said she is “pro-North, absolutely.”
Kim, 32, gave birth to North on Saturday, June 15. Although North was born about 5 weeks early and weighed just 4 lbs. 15 oz, she is healthy and has already left the hospital. Kim and Kanye have yet to speak publicly about her birth. The new family is said to be living at Jenner’s home while their own $9 million Bel Air mansion is renovated.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West are celebrating the birth of their first child after the baby arrived five weeks early on Saturday morning (15Jun13), according to reports.
The little girl was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Kardashian, 32, was not due to give birth until early July (13) but sources suggest both mother and baby are in good health.
The newborn’s father reportedly pulled out of a launch party for his new album, Yeezus, on Friday night (14Jul13) when his girlfriend started having contractions.
Insiders claim he was present throughout the delivery.
West’s rapper friend Nas took to Twitter.com to react to the happy news, writing, “Congrats (sic) to Kanye for the birth of his daughter today… To my bros w/ (with) daughters!” while hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons added, “There is no greater gift in life than a child’s laughter! Congrats to Kim and Kanye.”
Family and friends helped Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrate their baby girl over the weekend with a garden themed baby shower at the multi-million dollar Beverly Hills home of Shelli Azoff. Celebrity guests included Nicole Richie, Kelly Osbourne, Maria Menounos, Kimberly Stewart, Mel B, NeNe Leaks and Tracy Anderson. The event was planned by Sharon Sacks.
White tents covered white furniture where the guests gathered to talk and eat. Arrangements of white tulips and white roses were scattered around the area and crowns of white baby’s breath were handed out to guests. A brunch buffet of waffles, pancakes and fresh fruit was offered along with a variety of pink desserts like cotton candy, lollipops and strawberry shortcake.
Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe all donned white dresses for the occasion, while mom Kris Jenner opted for a bright pink ensemble. West arrived towards the end of the party with Lamar Odom and Scott Disick.
“Kanye’s whole family – all the women from his mom’s side and dad’s side – attended the shower. Kanye was so excited to have his family be there to join in the celebration with Kim’s friends and family,” an insider told People magazine.
“Kim and Kanye were so cute – he rubbed her belly,” Kardashian’s aunt Karen Houghton added. “They’re just really blessed. It’s such a happy day.”
Although Kanye West is reportedly determined to stop Kim Kardashian from making money off her pregnancy or their baby-to-be, insiders claim the reality star and her mom/manager Kris Jenner have found ways to go behind the rapper’s back. The pair allegedly orchestrated the sale of Kardashian’s bikini pictures from Greece by having photographers pay for information on where she will be.
“After seeing the bikini pics, Kanye suspected this is Kim setting stuff up and it makes it sick to his stomach,” an insider told Life & Style magazine. “He detests Kim selling her personal life and absolutely won’t stand for her selling their baby’s life too.”
Another source says Jenner is now trying to find a way to “sell the pictures from Kim’s baby shower too.”
Meanwhile, West has reportedly “made it very clear” that Kardashian cannot sell the baby’s first pictures. He has also told her to “finally start acting like a mom instead of a businesswoman,” according to a source.
Kardashian took her final trip before the baby’s summer birth this week. “My final trip before I can’t fly anymore!” she wrote on her blog Tuesday. “My mom and I flew to Paris to soak in the amazingness Paris has to offer before I can’t travel anymore! We were doing some baby shopping and checking on our place here before heading to LA for a while.”
The duo spent time shopping for the baby in St. Germain district, but their purchases didn’t give any hints about the baby’s gender.
Kim Kardashian is on the mend following a trip to the hospital for a miscarriage scare. On Friday, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star updated fans on her condition on Twitter.
“Thanks for all the well wishes, I’m doing fine!,” she wrote. “Just resting…have a good weekend. Love you guys!”
Kardashian, who is nearly 5 months pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Kanye West, reportedly began feeling stomach pains on a flight from Paris to Los Angeles on Tuesday night. She was rushed to the hospital immediately upon landing, but doctors assured her that her baby is fine.
“Kim started feeling ill on the plane from Paris, and called friends as soon as she landed. She was rushed to her doctor Tuesday night in tears. She thought she was having a miscarriage,” an insider told Page Six.
“Kim’s not respecting her pregnancy,” added the source. “She’s running around, working out seven days a week. She’s working with two different trainers to control her weight.”
The baby is due in July. West announced the pregnancy at a concert on December 31. “It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo,” the reality star wrote on her blog at the time.
Kim Kardashian is ready to try her hand at designing baby clothes. The pregnant reality star is reportedly looking to add a baby collection to the Kardashian Kollection label, and she has the full support of her mom and business manager Kris Jenner.
“Kris and Kim can’t believe they’ve never thought of this before, but they would love to produce baby clothes,” a family insider tells RadarOnline.com.
Kardashian plans to enlist the help of older sister Kourtney Kardashian, who has two young children with boyfriend Scott Disick. “It clicked for Kim when she started looking at designer pieces for her own baby and saw nothing that really grabbed her and was cost effective,” the source explains. “She then realized that’s something that they could easily produce, and with the added experience of her older sister Kourtney, who is already a mother of two, she figured she has the perfect sounding board.”
The insider says Jenner is even looking to add a maternity collection to the clothing line, which is sold exclusively at Sears. “Kris thinks this could be a goldmine, with baby clothes often being so expensive, their Sears range would make designer baby and pregnancy wear affordable for anybody,” adds the source.
Kim, 32, is due to give birth in July. The baby will be her first child with boyfriend Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian put her small baby bump on display Tuesday in Paris in a figure-hugging black dress topped with a fur coat. The pregnant reality star, who has been hiding her belly under baggy tops and jackets, wore the fashionable ensemble for a dinner date at çt with boyfriend Kanye West. Earlier in the day she attended the Stephane Rolland show at Paris Fashion Week in black pants, a white top and a black shrug.
West announced Kardashian’s pregnancy at an Atlanta City concert on December 30. Kardashian, who is due to give birth in July, later admitted that her pregnancy came as a shock because she was found to have fertility issues similar to those of her younger sister Khloe Kardashian. Khloe, who has been trying for a baby with husband Lamar Odom for several years, discovered from a fertility specialist that she was not ovulating.
“Khloe has been very open about her fertility issues, and I think I was always really kind of quiet about mine. I have similar issues, and so it was a pleasant surprise when so many doctors were telling me one thing and then the opposite happens,” the 32-year-old explained in an interview on the Today show. “That’s an exciting moment, you can plan for things like that. So I think it’s just such a blessing knowing my circumstances.”
Kardashian and West, 35, are already preparing for their little one. The couple recently purchased a $11 million Bel Air mansion to renovate before the baby arrives. According to reports, the mansion boasts a movie theater, hair salon, bowling alley, basketball court, gym and indoor and outdoor pools. Jennifer Aniston and Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul are among their new neighbors.
Kim Kardashian’s unborn baby will follow in her reality TV footsteps. E! has promised to capture all things related to Kardasian and Kanye West preparing for and welcoming Baby Kardashian-West.
“Kim and Kanye are an incredibly dynamic couple, and their baby news is just so exciting. Like so many Kardashian fans, we love it when this close-knit family gets even bigger. We look forward to sharing the joy as they prepare for more diapers, more bottles and without a doubt, more fabulous baby wear,” E! president Suzanne Kolb told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has already opened up to Us Weekly about the first 12 weeks of her pregnancy. “I haven’t had any morning sickness, but it still isn’t the easiest,” she said. “People always say it’s easy and fun. It’s definitely an adjustment learning about your body and stuff like that. I’ve been feeling really good.”
West announced the news Sunday at his Atlantic City concert. After singing “and now she’s having my baby,” the rapper encouraged the crowd of 5,000 to “make some noise for my baby mama.”
Kardashian took to her official website to confirm the surprise announcement. “It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo,” she wrote in a blog post.
Kardashian, 32, and West, 35, went public with their romance last April. The relationship came about six months after Kardashian filed for divorce from Brooklyn Nets star Kris Humphries. They were married for just 72 days. The divorce has not been finalized.
2013 will bring many changes for Kim Kardashian – namely becoming a first time mom. Speaking to E! News shortly before ringing in the New Year with boyfriend Kanye West, Kardashian said she is already adjusting to changes brought on by her pregnancy.
“I’ve felt good. I’ve felt no morning sickness but it isn’t the easiest,” she said. “People always say pregnancy is so easy and fun. It’s definitely an adjustment; It’s learning about your body, but I’ve felt really good.”
One thing Kardashian is looking forward to is finding out the gender of her baby. “Of course I do want to know,” she said. “I can’t find out yet, but I do want to know.”
The 32-year-old is about 12 weeks pregnant. West announced her pregnancy at his Atlantic City concert on Sunday night. The rapper shared the news in a special way – he sang “and now she’s having my baby.” West later stopped a song to encourage the crowd of 5,000 to “make some noise for my baby mama.”
Kardashian then confirmed her pregnancy in a blog post. “It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo,” she wrote.
The reality star took her romance with West, 35, public last April. The relationship came about six months after she filed for divorce from Brooklyn Nets star Kris Humphries. They were married for just 72 days. The divorce has not been finalized.