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Will Anna Wintour ban the Kardashian-Jenners from this year’s Met Gala?

For the better part of a decade, people have complained about Anna Wintour giving her stamp of approval to the Kardashian-Jenners and Kanye West. Last year, Wintour finally revoked her approval of Kanye, but the truth is, Wintour is still fine with the Kardashian-Jenners. Kendall Jenner is still an in-demand model. Kylie Jenner is a beauty mogul. Kim Kardashian has like five successful businesses and she’s a billionaire. Arguably, Khloe and Kourtney aren’t that important to Anna Wintour, but they were still invited to last year’s Met Gala. Well, according to Page Six, Wintour is cutting out all Kardashian-Jenners for this year’s gala. Eh.

Is the Met Gala in the Kards for reality TV’s first family? The Met Gala could be Kardashian-free this year after the whole family of reality stars attended en masse for the first time in 2022.

Sources tell Page Six that Vogue boss Anna Wintour is cracking down on the guest list at the annual fashion fete — and that no Kardashians will make the cut. Vogue wouldn’t comment on the event’s guest list when we reached out.

But a source familiar with the Kardashian-Jenner clan says it’s not true that the first family of reality TV isn’t invited to the big ball.

Either way, we hear that so far it’s unclear whether anyone from the family — including Kim Kardashian, will be in attendance.

[From Page Six]

As I said, people are always trying to convince Wintour to give up the K-Js but I doubt she’s had some sudden change of heart. It’s far more likely that only Kim and Kendall are invited, but if Kylie wants an invite, I’m sure she’ll manage to get one. It’s not like designers refuse to work with them – please, Kim has been getting paid to promote Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain and Balenciaga. Kylie gets custom pieces made from dozens of designers. Kendall can walk any runway she wants. The jig is up: the Kardashian-Jenners are widely accepted – and even well-liked – in the fashion industry.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Instar, Cover Images and Backgrid.

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Kim Kardashian reportedly got a $1 million speaking fee at a hedge fund conference

Last week, Kim Kardashian was in Miami. I barely saw any photos of her, but it makes sense now – she was in Miami to attend and speak at a business conference. According to Page Six, Kim cashed a $1 million check to speak at Hedge Fund Week in front of all of the finance bros. While some of those dudes rolled their eyes, there was a lot of excitement about her talk. I mean… she’s a billionaire, she doesn’t need to take one-off $1 million speaking gigs.

Business — or at least talking about it — pays. A source tells Page Six that SKIMS founder Kim Kardashian got paid around $1 million for her appearance at a conference during Miami’s so-called “Hedge Fund Week,” though some attendees smugly felt they were too good to go see her talk.

Kardashian spoke at the iConnections Global Alts conference at the Fountainbleu hotel on Tuesday about her newly launched private-equity firm SKKY Partners with her co-founder, industry vet Jay Sammons. iConnections CEO Ron Biscardi told us, “We don’t comment publicly on [monetary] arrangements with speakers.” Another source tells us that Kardashian’s fee was less than half a million.

Despite the fact the the 42-year-old KKW Beauty founder and reality star has created her own business empire — making the Forbes billionaire list in 2021 — we’re told some snooty hedgies turned up their noses at attending her panel, instead opting for a boat ride. One source tells us they heard an attendee smugly state, “Yeah, she’s hot, but I came in from London to do business. What am I going to learn from her?”

Probably a lot. Despite a few naysayers, we hear Kardashian’s talk was so packed they needed two overflow rooms. Biscardi tells us, “She received huge applause when she walked out onto the stage. It was standing room only in the room where she spoke, with people spilling into the hallway. We had even more people in overflow rooms where the video was streamed to accommodate the sell out crowd. I was happy to see so much support for a female fund manager in an industry dominated by men.”

[From Page Six]

Wait… is Kim a fund manager? Does Kim have a hedge fund?? Oh sh-t, SHE DOES! I forgot!! She co-founded private equity firm Skky Partners with Jay Sammons last September. Damn. Kim is really serious these days. She’s got multiple successful businesses, she’s a reality star and she’s a private equity fund manager. And she gets seven figure speaking fees. To think, it all started with a sex tape, a dump-truck ass, a momager and a dream.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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Kim Kardashian bought an amethyst cross necklace once worn by Princess Diana

I used to not like amethysts that much. Sapphires and rubies were my favorite colored stones years ago. But over time, I’ve grown to love amethysts, aquamarines and peridots. In the right setting, with the right cut, those are such beautiful stones. Now, would I buy a giant amethyst cross necklace? No. I wouldn’t. Not even if it was a piece once worn by Princess Diana. Kim Kardashian felt differently though – she purchased the necklace in a Sotheby’s auction this week.

Kim Kardashian has added another piece to her growing collection of iconic jewelry and memorabilia … a famous diamond cross necklace once worn by Princess Diana.

Auction sources tell TMZ … the SKIMS honcho just snatched up the rare diamond-encrusted necklace Wednesday at a Sotheby’s auction. A Sotheby’s rep tells us the piece went for $197,453.

The stunning necklace is known as the Attalah Cross … which she famously wore in 1987 at a London charity gala paired with a purple-tinged outfit, with the necklace hanging low down her torso. The Garrard jewelry company let Diana borrow the piece for the event.

[From TMZ]

It’s interesting that the selling point is “Diana borrowed this from Garrard.” That’s literally the only selling point as far as I’m concerned – this is so gaudy!! Diana wore this in her big-hair, big-shoulder-pads ‘80s era, when everything had to be bigger and gaudier. Which… honestly, makes it kind of perfect for Kim? Even though Kim tries to be more minimalist and high-end these days, she’s still a tacky B. I do wonder if Kim will ever wear this out in public though – ever since she got robbed in Paris in 2016, she tends to avoid wearing big, expensive jewelry in public.

NEW: @Sothebys have now confirmed that @KimKardashian is the new owner of the diamond and amethyst pendant sold in London on Wednesday, which was previously worn by Princess Diana.

The pendant was sold for a hammer price of $197,453.

?: @Sothebys

— James Crawford-Smith (@jrcrawfordsmith) January 19, 2023

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Kim’s IG.

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Kim Kardashian ‘hates’ Ye’s new wife Bianca Censori: ‘Kim hates pretty girls’

Last week, Kanye West got fake-married to Bianca Censori, an architectural designer who works (in some capacity) for Kanye’s Yeezy business. They had a real wedding ceremony but they apparently didn’t get a marriage license. Shades of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s fake marriage. The wedding took place in LA, and soon after, Kanye took Bianca to… Utah? I wonder what’s going on at the Wyoming Dome. According to Page Six, they went to the Amangiri resort and spa for their honeymoon, then they returned to LA and they were spotted in Beverly Hills.

So, how does Kim Kardashian feel about this? It took her the better part of two years to legally and financially extract herself from her marriage to Kanye, and their divorce was only finalized two months ago. I sincerely hope Kim feels like “it’s not my problem.” But according to Page Six, Kim “hates” the new wife.

The world was shocked by news that Kanye West has married one of his staffers, Bianca Censori. But we know someone who won’t be surprised — Kim Kardashian.

Insiders say that the former Mrs. West has long despised Censori for no obvious reason — unless, that is, you know that she has suspected there was a certain frisson between Censori and the rapper-turned-raving-lunactic.

“Kim hates her,” said an insider. Sources say that it was well known around the Yeezy HQ that the boss’ wife didn’t like her, and suspected that his architectural designer wanted to do more than handle his erections. Also, adds an insider, “She’s pretty. And Kim hates pretty girls.”

Censori, who has a masters in architecture, has worked at the company — where West oversees various fashion and design projects — for several years, we’re told. He’s an avid architecture aficionado and has dramatically overhauled a number of buildings.

[From Page Six]

I know most people are loath to give Kim a pass on anything, but if Kim really does hate Bianca, then I’m giving her a pass. We don’t know what happened! If these sources are right, than Kim saw what Bianca was up to long ago. I also think it’s completely sketchy for any woman to agree to (fake) marry Kanye when he’s in the state he’s in. It was literally just a month ago when Kanye was talking to Alex Jones (!!) about how much Ye loves Adolf Hitler. Kanye’s businesses are in shambles too, so it’s not about Bianca trying to secure the bag – there’s no bag. This is purely for clout, to make a name for herself. And no, I doubt Kim hates Bianca just because Bianca is pretty. This isn’t high school.

Kanye West had a secret wedding to Yeezy architect Bianca Censori, @TMZ reports.


— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 13, 2023

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Instagram.

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Kim Kardashian: ‘I feel, like honestly, my last marriage was my first real one’

I don’t know why so many podcasts decided that Kim Kardashian should be their final year-end interview subject, but here we are. This week has been wall-to-wall headlines from Kim’s multiple podcast interviews. Kim also sat down with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop podcast, which came out this week. Paltrow asked Kim about marriage, divorce, kids and a lot more. This doesn’t feel shady, btw – Gwyneth is a snob, but she accepts the Kardashian-Jenners, as do most rich people. I think Gwyneth even likes some of the K-Js. Some highlights:

Kim on whether she will ever remarry: “I don’t know,” Kardashian said at first, agreeing with Paltrow that she’s “such a romantic.” She went on to admit, “I am. I am. I have this fantasy in my head, like fourth’s time’s a charm, it’s gonna — it’s gonna work out.”

Her third marriage: “I feel, like honestly, my last marriage was my first real [one] — the first one, I just don’t know what was happening. The second one, I felt like I wanted to be married so badly because all my friends were at that place and that’s where I should have been, and I didn’t accept that that just wasn’t where I was and realized that that was okay. And now, I feel like I would definitely take my time — and I would be okay for a forever partnership as well. I would want a marriage, but I’m so happy to take my time.”

Whether she wants any more kids: As far as wanting more kids, Kardashian is of the “never say never” mindset. “I’m obviously right at the end of that conversation … and would have to have someone in my life for a while to make that decision. Whatever is meant to be will be. I’m taking my time. I really do want to be single for a few years.”

She wants to chill out with her kids now: For now, the mogul says that amid just trying to “focus and chill and go on ski trips” with her kids, she feels that she is having to deal, instead, with the “narratives” created around her. “I don’t know how to get myself out of the narrative — and just keep my head down and stay focused,” she said as Paltrow commended her non-reactive personality and the fact that she’s a “free thinker.”

[From People]

I think it’s a little bit funny that Kim feels like her third marriage was her first real marriage. On one side, that’s completely understandable – her first marriage was an elopement when she was 19 years old, back when she was a completely different person. Her second marriage lasted 72 days and she literally just married the first guy who asked her because she was turning 30 and she thought her life was over. Comparatively speaking, the marriage to Kanye was the first “real” marriage as in “she went through some real sh-t in that marriage.” Anyway, I kind of hope she doesn’t get remarried or have any more kids. It feels like she needs a breather and she also needs to rebrand a little bit – I’d love to see a 40-something Kim get serious and mature and actually date someone with a real job, someone who could ground her and help her. I’ve been wanting Kim to date a lawyer for a while.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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Kim Kardashian: ‘One day, my kids will thank me for not… bashing their dad’

Kim Kardashian has gotten a lot of crap about her divorce from Kanye West. It took nearly two full years for everything to get settled, mostly because there were some long-winded negotiations about money, real estate and custody of their kids. Plus, Kanye spent a year and a half trying to hold up the divorce and firing a succession of lawyers who wouldn’t go along with his unhinged schemes to do so. At the end of the day, Kim and Kanye do technically have joint custody of their kids, although Kim basically has primary custody and she had the kids most of the time. She’s gotten sh-t about divorcing Kanye, and she’s gotten sh-t about not divorcing him sooner, and not going for full custody of the kids and everything else. I don’t know – when it came to the divorce, I think Kim was just doing the best she could, all while dealing with an unmedicated ex who was threatening violence and openly stalking her and harassing her. Kim recently spoke to the Angie Martinez IRL podcast about how rough it’s been to coparent with Kanye:

Kim on coparenting: “Co-parenting is really f—ing hard… If they don’t know things that are being said, why would I ever bring that energy to them? That is real, heavy, grownup s— that they are not ready to deal with. When they are, we will have those conversations. One day, my kids will thank me for not sitting here and bashing their dad. I could. I definitely protected him and I still will in the eyes of my kids. For my kids. So, in my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on [in] the outside world.”

She’s not doing well: “I am holding on by a thread. I know that I am so close to that not happening,” the SKIMS founder continued of the kids’ inevitable access to public information about their parents, “but while it is still that way, I will protect that to the end of the Earth as long as I can.”

She doesn’t want the kids to know the details: “My kids don’t know anything. So, at school, some of my best friends are the teachers, so I know what goes on at recess and lunchtime. I hear what is being talked about.”

She puts on a happy face in front of the kids: “If we are riding to school, and they want to listen to their dad’s music — no matter what we are going through — I have to have that smile on my face and blast his music and sing along with my kids. [I can] act like nothing is wrong and as soon as I drop them off, I can have a good cry.”

[From People]

Yeah… my parents struggled for years before they divorced and I can safely say that Kim’s kids know a lot more than Kim believes. I mean, it’s good that Kim isn’t talking sh-t about Kanye in front of her kids. It’s good that Kim is sheltering them from a lot of Kanye’s crap. But… the kids know some of it already, especially the older kids, North and Saint (who are 9 years old and 7 years old). North especially, since she seems to spend the most time with Kanye out of all four kids. While Kim tries to put a happy face on it, the kids can see that their dad is unwell, and God knows what Kanye is saying to them when he spends time with them. Also: while I’m never on Team “Dump All Of Your Problems on Your Children,” there is something to be said for being honest with your kids, especially when you’re struggling.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Kim’s Instagram.

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Kim Kardashian mandates that staffers only wear ‘neutral’ colors in her home

Kim Kardashian’s house is very bland and boring. The color scheme is just white, cream and beige and it’s not even like Kim wants a neutral background for some great art. There is no art. In all of the spaces we’ve seen of Kim’s house, it just looks so… one note. She’s said before that her kids’ bedrooms are different, and that she “allows” them to paint their rooms any color and they can have colorful toys in their playroom. What I never realized is that Kim also puts limits on what colors her staffers can wear. Not so much a uniform, but an employer-approved color palette.

On Monday’s episode of Angie Martinez’s IRL podcast, Kim Kardashian revealed there is a dress code for her employees after the radio personality said she noticed the people who work for her “are all color coordinated.”

“Is that intentional?” asked Martinez, 51, to which Kardashian, 42, replied, “Absolutely. I have uniforms.”

“It’s not like hey, this is like your uniform. It’s just color palettes,” Kardashian continued. Noting that her employees are provided with a “handbook,” the reality star explained they can wear “grays, heather gray, black, navy, white, cream, khaki… I mean, we can stick with all neutrals. Not a lot of color blocking.”

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum also shared she discussed the dress code with her employees to get their opinions before implementing it.

“My house is so zen, so I asked how everyone felt about it, and everyone actually said, ‘That would make our life so easy,’ ” she told the podcast host. “And once everyone was on board and thought it would be easier for them, I was like, ‘Yes, let’s do this.’ ”

“I should have like a free-dress day on their birthdays or something,” she quipped.

[From People]

Granted, I mostly wear black, grey, cream and navy too – like, that’s easily 80% of my wardrobe – but I love wearing green, pink, periwinkle, red and purple sometimes too. While I understand the idea behind your employer mandating a uniform, it seems kind of bonkers to want your household staff to commit to a bland color palette just to work inside your bland home. And we don’t even know if she’s talking about *just* household staff – does she demand the same thing from the staff of her companies? Someone take this to the Supreme Court! Well… it’s only discriminatory if Kim goes so far as firing someone for wearing acid green. Then we could take it to SCOTUS.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid, Instagram, cover courtesy of AD.