The behind the scenes shots of Kanye & Kim Kardashian West's Balmain shoot give us a peek at how a photoshoot with the fashion loving couple goes. Check 'em inside, plus Kanye telling folks Kim has dated "broke black guys" before....
That sexy recent Balmain shoot featuring The Wests also had some sweet moments behind the scenes. And sweet for Kim and Kanye means lots of oohs and ahhs at each other's outfits....and staring at each other in adoration.
The couple let us in on what it's like to get fitted and taped and tucked and pulled to get the perfect shots. And Kanye didn't mind watching his wife squeeze into the skin tight looks. (You can splurge on Kim's Balmain stretch sheer caged viscose top HERE.)
Meanwhile, over at the BET Honors show where Kanye picked up the Visionary Award this weekend, he gave an interesting acceptance speech that definitely had tongues wagging.
After his wife (and others) appeared in a video speaking about him, Kanye took the stage to accept his award and challenged those who have an issue with their marriage. Particularly those who believe she has a knack for choosing men who elevate her fame status in one way or another. Even more particularly, rich and famous black men.
"At the barbershop... I used to hear people always talking about, 'Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon' go and get a white girl and blah blah blah and a white girl gon' get a rich black dude.'
But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It got nothing to do with the money."
Oh? He further went on to reveal that Kim's late father Robert Kardashian, even told her she would have a black child one day.
Yes, this was said. The BET Honors air February 23rd.
Photos: Kim's Twitter/Instagram
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In new gigs, British sensation Idris Elba is directing a new UK series "King For A Term" while Shonda Rhimes sold another project to ABC Studios. More inside...
Idris Elba is going to be really busy in 2015. In addition to raising his newborn sonWinston Elba and his pre-teen daughter Isan, dodging phone calls from K. Michelle and serving as the executive producer of FOX's American version of "Luther", he's directing a new show in the UK!
We've learned that Idris is currently directing a SKY Arts Channel production called "King for a Term." Shadows and Actreveals that the show "King for a Term" is a low budget, one-off drama for SKY "Playhouse" that follows Akuna, a 9-year-old boy and his experience starting at a school for disabled children.
This is Idris' second time directing for SKY "Playhouse." He made his debut in 2013 with "The Pavement Psychologist," (which he also wrote the screenplay for)!
While we doubt "King for a Term" will make it to American television (outside of NetFlix) if/when it does...we'll keep you posted.
In other television news....
Thanks to the success of "Grey's Anatomy", "Scandal" and "HTGAWM", the execs at ABC are putting their faith (and millions) behind another Shondaland project. The new show, titled "The Catch", will follow a female forensic accountant whose career specialty is exposing fraud for a living. While the title character is successful at work, she leads a tumultuous love life. One plot line involves her con-artist fiance who's been pulling a con on her; however, her "lies" will end up thwarting his cons. Gotta love Shonda for always having strong female leads with relatable personal lives.
The pilot will be exec produced by Shonda, Betsy Beers, Julie Anne Robinson and Jennifer Schuur, and co-produced by Helen Gregory and Kate Atkinson.
KeKe Wyatt and her husband Michael Jamar celebrated the upcoming arrival of their eigth child with a baby shower. And she's getting backlash for it on social media. Is a baby shower for your EIGHTH child…tacky? Speak on it inside…..
Over the weekend, “R&B Divas Atlanta” star KeKe Wyatt and her husband Michael Jamar were "surprised" with a baby shower to celebrate the birth of the eighth child (yes...eighth), hosted by the reality star’s friend/booking manager Drae Crenshaw. The first four children of KeKe's are fathered by her ex-husband Rahmat Morton. And now, her fourth child with current husband Michael is on the way....
We're not sure how much a "surprise" it was being that she Instagrammed that she was on her way to the shower, but maybe she was told about the celebration at the very last minute. As she made her way to the party she annouced, "Tryna get to my dag gum baby shower. And traffic is a tramp... Just still in this car... OMG!!!" But, the day after she said it was a surprise, so she likely didn't learn about it up until it was time to go.
The soiree was held at one of Atlanta’s elusive hot spots Suite Lounge and a slew of the couple’s family and friends were in attendance to celebrate the arrival of their new bundle of joy.
The gorgeous mom-to-be (again) KeKe was showered with lots of love from her mother Lorna Wyatt and her "R&B Divas" cast mates LaTavia Roberson and Nicci Gilbert.
Also in attendance....
Tiny, rocking her new super long purple braids, also came out to celebrate. Sighs....
KeKe's "R&B Divas Atlanta" cast mate Angie Stone also came out to support and spoke a few words during the shower. There's so much going on in these pics...
And KeKe hopped on the mic to thank everyone for their outpowering of love.
During the shower, KeKe's friend Drae revealed he decided to throw the baby shower for the expectant parents, even though they already have seven kiddies in their family fold. He explained,
People always have something to say about people with children having baby showers; I wanted to celebrate my friends and their new baby. Baby showers are all about celebrating the life of the new baby. In addition to making a brand new baby KeKe is one busy mommy. She is in overdrive working in the studio and creating new streams of content that includes music, television, and movies. My girl stays busy!
Which brings us to this...is it considered tacky to have a baby shower when you already have multiple kids? Should each child be celebrated with their own day before they enter into the world? Or should baby showers only be thrown for first (and possibly second) borns? Maybe a "sprinkle" that isn't focused on gifts?