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Britney Spears Inks Video Game Deal With Makers of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

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Larry Busacca— Getty Images Kim Kardashian (L) and and Britney Spears attend Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's 2012 Pre-GRAMMY Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Spears is the latest celebrity to try to replicate the success of Kim's game

Britney Spears wants in on the money-making machine of Kim Kardashian’s hit mobile video game.

Spears has inked an eight-year mobile gaming partnership with Glu Mobile, the makers of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, said Glu Mobile CEO Niccolo de Masi during an earnings call on Thursday.

The singer joins fellow artist Katy Perry, who announced a similar deal with Glu Mobile in February, in trying to replicate the $74.3 million revenue generated by Kardashian’s app since its release last June.

The game will be launched in the first half of 2016.

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Kim Kardashian Speaks on Bruce Jenner’s Transition

The reality star says Jenner has found 'inner peace and just pure happiness'

Now that Bruce Jenner has finally revealed his long-held secret, his family is speaking out to show their support and to promote understanding and awareness of what it means to undergo a gender transition.

“Bruce is the most honest … He has the biggest heart and I’m really happy for him that he is living his life the way he wants to live it and that he has found inner peace and just pure happiness,” said Kim Kardashian West in a taped segment on the Today show on Monday. “That’s what life is about. I don’t know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren’t yourself.”

The reality star, 34, went on to acknowledge that she – and most of the general public – could never truly understand what her stepfather is going through, but, “I don’t even think we have to,” she says. “I think as long as he is happy and he wants to live his life however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy and I support him 100 percent.”

Kardashian West also admitted that learning of Jenner’s intent to transition was a “hard adjustment” and that “there still is an adjustment and there is family therapy. We’re really close … We all really support him.”

“Say what you want about us,” she told Today host Matt Lauer, “but we work out everything as a family and we have the best communication and we are so in sync with each other. … We have each other to go through this experience, and I’m really grateful for that.”

Of the increased attention Jenner, 65, can expect moving forward, Kardashian West said that her stepfather is “ready for the next challenge and ready to help other people that might be going through the same things that he is going through and that’s something that he’s really proud of and something that he is really ready to take on and I’m really proud of him for that.”

Indeed, Jenner is on a “mission” to help people, as a source previously told PEOPLE. “He wants to help make a difference for people struggling with empowerment. And it’s not just about those who are transgender, but those who are bullied or face discrimination, whether it’s racial, sexual, religious, any ‘differences’. He feels very strongly about this.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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The 8 Best Things That Happened at the TIME 100 Gala

Good selfies were taken by all

What do you get when you put Kim Kardashian, Martha Stewart, David Koch and Amy Schumer in a room with a bunch of journalists and a ton of alcohol? A list of greatest hits, of course. Here’s a list of the 9 most jaw-dropping moment’s from Tuesday night’s TIME 100 Gala.

When Amy Schumer pretended to fall in front of Kim and Kanye on the red carpet

She later answered “Malala Yousafzai” when asked who she thought was the “most bangable” person on the TIME 100.

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When Julianne Moore danced

She’s still got it.

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When three power women hugged it out

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe said meeting U.S Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and Nigerian activist Obiageli Ezekwesili reminded her of “the power of women.” The trio discussed the best ways to beat Boko Haram and bring back the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

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When one Nolan interviewed another

TIME’s very own Nolan Feeney asked Christopher Nolan about how he avoids writers block (hint: he walks).

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When Martha Stewart became everybody’s best friend

She got selfies with Kim Kardashian and Karlie Kloss.

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When Kanye performed

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When the Frozen songwriters tweeted that they were lonely, and John Green came to keep them company

“If you are at the TIME 100 event and don’t know anyone, come find us in the corner and we will sing showtunes,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez tweeted.

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When Laverne Cox finally got to meet Lee Daniels

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Martha Stewart Says She’s All Cool With Justin Bieber

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Larry Busacca—Getty Images for TIME Martha Stewart and Kim Kardashian West attend the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Apr. 21, 2015.

The domestic goddess burned the pop idol pretty bad at his Comedy Central roast

Martha Stewart stole the show at Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber, but don’t worry—everything’s cool between her and the pop star now.

At this year’s TIME 100 Gala, Stewart told TIME Bieber sent her a signed guitar to include in her upcoming auction benefitting the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Stewart, who wrote a tribute to Kim Kardashian in this year’s TIME 100 issue, said she was looking forward to catching up with the reality TV star, whom she’s met several times before, at the annual event. “I want to know what she thought about my essay,” Stewart said.

Her admiration also extends to Kardashian’s husband and fellow TIME 100 honoree, Kanye West, of whom Stewart says she’s a big fan. According to Stewart, West once stopped by her headquarters to learn about how she runs her business and to get inspired.

“He’s a very inquisitive man,” Stewart said.

Read next: Orange Is the New Black to Feature Character Based on Martha Stewart

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Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Site Cuts Kim Kardashian From Photo

The photo of Kardashian, her husband Kanye West and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt

(JERUSALEM) — An Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish news website has cut Kim Kardashian — one of the world’s most photographed women — from a photo taken of her in Jerusalem this week.

The original photo of Kardashian, her husband, Kanye West, and Jerusalem’s Mayor Nir Barkat was altered to put Kardashian behind a restaurant receipt. Kardashian was blurred in another.

Nissim Ben Haim, an editor at the Kikar HaShabbat website, said Wednesday they removed Kardashian because she’s a “pornographic symbol” who contradicts ultra-Orthodox values.

In an article chiding Barkat for dining with them at a non-kosher restaurant, Kardashian was referred to as “West’s wife.”

Within the insular Ultra-Orthodox community, pictures of women often aren’t shown out of modesty. In January, an ultra-Orthodox newspaper removed German chancellor Angela Merkel from a photo.

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Armenian Police Shut Down Kanye’s Free Concert After He Jumped Into a Lake

Hundreds of fans followed him into the water, prompting authorities to act

Correction appended, April 14

What’s the point of having a concert next to a lake if you can’t jump in the water, right? At least that’s what Kanye West appeared to be thinking when he gave an impromptu free concert at the famous Swan Lake in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, on Sunday — and leaped in.

Hundreds of fans dived in after him, MTV reported, prompting Armenian police to put a stop to the performance

West is in Armenia with his wife Kim Kardashian, whose late father was the son of Armenian immigrants.

According to Kardashian’s posts on Twitter, Kanye woke her up to announce his free concert, kicking off a “crazy” final night in the East European country.

She also provided a blow-by-blow account of the sequence of events leading up to Kanye’s plunge into Swan Lake while performing his classic hit “Good Life.”

[MTV]

Correction: The original version of this story misstated the birthplace of Kim Kardashian’s father. He was born in the United States.

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Have Daughter Baptized in Jerusalem

U.S. TV personality Kim Kardashian, center, carriers daughter North as she walks alongside her husband Kanye West visit the Geghard Monastery near Goght, Armenia, April 9, 2015.
Vahan Stepanyan—AP U.S. TV personality Kim Kardashian, center, carriers daughter North as she walks alongside her husband Kanye West visit the Geghard Monastery near Goght, Armenia, April 9, 2015.

North West and 'Yeezus' got a little closer to Jesus

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had their daughter North West baptized in Jerusalem on Monday, an Armenian church official said.

While entering the Saint James Cathedral in Jerusalem’s Old City area, Kardashian and her sister Khloe pleaded with the surrounding crowd for space and shouted that it was unsafe for the baby, the Associated Press reports.

The Kardashian family had been followed by fans and paparazzi since earlier in the day, when they traveled from Armenia to Israel’s international airport by private jet before heading to Jerusalem. The family is expected to film footage for their E! reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, for two days in the area before traveling to Jordan to continue to explore their family history.

“Kim Kardashian’s daughter will be baptized and become a Christian officially and a member of the Armenian church,” Archbishop Aris Shirvanian said. “All I know is that she’s a famous personality. I don’t know her in person. In any case she is welcome with her family.”

[AP]

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The Dress Is Now Part of Kim Kardashian’s Mobile Game

Users need to reach level 12 just to try on the design

Kim Kardashian West may have had to persuade sister Kourtney Kardashian to appear in her app, but André Leon Talley (the former Vogue Editor-at-Large) was less hesitant about bearing his likeness (and designer caftans) in the star’s hit game. And of course his avatar is totally chic.

Talley is the first non-Kardashian/Jenner to appear in the game, and his well-dressed avatar is decked in Valentino creations and custom suits. “Love, Love, Love, the Kim game,” Talley shared on Instagram. “And so thrilled to be part of the scene in my gorge Valentino caftan I wore to her wedding in Paris, at the Versailles leg of the venture.”

Guess this means there are no hard feelings between Talley and Kim. After logging extensive details in his official Kimye wedding diary for Vogue, Talley was blurred out of scenes in the Keeping Up With the Kardashians wedding special, despite signing a release. But then Kim and her pals paid tribute to Vogue with these amazing Halloween costumes, and we assume all was forgiven.

Talley’s involvement in the game is not the only fashionable update. Remember “The Dress”? Well it’s bringing its controversial colors to Kim’s virtual closet. While we doubt Kim would trade her designer duds for the highly-debated dress in real life, you can try it on within the game. Though, it’ll take some dedication — users need to reach level 12 just to try on the design. (That’s a lot of K Stars!)

 

After these latest updates, we can’t wait to see who will make an appearance on the app next. If we had to guess, it’d probably be Kim’s other high fashion BFFs who were majorly involved in her elaborate wedding to Kanye. Top on our list: Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci (who made Kim’s wedding gown), Vogue’s Anna Wintour (who featured Kim and Kanye in wedding attire on the magazine’s April 2014 cover) and Balmain’s Creative Director Olivier Rousteing (who featured Kimye in his latest ad campaign — and designed Kim’s wedding reception dress).

This article originally appeared on People.com.

 

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Kanye Tweeted Several Nude Kim Kardashian Photos to Celebrate Her 30 Million Followers

"Swish!!!" Kanye tweeted with the NSFW-ish photos

Sunday night marked the premiere of E!’s first scripted series The Royals, but it also saw the return of the network’s real reigning family: the 10th season premiere of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

To celebrate wife Kim Kardashian’s TV empire — as well as her newly minted 30 million Twitter followers — Kanye West posted an eight-part, NSFW-ish Twitter storm featuring nude pictures of Kim.

“I’M SO LUCKY” the caps lock-prone rapper, who’s readying his new album So Help Me God, tweeted before posting several more photos, all with the caption “SWISH!!!”

Now just imagine what he’ll do on their anniversary.

Read next: Listen to Kanye West’s ‘Awesome’ Ode to Kim Kardashian

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Listen to Kanye West’s ‘Awesome’ Ode to Kim Kardashian

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive to Soho House New York.
James Devaney—GC Images Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive to Soho House New York.

It's supposedly about Kim Kardashian

Kanye West has a song called “I Am a God” and named his last album Yeezus, but the rapper with the notorious ego isn’t rapping about himself on the just-surfaced track “Awesome.” (Okay, he does call himself awesome at least a few times.) Instead, the song sounds like a sappy, heavily Auto-Tuned ode to wife Kim Kardashian with lines like, “You look too good to be at work / You feel too good to ever hurt.”

It’s unclear if the song is intended for the rapper’s upcoming LP, So Help Me God, or just your standard music industry leak, but the track must have been sitting around on a hard drive for months. West first performed the track at the Met Ball about two years ago, but an apparent studio version it just surfaced online Wednesday. The droning ballad, like the recent far more awesome “All Day,” doesn’t exactly sound like the “cookout music” West once promised. But then again, when your wife is Kim Kardashian, your family cookouts probably look a lot different from most people’s.

Hear “Awesome” below:

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