Kim Kardashian West aces her torts test — and explains those weird sinks
"Aced my test btw ⚖️✏️📚." So tweeted a clearly proud Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday, April 17, gracefully proving wrong any trolls who may still be questioning her decision to pursue of a law degree. Kim revealed in a recent Vogue interview that she's been apprenticing with a law firm in San Francisco while preparing for the bar exam, which she hopes to take in 2022 after her apprenticeship — a law school alternative allowed in certain states including California. Her decision to pursue a law degree came after she saw the successful results of her efforts to support Alice Marie Johnson in her bid for clemency. Having grown up watching her dad work on cases as a high-profile defender on the O.J. Johnson case also factored in. Kim later told fans she was studying for a torts exam this week. This summer, she's expected to take a "baby bar" exam to determine if she's fit to continue with the next three years of study. "First year of law school, you have to cover three subjects: criminal law, torts, and contracts," she said. "To me, torts is the most confusing, contracts the most boring, and crim law I can do in my sleep. Took my first test, I got a 100. Super easy for me." She added, "The reading is what really gets me," she admitted. It's so time-consuming. The concepts I grasp in two seconds." Kim also used her conceptually astute brain to explain another surprise that came out of the Vogue video: Kim and Kanye West's bathroom sinks have no basins. This fact confused Twitter endlessly. "Can someone PLEASE explain the sinks at kim & kanye's house," asked one of many fans. Lots of theories about the answer were bandied about, but Kim has since explained everything on her Instagram Story, according to The Blast. Turns out Kanye designed the things, which are made on a slope that allows the water to flow into a teensy little slit of a drain.
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Wendy Williams is already fielding multiple date requests
There's nothing like a little divorce news to beef up a girl's dance card. Now that Wendy Williams' split from Kevin Hunter is public knowledge, the talk show host is already trying to accommodate multiple date offers. "The invitations for social events keep pouring into my phone and stuff. They really do," Wendy told her audience this week, according to Us Weekly. "I was minding my own business last night, reading my book — you know, I love to read — and all of a sudden my cellphone rings." She went on to say it was DJ Boof, her show's hype man. "[He was] asking me out for dinner. And just at that time, I got a knock on my door. I was like, 'Boof or food?'" she said. Alas, it was a delivery guy with her dinner — but she decided to accept Boof's invitation, telling him, "I will see you over the weekend. Pick me up on time." Once she got back to her book and started eating, she got another call. "It wasn't Boof — it was Charlamagne [Tha God]. Charlamagne wanted to take me for dinner!" she said to cheers from the audience. At first, she said she told him she couldn't do it since she'd just made dinner plans for the weekend with Boof. "So Charlamagne says, 'Well, I know Boof. Why don't we both take you out?'" she dished. "So, I said, 'Look, I'm reading, I have my food here. You call Boof.'" He apparently did. Said Wendy: "I have a double date!"
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Kylie Jenner 'has no intention of breaking up with' Travis Scott
An apparent blip in Kylie Jenner's relationship with Travis Scott caused by rumors he cheated was just that, according to Us Weekly. "Kylie is considering the cheating rumors about Travis to be 'white noise' and she knows everyone is always trying to get a rise out of her and her family," a source tells the tab. Rather play into the chatter, Kylie's reportedly "staying focused on her career and her little one," Stormi Webster. "Her and Travis are in a great place and she has no intention of breaking things off with him," the source adds. "He's a very proactive dad and is involved in Stormi's life." The couple, who recently returned to Coachella, where they reportedly first fell for one another, began actively dismissing the cheating rumors back in March, shortly after they surfaced.
Beyonce on her Coachella prep: I 'will never push myself that hard again'
The game-changing Coachella performance Beyonce delivered last year didn't just come out of nowhere — a truth the singer lets fans in on in her new Netflix documentary, "Homecoming." After canceling a scheduled performance at the festival the previous year because she was pregnant with twins, Bey embarked on an intense eight months of preparation before the first show, eschewing bread, carbs, sugar, dairy, meat, fish and alcohol ("I'm hungry," she admits at one point, according to Page Six). Still, it was also a different kind of prep than what she's done in the past, thanks to the three kids she shares with JAY-Z. "It's not like before when I could rehearse 15 hours straight. I have children. I have a husband. I have to take care of my body," she says in the film. "I definitely pushed myself further than I knew I could and I've learned a very valuable lesson," she muses. "I will never, never push myself that far again. I feel like I'm just a new woman in a new chapter of my life and I'm not even trying to be who I was. It's just so beautiful that children do that to you."
Blake Shelton, 'Voice' fans react to Adam Levine's new, flat-top faux-hawk
Is it just us or does it sometimes feel as if Adam Levine WANTS to be teased about his ever-changing style? On "The Voice," this week, he debuted a flat-top-meets-faux-hawk look and while it was received with more positivity than, say, his shirtless move during the Super Bowl, it was not exactly a welcome change for all of his fans or cohosts. Among the tweets in his direction ET picked up on was one that read, "Whoa, what's with the hairdo? Mohawks are so over….if your daughters were older they would be mortified!! You look ridiculous!" Ouch. There was also this reaction to the scruff he turned up with on show's second night: "#AdamLevine …Shave some of the beard off it's to thick too much. Otherwise you have a great team." Ultimately, we're happy to note Blake Shelton took home the best response, dialing in bonus points, courtesy of Mr. T: "I pity the Fool who challenges my team right now."
Kendall Jenner used to worry she wasn't sexy enough to fit in with her sisters
Turns out the world's highest-paid fashion model spent some of her formative years worrying that her now famous figure made her an outcast among her siblings. Speaking to the Telegraph (via JustJared), the 23-year-old recently admitted she compared her physique to those of her sisters and added the differences she found to her many sources of anxiety. "My sisters are a lot curvier than me. They have boobs and I don't have boobs. Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought 'oh no am I supposed to be more sexy like them?'" she revealed. "I almost felt like I didn't fit in for a part of my life." Ultimately, though, Kendall has come to terms with the fact that fitting in doesn't have to mean being the same as her sisters. "I'm not necessarily a lot like them," she said. "I like that I have a different vibe to everyone. I like to do different things. And that's OK."
Ed Norton files suit against owner of building where fatal fire occured
Since a fire on the set of "Motherless Brooklyn" killed a New York City firefighter last year, Ed Norton and his production company, Class 5, have faced multiple lawsuits from building tenants and others. Now, Ed's filing suit himself. The Blast reports the actor and director filed documents alleging Vincent Sollazzo, the owner of the building where the fire took place, failed to properly maintain the boiler, sprinkler system, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and exposed wiring. All of those issues, Ed and his company claim, contributed to the fire. Ed says he acted immediately when he found about the fire, contacting the fire department. But because the fire spread "where there was no operational sprinkler system to contain and/or extinguish it," he says it continued to burn, even though he'd obtained permits from the FDNY. "At no point did the FDNY inform the Production Team that any area of the Building was unsafe," the documents state. "Nor did the FDNY inform the Production Team that any work done by the Production Team was unsafe or problematic." The star claims that because of Solazzo's negligence, he should be responsible to pay damages in any other pending lawsuits related to the fire.
Louis Tomlinson breaks social media silence for the first time since his sister's death
Having stayed off the radar for a good month following the unexpected death of his 18-year-old sister, Felicite, Louis Tomlinson has returned to making music and communicating with fans. "Just wanted to thank everyone for their lovely words over the past couple of weeks," he tweeted on Wednesday, April 17. "Back in the studio today to vocal something I wrote a few months ago. Sending you all loads of love x." Felicite reportedly died in her apartment after a heart attack. Louis and his other siblings also lost their mother, Johannah, recently to leukemia, which she succumbed to three years ago at age 43.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: The Trump White House made 'Veep' 'more extreme'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is coming to terms with the end of "Veep," which premiered its seventh and final season on March 31. She's also coming to terms with the real-life state of affairs in Washington, D.C., right now. "It's hard because it feels like this current administration, I won't even name his name, but it feels as if he's doing a better episode of the show than we are," she semi-joked on the Tuesday, April 16, edition of "Late Night With Seth Meyers," according to JustJared. "And except, of course, I don't think it's funny what he's doing," she cautioned. "I think the season reflects it. I think it's more extreme. It's more out there and what we're doing this season had we tried it four seasons ago, would have been too outrageous, too broad." Outrageous or not, the "Seinfeld" alum says it "Veep" was a project that was extremely close to heart — and she feels satisfied with the ending, though she's not happy about moving on. "I'm very somewhat grief-stricken to say goodbye to it because it was a total endeavor of passion and love," she said. "I love this gig more than I can possibly articulate."
Ava DuVernay says it's Gayle King's moment to shine
Between the changes afoot at CBS News and her explosive R. Kelly interview, Gayle King is finally starting to get the attention and credit in journalism she's deserved for years. That's according to Ava DuVernay, whose tribute to Gayle in Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World issue points out how her long term friendship with Oprah Winfrey colored the public's perception of her. "We've regarded her in the context of others," Ava writes (via Page Six). "We've finally decided to . . . see her for the truth seeker that she has always been. Our eyes are now open as we bear witness to her, standing right in front of us, gracefully in the center." Others joining the Time 100 ranks this year include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Michelle Obama and Chip and Joanna Gaines.