Sideshow: Kanye's now Kim's dresser

Posted: August 28, 2012

The secret to the Kanye West- Kim Kardashian marketing putsch, er, I mean romance, is out: He's her style guru.

"Kanye is coming over today with his stylist," Kim said on Sunday's Keeping Up With the Kardashians, "and he's giving me a full clothing makeover." Shot in the early days of their courtship, the episode has Kanye totally do the Henry Higgins on reality TV's Eliza Doolittle in his own image. "He thinks those are so ghetto," Kim tells sis Khloé of a pile of discarded fashions. Kanye kisses Kim as she tries on a few outfits. He advises gently, lovingly, that she concentrate on redressing or readdressing her hips.

"Kanye has definitely inspired me to wanna, like, be a little bit more of an individual," Kim says. "It's so ironic that I'm the one that's always giving my friends their closet makeovers, so for the roles to be reversed it's like ohmygod." The episode also features Oprah's visit to interview Kim. Asked the big question, Kim tells O that her thing with Kanye is "real."

'New Normal' star on Twitter-rage

Ellen Barkin is steaming mad about a decision by Salt Lake City NBC affiliate KSL-TV to yank from its schedule NBC's new comedy The New Normal. Why? Cuz it's about a gay couple ( Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha) who have a surrogate mother ( Georgia King) carry to term a baby they plan to adopt. Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL parent company Bonneville International, explains in a statement why the show is being yanked: "For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time," he said.

Barkin, who plays the surrogate's mom, has been on a Twitter rampage. "So L&O SVU (rape & child murder) is ok? But loving gay couple having a baby is inappropriate?" she tweeted, referring to the Law & Order spinoff about sex crimes. Barkin then asked protesters in Salt Lake City, "please clog up @ksl5tv feed 4 their blatantly homoph[ob]ic decision 2 not air the show."

Can Chenoweth save 'Anderson Live'?

She must have seen his blinding smile, his solicitous smile, his needy smile in the blinding light that enveloped her after she was smashed on the head last month on the set of The Good Wife. Kristin Chenoweth will join Anderson Cooper as guest cohost for the troubled syndicated talk show Anderson Live when it returns for a second season on Sept. 10. The revamped show will cycle through guest hosts, including Goldie Hawn, Kelly Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Howie Mandel, Erin Andrews, D.L. Hughley, and Kellie Pickler.

Robin Roberts to begin journey

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts said Monday this will be her last week on the show before she undergoes a bone-marrow transplant. (Her sister, Sally, will be the donor.) Roberts, 51, being treated for the rare blood disorder MDS, said it was tough saying goodbye (she "cried like a baby") to her pet dog of 15 years, KJ, who will be staying with friends.

The surgery will leave her immune system weak, said Roberts, so she'll have to live apart from the germ-carrying pooch for a trying couple of weeks.

John Mayer rocks media

The media are in a frenzy following a fateful decision by serial celeb hottie dater John Mayer, who recently dropped Katy Perry, also to drop his dreamy long locks. People mag has launched an investigation and an online poll, asking readers how they feel about John's short hairdo.


For Emma Stone, love is fatal

Amazing Spider-Man's Emma Stone, 23, reportedly making her on- and offscreen bf Andrew Garfield the happiest man alive, hasn't always been lucky in love.

"I was crawling on the floor. I remember throwing up," she tells Cameron Crowe in Interview mag of her first heartbreak.

"It was so visceral. It's like someone has killed you and you have to live through it and watch it happen. . . . It was awful."

Rosie O'Donnell: Married two months!

That sneaky devil! Rosie O'Donnell, who lives her private life in public through her online output and TV appearances, said Monday, in a most offhand way, that she and gf Michelle Rounds got married - behind our collective backs - more than two months ago. They were making plans for an August wedding, but then Michelle required surgery after she "was diagnosed with desmoid tumors in June, a mysterious rare - too often fatal - disease that affects 3 in a million people." So they took the plunge "in private before her surgery just the 2 of us."

Joe Walsh: Advice to young popsters

Joe Walsh, 64, isn't comfortable with the digital revolution, as he says in his first solo record in 20 years, Analog Man. He's "lost in the fog," he sings in the title track, "some 10-year-old smart-[beep] has to show me what to do." The veteran Eagles rocker tells USA Today, "I don't know if the Internet's working for us or we're working for it. . . . I hope it doesn't eat me."

What's his advice to young wannabes? "I don't have any," he says. "All I can say is go out and play in front of people. You can't be a legend in your parents' garage."

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