Sideshow: Being protective of Kim

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at an NBA game. "Any woman . . . you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of . . . energy," he says.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at an NBA game. "Any woman . . . you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of . . . energy," he says. (AP, file)
Posted: June 14, 2013

How would you define the transcendent love that binds P.R. hounds Kanye West and Kim Kardashian? An artist with some genuine poetic ups, Kanye assays the most important question of the era. "Any woman . . . you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of . . . energy," Kanye tells the New York Times. This energy focuses his soul. "I'm the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend . . . and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me." How does he feel about being a dad? "I would do anything to protect my child or my child's mother," Kanye says. Protective how? "Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family," he says. "Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby."

Really? I mean, look at how Kim's marketing the child.

Kim-Kanyeland: cheating scandal

Did Kanye West, who has collaborated with Kim Kardashian on that most powerful of all media PR products, a baby, two-time his lady? No way, dude.

Kanye tells TMZ that allegations by Canadian bartender-and-model-wannabe Leyla Ghobadi, 24, that they shared two transcendentally hot, heavy, sweaty sexual moments together last summer are, like, entirely untrue. A Kanye rep tells TMZ that Leyla's claim is "a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity." Adds the rep, "this is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."

Kim-Kanyeland: Going Caesarean?

Kim's affinity with Gaius Julius Caesar - she totally reminds me of the dictator - has come through in yet another way: Seems the unreality star wants to be delivered of her fetal burden by undergoing a C-section, Anonymous Insider tells Life & Style. This doesn't sit well with Kanye: "He wants an all-natural birth," says the source. "But Kim feels it's her right to choose."

Queens of the Stone Age rock chart

California hard-alt.-stoner-rock act Queens of the Stone Age have taken the No. 1 spot on Billboard's album charts with their sixth studio album, ... Like Clockwork, which sold 91,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Random Access Memories from Gallic proto-electronica dance duo Daft Punk drops to No. 2 with 62,000, while Florida post-hardcore rockers Sleeping with Sirens take third place with their third studio album Feel which sold 59,000 units. Rock - solid, hard, unforgiving rock 'n' roll - rules the chart this week: The top 10 also includes Megadeth's Super Collider (No. 6 with 29,000) and Barenaked Ladies' Grinning Streak (No. 10 with 26,000).

When celebrities love . . .

Jennifer Love Hewitt, 34, has been photographed in all her baby-bump glory - and with a huge rock strapped to her ring finger - taking walks with fiancé Brian Hallisay on the streets of Rome.

Even Miley Cyrus' brother deserves love. And it seems Trace Cyrus, 24, is getting some. Witnesses tell People that Trace has been seen hanging out with his ex-fiancée, New Girl actor Brenda Song, 25. On Tuesday, they were seen buying snacks and renting a movie in Studio City, Calif. The sighting happened a couple of days after Song tweeted, "Don't give up on someone you can't go a full day without thinking about." The grammar's awkward, but the sentiment sure is nice.

When artists prostitute themselves

British hearthrob Robert Pattinson, 27, has signed to become the new face of Dior Homme fragrance. "We are excited to announce that he will join the privileged circle of Dior faces," the company said Wednesday.

Alicia Keys urged to boycott Israel

A coalition of activists and Palestinian-American groups has presented singer Alicia Keys with a petition signed by 12,000 folks asking her to cancel her July 4 concert in Tel Aviv, to protest Israel's alleged mistreatment of Palestinians, USA Today reports. The petition asks Keys to "join us now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid."

Keyes recently told the New York Times she plans to go ahead with the show despite a series of appeals by various orgs and individuals, including novelist Alice Walker and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.

Michael Jackson in control

Michael Jackson was not the confused, drug-addled victim he's been made out to be in the media, Randy Philips, head of AEG Live LLC, told jurors Wednesday in the civil trial which has MJ's family suing AEG Live for negligence in hiring Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving MJ a lethal dose of propofol.

MJ was a "sophisticated man who had control of his life," Philips testified. "He's been presented as drug-addled 5-year-old. That was not the man I dealt with. The man I dealt with was forceful. Kind, but determined. He was a force."

This article contains information from Inquirer wire services.

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