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September 2, 2012
Welcome to The Philadelphia Inquirer's by-the-minute coverage of the Budweiser Made In America festival. Check back as we post updates here and at www.philly.com/madeinamerica from a team of reporters covering the two-day music festival on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway that ends Sunday night: Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca, and reporters David Hiltbrand, Kristen A. Graham, Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, John Trinacria, Maria Panaritis, Al Lubrano,...
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | BY GREG KOT, McClatchy News Service
KANYE WEST's sixth studio album, "Yeezus," is the latest affront from an artist who keeps inventing ways to tick people off. At first listen, it is hostile, abrasive (both sonically and lyrically) and intentionally off-putting, as if to test the loyalty of even his most ardent fans. But, as usual, that's only the beginning of West's new detour, on the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam label. West is used to being written off as a shallow, petulant, needy, self-serving braggart, a talented artist who can't resist impaling himself on his own ego. And some of that is true, as West himself will be the first to say. But even as he barges in full-on full of himself in "Yeezus," West demonstrates that he has a lot more on his mind than just self-aggrandizement or self-immolation.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Sunday's Grammy awards show, rapper Kanye West pulled a Kanye and jokingly interrupted Beck, who was at the microphone to accept the award for best album. Beck's win was the upset of the evening: Many, evidently including West, had expected Beyoncé to take the award home. In a post-show interview with E!, however, West said, "Beck needs to respect artistry. He should have given his award to Beyoncé. At this point, we tired of it. " In his statement, West seemed to oppose the "he" (white pop star Beck)
NEWS
August 8, 2011 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Today's a big day for the collaboration that Jay-Z and Kanye West have dubbed The Throne. Tickets for their Watch the Throne tour go on sale this morning, through Comcasttix.com for the Nov. 2 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and through Ticketmaster for shows elsewhere. Also, their same-named LP was slated to hit iTunes today. (Reportedly, fans should look under "Throne" instead of the hip-hop stars' individual names.) The release should hit stores later this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
CBS3 TRAFFIC reporter Bob Kelly has left CBS3 after 13 years at the station. In an email to me, Kelly made it clear this was not an expected departure. "It's been an emotional couple of days for sure. I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email, adding that he was blown away by the support he received on Facebook.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
Album of the year "21," Adele Record of the Year "Rolling in the Deep," Adele Rock Song "Walk," Foo Fighters Rap Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West Complete list, A8.  
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sure, sometimes you want to give the Kardashians a rest. But sometimes you just can't. Kourtney Kardashian and infant-father Scott Disick tell Us Weekly that couples therapy saved their relationship. [Your joke here.] … Kourtney's sis, Kim Kardashian, jumps up and down and says, nuh-uh! Her romance with Kanye West is not a publicity stunt, as the world supposes. …Meantime, Kim's divorce case with/from b-baller Kris Humphries is now in depositions, and Monday Kris was grilled in Minnesota by star attorney Laura Wasser and team.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
In your face: Kim K's cheeks You can't get away. It's everywhere. It's where you've been, and it's waiting for you where you're going. We speak, of course, of Kim Kardashian 's bottom. This, the most famous bottom in the world, is indeed her moneymaker, and she knows it well. It's out in the open a lot, and on Tuesday it blew a smoking crater in the social-media world when, oiled, well-lit, and photographed by French art photog Jean-Paul Goude , it graced the cover of the mag Paper.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Celebs mourn Stewart "No!!! Jon Stewart can't retire from The Daily Show !!" So tweets Charmed alum Alyssa Milano , echoing the sentiments of millions of Americans cut to the quick by Stewart's decision to leave his pioneering faux-news program. He was a source of news, a media critic, and a talk-show host who chatted with fascinating guests. He even helped make a few careers. "Shocked & sad to see the man who gave me my big break . . . is ready to hang it up," says Josh Gad . Many fans are angry that they'll have to sit through the 2016 elections without the guidance of the (fake)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kanye West is the Alpha and the Omega of life. At least, where disciple Kim Kardashian is concerned. Days after welcoming their baby girl, Kanye lets his Ego loose on W mag, claiming he's the reason Kim is a fashion icon. "She just needed to be given some platforms of information to work from," West says. Without an inner life of her own, Kim dresses up for him. "For her to take that risk," he says, "it just shows you how much she loves me. " Kanye, who says his life goal is "to make Kanye West as dope as possible," says he appears on Keeping Up with the Kardashians not for more PR but for love.
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February 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Celebs mourn Stewart "No!!! Jon Stewart can't retire from The Daily Show !!" So tweets Charmed alum Alyssa Milano , echoing the sentiments of millions of Americans cut to the quick by Stewart's decision to leave his pioneering faux-news program. He was a source of news, a media critic, and a talk-show host who chatted with fascinating guests. He even helped make a few careers. "Shocked & sad to see the man who gave me my big break . . . is ready to hang it up," says Josh Gad . Many fans are angry that they'll have to sit through the 2016 elections without the guidance of the (fake)
NEWS
February 13, 2015
WHEN THE WEIRD voices in your head talk, don't listen. That's Tattle's advice for music icon Kanye West , who almost broke the Internet by acting like his usual self at Sunday's Grammys. West had been on good behavior until learning that the Album of the Year award was going to Beck instead of Beyonce . "Right when that happened, everybody was looking at me and then people started screaming, 'Kanye! Kanye! Go do it!' OK, that didn't really happen. These were voices in my head," West told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show yesterday morning.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
During Sunday's Grammy awards show, rapper Kanye West pulled a Kanye and jokingly interrupted Beck, who was at the microphone to accept the award for best album. Beck's win was the upset of the evening: Many, evidently including West, had expected Beyoncé to take the award home. In a post-show interview with E!, however, West said, "Beck needs to respect artistry. He should have given his award to Beyoncé. At this point, we tired of it. " In his statement, West seemed to oppose the "he" (white pop star Beck)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Johnny's island wedding Johnny Depp 's fall from paradise - his ex-lover Vanessa Paradis , that is - was completed Sunday, when the 21 Jump Street heartthrob married Amber Heard , for the second time in a week. Depp, 51, who has two children with Paradis, wed 28-year-old Heard at an intimate do Tuesday at their Los Angeles home. Perhaps fearing that it wouldn't stick, he flew his bride and a gaggle of partiers to his 45-acre private Caribbean island of Little Hall's Pond Cay this weekend, where he had another wedding ceremony Sunday night.
NEWS
November 13, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
In your face: Kim K's cheeks You can't get away. It's everywhere. It's where you've been, and it's waiting for you where you're going. We speak, of course, of Kim Kardashian 's bottom. This, the most famous bottom in the world, is indeed her moneymaker, and she knows it well. It's out in the open a lot, and on Tuesday it blew a smoking crater in the social-media world when, oiled, well-lit, and photographed by French art photog Jean-Paul Goude , it graced the cover of the mag Paper.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
CBS3 TRAFFIC reporter Bob Kelly has left CBS3 after 13 years at the station. In an email to me, Kelly made it clear this was not an expected departure. "It's been an emotional couple of days for sure. I truly expected to finish out my career at CBS, and the incredible outpouring of countless messages and phone calls has reminded me how much I really love doing what I get to do, and in the city I grew up in," Kelly told me in an email, adding that he was blown away by the support he received on Facebook.
NEWS
September 1, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca and David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Budweiser Made In America festival, Philadelphia's third annual oversized musical block party, started Saturday with a mix of rock, hip-hop, and electronic dance music (EDM), comfortably cool temperatures, and two words of far greater importance than all others: Kanye West . Day 1 of Made In America 3.0 pulled in more than 40,000, reaffirming how much of a fixture the Jay Z-curated fest has become on the local summer concert calendar - while struggling, by most accounts, for a foothold in Los Angeles in its first year.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
This weekend, the third annual Budweiser Made in America festival will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So what's new and different at this year's Jay Z-curated gathering? For one thing, for the first time neither Jay Z himself, who headlined in 2012, nor his missus, Beyoncé, who was the top attraction last year, is officially on the bill. One would hope the hip-hop kingpin would make an appearance, however, maybe with his close associate Kanye West, who headlines Saturday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kim K.'s latest artwork Creative genius knows no rest. Take plastic artist (ahem) Kim Kardashian : Barely out of her half-million-dollar wedding dress, Kanye West 's blushing bride is releasing her latest creation, mobile game app Kim Kardashian Hollywood . The object of the game: Become famous! You choose a look, you know, clothes and hair (soul optional?), then you hook up with a cartoon version of Kim (as though she's not already one) who guides you through Hollywood's hamster wheel - glamorous parties, red-carpet premieres, hip clubs.
NEWS
May 24, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
For two years, Philadelphia had the Budweiser Made in America festival all to itself. Last month, however, it was announced that the Jay Z-curated fest would go bicoastal in 2014, taking place both here and in Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-31). Whatever agita that news created - was Made in America going Hollywood? Would the Left Coast take all the best acts? - calmed down Thursday when it was announced that Kanye West will headline MIA in Philadelphia. West, the most polarizing - and one of the most talented - figures in pop music, guarantees that MIA will be anything but dull.
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