Sparks for 'Rob & Chyna'
We don't tune in to reality TV to watch happy, quiet, stable marriages. We want disasters!
So, although I'm sure Rob Kardashian and his fiancée, Blac Chyna, would love to have a marriage full of mirth, they know they can't get good ratings on their new E! series, Rob & Chyna, without fireworks.
There was plenty of that this weekend, when the couple got into such a bad (read: good) fight, Chyna moved out, taking their 5-week-old daughter, Dream. It made headlines (read: good ratings).
Now, Rob is hitting the reset key, asking Chyna back home.
"This weekend I was in an emotional bad place and did some things that embarrassed myself and my family," he said Monday on Instagram. "I'm seeking help to deal with my flaws/issues. Please pray for me and I'm sorry @blacchyna."
Chyna replied an hour later with with a heart emoji.
Hurray for love and commerce!
The gossip & the fury
Kanye West's cousin Lawrence Franklin tells British tabloid the Daily Mail the hip-hop megastar had to pay another family member $250,000 to stop said member from releasing a sex vid Kanye made before he began dating Kim Kardashian in 2012. The story mirrors a line from West's song "Real Friends" about a cousin who stole a laptop containing compromising footage. West has not released a comment. . . . A&E's Generation KKK, an eight-part docu-series about the Klu Klux Klan, will premiere Jan. 10. . . . The success of Rogue One at the box office has helped make Disney the first studio in history to make more than $7 billion in worldwide box office receipts in a single year. The Stars Wars prequel made $300 million globally over its opening weekend.
Swanepoel on breast-feeding
Candice Swanepoel is disgusted by the prejudice against women breast-feeding their young'uns. The South African supermodel, best known for her contribution to the hegemonic control of the lingerie universe by Victoria's Secret, on Monday posted an image breast-feeding her 2-month-old son, Anacã.
"Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places," wrote Swanepoel, 28. She said she'd been told to cover up when breast-feeding, but she doesn't get negative comments for the "topless editorials I've done in the name of art." She said she finds it ironic that our culture fetishizes breasts in sexual contexts, but denigrates women for an act that promotes infant health. "Breast-feeding is not sexual, it's natural," she wrote.