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Adidas Has $1.3B in Unsold Yeezy Goods
Adidas' 'Big Success'
Is Now a 'Big Nightmare'
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Adidas' 'Big Success' Is Now a 'Big Nightmare'

Company not sure what to do with $1.3B in Yeezy sneakers, though it's mulling 'something good'

(Newser) - Adidas has about $1.3 billion worth of Yeezy sneakers idling in warehouses worldwide, the result of its split with Kanye West after a series of offensive remarks and actions by the rapper. Now the company is struggling to figure out what to do with the excess inventory in 2023,...

Elon Musk Is Apparently Building His Own Town
Elon Musk
Aims to Build
'Texas Utopia'

Elon Musk Aims to Build 'Texas Utopia'

'Wall Street Journal' has the scoop on emerging 'town' on farmland near Austin

(Newser) - Elon Musk's next big move: Building a company town, apparently. The Wall Street Journal reports that Musk or related entities have bought up to 6,000 acres of farmland outside the Texas capital of Austin. The goal has a Musk-like sound to it:
  • "In meetings with landowners and

Numbers on Adidas' Yeezy Loss Look to Be Huge

Company says if it can't 'repurpose,' sell existing inventory, it could lose $1.3B in revenue this year

(Newser) - Adidas knew it was going to take a big hit when it cut ties last fall with "one of the most successful collaborations in our industry's history": its relationship with Kanye West and his Yeezy brand of footwear and clothing, after the rapper made antisemitic remarks and exhibited...

Kanye Could Be Barred From Meeting the In-Laws

Jewish groups want him denied entry to Australia over antisemitic comments

(Newser) - Kanye West is reportedly preparing to meet his new in-laws in Australia, though a cabinet minister says there's a good chance he could be barred from entering the country. "I don't know if he's applied for a visa yet—but Google it, you will see that...

Report: Kanye West Kind of Got Married Again

TMZ says Ye wed architectural designer Bianca Censori in private ceremony, though no papers are filed

(Newser) - Two months after finalizing his divorce from Kim Kardashian, Kanye West is reportedly a married man again. The artist now known as Ye recently married Bianca Censori in a private ceremony, TMZ reports, though it adds the couple doesn't appear to have filed a marriage certificate to make the...

Survey on Antisemitism in the US Is 'Stunning, Sobering'

Anti-Defamation League sees a spike in antisemitic beliefs

(Newser) - Amid a spike in antisemitic crime in the US and anti-Jewish comments from the likes of Kanye West , the Anti-Defamation League decided to take the nation's temperature on the topic. One of the takeaways: The ADL survey suggests antisemitic beliefs have risen significantly in just three years, reports NPR...

We Stared at the Worm: Pop Culture Moments in 2022

A 12-month look back at what got us buzzing

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, in, and maybe out again. Tom Cruise was back. Serena Williams stepped aside, and Tom Brady too—oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. OK, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon landing, or...

Kim Kardashian Talks About Co-Parenting With Kanye

'It's really (expletive) hard'

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian broke down in tears on a podcast discussing not so much the challenges of co-parenting—but of co-parenting with Kanye West. "It's really f---ing hard," she said on the Angel Martinez IRL podcast, per CNN . Kardashian and West, now known as Ye, finalized their divorce...

Central Park Attacker Hits Jewish Man, Yells 'Kanye 2024'

Suspect at large, 63-year-old victim in Central Park is recuperating

(Newser) - Critics are blaming Kanye West's recent string of antisemitic remarks for an attack in New York's Central Park. The NYPD says an assailant attacked a 63-year-old Jewish man in the park while yelling "Kanye 2024" and Jewish slurs, reports CNN . The suspect is at large, and the...

Ye Just Keeps on Talking About Hitler

'Jewish people, forgive Hitler,' rapper says in interview with Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes

(Newser) - Kanye West's "unhinged" tour continues. After bringing white supremacist Nick Fuentes to meet with former President= Trump , followed by an appearance on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' show in which West proclaimed "I like Hitler" and "I love Nazis," the 45-year-old rapper showed up in an...

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open
SNL Skewers Herschel Walker
in Cold Open

SNL Skewers Herschel Walker in Cold Open

Kenan Thompson portrays the Georgia candidate

(Newser) - SNL isn't easing up on Herschel Walker in the final days ahead of his Georgia Senate runoff. The cold open of Saturday Night Live featured Kenan Thompson as Walker strategizing with Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell (James Austin Johnson), John Cornyn (Mikey Day), and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Cecily Strong), per...

Kanye West Suspended From Twitter Again
Musk Kicks
Kanye West
Off Twitter

Musk Kicks Kanye West Off Twitter

'I tried my best,' Elon Musk says after suspending account

(Newser) - A lot has changed at Twitter since the last time Kanye West was kicked off the platform, but his latest tweets were too much even for Elon Musk's looser content moderation policies. The rapper's account was suspended Thursday night after a series of what the BBC calls "...

Kanye West to Alex Jones: 'I Love Nazis'
In 'Unhinged' Interview,
Kanye Says 'I Love Nazis'
the rundown

In 'Unhinged' Interview, Kanye Says 'I Love Nazis'

Rapper's Infowars interview widely condemned

(Newser) - Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, is being widely condemned after an Infowars interview in which he told Alex Jones, among other things, "I like Hitler." After he added, "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis," Jones laughed before saying he "...

Kim Kardashian, Ye Reach Divorce Settlement

Looks like they'll avoid a trial that had been planned for next month

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents asking for a judge's approval of terms they have agreed on, including $200,000 per...

Trump Aides Struggle on White Supremacist Dinner

Republicans denounce former president's hosting of Nick Fuentes

(Newser) - Republicans on Sunday joined an expanding list of political leaders and anti-racism organizations that have denounced former President Donald Trump's dinner last week with a white supremacist. Trump hosted Nick Fuentes and rapper Kanye West, who recently lost endorsement contracts over his antisemitic comments, at his home in Florida....

Trump Says He Didn't Know White Nationalist He Dined With

Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West

(Newser) - Donald Trump has acknowledged dining with a notorious white nationalist and Holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago—but he says Nick Fuentes was a guest of Kanye West and he didn't know who he was. "This past week, Kanye West called me to have dinner at Mar-a-Lago," Trump said...

Adidas Investigating Big Allegations Against Kanye West

Former employees allege bullying, mind games, vulgarity

(Newser) - Adidas tolerated a lot of disturbing and deeply inappropriate behavior from Kanye West before it decided to cut its ties with him over his antisemitic remarks, according to former employees. The company says it is investigating allegations that employees involved with West's Yeezy line of sneakers endured "years...

Trump Hasn't Tweeted Yet, but Kanye West Has

After October removal for anti-Semitic tweets he posts 'Shalom :)'

(Newser) - Ye, or Kanye West as he was formally known, was restricted from Twitter in October after posting a slew of anti-Semitic remarks. He tweeted a flurry of messages around Nov. 3 and 4 (including one that said he was taking a verbal fast for a month), then nothing until Sunday,...

On SNL , Chappelle Talks Kanye, Avoids Trans Jokes
Has Some
Advice for Kanye

On SNL, Chappelle Has Some Advice for Kanye

But comedian doesn't directly address his own controversy

(Newser) - Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live, and his critics who boycotted the show may be interested to learn he made no trans jokes . In his monologue, however, the comedian did have plenty to say about the controversy swirling around Ye —formerly Kanye West—and NBA star Kyrie Irving over...

Late-Night Hosts Couldn't Resist Poking at Ye

Late-night hosts pick fun at 'desperate' Kanye West, Elon Musk's sink

(Newser) - Late-night hosts had a field day with Kanye West and Elon Musk Thursday night, with Stephen Colbert announcing West wasn’t just restricted from social media platforms but was now banned from The Late Show . "I had to do it now because I was afraid that he would just...

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