Kim Kardashian Flees Viennese Ball After Blackface Incident

In a series of bizarre events that read like a half-baked plot arc from a dystopian novel, Kim Kardashian was forced to leave a Viennese ball early — abandoning the 81-year-old Austrian man who had paid her and her mother, Kris Jenner, $500,000 to attend the event with him.

Kris and Kim graced the Vienna Opera Ball upon the arms of Austrian entrepreneur Richard Lugner, a man whose Wikipedia page is approx. one-third devoted to famous women whom he has paid to appear at this ball with him through the ages (fun trivia: he was going to take Lindsay Lohan in 2010 but she missed her flight because she is Lindsay Lohan).

From there, circumstances only got stranger and more horrible: Lugner allegedly grabbed Kim several times and attempted to lose her security detail so he could be alone with her. Later in the night, one of the ball's staffers apparently approached Kim IN BLACKFACE and PRETENDED TO BE KANYE WEST. When she rebuffed him, he reportedly approached her again and said that he wanted the orchestra to play "Ni**as in Vienna."

Kim left early, because duh. Later, Lunger told press that she was "annoying" for not "sticking to the program." WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE ENTIRE WORLD? (Apparently, some of it was filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, so you have that to look forward in the not-so-distant future.) More pix at the link. [Daily Mail]


Kim Kardashian Flees Viennese Ball After Blackface Incident

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are probably engaged; Mila was spotted wearing a diamond ring on "that finger" (my favorite thing is when tabloids say "THAT finger" because it sounds very disparaging, like they're talking about a diseased, crooked finger that smells like a swamp — you know, THAT fuckin' swamp-finger). Anyway, they've been dating for two years and they're very cute and in love and the world rejoices for them. [E!]


Kim Kardashian Flees Viennese Ball After Blackface Incident

Lady Gaga wanted to perform inside of a six-story Doritos vending machine at SXSW, but the Man kept her down, citing "safety concerns." Goddamn it. [MTV]


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