What do you get when you mix Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Anna Wintour, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, George Bush and one extremely long bed? I mean, isn’t that enough?


The video for the Life of Pablo track Famous dropped Friday night, and the gang’s all here, butt ass nekked.

The video is a reference to a Vincent Desiderio painting called “Sleep,” though the original version features 200 percent fewer former presidents, pop stars and petrified baby carrots.


So who’s real and who’s just a waxen mold with expertly sculpted nipples? Vanity Fair investigates:

The video, which was filmed over a period of three months and cycled through four different formats and several different collaborators until West felt he’d achieved the result he wanted, leaves you guessing as to which of the celebrities are really playing themselves and which are presumably only there by the grace of some advanced prosthetic wizardry (will the real Taylor Swift please stand up?).

Kanye added that the personalities selected to doze peacefully (probably following an unhinged orgy) are not reflective of any value judgment: “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video],” he said. “It’s a comment on fame.”

The video debuted at a watch party held at the Forum in Inglewood. It will be streaming exclusively on Tidal for the next week.



[Vanity Fair]

Aspiring sportsmaster Justin Bieber took a little spill “playing” “basketball” on Friday, which was probably bad for his tortured body but turned out to be great for Snapchat. He looks like a baby who tipped over in his bath.

But Bieber’s a brave little soldier (robot), so his disgusting swollen ankle wasn’t enough to keep him from performing in Cincinnati as part of his Purpose Tour. This latest injury comes just a little more than a week after he vanished into a hole onstage in Saskatoon, Canada.


“Good thing I’m like a cat and landed on my feet,” he said at the time. Good thing!


  • Coldplay’s Chris Martin referred to Rihanna as “the Frank Sinatra of our generation.” Lots to unpack there. [Idolator]
  • Nick Lachey just paid $4.5 million for a home formerly owned by the late Jenni Rivera. The new digs have seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Why?! [TMZ]
  • Retired NFL player Herschel Walker has reportedly been dumped from numerous speaking engagements for publicly backing Donald Trump. [TMZ]
  • Johnny Manziel’s dad has some sobering words for his troubled son. [Bossip]

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