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Kardashians Deny Their Kollection Is Brought To Us By Child Sweatshop Workers

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The Kardashians are guilty of many things, from perpetuating the idea that leopard print is acceptable to cheapening the institution of marriage more than gay people ever did, but they insist their tacky fashion lines aren't produced in Chinese sweatshops. Shockingly, it seems Star magazine didn't have its facts straight when it reported that the "family's fashion empire makes millions from child labor." The tabloid quotes Charles Kernaghan, Executive Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, but today he told TMZ that his comments in the article were taken out of context. He says the violations he described, such as workers toiling for 84-hours per week in disgusting conditions for just $1 an hour, apply to 75% of the factories in China's Guangdong province, but his organization has yet to find any evidence of human rights violations at the factories that make the Kardashian Kollection. Kris Jenner and Robert Shapiro, the former O.J. lawyer turned ShoeDazzle owner, say their factories are "strictly policed," and do not violate child labor or human rights laws. [TMZ, TMZ, E!]


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OMG! R. Kelly says he's written 32 new chapters of "Trapped in the Closet" and he's ready to film them, but he needs investors. Can we set up a collection fund? We need a Christmas miracle here! [TMZ]

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There's a rumor that Bill Murray shredded the Ghostbusters 3 script and sent it back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with the note, "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts." Don't believe this for one second because a) this comes to us via the National Enquirer and b) Bill Murray wouldn't tell a nasty lie like that. [Buzzfeed]

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As you may or may not have noticed, Naya Rivera performs "Santa Baby" on the Glee Christmas album, but the song wasn't in the last episode. Apparently it was cut, and now it's been released online. Perhaps it's for the best because it's unclear how this jaunt to the jewelry store could have been shoehorned into the episode. [TV Guide]
In other Naya news, she's the new spokeswoman for Proactiv, which she claims to have learned about from the makeup artist on Glee. Question for the peanut gallery: Does this stuff actually work or do they just have great commercials? [Us]
ZOMG! Helen Mirren is playing the "inner voice" of a character on an upcoming episode of Glee and it just has to be Lord Tubbington! [E!]


  • For some reason Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom decided it was necessary to hire six realtors to look for a place in Dallas. This created some bickering over who gets a commission, but the couple has already settled on a $7,500 per month condo in the W Hotel. [TMZ]

    Important update for those of you who aren't ashamed to call yourselves nerds because you've never finished Ender's Game [cough]: Harrison Ford and Abigail Breslin have joined the cast. [N.Y. Mag]

    Patti Stanger continues to be awful while suggesting potential matches for Chris Colfer and Lea Michele. [E!]

    Apparently marriage didn't stop Ashton Kutcher from hooking up with the ladies, so it's no surprise that he was spotted enjoying the company of three ladies in Berlin. [TMZ]

    Here's a recent conversation Miley Cyrus and her boyfriend had while taking photos with fans in Costa Rica:

    Miley: Babe, babe i gotta go, Im sorry honey i gotta go.
    Liam: No, no we gotta go
    Fan: Asshole
    Miley: What the fuck, are you for real?

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I hate this version of "Santa Baby" for the same reason I hate every version except for the original - they all involve women trying very, very hard to be very, very sexy. Whereas in the original, Eartha Kitt performed with tongue in cheek humor. She got that it was social commentary, not an actual appeal for gifts. So suck it Madonna, Calista Flockhart, Britney, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift and every other hapless media figure who unwisely dons the mantle.