X Your Kinja blog will upgrade to our latest design on October 18 at 6AM EDT. Hollywood’s Walk Of Fame Throws Some Serious Shade At Kim Kardashian Kanye West, in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel that you might have missed last week, talked about how it was ludicrous that his baby mama Kim Kardashian did not have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. How did the Walk of Fame team respond? With a big resounding “Fuck thaaaat.” As a Walk of Fame spokeswoman Ana Martinez explained to the NY Daily News, Theyre not giving a performance, its just them going through their daily lives and rituals on TV. We honor people whove acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And its the same with music, people who maybe have gold records. Not even shade so much as a brutally true insult. Though perhaps Martinez is unaware that Keeping Up With The Kardashians actually did take home a statue: they won Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards. And no one can doubt how hard Kardashian worked to stage those supposedly overseas scenes. Kardashian and the star-studded sidewalk have more in common than you may think: they’re both cultural institutions that no one really cares about and both have been urinated upon by random men, but Martinez is rightthe Walk of Fame is a Hollywood institution with impeccably high standards. How else do you explain Vanna White, Judge Judy and The Harlem Globetrotters all having stars? Related
I like to shop for myself. You get to think about something other than work.” Says UTA partner and motion picture agent Blair Kohan (Mindy Kaling, Lena Dunham): “Fashion is an expression of emotion and creativity. The moment you dress for ‘power,’ it stops being fun. It’s not about power anymore — it’s about confidence.” Below: Stephanie Herman For Hollywood women, confidence is in the heel height. “They’re my executive armor!” laughs Klein, referring to her six-inch purple Alexander McQueens. “I have these in many colors. They make me feel tougher.” Same for Liz Paulson, casting and talent vp of 20th Century Fox TV. “I wear Stella McCartney black clothes and Louboutins in every color. Six-inch ones. And I’m tall!” STORY:Valentino, THR Host 2nd Annual ‘Power of Style’ Luncheon Summing up: black clothes with white, colorful heels and for finishing accents, Prada, Balenciaga or Givenchy bags, with jewelry. “Accessories are the personal detail,” says 20th Century Fox TV vp casting Stephanie Herman, who dresses up her cream and black clothes with delicate diamonds from Switch — and long, wavy blonde hair. Hair, it seems, is the final touch, an element of softness worn by stylish insiders across the board: Think Farrah Fawcett running a studio. “It infuses personality,” says Klein.
The Hollywood Reporter’s best stories of the week
View gallery A general view of the exterior of Linda Vista Hospital is seen during the “American Horror Story: Asylum” sleepover, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) The Hollywood Reporter’s list of its 10 best stories of the week: DARREN ARONOFSKY, PARAMOUNT SPAR OVER ‘NOAH’ FINAL CUT (EXCLUSIVE) The auteur and the studio are at odds over the final cut of a $125 million biblical epic plagued by troubling reactions from audiences in New York (largely Jewish), Arizona (Christian) and Orange County, Calif. (general public). http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/darren-aronofsky-paramount-spar-noah-648777 ‘LION KING’ IS BROADWAY’S FIRST $1 BILLION SHOW Disney’s musical relies on consistency, not sky-high prices, to hit a historic milestone. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/lion-king-is-broadways-first-648455?AP MANIC MONDAY: CBS RETOOLS LINEUP AS RATINGS FALL FROM GRACE Struggles for “2 Broke Girls,” lackluster comedy launches and a troubling start for “Hostages” leave next season’s “How I Met Your Mother”-less block looking dreary. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/2-broke-girls-hostages-ratings-648543?AP ‘FIFTY SHADES’: CHARLIE HUNNAM’S SCRIPT SHOWDOWN AND CHAOTIC FINAL DAYS Why the star got cold feet and the studio’s wish list of actors willing to step in, as a deadline to start shooting the sexy book adaptation looms. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/fifty-shades-charlie-hunnams-script-648778?AP ‘BRAINWASHING’: HOLLYWOOD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR GRADE-SCHOOLERS UNDER FIRE A partnership between ISPs, the MPAA and RIAA will include “age-appropriate concepts of sharing and ownership,” like illegally downloading movies because “taking without asking is mean.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/brainwashing-hollywood-educational-program-grade-648907?AP ‘BREAKING BAD’S’ VINCE GILLIGAN REVEALS DETALS OF ‘SAUL’ SPINOFF AND TERROR OVER WHAT’S NEXT The anxiety-ridden showrunner is mulling a Western film, saying “no” to dozens of film pitches and how Jeffrey Katzenberg courted him, even as he admits “the odds of winning the lottery (twice) are pretty infinitesimal.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/breaking-bads-vince-gilligan-reveals-648425?AP VINCE GILLIGAN TACKLES FOUR ‘BREAKING BAD’ MYTHS The show’s creator is on the hot seat as THR’s Aaron Couch drills him on four myths about the hit AMC series. With the finale behind him, Vince finally busts or confirms “Breaking Bad” fans’ favorite theories, plus reveals a X-Files shoutout that was incorporated into the show. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/vince-gilligan-tackles-four-breaking-648851?AP THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER NAMES THE 50 POWER SHOWRUNNERS OF 2013 THR’s annual list of TV’s top writer-producers reveals the latest swings in the revolving door of who’s on top — and what it takes to stay there. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/hollywood-reporter-names-50-power-648546?AP THE BIG PROBLEMS BEHIND THE DELAY IN A NEW ‘BRIDGET JONES’ MOVIE As Helen Fielding’s third book piques interest, a rival project and Renee Zellweger’s fading star could prevent a trilogy. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bridget-jones-big-problems-behind-648542?AP STAN LEE’S INDIAN SUPERHERO ‘CHAKRA’ TO PREMIERE ON COUNTRY’S CARTOON NETWORK IN NOVEMBER The “Spider-Man” creator’s movie “Chakra: The Invincible” will also bow on “Angry Birds” creator Rovio Entertainment’s ToonsTV platform. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/stan-lees-indian-superhero-chakra-648909?AP It is drawing young and old, men and women, art-movie fans, sci-fi geeks, and Christian evangelists. But Hollywood had serious doubts it would reach orbit.