Kanye West Says "West" Is His Slave Name . . . and "Yeezus" Is His God Name
KANYE WEST named his new album "Yeezus", and now he's explaining WHY . . . if you can make any sense of it.
At a listening party in New York earlier this week, Kanye said, quote, "I want to explain something about the album title. Simply put, 'West' was my slave name, and 'Yeezus' is my god name." (???)
Kanye also said, quote, "I have a new strategy, it's called 'no strategy.' I have a plan to sell more music, it's called 'make better music' . . .
"I had to learn about 'giving,' this whole album is about 'giving' . . . this whole process is about giving . . . no [effs] at all."
"Yeezus" comes out next Tuesday. Guests include Chief Keef, Kid Cudi and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Kanye has confirmed that Daft Punk worked on "three or four" songs on the album, and super-producer Rick Rubin also lent a hand.
The Title of "The Tonight Show" Will Be Tweaked for Jimmy Fallon
The title of "The Tonight Show" will be tweaked slightly when JIMMY FALLON takes over in February. It's going to be called "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", as opposed to "The Tonight Show WITH Jimmy Fallon".
The "starring" part is a tribute to when JOHNNY CARSON hosted the show . . . when it was "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson". JAY LENO'S version was titled "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno".
Fallon's house band THE ROOTS will also move with him to "The Tonight Show".
Chris Brown Wants You to Keep Hating Him
If you hate CHRIS BROWN, you're not alone but Chris says bring it on.
He tweeted quote, "I like being the person everyone hates. Makes life exciting."
Jennifer Aniston's Mansion Has a Margarita Fountain
JENNIFER ANISTON's remodeled Bel-Air mansion allegedly features a margarita fountain for mixing drinks, a wine cellar and a Korean clay spa.
A source tells the Mail Online she and Justin Theroux may marry there. ''There's a slight chance they'll do something very small in the next few months. But Justin has told friends they may now just wait until their annual Christmas party and turn that into a wedding at home in Los Angeles.''
The New Superman is Just Making the Movie For the Money
Many actors talk about the art of acting and their craft when promoting their movies but not the new Superman. He's keeping it real. HENRY CAVILL did Man of Steel for the money.
He tells GQ, ''God, all those people who say, 'Oh no, the money doesn't matter.' Yeah, right. They're either mad, or they're lying. I mean, come on. 'Oh no, don't pay me anything, it's for the arts.' I'm sorry, no. Pay me the money. I'm not doing it for charity. I'm not a non-profit organization. Plus it's expensive flying back and forward to LA. You need a job that pays money. I want to be one of those names that producers want to hire because you put bums on seats.''
20% More People Watch The Tony Awards This Year
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS didn't say the N-word Sunday night but he did bring in the ratings.
"The 67th Annual Tony Awards" on CBS barely missed out on the top ten, finishing in 11th place with 7.3 million viewers, and up 20% from last year.
That's HUGE and chances are the producers will ask Neil back again next year. I certainly hope they will!