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Kanye West finally joined Twitter yesterday.

Upon hearing this, we had two thoughts:

  1. How was Kanye not on Twitter already?
  2. It's only a matter of time until Taylor Swift's account gets hijacked and Kanye's is proclaimed the greatest Twitter account of all time! OF ALL TIME!

Just kidding. Kanye's entry into the Twitter-verse began with this simple, boring declaration: "Up early in the morning taking meetings in Silicone Valley."

But then: "Lol I spelled Silicon wrong ( I guess I was still thinking about the other type of silicone ITS A PROCESS!! : )," Yup, he's definitely arrived.

New Twitterer

We expect at least 120 Tweets a day, Kanye.

The big surprise to those of us who follow West is that his Tweets are not in CAPS LOCK, the rapper's preferred method of communication on his blog.

Instead, he seems to prefer no capitalization or punctuation at all. Makes it a bit tough to read, but we'll take it over all caps. Much less threatening.

Kanye West may have joined Twitter later than many stars, but he can take comfort in the fact that his arrival was highly celebrated and anticipated:

He's already cracked 200,000 followers, and "predictedkanyetweets" - in which fans predicted future Kanye-isms - was a Trending Topic yesterday.

No Tweets so far about him shagging Shay, sadly.

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Kanye West has traded in short hair for gigantic breasts.

The rapper has moved on from Amber Rose and multiple sources - such as The Daily Mirror - now link him romantically to Shay. Yes, the Shay.

This Kenyan native is a model who moved to Great Britain when she was two years old. She's lived there ever since; stands five feet eight inches; and claims her 30JJ-26-37 measurements are all natural.

We have little doubt that Kanye and Shay will be together forever and ever.

Fortunately, Rose has also found a new love interest: she's been spotted out and about with Reggie Bush this summer.

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You're welcome, Taylor Swift.

In the light of the mammoth, global success this artist has enjoyed over the last year, culminating in over one million copies of her new album being sold already, that's the message Kanye West has for the 19-year old.

The Dazzler

If not for this moment, would Taylor Swift even have a career?!? Kanye West isn't certain.

On the radio radio show "Mojo in the Morning" yesterday, the rapper continued to bring up his 2009 MTV Music Awards incident and made it clear that his rude behavior at that event "spawned" Taylor's popularity. In his view, at least.

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Kanye West turns 33 years old today. Happy birthday, man!

The acclaimed rapper is best known for the following things:

  • A uniquely evolving hip-hop style and lyrical mastery unmatched by other artists in his genre, winning widespread praise from critics and fans alike
  • Being an egomaniac hothead capable of flying off the handle at any moment, a pattern culminating in his hijacking Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs
  • Pounding the crap out of the CAPS LOCK key
  • Dating Alexis Phifer and Amber Rose

Through it all, Kanye's always been a unique personality and performer - one whose next outrageous comments and amazing beats are always eagerly awaited.

West is and hopefully will continue to be one of our favorite entertainers both on and off the hip-hop stage. As a birthday tribute, click to enlarge more photos ...

  • A Kanye West Photo
  • Kanye is OK!
  • Friends with Fur
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Excuse us, Kanye. We're gonna let you wear that outfit, but we just have to say:

Fur is one of the all-time worst things you can wear. One of the all-time worst!

The rapper and weird girlfriend Amber Rose have ignored the pleas of naked, D-list celebrities everywhere and continued to don their animal-murdering coats.

Earlier this week, they were spotted in these outfits at the Louis Vutton fashion show in Paris. The killing of God's creatures aside, the attire simply looks ridiculous, doesn't it? Chime in with your take below...

Friends with Fur

What do you think of Kanye and Amber's coats?

 

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by Free Britney at

If you listen to music today, you're bound to hear some if not most artists aided by Auto-Tune, a phase vocoder that corrects pitch in vocal performances.

Thus, it has enabled individuals with no ability to sing, such as Kanye West, Heidi Montag and Britney Spears, among many others, to pretend they can!

In addition to correcting inaccuracies, auto-tuning vocoders can also be used to amusingly distort a human voice if pitch is dramatically raised or lowered.

Using this technology, you can turn anything into a good song. That said, below is a video detailing the year that was: synched up and perfectly in tune!

Here's Spencer Pratt, Octomom, Lady Gaga, Balloon Boy, Jon Gosselin, Sully the airline pilot, Kanye himself and even the U.S. President recapping 2009 ...

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at The Hollywood Gossip!

What would this traditional holiday be without family, food, football and reflection upon the things we appreciate most in life - in the case of THG, that means some of the turkeys we had the privilege of covering this year.

With that said, we present our Top 10 Turkeys of 2009 ...

10. Kanye West and Richard Heene (tie). Perhaps it's unfair to include him by virtue of one incident, but Kanye's hijacking of Taylor Swift's VMA speech was an all-timer. He's almost as full of hot air as Richard Heene's invention.

9. The Kardashians. Pregnancies. Breakups. Marriages. Reality shows. Twitter accounts. Blogs. So many Kardashians, so few ways to escape them.

8. Miley Cyrus. Whether she's grinding on stripper poles, angering Asians, making up her own controversies or deleting her Twitter, the teen can be a bad influence.

7. Tila Tequila. A late entry to the list thanks to her ustream rant. There's no PR stunt she won't stoop to, or article of clothing she won't remove, to get attention. 

6. Spencer Pratt. 2008's top turkey staged two weddings, caused an epic fiasco on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, pimped his own wife to Playboy and pretended to get a vasectomy on The Hills. For him, a relatively tame year.

Sorry, Spencer Pratt. You're only our sixth biggest turkey this year.

5. Sarah Palin and Levi Johnston (tie). One's a possible 2012 presidential candidate, the other the 19-year-old unwed father of her grandson. Both have gone rogue (one baring all in Playgirl, the other in a book by that name). Neither shuts up.

4. Perez Hilton. Talk about a fowl human being. With every ounce of fame the celeb gossip magnate garners, the more his own celebrity goes to his head and the more damage he does to his own causes. That will.i.am fight won't be the last.

3. Dr. Conrad Murray. Worst. Doctor. Ever.

2. Carrie Prejean. The dethroned Miss California became a phenomenon after voicing her opposition to gay marriage. She went on to become a self-serving, hypocritical, lying solo sex tape star who throws hissy fits on Larry King.

1. Jon Gosselin. No explanation required. When you're talking about turkeys, there's the Ed Hardy-wearing d-bag and there's everyone else playing for second.

Grade A Douchebag

The biggest turkey of the year, ladies and gentlemen. Need we say more?

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For the first time since the abrupt cancellation of the much-touted Lady Gaga-Kanye West tour, the former is speaking out, saying the two remain good friends.

"I didn’t drop Kanye," the singer said on SIRIUS XM's Morning Mash Up Friday. "When you’re really friends with somebody, you can make a difficult decision."

Their decision to cancel their co-headlining tour just weeks before it was set to kick off November 10 "was hard on both of us," she said, not giving a reason.

Theories posited for the tour getting axed range from poor ticket sales in the aftermath of Kanye's outburst at the VMAs to creative differences between them.

Lady Gaga says there was no falling out with Kanye West.

"When we were talking, I said, 'Even though this isn’t happening right now, I’m going to still go out on the road,'" she said. "He’s been very supportive."

As for what the possible hermaphrodite's tour, sans Kanye, will entail?

"I'm playing [to] just as many people in each city that I would have played on Fame Kills, but the ticket price is much lower," she said with a laugh.

"The difference between someone like myself and someone that’s three or four albums deep, is I'm still new. And my fans are so amazing and so loyal. They’re not normal top 40 radio fans, they’re like crazy punk rock fans."

"They come with lightning bolts and wigs and faint all over the place. They’re the coolest in the world. I want them to see a brilliant, amazing, life-changing show."

Here's a portion of Lady Gaga's interview ...

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by Free Britney at

Rumors that rapper Kanye West died in a car accident late last night sparked a massive online frenzy but are completely bogus, from everything we can tell.

In fact, it looks like the rumors were used to sling anti-malware scam. What losers. This is the lamest stunt since Balloon Boy (although it's far less costly).

Users searching for more info on the fictitious fatality are liable to get redirected to sites distributing spyware, malware and "scareware," researchers warn.

The rumor itself reportedly originated on notorious image board 4chan, the seeding ground for the Anonymous campaign against Scientology and others.

Kanye is OK!

PHEW: Kanye West is not dead. He is just fine, thank you.

Bogus reports, claiming Kanye West is dead after an accident involving two luxury cars in L.A., subsequently on social network sites Facebook and Twitter.

These reports didn't themselves point to malware-infested sites but made the topic of West's supposed demise a trending topic on Twitter, Google, etc.

Amazingly, some people believed it and even more amazingly, some people wrote hateful things about Kanye West, thinking his demise was the real thing.

The man may be a giant tool, but he remains a gifted artist who is basically harmless and besides, the guy died (or so you thought). So some respect!

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It was a moment everyone talked about for an entire week and will not soon forget, either. A moment that inspired much wrath and online video parodying.

As Kanye West stormed the stage at the MTV VMAs to declare that Beyonce should have won Best Female Video over Taylor Swift, we were dumbfounded.

So was Beyonce, who is now speaking about it for the first time.

"Well, I knew his intentions, and I knew he was standing up for art; and he told me before, when they said the nominees, he's like, 'You have this award,'" Beyonce, 28, recalled to O: The Oprah magazine editor at large Gayle King.

SIDE NOTE: If he's standing up for art, he's at the wrong award show. They're completely arbitrary! He may be an even bigger jackass than thought.

Beyonce, who was named Woman of the Year at the Billboard Awards over the weekend (Kanye would approve), said it went down like this that night:

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Kanye keeping a (somewhat) low profile. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

"When they didn't call my name, he was, like, completely shocked," Knowles says of West's reaction. "And when he walked on the stage, I was like, 'No, no, no!' and then when he spoke, and I was like, 'Oh, no, no, no!'"

Like her husband Jay-Z, who defended West as passionate, she doesn't condone how that passion translated into potentially hurtful actions that evening.

Knowles, who handed the mic to Swift after winning Video of the Year later that night, added, "But in the end, it ended up being a great night, and Taylor Swift did get her moment, and I didn't have to make an acceptance speech!"

After his outburst, Kanye West apologized multiple times on his blog, to Jay Leno and to Swift, and declared he was taking time away from the public eye to "analyze how I'm gonna make it through the rest of this life and improve."

He's putting his money where his mouth is, at least for now. It was announced last week that his Fame Kills tour with Lady Gaga had been canceled.

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