Khloé Kardashian talks Amanda Bynes’ Breakdown, Kanye Tweets, and why her camel toe has gone into hiding

Photographed by Blake Vulgamott

“lube up” with this dash doll

Khloé Kardashian sits down at a coke-covered table; she swears this is atypical of her. We laugh as she wipes the table clean of the soda spill (what did you think we were talking about?) that took place prior. Immediately put at ease by her laid-back disposition, I almost forget that I’m sitting with one of the media’s most polarizing and recognized figures. Little did I know that in the conversation that would follow, we would discuss her rapidly shrinking camel toe named Kamille, the reason why she empathizes with Amanda Bynes, and everything she has learned from America’s favorite drag queen RuPaul. What's certainly worth talking about the most, though, is how this Keeping Up with the Kardashians star,  who by the age of 31 is a New York Times best-selling author and host of a record-breaking talk show, still finds time to post a lower-ab gym selfie garnering over a million likes on Instagram (we have our priorities after all!).

We caught (or shall we say kaught?) up with Khloé amidst a busy day of the Allergan Live Chin Up campaign kickoff, an initiative that’s designed to encourage people to not let the tough things in life bother them and get in their way. Upon arriving, we were greeted by photographer Peter Hurley who instantly taught us a lesson in proper selfie etiquette—something Khloé has obviously perfected—before we sat down with the Dash doll for a candid interview.

Learn how New York Fashion Week's favorite Kardashian stays positive and thrives in the face of adversity in the interview after the break.  

Photographed by Blake Vulgamott

Let’s start out with why you’re excited to be here today with Allergan Live Chin Up campaign.
Well, I really love what the Chin Up campaign embodies. It’s a philosophy that I live by. I am all for, “Let’s fix what we can about ourselves, but also, let’s not let the things that are technically negatives get you down.” Don’t bring me a problem. Bring me a solution. We’re all going to have fucking problems to figure out. But let’s do things for ourselves. Like, when I lost weight and went on my fitness journey, it was for me. It wasn’t about somebody else. I’d been told I’d been fat my entire life and I could’ve succumbed to plastic surgery or just really bad diets that are unhealthy for you, but I decided to make a lifestyle change and do things for myself and when I was ready.

I read your book [Strong Looks Better Naked], and in talking to you now, I’m reminded of the quote “Live your life, not your story.” 

How did you learn how to embody your truth and work through that experience?
It’s weird because I don’t. People always say, “Where does your strength come from?” And I don’t necessarily have a concrete answer. I think strength is built over time. I believe in God, and I think every trial and tribulation I was put into, it’s because I can sustain. I can handle it, and I will be able. I’m like, I know I have to get out of here somehow. I just would rather smile than cry. I’m that type of person. I want to live my truth. For example, like social media, whatever scale you’re on big or small, people will write whatever they want about you, but you can’t let someone’s perception of you define who you are. I love when people are like “Wow I’m so surprised by you” or like “You are really not what I expected.” Like, okay that’s kind of a backhanded compliment but I would rather people appreciate the human being they’re meeting rather than the character or the facade that they think that they know.

As you start to meet people who have this character or this huge image around them, you forget that they are real people, and I think that’s why people are so quick to say whatever they may.
It’s still me on Keeping Up [with the Kardashians], but it's 44 minutes of who I am, combined with my sisters’ stories, and it’s not like people on Kocktails [with Khloé]—when they watch my talk show, they’re like, “Oh we see such a different layer of you.” I’m like, "Yeah because that’s still a little more me." But there’s still so much more. These 44-minute shows that you see once a week are not all who I am. I think that sometimes we let the social medias of the world or the TV programs kind of—it’s easy to let that define you. Don’t believe my story but believe who I am, who you see in front of you. And we’re allowed to change. We’re allowed to rewrite our stories.

What does your family dynamic look like when one of you is under fire at a certain moment? What is the conversation like within the family?
Oh god, I don’t know how we would do it without our family. I see there’s a lot of celebrities and, you know, people say they’re having a breakdown and this or that. It’s like my sisters and I are on this journey together, so they understand when I—I call them champagne problems, cause they’re really not problems in the grand scheme of life, but they are problems we’re allowed to have. “Ugh, there’s so much paparazzi today” or whatever the fuck, whatever the issue is. No one else could understand what you’re going through.

Like the Britney Spears’ of the world who that’s—well she had a sister but—like Amanda Bynes, who was one person, like that’s really hard, that amount of pressure and just scrutiny on one person where no one else really understands their journey. So, I’m always very grateful that me and my sisters, we are on the same journey cause we just get each other. I think without them, I would probably go crazy and who knows, just run away. We’re incredibly honest with one another. Also, if one of us is maybe too full of ourselves that day, that’s what your family’s for: to bring you back down and to burst that bubble for you.

Photographed by Blake Vulgamott

Ok, so to come back from that, what are three things you do to keep your skin so beautiful?
Thank you! [laughs] Thank you! Well, I drink a ton of water, um, besides my Coke. I normally don’t drink Coke but I need some sugar right now. I wear sunscreen religiously and I sleep with oil—I am like lubed up to the nines when I sleep.

Oil Queen.
Yes, The. Oil. Queen. I sleep in it, and then in the day I don’t want any oil on my face, so, I’m confused.

So, what’s the best beauty advice you’ve gotten from a drag queen, and was she RuPaul? 
Hmmm, [laughs] well, I actually got great advice from RuPaul, but she didn’t give it to me. It’s from me watching [her]. So, I’ve done her show a few times, which I love. Once she’s all made up and, like, her lighting’s there, she literally won’t move. She’s like, “I know where my lighting is.” And when you talk to her, she, like, won’t look at you [laughs] but not to be rude, because she’s like, “This is my lighting.” And she’s like, “No matter what, a camera’s there”. Oh, she is on. 

I was watching, so I would talk like this too, [motions at a set facial angle] and never move my neck, cause I was like, well she’s doing that. And she has that. I just love—she knows her lighting. Definitely taught me lighting and angles.

So your Instagram might have a little bit of creative direction by RuPaul!
That’s what it should say, [laughs] yes.

So what’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done in a workout class or that’s happened to you [in one]?
I actually, so, one time, I have a camel toe problem—Kamille, [laughs] Kamille with a K. Now that I’ve lost weight, I swear my puss has lost weight too, which I did not know was an option but thank god. So she doesn’t care to be seen much these days but at the time she was a problem.

So you just owned her? At the gym?
Oh, very much so. And my sister Kourtney did not appreciate that. So she bought me these things, they’re almost like a maxi pad. I don’t know what they’re really called, but it’s to hide your camel toe. And it was like falling out of my pants, and it was like slipping. I was so uncomfortable I had to run. There’s this trampoline workout place called like, Sky High in L.A. We were doing this workout and I was like this is the worst time to be wearing this thing while I’m jumping up and down. So I had to remove it. I just said, “Kamille’s here. She’s at the class too. Get over it.”

So, what do you think of Kanye [West]’s tweets currently? 
I don’t know, what happened today? If there’s something…

Not specifically today.
Okay, I was like “I don’t know.” Kanye is the true form of an artist. And I think his art demands creativity. I love what he says. I just love his honesty and his just ability to really say whatever he wants and [he] kind of has no remorse. I hate when people tweet things and then they like delete it.  I don’t like deleters. Whatever you say, own it! Is he like wild and out there? Yeah, but I respect him for that. I like anybody who owns who they are. And, just like no qualms about it. That’s what I love. 

And Kris shares the same sentiment?
My mom? I think so. I don’t know. I would ask her. I’m sure she’s probably like “Ugh, what the fuck’s going on?” I’m sure she’d say the same thing about all of us like, “Shut the fuck up.”

We also see Margot Robbie take on Sharon Tate

The new trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gives a look at the Manson Family. In the previous clip, we saw Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio at their funniest. Now, we get to see Margot Robbie take on actress Sharon Tate, Lena Dunham become a cult member, and how the fictional and real-life story lines will intersect in the film.

Per a press release, the film—that follows a fictional story set around the time of the real-life Manson murders—"visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore."

In this clip, after being introduced to Dalton and Booth, viewers get to see how the latter ends up mingling with the Manson Family. As Booth picks up a girl (Margaret Qualley) on the side of the road, he unknowingly welcomes a Manson family member into his life and begins to visit their ranch. The fiction and real-life stories intersect when we find out that Dalton lives next store to Tate, who was murdered by the members of Charles Manson's cult in 1969.

Watch the new trailer for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ahead of its July 26 theatrical release, below.


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This photo proves that they are the chillest onscreen family

Sophie Turner just posted a photo of herself, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright—aka the Stark siblings—to her Instagram, showing just what the three used to get up to when the Game of Thrones cameras weren't rolling.

The photo shows Wright looking quite pleased with himself while sitting on a makeshift throne, wearing no pants. As he should be, seeing as (spoiler) his character, Bran, won the Iron Throne this weekend. Williams, meanwhile, is looking way too cool to be involved in the shenanigans, wearing a pair of black sunglasses and staring absently off-camera. As for Turner, she's looking away from her onscreen brother, too, nervously smoking a Juul.

"The pack survived," Turner captioned the photo.

This photo just goes to prove that the Stark siblings are the chillest onscreen family. (It also proves, yet again, that Turner's social media is an absolute delight.)

We're actually a little sad that this footage didn't make it into the final season, considering how many modern-day objects have been spotted in the show's last few episodes.

Photo via @mileycyrus on Twitter

Meet Ashley

Miley Cyrus shared the trailer for her forthcoming Black Mirror episode, and it's basically Hannah Montana set in a dystopian future. Cyrus is a pink wig-wearing pop star named Ashley who is rolling out an in-home virtual assistant, named Ashley Too, that looks like her and shares her voice. But, as is the case with every Black Mirror episode, this technology is not as cute and fun as it's advertised to be.

In the trailer, we get the idea that Ashley is all about wanting fans to "believe" in themselves—but underneath that pink wig, maybe she doesn't feel that same self-love. After Ashley Too introduces herself to fan and new owner Rachel, promising to be her friend, we get a look at Ashley's darker side. She's depressed and tired of the pop star life. A record label executive says to several people in the room, "She doesn't understand how fragile all this is." As they consider upping her dose of medication, Ashley's life is on a downward slope. "It's getting so hard to keep doing this," she voices over glimpses of a police car chase, performances, and breakdowns backstage.

But back to the technology: Does Ashley's breakdown also mean the breakdown of Ashley Too? Looks like it. We see Rachel's virtual assistant screaming, "Get that cable out of my ass! Holy shit! Pull it out," breathing a sigh of relief as soon as they pull it out. A title card then reveals the episode name, "Rachel, Jack, and Ashley Too."

Watch the full trailer and get a full view of Cyrus' cyborg-esque pop star look, below. Black Mirror returns to Netflix on June 5.

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Several actresses allegedly had "issues" with him

Lena Waithe's Showtime series, The Chi, just lost one of its main characters. Jason Mitchell, who was also set to appear in the Netflix film Desperados, has been dropped from both projects following multiple allegations of misconduct. He has also been dropped by his agent and manager.

Hollywood Reporter heard from a source "with knowledge" of The Chi, who says that Tiffany Boone, the actress who plays Mitchell's girlfriend on the show, is just one of several actresses who had "issues" with him. She eventually told producers at Fox21 that she could no longer work with him after filing several sexual harassment complaints. Apparently, her fiancé, Dear White People co-star Marque Richardson, would join her on set when she would shoot with Mitchell.

While news of Mitchell's alleged misconduct is just now beginning to surface, it looks like the ball started rolling on the fallout weeks ago. He was dropped from Desperados and replaced by Lamorne Morris before filming began. A source from the production team said that the producers received "specific information" that they reviewed and acted on quickly. Similarly, a source familiar with Mitchell's former agent, UTA, said the decision to drop him a few weeks ago was very quick following the allegations.

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Prior to the college admissions scandal, she said she doesn't "care about school"

Apparently, Olivia Jade wants to go back to school despite all those YouTube videos that suggested otherwise. Back in March, it was revealed that her mom, Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin, and dad, Mossimo Giannulli, had scammed Jade's way into the University of Southern California. Now, Loughlin faces jail time, and Jade lost out on plenty of lucrative ad partnerships.

According to Us Weekly, "Olivia Jade wants to go back to USC," per a source. "She didn't get officially kicked out and she is begging the school to let her back in." Another source though ousted Jade's real motivation to the publication. "She knows they won't let her in, so she's hoping this info gets out," they shared. "She wants to come out looking like she's changed, learned life lessons and is growing as a person, so she for sure wants people to think she is interested in her education."

Jade previously shared in a YouTube video she's in college for the "experience of like game days, partying" rather than the education. She also said, "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend... I don't really care about school, as you guys all know." Though these statements were made prior to the scandal coming to light, her brand partnerships didn't come into question until her parents were indicted.

Right now, despite previous reports that Jade and her sister would both be dropping out of USC, Jade's enrollment has been placed on hold—meaning she cannot register for classes, or even withdraw from the school—until her parents' court case comes to a close. Then, the school will make its own decision as to how Jade will be affected. I think, either way, she should have to pay off a few of her classmates' loans for all the BS she pulled.