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Kanye Received Millions In COVID-19 Loans After Kim K Became A 'Billionaire'

He reported $1.5bn in revenue last year.

Last week, Kanye West not only announced he was running for President, but celebrated his wife Kim Kardashian reaching ‘billionaire’ status with a bizarre arrangement of flowers and tomatoes. Fast-forward to this week and Kimye continue to make headlines with reports West’s business received at least $2M in COVID-19 aid from the US government. Hear all the details below:

According to The Guardian, Kanye’s business Yeezy received millions in loans as part of the government’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) designed to help small US businesses survive coronavirus lockdowns.

Not only did Yeezy report $1.5 billion in revenue last year, but his PPP loan has raised questions about conflicts of interest given his close ties to the Trump administration.

Earlier this week, The Daily Beast also reported that multiple businesses connected to Jared Kushner (who is President Trump’s son-in-law) were also awarded PPP loans into the millions. The Guardian states “other family members and large corporations also received money.”

Other major brands including fast food chain Shake Shack and Harvard University have reportedly returned their PPP loans after copping backlash from the public around banks favouring companies supportive of the Trump administration.

With a ‘billionaire’ wife and over $1bn in revenue last year, it’s understandable people are questioning Kanye’s loan from the government. However, according to Forbes – Kim Kardashian may not technically be a ‘billionaire’, after all.

The publication recently announced that Kardashian is probably only worth $900M after announcing the sale of a 20% stake in her KKW Beauty cosmetics company to Coty. 

It’s not the first time Kimye have faced negative press in recent times. Last week, Kardashian was slammed by her social media followers for bragging about the 14 “gorgeous Friesian horses” her family has on their ranch.

One Twitter user responded, “honestly the fact that you chose a moment in time when our unemployment rate is the highest it’s ever been since the Great Depression to brag about having too many fancy horses and then couldn’t even spell the breed correctly is the perfect illustration of America in 2020.”

At this point, Kim and Kanye’s antics are far from surprising – they continue their bid for billionaire status world domination, we can only watch on with dropped jaws.

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A Chris Evans And Lily James Romance Is Exactly What 2020 Needs

It might be the only thing to save this year.

2020 has been one hell of a year already, and I hate to break it to you but we’re only halfway through it. However, there is one thing that might take this year from dumpster fire to decent – and that is a Lily James and Chris Evans romance.

ICYMI, social media fandoms were sent into a frenzy this week when the pair were spotted ignoring social distancing rules whilst entering Evans’ London hotel during the wee hours of the morning.

According to Daily Mail they had previously spent the night at an “exclusive private members’ club together.” In an effort to throw off the paps, Evans and James exited their taxi separately and the actress even took the back entrance to the hotel. 

It’s adorable when celebrities think they’ve fooled us into thinking they’re just mates. Hear about Jacob Elordi and Zendaya’s failed efforts below:

It might not seem like a big deal to some, so if you aren’t across these two genetically-blessed and incredibly talented actors, allow me to explain. 

Chris Evans is perhaps best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for being arguably the best celebrity Chris. If you need proof, take a geeze at his relationship with his dog:

Lily James, on the other hand, is a British actress who has appeared in everything from Baby Driver, to Downton Abbey, Mamma Mia and Yesterday. The stunning actress was in a relationship with actor Matt Smith from 2014 until December 2019 when they decided to call it quits. 

A source told The Sun, “Matt and Lily’s break-up was mostly because their hectic schedules meant they could barely see each other,” and mentioned the pair had been trying to work on things during lockdown.

Meanwhile, Evans told Men’s Journal in May last year, “I want a wife, I want kids. I like ceremony. I want to carve pumpkins and decorate Christmas trees and sh*t like that.”

Is Lily James night out with Chris Evans the start of something new? We can only hope – 2020 is riding on this.

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Now Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Are Arguing In Court Over A Poo

This is getting messy.

At this point, it’s hard to remember a time when Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were happily married and not battling out in court for the world to see. Sadly, their messy legal battle has taken a seemingly petty turn and now the pair are arguing over a poo.

According to multiple reports, Depp testified in court this week that Heard “may have once pooped in their bed as a ‘prank”.

It’s not the first time poo-gate has come up in the Depp vs. Heard legal proceedings. The Mirror reports that during opening arguments, Depp’s legal team told the court, “Depp who in the end was forced to finally call time on this relationship, largely after behaviour by her and her friends following her birthday party in their flat in April 2016 (including he says, one of them defecating on his bed, something which Ms Heard blames on their tiny dog).”

Depp also addressed the poo incident, reportedly saying, “I understand that the following morning [after the party] Ms Heard (or possibly one of her friends) defecated in our shared bed.”

“On 12 May 2016, Ms Heard confessed to our estate manager, Kevin Murphy, that leaving the faeces in the bed had been ‘just a harmless prank’ thereby effectively acknowledging that she had been responsible, whereas she had previously sought to blame our dogs,” he said.

Later, he insisted their Yorkshire Teacup terriers were “too tiny to jump onto the bed nor able to leave faeces like that which was deposited on the bed,” according to the Mirror. 

The fact that these two are arguing over poop is mind-boggling, but the poo-in-bed saga has been kicking around for two years now. Reports of the incident first surfaced back in 2018 when Heard’s representatives claimed “Boo [their dog] has some serious bowel control issues.”

“There was never a joke, it wasn’t something done to be disrespectful,” the rep told the Mirror. “It was an innocent thing, it’s what pets will do.”

Perhaps the worst part of Depp and Heard’s legal battle is that the infamous poo is just the tip of a very big iceberg. The former couple have been locked in a public war for several years now, even though they officially split up in 2017.

Speaking of high profile celebrity divorces, hear about Jennifer Garner’s been getting on after splitting from Ben Affleck:

Currently, Johnny Depp is testifying in court as part of a suit he filed against The Sun over a 2018 article in which the publication called him a “wife beater.”

In a statement, Depp alleged Amber Heard was “sociopathic; she is a narcissist, and she is completely emotionally dishonest.”

“I am now convinced that she came into my life to take from me anything worth taking and then destroy what remained of it,” he reportedly added.

Who knows when the battle between these two will end, but quite clearly, this relationship was not meant to be.

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