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Of Course Kim K Photoshopped Her Kid Into The Family Chrissy Pic

The Kardashians? Photoshop? Never.

The Kardashians are no strangers to photoshop fails. Off the top of my head, there was the time Kim gave herself six toes, the picture that everyone assumed Khloe has edited her kids eyes in, and Kourtney’s… whatever this is. Bodies don’t work like that, Kourtney. The newest addition to this list though, is the news that Kim Kardashian has photoshopped North into the annual Christmas card.

This should be good

Normally we’re #blessed every year with a picture of the entire Kardashian/Jenner bunch for their Christmas card, but this year Kim and Kanye decided to go their own way. They said it was because getting the whole family together would be too stressful, which is a problem that almost every other family on planet earth has, but we all do it anyway.

After the picture of the Kardashian-Wests was posted – everyone decked out in a festive grey colour – people started pointing out that something was definitely up with North West.

As celebrities tend to do, Kim Kardashian went on Ellen and confirmed that, yep, they’d photoshopped North in.

“North was having a day, so she refused to be in the shoot. She just was crying because she wanted her specific hairstyle, whatever. I said, ‘Fine you’re not gonna be in the card. That’s the decision, you’re not gonna be in the card. I’m just going to take the family card without you.’ And she was fine with that. The next day she woke up and was like ‘Mommy, I really want to do a card.'”

So they called up the photographer, did a shoot with only North, and popped her in during the editing phase. 

I imagine North looked like this

Now, I don’t know about you, but pictures of kids screaming during holiday pictures are one of the greatest joys in life. Seriously, maybe it’s because I don’t have any kids of my own, but it’s a specific genre of picture that never fails to crack me up.

I don’t want photoshopped perfection, Kim. I want a kid having a tantrum during a serious moment. Drop the photoshop, and back away slowly.

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Adam Driver's Walk Out Is A Lesson In How Not To Interview Someone

"We still don’t understand why Adam Driver chose to leave the interview at that point.”

Adam Driver has found himself in the unique position of starring in two films that are absolutely everywhere at the moment: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Marriage Story. He’s making headlines this morning, not for the parts he plays in them, but for walking out of an interview after an interviewer played a recording of himself singing. 

The interview was for NPR’s show Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, and was happening in two different parts of the USA – Adam was set up in NPR’s New York studios, while Terry was in Philadelphia. The plan was for a clip of Adam singing during Marriage Story to be played in the middle of the interview, even though he’s spoken before about how much he hates listening to or watching back footage of himself acting. 

According to to the executive producer of Fresh Air, they gave him the choice of letting him take his headphones off so he wouldn’t have to hear it.

“We knew [that] he does not enjoy listening back to clips of his movies (that isn’t unusual, a lot of actors feel that way). So Terry invited him to take off his headphones while we played back the 20-second clip, and that our engineer in New York would cue him to put his headphones back on after the clip ended.”

“After the clip concluded we were informed by our engineer in NY that he had walked out of the studio, and then left the building.  We still don’t understand why Adam Driver chose to leave the interview at that point.”

When I originally read this news, I assumed he was being a diva. I mean, let’s be real, it wouldn’t be the first time a high profile actor did something petty. But the more I read, the more I sympathise with Adam Driver and think that the interviewers were way out of line and the walk out was justified.

In a 2015 interview – also with Fresh Air, mind you – Adam refused to listen to a clip of himself. When asked why, he joked about listening to bad acting and then said:

“Yeah, no, I’ve watched myself or listened to myself before, then always hate it. And then wish I could change it, but you can’t. And I think I have, like, a tendency to try to make things better or drive myself and the other people around me crazy with the things I wanted to change or I wish I could change.”

He’s also spoken about feeling sick watching the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and hiding out in the green room to avoid a screening of BlacKkKlansmen.

Anxiety can manifest in all sorts of weird ways. Walk out or not, from all accounts Adam Driver is a lovely person to be around. He may have left this particular interview, but I don’t think he was being deliberately pretentious. It sounds more like a reaction to a crappy situation that the interviewers shouldn’t have put him in the begin with.

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Why It Took 25 Years For Mariah Carey's Christmas Banger To Hit Number One

Make her wish come true.

After 25 years of being the soundtrack to everybody’s Christmas, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You has hit the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 – the first holiday track to take the position since “The Chipmunk Song” in 1958-59. Frankly it deserved to be there from the day it was dropped in 1994, so why did it take so long?

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When the song was first released, it wasn’t a commercially-available single and therefore was ineligible to chart according to the rules that were in place at the time. It did manage to reach number 12 on the Radio Songs chart that year, so it’s not like it was totally ignored, either. 

Since then, rules have had to change. The way we listen to music these days is just a tad different from the way we listened to music in 1994, after all. In 1998, the rule banning noncommercial singles was lifted, and All I Want For Christmas Is You hit the Top 100 for the first time. It spent a week at 83 in January, 2000.

In 2012, streaming was added as a criteria to consider when assessing the Top 100, and older songs were allowed to be counted if they made a comeback for whatever reason – for example, Christmas. Ever since then, All I Want For Christmas Is You has hit the Top 100 every single year.

In 2017 it entered the top 10 for the first time and hit number nine on the chart. In 2018 it hit number three, before finally taking the crown this year. 

While this is obviously a pretty amazing achievement for Mariah, she’s sitting on the cusp of some even bigger ones. 

All I Want for Christmas Is You is Mariah’s 19th number one hit. The only artists with more number one songs than her are the Beatles – who have 20 – so she’s right on the cusp of equalling their record.

This number one also means that Mariah has had a number 1 in the ‘90s, ‘00s, and ‘10s. Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Usher also Nobody has ever had a number one in four decades, so if All I Want For Christmas Is You can cling on until January, Mariah will be the first person to have a number one in four different decades.

So pop it on, sing all of the words (because I know you know them all), and all hail our new Queen, Mariah Carey.

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