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Published:Tuesday | August 2, 2016 | 8:00 AM

Kanye has furniture plans

 

Kanye West wants to design a furniture range with IKEA.

The 39 year-old rapper says he "has" to collaborate with the global furniture retailer and has always dreamed of designing his own collection for the company, because he wants to launch "more products" to his fashion line

Speaking to Annie Mac on BBC Radio One, the Famous hitmaker said, "I have to work with IKEA - make furniture for interior design, for architecture, and I know that if I do a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm where the TV goes on the side of the wall. Yo IKEA, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes - I want more products from Ye."

And Kanye - who launched his debut footwear range Yeezus with the sportswear giant Adidas in 2013 - has revealed he wants to design an affordable shoe capsule for the company.

Speaking about his plans for the label, the father of two - three-year-old daughter North and seven-month-old son Saint with his wife Kim Kardashian West - explained: "I'm going to Adidas and I'm like, 'Adidas, I know you've never made a shoe under US$50, but we have to make a shoe that costs US$30 and it's going be the coolest shoe of all'."

 

Jessica Alba speaks against gun violence

 

Jessica Alba called for the end to gun violence at the Teen Choice Awards.

The 35-year-old actress made an emotional speech at the ceremony on Sunday, which was held at The Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles, where she was joined on stage by a group of teenagers whose loved ones were slain in shootings in San Bernardino, California; Newton, Connecticut; and Orlando, Florida.

She asked viewers to tweet the hashtag #StopTheViolence and said: "Together, we stand with these teens. Now more than ever, we need to stop, feel and ask what's going on. It keeps happening, and it has to stop."

Along with Jessica's powerful words, Justin Timberlake gave an emotional and inspiring speech in which he told the teenagers in the audience that their choices matter. Picking up the show's first ever Decade Award, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his FutureSex/LoveSounds album, Justin said, "I'm here to tell you that you and your choices matter. My parents taught me to respect - respect myself and respect all people on the basis of their character."

"Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Don't waste your 20s ... be nice to your parents. I hope my son watches this one day. Go out, do the impossible and go on and become the greatest generation yet. What we do after that fall is how we make history, because impossible is nothing."

 

'Payne-ful' signing to Cowell's rival

 

Simon Cowell is a "bit annoyed" Liam Payne signed with a rival record label.

The 56-year-old music mogul feels it is partly his fault that the former One Direction star didn't choose to stay with Sony Music, but understands that it is just how the music business is.

He said: "It is a bit annoying if I am honest with you, mainly because it is another label who has now got your artiste who you worked with for so many years. But that is the music business, unfortunately. I don't think anyone else from the band will do that.

"We had spoken a lot - him and I - about what he wanted to do next. But I guess he read about Harry's deal and thought we weren't interested. My impression was that he wasn't in any hurry to make a record, because he discussed this last year. He was more into songwriting."

Cowell said, "I was teasing him, saying, 'If you come up with a great song, Liam, make sure it is for you and don't give it away. When you're ready, I am ready.' So I was a bit surprised. Of course, there is a part of you that goes, 'Maybe we should have had the conversation.' That, maybe, is my fault, but it has happened now."

 

Lights for Mariah

 

Mariah Carey has her entourage follow her around with a light. Amber Rose has claimed she once saw the Without You hitmaker with a "full entourage of people" who were responsible for holding a light up in front of her so she would always be picture ready.

Speaking on her chat show, Amber said: "I know how to take a picture. But one time I was at a party and Mariah walks in, and she has a full entourage of people that hold up a light this big in front of her face, so every angle that she turns to she has perfect warm lighting, just in case somebody takes a picture."

However, the 32 year-old model certainly isn't criticising Mariah, 46, as she quipped she wants to be her when she "grows up". She added: "She is a true diva."

Meanwhile, Mariah previously revealed she was "in over her head" when she first became famous.

 

Hamilton in-house battle

 

Lewis Hamilton is locked in a legal battle with a developer after he pulled out of a £3.5-million Caribbean house purchase. The Formula One star was hoping to use the villa to spend time with his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, but pulled out of the project when they split.

Italian designer Bernardo Bertucci told The Sun newspaper: "I really trusted him and we made a lot of changes in the original design. After six months he broke up with his girlfriend. One day when the villa was half-built, I received an email from him saying that he didn't want to go ahead. It's a sad story, but these things happen. I am pretty sure he knows he didn't behave correctly with me.

"I didn't want to take legal action, but it is very difficult to sell a personalised villa like this. I met him personally and he was very excited about the villa. He told me that when he finished racing, he wanted to live a quiet and relaxing life in Grenada, where his father was originally from," Bertucci said.

The home has been designed to Hamilton's specifications, including a recording studio for Nicole, who found fame as part of girl group, the Pussycat Dolls.

Lewis - who gave Bernardo the go-ahead over email - hadn't paid a deposit for the luxurious villa.

The first part of the case was won by Lewis, 31, at the Grenada Supreme Court in 2015. He is currently fighting an appeal.

 

Lohan still engaged

 

Lindsay Lohan is still engaged to Egor Tarabasov. The Mean Girls star is currently on a girls' holiday in Sardinia after a spat with her fiancÈ, but they are hoping to work things out.

The 30-year-old actress is hoping everything will come good for the pair, but her pals are reportedly worried she is just making excuses for him, TMZ reports. Meanwhile, Lindsay's pal Hofit Golan previously claimed Lindsay is taking a "pause" from her relationship, but insists they haven't "broken up for good."

She said: "This vacation is amazing, it's not a single girls' getaway or a post-breakup vacation. Lindsay is taking a pause in her relationship and joined my friends and I on holiday. All relationships have ups and downs and that is what is happening with Lindsay and Egor. They are going through personal matters, but it doesn't mean they've broken up for good. Lindsay just needed a pause."

Hofit also denied claims by Lindsay's father Michael that the Freaky Friday star is expecting a child.

 

Italian proposal to married Kate Moss

 

Kate Moss' toyboy has sparked speculation that he has proposed.

Count Nikolai von Bismarck, 29, reportedly got down on one knee during a recent romantic dinner in Italy and produced a ring before telling Kate, 42, in Italian that he loves her.

Ristorante da Ivo owner Giovanni Fracassi told the Sunday Mirror: "He chose his special moment after they ate soft shell crab and white truffle pasta, and everyone had gone home at 1 a.m."

"He shouted out 'ti amo' and then went down on his knee. It was very romantic.

He took out a ring and it was funny because he said it's for after she is divorced."

Kate married rocker Jamie Hince in 2011 and the couple split last year, but have not yet divorced. However, Fracassi told the paper that she and Nikolai want to marry in Italy.