Never fear, world: Lamar Odom is back.
The former NBA star attended Kanye West’s fashion show and album release party at Madison Square Garden in New York Thursday, with estranged wife Khloe Kardashian. It was his first appearance in public since he was hospitalized and in a coma after being found passed out at a bordello in Nevada in October.
West himself escorted Odom to his seat in the crowd, then took the stage, according to TMZ.
Marketing and networking skills in full force, West’s debut of his Yeezy Season 3 collection and album “The Life of Pablo” were quite the celebrity circus. E Online! reports that guests included Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Tyga, Kid Cudi, Jonathan Cheban, Austin Mahone, Anna Wintour, not to mention wife Kim Kardashian (blond!) daughter North West, and the rest of the ubiquitous Kardashian-Jenner clan, all wearing white.
The loudmouthed rapper didn’t disappoint, either. Lyrics of a new song (with Rihanna) called out Taylor Swift: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that b—- famous,” he rapped, referring to when he interrupted her speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
So have these two publicity hounds really buried the hatchet? It remains to be seen how Swift, no slouch at lyrics herself, will play this one.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grubhub and Match have released some mildly interesting information about dining and dating. Data from the online food-ordering outfit and online dating service indicates that having sushi on a first date increases the odds of a second date by 170 percent. (Apparently, adventurous sushi orders spike on V-Day.)
Also, San Franciscans are trailblazing sushi orderers, requesting the lion king roll (a California roll wrapped with salmon, baked and topped with special sauce) 144 times more often than the rest of the country, and salmon sashimi 24 times more often.
People are mad at Meryl Streep for saying “At least women are included” and “We’re all Africans, really” describing being on the jury at the Berlin Film Festival. … TMZ reports that Brazilian model Liziane Gutierrez is suing Chris Brown for battery in a civil suit in Nevada after a criminal complaint was dropped for lack of evidence.
Actress Christina Ricci is 36. … TV chef Aaron Sanchez is 40. … Actor Josh Brolin is 48. ,,, Actor-talk-show host Arsenio Hall is 60. … Actress Joanna Kerns is 63. … Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 64. … Author Judy Blume is 78. … Actor Joe Don Baker is 80. … Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 93.
— Staff, wire reports
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