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September 8th, 2019

‘KUWTK’ Premiere: Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Thompson Tried to Kiss Her Before True’s 1st Birthday – Yahoo Entertainment

September 8th, 2019
'KUWTK' Premiere: Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Thompson Tried to Kiss Her Before True's 1st Birthday'KUWTK' Premiere: Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Thompson Tried to Kiss Her Before True's 1st Birthday
From a pre-party reunion to some awkward sibling feuding, here’s a look at the biggest drama from Sunday’s ‘KUWTK’.
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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Specifically, the episode revolved around their daughter True’s 1st birthday, which took place in April. Khloe had a difficult time coming to a decision whether or not she wanted to invite Tristan to the party, following their split amid his high-profile cheating scandal.” data-reactid=”23″>Specifically, the episode revolved around their daughter True’s 1st birthday, which took place in April. Khloe had a difficult time coming to a decision whether or not she wanted to invite Tristan to the party, following their split amid his high-profile cheating scandal.

As we all know, Tristan did end coming to the party, and that was widely reported as the first time the pair had reunited since their split. However, Khloe revealed during Sunday’s episode that the two had actually gotten together a few days before.

“Tristan came over so we could get the whole weird first seeing each other [thing] out of the way, in private,” Khloe revealed in a solo interview. “I think that was the smartest thing. It was pretty awkward, but I feel like it would be weird if he saw True for the first time [in a long time] at her birthday.”

Speaking with her personal assistant Alexa Okyle while getting her hair and makeup done for the party, Khloe revealed that she had True answer the door when Tristan came around.

“She was like so excited. It was really cute, she was really excited. Like she was jumping in my arms,” Khloe recalled.

She went on to explain that Tristan stayed around and put their little girl to bed for the first time in forever, but “with the intention to see me.”

After asking Khloe if she wanted to share a glass of wine — an offer she rejected — Khloe recalled that he asked for a hug.

“So I one-arm hugged him and he was like, ‘One? A one-arm hug?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah! That’s nice enough,'” Khloe recalled. “And then he tried to, like, kiss me, and I go, ‘This is the problem with you! You can’t just take what you get.'”

“Then, this morning, he was like, ‘Thank you for letting me see True. She looked great. You looked even better,'” Khloe continued. Needless to say, his flirtations weren’t reciprocated.

When Tristan showed up for the party, there was some awkwardness between the two, but it was nothing compared to the awkwardness that everyone else seemed to feel about his presence. Khloe was the only one who seemed to be trying to be amiable and accepting of Tristan’s appearance at the celebration — apart from her mom, Kris Jenner, who was the loudest champion for making sure True got a chance to spend her special day with her dad.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="In fact, the real drama didn't arise from Tristan and Khloe, but rather a strange exchange between Tristan and Kanye West, who spent quite a long time chatting at the party away from everyone else.” data-reactid=”33″>In fact, the real drama didn’t arise from Tristan and Khloe, but rather a strange exchange between Tristan and Kanye West, who spent quite a long time chatting at the party away from everyone else.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="When Kim Kardashian-West&nbsp; — who’d been very vocal about wanting Khloe to shun Tristan entirely — came up to talk with her husband about what he and Tristan were discussing, the rapper revealed that Tristan had a problem with Kanye letting KUWTK use one of his songs for a promo ad.” data-reactid=”34″>When Kim Kardashian-West  — who’d been very vocal about wanting Khloe to shun Tristan entirely — came up to talk with her husband about what he and Tristan were discussing, the rapper revealed that Tristan had a problem with Kanye letting KUWTK use one of his songs for a promo ad.

It was some very specific drama about music rights and unfair representation that Kim looked visibly annoyed over, while Khloe wanted nothing to do with whatsoever.

“I’m already so anxious and this is so hard for me to have Tristan at True’s party, and I’m just trying to be mature and put my s**t to the side,” Khloe shared in a solo interview. “I don’t need Kim’s extra s**t.”

Khloe got emotional talking with Kim and Kanye, who tried to explain the music-related beef and Khloe was having none of it.

“It is what it is, but I don’t need at my daughter’s birthday for any of this to be a discussion!” Khloe said, before walking off in tears. “I don’t give a f**k… I’m done.”

Check out the video below to see more on True’s birthday.

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Hurricane Dorian: Newlywed couple says their wedding went ‘awesome’ despite storm – Global News

September 8th, 2019

Pokémon Masters is no Pokémon Go, but good enough for $26 million in first week – Digital Trends

September 8th, 2019

Pokémon Masters is no Pokémon Go, but good enough for $26 million in first week  Digital Trends

Pokémon Masters earned $26 million in its first week, which is not enough to match the overwhelming popularity of Pokémon Go in its first seven days.

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Kanye West Taps Chance the Rapper for Sunday Service in Chicago – HYPEBEAST

September 8th, 2019

Prior to the release of his forthcoming project, Jesus Is King, Chicago-native Kanye West graced his hometown with the latest installment of his weekly gospel and worship Sunday Service series earlier today. Albeit a rainy day in Chicago, West came out in full force alongside the choir, performing “Jesus Walks” as well as tapping Chance the Rapper to perform his verse from The Life of Pablo’s “Ultralight Beam.”

Though the livestream has ended, fans can watch the livestream via YouTube below. Around the 45-minute mark, fans can also take a look at Kanye doing what he does best — making an eclectic beat on-the-spot. The Chicago performance originally released free tickets for the event on Saturday, which were rapidly eaten up by hungry fans eager to see the artist live, and follows Ye’s previous Sunday Services in Calabasas, Coachella, San Fernando Valley, Dayton, and Watts.

Kanye West’s Jesus Is King is slated to drop on September 27.

For more Ye news, the artist just bought himself a $14 million USD ranch in Wyoming.

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Nissan to discuss Saikawa successor at meeting on Monday – Japan Today

September 8th, 2019

Nissan Motor Co’s nominating committee will discuss potential successors for Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa at a meeting on Monday, after he privately signaled his readiness to resign, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

The resignation of Saikawa, a protege of former chairman Carlos Ghosn, would mark the latest upheaval over governance at the troubled Japanese automaker. The company has struggled to right itself following Ghosn’s dramatic arrest and subsequent ouster last year.

It was swept up again in crisis when Saikawa last week admitted to being improperly overpaid and in violation of internal procedures. That admission followed an internal investigation.

Nissan’s board is scheduled to meet on Monday. The company, and its relationship with top shareholder Renault SA, has been damaged following Ghosn’s arrest for alleged financial misconduct in November and subsequent departure.

“The nominating committee will also meet today and discuss the selection of successor and the timing of the resignation,” the source said, requesting anonymity because the information has not been made public. “Saikawa isn’t at all clinging to his president’s chair.”

The timing of Saikawa’s resignation was not immediately clear. He has told some executives of his intention to resign, the source said.

The chief executive earlier told reporters that he wanted to “pass the baton” to the next generation as soon as possible, the Nikkei newspaper reported.

Nissan was not immediately available to comment.

Pressure has mounted on Saikawa given the company’s poor performance and strained ties with Renault. Profit has tumbled to an 11-year low and prompted hefty job cuts.

An alliance source told Reuters that a nominations committee established in June to find a successor to Saikawa had drawn up a shortlist containing more than 10 possible candidates.

Names included Jun Seki, who is overseeing the company’s performance recovery, Chief Competitive Officer Yasuhiro Yamauchi, and Makoto Uchida, chairman of Nissan’s management committee in China, one of its largest markets, said the alliance source, who also spoke on condition of anonymity.

The search and vetting process would likely take about six months as the committee considered both Japanese and non-Japanese candidates for the role, a third person with knowledge of the issue has previously told Reuters.

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Apple: It’s Go Time – Seeking Alpha

September 8th, 2019

Empath’s AI detects emotion from your voice – VentureBeat

September 8th, 2019

Empath’s AI detects emotion from your voice  VentureBeat

Japanese startup Empath is developing AI that can suss out a person’s emotion from their intonations. It’s principally deployed in call centers so far.

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Oil rises as Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister – CNBC

September 8th, 2019

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Oil rose on Monday on expectations that Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, will continue to support output cuts by OPEC and other producers to prop up prices under new Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.

Prices climbed for a fourth day and were also supported by comments from the United Arab Emirates’ energy minister that OPEC and its allies are committed to balancing the crude market.

Global benchmark Brent was up 61 cents, or 1%, at $62.15 a barrel by 0649 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate was up 65 cents, or 1.2%, at $57.17 a barrel.

Salman, a long-time member of the Saudi delegation to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, was named minister on Sunday, replacing Khalid al-Falih. He is the son of Saudi King Salman. It is the first time the energy portfolio has been handed to a member of the royal family.

He helped to negotiate the current global agreement on supply cuts between OPEC and non-OPEC countries including Russia, a group known as OPEC+. 

A Saudi official said on Sunday there would be no shift in Saudi and OPEC policy.

“The change at the top doesn’t necessarily mean a shift in policy as much as it’s being viewed as a move to improve relations within OPEC and with non-OPEC producers in the wake of the latest Russian compliance fissures,” said Stephen Innes, Asia Pacific market strategist at Axi Trader. 

Russia’s oil output in August exceeded its quota under the OPEC+ agreements.

UAE Energy and Industry Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said on Sunday that members of OPEC and non-OPEC producers were “committed” to achieving oil market balance. 

Trade and geopolitical tensions are affecting the market more than demand and supply, Mazrouei said, but he was quick to rule out hasty steps influenced by the trade war between the United States and China.

“The fear of slower (oil) demand is only going to happen if that tension is escalating and I am personally hopeful that is not the case,” Mazrouei told Reuters on Sunday.

Prices on Monday were also supported by a rise in oil imports in China in August, with shipments to the world’s biggest importer up 3% from July and nearly 10% higher in the first eight months of 2019 from a year earlier.

In the United States, drilling companies cut the number of operating oil rigs for a third week in a row last week.

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Succession introduces the Bizarro Roys in “Tern Haven” – The A.V. Club

September 8th, 2019
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Guys, what happened to Shiv in London? I bring that up now because, though it’s not explicitly mentioned again after the intro, the weight of whatever happened seems to loom like a storm cloud over “Tern Haven.” Maybe I’m just being paranoid and Shiv’s shattered confidence is just residue from the way Logan downplayed her last week, but she seems on shakier ground at the top of this episode than she did at the end of the last one, which makes me feel like, in what would be a very un-Succession-like move, we’re going to go back and revisit whatever it was that happened there. I feel like it might have something to do with whatever it was that made her such a mess when she and Tom first met, a nugget of personal history she revealed last season. Sarah Snook mentioned in some interview that I can’t find at this moment that we’d soon get a glimpse of just what it was that initially brought them together, and I am very, very intrigued.

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Anyways, regardless of what brought it on, insecurity is a fresh look on her. Since the first episode, Shiv’s exuded a confidence that colored her dealings with family, her love life, and her maneuvers through politics. The only thing that’s really shaken her up so far is the prospect of a monogamous marriage with Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), something she quickly remedied. Such is the power of Logan (Brian Cox), I suppose, who refuses to publicly announce Shiv as his successor, not when she asks urges him to at the top of the episode and not when Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones) tries to make it part of their acquisition deal. “That’s not quite how I do things,” Logan intones.

But let’s rewind for a second: Tern Haven is the name of the Pierce estate, the setting for most of this week’s episode, and, though it’s no Austerlitz, it certainly helps distinguish the PGM overlords from the Roys. Where the Roys are all glass, steel, and swears, the Pierces are wood, candlelight, and classic literature. It’s new money vs. old money, and it makes for some amusing cultural clashes between the brutish Roys and the lyrical Pierces, who meet while striding towards each other in a scene that can’t help but evoke “The Bizarro Jerry.”

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Anyways, as Gerri (J. Smith Cameron) informs us, the “whole edifice” of the Pierce organization is crumbling due to a declined readership and, in a reflection of our current times, a general lack of interest in news that doesn’t operate first and foremost as entertainment. They’re amenable to Logan’s $24 billion offer, but they’re also inquiring about the “moral character” of the Roy clan, which, honestly just feels like them covering their asses ahead of a deal they know they need to make. Like with Gil Eavis, the idealists are happy to fall in bed with their enemies when the walls start closing in. As such, Logan orders everyone to make nice during an overnight stay, with Tom serving as “the straw man for the sins of ATN,” a role he’s willing to play. Logan’s relying on Shiv, meanwhile, to help him work over matriarch Nan, as the pair share similar politics.

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Shiv, however, flails in the spotlight. First, she aims for flattery and, in doing so, degrades ATN. Then, in trying to assert her father’s financial strategy, she makes Pierce sound like a mere asset. “I suppose that just makes me a prim little matron if I object to being fumbled by the invisible hand of the market?” Nan asks. Logan is annoyed and Shiv senses it. She takes Tom outside and sounds near tears when she declares, overwhelmed with emotion, “I really want this.” That leads to her grand mistake, which director Mark Mylod eases us into with a slow, agonizing zoom on Shiv, who’s suffocating beneath her tightening anxiety. Couple that with the pace, the awkward patter, and the simmering rage bubbling beneath Cox’s pivots, and Shiv’s next line lands like a bomb: “Oh, for fuck’s sake, Dad, just tell them it’s gonna be me.”

While this isn’t what Logan wants to hear, it’s good news for Nan. The next morning, she agrees to the Waystar acquisition. “Eight straight quarters of losses is a hard truth and we can’t do good news without deep pockets,” she admits. She asks for board seats, editorial protections, and even a demotion for Tom—“I won’t have that man overseeing our news”—all of which Logan agrees to. He won’t, however, publicly announce Shiv as his successor, which causes Nan to pull back. When Logan urges her to think about the money, she drops her perfunctory smile. “You can’t put a value on what we do.” Logan, in a display of monstrous, inarguable power, retorts, “Funny, I have put a value on what you do.” She tries to resist, but by episode’s end the Roys are on their way to owning the Pierces. “Money wins,” Logan says.

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Logan knows his words can move mountains. He knows their power. And he’s cruel because he wields that power. He flaunts the way he can lift you up and break you down. That’s what he’s doing to Shiv, who he wants to see work and suffer and grovel for her crown. Having seen the failures of privilege, he won’t outright gift his wards power—he will, however, dangle it. And it’s not Shiv’s decision when he completes the transaction, nor is it Nan’s. Not even the future of Waystar is enough to get him to compromise on that front.

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But let’s talk about the other factor that helped Waystar secure Pierce: Kendall (Jeremy Strong). If there exist bizarro versions of each of the Roys in the Pierce family—we’ll get to Connor and Maxim soon, I swear—Kendall’s is Naomi Pierce (Annabelle Dexter-Jones), a fellow addict who’s had as many public dust-ups as he’s had private ones. Still, for all of her fuck-ups, her opinion is cherished by Nan. After the pair run off into the night together like lovesick teenagers, Naomi informs him she “came to fuck any deal.” She recalls getting splashed across Waystar-owned tabloids when she was strung out and maimed in a car crash. “Fuck you. Fuck your people. And fuck your peace pipe,” she says.

But in a gorgeous moment that’s half-strategy, half-confession, Kendall urges her to think about what she could do with all that money. “Just imagine getting out from under all of this,” he says, no doubt wishing things could be so simple for him. “You can take the money and then just get the fuck out.” It’s a sad moment in an encounter that, despite all the drugs and laughter, feels altogether sad. They’re miserable rich kids who were handed everything and fucked it all up, only to become pawns in their family’s games. “You’re such a little nothing, aren’t you?” Naomi asks him, a question that’s just as directed at herself. She tells Nan to sell. And, though Kendall might have saved the day, he still wakes up caked in his own shit.

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Also sad? Roman (Kieran Culkin) wanting Tabitha (Caitlin Fitzgerald) to pretend to be dead as he fucks her for the first time. That, as you might imagine, doesn’t go too well, especially once Tabitha demands some kind of autonomy in the situation. “If we politely agree on a wrong thing then it’s no longer wrong,” Roman says. “That’s basic boner arithmetic.” He retreats, then, to Gerri’s room, where the pair continue where they left off in the last episode. As Roman jerks off in her bathroom, she dubs him a “sick fucking animal” and cycles through all the shame-filled words you can imagine: “rotten,” “revolting,” “slime.” Most interestingly, perhaps, is her asking, “What if they could see you now?” Roman’s kink, if that’s what you want to call it, continues to hover in the nebulous realm of “wrong,” but it is compelling to consider how shame and self-loathing factors into it.

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And, because all of that was some blend of devastating and scandalous, the episode allows us to laugh at the odd couple that is Connor (Alan Ruck) and Maxim (Perfect Strangers’ Mark Linn-Baker). While Maxim perceives Connor as being on the “abolish the Federal Reserve, fluoride is poison, pissing in jars end of things,” Connor slags the Brookings Institute associate as a “deep state wonk with both lips firmly glued to the Soros teat.” Maxim gets his goat by asking Connor to name a single member of Congress, but Connor lets it go after they share a bottle of port. “I got tipsy and offered him the State Department.” Just a perfect pairing, those two.

Stray observations

  • Hiam Abbass’ Marcia has been mostly absent this season, though this episode shows her bucking against Logan’s micro-managing. I loved the little details of their bickering, especially her criticizing his “new world” wine cellar, but this plot still feels undercooked to me. Hopefully we’ll get more of her in the coming weeks.
  • Christ, the Pierces are insufferable. Shakespeare quotes for days, and a guy with nothing to do except collect PhDs. “Once you’re done you won’t have to waste the 12 seconds it takes to look up something on Wikipedia,” Shiv cracks. I wouldn’t have made her apologize.
  • I kinda hate how much I love wasted Kendall. Yes, it is very bad for him to be on drugs, but I feel like it’s the only time we ever see him smile! And Jeremy Strong has such a nice smile!
  • Poor Tom. He was playing his role really well—“I’m the right wing ogre at your service”—but he’s still going to get sacrificed. That certainly won’t sit well with him as Shiv continues her ascent to power.
  • Rhea made a little move herself, forcing Logan to bump up the deal to $25 million. One imagines in the future she could be a formidable force either for or against this immovable object.
  • Among the many topics Gerri tells the Roys to avoid is the “cruises rumor mill,” which makes me wonder if the cover-up from last season will stay covered up. We’ve been getting a lot of reminders about it lately.
  • “Romulus, when you laugh do it at the same volume as everyone else.” I feel seen.
  • The Electric Circus sounds great, though.
  • “Are you an actress or a poetess or something?” Jesus, Kendall.
  • “Penis cat.”
  • Greg is now Gregory, FYI.

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