Kanye West Is ‘In Tears’ Over Success Of New Album!

Yeezy season is here!

Last Friday, Kanye West dropped his new album Ye, and on Saturday afternoon, every song from the LP occupied the top seven spots on Apple Music and Spotify.

Related: Kanye Says Beef Between Drake & Pusha T Is “Dead Now”

That day, Kim Kardashian‘s husband proudly took a screenshot of the Apple Music chart rankings, and posted it to his Twitter account!

The rapper shared:

On Monday, the musician told his millions of social media followers that he is “in tears,” and feels “blessed” for everyone’s love and support.

Love him or hate him, Kanye delivers hit after hit!

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Paris Hilton Sheds Tears Testifying Against Her Hacker In Court: ‘I Have Been Violated So Many Times In My Life’

Paris Hilton will never be the same after being the victim of a hacker.

The socialite couldn’t stop herself from crying in court as she testified against Paystar Bkhchadzhyan — the woman who was sentenced to 57 months in prison to bank fraud conspiracy on Monday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from Paris’ bank accounts and nude photos from her iCloud account.

Related: Paris Says Her Sex Tape Leak Was ‘Like Being Raped’

Paris made it clear in court that she has been deeply affected by the crime; not only will she never store nudes on her iCloud account again, she’s now scared to be home alone!

She said in front of the judge:

“This has impacted me in so many ways. I am constantly looking over my shoulder and even scared to walk into my home alone fearful that this woman or her boyfriend or other dangerous friends are inside there waiting to hurt me or steal from me.”

As we reported, Bkhchadzhyan allegedly hacked into Paris’ bank accounts, used her credit cards, and even impersonated the heiress, emailing Paris’ assistant to wire over $ 80,000 to the hacker’s personal account.

After the ruling was made, the Simple Life star was seen outside the courthouse speaking with reporters, looking pleased that justice had been served. Good for her!

Read her full testimony, obtained by The Blast, below:

“Thank you your honor. It is very important for me to stand here today and pursue legal action on behalf of myself, my family and anyone who has been targeted with hacking. This was stealing and an invasion of my privacy. Public figure or not, no one should be a target for this crime. I hope that by being here today it brings awareness that this won’t be tolerated and moving forward it doesn’t continue to happen to me or anyone else.

“When I first found out that my personal emails, iCloud, credit cards and identity had been stolen and taken over by some stranger I felt so upset, hurt and violated. The defendant not only hacked into my accounts and made credit cards with my name on them but somehow found a way to hack into the email accounts of my employees, my friends and my family members such as my father and sister. The defendant started contacting me personally thru text after she impersonated me to a phone company and took over my cell phones where she actually had set it up so that she had her own phones that were directly linked to mine receiving all of my personal texts, emails, whatsapp conversations, private photos and videos.

“The defendant was impersonating to be someone else and she lied to me, tried to con, scare and extort me for money saying that these other women had broken into my iCloud and stolen private photos and messages and threatening me that if I did not pay for my pictures and my private information that it would be sold to the media to be leaked to public. I was told that they were already in talks with reporters and media companies interested. I was so upset, distraught and terrified that I could hardly sleep that entire week constantly being contacted by this woman who had targeted me and my life. It was so scary, upsetting, disturbing, shocking, and stressful to be threatened and extorted in such a way.

“It even got scarier when the front gate security guards in the gated community where I live started getting very heated calls from a woman they said was very rude impersonating me and demanding that her guests only be let into the gates of my private community but also to be let into my house. During this time I was in Switzerland terrified that these strangers were going to break into my home and steal everything.

“When she was not allowed past the security gate or into my home she started writing extremely rude messages to my assistant Angie Enos again impersonating and pretending to be me and demanding that Angie wire $ 50k into her account. At this point my assistant knows that I would never speak to her in such a rude way so she contacted me over the phone to ask if I had asked for the wire and I said no. Then because this woman could not get the wire from my assistant she targeted my parents and wrote my mother very rude messages demanding that she take out $ 50k in cash to be sent to her from my mothers account. My mom then contacted me to ask if it was me because she knew that I would never be asking for money from her. The defendant then again using my private email account started writing several of my friends asking them to send private photos of us together and other personal questions all the while my friends are thinking it is me asking since this is all being written from my personal email account. It was never ending. This was so stressful.

“Then we discovered from the Roosevelt Hotel that the defendant impersonated me once again and booked the penthouse suite at the hotel to throw a New Year’s Eve party ordering tens of thousands of dollars of champagne on my credit card. Also being extremely rude to the staff at the hotel. Also using my credit card to go buy watches and other expensive items. The defendant also used my identity and credit card information at the Mr. C Hotel in Beverly Hills spending on my credit card for room and personal entertainment. Now it has made me very scared, terrified and traumatized. This has impacted me in so many ways. I am constantly looking over my shoulder and even scared to walk into my home alone fearful that this woman or her boyfriend or other dangerous friends are inside there waiting to hurt me or steal from me.

“This woman targeted me in such a way that I will never forget or get over it. I feel so incredibly violated. She was trying to get all my user names and passwords for every single one of my email and bank accounts. She took over my life and identity. She tried to shake me up for money. It was all so unbelievable and crazy that it truly seemed like something out of a movie. I have a very busy schedule and was supposed to be out of town today but I rescheduled my trip just to be here because I wanted you, your honor, to know and understand just how much this truly affected me and what a serious crime this is.

“I have been violated so many times in my life and I am sick and tired of just brushing it under the rug and not standing up for myself. I want the defendant and any other hackers out their who are planning to target me or anyone else that this is wrong, highly illegal and a serious crime and it will not be tolerated and if they attempt again then they will be punished for their despicable actions. No one should ever have to go through this or made to feel this way and I hope by being here today it will help make a difference and make people think twice before they attempt or try to do such deplorable things to another person and hopefully put a stop to this. Thank you, your honor.”

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Rita Ora Fights Back Tears While Paying Tribute To Avicii With Performance Of Lonely Together

This is powerful to watch…

Rita Ora was performing at 538Koningsdag Festival in the Netherlands on Friday night when she stopped mid-show to pay tribute to the late DJ Avicii, after his death last week in Muscat, Oman.

As you can see (above), Rita Ora got very emotional as she stopped the show, and then followed up a quiet, poignant moment with the crowd by performing Lonely Together, the collab she and Avicii had produced together recently.

Tough to watch, but a really meaningful, emotional moment for Rita Ora, and that entire crowd…

R.I.P., Avicii…


Ariana Grande Surprises Coachella By Performing New Single No Tears Left To Cry — Watch HERE!

Just hours after she released her first single since last year’s Manchester bombing attack, Ariana Grande surprised Coachella by performing it live for the audience in the desert!

The pop star took to the stage last night at Coachella to open up weekend #2, and in doing so, she shocked everybody in the middle of Kygo‘s set with a live performance of No Tears Left To Cry!

Related: Weekend 2 Celeb Sightings & Festival Fashions!

You can watch her sing the brand new single (above)!!!

Of course, this is just Ariana’s second live performance of the year, as well — after she sang at the March For Our Lives rally back in March, as well.

What’d U think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!


Alyson Stoner Pens Emotional Essay About Her Sexuality, Moves Readers to Tears

Alyson Stoner, a former Disney Channel and movie star, has penned a very personal and extremely powerful essay for Teen Vogue.

Titled “How I Embraced My Sexual Identity,” the piece chronicles Stoner’s journey to bisexuality, although we should note that Stoner never used this term.

In the essay, the 24-year old never puts any sort of label or definition on this path or on her conclusion, simply writing that she realizes she’s now attracted to men and women.

The revelation of her preferences started when Stoner found herself “mesmerized and intimidated” upon attending a dance workshop and meeting her female instructor.

“After I dizzied myself from doing knee spins, she walked toward me to correct my form,” Stoner writes for Teen Vogue, adding:

“My heart raced wildly and my body grew hot. Was I nervous to fail in front of an expert? Was I breathing heavily from being out of shape?

“Her smile was the most electrifying thing I’d ever seen.”

Following this class, Stoner texted her mom, to whom she is very close. This is what the text read at the time:

“I met a woman today, I’m not sure who she is or what I’m feeling, but I think she’s going to be in my life for a very long time.”

Stoner has appeared in movies such as Step Up and Cheaper by the Dozen, along with Disney shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

As actress-turned-singer got to know the dance instructor better, she struggled with her feelings that weren’t “quite sisterly or platonic.”

She was confused.

“I realized I had never fantasized about a guy this way, nor really ever felt comfortable dating guys,” she explains, elaborating as follows:

“Come to think of it, I stared at women’s bodies more than anything. But wasn’t that just societal conditioning or the unattainable beauty standards that fuel comparison and objectification?

“I refused to entertain other possibilities.”

Still, despite not being sure what was going on, Stoner and this other woman began spending a great deal of time together.

One evening, the pair made dinner and watched Orange is the New Black together and…

“We vented and supported each other. Then cuddled. Then kissed and kissed some more.”

This is when Stoner realized:

“OK, we were in a relationship. I fell in love with a woman.”

It’s unclear at what age this happened, but Stoner admits to attending therapy for years in order to figure herself out.

‘In its purest sense, I felt awakened, more compassionate and like my truest self,” she writes.

“She strengthened and inspired me, creating a space for me to discover myself without judgment. We were an example of true love.”

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Stoner had “misconceptions” about the LGBT community, she says, adding that she wondered how this personal revelation would affect her job.

‘Some people in the industry warned me that I’d ruin my career, miss out on possible jobs, and potentially put my life in danger if I ever came out.

‘My dream and all I’d worked tirelessly for since the age of 6 was suddenly at risk by my being . . . true to myself.”

She prayed on it. She battled internally.

But, in the end, she could no longer deny how she felt and what she believes.

“I, Alyson, am attracted to men, women, and people who identify in other ways,” she concludes.

“I can love people of every gender identity and expression. It is the soul that captivates me.

“It is the love we can build and the goodness we can contribute to the world by supporting each other’s best journeys.”

So well said all around.

We salute you, Alyson Stoner.

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The Bachelor Winter Games Recap: Ben Higgins Leaves in Tears

The Bachelor Winter Games is more than just a way to pass the time between Bachelor episodes and reading each of The Bachelor Spoilers that leaks.

It's also a wild ride. This episode saw a very memorable Ghost homage on a surprisingly successful date. There was also an epic kissing contest with high stakes.

But Ben Higgins realized that he was in the wrong place. After talking it over and crying over Lauren Bushnell, he decided that it was time to leave.

For starters, it turns out that Dean and Lesley aren't just both beautiful — they're both pretty good with a pair of skis, blowing everyone away as they raced down the slopes.

Josiah couldn't help shading Dean Unglert at little — referring to Dean having "so many women at his disposal."

It sounds like a compliment or perhaps even a neutral description, but it's to remind everyone of Dean's disastrous love triangle in Paradise.

And Clare is much harsher about it.

(Oh, Deanie Babies, the Bachelor Nation is still so disappointed in you)

However, Dean and Lesley won two date cards and after a lot of soul-searching, decided to hand off one of them to Kevin and Ashley. Which is how we got this:

That's right, folks.

Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti did a full-on Ghost reenactment.

You'd think that a date that includes Ashley confessing that she's a virgin would be spent awkwardly, but Kevin was totally understanding.

(He is, after all, Canadian — politeness is kind of their brand)

That didn't stop either of them from enjoying their spin pottery date. And Ashley said that she could really see herself falling for Kevin.

A lot of folks are rooting for these two.

After Tiffany realizes that it was time to say goodbye, Ben Higgins started questioning whether The Bachelor Winter Games was really best for him at the moment.

This resulted in the tearful heart-to-heart that he had with Chris Harrison, which you can see in the video below.

"Coming back to a place like this really brings up a lot of weird memories."

He says that he's haunted by the "ghosts" of his past, which means that this would have made a great Halloween episode. Alas.

"And then, to try to engage in relationships here, and know that the last time that I did this was one of the best moments of my life. …"

Sometimes, you don't know that you're in the wrong place until you're there.

"But, right here, right now, it just doesn't feel right."

"My fear is not entering into a relationship, my fear is not pursuing somebody."

But he does know what his real fear is:

"My fear is that if I [were] to be broken again, I'm not full enough right now to recover from that."

We can totally understand that. You need to feel secure in yourself, emotionally. Some wounds stay raw for longer than you would think.

And perhaps being on The Bachelor Winter Games has exacerbated that.

And then he talks about what sounds like being deeply impacted by comments and fan speculation — and not only that which was hurtful or intentionally hurtful.

By leaving, Ben Higgins (and Michael and Yuki) missed out on the kissing contest, which was judged by Rachel Lindsay, JoJo Fletcher, and Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Which means that Dean, Luke, Josiah, and Bibiana were engaging in a makeout contest … in front of their exes.

Awkward beyond reason.

The best kissing was definitely Ashley and Kevin — they got a standing ovation.

The worst? Josiah and Ally. Ally threw up right beforehand, and that's just not a recipe to a good kiss.

Take a look at Ben's tearful conversation and decide for yourself if he was right to leave:

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Sarah Jessica Parker Was Once Brought To Tears On Set For Refusing To Do Nudity!

Times are a changin’ in Hollywood.

Which is a good thing, since almost every seasoned actress has a horror story to share. Case in point, Sarah Jessica Parker recently opened up about a time where she was “sobbing” due to pressure from filmmakers to take her clothes off. Per the mother of three, the incident took place early on in her career.

Related: Sarah Jessica Claims There Was ‘No Fight’ With Kim Before

Thankfully, SJP was able to stand up for herself and refused to go nude for the project. Nonetheless, the industry vet was met with an immense amount of pressure. The Sex & The City alum shared with People:

“I don’t know if I had confidence or if I was being counseled by people. There was so much pressure for me to take my clothes off.”

At the time, the now A-lister had an ally in her agent, Kevin Huvane, who advised her to stand her ground. She continued:

“My agent [CAA’s Kevin Huvane] sent a car and a plane ticket [to the film set] and he said, ‘If anybody makes you do anything that you’re not comfortable doing, you don’t.’ Given what’s happening now and the stories told from that particular period, I know how lucky I am that there was someone — in this case, a man — who stepped in.”

Now THAT’s a women’s rights ally. LOVES it.

Still, even with her agent’s support, the situation took an emotional toll on her. The Divorce star recently “ran into a woman who worked on that movie” and the former coworker recalled Sarah Jessica “sobbing” over the pressure. The 52-year-old relayed:

“They were like, ‘Sarah Jessica’s going to be nude tomorrow,’ and I was like ‘I’m not going to be nude.’ “

Although Sarah Jessica has chosen to never bare all, she doesn’t want others to think she’s doing it for moral reasons. In fact, it’s just simply not for her. She concluded:

“It’s not a value thing, or like I’m judging anyone else. I just never dug it. I think it’s great when women feel comfortable doing it, and that’s their choice… I think it’s great when women feel comfortable doing it, and that’s their choice.”

Fair enough. We’re just glad something worse didn’t happen to Parker.

Way to stand up for yourself, girl!

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]


Kailyn Lowry Reduced to Tears by Body-Shamers

Recently, Kailyn Lowry claimed that she’s the most hated of the Teen Moms. That’s so sad.

While we’d hope that she isn’t (that particular “honor” belongs to someone else, and you’d hope that viewers would be able to see that), it looks like some trolls agree.

The body-shaming nastiness that Kailyn Lowry’s seen after some recent photos has reduced the Teen Mom 2 star to tears.

Kailyn Lowry, who deserves better, tweeted on Monday about the body-shaming that she received.

“Out of 10 years on tv I’m having the hardest time NOW.”

She spells out what’s getting to her.

“The pressure of outsiders, the criticism, the judgment.”

Kailyn acknowledges that she chose to become famous and chooses to remain in the spotlight.

“Sure i put myself out there.”

That never excuses cruelty, though. And she says that it’s getting worse.

“But never in my life have i seen or felt cruelty like i have lately.”

Before anyone can claim that she’s somehow asking for it (ugh!), she says that she knows that being a reality star comes with critics.

“‘It comes with the territory’ no s–t.”

Kailyn is alarmed — as we all should be — that this kind of vitriol isn’t going away.

“But it seems to get worse over time. Not better.”

As we’ve seen over these last couple of years, society seems determined to step backwards.

“Sometimes I’m numb to it. Sometimes i don’t read it. Sometimes it doesn’t bother me.”

But even the most resilient people have their breaking points.

“But sometimes it does. And today it does.”

Kailyn’s tweets continue, and she highlights her own abilities and virtues.

“I can read & write books, study for a test and pass, teach my kids manners.”

And then she gets to the crux of the hate that people sling at her.

“But i can’t tell myself to pick a fucking salad over a burger and then wonder why i struggle in the gym.”

I’m not going to pretend that I never eat salads or choose healthier options, but Kailyn’s right — it’s tough.

“Hate myself for it.”

Self-loathing is bad. Hearing those sentiments echoed by trolls only makes it worse.

“Then come online & hear it from everyone else too.”

Kailyn explains what’s getting to her right now:

“Paparazzi f–ked my own head up after they sold the pix of me on the beach.”

That tweet includes three emojis of a hand flipping the bird.

Beaches are generally public, so we get that the paparazzo was just doing their job, but it sounds like the body-shaming responses that Kailyn’s received are cutting her to the quick.

“I didn’t go through w my surgeries in Miami so let’s sell unflattering pix of Kail @ the beach so everyone can see her fat & cellulite to make her regret canceling.”

Kailyn recently admitted not undergoing surgery on Twitter, changing her mind about a boob job and liposuction.

Whether or not she gets surgery for anything, at any time, is her business. And what sort of body she has is also her business.

In case you were reading the tone of these tweets as pure anger, Kailyn lets you know how much the body-shaming has gotten to her.

“Ok I’m done crying about it.”

That was the end of the thread. 

For the record, and not that it matters, but Kailyn Lowry has a pretty normal figure.

If you can’t see a human being wearing a bathing suit on a beach without saying something nasty, you need to unlearn some unhealthy views and learn how to keep your mouth shut and your fingers still.

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The Bachelorette Preview: Blood! Tears! Infidelity!

If you scroll through our section of The Bachelorette spoilers, you will learn who wins the heart of Rachel Lindsay over the next several weeks.

You will know exactly who proposes later this summer.

But you will NOT know who makes Rachel cry

You will NOT know who ends up with a bloody face

You will NOT know who gets called out for being on the show for the "wrong reasons.:"

You will NOT know the identity of the men who swap spit with this beautiful attorney over the next few episodes.

You will NOT know who strips all the way down in a hot tub.

You will NOT know the gorgeous locales ABC sends Lindsay and her suitors off to during the course of this season.

You will NOT know who gets confronted by a woman who claims she's the contestant's girlfriend… and she has the text messages to prove it!

You will NOT know whether Lucas The Whaboom advances very far or whether Jonathan the Tickle Monster is in it for the long haul.

Indeed, readers, The Bachelorette season premiere was just the beginning.

Where does everything go from here?

Who will Rachel eliminate? Which men will nearly come to blows? Which men seemingly will come to blows?

What insults will fly and how many tears will be shed?

ABC has released an extended, four-minute teaser that at least hints at the answers to all these questions.

Take a deep breath. Prepare yourself. And check it out now:

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