This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news.
Kim Kardashian: Reality TV Star, Fashion Designer, Lady Madonna
Batten down the hatches — The Kardashian-West clan is looking to expand.
Television socialite Kim Kardashian said in an interview on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” Tuesday she would like to have more children with fiancé rapper Kayne West after having their 8-month-old daughter North West in June.
“I love my daughter so much and I know what it is like to grow up with siblings,” the 33–year-old mother said. “So I definitely want to have more.”
Kardashian, who is one of six children from mother Kris Jenner, said she would not go the route her mother did in having that many children.
“I don’t think I can do more than three, tops,” Kardashian said. “I even contemplate ‘should North be an only child,’ but then I remember all the Christmases and all the fun experiences I had and I might have to tough it out.”
Now I cannot speak for Kimmy K, but I would advise she not follow suit in a Huey, Dewey and Louie fashion and choose names outside of an atlas.
Harry Potter and the Shoulder-Length Hairdo
Fetch me a bottle of Herbal Essences, Igor — Daniel Radcliffe has got some locks.
After receiving an award for Best Actor in a Play at the WhatsOnStage Awards in London over the weekend, Radcliffe’s hair extensions stole the focus, including the award show’s host Mel Giedroyc.
“Oh my days. It’s Oliver Cromwell,” Giedroyc said as the actor took the stage, comparing him to the 17th century English military leader.
Radcliffe, who had the extensions put in for his role as Igor in an upcoming film adaption of “Frankenstein,” said that although he doesn’t mind the new look, managing it has been a nightmare, according to The Telegraph.
“I don’t know why any man would have it voluntarily,” the 24-year-old said of the hair length. “I do have a whole new sympathy for women. I wouldn’t be growing my hair this long in my own time.”
Radcliffe said although there is some fun in looking different and being unrecognizable in public, the hairstyle is not a permanent change.
And with that, my fan fiction, alternative universe dreams where Harry Potter is the son of Snape are crushed.
Hail to the Chief of Crayola
We’ve had a president who led expeditions through Africa. We’ve had a president who starred in a film with a monkey. And now we have a president who paints dogs and cats.
Former President George W. Bush will be holding his first gallery exhibition at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas this coming April, according to a statement released by the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday.
The exhibit, titled “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy,” is set to house two dozen portraits painted by Bush that will help “educate and inform visitors about the important role leadership plays in global diplomacy.” The portraits are to accompany artifacts, photographs and personal reflections from the former president to “help illustrate the stories of relationships formed on the world stage.”
Bush, who became interested in painting after reading “Painting as a Pastime” by Winston Churchill, said in a 2013 interview with Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” he takes painting seriously and it has changed his life.
“There’s a Rembrandt trapped in this body and it’s your job to find it,” Bush said he told his painting instructor Gail Norfleet, whom he meets with once a week for lessons.
Here’s hoping his painting skills don’t match his presidential approval ratings.