A Kanye West Groupie Tells All … and Other Horror Stories From This Week’s Tabloids

Jackson Lee/Star Max/FilmMagic Kanye West and Kim Kardashian


Kanye Cheats on Pregnant Kim: Last July, Kim Kardashian cheered on Kanye West at his Atlantic City show, but she “would have felt far differently had she known what was going to happen that night at the show. Kanye would not only secretly meet a beautiful fan, but he’d end up sleeping with her twice — including once while Kim was pregnant.” Kanye’s “former lover, French Canadian model Leyla Ghobadi, 24, provided intimate details of their nearly yearlong affair.” Ghobadi says “It’s bad. It’s really bad. It’s just embarrassing. But if I were Kim and about to have a baby, I would want to know.” Cool idea, then, coming out about it NOW, a year later. “It’s the oldest move in the music-star playbook: Spy a sexy fan in the audience, then order security to bring her backstage. That’s how Leyla says she met Kanye, at Ovation Hall.” Leyla says, “I feel bad for Kim and for the fact that she has no idea what goes on behind her back.” Even in the age of camera phones. “Raven-haired, with full lips, caramel skin and a toned body, Leyla’s looks are more than a little reminiscent of a pre-pregnancy Kim.” BUT YOUNGER!

She claims Kanye invited her backstage after she got on a friend’s shoulders for “Mercy.” When she saw the security guard coming for her, her first reaction was panic. A video of the concert shows Kanye talking to a stagehand after “Mercy,” although honestly it could be about anything. He asked her to come to the after-party at HQ Nightclub. He invited her up to his hotel room afterwards, “but I refused, as I felt it was too rushed.” The next night Ye’s bodyguard provided her and friends with free passes to that night’s show. “Kanye wanted her to meet him at his hotel room because he ‘had something to tell her.'” She showed up with her friends to his suite, where she found Kanye with his bodyguards “just passing a bottle of liquor around.” Her friend says “Kanye wouldn’t leave Leyla’s side and was so touchy-feely — I honestly think it caught her a little off guard.” Because he had just been admitting that he “fell in love with Kim” onstage? Kanye told Leyla that his relationship with Kim was “for publicity and nothing serious.” She decided to believe him. Her friend was a little weirded out, saying “Kanye was just really aggressive in his approach to her. The whole thing was a little demeaning.” A groupie tale demeaning? Heavens, no! Leyla takes it from there. “He started to touch my hair and tell me how beautiful I was and that I had an amazing body. He offered me a drink and we continued to talk for a short while, with him telling me that his relationship with Kim was nothing but a friendship, a way to increase his fan base.” Kim and Kanye always do kind of seem like shopping buddies. Kanye “never talked about him and Kim having an open relationship, but he made their relationship seem not so serious and almost like a joke.” And then Leyla … interpolated that they had an open relationship? Or that Kanye is a Don Draper who gives no fucks about the possibility of getting caught. Gods don’t get caught. That’s why Zeus fucks around on his wife so much!

They took shots of Jack Daniel’s “and next thing I knew, we were both naked and having sex. He was definitely the one to initiate everything and it was all really good. He took my clothes off and told me he really cared about me and that he wasn’t the kind of guy who would screw me over.” In what way, exactly? “Everything started on the bed but we were all over the room. It was amazing. I woke up the next morning and my clothes were strewn throughout the room. I felt disoriented when I woke up and next to the bed I found a note saying ‘Breakfast is served for you outside. Nice meeting you. Keep in touch xo KW.” WHERE IS THE NOTE, THEN? I demand to see this breakfast note. You know she kept it if it existed, which it probably doesn’t or it would be in Star and we could bring in the handwriting experts to analyze Kanye’s signature. Although, let’s be real, the bodyguard probably would have written the note if it actually happened.

Kanye hit her up two weeks later, then didn’t show up again until October. “He asked me to meet him in NYC, as he had a few appearances.” They met up and “had sex again in the middle of the night, after his performance at the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch party. Obviously it was really good — we were up all night!” Kim was a month pregnant at that point, but it’s unclear if “Kanye even knew Kim was carrying his child at that point.” He parted with Leyla, but a week later “Leyla received a dozen roses, sent to her house, with the message ‘Miss you xo KW” — again, if this note is not reproduced it DOES NOT EXIST. “From what Kanye had told me, him and Kim weren’t that serious, so the thought of them expecting a baby together caught me off guard. He was so adamant that he was just with her for publicity, so I just assumed they weren’t even together by that point.” Don’t you read the tabloids, Leyla? You obviously do!

“Leyla says she had no way of contacting Kanye, except when she received the odd text from a bodyguard.” It IS true that Kanye has no phone and would not have been able to text her himself. He asked her to meet him in NYC in June, but “she declined the rendezvous, partially because the idea of being with Kanye while another woman is pregnant with his baby is distasteful.” Unlike giving this interview to Star! “I actually thought it was kind of sad. Like, to think how many times he must have cheated on Kim. It’s disgusting to think that he could do that to a girl, then have a baby with her without her knowing all the girls he’s been with while they’ve supposedly been together.” Kim’s publicist called the rumor untrue and Kanye’s never replied to Star, although he later gave a statement that the story is patently untrue. Star asks the tough questions that we also asked this week on the Girls in Hoodies podcast. “If, as Kanye told Leyla, his relationship with Kim is really just a publicity stunt, how does Kim feel about that? Given their histories, the idea that one or both of them would engage in a relationship for the sake of fame is hardly surprising. But what will they tell their daughter?” That’s what the albums are for!

The Katy Perry/Robert Pattinson/John Mayer Love Triangle: “Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson have been friends for years. When her marriage to Russell Brand fell apart in 2011, Rob was a shoulder to cry on. And when his girlfriend, Kristen Stewart, got caught cheating with director Rupert Sanders last year, Katy returned the favor. So when the pals split from John Mayer and Kristen, respectively, in the past few months, and began spending more and more time together — from a night out in New York City on May 6, then watching a wedding rehearsal in Santa Barbara on May 26 and most recently, getting cozy at a Bjork concert on June 8 — insiders whispered that Rob, 27 and Katy, 28 were finally taking their relationship to the next level.” At first they’ll be there for each other, and then they’ll just be … there. Naturally, when John Mayer heard somebody might be helping Katy get over him, he burst back into Katy’s life. “Katy and John had a very passionate, exciting relationship, and she’s not completely over him. She still thinks about him all the time. Katy has feelings for Rob too, but she can’t ignore the chemistry and spark she and John still share.” If they make it as a couple until Halloween, they can go as Don Draper and Sylvia Rosen! “John, 35, and Katy first reunited on May 27 at a Memorial Day party” at Katy’s house. They’ve been seen together at the Chateau Marmont since then, but Katy isn’t cutting off Rob because she doesn’t exactly trust John Mayer again yet. “John may not have been the best boyfriend, but he and Katy always had a good time together.” In bed. Meanwhile “Rob is annoyed that, once again, a girl he’s interested in is interested in someone else. He can’t believe this keeps happening to him!” Neither can we?

Zac Efron Likes Threesomes: “ZAC LIKES 3 IN THE SACK!” Texan gals come out of the woodwork to talk about Efron’s escapades in Austin, Texas on the set of Parkland. Are you ready for some fannnnnnnn fictionnnnnnnn?!!!

Efron met “Lisa (not her real name)” at a local strip club and got a lap dance and her phone number. Model Viola Wallace says of Efron, “I saw a side to Zac that I never imagined, given his public image. He’s handsome and he can turn on the charm when he wants — but he obviously likes to party too.” OBVIOUSLY. He dated Vanessa “Spring Breaaaaaaak” Hudgens for years. Lisa invited her friend, “model and aspiring singer” Cadence Ann, to meet up with Efron at an Irish pub. “I got there early in the afternoon and they were already pretty wasted. Soon, Zac started making flirty comments to me, telling me I was ‘beautiful’ and making Lisa jealous. We ended up going back to Zac’s hotel room — he was on a skateboard! — and drinking some more.” HE WAS ON A SKATEBOARD. “After a while, Zac’s friend passed out. Lisa and Zac were lying together on a foldout bed, and he motioned for me to come over. I sat on the edge, and Zac started rubbing my back and playing with my hair. Then he said we should all ‘cuddle,’ and tried to push me and Lisa together like we should kiss.” Did he put Wild Things on the TV? “It was pretty clear what he wanted, but I wasn’t into it, and told him so.” Zac rolled his eyes and went into the bathroom with Lisa. Cadence “could hear moaning and groaning for the next half hour. When they finally came out, Lisa had a puppy dog look on her face, like it had been awesome. I just though, ‘OK, whatever.’ We all ended up going back downtown to a bar called HandleBar — then Zac and Lisa suddenly split together at 2 a.m. and left me on my own.”

The following month, Viola Wallace (no relation to Voletta) says Lisa invited her “to join Zac and some friends at a cabin in the woods outside Austin that had been rented by the film company.” She showed up “at 1 a.m. and everyone went outside to drink wine and beer on the patio and use the hot tub. Zac and Lisa eventually ended up under the covers in a bunk bed, and I went into another bedroom. At around 4 a.m. I heard Zac yell ‘Viola! Come here!’ I went out and sat on the edge of the bed. Zac seemed drunk, and he started rubbing my thigh and said ‘Stay here and cuddle with us.’ It was pretty obvious he wanted to have a threesome with me and Lisa, but I wasn’t interested.” COME ON, HAVE THE THREESOME. And don’t stop reaching for that threesome rainbow, Zac Efron. Third time might be the charm.

Robin Williams Smells Terrible: Set insiders from his new sitcom with Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Crazy Ones, say that “Robin isn’t a fan of showering and refuses to even use deodorant, leaving a grossed-out Sarah Michelle begging producers to intervene.”

Megan Fox Is Going Bald: “She’s one of the world’s sexiest women, but Megan Fox may soon be without one of her most coveted assets: her hair! After dyeing her mane red for her role as April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake, producers hated the result and sent her back to the salon for a redo, which wreaked havoc on her once-lush locks. She went to a different stylist, and they ended up using a metallic hair dye that reacted to the initial product. Next thing you know, her hair started falling out in clumps! And the actress did not take it well.” A witness says, “I have never seen anyone so upset in my entire life! It was so sad.” You must not watch the news. Fox “had to get extensions underneath the top layer of her hair. It’s left her terribly self-conscious and she doesn’t want anyone to know.” I am surprised she didn’t have dyed hair or extensions before?

Misc./Etc.: “I could barely make out anything he was saying; he was talking so fast and drinking straight from a bottle of whiskey” “she was wearing heels with her two-piece bikini which is great considering her hip surgery” “the Playboy model is said to reek of urine” “author of The Accidental Diet: From Fugly to Fox” “plus her admitted adoration of heavy Italian foods” “SMOKING WHILE PREGNANT!” “in his new book Don’t You Know Who I Am Yet?” “Don’t be tardy getting those nicotine patches!” “smells like a truck driver” “a wife and mistress who team up to get vengeance on a cheating man” “Here comes the bride … and John Travolta?” “getting tips from a koala” “celebs sometimes hate how they look in pictures!” “They spend entire days at home without any clothes on — and even cook naked”



Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux’s Wedding on Hold? Aniston was “flying solo without spouse-to-be Justin Theroux” at the Spike TV Guys’ Choice Awards on June 8, prompting some people to wonder if there was trouble in paradise. The couple has been engaged for 10 months, but “plans for the much-anticipated wedding, under way earlier this year, appear to have stalled.” But never fear, they’re still together, just putting the party on hold. “Aniston and Theroux, overloaded with work commitments and a time-consuming home renovation, have put arrangements for the big day on the back burner.” As of now, “there is no new wedding date.” Is that the whole story? Or is this spin on secret turmoil? Aniston “has told friends her ideal wedding is a low-key one,” which is convenient since her first wedding to Brad Pitt was an extravagantly bombastic event. The Bel-Air home Aniston bought and has been renovating now has “a new guest house, a pool area with black lava veneers and a pizza oven. But it’s still not finished.” What the hell are black lava veneers? “With all the work on the house, they just thought it was too much to plan a wedding as well. So they decided to step back and just focus on the house.” Some insiders think the house will eventually also be the wedding venue. The couple has been “holing up at a nearby hotel” while construction occurs. But it’ll be hard to schedule a ceremony when both Aniston and Theroux have big projects launching soon that they’ll have to promote. “They’re complete opposites. Justin is laid-back, while Jen gets more worked up. But Justin made her more Zen.” More cynical sources wonder if Justin is stalling because he may not be “ready to give up his New York City lifestyle and his circle of friends there for an L.A.-based existence” since he has “never seemed very comfortable in L.A.” Luckily, they’re rich as hell and can afford a luxurious bi-coastal lifestyle like few others can. Jen has “other priorities [besides marriage]. She’s very busy.” WAIT, YOU MEAN GETTING MARRIED ISN’T EVERY WOMAN’S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY? “She’s very busy” and is filming a Peter Bogdanovich comedy soon. But don’t worry, Anistans, your fairy tale is just fine. “Jen is crazy about Justin. And she can’t wait to be his wife.”

Michelle Williams Has a New Boyfriend: “When Michelle Williams, 32, left the Met Gala on May 6 holding hands with a bearded, bespectacled mystery man, no one made much of it: After all, it had only been three months since the end of the actress’s yearlong romance with Jason Segel, 33. But in the past few weeks, things seem to have gotten more serious with the new guy, artist Dustin Yellin, 37.” Yellin is an artist with a gallery in Red Hook called Pioneer Works, formerly the Kidd Yellin Gallery. The couple are “very low-key” and “really happy together.” Sounds hella Brooklyn. “So who is Yellin, exactly? The Colorado-bred artist is no stranger to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous; he counts Kirsten Dunst, Kate Hudson and Ben Stiller among admirers of his pieces, which can fetch up to $100,000.” His resin sculptures are pretty neat. “He’s a good guy. He’s also a bit of a Renaissance man. Among his varied projects: serving as editor of a quarterly artist magazine and codirecting a documentary about a remote Amazonian tribe. He’s an avid reader, goes to see a lot of art and travels a lot.” That’s cool and all, but Nick Andopolis is gonna go psycho.

Harry HamlinPeople reminds him that he was their “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1987 and asks if it’s “a point of pride” while he’s on Mad Men playing Jim Cutler and “working with other notably good-looking men.” Hamlin says, “It hadn’t occurred to me. But I should get a card that says: Sexiest Man Alive and don’t you forget it!”

Couples That Don’t Follow One Another on Twitter: Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, and Wladimir Klitschko & Hayden Panettiere. If you makes you feel any better, none of these people probably runs his/her own account.

Glenn Close’s Vice: “A bag of bite-size Oreos. I pry them apart and scrape the cream out with my teeth and then eat the chocolate. I’ve loved them my entire life.”

Misc./Etc.: “They’ve been married for only two years” “No one should judge a person’s character based on his or her weight” “I will refer to your story as I go dress shopping” “glorious photo of James Franco looking so handsome” “Nicole Kidman shares a smile with former boyfriend Lenny Kravitz” “gets her hair touched up by a peppy primate” “Foreign accent syndrome, first described in 1907” “Gerard Butler dumps a bucket of ice down his pants on a German game show” “trained EMT: Emergency Medical Thespian” “There was nothing sweet about Alabama” “We passed around a jug of good old-fashioned apple pie moonshine”


Us Weekly

Do Not Cross Naomi Campbell: “After Naomi Campbell mentee on The Face, Lui Zilin, 26, was snapped kissing Campbell’s ex Vladimir Doronin, 50, in Spain on June 1, Zilin got not-so-mysteriously booted from her modeling agency.” A source says Campbell was outraged and “the betrayal was a shocker.” Campbell had previously doted on Zilin. “Zilin was her pet. She even flew her to New York!” Now “Naomi is seething. Zilin has another thing coming if she thinks she’ll have a career after this.” Well, Zilin is 26, which is already way too old to start a modeling career.

Felicity Huffman Tweets: “Waiting for the 750 bus deep in the valley”

Han Solo’s Senior Discount: Harrison Ford says, “Arbitrary determiners of old age are nonsense. But I’ll take the discount.”

Alexander Skarsgard: “I was 14 the first time I saw my dad wearing pants. He was always naked.” His dad is Stellan Skarsgard, by the way.

Elisabeth Moss Is a Babe: Moss says she always gets told she looks “skinnier or younger off screen,” to which she says she replies in Peggy Olson–ish fashion, “You know that’s not a compliment, right?”

Blake Shelton Misses Xtina: “I’m looking forward to getting under Christina’s skin. There’s nothing like getting on Christina Aguilera’s nerves!”

Paris Jackson’s Sad Goth-Girl Tweets: She quoted “Thunder rumbling, castles crumbling. I am trying to hold, god knows that I tried seeing the bright side” from Katy Perry’s “Wide Awake” on May 21, and the prince of sadness Morrissey on June 3, tweeting “Burn down the disco, hang the blessed dj because the music that they constantly play it says nothing to me about my life” from “Panic” by the Smiths.

Misc/Etc: “I’m addicted to him like fine crack cocaine” “The S on this Superman’s chest might as well stand for ‘supremely disappointing'” “I’m a book nerd. I want to write one.” “I once got stung on my face and looked like Quasimodo” “I carry floss in case someone asks for a photo and there’s stuff in my teeth” “I have a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence” “Penguins are my favorite animal” “phony-looking CGI” “I can throw a football well (for a girl)” “You never know when you’ll have an impromptu picnic!” “A man’s main job is to protect his woman from her desire to ‘get bangs’ every other month” “were always snuggling” “The most handsome man in the room” “won the Cutest Redneck Baby contest” “L.A. illusionist” “Sofia Coppola keeps the characters shallow and unlikable”


In Touch

Paris Jackson’s Suicide Attempt: MJ’s daughter was “devastated that she wasn’t allowed to go to a Marilyn Manson concert the night of her suicide attempt.” She hates the constant rumors about her family, and told Oprah, “Kids talk so bad behind my back. They think I can’t hear.” She is considering getting into therapy to deal with her dad’s death.

Justin Bieber: “Let’s shoot a music video in space!” DO IT.

Superman‘s Henry Cavill’s Childhood Nickname: “Fat Cavill.” Kids can be so cruel.

Kelly Osbourne: “I do want babies, but I don’t want a great big vagina.”

Misc./Etc.: “No wonder this generation is so messed up!” “She’s going to be like Rapunzel up in the tower” “the blissed-out bride-to-be, who’s always rocked a tight and toned body” “fanciful and humorous” “taking crazy hallucinogens” “calls the cheesesteak ‘the perfect sandwich'” “I never said she was fat. I said she was a little roundish” “a spirited game of sidewalk hopscotch” “a touching moment with the (fake) baby bump” “You know it’s a good party when people are still dancing at 3 a.m.!” “9021-OMG!” “Her arms look as if you could snap them” “I’m gonna dress up as an iPhone so my husband pays attention to me” “I would not go get boob implants that were porn-star status” “CUTEST LOSER”

Filed Under: Jennifer Aniston, John Mayer, Justin theroux, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, Michelle Williams, Molly's Magazines, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron

Molly Lambert is a staff writer for Grantland.

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