Sharon Stone Shares The Acting Advice That Helped Her Land The Role In 'Basic Instinct' (VIDEO)
It may be hard to imagine anyone other than Sharon Stone in the provocative role of Catherine in "Basic Instinct," but if it weren't for a few words of advice from her acting coach, Stone may never have been cast in the 1992 thriller.
Before she auditioned for the role that put her on the map, Stone tells "Oprah's Master Class" that she was an overeager student in an acting class taught by Roy London.
"I was working on these scenes and I was having a really hard time," Stone recalls in the above video. "[Roy] called me up and he said, 'That's it. You've done all the scenes. You've graduated.'"
Stone was taken aback. "I was so upset. I was like, 'But I haven't, Roy. I haven't. I didn't get it. I know I haven't gotten it,'" she says. "And then he said, 'I want you to go home and I want you not to work on it.'"
Confused, Stone asked for clarification. "He said, 'You overwork everything. Just don't work on it,'" she says. "'You're just trying too hard.'"
Those five words sparked an epiphany for Stone. She went home and took London's advice to not overwork the scenes. In her next acting class, Stone took the stage and let her instincts guide her performance.
"The scene ended and there was just silence in the classroom," she says. "[Roy] turned around in the chair and looked at the class… He goes, 'Well, what have we learned?' And I went, 'That I'm enough.'"
Two weeks later, Stone was cast in "Basic Instinct."
Still, it wasn't an easy part to get. "They offered it to 12 or 13 other women who turned it down," Stone reveals. "So, it wasn't like I got there and everyone was like, 'Yay! She's here!'... But I knew, walking on that set, that I was enough."
"Oprah's Master Class" airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.
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Lollapalooza Marks 10 Years In Chicago With Latest Romp In The Park
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days starting Friday with a lineup including Eminem, Outkast and Kings of Leon.
"We are very into the idea of being an international music event," Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said in a recent interview. "But I would have to acknowledge that if it were not for Chicago, that beautiful showroom, I don't think we would be in the position we're in now."
Farrell, the leader singer of Jane's Addiction, started Lollapalooza in 1991. It was a tour until 1997 before a hiatus until 2003. There were struggles in 2004 when the event was canceled just weeks before it was to get underway because of poor ticket sales. But in 2005, Lollapalooza came to Chicago's lakefront Grant Park where it hosted several dozen musical artists on five stages over two days. The headline in the Chicago Tribune the day after the festival ended read: "Successapalooza."
Its second year in Chicago, Lollapalooza grew to about 130 acts on nine stages with capacity for 75,000 people. This year promoters expect 100,000 on each day with as many acts on eight stages. The festival has grown over its years in Chicago, adding food tents with offerings from gourmet chefs and a children's section. And it has brought acts like Lady Gaga, Nine Inch Nails, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay to town.
Eventually, Lollapalooza became the basis for the modern festival culture and circuit that has evolved since, including events like Bonnaroo, Coachella and a legion of smaller multiday parties. This year, Lorde, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Nas are part of the jam-packed lineup.
Chicago city leaders decided in 2005 to let Lollapalooza take over its beloved Grant Park. They now say it was a wise decision, benefiting the city both culturally and financially.
"It's become a global image-builder for Chicago," said Don Welsh, president and chief executive officer of Choose Chicago, the city's tourism and convention organization. "Lollapalooza has become synonymous with Chicago."
Last year, he said, the organization estimates Lollapalooza's economic impact on Chicago was $140 million. This year for the first time the city and Lollapalooza promoters worked with tourism partners in international markets to make tickets available for music fans around the world.
And Chicago Park District officials say festival proceeds have gone to pay for park improvements and educational and cultural programs.
With an event this large, things haven't always been perfect. A thunderstorm moved across Chicago in 2012 and shut down Lollapalooza, forcing promoters to shuffle the lineup. And at least twice parkland was muddied and damaged after the festival, but the promoters paid for repairs.
From his point of view, Farrell says Chicago offers him "no plug-ups or bottlenecks."
"Just being in the presence of Chicago we look damn good," Farrell said. "I have nothing but praise and adulation and I want to do Chicago right."
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Hot Summer Shows
Chill from the summer heat and take refuge inside a theatre at two of my all time faves. Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway show, is super entertaining and wild. It's awesome for the entire family and the best part is that they pick people out of the audience to participate with them! I was crossing my fingers that they would pick me, but I was unlucky this time. The three blue men do the oddest things with marshmallows, Jell-O, paint, toilet paper, drums, tubes, bananas, and more. This is the longest running off-Broadway show which has had major success. It plays just about everywhere -- New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Boston. They also have a tour that goes across the US! In addition to this awesome show...get this... the Blue founders also opened up a school in NYC, called yes.... The Blue School!!!! It is an academic school for kids designed to inspire creativity for kids 2-8. The founders say " The basic mission and values of Blue Man Group have transferred remarkably well to an educational setting. We have created an educational program where creativity is cherished and encouraged and where children fall in love with the joy of learning."
Whether you have a romance going or not...Once ignites even more romantic "frissons" -- uplifting and soulful. Set in the battered town of Dublin, a man lost within his music and a woman helps him find his way. All accompanied by classical and contemporary musicians and instruments in some of the memorable Broadway melodies in decades. One lovely gesture is to invite the audience to grab a drink at the town bar, where the musical is centered, before the show and during its intermission with the performers. When I took friends from out of town to see the show they loved the whole bar thing -- haven't seen that a lot on Broadway!!
Also I am indeed biased...my good friend, John Hart, is a producer of the show and is a hopeless romantic himself who loves to spend his free time gardening. Love all his genteel sensibilities...including landing this successful musical.
"Eff Iggy" Reformed Me: A White Girl's Take on Madd Mary's Graphic Video
California rapper Madd Mary released "Eff Iggy" the last day of June and a day later, I viewed it on the recommendation of Minnesota rapper Atmosphere, whom I respect and follow on Twitter.
I was appalled. In my opinion, the music video was nothing short of a snuff film and a cheap shot at Iggy Azalea, the 24-year-old Australian-born rapper who has topped Billboard charts and is by most standard definitions, famous. Hell, I even bought "Problem" featuring Azalea earlier this summer for its highly danceable beats.
And then Madd Mary stopped me dead in my tracks, made me think, and changed my mind with "Eff Iggy."
Provoked: My Problem with Madd Mary's "Eff Iggy" was MY Problem
My beef with the video was that after watching, I wasn't able to comment and voice my opinion. Madd Mary had disabled comments on the video. What!? I was livid. I felt she'd violated the artist/audience unwritten social code of allowing feedback when sharing on YouTube. So I tried Twitter. Her tweets were protected. Man, she was making me work for this! Perplexed, I accepted it truly is her right to limit/attempt to control her interaction with her audience and the level with which she allows for public feedback.
As I'm mulling all of this over, I found myself replaying "Eff Iggy" to catch more of Madd Mary's lyrics, researching where her level of voracious hate for Azalea was coming from. It dawned on me: I was provoked. And, whether I agree with Madd Mary's delivery or not, her lyrics and video is certainly classified as artistic expression in my book. It made me pause, stirred emotion (anger), and taught me a few things I didn't know.
Azalea's Racist and Homophobic Comments
Azalea has seeped into the collective unconscious by riding the coattails of other artists, adopting an accent not her own to rap, and certainly taken generously from African American and hip hop culture to her extreme advantage. So this raises a great big fat question: Why are so many fans bankrolling Azalea's journey all the way to the top?
I want to be big-hearted and forgive Azalea some of her missteps on the way up as she's only human but it is incredibly difficult when she does things like tweet her way through offending African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and LBGTQ folk. That is an impressive amount of ignorance. And that is just what she's capable of on Twitter. Would I have anything to do with this woman if she made her way into my friend circle? Absolutely effing not.
As I learned more about Azalea, I gained more respect for the bold, albeit graphically violent, steps Madd Mary took to expose Azalea for the entertainment business fraud she seemingly is.
Why does a white mom from Northern Minnesota give an eff about any of this? I'm pretty sure there are a few rules as to whether I'm even supposed to be invited to enjoy hip hop on account of my whiteness. Why can't I just let both Azalea and Madd Mary duke it out within the industry they, and I'm being generous here, "share?"
I'm not a b-girl. I'm not a hip hop culture genius. I'm not a rapper. But, I hate it when people are frauds and it pisses me off when artists don't put in the work (myself included) to express their authentic self.
So I called Madd Mary to get her side of the story.
Madd Mary's Take on Iggy
I caught up with Madd Mary at her home in California and she was NOTHING like the Madd Mary in the video. She was excited to talk to me and thanked me for helping to convince her to open her video up to comments from the public (there are nearly 500 comments and the video has been viewed over 52,000 times) since RapRehab broke the news.
"I've been thinking about this for over a year," she said. "I hoped the (Azalea) hype would die down but it kept poking at me."
Madd Mary says that if Azalea truly wants to take it "back to '88" (ironically, Azalea wasn't born yet) then she has to be ready for what that means.
"Rap is a full contact sport," she said referring to the rap battling, posturing, eye-rolling and reacting that is synonymous with the genre. "I'm usually a low-key person and not one to stir the pot or expose myself to scrutiny but I'm glad I opened up with this video."
Ultimately, Madd Mary is glad that her video has started a dialogue.
"Why is hip hop culture allowing this blatant exploitation by Iggy?" asked Madd Mary. "It seems like a modern day minstrel show and putting the dollar in front of dignity."
I asked Madd Mary if there is anything she regrets about releasing the video and "killing her off (Azalea) to the beat of the drum." I also asked her if she'd like an acknowledgement from Azalea.
"No, I didn't make the video to become famous," she said. "I don't want to be famous and wouldn't wish fame and fortune on my worst enemy. I wish i didn't have to go the sensational route but it seems like that is the only thing that gets any attention."
"This has been the highlight of my career so far and I pulled it off in a week! I did not expect the overwhelming response and it motivates me to work harder."
It would appear that myself and Madd Mary have a thing or two in common. At the very least, we prefer independent, critical thinkers that don't accept anything at face value without question.
I still think Madd Mary could have captured the attention of 50,000 people without perpetuating violence but perhaps not. Good on her for being brave.
What do you think? Did Madd Mary take Azalea down a few pegs? What was your response to the video? Did she take it too far? I'd love to know if you were provoked by it. Let me know in the comments. (I won't disable them.) :)
This post originally appeared at janellebrandon.com.
The Roots Freak Out Over Surprise In 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Trailer
We finally know why NBC cut parts of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer when they premiered it last week. It's scary as hell!
On Tuesday's "Tonight Show," Jimmy Fallon had The Roots watch the trailer that has been called "too hot for TV" to get their reactions, but the catch is he added a scary face that pops up in the middle of the video.
It's slightly cruel, completely unexpected and totally hilarious.
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
Stephen Colbert Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com, Promises His Own 'Angry Echo Chamber'
Sarah Palin just learned a valuable lesson about starting your own web channel: make sure to buy up any similar domain names, such as, say, one that simply puts "The" in front of your URL.
On Tuesday, after taking a look at Palin's new project, SarahPalinChannel.com, "a safe space where like-minded folks can hear things they already agree with from someone whose opinion they already know," Colbert gleefully announced that he had purchased TheSarahPalinChannel.com earlier that day.
So far, the channel is sparse on content, featuring only a photo of the former half-term Alaska governor-turned-grifter and a description: "The only Sarah Palin Channel on the internet with a definite article in the address!"
The page also links to an older segment of "The Report" in which Colbert roundly mocked Palin's "ringin' those bells" description of Paul Revere's famous ride.
Perhaps most importantly, TheSarahPalinChannel.com is free, whereas SarahPalinChannel.com costs a whopping $9.95 a month. But, as Colbert explained, Palin's channel is worth every penny: "Sure, that's more than Netflix, but it's just as good as 'House Of Cards,' with even more threatening monologues into camera."
"The Colbert Report" airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.
"IF It Can't Be Good, I'm Not Going to Make It!"
"IF it can't be good, I'm not going to make it!" said Oscar-winning producer Wendy Finerman to me last week, while we were doing a lunch catch-up.
We were running down Oscar lane because Wendy's Forrest Gump, 20 years ago, caused the young producer's film to take home six Academy Awards. I asked if she was trying to teach a lesson to her then Hollywood tycoon husband, Mark Canton? Wendy laughed: "Oh, we worked out our problems long ago. Now we concentrate on not neglecting our mutual children. (She also has younger offspring with New York's David Peterson.)
What about the fact that Wendy, a youthful aspirer when we first met, went on to produce another of my favorite hits, The Devil Wears Prada in 2006. It took two Oscar nominations.
• "Two of La La Land's biggest stars -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep -- how do you feel about that on your resume?" I asked.
Wendy waved a manicured hand, "Yes, they are the greatest! And I love them both. But somehow I am equally proud of a small hit I produced called Drumline. Nobody thought it would go anywhere - about a southern marching band of kids who are just incredible! And now in Atlanta we are making a sequel, Drumline II. Hey, do you ever go to Atlanta? It's become my favorite city in America.
"Atlanta has a Civil Rights Museum where you can experience the infamous lunch sit-in. It is just an incredible opportunity."
"But right now I am taking all my children on vacation -- my grown-up ones, their friends and my younger boy.
"I have experimented taking them to glamorous places like Sardinia, Capri, and the French Riviera. But now we're going to Holland and hit the art museums and try to learn something. And my youngest is a World War II buff so I'm taking him some places in France. Oh, and one of the great gifts from making Forrest Gump was it turned Gary Sinise into a star. He advanced from his acting as an amputee to doing great real work for wounded veterans. He founded the Gary Sinise Foundation which serves veterans, first responders and their families. Go to www.garysinisefoundation.org to see how you can help. "So I feel that so far my life has not been in vain."
I went away from lunch with Wendy thinking maybe I had under-estimated her all these years. She has produced Hollywood miracles, nice kids and she still looks like she did 20 years ago. She has becomes a good citizen as well. More power to her!
•We see all kinds of "honor"-ings taking place in Art, Music, Food and the honorees are often people most of us never heard of. So it's a pleasure to write about someone generous and glamorous being honored on September 3rd at Lincoln Center.
I do mean the wonderful Carolina Herrera who gets a high-toned lunch and it benefits The Museum at FIT. Last year 600 up and coming fashionistas attended this event honoring Michael Kors.
If you want to participate try calling 212-217-4105. Or visit www.fitnyc.edu/ccherreralunch.
•NEWS ON two of my favorite women.
Chita Rivera, whose honors and accomplishments would fill this column, is returning to NYC's Birdland this fall. Chita's Back! will run for seven shows only, from Oct 7-11. She'll do everything you expect and want. And then she'll surprise the hell out of you! Call 212-581-3080.
Channel surfing the other day I landed on The Cooking Channel and who do I see fussing over a stove, making delicious Italian (Tuscan) food? The adorable actress Debi Mazar. The show, which also features her husband Gabriele Corcos and their two daughters, is titled Extra Virgin. (Seems like a nod to her recipes and the old Madonna days!) The show's been around a couple of years, I found out, but it's new to me. The couple are terrific in the kitchen together, and this year put out a cookbook, Recipes & Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen.
Debi never loses her appeal. I love her recipes, but I'd love to see her acting just a bit more. She does do a lot of indies and will be seen in next year's movie version of Entourage reprising her role in the TV series. And, she appeared in something last year that totally slipped under the wire. It sounds quite amusing. Titled Return to Babylon, a satire about silent films.
Debi plays Gloria Swanson. Jennifer Tilly is Clara Bow. Maria Conchita Alonso is Lupe Velez. Ramon Navarro, Johnny Weissmuller, Louise Brooks, Josephine Baker, Alla Nazimova, Mabel Normand and Virginia Rappe are also enacted. (Rappe, for those of you up on vintage Hollywood scandal, is the young woman whom Fatty Arbuckle supposedly raped so brutally, that she died. Of Arbuckle's three trials, two were hung juries. The third acquitted him. Most evidence pointed toward his innocence, but his career was destroyed.)
•THE WONDERS of YouTube! Aside from going to see Dwayne Johnson in Hercules which I loved, I caught two performances on my computer over the weekend, one by Bette Davis, the other by Joan Crawford. I'd never seen either before, and I'd venture most of their fans haven't.
Joan and Bette (and everybody else!) were doing episodic TV back in the 1950's. One of the most popular spots to work up a dramatic lather was the G.E Theater.
Joan's hour was titled Strange Witness. She was glam, misty-eyed and deadly to the max. Bette performed in With Malice Toward One -- intense and deliciously mannered in true Davis fashion. (Never mess with Bette Davis when she's holding a gun.) What a treat!
There are hundreds of similar classic one-or two-shot TV performances circulating out there. (Sometimes leading to series work, as in the cases of Loretta Young, Jane Wyman Barbara Stanwyck, Eve Arden.) They should be properly restored and put out on DVD.
Selena Gomez Stuns In Sultry Snakeskin Crop Top At 'Behaving Badly' Film Premiere
Selena Gomez ruled the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of her upcoming movie, "Behaving Badly."
The 22-year-old stepped out in a fierce snakeskin crop top for the event on Tuesday, July 29, pairing the bold item with classic black skinny jeans and silver strappy heels.
The black and silver ensemble isn't the only sexy outfit the actress has rocked in recent weeks: She glimmered in a bronze gown with a thigh-high slit at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in France on July 23, and sported a boho-chic peasant dress with a key hole at the 2014 Ischia Global Film & Music Festival in Italy on July 16.
"Behaving Badly" is a film adaptation of a 2000 Ric Browde novel, "Feed the Dog," and stars Nat Wolff as a teenage boy who gets into trouble while pursuing the girl of his dreams (Gomez). The movie opens Aug. 1.
Russell Brand Takes Down Sean Hannity For 'Childish' Segment On Gaza
Russell Brand was back Tuesday with another installment of his media-crushing YouTube channel. His latest target: Sean Hannity.
Brand tore into Hannity's recent segment, which was called "Sympathy For The Terrorists," during which Hannity shouted down guest Yousef Munayyer-- a Palestinian-American and executive director of the Jerusalem Fund. The discussion was more of a yelling fit than an interview, as Hannity repeatedly shouted, "IS HAMAS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION?!"
Brand called Hannity's aggressive attack on his guest "childish," "rude" and "unreasonable."
"He's not interested in truth," he said. "Sean Hannity is only interested in pushing a perspective."
Brand also gave some advice to Hannity's guest, who struggled to get a word in over Hannity's shouting.
"Good luck with that mate," Brand advised. "Sean doesn't want an answer to his question. Sean wants to say more stuff while jabbing his finger aggressively."
But perhaps Brand's most valuable observation is that Hannity looks alarmingly like the Ken doll from "Toy Story 3."
He has a point...
Zac Efron Opens Up To Bear Grylls About His Struggle With Addiction
NBC's new reality show, "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," challenges celebrities to put their survival skills to the test on two-day excursions in the wild. Sounds difficult, but the experience proved to be quite therapeutic for Zac Efron, who opened up to Grylls about his struggles with addiction on the premiere episode.
When they weren't parachuting in the Catskill mountains or eating worms, Efron spoke about his sudden rise to teen stardom, which he says accelerated his problems with addiction.
"It was just so quick. It was shocking. The challenging part was never the work, that was never it. It was sort of the in-between work-- the social aspects outside of it," said Efron. "Everywhere you go [there are people watching] and it can be confusing, and pretty soon you need a social lubricant."
"It got to the point where I was caring less about the work and waiting more for the weekend where I couldn't wait to go out and let loose and have fun. But when Monday and Tuesday were difficult to get through, I thought, 'This is bad,'" Efron explained.
On staying sober, the "Neighbors" actor told Grylls: "I just really never again want to take anything from the outside in to feel comfortable in my present skin, and that takes a lot of work. It's just meditation and stopping and slowing down your brain."
News of Efron's time in rehab for reported alcohol and cocaine addiction surfaced back in September 2013.
Efron recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he faces "never-ending struggles with addiction," but he combats those struggles with therapy, Alcoholics Anonymous and a 9 p.m. bedtime.
Hey, They Made Another 'Night At The Museum' Movie
Combined, the first two "Night at the Museum" movies earned just under $990 million in global grosses. With that in mind, here's the trailer for part three: "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." Ben Stiller returns to lead the fantasy adventure, with Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Dan Stevens, Ricky Gervais and Rebel Wilson along for the ride as co-stars. Wilson and Coogan get peed on by a monkey at one point. Directed by Shawn Levy, this is expected to be the franchise's final installment. "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is out on Dec. 19.
Allison Williams Cast As Peter Pan In NBC's 'Peter Pan Live'
Maybe Marnie Michaels will never really grow up. NBC cast "Girls" star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in "Peter Pan Live," which will be broadcast on Dec. 4.
"Peter Pan Live" is the network's follow-up to last year's "The Sound of Music," which starred Stephen Moyer and Carrie Underwood, and garnered 18.6 million viewers.
NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt had previously suggested that the network would cast a man to play Peter Pan, but clearly it went in a different direction:
Williams' vocal abilities have been highlighted on "Girls," but her character Marnie's budding music career is used as a running joke. Let's hope her rendition of "I Won't Grow Up" goes over better.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return With Fences Collaboration 'Arrows'
It feels like eons since Macklemore simultaneously became the country's most celebrated and condemned rapper. He's working on a follow-up to "The Heist" with Ryan Lewis, but in the meantime, they're back via a collaboration with Seattle-based indie-rock band Fences. (Macklemore and Fences frontman Christopher Mansfield are old friends.)
"Arrows," produced by Lewis, is a song clearly about coming into yourself even if others don't get you. Macklemore raps about the trials of fame: "But you got it all in vain cause you forgot who you are / Right as the world learned your name, it goes." We already knew Macklemore isn't afraid to get serious (see: "Same Love"), so at least the song sounds like good emo fun despite the heavy lyrics. Welcome to Hot 100 territory, Fences.
Emotional 'Batkid Begins' Trailer Shows How A 5-Year-Old Really 'Saved' An Entire City
Our favorite superhero, "Batkid," is back, this time in a moving new trailer.
Miles Scott, 5, who battled leukemia, captured hearts across San Francisco, as well as the Internet, when the Make-A-Wish foundation made him "Batkid" for a day. Now, little Miles is featured in a new trailer for the documentary, "Batkid Begins."
The trailer, which debuted at Comic-Con earlier this week, follows Miles' Batkid experience, the people who made it possible and the overwhelming enthusiasm around the event. While the city of San Francisco pitched in to make Miles' dream come true, it was Miles who opened up an entire city's hearts.
"He gave everybody license to just be a little absurd, a little ridiculous, live their little dreams for a little bit," Hans Zimmer, "Dark Knight" trilogy composer, says in the trailer.
The documentary is set to include the excitement surrounding the little superstar as he embarked on "saving the day," as well as a glimpse into Miles' life on his family's farm in Tulekuke, California.
Production funds are still being raised for "Batkid Begins," which is being directed by Emmy Award-winning director Dana Nachman, through an IndieGoGo campaign. With 21 days left of the fundraiser, the documentary has already raised more than half of its $100,000 goal.
Miles seems to be what San Francisco needed to channel their inner child.
"In helping him to live this dream, we were saving ourselves," Mashable's Chris Taylor says in the trailer. "We wonder why we're not happy a lot of the time and it's because we forget this sort of thing."
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Kim Kardashian Slams Adrienne Bailon For Kicking Her Brother Rob When He's Down
Say what you will about Kim Kardashian, but the reality star is always fiercely loyal to her family.
The 33-year-old stood up for brother Rob Kardashian (who has been going through a difficult time for more than a year after gaining a substantial amount of weight following a bad breakup with Rita Ora) after his ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon gave a candid interview to Latina magazine earlier this week.
The 30-year-old former "Cheetah Girl" opened up about her relationship with Rob and revealed she believes that appearing on the family's reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" was a mistake.
"To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career," Bailon told Latina. "I probably realized that too late -- not that it would've affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would've affected my decision to appear on the show."
Those comments didn't sit well with Kim, who shot back at Bailon on Twitter:
Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014
#LetItGoooooLetItGoooooo (FROZEN VOICE)— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014
So sad when people try to kick my brother when he is down #FamilyForever— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 30, 2014