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9 Questionable Things Kim Kardashian Has Made A Dollar Off Of

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When it comes to Kim Kardashian West's obsession of remaining relevant, some things don't come as a surprise. Actually, mostly everything involving the socialite are no longer surprising now that we think of it. She's got a true hustlers spirit, point blank.

The reality TV star who got her fifteen minutes of fame thanks to an allegedly leaked sexscapade with Ray J has catapulted her likeliness into absolute stardom. For Christ's sake, she's married to Kanye West, that should be enough proof. Yet, even still Kimberly Noel has a past and that past (and present) is one full of questionable things that have resulted in the advancement of her bank account and Kardashian empire as a whole. Don't believe us, just watch.

Continue clicking to see the 9 most questionable things Kim Kardashian has made a dollar off of.

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Sex Tape

Ah yes, how could we forget—the sex tape. It'll forever be her claim to fame regardless if she acknowledges it or not. 2007 was Mrs. West's come up year.
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Short-lived Music Career

Remember "Jam (Turn It Up)"? Okay, neither do we because it was clearly a flop. Even with the help of musical genius, The Dream, Kim's music career was short-lived. I mean seriously, do you remember those horrid lyrics and the cheesy video? Where was Ye when you needed him?
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Acting

While reality TV is just the opposite of its claim of "real TV" Kim decided to give acting on the big screen a try. Why not? What has she got to loose at this point? Executing a few minor roles in mediocre films, her second venture into the film industry quickly fizzled out.
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Quick Trim

The fact that people really buy into dieting products is unbelievable. Why not try working out and eating healthy? Want to hear a secret, that's what Kim's doing. She's selling you all dreams of her physique with Quick Trim's, "live the dream with the body you deserve" mantra. There's no way you'll have a banging body like that from simply taking Quick Trim, end of story.
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Marriage to Kris Humphries

Was it really love? The public claims she was publicity hungry. Then again, they did have a $10 million wedding, a TV special, and exactly 72 days of marriage. You do the math.
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Hairfinity

So now she endorses IG popping hair product Hairfinity? Really Kim, did Blac Chyna put you up to this? It's been about five months now. Can we get a length check or update since you now swear by it?  How much are they paying you per post/tweet? Anything to remain relevant and make that coin, I guess.

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Baby North West for CR Fashion Book  

As much as Kim and Kanye seem to hate the paparazzi they've done just the opposite of their stance on the publicity scene. Only a few months old baby North joined her parents in their acclaimed Vogue spread, which we can't deny was super cute. But when there's a round two that includes the one-year-old in a solo photo someone has to ask, who allowed this to happen? Friends with CR Fashion Book creator, Carine Roitfeld, or not Kim seems to be cracking the whip in true Kris Jenner fashion: molding North into what we hope is not a fame-obsessed individual. Don't get us wrong, we love the photo and North is a natural born star but we don't see Blue Ivy on VIBE do you?
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Kim Kardashian Video Game

Just when we thought Mrs. West tapped into all of her sources to make money, she pulled yet another off the wall venture out of her large backside: a video game about her life. Want to live the Kardashian lifestyle? Download this game. Want to learn how to become a celebrity the Kardashian way? Download this game. And people are clearly downloading it as she's already brought in $200 million in revenue since it's launch in July. No one sells a dream better than Kimberly, hands down.


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Selfie Book

Can a book of selfies really be published? Well Kim Kardashian thinks so. And by the instant success of her video game, the 352-page is bound to be a hit. If anyone can make fifteen minutes of fame last, it is her.

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Kush & Splendor: 5 CBD Beauty Products That’ll Take Your Self-Care Routine From 0 To 100

Lotions, creams, and salves—oh my! With cannabidiol (CBD) popping up in just about every product you can imagine, the cannabis-infused beauty industry is clearly on the come-up. In fact, analysts predict that the “wellness” movement—as well as the legalization of Mary Jane across the world—will help rake in $25 billion globally in the next 10 years, according to Business Insider. That’s 15 percent of the $167 billion skincare market.

And what better way to up the ante on one’s wellness routine than with all-natural CBD? Just ask Dr. Lana Butner, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist at NYC’s Modrn Sanctuary, who incorporates CBD in her treatments.

“CBD is a fantastic addition to acupuncture sessions for both its relaxation and anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving effects,” Butner shares with Vixen. “The calming effects of CBD allows for patients to deeply relax into the treatment and really tap into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for rest, digestion and muscle repair/regeneration.”

She adds that CBD’s pain-relieving effects are “far-reaching,” from muscular and joint pains to migraines and arthritis—and even IBS and indigestion.

The magic lies in CBD’s ability to impact endocannabinoid receptor activity in our bodies. Without getting too wordy, our bodies come equipped with a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is the HBIC over our sleep, appetite, pain and immune system response. Also known as cannabidiol, CBD teams up with this system to help reduce inflammation and interact with neurotransmitters. According to Healthline, CBD has also been scientifically shown to impact the brain’s receptors for serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating our mood and social behavior.

All that said, it’s important to note that not all CBD products are created equal. Many brands cashing in on the green beauty wave use hemp seed oil, sometimes referred to as cannabis sativa seed oil, in place of CBD... which doesn’t make them any less great! Hemp seed oil is actually high in antioxidants, amino acids, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids—all of which are thebomb.com for your skin.

“It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet,” Ashley Lewis, co-founder of Fleur Marché, told Well and Good last month. “In terms of skin care, it’s known as a powerful moisturizer and skin softener that doesn’t clog pores or contribute to oily skin.”

However, when companies start marketing CBD and hemp oil as one-in-the-same, that’s when things get a bit tricky.

“The biggest issue is that hemp seed oil and CBD are two totally different compounds that come from different parts of the hemp plant, have different makeups, and different benefits,” Lewis added. “Marketing them as the same thing just isn’t accurate and does a disservice to consumers who are expecting certain benefits that they won’t get from hemp seed oil and who are often paying more for what they think is CBD.”

So if you’re looking to benefit from the perks specifically attributed to CBD, make sure you’re reading labels before buying, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hell, ask for a product’s test results, while you’re at it. It never hurts to be sure.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, are you ready to see what all the hype is about? For this 4/20, we rounded up a few CBD (and hemp!)-infused products to help give your self-care routine a bit of a boost. Looks like your holiday just got that much kushier. You’re welcome!

Note: Data and regulations surrounding CBD and its use are still in development. That said, please don’t take anything written in this post as medical or legal advice, and definitely double check the laws in your state. Also, please do your body a favor and hit up your doctor before trying any new supplements. We’re just tryna look out for you. Okay? Okay. Read on.

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Vivica A. Fox Explains Past Hesitance Behind 'Two Can Play That Game' Script

In a new interview with Essence, actress Vivica A. Fox discussed how she initially turned down her role in Two Can Play That Game based on the script. The established entertainer said it's her mission to ensure that black people are positively portrayed onscreen, and noticed the aforementioned film's prose didn't live up to those standards.

"I think the reason why—no I know the reason why—I've been doing this for such a long time is that I fight," Fox said. "When we did Two Can Play That Game, I fought for the way we talked, walked, the way we loved each other." The Set It Off actress continued to state that she consistently declined Two Can Play That Game before signing on to play the lead role. "Because the script, when I first got it, I turned it down three times because it just wasn't a good representation of African-Americans, so I fought them on everything," she noted. "I want to make sure that the images of African-Americans are as positive and as true as they can possibly be."

In 2001, the romantic comedy debuted to fanfare, boasting an all-star cast of Morris Chestnut, Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Gabrielle Union, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and more. Directed by Mark Brown (Barbershop, Iverson, How To Be A Player), Fox plays a career driven person named Shante Smith who navigates a curveball when her boyfriend Keith Fenton (Chestnut) cheats on her with a co-worker.

After its release, Two Can Play That Game raked in over $22 million at the box office.

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Actress Gabrielle Union attends the Being Mary Jane premiere, screening, and party on January 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET)
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BET To Unveil Edible Billboard For 'Being Mary Jane' Wedding Finale

As Being Mary Jane comes to an end, BET is willing to offer fans a taste of what's to come in the series finale.

The network has enlisted the help of Ayesha Curry, celebrity cook and cookbook author, to create an edible billboard that also doubles as a wedding cake. The sweet treat will commemorate Mary Jane's (played by Gabrielle Union) nuptials in the two-hour series finale.

On April 20 from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Brooklyn's Atlantic Terminal in New York, fans will be presented with the edible billboard. At the intersection of Ashland Place and Hanson Place, the closer Being Mary Jane enthusiasts get to the billboard the quicker they'll notice that the four-tiered wedding cake is created from individual boxes, each containing a slice of Curry's prized wedding cake.

All fans have to do is pull a box from the billboard, snap a picture for the 'Gram, take a bite and enjoy. Although lovers of the show won't be able to celebrate with Mary Jane herself, biting into a slice of her wedding cake, for free, is the next best thing.

Don't forget to tune into the series finale of Being Mary Jane on Tues. (April 23) at 8/7 c.

Also, check out what's to come on the series of Being Mary Jane below.

Save the date! 👰🏾It'll be worth the wait. Join us for the series finale of #BeingMaryJane TUES APR 23 8/7c only on @BET! pic.twitter.com/jEwkbC71OW

— #BeingMaryJane (@beingmaryjane) March 29, 2019

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