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Kim Kardashian Says Daughter North Will Have to ‘Work for What She Wants’

Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) — Kim Kardashian insists there will be no free ride for her daughter North. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tells the London Evening Standard North will have to pay her own way when she gets older, just like she did.

The 34-year-old reality star reveals that in spite of her family’s wealth, she worked at a clothing store while she was in school. If she wanted designer clothes, Kim had to save up her money, and she’d like Nori to “work for what she wants” too.

“I saved up for this Dolce & Gabbana dress I really wanted, or like in high school these Prada shoes that my parents wouldn’t buy me. I remember they were $400, and I had to save for the entire year to get them,” she tells the U.K. newspaper. 

“We didn’t get anything [from our parents], we had to get a job if we wanted it. So I was working in a clothing store and I would save and save,” she adds.

Kardashian admits that comes as a surprise to most people.

“I was saying that earlier to my friends, ‘I wonder what [North's] first job is gonna be,'” Kardashian recalls, adding, “And they were like, ‘What? She’s gonna have a job?’ and I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? Of course she is’. She will have to work for what she wants.”

In fact, North’s mom is already putting her daughter to work. The 16-month-old has already started modeling for Vogue and CR Fashion Book.

When asked what she thought North might do when she’s older, Kardashian responded, “I don’t know. She loves fashion. Maybe she’ll be a designer. Who knows? It’s too early to tell.”

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Lorraine Toussaint Shares Her Secret Hopes for “Orange Is the New Black” Character

Desiree Navarro/WireImage(NEW YORK) — SPOILER ALERT: Last season on Orange Is the New Black, Lorraine Toussaint guest starred as Vee, a prisoner that shook up the women’s federal prison. And although her evil character was killed off at the end of season two, fans have continued to wonder if she’s really dead.

“She’s definitely taken a hit. She’s taken a seriously bad hit. The creator Jenji Kohan believes she’s dead and she would know,” Toussaint tells ABC News Radio with a laugh, “but I secretly do think [she's alive.] Now it is Vee. It is Vee.”

Toussaint says she’s humbled that some fans are hoping that she’s not quite dead. “Mostly I’m so flattered and honored that people actually want her to still be alive,” she adds.

“If she is alive I just hope she’s nowhere near my house,” Toussaint quips.

Toussaint, who just wrapped filming Selma in Birmingham, Alabama, said she had no idea her character was so beloved. It wasn’t until she stopped filming the Civil Rights-era film and went back to New York that she realized her fan base.

“I did not know that show was going to be such a huge phenomenon. It really caught me unawares and off guard. I’ve never had construction workers come out of the pit to go, ‘Lady, I just gotta shake your hand. I just gotta shake your hand lady’ and attorneys and judges and students and 13 and 14-year-olds,” she explains.

After wrapping up her guest starring role on Orange Is the New Black, Toussaint is starring in ABC’s new fantasy medical drama, Forever. It airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern time.

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Lorde Dishes On Visiting the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1″ Set

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABC(LOS ANGELES) — When Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie’s set.

For the singer, the experience was nothing short of “magical.”

“In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road,” she told Billboard. “A bunch of their people came over [to my show] — Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time to shoot. [And] we went to the set, which was so amazing for me.”

“I’ve never been to a film set before,” she added. “And just seeing, like, you know, everyone has a place, everything is so perfectly timed and…they call action and it’s just all on. It’s like, so magical. That was really fun.”

The Mockingjay soundtrack is a blend of pop and R&B artists such as Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Miguel and Tinashé; British left-of-center acts like Bat for Lashes and The Chemical Brothers; rappers like Pusha T, Q-Tip and Kanye West; and ’80s icons like Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones, who is one of Lorde’s all-time idols. Lorde says she personally reached out to all of them to invite them to participate.

“It was really important to me, with the soundtrack, that people knew how involved I was, and a lot of that was me reaching out to people really directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text, because I wanted people to know that, ‘Your song isn’t just going to be flung into some pot and, you know, chosen later,'” she explained. “I really cared about what was happening.”

Reaching out directly, Lorde added, led to “some crazy experiences, like calling Grace Jones on the phone. She’s like, ‘I’m in the spa, give me a second.’ I’m like, ‘Of course, you’re Grace Jones. …I’ll wait!'”

One person who can’t wait to hear the Mockingjay soundtrack when it arrive November 17 is actress Willow Shields, who plays Katniss Everdeen’s sister Primrose.

“Oh my God, I’m extremely excited,” she told ABC News about the soundtrack. “I mean, I’m a huge fan of Lorde to begin with, and the fact that she’s curating the soundtrack makes me so excited, because she also has just a great sense of who she loves as artists…so she’s gonna get a lot of great people on that soundtrack.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 arrives in theaters November 21.

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Watch Kim Kardashian Call Herself ‘Dope on a Rope’ at Age 13

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Some things never change!

Even as a teenager, Kim Kardashian loved the camera.

In honor of the reality TV star’s 34th birthday, Entertainment Tonight released footage of Kardashian celebrating her eighth-grade graduation with mom Kris Jenner and her sister Kourtney — and she was very vocal about how well-liked she was.

“I’m the dopest on the ropest person in this class. I’m dope on a rope,” she said in the video. “Everyone loves me because I’m so popular and everyone loves me!”

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Matthew McConaughey Reveals ‘Gut Reason’ He Took ‘Interstellar’ Role

ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) — When Matthew McConaughey was considering taking the role of a father and former astronaut in the science-fiction movie Interstellar, he says he thought of his son Levi.

“He was into space and I would explain things in the solar system and how we got on the moon and all these things, and [he'd have] these young, wondrous eyes trying to, you know, work this out in his head,” McConaughey said. “That was the main gut reason why I had to do this film.”

The Oscar winner appears alongside fellow Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in the Christopher Nolan film. They all sat down for an interview recently with ABC News’ David Muir.

The film centers on a team of explorers that travels to another galaxy in search of another planet for humans to live on because Earth is in trouble over climate change.

The movie is due out Nov. 5 in select theaters and in wide release Nov. 7.

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Nolan said that he was drawn to the emotion of the script, which was originally written by his brother Jonathan Nolan.

“My brother’s original script has this amazing set of characters at the heart of it. This family who’s sort of tested in this extraordinary way,” he said. “And that’s the thing that I most related to in the film.”

Hathaway revealed that a particular scene during which her character cried had her hugging her castmates even more than usual.

“I immediately wanted to go out and find a comedy to act in,” she said with a laugh.

Nolan and his crew turned to Kip Thorne, a renowned theoretical physicist who has long studied the far reaches of the universe, for help on creating the black hole the astronauts travel through. Nolan said parts of a spaceship were also built and used on the set, rather than a green screen or special effects.

“If you look at this film and you look at where we are right now in the world — and the climate changes that’s happening … You have to push forward and evoke some kind of positive change in your life, in the world,” Chastain said. “It’s an incredible, thrilling movie.”

She said she also hoped the movie would inspire younger generations.

“The idea that there could be a 7-year-old kid and it inspires her or him to want to go into space and explore space, I think that’s incredible,” Chastain said.

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Taylor Swift Reveals How Fame Has Changed Her Day-to-Day Life

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(NEW YORK) — Taylor Swift may sing about universal truths, but her life is decidedly different.

Fame, she said, has allowed her to splurge on things like a private jet (“Isn’t that crazy?” she said in Esquire) but it’s also forced her to lose a bit of autonomy.

“I fought the idea of having security for a very long time, because I really value normalcy. I really do. I like to be able to take a drive by myself. Haven’t done that in six years,” she told the magazine. “[Even in Tennessee, my bodyguards] have to be in a car behind me because just the sheer number of men we have in a file who have showed up at my house, showed up at my mom’s house, threatened to either kill me, kidnap me, or marry me. This is the strange and sad part of my life that I try not to think about. I try to be lighthearted about it, because I don’t ever want to be scared. I don’t want to be walking down the street scared. And when I have security, I don’t have to be scared.”

There have been a lot of changes in Swift’s life recently. The singer, 24, recently moved to New York City and is planning to release her new album, 1989, later this month. And despite recently moving to a place that many stars call home, New York City, Swift said she won’t leave her home if she’s having a bad day, so that she doesn’t accidentally snap at a fan.

“It’s a social situation every time I go out,” she explained. “I just have to wake up in the morning and say, ‘How am I feeling today? If someone asks for a picture, am I gonna feel imposed upon today because I’m dealing with my own stuff? Am I gonna take my own stuff out on some innocent 14-year-old today and be in a bad mood?’ OK, maybe not … Maybe I won’t leave the house.”

Her career also forced the singer to finish two years of high school in 12 months (“That was just the most practical way to do it,” she said) and deal with online trolling in a way that would reduce most people to tears.

“That’s what I don’t like about celebrity culture and the obsession with it, and the takedown culture that we seem to be in. You have celebrities who are pushed to the brink of a public meltdown, and so the public thinks that every person in the public eye has dirty secrets that they’re keeping, or isn’t what they seem, or is masking it and faking sincerity, faking authenticity, faking being surprised at award shows when you win a Grammy,” she said. “I’m not gonna let them make me have a meltdown.”

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Katy Perry Cancels Plans for Birthday Bash in Egypt

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Katy Perry was planning to spend her 30th birthday on Saturday like the Queen of the Nile, but now she’s suffering a “denial” of celebration opportunities.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Perry was set to take her crew to Egypt to celebrate her milestone, and while there, had booked a schedule of parties and sightseeing, including a cruise down the Nile River. However, news of her visit leaked out, and a source tells the publication that the singer scrapped the plans due to “safety concerns.”

The idea for Perry to travel to Egypt may have been sparked by the Ancient Egypt-themed video for her #1 hit, “Dark Horse.”

Perry is on a break from her PRISMATIC world tour, but it will pick up again Nov. 7 in Australia, where she’ll remain until Dec. 20. Another break will follow, and then a European leg begins Feb. 16.

Between those two dates, Perry will presumably perform at the halftime show at the Super Bowl, though the NFL hasn’t officially confirmed that.

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Kanye West Gushes over Kim Kardashian on Her Birthday

Steve Mack/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — In celebration of Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday, Kanye West returned to his Twitter account to express his undying love for his wife.

“Happy Birthday baby! Thank you for being the dopest wife & mom!” he tweeted to Kardashian late Tuesday night.

The rapper also professed that his love for her goes beyond what words can describe.

“Sometimes I feel like just saying I love you isn’t strong enough to express how much I love you…” he wrote, which was later retweeted 52,000 times by his fans.

West seemingly showered Kardashian with a surprise vacation, judging by her recent Instagram picture. “Good morning #BdaySurpriseGettaway,” she wrote in the caption along with a photo of an unnamed tropical locale.

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‘Duke Porn Star’ Belle Knox’s Life Mirrors Wednesday’s “Law and Order: SVU”

Michael Parmelee/NBC(NEW YORK) — Every Law & Order “ripped from the headlines” episode runs a coda stating that any similarities to any person is “purely coincidental,” but for a Duke University student who became a household name when she was “outed” last year as porn star Belle Knox, Wednesday’s episode of Special Victims Unit hits extremely close to home.

Belle Knox, which is not her birth name, is currently a sophomore at Duke. She began making movies under a stage name to pay her hefty tuition, and freely admits her side-job makes her feel empowered about her body and her sexuality.

In Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s crime-drama, a college student is sexually assaulted by men who discover she’s been shooting porn to cover tuition.

The so-called “slut shaming” Knox felt after her cover was blown — including death threats from some on campus — figures prominently with the victim in the episode.

A longtime L&O fan, Knox told ABC News Radio she can’t wait to see art imitate life. “I think that this will be a really good episode in terms of raising awareness about…sexual assault on college campuses, and — I haven’t seen it, but the central theme I think they’re trying to get at is that just because a woman is sexual or promiscuous, doesn’t give anybody the right to sexually assault her or violate her.”

Knox tells us that slut-shaming isn’t limited to those in the adult industry. “I think the celebrity nude hacking scandal is a good example of how we slut-shame women,” the performer said, before allowing, “I think that the people involved in it, like Jennifer Lawrence, they handled it really well. And I hope we reach the point where a woman’s body isn’t used against her, like Emma Watson was saying.”

In June, Knox penned a Time magazine article about the spiraling costs of higher education in which she cheekily admitted, “Faced with either a degree from a less prestigious school or decades of crushing debt, a few hours of work on a porn set revealed itself to be the best way to avoid getting screwed.”

With her tuition getting paid, and her star in the adult world white-hot, Knox says she’s looking towards the future. “My goal is to be a lawyer. Actually, SVU is like part of why I was…really inspired to be an advocate for women,” she says, before laughing, “I learned a lot of…courtroom procedure just from…watching SVU.” Fighting for victims of sexual assault in real life, like special victims cops and prosecutors do, “would be amazing,” the 19-year-old maintains.

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, “Pornstar’s Requiem,” airs Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

A documentary about the adult industry star, Becoming Belle Knox, recently debuted online.

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Fox Sued for $250 Million over Mobster Character in “The Simpsons”

FOX(NEW YORK) — Fox has been slapped with a $250 million lawsuit by an actor who claims a character on The Simpsons is based on him, in violation of his publicity rights.

The character in question is Louie, who occasionally has been seen on the long-running animated series over the years as a crony of the mobster Fat Tony. The plaintiff, The Godfather Part II and Goodfellas actor Frank Sivero, claims “Louie’s appearance and mannerisms are strongly evocative” of him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sivero alleges that back in 1989, the year The Simpsons premiered, he was living in the same apartment complex as Simpsons writers. He claims the writers were aware he was creating a gangster character for Goodfellas named Frankie Carbone, which was based on his personality. He says the Louie character debuted on The Simpsons a few years later.

Furthermore, Sivero argues that actor Dan Castellaneta, who voices Louie as well as other Simpsons characters, most notably Homer Simpson, has said he “modeled his voice after Italian American actor, Joe Pesci, who also had a role in Goodfellas.”

Among other allegations, Sivero says Simpsons producer Gracie Films had expressed interest in collaborating with him, but he now feels they were “simply studying him further for the character Louie.”

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