Though Kim Kardashian, 41, and Pete Davidson, 28, have been (officially) dating since October 2021, their relationship has only recently been teased on the new Hulu and Disney+ produced reality TV show following the iconic family, The Kardashians.
Ever since the fourth episode of the show aired on 5 May, fans have been debating whether Kim’s voice has changed since she started dating Davidson. In a now-viral clip from the show, the media personality is heard jokingly saying, “Marriages come and go.”
Kardashian goes on to make fun of her own failed marriages and even hints she’d like her next one to be the last.
The debate surrounding her potential voice change all started when a user shared the clip on Reddit along with the caption, “Kinda cute how Kim has started to sound so much like Pete.”
In the comments section, fans were quick to discuss whether Kardashian had a new East coast, Staten Island-inspired accent. One Reddit user even wrote: “Her valley girl voice [has] transformed into a middle-aged woman from Staten Island.”
Another fan attempted to transcribe Kardashian’s quote in what they perceived to be a ‘new’ accent: “NO OFFENCE GUYS HEUHHEUHEU TAKE IT FROM ME HEUHEUHEUHEU.”
A third fan wrote, “Lmfao she is sounding like the late great Big Ang from Mob Wives,” and another user went as far as to blame Kardashian’s mother Kris for this sudden change: “I just see pure Kris Jenner in this hahaha.”
While those fans seem to mostly agree on the fact that the reality TV star might be changing some parts of her personality due to her relationship with Davidson, others seem to think she might finally feel comfortable enough to really be herself. Either way, we’re liking this chilled version of you, Kim.
American rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Kanye West just bought his wife Kim Kardashian West a hologram of her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, to celebrate her birthday. The hologram, which was made in part using deepfake technology, spoke about Kardashian West’s childhood, before saying: “I am so proud of the woman you have become.” It also said that she married “the most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world, Kanye West.”
The holographic resurrection was made by the production company Kaleida using a gauze it calls ‘Holonet’. This contains real silver, which reflects projected light to create holographic effects. Parts of the Holonet then become transparent to give the impression of solid objects and real people existing in 3D space. It combines this with motion tracking, SFX, VFX, and deepfake technology.
The hologram, which was paid by Kanye West, told Kardashian West she is the “most amazing mother,” praised her career, and said unashamedly praised Kanye West for being “the most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world.” Should we be surprised? I guess not.
“Sometimes I drop hints that I’m around, like when you hear someone make a big peefee, or when you make a big peefee,” the hologram added, referring to the Armenian word for flatulence. Robert Kardashian’s hologram also danced and sang to Barry Mann’s song ‘Who Put the Bomp’.
Kaleida’s past clients include the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Netflix, Nike, and Madam Tussauds. Other celebrities who have previously appeared as holograms include Tupac, Amy Winehouse and Michael Jackson. In 2017, Celine Dion performed ‘If I Can Dream’ on American Idol alongside a hologram of Elvis Presley, and in 2018, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum unveiled a hologram of the former president.
Robert Kardashian was a lawyer and businessman who was best known for serving as defence attorney during OJ Simpson’s 1995 murder trial. He died of oesophagal cancer in July 2003. Kardashian West, who turned 40 on 21 October and celebrated her birthday with friends and family on a private island, shared the video on her Twitter account.
She called the surprise “the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” adding that it was “so lifelike.” She watched the hologram over and over, and shared that it made her emotional.
After the reality star said the trip followed “two weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine,” she was accused of being insensitive to families separated by COVID-19. On Twitter, many fans to her tweet, turning it into a viral meme.
Meanwhile, after Kendall Jenner celebrated her 25th birthday this weekend with a Halloween-themed party, a second Kardashian celebrity received backlash from fans. Jenner had reportedly asked attendees not to post any images on social media, which clearly did not go to plan! Her sister Kylie Jenner also posted pictures and videos of the party on Instagram.
Attendees included Saweetie, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Winnie Harlow, Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith, who appeared to be wearing an oxygen mask.