Monday, July 23, 2018
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Dwayne Johnson

It’s not enough for a star to be a major self-promoter; he must also pick good movies and avoid projects like current flop ‘Skyscraper.’

There was a moment in Skyscraper when I realized the movie had pretty much lost me. It wasn’t the scene in which Dwayne Johnson hurls himself through the slicing-and-dicing propellers of a gigantic wind turbine, just to reach a switch that has been incomprehensibly hidden there. Nor was it the scene in which he flies through the air, hundreds of feet above the ground, then catches a rope and swings Tarzan-like to safety. And it wasn’t the hall-of-mirrors sequence, an ancient movie trope familiar from such classics as Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai, in which the bad guys and the good guys have a shoot-out amid a maze of mirrors that in this instance just happen to be perched on the rooftop of a towering inferno. No, it was the scene when our hero, a former FBI agent and amputee, trying to keep two sliding doors from slamming closed on him, yanks off his prosthetic leg and jams it between them, thereby saving himself while dooming any hope of believability.

Watching the film as it vaulted from one excess to another, I kept thinking of that classic Samuel Goldwyn line: “I want the movie to start with an earthquake and build to a climax.”

But I also thought of some of the stars of old, who would have done anything to avoid such mediocre material. Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland famously fought with Warner Bros. to be allowed to make good films and were regularly suspended when they demanded better ones. As recently as the 1990s, major actors such as John Travolta and Bruce Willis would agree to one fee for standard studio fare and another for art house pictures that they considered labors of love.

That tradition has all but disappeared. True, there are stars like Jennifer Lawrence who’ll stretch themselves in movies they never expect to be blockbusters (Lawrence went into guns-blasting mode in defense of Mother! after its critical drubbing — and good for her), but they’re the exception to the rule. What we’re seeing these days is stars as brands, larger-than-life performers who don’t so much run away from the unoriginal as hasten toward it.

I understand that. Because these stars aren’t competing with other stars; they’re in a death struggle with even bigger brands, franchises that come laden with products and theme parks and toys. It’s hard enough to be a star in the best of times; it’s almost impossible in an era dominated by transforming cars and metallic superheroes. The only way to do so is to market yourself as relentlessly as you can.

Nobody does that better than Johnson. He’s a master of modern media, as a recent Forbes article pointed out. “On Instagram, where he has more than 108 million followers, he delivers inspirational videos of himself talking directly to his iPhone, often in his traveling gym,” noted the magazine’s Natalie Robehmed. “Other posts — leveraging another 13 million Twitter followers and 58 million on Facebook — introduce movie trailers, show Johnson in development meetings and celebrate his ‘cheat day’ pancake snack, all decorated with multiple hashtags and millions of likes.”

He’s even taken a page from his pal Kevin Hart’s book and begun charging studios for these services. “In addition to hefty $20 million up-front paychecks and cuts of back-end studio profits — starting with July’s Skyscraper, in which he plays a former FBI hostage-rescue leader — he’ll insist on a separate seven-figure social media fee with every movie in which he appears, according to people familiar with his deals,” Robehmed continues. “In other words, rather than have studios dump money into TV ads or billboards, their new paid-marketing channel doubles as their marquee star.”

Thanks to this, Johnson has turned himself into a zillionaire, with a reported income of $124 million last year alone, and he’s done so by understanding the product he’s selling better than anyone else. He’s a tough guy with a heart of gold, a man whose hard surface is matched by his soft core. He conveys the impression of being both ordinary and extraordinary, human and super-human, the kind of person you could have a beer with and not expect him instantly to crush the can. He’s Arnold Schwarzenegger without the accent and, like that maestro of the muscular, he has a great feel for his limits. You won’t find him hurrying to play Hamlet.

If “know thyself” is the golden rule of life, no one knows himself better than Johnson. But knowing yourself is one thing; knowing a great movie is another.

Look at pictures like Rampage, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Baywatch and Central Intelligence. All were apt showcases for Johnson’s endearing personality, but none was the sort of thing people talk about for years. San Andreas at least delivered the over-the-top thrills people paid to see, but only Johnson’s efforts as part of the Fast and the Furious ensemble are a serious cut above run-of-the-mill. Given the pace at which Johnson makes movies (not to mention TV), it’s amazing they’re as solid as they are. But films like these are hardly a recipe for longevity.

Quality, not quantity, is the best guarantee if a star plans to stick around. Johnson may be shrewd enough to know stars have short shelf lives, even shorter than some other branded products; but if he hopes of outlasting the ephemeral, it won’t be by making middling movies.

The greatest of the stars all understood this and worked passionately to lift themselves above studio material. Think of Paul Newman and you think of HudButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Hustler and a host of other classics. Think of Gregory Peck and there’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Roman Holiday. Think of John Wayne and you have Stagecoach and Red River and True Grit.

Each of them knew that only quality stands the test of time. True, they made clunkers; but they strove for better and sometimes achieved best.

Brands aren’t like that. They’re based on the premise of returning us over and over again to the same experience, with only the mildest of variations. We turn to brands for safety and comfort; but we want a splash of danger in our stars.

Great brands may deliver theme parks and rollercoaster rides and a ton of products that can be licensed and marketed. They may deliver tried and tested materials that we’re willing to consume year in, year out. But there’s one thing they don’t deliver: great films.

 

Attention: Emily Ratajkowski, 27, shared a photo of herself on Instagram Saturday that showed off her curves in a sexy, orange bikini that even Kim Kardashian had to comment on

She’s not afraid to show off her incredible figure.

And Emily Ratajkowski shared a photo of herself on Instagram Saturday that showed off her curves.

The 27-year-old stunner left little to the imagination of her 18.6 million social media followers when she posed in a sexy, orange bikini that even Kim Kardashian, 37, had to comment on.

Emily’s sun-kissed skin was something of desire as her golden tan was highlighted thanks to the swimsuit’s plunging neckline and high-waisted strap bottoms.

The star’s brunette tresses flowed freely and were messy thanks to wet ends.

The model captioned the shot, ‘Fresh out.’

Emily wore a golden chain with charms around her neck that purposely fell down her cleavage.

Catching Kim’s eye: The reality star commented three peach emojis, often used as a symbol to represent a butt, on Emily’s hot shot

She also had large, neon green, hooped earrings in her ears.

The star’s face looked makeup free or like she went with a light nude theme.

The Gone Girl actress even caught the eye of Kim Kardashian.

Catching Kim’s eye: The reality star commented three peach emojis, often used as a symbol to represent a butt, on Emily’s hot shot 

Summertime fun: The 27-year-old stunner left little to the imagination of her 18.6 million social media followers when she posed in a sexy, orange bikini

The reality star commented three peach emojis, often used as a symbol to represent a butt, on Emily’s photo.

Ratajkowski then shared a sexy shot of herself in the same bikini and posted it as an Instagram story.

In it she’s seen giving the thumbs up sign while covering up in a blue and yellow long sleeve buttoned up shirt. She also had on white and red sneakers on her feet.

Love life: Back in February Emily, pictured here back in May, shocked her fans when she randomly announced she was married to Sebastian Bear-McClard

Wow: Courtney Stodden shared a completely nude photo of herself after she emerged from her pool

Her debut album Off The Record will be released August 3.

And two weeks before it drops, Courtney Stodden shared a completely nude photo of herself after she emerged from her pool.

The 23-year-old singer flaunted her bust as well as her derriere in the side profile image.

Courtney put her curves on display in the black and white image.

She captioned the photo with: #OffTheRecord my true self… completely vulnerable and free… Dropping August 3!’

The star is also set to perform on her album drop date; she is scheduled to hit the stage at The Peppermint Club.

Courtney’s alter ego is Ember, which she introduced in April.

Star power: The 23-year-old singer flaunted her bust as well as her derriere in the side profile image

Courtney became a household name after marrying actor Doug Hutchison, 58, when she was only 16 years old in 2011.

They have a 34-year age gap.

The former lovebirds met when she signed up for an acting workshop taught by Doug.

Strike a pose: The star is also set to perform on her album drop date; she is scheduled to hit the stage at The Peppermint Club

Prior to their marriage, Courtney won Miss Teen Washington USA before kicking off her modeling career.

They separated in 2013 briefly before they reconciled; they celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in May 2016.

She suffered a miscarriage two months later that same year.

By February 2017, she confirmed her split with Doug; the songstress filed for divorce on March 6, 2018.

When they were in love: Courtney became a household name after marrying actor Doug Hutchison, 58, when she was only 16 years old in 2011; pictured on December 1, 2012 in LA

The former glamour model brazenly showcased her surgically-enhanced assets

She has gushed about finally finding a man who ‘ticks all the boxes’.

And Katie Price proved just how comfortable she was with her new love as she went topless while putting on a very amorous display with Kris Boyson, 29, at the exclusive Ammatara Pura Pool Villas resort in Thailand on Saturday.

The former glamour model, 40, brazenly showcased her surgically-enhanced assets as she packed on the PDA with the fitness instructor as they soaked up the sun during the romantic getaway.

Hoping for an even tan, Katie decided to forego her bikini top to show off her eye-popping cleavage as well as her flat stomach.

However, the star’s sleek long brunette locks tumbled forth and over her cleavage to ensure she didn’t flash too much.

Katie, who was bronzed to perfection, teamed the look with a pair of bright yellow thong bikini bottoms which boasted a bedazzled silver strip at the top.

Hotting up: Katie Price, 40, went topless while putting on a very amorous display with Kris Boyson, 29, at the exclusive Ammatara Pura Pool Villas resort in Thailand on Saturday

Flaunting what she’s got: Hoping for an even tan, Katie decided to forego her bikini top to show off her eye-popping cleavage as well as her flat stomach

Mane attraction: The star’s sleek long brunette locks tumbled forth and over her cleavage to ensure she didn’t flash too much

Racy: Katie, who was bronzed to perfection, teamed the look with a pair of bright yellow thong bikini bottoms which boasted a bedazzled silver strip at the top

The mother-of-five was primped and preened with a glamorous coat of make-up, focusing on a contoured base, false lashes and heavily outlined lips.

Showing off her long, lean legs – which featured a number of inkings – Katie looked in her element as she topped up her tan while relaxing.

Katie’s other half Kris couldn’t peel his attention away from her during her saucy poolside display.

He couldn’t resist pulling the Loose Women panellist in for a flirty embrace before cheekily grabbing her pert posterior. The mother-of-five was primped and preened with a glamorous coat of make-up, focusing on a contoured base, false lashes and heavily outlined lips

Loving life: Showing off her long, lean legs – which featured a number of inkings – Katie looked in her element as she topped up her tan while relaxing

Kris decided to colour co-ordinate with Katie and slipped his muscular figure into a pair of yellow swimshorts.

After years of putting up with infidelity, Katie has now found love again with fitness instructor Kris who she met through her son Harvey’s new fitness plan.

Despite only confirming their romance weeks ago, Katie and Kris have already holidayed in Bruges, Glasgow and now Thailand together – with the star revealing she has finally found a man who ‘ticks all the boxes’.

However, personal concerns from Katie have reportedly been raised as she is said to be tiring of Kris’ party boy ways and ‘thirst for fame’, according to The Sun.

It was claimed Katie does not share Kris’ love for the London party scene and five-star restaurants and wants to live a more sedate life.

A source told The Sun: ‘Kris wants to continually show off Katie. But she’s told him, ‘I’d rather have a KFC and quiet night in rather than a five star restaurant’.

MailOnline contacted a representative for Katie for comment at the time of the reports.

This come after Katie called her estranged husband, Kieran Hayler, a ‘disgusting human being’ and a ‘liar’ in a new clip for her show Katie Price: My Crazy Life, during a heart-to-heart with her mum, Amy.

In the video, the model shares her martial woes with her mother, who admits that she never liked him and even made him sign a ‘confidentiality agreement’ when she first met him.

Kieran is known for his cheating ways, having enjoyed affairs with her best friends Jane Poutney and Chrissy Thomas back in 2014, just one year after their wedding, with Katie recently accusing the former stripper of straying with the family nanny and a 19-year-old girl in their local Co-op.

Cheeky! He couldn’t resist pulling the Loose Women panellist in for a flirty embrace before cheekily grabbing her pert posteriorLoved-up: Katie was clearly loving the affection from her man 

Sunny disposition: Kris decided to colour co-ordinate with Katie and slipped his muscular figure into a pair of yellow swimshorts

During the conversation, Katie is left confused about what to do with her marriage as she reveals her estranged husband uses his ‘sex addiction’ as an excuse for cheating, with the 31-year-old even attending support groups in Brighton.

She wails: ‘Mum, someone can cheat once, twice, but we’re on about three times. So basically our marriage, five years, has been him cheating.’

Katie confirmed her split from Kieran, 31, in May, after months of attempting to save their marriage following his affair with the family nanny Nikki Brown.

Taking the lead: Kris was seen leading his lady love to the pool area to continue their PDA-packed display

Moving on: After years of putting up with infidelity, Katie has now found love again with fitness instructor Kris who she met through her son Harvey’s new fitness planDespite only confirming their romance weeks ago, Katie and Kris have already holidayed in Bruges, Glasgow and now Thailand together – with the star revealing she has finally found a man who ‘ticks all the boxes’

Time to worry? However, personal concerns from Katie have reportedly been raised as she is said to be tiring of Kris’ party boy ways and ‘thirst for fame’

Low-key: It was claimed Katie does not share Kris’ love for the London party scene and five-star restaurants and wants to live a more sedate life

Behind her: This come after Katie called her estranged husband, Kieran Hayler, a ‘disgusting human being’ and a ‘liar’ in a new clip for her show Katie Price: My Crazy Life, during a heart-to-heart with her mum, Amy

Last month, it was reportedly confirmed that the former model’s two children – Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, are currently living with her ex-husband and their father Peter Andre.

A representative for the 40-year-old star told The Mirror that after a discussion with the 45-year-old singer they both agreed it would be best for the two kids to temporarily stay with him.

The decision reportedly came amid rumours that Peter banned Katie from seeing 13-year-old Junior and ten-year-old Princess, as he grew concerned for their well-being due to her ‘out of control’ behaviour.

In her element: Katie seemed happy and content during the romantic getaway after suffering heartache

Romantic break: Justin Bieber and his fiancee Hailey Baldwin were spotted poolside in Miami on Saturday

Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber’s whirlwind relationship and engagement surprised many.

But the couple looked happier than ever as they were spotted in Miami, Florida together on Friday.

The Canadian pop star, 24, looked like he left his swim shorts at home as her sauntered around their hotel in a pair of white boxer briefs that left little to the imagination.

Hailey was wearing the same cobalt two piece, which flashed her flat tummy, as she was seen wearing when they left their hotel in NYC.

They wasted no time getting poolside, which the Baby crooner stripping off to his boxers.

The Sorry singer flaunted his tattoos, alongside the daughter of Stephen Baldwin – who has carved out a career as a model.Inked up: The Sorry singer flaunted his tattoos poolside

Happy girl: The 5ft 7in beauty topped up her already glowing tan, as she could not wipe the smile from her pretty face

The 5ft 7in beauty topped up her already glowing tan, as she could not wipe the smile from her pretty face.

Her blonde tresses were sleeked into a messy bun, secured with a scrunchie.

In a further nod to the 1980s, she added giant hoop earrings.

No swim shorts? Justin jumped in to the water wearing just his white boxers

Justin had confirmed their engagement on Instagram on Monday after days of speculation.

He shared two loved up pictures with a gushing caption: ‘Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!

‘So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly,’ he added.

He continued to gush: ‘I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!

‘You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment each other so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!’ (sic)

Baldwin also confirmed the engagement on Twitter.

‘Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude ?’ she wrote.

Going strong: Their romance looked like it was continuing to heat up as they locked lips while embracing in a hot tub on Friday

Relax: Shawna Craig was keen on focusing on the future as she took a solo stroll on the beach in Malibu on Thursday afternoon

Her husband of nearly nine years filed for divorce last week.

But Shawna Craig was keen on focusing on the future as she took a solo stroll on the beach in Malibu on Thursday afternoon.

The 32-year-old reality star looked supremely fit wearing a tiny red triangle top with navy blue bikini bottoms as she watched the sunset amid relationship woes.

Her ample assets were barely contained in the tiny scarlet-hued top which featured golden beads along the straps.

She showed off her trim waistline wearing cheeky blue bottoms with thick white straps resting above her hips.

Shawna appeared to be relatively makeup-free while walking along the beach as the wind caught her brunette mane.

Svelte: The 32-year-old reality star looked supremely fit wearing a tiny red triangle top with navy blue bikini bottoms as she watched the sunset amid relationship woes Beachy: Her ample assets were barely contained in the tiny scarlet-hued top which featured golden beads along the straps

Fitness: She showed off her trim waistline wearing cheeky blue bottoms with thick white straps resting above her hips

Lorenzo Lamas filed for divorce from his fifth wife just weeks after she was seen straddling a beefy British bodybuilder in Venice Beach, California.

The veteran actor, 60, cited irreconcilable differences in documents he filed Friday, saying that the pair had separated on June 6, 2016, The Blast reported.

The Renegade star did not ask for spousal support to be paid to or from Craig in the filing from Craig, the outlet reported. 

Strike a pose: Shawna appeared to be relatively makeup-free while walking along the beach as the wind caught her brunette mane Model: She found some solace from the hot sand by a massive rock

Shade: Shawna’s peachy posterior was on display in the tiny two-piece

The couple initially tied the knot in April 2011 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and appeared on the reality series The Second Wives Club.

A few weeks back, Shawna was seen engaging in a steamy physical workout with TV personality David McIntosh, 32, wrapping her legs around his waist in an exercise maneuver as the pair engaged in a workout in the fitness-driven area of Los Angeles.

At one point, the pair was seen cooling off together at the showers. Shawna appeared to be washing David’s back before he returned the favor and was seen splashing water near her chest.

Three years ago, Shawna acted as a surrogate for Shayne Lamas, 32, and her husband Nik Richie, delivering their son Lyon.

Working out: Second Wives Club’s Shawna Craig was seen straddling UK reality star David McIntosh during raunchy workout in Venice on Thursday  Baring all: The ex-boyfriend of Kelly Brook had his tattooed chest and bulging biceps on show Latching on: The photos saw Shawna straddling the fitness trainer while he performed a set of pull-ups

Ensemble: The beauty was dressed in a pink crop top and grey shorts

The split marks Craig’s first divorce and Lamas’s fifth; he was past married to Falcon Crest co-star Victoria Hilbert from 1981-1982; the late Michele Cathy Smith from 1983-1985; actress Kathleen Kinmont from 1989-1993 and one-time Playboy model Shauna Sand from 1996 until 2002.

Craig told Fox News last year that she wasn’t scared off of tying the knot to the actor due to his previous four divorces.

‘It didn’t make me question anything because he’s such an honest, good person and my best friend, first and foremost … it did bother me,’ she said. ‘I just felt like he had spent all of his time, energy, and resources on these people who I didn’t really feel had his best interest at heart and didn’t love him as much as I love him unconditionally.’ Social media fan! Shawna stars on Second Wives Club and who regularly posts her grueling workouts on social media Flaunting her assets: Her skimpy workout ensemble drew attention to her toned derriere Working hard: Along with her own set of pull-ups, her barefoot workout also consisted of jumping over poles and stair lunges The right idea: Although opting for a sun safety cap, David wore it back to front Cooling down: Shawna appeared to be washing David’s back before he returned the favor Helping hand: In 2015, she gave birth to her step-daughter Shayne Lamas’, 32, son, Lyon Hero! ‘I was happy that we were able to help them accomplish that,’ Shawna said following the arrival to Closer in 2016

Radiant: Casey Batchelor was every inch the glowing new mother as she revealed her incredible post-baby body in Marbella, Spain on Thursday

Glowing: The former glamour model, 33, oozed confidence as she slipped her curves into a floral halterneck bikini for a day at the pool with a pal

A teal bikini top printed with fuschia, gold and orange flowers drew the eye to the CBB star’s golden tan while a pair of matching bottoms rested low on her hips, showcasing her honed legs.

The beauty’s raven tresses were styled sleek and straight while her pretty features were enhanced with a swipe of mascara and eyeliner.

Bubbling over with happiness, the reality star couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she enjoyed a leisurely dip in the pool while chatting to her friend.

Hot mama: A teal bikini top printed with fuschia, gold and orange flowers drew the eye to the CBB star’s golden tan while a pair of matching bottoms rested low on her hips, showcasing her honed legsConfident: The beauty’s raven tresses were styled sleek and straight while her pretty features were enhanced with a swipe of mascara and eyeliner

Refreshed: The radiant new mother looked happy and carefree as she soaked up the sunHappy: Bubbling over with happiness, the reality star couldn’t keep the smile off her face as chatted to her friend

Looking good: The brunette beauty proudly showed off her incredible post-baby body 

The Celebrity Big Brother alum welcomed her first child with her partner Dane Goodson on May 24.

She went on to introduce Florence to the world in a photoshoot with OK! magazine earlier this month, showing off her adorable bundle of joy as she discussed her traumatic birthing experience.

Casey opened up about her painful labour, confessing that things didn’t go to plan.

Sunshine break: The beauty looked happier than ever as she enjoyed a swim in the pool Smile: The star was ecstatic as she slipped back into her bikini after giving birth Beautiful: Casey whipped her bouncy locks over her shoulder as she relaxed in the sun

Floral finesse: The star looked gorgeous in her vibrant bikini 

She revealed: ‘I got up to 9.5cm dilated just on gas and air, but the pain became unbearable. My body was in so much shock that I was vomiting over myself.

‘Dane was so worried. I said: “I literally can’t do this any more. Get me the epidural!”

‘Right now I don’t know if I could do that pain again. She was worth it, though.’

The brunette beauty also explained that she struggled to bond with her daughter during the first week, due to complications from the epidural.

Sunshine: The star looked confident as she chilled out poolsideBaby girl: The Celebrity Big Brother alum welcomed her first child with her partner Dane Goodson on May 24

‘I’m frugal’: Kim Kardashian doesn’t buy her kids gifts to avoid spoiling them and sticks to a household budget… but Kanye is the ‘bigger shopper’; the five-some are seen on a private jet

She’s turned her reality stardom into an incredible personal fortune, thanks to her mother’s careful management.

Now Kim Kardashian is opening up about how she handles her money – calling her approach to family finances ‘frugal’.

The mother-of-three penned an essay for the website Wealthsimple in which she explained that she didn’t buy her kids gifts to avoid spoiling them, and sticks to an undisclosed household budget.

Said Kim: ‘I know what I spend monthly and what it costs to run my household and what it costs to run this home. It’s hard all the time to stick within a budget, for sure, but I think it’s a good guideline.’

Kim herself adds up the monthly expenditure for her family of five, and writes every check, to ensure she knows what they are spending.

‘I’m really on top of my financial situation. I do everything. I see everything, write every check, I’m on top of every last detail,’ she said.

Queen of the checkbook: Kim said her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, taught her to handle her money at a young age, a skill she hopes to pass on to the next generation

However there is one thing she can’t control – her husband Kanye West.

Kanye, who tweeted in February 2016 that he was ‘$53million in personal debt’, is branded the ‘bigger shopper’ by his wife.

She explained: ‘He has big archives of stuff. He shops for furniture. He shops for like everything.’

It seems that the more Kanye buys, the less Kim feels the need to splurge.

‘I’ve been actually downsizing, which has been making my managers happy,’ said the 37-year-old.

And she’s not just saving her own money – Kim doesn’t want others buying her gifts.

‘I don’t like presents anymore. I just don’t want that stuff right now. I don’t buy a lot.’

Fame and fortune: Kim capitalised on her public profile to make money; she is seen here last week promoting her make-up brand KKW Beauty

As well as not treating herself, Kim’s also getting rid of her previous purchases.

‘I’ve been getting rid of my cars. I used to really care. I loved cars. I still like them and I have a certain look, but I don’t care like I used to. I don’t need my flashy car. It doesn’t really matter to me.’

And this dislike of surprise purchases extends to her children, with Kim admitting she doesn’t like to buy gifts for North, Saint and Chicago.

‘I worry about giving my kids too much. We don’t do gifts. They have to really earn it. But we talk about it all the time, about not getting too much and just trying to be as grounded and well rounded as possible.’

What Kim does help to give her children, is an appreciation of money.

Kim said her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, taught her to handle her money at a young age, a skill she hopes to pass on to the next generation.

So long ago: Kim Kardashian reached way back into her photo archives on Wednesday to wish her fans a Happy 4th Of July. Seen with Kendall and Kylie Jenner as well as Adrienne Bailon

Kim Kardashian reached way back into her photo archives on Wednesday to wish her fans a Happy 4th Of July.

The 37-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posed an image with her sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner to her website kimkardashianwest.com. With them appeared to be Adrienne Bailon.

‘Since it’s the Fourth of July, I wanted to throw it back to these pictures we took in 2008 when we had a pool party,’ said the star.

The mother-of-three added, ‘Such fun memories! We made a cake and everyone got thrown in the pool, lol. I hope everyone has a great Fourth of July today!’

Their reality TV show had already been on the air for one year.

And her brother Rob – who went on to have baby Dream wit Blac Chyna – was dating Bailon, who is now 34.

So much has changed: Kylie was only 11-years-old at the time; since they she has gotten lip injections from Dr Simon Ourian from Epione

All smiles to no smiles: Kendall was only 12-years-old at the time; on the right she is seen after the Met Gala in NYC in May

Changes: Kim was 27-years-old and wore her makeup very differently; on the right she is seen in June in Los Angeles

What is most interesting about her group shot is that Kendall and Kylie look almost nothing like they do today.

Kendall has grown into a Vogue supermodel with contracts with Adidas and Calvin Klein.

She is almost 6ft tall and has shorter hair.

Kylie’s face changed drastically when she had lip fillers. Her larger pouty helped make her company Kylie Cosmetics a massive success.

She is now the mother to Stormi who she had with rapper Travis Scott.

Kim is also seen in a white tank top and gold K necklace on as she swam in a pool. All wet: Kim is also seen in a white tank top and gold K necklace on as she swam in a pool

Va-voom! Kim Kardashian shared a very revealing photo to Instagram on Saturday morning. The 37-year-old star showed off her chest in an unbuttoned shirt as she put her arms up.

Kim Kardashian shared a very revealing photo to Instagram on Saturday morning.

The 37-year-old star showed off her chest in an unbuttoned shirt as she put her arms up.

The photo was taken several days ago but she was using it to plug her ppop up shop in LA. The caption read: ‘We’re open! The first ever @kkwbeauty POP UP shop in the Westfield Century City Mall! We’re open until July 27th. Come shop all of the KKW BEAUTY products.’

Biz babe: The photo was taken several days ago but she was using it to plug her ppop up shop in LA. The caption read: ‘We’re open! The first ever @kkwbeauty POP UP shop in the Westfield Century City Mall! We’re open until July 27th. Come shop all of the KKW BEAUTY products’

On Wednesday, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told fans that if they apply in person from June 20 until June 27 to meet her, 50 lucky names will be selected at random for a face-to-face.

Already early on Wednesday hundreds of people lined up outside the store that will sell her KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance products.

She has already been there: Two days ago Kim posed at the store with her makeup artist Mario

The store will be open until July 27.

The beauty has been letting her posse know about the store on social media. On Wednesday morning she wrote, ‘So excited my first pop-up opens TODAY, 6/20 at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles!!

‘Can’t wait for you guys to see the design and try out all of the @kkwbeauty & @kkwfragrance products!

‘You can also enter for a chance to meet me & @makeupbymario – go to @kkwbeauty for details.’

It is not known when she will meet the 50 fans. No purchase is necessary.

Kim has already been at the location posing for photos. The stunner had on a white shirt and skirt as she stood next to Mario by a wall.

And she has also shared images from inside the shop, which seems to be very bare, with little decorations.

But there are rows and rows of lipsticks and eye shadows and contour kits.

Store owner look! Kim has already been at the location posing for photos. The stunner had on a white shirt and skirt

Down she goes! The Playboy cover girl was seen descending the escalator alone

Her sister Kylie Jenner has already done several pop-up shops in the past for Kylie Cosmetics and so has her husband Kanye West.

In addition to her makeup line, she has several new fragrances.

One comes in a bottle that looks like a crystal. And another comes in a bottle that is the exact shape of her famous body.

Then there were the special edition heart-shapes perfumes that were made for Valentine’s Day.

Happy date night: The siren was seen smiling as she joined Kanye West at Teyana Taylor’s album release party at Universal Studios Hollywood on Thursday

Beach babe: Paris Hilton has been enjoying her trip to St Barths this week. The DJ has been sharing several images from the sunny locale, where her brother Barron will be getting married on Saturday

Paris Hilton has been enjoying her trip to St Barths this week.

The DJ has been sharing several images from the sunny locale, where her brother Barron, 28, will marry socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff, 24, on Saturday.

And on the morning of the nuptials, the Simple Life star took to social media to share some pretty photos in a swimsuit.

The perfume entrepreneur looked radiant in her plunging one-piece black swimsuit with a white swirly design.

The Stars Are Blind added a sheer black-and-white cover up. She added rose gold pumps too.

The House Of Wax actress had on sunglasses as was posing on the beach like a Sports Illustrated model.

Not seen was fiance Chris Zylka, though he is on the island with the star.

Heels on the beach! The perfume entrepreneur looked radiant in her plunging one-piece black swimsuit with a white swirly design. The actress added a sheer black-and-white cover up. She added rose gold pumps too

Earlier this week the beauty looked incredible in a skimpy bikini.

Paris, 37, and Nicky, 34, headed straight to the beach after landing on the island.

The pair showcased their enviable physiques in printed bathing suits.

Hot heir: Paris was seen flaunting her bikini body on Thursday after arriving in St Barths for her brother Barron’s wedding Looking fine on the strand: The looker also shared this image on Friday

Just another day with her Chanel purse: The star held onto a purse that looked like a Boogie Board

Paris wore a blue unicorn bikini by Jeremy Scott’s Moschino.

The stunner flaunted her tiny waist and ample cleavage and accessorised with love heart shaped sunglasses.

The hotel heiress was also seen posing with a mini surfboard shaped bag from Chanel.

Dive in! Paris played around in the resort’s pool Shady-lady: The blonde beauty sported heart-shaped glasses

Hot mama! Nicky also flaunted her incredible post-baby physique in a pink one-piece after welcoming her second child in December

Sharing another shot of herself in the crystal clear ocean, Paris looked every bit in paradise.

‘Finding Paradise wherever I go…,’ she captioned.

Nicky also flaunted her incredible post-baby physique in a pink one-piece after welcoming her second child in December.

The strapless design saw Paris’ younger sister relax on a beach chair while wearing the same shades.

‘We have arrived! #TessaBarron2018,’ she captioned.

The Hilton sisters and their families are currently in St Barts ahead of their younger brother Barron’s, 28, wedding to socialite Tessa Gräfin von Walderdorff, 24.

Wednesday saw Paris and her sister both take to social media to showcase snippets of their enviable villa while enjoying family time with Nicky’s two daughters Lily, one, and Teddy, five months.

After meeting two-and-a-half years ago in St Barths, Barron proposed to the aspiring actress in Central Park in October last year.

Earlier in the month, Tessa’s soon to be sister-in-law Paris and future mother-in-law Kathy threw her a bridal shower.

Lucky! Earlier in the month, Tessa’s soon to be sister-in-law Paris and future mother-in-law Kathy threw her a bridal shower

Speaking to Spirit & Flesh in February, Tessa said it was love at first sight.

I met him a little over two years ago at this cabaret-style restaurant in St. Barts called Le Ti,’ she recalled.

‘Laying eyes on Barron for the first time was so surreal, almost like a dream. He was sitting there, next to me, and it was as if someone had all of a sudden pressed “mute” on the remote control to silence the movie around us.’

‘Shortly after in the car, he took my hand and said “you know when you just know?” We had this unexplainable connection. From there on, I couldn’t imagine my life without him.’

 

Love at first sight! ‘Laying eyes on Barron for the first time was so surreal, almost like a dream. He was sitting there, next to me, and it was as if someone had all of a sudden pressed “mute” on the remote control to silence the movie around us’