Star Scoop: Kendall Goes Solo, Anaconda Attacks, Britney Spears’ Billion-Dollar Brand


Prince. Madonna. Beyoncé. Cher. They’re just a few of the powerful, mononymous figures of our time. Now, you can add Kendall Jenner to the list. The budding supermodel, with plenty of high-fashion cred to boot, dropped the Jenner from her model comp cards. It’s all part of Jenner’s Kendall’s plan to distance herself from the Kardashian-Jenner reality empire and be taken serious in fashun. Let’s see if it ups her runway count this season. [Glam Chic]

Sales for Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” have increased, And it’s not because of her ass-tastic video. The hike is all thanks to her ass-tastic performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. Usher, Beyoncé, and 5 Seconds of Summer also saw considerable sales jumps post-show, but nothing compared to Minaj’s 132% gain. [Billboard]

Britney Spears has had a whirlwind career: from near overnight success with “… Baby One More Time,” to a public breakdown circa 2007, and a redemptive comeback capped off with a $15 million contract to judge The X Factor. Now, with a Las Vegas residency, with potential to gross hundreds of millions, it’s worth the time to take a look at how her billion-dollar empire survived it all. Something tells us it had to do with working… b*tch. [Variety]

Amazon was far ahead of competitors when it announced that it was developing a drone delivery system to meet customer demands—or so it seems. Google is working on a similar program, dubbed Project Wing, that hopes to launch in the near future. It’s been secretly working on the initiative since 2011, and, as expressed in this video, has a prototype the company is willing to stand behind. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Diane Sawyer isn’t the only on-air authority to have signed off this week. Chelsea Clinton, special correspondent for NBC News, is leaving her post to focus on the Clinton Foundation, her pregnancy… and quite possibly, her mother’s suspected 2016 presidential bid. [Politico]