West allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old man, who allegedly hurled racial slurs at the rapper and Kim Kardashian.
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• Kanye West and Kim Kardashian found themselves in a crunch yesterday inside a chiropractor's office in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, as Kardashian was entering the building, an unknown man helped the star bypass the photographers who were crowding her. He allegedly shouted, "F**k these fa***t-ass n*****rs," which the starlet said was inappropriate. The guy took offense and began berating Kardashian, calling her a "n***er lover." She immediately dialed West, who was moments away, at which time he allegedly assaulted the guy. West may be facing battery charges. [TMZ]
• According to James Avery's death certificate, the actor suffered from many ailments in his final days. The certificate says Avery suffered from severe coronary heart disease, end-stage kidney disease and Type-2 diabetes. Avery died on December 31st, nearly seven weeks after undergoing bypass surgery. He was 68. The Fresh Prince star's body was cremated and his ashes were scattered off the coast of California. [TMZ]
• Towanda Braxton is breaking her silence on her alleged budding relationship with Kordell Stewart, Porsha's (RHoA) ex-husband. Braxton opened up about it on The Breakfast Club saying, "We've been friends for a moment. The only thing I can confirm is that he's a really nice guy." Braxton also said Stewart's comments on wishing them well was nice of her. "I thought that was sweet," said Braxton. "We should have tea." [Power 105]
• Evan Ross is engaged. The actor proposed to his girlfriend, Ashlee Simpson, while on vacation in Hawaii. "My baby love and I are engaged!" tweeted Simpson. "Hallelujah Hawaii!" Simpson was previously married to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, with whom she has a young son. This will be Ross' first marriage. [E! News]