Kim Kardashian told National Public Radio — yes, as in NPR — that she and husband Kanye West intend to take a new direction and not choose another point on the compass for a baby name.
Kardashian, the reality TV star whose fame leaves many a public radio listener searching for words, was on the cerebrally geared radio network Saturday during "Wait Wait … Don't Tell Me!" a humorous weekly news quiz show with a relaxed set of rules.
Fill-in host Mike Pesca explained that "from time to time, we have someone on the show that we can't believe agreed to be on the show." And with that, she was introduced as a new "star of public radio."
Kardashian, who is pregnant, quickly quashed any notion that she and her rap superstar husband would even consider establishing a theme of naming their children after directions. In 2013, the couple chose North for their firstborn's name. North turns 2 on Monday. "I don't think we'll go with another direction," she said.
Kardashian said she and Kanye are getting plenty of input from the public, and "everyone keeps saying South, and I think that's so stupid." As celebrities are want to do, Kardashian used her time before the more-bookish-than-average radio audience to plug her book, "Selfish," a collection of her own selfies. "I thought it was just, you know, selfies are such a really, like, popular thing right now. And I thought it would be real cool to put 'em all in a book."
AP's wife: Return to Vikes is a good thing
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was back in his Texas hometown over the weekend, and his wife had a lot to say about her husband's legal troubles and her feelings about him deciding to return to Minnesota. Saturday was the ninth annual "Adrian Peterson Day" in Palestine, Texas. The star running back spent much of the day talking football with youngsters and hearing many a supportive comment from the locals. It's been a rough year for Peterson, who was sidelined by the NFL for nearly all of last season in connection with his abusive punishment of one of his children, who was 4 at the time. Accompanying Peterson was his wife, Ashley, who is expecting the couple's second child in the fall. Adrian Peterson Jr., now 3, tagged along as well.
ESPN reports that Ashley Peterson addressed the uncertainty of whether her husband would ever play again for the Vikings and acknowledged that moving to a team closer to her roots in Oklahoma would have been nice. "I am happy that he'll be going back [to the Vikings]," she told ESPN. "They have supported us. I just would personally, for me, I would've preferred to be closer to home. That's just a personal preference for me."