In The Kardashians season 4 premiere, Kendall Jenner tackled a pressing KarJenner issue: Cucumber-gate. The 27-year-old supermodel went viral in May 2022 over a Kardashians scene that showed her trying to cut a cucumber in the most awkward way. Despite the incident happening over a year ago, she had to set the record straight about the whole thing.
Kendall Jenner Addresses Cucumber Cutting Controversy on The Kardashians.
“By the way, guys. I cut that cucumber safely,” she said. “So anyone who says I can’t cut a cucumber… it was sliced, it was cut.” When it comes down to it, the end result is all that matters. Kendall may have struggled to easily slice the vegetable, but she got the job done.
Kendall continued, “People really think it’s like a diss now. It’s like, you’re hanging out with her? She can’t even f**king cut a cucumber. You think that you’re offending me? ‘Cause you’re not. Like, who gives a sh*t? Seriously.” Kendall declared that this was “the last thing I’ll say about this f**king cucumber thing.”
Kendall, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian engaged in a guacamole-making contest while in Cabo. Thankfully, no cucumbers needed to be cut. Kim, 42, noted that Kylie, 26, and Khloé, 39, are the best cooks in the family. The SKIMS founder said she’s “probably” the worst cook. “Probably right under that cucumber that Kendall can’t cut,” Kim quipped.
In May 2022, a viewer tweeted that Kendall’s cucumber-cutting skills were “the most tragic thing ever witnessed.” The 818 Tequila founder mocked herself and responded, “Tragic!” Kendall continued to troll herself over the cucumber controversy months later. She dressed up as a cucumber for Halloween.
“I’m giving out fruits and veggies tonight,” Kendall captioned her Instagram post. Kendall was decked out in a sliced cucumber costume, dark green leggings, and boots. She also held a knife similar to the one she attempted to cut a cucumber with months before. New episodes of The Kardashians season 4 drop Thursdays on Hulu.
Investing.com– Most Asian currencies moved little on Thursday amid persistent concerns over hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve, while the Japanese yen rose slightly as markets watched for any intervention in currency markets by the government.
The dollar remained perched at 10-month highs, with the and moving little in Asian trade. But most regional currencies remained weak against the greenback, after the Fed signaled that it will keep U.S. interest rates higher for longer.
Japanese yen rises slightly from 10-mth low, intervention in focus
The rose 0.2%, recovering slightly from a 10-month low. The currency was now spitting distance from the 150 level to the dollar- a milestone that some traders believe will trigger intervention by the government.
Persistent weakness in the yen drew several warnings from Japanese government officials over betting against the yen. The currency was battered by a growing gap between local and U.S. yields, following hawkish signals from the Fed.
An ultra-dovish outlook from the Bank of Japan was also a key driver of the yen’s recent weakness, after the central bank last week said it had no immediate plans to lift rates from negative levels.
The Japanese government had sold record levels of dollars in late-2022 to fish the yen from over 30-year lows. But since then, U.S. interest rates have risen further, pointing to more pressure on the yen. The currency is also expected to retest 30-year lows if it breaks above 150.
Markets were also awaiting key Japanese , due on Friday.
Broader Asian currencies moved in a flat-to-low range. The rose slightly, but remained close to record lows amid pressure from a recent spike in oil prices.
rose 0.3%, recovering from a 11-month low even as data showed retail sales grew less than expected in August.
Chinese yuan sees few pre-holiday bids, PBOC intervention also in focus
The moved little in onshore trade on Thursday, ahead of the week-long Autumn festival holiday.
While a series of strong daily midpoint fixes from the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) supported the yuan, its outlook remained largely negative, amid persistent concerns over an economic slowdown in China. The PBOC was also seen instructing state banks to sell dollars and support the yuan this week.
Renewed ructions in China’s property market- after media reports highlighted more government scrutiny against embattled developer China Evergrande Group (HK:)- also weighed on the yuan in recent sessions.
Still, positive data pushed up some hopes of an economic recovery in China. Data on Wednesday showed Chinese rebounded in August after a year-long slump.
The Autumn festival holiday is also expected to boost consumer spending, while due later this week is expected to show some improvement in manufacturing activity.
Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian’s relationship hit a new low in The Kardashians season 4 premiere. During their intense phone call, the sisters exchanged cruel barbs about one another. Kim, 42, accused Kourtney, 44, of hating the family and being a “different person.” Kourtney responded, “I don’t need you guys anymore. I don’t need to be a part of it.”
Kim didn’t stop there. She told Kourtney that all of her friends and their family have been talking about her. Kim even mentioned a group chat labeled “Not Kourtney.” Kim claimed she was just trying to mend their relationship, but Kourtney did not see it that way.
“It’s about you. You are a narcissist. It is all about you. Anything you do is about you and how it looks to the world about you…” Kourtney said. The SKIMS founder replied, “We all are concerned. We all think that you’re just really not happy.”
Kourtney, who is mom to Mason, Penelope, Reign, and a soon-to-arrive baby boy, had quite the mic-drop response. “I have a happy life, and the happiness comes when I get the f**k away from you guys. Specifically you,” the Lemme founder told Kim. Kourtney explained that she has better things to do than have “side chats” about people.
That’s when Kim went for the jugular. “Well, your kids have even come to me with problems that they have and how you are, so…” Kim said. Kourtney asked if that was “helpful” to the conversation. Kourtney began to cry and told Kim over the phone, “It’s like you’re just a f**king witch, and I f**king hate you.”
Kim and Kourtney sat down together for a joint confessional in the aftermath of their phone call fight. “I think it’s just there’s so many thoughts that come up after watching all of the edits,” Kourtney admitted. “I think it felt to me like in the call that Kim was just, like, using any weapon that she could find to hurt me… I think we both got to a place that we weren’t proud of.”
Separately, Kourtney noted that the phone call fight with Kim was “really hurtful.” She continued, “I felt reminded of this characteristic that has been in my family for so many years where we say mean things to hurt each other, and it’s what I work hard at in therapy to change. And when I’m reminded of those types of things it really is hurtful. Like, why would my family treat me that way?” New episodes of The Kardashians season 4 drop Thursdays on Hulu.
Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian’s ongoing rift was taken to a whole new level in The Kardashians season 4 premiere. Three days before a family trip to Cabo that did not include Kourtney, Kim and her sister had a heated phone call.
Kim, 42, called her older sister to talk about the Dolce & Gabbana contract. She wanted Kourtney, 44, to come with her to Milan for a campaign event. They started to talk about watching the edits of the show, which only amplified their tiff over the Dolce & Gabbana situation. Kourtney previously accused Kim of using her wedding as a “business opportunity.”
Over the phone, Kourtney told Kim, “I think it’s that you saw this thing that was mine and that wasn’t yours and that you wanted it. And you took it and made it bigger.” Kim denied this. Kourtney stressed that this wasn’t about the D&G clothes, but something much deeper. Kim still believed it was about the clothes and dissed Kourtney’s ’90s-themed wedding to Travis Barker as not “original.”
Kourtney snapped back, “You’re talking about the bullsh*t details because it’s all your egotistical, selfish mind can think about. You cannot stand someone else being the center of attention. You came to my wedding, you couldn’t be happy, you complained from the second you got there until the second you left.”
Kourtney didn’t hold back. She continued, “You couldn’t be happy for me. You couldn’t be happy that I was the center of attention and you weren’t.” Kim responded by asking Kourtney why she hates her so much. “I was so happy for you,” Kim said. Kourtney admitted that she felt at her wedding that Kim wasn’t “happy” for her. She also called Kim a “narcissist” and a “witch.”
Kim went on to claim that Kourtney has a “serious vendetta” against her and claimed that the entire family is “concerned” that Kourtney is “really not happy.” Kourtney promised Kim that she has a “happy life, and the happiness comes when I get the f**k away from you guys. Specifically you.”
Later, Kim and Kourtney sat down together for a joint confessional. Kourtney pointed out that it felt like “Kim was just, like, using any weapon that she could find to hurt” her during the phone call. “I think we both got to a place that we weren’t proud of,” Kourtney said. New episodes of The Kardashians season 4 air Thursdays on Hulu.