5 Lunchtime Links: Kanye’s gifts to Kim

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Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

1. Kanye West gifts Kim Kardashian 150 Christmas presents.

Kanye West wasn’t really impressed by the “12 Days of Christmas” — he was thinking more along the lines of 150. That’s reportedly the number of gifts he presented to wife Kim Kardashian Christmas morning. Among the packages were what appears to be a $57,000 Saint Laurent technicolour fur coat and a Prada jumpsuit. Kardashian defended the extravagance saying, “I haven’t shopped for myself in over six months, and Kanye has to deal with me every day.”

2. Where to eat on New Year’s Eve.

What better way to start off a new year than with a delicious meal? If you’re planning your New Year’s Eve festivities, consider eating dinner at one of these top-notch Austin restaurants. Meals run anywhere from $50 to $150 and often include beverage pairings.

3. Lemmy Kilmister of the band Motörhead dies at 70.

Frontman of the band Motorhead Lemmy Kilmister has died. A post on the band’s Facebook said that Kilmister died after “a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” The band is known for their single “Ace of Spades” and was touring as recently as earlier this month.

4. Country singer missing after Oklahoma storms.

22-year-old Chase Morlan’s tweet “In case we don’t come back, @BackroadCRAIG and I are going right through Winter Storm Goliath to kill ducks in Oklahoma,” was recast as a chilling bit of foreshadowing after Morlan was found dead in Kaw Lake Monday. His friend, country singer 29-year-old Craig Strickland, remains missing. Rescuers believe the pair’s boat capsized during the severe storm affecting Oklahoma this past week.

5. How much does it cost to eat at Olive Garden on New Year’s Eve?

Can you eat $400 worth of breadsticks and salad? Because that is essentially what the Times Square location of popular Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden is asking guests to do if they’d like to dine there on New Year’s Eve. The $400 ticket to dine at the restaurant will feature a DJ, open bar, a buffet meal, and a limited view of the ball drop. Down the street Bubba Gump Shrimp on Broadway is charging $799 a ticket. Wouldn’t it be better to eat your fast-casual fare in front of a TV?


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