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Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Thanks, Kardashians!!! For Pimping Us Out

6/15/2018 7:49 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian and the rest of the fam might have added a few million bucks to Spanx's revenue, and its billionaire founder, Sara Blakely, couldn't be more grateful.

We got Sara at LAX and our guy wanted to know just how much value the Kardashians have pumped into the brand. The sisters are NOT shy about letting it be known they rock Spanx every chance they get. Kim even blogged about doubling up on the footless tights.

Sara's totally aware of the Kardashians' shout-outs, and we ask her if the "all publicity is good publicity" theory applies ... even when haters shame celebs for wearing Spanx. You might be surprised with her answer.

Also ... Sara puts to rest the debate about whether it's kosher for men to ask if women are wearing Spanx.

Tekashi69 I Dropped $75k on Your Baby Mama, Chief Keef ... And I Groped Her, Too!!!

6/13/2018 12:18 PM PDT
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Tekashi69 is adding more fuel to the fire in his war with fellow rapper Chief Keef, this time by taking Keef's baby mama, Slim Danger, out on a $75k shopping spree at Gucci for her birthday.

Tekashi posted a clip at the Gucci store in NYC with stacks in his hand and Slim, who calls out Keef as a deadbeat dad in the clip. "If you don't know how to take care of your girl, n***as gonna take care of her for you," 6ix9ine chimes in. He later copped a feel too.

We're told the two happened to run into one another while Slim was in town to celebrate her bday. She's cool with Tekashi's Tr3way family, so Tekashi took her shopping to celebrate.

Slim made off with a fanny pack, sunglasses, wallet, and a dress ... totaling more than $75k. Unclear if she got to keep the giant 69 chain around her neck. 

As we previously reported ... the two rappers have ongoing beef that's been going back and forth on social media, and doesn't look like Tekashi's squashing it anytime soon.

Your move, Keef.

Kanye West Nude Chicks Make My Shoes Famous

6/13/2018 6:55 AM PDT

Do these new Kanye West shoes make me look naked?

That's not the actual tagline for Kanye's new Yeezys, but it coulda been. The Yeezy 500 Supermoon Yellows dropped over the weekend and, just in case you didn't notice 'em, he decided to have models -- most buck naked in just their Supermoons -- strike various poses.

This time the Clermont twins, and some porn stars ... including Lela Star did the honors. 

You'll recall Kanye used a similar tactic earlier this year for the Yeezy Season 6 campaign -- using famous friends and some of these same models to pose as Kim clones.

You can say a lot of things about Ye, but you can't say he doesn't know how to push a product.

Paul Marciano Resigns from Guess Board ... Company Pays $500k to Accusers

6/12/2018 3:11 PM PDT

4:15 PM PT -- Lisa Bloom says she represented 4 of the 5 accusers, who each claim they were sexually assaulted by Marciano by him groping or forcing them to perform sex acts. She says each of the women are opting to remain anonymous, and accepted the settlement because it is "preferable to litigation." 

She added the women have retained their rights to tell their story one day.Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman at Guess after his company forked over $500,000 to 5 people who accused him of sexual harassment.

According to documents filed by Guess, Marciano resigned on Monday ... although the company will keep him on as Chief Creative Officer until January in order to make a smooth transition to a successor. He will receive his full pay until then, according to the docs.

Guess says it reached settlements with Marciano's 5 accusers. During a review of the allegations, Guess claims it interviewed more than 40 people and combed through more than a million pages of documents and emails.

The company's Special Committee found Marciano used "poor judgment" in the way he dealt with models and photographers. They also said he put himself in situations where it was "plausible" he'd be accused of misconduct.

As we reported, Kate Upton very publicly accused Marciano of sexual misconduct during her photo shoots and business meetings. It's unclear if she is among the accusers who settled.

Nick Jonas & Priyanka Chopra Come Fly with Me ...

6/8/2018 3:42 PM PDT

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra either don't care if people know they're banging ... or they're just really awful at hiding it.

Nick and the "Quantico" star arrived together at JFK on Friday headed off to who-knows-where -- but, one thing's for sure, this is a damn good looking couple ... even if they won't admit it.

Dating rumors started last year when they arrived together at the 2017 Met Gala, but she brushed it off ... claiming they were only posing together because they were wearing the same designer.

They also hit up a Dodger game together just a couple weeks ago.

Maybe they're rocking the same designer again as they jet off -- but something tells us they're whispering something hotter than fashion tips to each other.

Just sayin' ...

Anthony Bourdain & Kate Spade Suicides Trigger High-Volume Calls To Suicide Prevention Line

6/8/2018 1:19 PM PDT

The tragic deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade by suicide have sparked a wave of calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline ... TMZ has learned.

The Mental Health Association of New York tells TMZ ... the hotline has experienced a 25% increase in call volume compared to this time last week. The number has been shared by tons of celebs, which the MHA says has resulted in more people "being aware of the resource and calling the Lifeline to get help."

The association has proven to deescalate moments of crisis and help people find hope. Last year alone, the Lifeline answered 2 million calls. The increase in calls comes on the heels of the CDC saying suicide rates in the U.S. increased more than 25 percent since 1999.

As we reported ... Anthony was found dead in his hotel room. Kate was found dead in her NYC apartment and both died by hanging.


7:00 PM PT -- Nobody is immune, either. Anthony's mom, Gladys Bourdain, told the New York Times she had no indication he was thinking of suicide, saying, "He is absolutely the last person in the world I would have ever dreamed would do something like this."

Klay Thompson Launching Baller Designer Bag Line

6/7/2018 3:38 PM PDT
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Klay Thompson is shooting his shot as a designer ... launching a new line of custom backpacks and luggage bags ... and TMZ Sports has the pics! 

The Golden State Warriors star hooked up with Prime Society to create the "Championship Collection" -- featuring backpacks, duffle bags, toiletry bags, mini backpacks, wallets, and a cardholder. 

The best part ... the company came up with the name of the line as a "reference to the Finals Championship they are about to win!"

No word on what the pricing will be -- but the average Prime Society backpack is around $500. 

The gear is first going up for sale at a Nice Kicks pop-up shop in the Bay Area ... some time after Game 4. 

Dude's having a good week! 

Kate Spade's Husband We Lived Separately ... Still Acted as a Family for Daughter

6/6/2018 3:02 PM PDT

Kate Spade's husband has finally spoken on the fashion designer's suicide -- confirming the two were living apart -- and saying her death came as a total shock to their whole family.

In a statement to the New York Times, Andy Spade says, "Kate suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. She was actively seeking help and working closely with her doctors to treat her disease, one that takes far too many lives. We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy."

He continues, "There was no indication and no warning that she would do this. It was a complete shock. And it clearly wasn’t her. There were personal demons she was battling."

Spade confirms the two were living separately for the last 10 months, but says they still took vacations and had dinners together for the sake of their daughter ... he says they never discussed divorce.

Spade also told the NYT Kate didn't abuse alcohol or have any business problems ... however, we know that's what he told cops investigating her death.

Kate Spade 'Drinking a Lot' and Depressed Over Separation, Business Problems

6/6/2018 6:17 AM PDT

Kate Spade was depressed over her business problems and separation from her husband, which was causing her to drink a lot ... this according to cops.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Kate was alone in her apartment when she tied a scarf around her neck, attached it to her closet door knob and hanged herself in her bedroom.

We're told her husband, Andy Spade, was not in the apartment. As we reported, the couple had separated and he was living in a nearby building. Sources say Andy told cops he was separated from Kate for a couple of months. Andy added he was at his apartment when he learned Kate had committed suicide.

Andy told cops Kate "was drinking a lot," and was depressed by business problems and their separation. As we reported, he wanted a divorce but she did not.

It puts her suicide note in a somewhat different light. In the note, she tells her 13-year-old daughter it was not her fault, adding, "Ask Daddy!" One interpretation is that she blames Andy.

Kate Spade Depressed Because Husband Wanted Divorce ...

6/6/2018 1:00 AM PDT

Kate Spade was extremely depressed in her last days of life, because her husband wanted a divorce ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Andy Spade was not living at the family home ... he and Kate had separated and he was living in a nearby apartment.

Our law enforcement sources say after their interview Tuesday they were clear ... Andy wanted a divorce but Kate did not. 

It makes her suicide note particularly interesting and possibly revealing. She wrote to her 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, "Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!" It's unclear what Kate meant by the words "Ask Daddy!" One interpretation is that he knows why she ended her life.

The couple married in 1994.

As we reported, Kate hanged herself in her bedroom.

Kate Spade Suicide Note ... 'Ask Daddy, I Love You'

6/5/2018 1:05 PM PDT

Kate Spade's suicide note was addressed directly to her 13-year-old daughter ... TMZ has learned.

The note was found on a bed near her body and, according to law enforcement sources it read, "Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!" Their daughter's full name is Frances Beatrix.

We're also told the housekeeper found her tied with a red scarf to a closet door knob in the bedroom. She was unresponsive and cold to the touch.

The housekeeper ran downstairs to the building's main floor to tell the building's superintendent ... who, we're told ... rushed upstairs, cut the scarf and attempted CPR.

Paramedics declared Kate dead at the scene.

David Spade Comfort from a Friend After Kate Spade Suicide

6/5/2018 3:07 PM PDT

6:25 PM PT -- David shared a photo of Kate, whom he calls "Katy," at his book signing ... along with a heartfelt and encouraging message.

David Spade leaned on a friend hours after getting the tragic news about sister-in-law Kate Spade's death.

The actor and comedian was out in L.A. Tuesday afternoon, looking solemn as he left home. His brother, Andy, was married to Kate and ... as we reported, he was home when she hanged herself.

David wore sunglasses and kept his head down, but was seen getting a consoling hug from a friend.

Kate and David's bro launched Kate Spade Handbags together in 1993 and got married in 1994. They have a daughter together -- 13-year-old Frances Beatrix.

We broke the story ... Kate left a suicide note behind addressed directly to Frances that said, "Bea - I have always loved you. This is not your fault. Ask Daddy!"

Kate was 55.

Kendall Jenner Sucking Face With Gigi & Bella's Little Brother

6/5/2018 11:47 AM PDT

1:40 PM PT 6/6 -- Our sources say the two aren't dating or anything serious ... they were just having some fun while out with friends. We're told there's no bad blood with Kendall, Bella and Gigi.

Kendall Jenner is living her best (single) life -- kickin' it with NBA star Ben Simmons one day ... and locking lips with Gigi and Bella Hadid's brother the next.

Kendall was spotted smack-dab in the middle of a heavy makeout sesh early Tuesday morning with Anwar Hadid at a CFDA Awards after-party in NYC. You can tell it's him from the bleach blonde hair he was sporting at the event. Plus, Kendall took a photo of his tattooed hands herself.

Eyewitnesses tell us Kendall was hangin' with Anwar at Socialista New York for about 2 hours -- kissing, cuddling and drinking with the youngest Hadid sibling the whole time. She ended up heading back to her hotel by herself around 4 AM or so ... no Anwar in sight.

Remember, Kendall was on a bike riding date with her rumored new flame, Ben, the day before in L.A. They've been hanging together a lot lately ... post-Blake Griffin. As for Anwar, we're told he and his gf split last month.

And, get this ... nearly two years ago, Kendall posted a pic with Hadid -- when he was just 17 and Kendall was 20 -- and the caption, "dibs?"

What makes this especially interesting ... Kendall has never -- as far as we can see -- shown this level of PDA with the people she's dating.

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