Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have zeroed in on one of the most opulent places in the world to tie the knot -- the Palace of Versailles outside Paris.
There are reports that the couple will tie the knot in Florence, Italy ... in fact the Mayor's office even went on record confirming that.
But sources familiar with the wedding plans say it will absolutely take place at Versailles, following nearly a week of parties all around France.
A total of 3 French kings lived there and the palace and gardens are world famous to this day.
Versailles is where Louis XIV famously lived in the 1600s. It's also where Marie Antoinette lived with her hubby Louis the XVI and was trashed for her lavish lifestyle. She famously said "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" -- translated, "Let them eat cake," referring to the common folk who bitched at her.
We gotta say ... it would be slightly awesome if Kim said it during the reception.
Decked Out in White ...
But It's Just the Bridal Shower
5/10/2014 12:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian put on a white dress this afternoon in Beverly Hills, but it wasn't to marry Kanye West ... it was just for her bridal shower.
As TMZ first reported, the only thing holding up the Kimye wedding now is the prenup. According to our sources, the pair should sign on the dotted line this week, opening the door for the wedding ... which we're told would take place around Memorial Day.
Plan your schedules accordingly. Not that any of us are invited ...
Kim and Kanye
Prenup Holding Up Wedding
5/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West can't get married, because their prenup is still being hashed out ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with Kim and Kanye tell TMZ ... the prenup won't be signed until next week -- probably Wednesday at the earliest. We're told the marriage will NOT take place until both sign on the dotted line.
Our sources say -- unlike Kim's prenup with Kris Humphries -- the current negotiations are friendly ... there's no fighting. We're told there's just a lot to work out, and it got complicated by the fact that Kanye recently changed management.
As for the wedding ... it's looking like Paris ... around Memorial Day.
Kim and Kanye
Touched by Famous Booger
5/7/2014 6:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former Vogue honcho Andre Leon Talley is definitely our pick of the week.
Talley dug deep during his interview with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West during Monday night's Met Gala ... and then touched the golden couple with his fool's gold.
It's unclear how much time passes before the dig and the touch, but Talley is clearly seen touching Kim's shoulder as he kisses her goodbye ... before using the same hand to shake Kanye's.
Kim did seem a little nasally after the interview.
Kim and Kanye
Getting Hitched THIS WEEK
4/29/2014 6:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are doing something that seems to go against their DNA ... getting married PRIVATELY and without fanfare, and we're told it's going to happen this week.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... they already have a marriage license and plan to tie the knot before the week is out.
We're told it's strictly on the QT ... so much so they got a "confidential" marriage license so no one officially knows.
Sources tell us ... with a confidential license, K&K won't have to appear publicly at a courthouse to get married ... instead, an official from the court will actually go to them and perform the ceremony privately in their home.
And then, in about a month -- after they're already legally married in California -- we've learned Kim and Kanye will hold a lavish, blow-out wedding ceremony in Paris.
They got engaged on Kim's birthday ... October 21.
Calls Out NBA, NFL Stars
I Defeated All Of You in Battle for Kim's Ass
4/8/2014 7:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is spiking the football ... bragging that he defeated NBA and NFL players like Reggie Bush and Kris Humphries to win the rights to bang Kim Kardashian.
West just appeared on Future's new single, "I Won" -- and raps about his most prized conquest, Kim ... saying, "I want to dip that ass in gold, I want to dip that ass in gold."
Then comes the smack talk -- "I made it over NBA, NFL players ... So every time I score it's like the Super Bowl."
K's obviously referring to Bush, Humphries and NFL wide receiver Miles Austin -- who all dated Kim and all happen to be pro athletes.
It's not the first time K's gone after one of Kim's exes -- he ripped Humphries in a song called "Cold" -- when he bragged that Kris was lucky K didn't get his pal Jay Z to drop him from the Nets.
Re-Enters the Danger Zone
Cool with Paparazzi
3/25/2014 9:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West was in his danger zone last night (LAX) .... surrounded by his greatest anger trigger (paparazzi) … but he went through without incident.
Ye and Kim Kardashian arrived at the airport and were met by a slew of paps. First, our guy asked if the couple had seen Seth Rogen's parody Vogue cover. A bunch of other questions were hurled, but Kanye stayed cool.
He really doesn't have an option. He's on probation in the LAX assault case and ordered to undergo anger management therapy.
But something else happened. Some random people screamed out his music sucks, and "make me rich!" Maybe they knew ... Kanye paid one of his assault victim's more than $250K for a smack to the face, so he established a going rate.
A Kelly Blue Book for assault. Who knew?
James Franco & Seth Rogen
We're More Vogue
Than Kim and Kanye
3/22/2014 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Franco and Seth Rogen have improved the Vogue cover with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ... although they missed one slight detail.
Rogen tweeted the cover -- we're guessing it's photoshopped -- with Seth playing bitch. We might add, not an unattractive bride.
They almost had us fooled ... but then we looked at in the vicinity of the ring and, well, you don't get that from a Hawaiian vacation.
As you recall ... the duo hilariously spoofed Kimye in November with their music video "Bound 3."
It was bound 2 happen.
Kim and Kanye
Dude Who Videoed Our Engagement
LAME AND BLIND
3/18/2014 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing for secretly videotaping their engagement is not only sneaky ... he's blind -- at least according to the judge.
Chad Hurley -- who co-founded YouTube -- claimed when he videotaped the proposal at AT&T Park in San Fran and later released it on his website MixBit ... he had no idea he had signed a confidentiality agreement.
The case was in court Tuesday -- Hurley was trying to get it dismissed -- but the judge scoffed at him, saying the entire document Hurley signed was 1 page and at the top the words CONFIDENTIALITY could not possibly be missed.
Kanye and Kim could score a huge payday, courtesy of their lawyer, Eric George ... because the judge said Hurley could be liable for fraud, which opens the door to punitive damages ... which theoretically could mean millions of dollars. Hurley has the money -- Google bought YouTube for $1.6 billion.
The motion to throw the case out was denied. So full steam ahead!
Viennese 'Blackface' Guy Apologizes
I'm Not a Racist!!!
2/28/2014 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The weirdo who came up to Kim Kardashian in blackface at the Vienna Opera Ball -- pretending to be Kanye West -- now claims the entire encounter was a misunderstanding ... insisting he's NOT a racist ... and didn't mean to offend her.
Chris Stephan -- a stand-up comedian in Austria -- just posted the apology on his Facebook, saying he's "incredibly sorry" things unfolded the way they did. He says he's of Arab descent himself, and never intended to be racist.
As we reported, Kim stormed out of the fancy pants ball yesterday after Stephan came up to her in black face make-up, acting like Kanye.
Kim was paid $500,000 to be the guest of Austrian businessman Richard Lugner at the event. Lugner later said Kim was a crappy date.
Insulted Me With Kanye 'Black Face'
2/27/2014 4:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian stormed out of the hoity-toity Vienna Ball after some white dude working the event came up to her in black face, pretending to be Kanye West!
Kim was paid $500K to be the guest of Richard Lugner, an Austrian businessman who has a long history of paying starlets half-a-mil to be his arm candy at the Vienna Annual Opera Ball.
Lugner just did an interview trashing Kim for not sticking to the program, saying, "Kim is annoying me."
But we're told she was taking pics with Lugner when a guy who was working the ball came up to her ... IN BLACK FACE acting like he was Kanye. She walked away from the guy, but had to stay another hour and a half.
The final straw. A short time later a guy came up to Kim and asked her to dance. She said she wasn't a good dancer, and then the guy responded, he would dance with her if the orchestra played "N****rs in Vienna."
Kim is saying there were other problems. She told her people Lugner was aggressive, at times grabbing her and imploring her to lose her security. She said Lugner was trying to be alone with her.
And, we're told a lot of this was caught on tape because Kim was shooting for her reality show.
I Agree With Kanye
TMZ's Got Racial Issues
2/18/2014 6:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian just called TMZ out ... echoing Kanye West's complaint that TMZ goes after him because we're uncomfortable with interracial relationships.
Kim was leaving Barney's New York Tuesday afternoon when we asked her about her fiance's rant over the weekend at a concert, where he lobbed his criticism of TMZ and other media.
Kim proclaimed her blanket support for whatever Kanye says ... but it was clearly targeted at his criticism of TMZ.
Not to brag ... but we criticized Kanye long before he hooked up with Kim, like in 2008 after he attacked a photog at LAX, and after his Taylor Swift fiasco a year later.
BTW ... we've also liked De Niro.
TMZ Rags On Me
Out Of Racial Nervousness
2/16/2014 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West went on another endless rant Saturday night ... but this one had a racial twist.
Kanye was playing the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey when he called out TMZ and other media for criticizing him over the last year.
Kanye said we all make him look like "a maniac and an animal" ... not because of anything he did ... but because of our discomfort over interracial relationships.
Unless we're missing something ... he thinks we all have a problem with the fact that he's engaged to Kim Kardashian.
Funny ... we thought we were ragging on him long before he hooked up with Kim.