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Kim and Kanye

We're Buying $20 Million Estate

WITH VINEYARDS!

8/6/2014 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0806_kim_kardashian_kanye_west_hidden_hills_home_launch_v2Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are buying a baller estate for mega-millions ... TMZ has learned.

Real estate sources tell us ... Kim and Kanye are in escrow for a 3 1/2 acre estate in Hidden Hills ... 5 minutes from Kris Jenner's house in Calabasas where they're currently living.

We're told K & K paid $20 million ... the house was listed for $21 mil.

It has 2 pools (one with a slide for North), 2 vineyards and a 1,050 square foot entertainment pavilion. Real estate people in the area call it "the jewel of Hidden Hills."

We're told Kim has been eyeing the home for months, telling people it's her dream home.  And get this ... Kim and Kanye have been going back and forth to check out the house ... on Vespas from Kris' house to keep a low profile.

We're told escrow is set to close at the end of the month.

The estate was once owned by Lisa Marie Presley

As we reported ... Kim and Kanye also plan to get into the house-flipping business.

Kanye West

I Fear Electrocution By Drone

8/6/2014 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West DronesKanye West fears the paparazzi will fly drones over his home to get shots of his child in the pool and accidentally electrocute her.

TMZ has obtained a copy of Kanye's deposition in the lawsuit filed by a photog who was attacked by the rapper at LAX.

In the depo ... Kanye sarcastically asks the photog's lawyer, "Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she's trying to learn how to swim at age 1?"

Kanye goes on ... "Wouldn't you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her?  Would it electrocute her?"

As for how that could happen, Kanye says, "Could it fall and hit her if that paparazzi doesn't understand how to remote control the drone over their house?"

Kanye then explains he and Kim are selling their $11 million Bel Air mansion because they didn't realize paparazzi could shoot directly from the street.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim and Kanye are in escrow for a $20 million secluded estate in Hidden Hills -- near Calabasas.  But Kanye clearly thinks even his 3 1/2 acres are not private ... because of paparazzi-controlled drones.

Kim and Kanye

Happy 73rd (Day) Anniversary!!!

8/4/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gotten over the Hump ... they've been married 73 days -- a day longer than her marriage to Kris Humphries.

As you know ... Kim filed for divorce from Humphries in October 2011 after 72 days -- then the couple bitterly battled in and out of court for 536 days before settling up.

Kanye swooped in 6 months after the breakup ... and roughly 2 years later they wed.

So, congrats Kim and Kanye.

And Kris ... well, nice tux.

Kim Kardashian Kanye West Married Longer Kris Humphries

Justin Bieber

Styling and Profiling With Kim and Kanye

Orlando Bloom Denied!

8/2/2014 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0802-justin-bieber-kanye-west-kim-k-instagram-01Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian partied their faces off Friday night in Ibiza ... while Orlando Bloom reportedly was shut out on all the fun.

It was bash for Givenchy fashion designer Riccardo Tisci ... also attended by Diddy, Jared Leto and Kate Moss.

Kanye even performed some of his songs -- including "Black Skinhead"


Bloom arrived once Bieber was already inside -- and according to Page Six J.B.'s people put the screws on organizers to keep Orlando out.  The actor never got inside.

So sad.

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Brody Jenner

Kanye's Like a Stranger

That's Why I Didn't Go

7/18/2014 1:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Brody Jenner 
has zero relationship with Kanye West ... and that's a big reason why he didn't make the trek to Europe for Kim's wedding.

Kim's step-bro made the comments on his podcast Thursday, insisting he was not disrespecting Kim by being a no-show at her wedding but front and center at the wedding of her ex-BF Reggie Bush.

Brody says there are 2 other reasons he didn't show:

-- Short notice
-- The wedding was way far away in Paris.  It was actually Florence, but whatever.

 It's a good sell.  You buyin'?

Kanye West

I Did a Reality Show BEFORE Kim [VIDEO]

7/14/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West is NOT a reluctant member of reality television ... quite the opposite, he was actively involved in reality TV even before he hooked up with Kim Kardashian.

TMZ got hold of a failed pilot from 2010 -- starring Kanye's travel agent Brett Grolsch ... the self-proclaimed travel agent to the stars.  The pilot is awful, but there's a big scene with none other than Kanye, schooling the agent on his choice of European flights to the U.S.  

And speaking of flying ... Kanye has some revealing things to say on why he hates airports ... the place that has repeatedly gotten him in serious legal trouble.

Watch the video.  Kanye is right at home on reality TV.

Kim and Kanye

Ellen's Got Nothing on Us

We're Flipping Houses Too!

7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West Kim Kardashian Flipping Houses
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.

Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo.  Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"

But this won't just be a one off.  We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business.  Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.


As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc. 

As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now.  Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.

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North West

1st Birthday Bash

KIDCHELLA!

6/22/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

North West Birthday PartyNorth West celebrated her 1st birthday with a pint-sized Coachella bash ... complete with multiple stages for various performers, glow sticks and moccasins ... you get the references, right?

The shindig -- which Kim Kardashian and Kanye West called Kidchella -- was held in Kourtney Kardashian's backyard and it was filled with festival-goers.

Guests were greeted with tie-dyed wrist bands and then roamed the grounds where they entered various booths -- set up like teepees -- and were treated to hair-braiding, face-painting, tie-dyed T-shirts and bandanas. 

But wait ... there's more. The 2 stages featured performances by Jaden Smith and Kylie Jenner.

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And there were Churro stands, snow cones and cotton candy machines.

As for the party favors -- custom Yeezus T-Shirts.

It definitely beats Chuck E. Cheese.

North West

Rolls First Class

With Entourage

6/20/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

North West Travels Without Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian
's 1-year-old baby is a full-on baller, flying 1st class from NYC to L.A. with nannies, an assistant, Kanye's aunt, a nurse and a security guard ... then whisked off the plane by Delta personnel and escorted home in a chauffeur-driven Porsche Panamera waiting for her on the tarmac.

North West did not fly with her mom or dad.  Kanye was in France and flew to Miami.  Kim flew to New York with North but then left for France for a day ... so mom and daughter flew back home separately.

And no Ubers for North.  She rolled up to JFK in Kanye's Maserati and was greeted by her people.

Sure beats Chuck E. Cheese.

Annie Leibovitz

Hey Kanye, No Problemo

You Trashed Me!

6/19/2014 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Annie Leibovitz
has decided to address Kanye West's attack on her ... problem is, she wussed out.

You'll recall Kanye trashed Annie for bailing on shooting their wedding right before the vows.  Kanye said she was just "afraid of celebrity."  A weird comment, since Annie has become world famous for shooting celebs.

So ... Annie's just sent us a long, rambling statement which also contains comments from Kanye -- and it never directly addresses the "afraid of celebrity" comment.

The rep says Kanye was frustrated he couldn't "collaborate with Annie" but he's not blaming her for bailing .... even though his comment sure sounds like blame.

The rep says, "Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed."  Annie's rep adds, "she would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn't happen."

And get this ... the statement says Annie is responsible for shooting Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover, but she's "not known to shoot weddings."  It sounds like she wasn't really into doing it in the first place."

And get this BJ ... Kanye says, "The most-liked Instagram photo of all time, shot by Annie Leibovitz.  Oh, I'm sorry for dreaming out loud.  Again."

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Kanye

TRASHES Leibovitz

Over Wedding Photo

6/17/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West Disses Annie Leibovitz
Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically RUINED his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian ... because they had to spend days fixing the now-famous floral wall wedding pic.

Annie was supposed to shoot the pic but she pulled out entirely the day before the wedding.  Kanye says she claimed she was "afraid of celebrity" -- a weird statement because Annie's brand is all about celebrity.

Nonetheless ... the pic was taken but not perfected, and Kanye says he and Kim spent 4 days -- yes, 4 DAYS -- screwing with the pic because the flowers were "off color."

Kanye -- speaking at a conference in Cannes -- says the extra work pissed off Kim during their honeymoon, saying ... "She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much."

The photo ended up being the most popular pic ever on Instagram -- almost 2 million likes and 35,000 comments.

Kim Kardashian

Screw Kanye's Bonnaroo Gig

Check Out My Boobs!

6/14/2014 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0614-kim-k-boobs-bonaroo-instagram-01Kanye West may have been the headliner at Bonnaroo Friday night in Tennessee ... but Kim Kardashian's mom boobs totally stole the show.

Kanye returned to the annual festival last night with his new bride in tow -- and Mrs. West's rack was proudly on display while 80k people watched Yeezus perform.

According to reports ... Kanye stuck to his normal schtick during the gig -- ranting about how he wants to become a timeless icon like Walt Disney and Shakespeare.

With boobs like that, Kim might beat him to it.

Kim & Kanye

Topless Kim Wedding Painting

Wasn't Our Idea

6/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian Topless PaintingKim Kardashian and Kanye West's egos DO know a limit, after all -- TMZ has learned they are disavowing any knowledge of a partially nude painting of Kim ... allegedly commissioned for their wedding.

A report from across the pond this week said Kanye had contacted a street artist named Bambi to do a thong-baring painting of Kim entitled "Perfect Bitch" -- which, by the way, looks nothing like her in the face. Bambi nailed the ass though.

But sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... neither of them know ANYTHING about this -- no painting was ever ordered, nor does Kim want one. This should sound familiar ... another artist, Monica Warhol, claimed the same thing last year. 

We spoke to Bambi's manager, who's standing by Bambi's story and claims Kim's people should be receiving the artwork any day now. 

Look for it in a garbage bin outside their home.

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