The billionaire who co-founded YouTube is refusing to back down from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- firing back at the couple after they sued him for posting video of their engagement online.
We broke the story ... K&K filed a lawsuit against Chad Hurley, claiming he violated the confidentiality agreement he signed at AT&T Park in San Fran back in October ... when he posted the footage on his video-sharing website.
But now, Chad has filed legal docs of his own ... claiming NO ONE ever told him he wasn't allowed to shoot or distribute the footage.
Chad says ... after the proposal, someone did approach him with a waiver and told him it was a release so they could use his image in a TV special .. and he signed the doc without reading it.
He also posed for a pic with the signed form, at the request of K&K's peeps.
But still, Chad says he shouldn't be legally bound by the waiver because he was misled into signing it and he got no compensation in return for signing away his rights.
Chad is asking the judge to throw out the case -- and force Kim and Kanye to pay for his legal fees.
Clearly, Chad can afford it ... he's just trying to send a giant F-you back to the happy couple.
KIM K'S A HOBBIT
She's a TERRIBLE Role Model for Girls
12/12/2013 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is a FRAUD who's poisoning the minds of impressionable young women ... because in real-life, she's got the body of a HOBBIT ... this according to the people at "South Park."
Trey Parker and Matt Stone blasted Kim K on last night's episode -- and it all started when Butters refused to date an overweight, ugly classmate because she doesn't look like his dream woman Kim K.
That's when Wendy unloads -- "Kim Kardashian is a short overweight woman who manipulates her image and makes average girls feel horrible about themselves."
She added, "In real life, Kim Kardashian has the body of a Hobbit!!!"
Throughout the episode, Kanye West appears and tries to convince everyone Kim is not, in fact, a Hobbit ... but even KW isn't entirely convinced.
It's not the first time South Park's taken aim at celebrities -- they've gone after everyone from Paris Hilton to Michael Jackson and, of course, Tom Cruise.
I'm Being Scammed By Warhol
12/5/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The artist who says she’s Andy Warhol’s cousin and claims Kanye West hired her to paint Kim Kardashian ... may be trying to have her own 15 minutes of fame … because Kim says she has no clue who the woman is.
Monica Warhol – a Tucson artist whose style is similar to Andy’s – tells TMZ Kanye’s people contacted her two weeks ago … and gave her a pic of Kim and asked her to create a screen painting of the photo.
Warhol says she’s already created 9 different Kim paintings ... and says her pieces generally sell for $20K to $70K apiece.
But sources close to Kim tell TMZ … she’s never heard of the woman … and thinks the whole thing may be a scam or a way for Warhol to get publicity – her 15 minutes of fame.
When we called Warhol back, she gave us an explanation for why she's being rebuffed by Kim & Kanye ... she thinks the painting may have been intended as a surprise gift ... and now that the surprise has been ruined ... K&K don't want it.
Warhol says if this deal falls through, she’ll put the artwork up for sale to anyone who wants to buy it.
11/29/2013 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday in Miami with his fiancee Kim Kardashian.
Now here's a complete list of things Kanye West is thankful for:
1) Kanye West
Happy Black Skinhead Friday.
I'm a Louis Vuitton-Toting Hypocrite
11/27/2013 10:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Do as Yeezy says, not as Yeezy does -- because Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were traipsing around NYC with a bunch of Louis Vuitton bags last night ... just one day after the rapper called for a boycott on the designer label.
As we reported, Ye went on a New York radio station Monday and ordered NYC not to purchase LV until after January ... because he's pissed the label head refused to meet with him in Paris recently.
But last night, even Kanye couldn't resist Louis' supple leather ... meandering around NYC while faithful handlers lugged his and Kim's LV bags.
Caught up in the moment, right? 'Cause it's Louis Vuitton Don night.
Kardashians to Bruce & Lamar
Come to Our House for Turkey!
11/27/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner has no hard feelings over her break up with Bruce Jenner or the disaster that has become the marriage of Lamar Odom and Khloe ... TMZ has learned both men are invited to Thanksgiving.
Our Kardashian/Jenner sources say ... Bruce has already accepted. We're told Bruce is surprised anyone would even question whether he's going. He's telling friends, "Of course I'm going. It's my family."
The jury's out on Lamar -- he hasn't said yay or nay.
As for why the doors are wide open ... the Kardashians say Bruce and Lamar are family and "always will be."
By the way ... guess who won't be there -- Kim, Kanye and North West. He's in Miami on tour, and they're along for the ride.
Being Mocked By Seth Rogen
11/26/2013 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian ain't mad at Seth Rogen's topless attempt to imitate her in his "Bound 2" spoof with James Franco -- in fact, Kim says she thinks it's hilarious.
Kim made the comments while she was out in NYC last night -- in fact, she was walking into Kanye's apartment.
She had already given props to the actors on Twitter earlier in the day -- saying, "You nailed it!!! Sooo funny!" -- and last night, she doubled down on the compliment.
In the meantime, watch the spoof again -- did they nail it? Uh huh, honey.
James Franco & Seth Rogen
Mock Kanye and Kim's Music Video
Topless Bike Riding
11/25/2013 9:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
I know, you're tired ... of seeing Kim Kardashian in Kanye West's new video for "Bound 2" ... so James Franco and Seth Rogen made their own version ... and it's AMAZING!
Franco and Rogen dropped "Bound 3" online today saying they felt inspired to recreate their new favorite music video while filming a new flick called "The Interview."
The best part ... Seth plays the role of topless Kim ... with a full James Franco dry-hump sesh.
Don't worry ... the video is safe-ish for work.
Brings Kim K and Lindsay Together!
11/20/2013 7:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian were both in the SAME ROOM last night ... along with 19,000 other people ... 'cause they were both at the Barclays Center for the Kanye West concert in Brooklyn.
In fact, all sorts of big stars showed up to Kanye's big show in Brooklyn -- Carmelo Anthony's wife La La Anthony, fashion powerhouse Anna Wintour, LiLo, Kim (her BFF Jonathan Cheban) and, of course, Kris Jenner.
British model Cara Delevingne was also at the show.
One person was noticeably missing -- Kendall Jenner. Apparently, she's got her own things going on these days.
Dear Mr. President ...
Keep My Name & Kim's Outta Your Mouth
11/18/2013 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West is slapping a ban on President Obama ... or at least all conversations about him as retaliation for the Prez calling Yeezy a "jackass."
Kanye's latest rant aired this morning on 107.9 FM in Philly. The hosts asked him about Obama's infamous comment ... and Kanye angrily responded, "I don't care if your're the president. I bring joy to people."
Kanye goes on to explain why he won't be talking about that guy in the White House anymore. Watch the tirade .. It's definitely arrogant, but also a little funny.
Kanye added that Obama better not talk about Kim Kardashian either, saying ... he "shouldn't mention my baby mama name, 'cause we both from Chicago."
Mr. President, you've been warned.
Kim & Kanye
We Want Dr. Dre's Land
For Our Mega-Mansion
11/18/2013 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
As if Beats by Dr. Dre didn't earn him enough money last year ... Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are gearing up to line Dre's pockets even more, because Dre owns the Calabasas mega-property the couple is seriously thinking about buying.
TMZ broke the story ... Kim and Kanye have got their eyes on a massive plot of land tucked away in a secluded section of Calabasas, and are considering buying it and then building an enormous, super-private mansion.
The couple already owns an $11 million mansion nearby in Bel Air -- still under construction -- but now they're concerned it's too exposed ... so they're thinking about selling it and buying the lot.
And now for the crazy coincidence -- we've learned the 6-acre plot is owned by hip hop mega-producer Dr. Dre, which he purchased last year for roughly $10.5 million. We're told the land is now worth between $11-12 million.
FYI, Dre is worth a reported $360 million. Kim and Kanye's reported net worth combined isn't even half that. Dre reportedly raked in $110 million last year alone ... largely from Beats by Dre.
Kim & Kanye
Hunting for Real Estate ... AGAIN
Bigger, Better, More Private
11/13/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West haven't even moved into their $11 million Bel Air mansion, and they're already on the lookout for an upgrade -- scoping out sprawling properties to build a secluded MEGA-MANSION ... far away from worldly distractions.
Kim and Kanye checked out the 10-acre plot of land over the weekend -- way in the back of Bel Air, not far from the $11 million house they bought in January -- and sources tell us, they're interested in purchasing it in order to build a newer, bigger house.
We're told the couple likes the plot of land particularly because it's more sequestered than the other place -- which is still under construction -- and now that they have a baby, privacy is more important than ever.
They're not decided just yet -- but we're told if they choose to purchase the new property, they'll sell the one they just bought.
According to sources, the plot of land alone is going for $10 million -- and building on top of it will cost a fortune more.
Not like they can't afford it.
It LOOKS Like Kanye ... BUT ...
11/12/2013 12:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
A video has just surfaced showing a man purported to be Kanye West fist fighting like a champion ... knocking 2 guys out cold. If it's Kanye it could be disastrous in his upcoming criminal case because prosecutors want to show he's violent by nature -- HOWEVER....
TMZ has confirmed ... the fighter is NOT Kanye. The video was shot in Austin, TX and Mr. Kardashian wasn't there at the time this hit the Internet.
Our Kanye sources say he's aware of the video and laughed, saying if it were really him, he'd be in jail for sure.
All that aside, you gotta see this video. It's awesome.