Katie Couric insists her baby gift to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West was not a fake Hollywood gesture -- and says her comments about Kim's family were taken out of context.
Kim put Katie on blast today when she Instagrammed a pic of Katie's gift and card with the hashtag #IHateFakeMediaFriends.
Kim was pissed because Katie recently said in an interview that she didn't understand why the Kardashians are famous.
Now Katie's explaining the comment, saying ... "I've met Kim before and I think she's a really sweet person. I was responding to a reporter's question, and explaining how I'm intrigued by the public's fascination with her family."
She added, "I didn’t mean to hurt her feelings."
As for the gift, Katie says ... "The gift is genuine, and I'm happy for Kim and Kanye."
We're guessing Katie can still expect something in the mail.
Kim K to Katie Couric
8/16/2013 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is reeling after Katie Couric slammed her in an interview Thursday -- despite sending her a baby gift for North West -- telling Katie not to "talk s**t" if she's going to pretend to be nice.
Kim just responded on Instagram to Katie's In Touch interview, in which Katie said she doesn't understand why Kim and the rest of the Kardashians are famous. Katie said, "I think it's mostly teenage girls that are interested."
And Kim isn't happy, posting an image of the gift Katie sent to her for baby North West, including hashtags that say "I hate fake media friends" and "May I humbly suggest you not send gifts then talk s**t."
PS -- If you're wondering why Katie's gift message is cut off, we're told it was a printing error. The message was delivered that way.
The Big Reveal
First Pics Since Birth
8/15/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian finally showed her face in public after birthing baby North West -- surfacing at an L.A. medical facility Wednesday -- and giving us a glimpse at her post pregnancy bod ... sorta.
These are the FIRST photos of Kim and Kanye West with their daughter since KK popped back in June, and everyone looks happy and healthy. Hell, even Yeezy was smiling as they walked into the doc's office ... with a nanny-assist, naturally.
No shot of North's face though ... she was fully covered in a car seat.
Mama K was all top secret too -- concealing her figure under a baggy button-down with another shirt tied around her waist and famous cheeks ... for extra coverage.
Hey, Kim knows her body is a cash cow -- and she ain't giving away the milk for free.
Kim & Kanye
North West's Mug
NOT For Sale
8/11/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are passing up several million smackeroos ... because they've decided not to attach a price to priceless baby pics of North West.
The pics could fetch a cool $3 mil ... but we're told K & K have already rejected such an offer.
Our sources says Kim and Kanye toyed with the idea of selling the pics and donating the money to charity, but decided against it.
They've decided to go one of two routes: Either release the pics to a fancy mag like Vanity Fair, or pull a Bey/Jay Z and release a crude snap on social media.
We're hoping they can still make ends meet.
Kris and Kim
Pull A TV Bait and Switch
8/2/2013 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian conspired with her mother by making it APPEAR the newly-minted mom would reveal her post-pregnant body on Kris Jenner's show today ... but it was all a ruse.
Kim tweeted, "Getting ready to surprise my mom on @krisjennershow today. You ready NYC? Tune in!"
Call us cynical, but it was no surprise to Kris when Kim did indeed appear ... but if you expected to see her body ... sorry suckers.
It was all a ploy to goose ratings ... kind of like when Kris made potential viewers believe she would debut North West.
BTW the best part ... Kris cries when she sees the video. Remember, Kim lives with her.
Hey, that's the TV game, right?
For Kanye's Violence
7/18/2013 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West must have spiked the Kool-Aid that Kris Jenner drank, because only a drunk lady would concoct such a ridiculous justification for Kanye West's violent outburst at LAX last week.
Kris appeared on "The Talk" Thursday and urged people not to come down on Kim Kardashian's baby daddy for breaking our camera -- after our photog dared to speak and compliment the rapper.
Kris feels like it's important to know what happened in the 15 minutes before the attack. As far as our camera guy goes ... the answer is nothing. Beyond that, she's kidding, right?
ON TALK SHOW!
7/15/2013 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner pulled out the big guns for her talk show premiere -- 'cause Kim Kardashian's baby North West will make its debut ... is what she wants you to believe -- BUT TMZ KNOWS IT'S NOT!
Kris' show posted a photo on Twitter and Facebook ... of herself cuddling an infant, with the message ... "You never know who will stop by our show today #WatchKris".
This would be the first public shot of North since her birth -- but we smelled a rat. And guess what? After some digging we found out the baby is owned by a hair and makeup person on the set.
Kanye West and Kim have been pretty clear about NOT wanting their baby in the spotlight.
Kanye West on Paparazzi
Why I Hate Them ...
Why I Attack Them
7/13/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There's a reason Kanye West hates the paparazzi so much -- it's a terrible reason -- but a reason nonetheless ... and it stems from a few rotten eggs, TMZ has learned.
It's no secret Kanye's been running on a short fuse since at least 2008, when he smashed a TMZ camera at LAX. After that, he vowed to have a more peaceful relationship with the media ... but that all changed in 2012.
Sources close to Kanye tell TMZ ... after he started getting serious with Kim Kardashian, he felt a couple of paps would cross the line and ask him inappropriate questions about their relationship in public. We're told he started to feel like certain paps were "heckling" him.
Things escalated in October 2012 during a trip to Miami ... when a local photog -- not a TMZ guy -- asked Kanye and Kim if they would be inviting Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush to their wedding.
Kanye was pissed ... and, rightfully so, felt the photog was just trying to antagonize him.
Things got worse a few months later, after Kim announced she was pregnant -- when another pap started hammering K&K about whether they would invite Ray J to the baby shower.
That, we're told, was the breaking point -- and from that moment on, Kanye decided to impose his "DON'T EVER TALK" policy on anyone with a camera.
Here's the problem ... if Kanye doesn't want to talk to a pap, that's fine -- he has that right. But when he starts attacking people and smashing camera equipment ... dude, you crossed the line.
Take this example, Kanye -- if a white person walked up to you and said the N-word, would you hate all white people??? Would you try to ATTACK every white person you encountered???
Bottom line -- we get why he's upset ... but seriously, GET OVER IT.
You Be the Judge
7/13/2013 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West's airport outburst on a TMZ photog is just the latest in a string of outlandish and violent behavior. So we gotta ask ...
Preggo Jamie-Lynn Sigler
I'm Giving My Baby
a NORMAL NAME
7/4/2013 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry Kim Kardashian ... and every other celeb who gave their kids weird names ... Jamie-Lynn Sigler is naming her baby boy Chris ... or Steve, or Nick, or ... some other completely normal boring name instead.
A ready-to-pop Sigler was out in L.A. yesterday when we asked if she'd be going in the "North West" or "Apple Martin" direction when deciding on a name for her child -- and she tells us, "It will be a NORMAL name. A real name."
Jamie-Lynn looks great ... but here's another question, do you HAVE to compliment pregnant women just because they're pregnant? You might. Watch the clip.
Kris' Talk Show Won't Go
In North West Direction
6/30/2013 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby daughter North West won't be unveiled on Kris Jenner's upcoming talk show ... despite reports to the contrary.
Sources close to the Kardashian fam tell TMZ, Kim is planning a first look with N.W. in a photo shoot. She hasn't accepted an offer yet, but we're told at least one magazine has offered North of $2 mil. We're told the proceeds will go to charity.
Interesting ... a baby reveal on Kris' new show could be a ratings bonanza, but it's not gonna happen.
In fact ... we're told Kim is so averse to exploiting her baby -- she doesn't even plan to show North West on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" next season. We're guessing Kanye had something to do with that decision.
We'll believe it when we see it.
w/ His Baby (Grand) Mama
6/27/2013 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Looking like a Sith lord, Kanye West spent some quality 1-on-1 time with his baby's mama's mama Kris Jenner in Los Angeles today ... and shocker, he wasn't in a very friendly mood!
Kanye made it clear he didn't wanna talk right from the start ... and Kris, obviously aware of Kanye's explosive temper, playfully (or nervously) signaled to the photog to back off before K blew his top.
Thankfully, the photog took Kris' warning ... and no one was hurt in the making of this clip.
It's the first time we've seen Kanye out in public since the birth of his daughter North.
As we previously reported, Kim is in hiding with the child at a secret location so they can bond without the cameras around.
There are rumors that Kim will debut the kid on Kris' new talk show.
Smile Kanye ... it's gonna be ok, man.