Kim Kardashian says the negative media coverage surrounding her pregnancy "HURT MY SOUL" ... and now she says she's going to live a "more private life" because of it.
Look, Kim definitely has a point -- some people were downright mean when she was knocked up (we can recall a tabloid headline that read, "Kim Can't Stop Eating!")
But when Kim went on "The Tonight Show" last night and told Jay Leno that she was so affected by the negative criticism of her pregnancy that she'll be taking the fame-whoring down a notch, we weren't exactly convinced.
Exhibit A -- the butt-selfie
Exhibit B -- the baseball stadium wedding proposal
Exhibit C -- THE 15 CARAT DIAMOND RING!
Then again, we could be wrong. You buyin' it?
'Shahs of Sunset' Chick
I'VE GOT ASS LIKE KIM K
10/26/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian started an ass-selfie trend ... 'cause after she shared her bikini-wedgie with the world ... ANOTHER wanna-butt celeb is following suit.
This time, the chick showing off her donk is Mercedes "MJ" Javid from "Shahs of Sunset."
It's definitely a change of pace from Kim ... and pro surfer Anastasia Ashley, who beat MJ to the punch with a butt-selfie last week.
Butt-selfies -- sometimes they're not all they're cracked up to be.
Everyone Should Behold
Kim's Great Ass
10/17/2013 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
If you think Kanye West is proprietary about Kim Kardashian's ass, think again, because he clearly believes it's awesome and is glad she's sharing it with the world.
We're told his response when he saw Kim's Instagram pic was that he loves having a hot chick.
Kanye retweeted the link to the photo and wrote, "HEADING HOME NOW." In case his message isn't clear ... it was put to us this way ... he's proud of it because it's his girl.
Kanye West -- into sharing.
Kim and Kanye
Baby Blocked in Maternity Ward
... By Dwight Howard
6/20/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When Kim Kardashian first arrived to Cedars-Sinai to deliver her baby, she didn't get the fancy celebrity suite she had hoped for 'cause they were all in use ... and one of the VIP occupants was Dwight Howard's newest baby mama, TMZ has learned.
Sources connected to the births tell us ... before Kim went into labor, she had made arrangements to stay in one of the fancy suites at the L.A. hospital. But the baby came 5 weeks early, and the fancy suites were all booked. So Kim was placed in another unit.
But while Kim was laid out in bed, Kanye roamed the maternity ward ... and bumped into NBA superstar Dwight Howard, whose lady was giving birth to his child.
FYI -- Dwight's a seasoned vet when it comes to the maternity ward ... he's reportedly fathered 3 other kids (with 3 different women).
We're told Kanye and Dwight got along great ... with Yeezy giving Howard a preview of his new album "Yeezus."
As for Kim ... we're told she's finally out of the hospital -- and mother and the baby are shacked up in a private location.
Kim Kardashian's BFF
I Hope Her Baby Has a
Big Head ... Like Kanye
6/16/2013 9:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian's new baby girl is gonna have a HUGE HEAD ... just like her superstar dad Kanye West ... so says Kim K's BFF Jonathan Cheban.
Jonathan -- who pops in and out of various Kardashian reality shows -- was out in LA last night just hours after Kim K gave birth and our photog asked the question on everyone's mind ... will baby Kimye end up with a giant Kanye-sized melon?
For anyone who knows who Kanye West is ... that question has two possible meanings (think about it). Got it. Good.
The crazy part is ... Jonathan actually answered the question -- and it's pretty great.
Now, here's Kanye's head in action ...
to Baby Girl
6/16/2013 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl ... TMZ has learned.
Source close to KK tell TMZ ... it was a NATURAL CHILD BIRTH. She started having contractions Friday night and went into full labor early Saturday AM.
Our sources tell us the baby and Kim are both in good health. We're told Kim delivered the baby at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this morning ... 5 weeks early.
Our sources say BF Kanye West was there for the entire thing -- in the delivery room by Kim's side. We're told Kanye cancelled his appearance at his own record release party last night when Kim told him she was feeling "a little off."
It is the first child for Kim and Kanye.
I Did NOT Cheat on Kim K
6/12/2013 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West insists he did NOT cheat on Kim Kardashian with a Canadian model/bartender -- telling TMZ, the woman accusing him of being unfaithful is just out for some easy publicity.
24-year-old Leyla Ghobadi recently did an interview claiming she met Kanye at one of his concerts in July 2012 -- three months after Kim and Kanye began dating. She says Kanye had his security pick her out of the crowd and they went for drinks after.
She claims they later engaged in two sexual encounters -- one while Kim was pregnant -- and that Kanye confessed his relationship to Kim was a sham in order to increase his fan base.
But a rep for Kanye says it's all BS -- telling us, "This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit. It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible 'news' sources."
The rep adds, "This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."
Kim Kardashian's BFF
Threatened with Knife
... on Airplane
6/11/2013 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian's bff Jonathan Cheban -- a regular on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" -- found himself in the middle of an airport emergency when a woman on his plane threatened to stab him with a knife.
Cheban was flying from JFK to LAX -- when a woman on his flight tweeted at him, "Jonathan Cheban is on my flight, should I cut him with my weapon?"
She added in another tweet, "I gotta pretty intense pocket knife with mehhh."
Cheban, a former PR exec, responded, "Police?"
When the plane landed at LAX, the woman was escorted off by police and subsequently detained. We're told cops were deeply concerned about her claim that she got a knife through airport security.
She later tried to bury the hatchet, tweeting back at Cheban, "It was a bad joke ... you look really hot babe." But airport police weren't taking any chances.
Police searched the woman outside the plane and determined she did NOT actually have a knife. She was subsequently released without further incident.
Cheban tells TMZ, he never personally alerted authorities -- someone else reported the tweets -- but later in Bev Hills he admitted the incident was very "scary."
Parties with Rap Gods ...
But Where's Kim K?
6/9/2013 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West celebrated his 36th birthday last night in New York City with the likes of Jay-Z and Nas -- but some sites are calling out the fact that Kim wasn't there ... but that's just plain crazy.
West is the headliner for tonight's Governors Ball in NYC, so he had to be on the right coast for his birthday. Kim -- who is roughly 100 months pregnant -- is in Los Angeles and cannot travel for health reasons ... so clearly she could not be there.
But while we're here, let's discuss more important things ...
Kim Kardashian's Crazy Aunt
Spills Baby Shower Secrets
6/3/2013 1:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian did her best to keep the goings on inside her baby shower yesterday a secret, but she failed to wrangle her crazy Aunt Karen ... who blabbed all about the party to the paps ... but some of what she said was just plain wrong.
Karen Haughton, who is Kris Jenner's sister, clearly had a good time and was as chatty as can be as she made her way out. She struck up conversations with photogs and posed for pics with fans ... all while she spilled details of what went on inside.
Karen -- who may have had a mimosa or 2 -- had a couple of teeny-weeny facts wrong:
-- She said the guests scored Rolexes as shower gifts (not true)
-- Kanye and Kim are the same height (not true)
-- She says she ate cake, and then seconds later said there was no cake, just cookies
Aunt Karen, you're welcome at our baby shower any time.
Bruce Is Losing It
He's Met Kanye A BUNCH
6/3/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner's memory is disappearing faster than Kim's figure ... because the Kardashian patriarch has met Kanye West SEVERAL times, despite claiming he's only met the rapper once -- and Kim is pissed at her stepdad for saying it.
We've done our research -- and came up with at least FOUR different occasions where Bruce and Kanye were both present ... Kourtney's baby shower in May 2012, a taping of "X Factor" in November 2012, a Clippers game in December 2012, and the Kardashian family Christmas party.
The photographic evidence contradicts what Bruce told Extra this weekend ... that he only met Kanye once in his entire life, saying, "[Kanye is] not around."
We're told Kim's upset with her 63-year-old stepdad ... because Bruce makes it sound like Kanye doesn't care about the family.
And here's a clue that maybe Bruce isn't so into Kanye -- back in April, 2012, he said he was "not that excited" when Kim started dating the rapper ... because he felt Kim was rushing into a new relationship too quickly after leaving Kris Humphries.
Bad memory or bad feelings? We report ... you decide.
I'm a Little Teapot
5/31/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Here's a glowing Kim Kardashian in the middle of nearly flashing her pregnant goods in Santa Monica on Wednesday (left) -- and the now infamous and controversial JCPenney tea kettle (right).
All hail, Kim Kardashian.
We're just sayin'.
5/30/2013 10:22 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
A wardrobe malfunction turned Kim Kardashian into the brunette Marilyn Monroe.
While walking around Santa Monica in flats on Wednesday, the pregnant 32-year-old let a breeze get the best of her maternity dress ... and almost flashed more than just her baby bump.
Although she's no stranger to showing off the goods, Kanye West's baby mama recovered in time to make sure the photo was rated PG.
Even when she attempts to keep her maternity style casual, Kim can't help but make a spectacle.'