Rob Kardashian plowed his SUV through a crowd of aggressive paparazzi -- none of whom work for TMZ -- as he exited an L.A. gym Thursday ... and you could clearly hear his car make contact with at least one of the shooters.
The situation was a mess from the beginning -- the photogs were gathered right in front of the exit driveway and forced Rob to make a decision ... stop and be shot ... or GO. GO. GO.
He went with Option 2.
The photogs refused to move at first, playing a game of chicken with the SUV -- only getting out of the way when it was clear Rob had no intentions of slowing down. Still, they hammered Rob with questions about Kim's wedding and his weight issues.
Eventually, Rob made it through the swarm and drove off without saying a word. So far, we haven't heard of anyone complaining of injuries.
Alright, Alright ...
I'm Down to Cut Weight
5/28/2014 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
I Know I'm Fat, Stupid
5/20/2014 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian says he's a fully grown man and doesn't need blogs to tell him he's fat.
Rob is scoffing at reports that he checked into fat camp and rehab to lose the lbs. He tweeted, "Then why am i still fat u fools??"
This photo of Rob leaving LAX for Kim's wedding in Paris Sunday triggered all the hubbub. He says, "I don't believe in rehab or therapy or anything of that sort."
As for losing the weight, he says, "I'm a grown man and will work on myself when i choose," adding, "I'm aware that I'm fat that def aint a surprise to me lol and my only therapy will be in the gym ..."
You got it, dumbbells?
I'm Flying My Trainer to Paris
5/19/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We busted Rob Kardashian's chops for packing on the pounds -- but the guy IS trying to streamline before Kim's big day ... so we're now told.
Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson is flying to Paris to train Rob and Khloe Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, he tells TMZ. Gunnar says Rob was training 5 times a week, but then slowed to twice a week 2 weeks ago because of other commitments.
As Peterson says, [I'm} the gatekeeper of Rob's workouts, not the gatekeeper of his life."
Would You Like Chicken or Fish?
5/19/2014 5:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian -- brother of the bride-to-be -- was spotted at LAX Sunday as he and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan began to make their way to France for Kim's big wedding.
Despite reports ... we're told Rob has not been at "fat camp" or any other form of rehab ... rather he's been working out frequently with a big name trainer to battle his weight problem.
Either way ... he's going to have to alter his tuxedo a bit from Kim's last wedding.
This Weight Loss Thing ...
It's a Process
5/17/2013 2:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian might need a new workout plan ... or diet plan -- or both. Despite the fact we've seen him busting his ass all over town, he can't seem to lose it.
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I'm Not a Big Loser ... Yet
5/16/2013 8:35 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
Kim isn't the only Kardashian with a protruding belly.
Rob Kardashian has been pretty open about his weight struggles and continued on his quest to drop the extra pounds by rockin' some slimming black workout gear during a vigorous hike in Culver City on Wednesday.
In between trying to slim down, Rob is in the midst of a legal battle and recently pled not guilty to allegedly attacking a photographer and stealing her equipment for trying to take a shirtless photo of him.
Luckily, no one was harmed in the taking of this picture.
Takes a Page from
O.J. Simpson Playbook
5/8/2013 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian just pled NOT GUILTY in his paparazzo battery and theft case ... but the headline here is that he was represented by Robert Shapiro ... the famed lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson along with Rob's father.
TMZ has learned ... Rob appeared in court today with Shapiro and pled not guilty ... just like O.J. ... except he didn't say "100% not guilty."
Here's another twist --there's a Lindsay Lohan connection ... the judge who took the plea is none other than Marsha Revel, the recipient of Lohan's famous "f**k you" fingernail stunt during one of her many criminal court appearances in Bev Hills.
As for Rob, he now faces trial for petty theft and misdemeanor battery for the March incident ... though Shapiro is famous for striking plea deals. He's also famous for LegalZoom.com.
Charged with Battery, Theft
After Pap Scuffle
5/7/2013 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian has been charged with battery and petty theft after allegedly attacking a photographer in L.A. back in March and stealing her camera equipment, TMZ has learned.
According to the criminal complaint, Rob was charged with one count of each crime -- both misdemeanors.
TMZ broke the story ... the photog filed a robbery report following the alleged attack, claiming Rob jacked part of her camera at a West Hollywood gym ... all because she snapped shirtless pics of him. The photog has since sued Rob for robbery and assault.
For his part, Rob says he lashed out because the photog trespassed onto private property to take the photos.
Sued for Robbery and Assault
4/30/2013 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian has just been sued for allegedly assaulting a photographer and stealing her camera equipment ... as she was lying in wait to get pics of the shirtless wonder.
TMZ broke the story ... the photog filed a robbery report last month, claiming Rob jacked part of her camera at a West Hollywood gym ... and she claims it was all because she snapped shirtless pics of him.
The photog -- not a TMZ employee -- says Rob, who is neck deep in a weight loss program, snatched the memory card out of the camera.
Andra Viak's lawyer, George Gallegos, tells us, "While this case is still in the preliminary stage, it is clear from our investigation that Robert Kardashian’s violent behavior and his use of force towards Ms. Viak was completely unjustified.”
For his part, Rob says he lashed out because the photog trespassed onto private property to take the photos. Witnesses back Rob up ... saying the photog was in the garage ... hiding in her car and then making her move when Rob took his shirt off.
Photog Was a Trespassing
3/28/2013 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
9:59 AM PT: An eyewitness tells TMZ the photog had actually driven her car inside the garage and was lying in wait when Rob started changing and then suddenly leaned out of the car window to take the pictures.
Rob Kardashian stole a photog's camera memory card Wednesday because she dared to trespass on private property where he was changing his clothes ... at least that's what Rob is telling friends.
TMZ broke the story ... Rob manhandled the photog and snatched her camera's memory card from her. The cops have launched a robbery investigation.
As for why Rob did it ... he's telling people he had just gone to a private, West Hollywood gym owned by famed trainer Gunnar Peterson.
Rob is telling friends he was changing into his gym clothes inside the garage ... in an area that is not visible from the street. Rob claims the photog somehow entered the garage -- which is caged off to the public -- members must get out of their car and enter the code to get inside.
Rob says as he was changing, he noticed the photog inside the garage, snapping pics. It's unclear how the photog got through the cage.
Someone who manages the gym told TMZ ... they train big celebs and the photogs have a custom of waiting on public property to get their shot. That makes sense, because the code to the cage presumably keeps non-members out.
FYI ... Rob's story almost certainly does not create a defense to robbery, but prosecutors may back off if a jury would be inclined to hate the victim.
Accused of Robbing Photog Over Shirtless Pics
3/27/2013 6:04 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian allegedly just jacked a photog's camera equipment ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ -- and according to the photog, it was all because she snapped shirtless pics of the reality star.
The photog -- not TMZ -- filed a robbery report this afternoon, telling cops Rob snatched part of her camera and took off.
The photo agency says Rob went berserk because he wasn't wearing a shirt when the photographs were taken ... snatching the camera's memory card so the photos wouldn't get out. The agency says Rob then took off, promising to pay for the card later.
FYI, Rob's in the middle of a big weight loss program ... and he's obviously trying to keep his bulge under wraps. Police are currently investigating.
Calls to Rob weren't returned.