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Kim Kardashian

No Patience Left for Rob's Issues

With Drugs and Weight

8/13/2014 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

081314_kim_k_wwhl_launch_v2Kim Kardashian is tired of her brother wallowing in his problems, and admits she's taking a tough love approach until he takes action.

Kim was on "Watch What Happens Live" Tuesday night and told Andy Cohen what went down between her and Rob when he left Italy before her wedding to Kanye West.

As TMZ first reported ... Rob ditched because he was self-conscious over his weight gain and did not want to appear in any wedding photos.

Last night Kim said, "I try to encourage him, and once you don't make that change for so long ... my patience wears out." She never says exactly WHAT he's been dealing with "for so long" -- but our Kardashian sources say Rob's weight gain is closely tied to his issues with drugs.

Watch Kim ... it's not hard to read between the lines. She's fed up.

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Lamar Leaving Family ...

Real Reason for Rob's Woes

8/1/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rob Kardashian's downhill spiral was triggered by Lamar Odom ... but we've learned it had nothing to do with Lamar's drug use ... it was all about fatherly abandonment.

Sources connected with the Kardashian family tell TMZ ... Rob was devastated when his dad -- famed O.J. lawyer Robert Kardashian -- died back in 2003. We're told he took it much harder than his siblings and never really got over it.

When Khloe married Lamar ... the bballer became a father figure to Rob. Sources close to Khloe tell us Rob thrived around Lamar, inspiring him to start a business and get in awesome shape. They became best friends, but Rob idolized him.

Khloe has said on the Kardashian's show, Rob's recent troubles were triggered by the dark things that happened in the house. But we're told it's not about drugs -- Lamar compartmentalized his drug use and mostly kept it out of the family home. We're told Khloe was referring to the arguments and breakdown of the marriage.

Our sources say when Lamar cut off the entire family and went radio silent ... Rob went into a tailspin because he felt abandoned by the only person who measured up to his dad. And that's when Rob got deep into lean and other drugs, which resulted in a dramatic weight gain.

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Khloe Kardashian

Lamar Odom Poisoned My Brother

7/31/2014 7:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

073114_khloe_kardashian_launch Khloe Kardashian clearly blames Lamar Odom for contributing to her brother's drug problems -- and says she feels guilty for not being able to protect Rob from L.O.'s influences. 

As we previously reported, Rob had gotten deep into sizzurp and weed -- and his family was pushing for him to go to rehab. 

Now, Khloe is talking about Rob's issues -- and without specifically mentioning the drugs -- says Rob's problems stem from the time he lived with Lamar Odom, who has serious drug problems of his own. 

"Rob has said, 'Being in that house it was so dark and it made me do dark things,'" Khloe said on "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

Khloe added ... "Only Rob and Lamar know what happened in the house and know what's going on."

Khloe says she feels guilty about Rob's situation -- saying, "I was not there to protect Rob. I was not there to protect myself."

Rob Kardashian

Nearly Runs Over Photographers

Leaving the Gym

5/30/2014 5:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



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.

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Alright, Alright ...

I'm Down to Cut Weight

5/28/2014 5:46 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rob Kardashian is now vowing to shed his unwanted pounds by intensifying his exercise regimen with trainer Gunnar Peterson --  and it looks like the shame of bailing on Kim’s wedding is what pushed him to commit.

Every stuffed crust pizza has a silver lining.

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Rob Kardashian

I Know I'm Fat, Stupid

5/20/2014 6:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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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?

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Rob Kardashian

I'm Flying My Trainer to Paris

5/19/2014 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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."

Rob Kardashian

Would You Like Chicken or Fish?

(OR BOTH?)

5/19/2014 5:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Rob Kardashian Weight GainRob 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.

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Rob Kardashian

This Weight Loss Thing ...

It's a Process

5/17/2013 2:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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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Rob Kardashian

I'm Not a Big Loser ... Yet

5/16/2013 8:35 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez

0516_rob_kardashian_fameflynetKim 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.

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Takes a Page from

O.J. Simpson Playbook

5/8/2013 10:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0508-robert-shapiro-rob-kardashian-tmzRob 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.
 0508-lindsay-lohan-getty-fuckAs 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.

Rob Kardashian

Charged with Battery, Theft

After Pap Scuffle

5/7/2013 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

Rob Kardashian

Sued for Robbery and Assault

4/30/2013 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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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.

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