Ellen Pearson -- the woman who was married to Robert Kardashian when he died -- claims the Kardashian kids don't have a leg to stand on in their lawsuit against her for selling portions of their father's diary to the tabloids ... TMZ has learned.
Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob Jr. all banded together last month to sue Pearson for profiting off the diary ... a diary that contained a slew of juicy personal information.
The Kardashian kids claimed in their suit that the diary was left to them in Robert's will, but in her response filed earlier this week ... Pearson claims that just isn't the case and the diary is rightfully hers.
Pearson also shoots down the idea that she hid the diary from the Kardashians, but she does fully admit to selling it to the tabloids and owns up to the fact that she got paid for it.
In the end, Pearson claims the Kardashians have no case and is asking a judge to toss it out completely.
Kim Kardashian should think twice about taking her newborn baby on tour with Kanye West ... so says Aretha Franklin.
Aretha was out in NYC today when we told her about Kim's plans to join Kanye on his upcoming tour in October ... newborn baby and all ... and Aretha had some stern words of warning for the pregnant reality star.
Worth noting ... Aretha looked great and sounded fantastic (she even sung a few notes for us), which is notable since she just canceled two shows scheduled for next week due to unspecified "health issues."
Kim Kardashian is NOT upset that Kanye West has decided to go on tour just a few months after the birth of their child ... because TMZ has learned, she plans to go with him, baby and all.
There are reports Kim felt like Kanye was abandoning her by scheduling a tour for his new album in October -- just three months after she's expected to give birth -- but sources close to the touring company tell us, that's not true ... because Kim and the baby are coming along for the ride.
Kim Kardashian showed off her pregnant and smushed little piggies in L.A. on Thursday -- while Julianne Moore's Oscar nominated toes tried to make a run for it at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday.
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.
Kanye West says he's a "terrible, terrible, terrible celebrity" ... who sees the paparazzi as a distraction from making "real" music ... and last night, he bitched about it for a solid 3-and-a-half minutes.
West was on stage during a performance in NYC when he went on one of his trademark rants -- this time, he put the paps in his crosshairs.
He complained about the attention ... he complained about people wanting to take his photo ... though he never specifically talked about his run-in with a parking sign last week.
West also said he refuses to mock his rocky relationship with the paps when he appears on "SNL" this weekend because "it's not a joke."
Kanye also never mentioned his baby mama Kim Kardashian during the rant -- interesting considering she's a pro at handling the paps and has masterfully used the snappers to turbocharge her career.
Kanye West is having a bad month -- his $750,000 car just crashed into Kim Kardashian's gate.
Kanye's Lamborghini Aventador was being delivered to Kim's L.A. house after getting serviced. We're told the driver pulled into the gate but didn't make it all the way in before the gate closed on both sides of the car.
Kim Kardashian is turning into a real bad ass ... she's telling friends she thinks Kanye West was spot on when he lunged and swore at a paparazzo in Bev Hills.
Kim -- who is always impervious to the gaggle of photogs who chronicle her every move -- thinks Kanye was justified when he bolted out of a restaurant and went all Incredible Hulk on an unsuspecting camera guy.
As you know ... Kanye had a close encounter with a metal sign as he walked to 9021PHO, slamming his forehead UFC style with a souvenir that will probably last for a week.
Kim is telling friends ... the paparazzi have become increasingly aggressive with both of them since she became pregnant. She's especially upset because on Monday a photog chased her down while she was driving and she had to swerve into another lane to avoid him and almost got into a bad accident.
Bottom line ... Kim is encouraging Kanye to take care of business when a photog crosses the line. The problem with her theory -- in the case of the sign, the photogs held their distance and Kanye just didn't look where he was going.
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