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Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Thanks, Kardashians!!! For Pimping Us Out

6/15/2018 7:49 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian and the rest of the fam might have added a few million bucks to Spanx's revenue, and its billionaire founder, Sara Blakely, couldn't be more grateful.

We got Sara at LAX and our guy wanted to know just how much value the Kardashians have pumped into the brand. The sisters are NOT shy about letting it be known they rock Spanx every chance they get. Kim even blogged about doubling up on the footless tights.

Sara's totally aware of the Kardashians' shout-outs, and we ask her if the "all publicity is good publicity" theory applies ... even when haters shame celebs for wearing Spanx. You might be surprised with her answer.

Also ... Sara puts to rest the debate about whether it's kosher for men to ask if women are wearing Spanx.

Blac Chyna to Kylie Jenner Stop Dragging Your Feet In My Lawsuit!!

6/14/2018 12:36 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Blac Chyna's accusing Kylie Jenner of playing a mean game of hide-and-seek ... claiming it's putting a damper on her lawsuit.

Chyna filed legal docs claiming a member of the Kardashian Klan in particular has continually refused to sit down for a deposition in BC's case against the family. You'll recall BC went after the Kardashians claiming they were in cahoots with E! to torpedo her "Rob & Chyna" show.

In docs, obtained by TMZ, Chyna says Kylie's team has failed to make her available ... making it nearly impossible to properly prepare for trial, which is currently slated for October 17. What's more ... Chyna says Kylie's team has not produced a single document they've requested to prep for the case.

BC's team says they will ask the judge to force Kylie to get to steppin' if she doesn't start cooperating.

Kim Kardashian I First Called Ivanka Trump To Free Alice Marie Johnson

6/14/2018 7:56 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian says the first person she called to start the process of freeing Alice Johnson was none other than Ivanka Trump ... who apparently got things in motion.

Kim and Alice sat down with "TODAY" host Hoda Kotb and explained how Alice came to be released from prison last week while serving a life sentence. Kim says she called Ivanka, who was completely sympathetic to Alice's situation. The rest is history.

A few other interesting tidbits from the interview -- Alice says she had no idea who Kim was before getting a ton of help from her. Also ... Kim says she cracked a joke about Khloe to President Trump to break the ice during the Oval Office meeting

One last thing ... Kim says the Prez himself had immediate compassion toward Alice, and felt granting her clemency was the right thing to do. Well ... that much is obvious.

Kim Kardashian West Meeting With Alice Marie Johnson Today in Memphis

6/13/2018 8:09 AM PDT
Exclusive Details

12:18 PM PT -- Kim was just greeted at a residence in Memphis by Alice, who gave her a giant hug.

Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson are only hours away from meeting face-to-face for the very first time after months of letters and phone calls.

Sources tell us Kim and her attorney, Shawn Holley, are currently on a private plane from L.A. to Memphis. We're told Kim will meet with Alice and her family at what's sure to be an emotional gathering to talk about Kim and Shawn's efforts that eventually got Alice out of prison. 

As we reported -- Kim and her legal team have been in talks for months with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump about Alice's situation. She traveled to the White House last month to meet with President Trump to talk prison reform and Alice's case, and a week later 45 commuted her sentence.

TMZ broke the story, Johnson -- who was sentenced in the '90s to life without parole for her involvement in a drug ring -- wrote Kardashian a heartfelt thank-you letter after learning she was working to set her free late last year. 

We spoke with Alice last week, just a day after her release, who told us she's more than prepared to help Kim with cases just like hers in the future.

Let the planning begin.

Lil Boosie Kim K. Is Great for Prison Reform ... I'm Down to Help Too!!!

6/13/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Lil Boosie says he's got no problem with Kim Kardashian meeting President Trump to discuss prison reform, and as an ex-inmate himself ... he's sure other prisoners would back her efforts too.

We got Boosie Tuesday at Atlanta's Lenox Square Mall and he joked about why Kim's the perfect spokesperson for unjustly convicted inmates -- something about many of them enjoying her body of work. 

On a serious note, he applauded her impassioned efforts to get Alice Marie Johnson's sentence commuted, and it seems she's inspired him. Boosie, who's admittedly not a Trump fan, told us he'd even be down to do his part -- with one caveat.

Boosie and Trump? Imagine that Oval Office photo op!   

Kanye West House Party with Kim, Cudi and Pusha For His 41st Birthday

6/10/2018 8:31 AM PDT

Kanye West's birthday celebration, at his and Kim Kardashian's mansion, was a lot like a Kanye album -- it featured tons of superstar guest rappers ... and heavy doses of 'Ye himself.

Kanye's birthday was Friday, but the turn up went down Saturday night in his Hidden Hills palace .. where he kicked it with Pusha T and Kid Cudi, whose album with Kanye, "Kids See Ghosts" just dropped.

Of course, there were plenty of family members there, too -- Kim, Kendall Jenner and Kourtney.

The birthday cake was a re-creation of the Wyoming mountains on 'Ye's latest solo album cover.

Best of all, his guests had a choice ... of cookies with the many faces of Kanye. Just the happy ones, though. It's his birthday, after all.

Alice Marie Johnson I'll Team Up with Kim Kardashian To Help People Like Me

6/8/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alice Marie Johnson was so inspired by Kim Kardashian West's efforts to spring her from a life prison sentence that she wants to help Kim do the same for others.

We spoke with the 63-year-old great grandmother, and she told us Kim was truly the difference maker in President Trump's decision to commute her sentence.

Not only did Alice offer love and praise for KKW -- even calling her an official member of the Johnson family -- Alice says she's down to help Kim in her fight for prison reform and to free anyone given unfair sentences.

As we reported ... Kim's been on a mission for Alice for months, working and communicating with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump even before the White House meeting. As we first reported, Alice even sent a heartfelt thank-you note to Kim last year ... long before her freedom was a done deal.

We also asked Alice what she's most looking forward to outside of life behind bars ... let's just say it's nothing money can buy.

Khloe Kardashian Got VIP Treatment at Cavs Game ... To Support Tristan

6/7/2018 8:48 AM PDT
Breaking News

Tristan Thompson's Cavs ain't doin' so hot, going down 0-3 to the Warriors Wednesday night ... but his family?? That seems to be doing WAYYY better.

Khloe Kardashian continued to show her support for her baby's daddy by showing up to Game 3 despite TT being a bum off the court ... and kinda one on it too.

Remember, Khloe wasn't so sure about sticking by Tristan after the cheating scandal rocked her right as their baby was being born ... but, so far, she's been ride or die with him -- sportin' the CLE shirt and getting backstage access Wednesday night.

Now ... if Thompson could just figure out his on-the-court game ...

Kim Kardashian West Finally Meeting Alice Face-to-Face

6/7/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West will come face-to-face with the woman she helped to free from prison ... TMZ has learned.

Alice Marie Johnson had her life sentence commuted on Wednesday by President Trump after spending 22 years behind bars. Kim championed Alice's release with the help of her attorney, Shawn Holley ... communicating for months with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.

Sources close to the situation tell us Kim and her team are working to arrange a meeting with Alice that could happen as early as this week.

Our sources say Kim will most likely travel to Alice -- not vice versa -- as the great-grandmother adjusts to life outside of prison. Moments after she got out, Alice told reporters she was thankful and felt as if her life was starting over again.

As we reported, Kim visited the White House last week for a meeting with 45 about Alice's situation and prison reform in general.

Kim says Alice is just the first of many unfairly sentenced people she hopes to help regain freedom.

D.L. Hughley Trump's Using Alice Johnson!!! No Real Prison Reform

6/7/2018 7:27 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

D.L. Hughley isn't giving President Trump an ounce of credit for letting Alice Johnson out of prison, 'cause he says it amounts to nothing more than sleight of hand.

We got the comedian leaving Mastro's in Bev Hills Wednesday night, and he says Trump commuting Johnson's sentence is essentially a Three-card Monte game ... all trick, no real results.

D.L. thinks Alice and her champion, Kim Kardashian, were simply a good photo op -- while Trump's still making other moves that fly in the face of real prison reform. 

He might have a point about the big picture, but for her part ... Alice has expressed nothing but gratitude to Kim and Prez Trump since her release yesterday.

As we first reported, Alice will meet Kim face-to-face soon.

Alice Marie Johnson Her Emotional Family Reunion Right After Prison Release

6/6/2018 4:33 PM PDT
Breaking News

Alice Marie Johnson wasted NO time catching up with her loved ones, moments after she was released from prison ... courtesy of President Trump and Kim Kardashian West.

Alice was driven a short distance away from Alabama's Aliceville Correctional Facility, and bolted into the arms of loved ones waiting for her on the roadside.

As we reported ... the 63-year-old great-grandmother's case became national news after Kim tweeted about it. She was sentenced to life in prison for first time offenses of money laundering and drug conspiracy. 

Kim K made it her mission to set Alice free, and finally got to discuss it with POTUS last week. Kim got to break the good news to Alice ahead of Trump granting her clemency -- and Alice shared her gratitude with reporters.

Kim Kardashian West Mission Accomplished Alice Johnson Freed

6/6/2018 9:23 AM PDT
Breaking News

11:27 AM PT -- Kim just revealed she was the one who shared the good news with Alice, saying, "The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories. Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget."

Her attorney, Shawn Holley, added, "I just got off the most wonderful, emotional and amazing phone call with Alice, Kim and Alice's lawyers ... It was a moment I will never forget."

10:24 AM PT-- KKW just released a statement, saying, "I’m so grateful to President Trump, Jared Kushner and to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson. Her commutation and forthcoming release is inspirational and gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance."

She continues, "I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition."

Kim Kardashian West's fight to free imprisoned grandmother Alice Marie Johnson is over -- President Trump has granted her clemency ... TMZ has learned.

Our sources tell us the Prez signed off on Wednesday, and Alice will soon be released from the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama. We're told she's heading straight home to be with her family.

As we reported ... KKW met with Trump last week at the White House to talk prison reform and about Alice's case. She and her attorney, Shawn Holley, were working with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for several months on Johnson's case.

Kanye's recent public support of Trump probably had some influence on 45's decision, as well.

The 63-year-old grandma's case became national news last year when Kim tweeted about it -- she was sentenced to life in prison without parole in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges ... her first offenses.

Many expected Johnson to be released in December 2016 when Obama granted clemency to many similar nonviolent offenders ... but Alice was passed up. Not long after, Kim K started pushing hard to make it happen ... and Alice wrote her a heartfelt thank-you note.

Ben Simmons Hits Dinner without Kendall ... After Kissing Pic

6/6/2018 6:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ben Simmons was flying solo in Hollywood on Tuesday ... with no Kendall Jenner in sight after she was spotted making out with another dude in NYC. 

Ben and Kendall had been pretty inseparable lately ... with dinners and bike rides all around town. 

But, after Kendall sucked face with 18-year-old Anwar Hadid -- Gigi and Bella's little bro -- seems the Philadelphia 76ers superstar is ready to move on. 

Ben hit up Catch in West Hollywood -- one of the hottest restaurants in town and a paparazzi hornet's nest ... where stars often go to be seen. 

Seems he wanted to make a statement without having to say anything. 

Meanwhile, there are now reports Ben's ex-girlfriend, Tinashe, is moving on too -- allegedly hanging out with Kendall Jenner's ex-BF, Blake Griffin

Gotta love Hollywood, right?

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