Annie Leibovitz has decided to address Kanye West's attack on her ... problem is, she wussed out.
You'll recall Kanye trashed Annie for bailing on shooting their wedding right before the vows. Kanye said she was just "afraid of celebrity." A weird comment, since Annie has become world famous for shooting celebs.
So ... Annie's just sent us a long, rambling statement which also contains comments from Kanye -- and it never directly addresses the "afraid of celebrity" comment.
The rep says Kanye was frustrated he couldn't "collaborate with Annie" but he's not blaming her for bailing .... even though his comment sure sounds like blame.
The rep says, "Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed." Annie's rep adds, "she would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn't happen."
And get this ... the statement says Annie is responsible for shooting Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover, but she's "not known to shoot weddings." It sounds like she wasn't really into doing it in the first place."
And get this BJ ... Kanye says, "The most-liked Instagram photo of all time, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Oh, I'm sorry for dreaming out loud. Again."
Scott & Kourtney
Guess Who's Back?
6/18/2014 2:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Days after being kicked to the curb by Kourtney Kardashian, serial partier Scott Disick returned to the scene ... hitting up a beach in the Hamptons with Kourt and their 2 kids.
As TMZ first reported, Kourtney tossed Scott out of their rented Hamptons home over the weekend ... once again fed up with his constant partying.
Of course, we're told reality cameras were rolling throughout that incident -- so, it's a safe bet they were somewhere near the beach too.
Sooo ... you've just seen an episode of "Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons."
In 'Lifestyles' Audition
6/18/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Disick was only slightly better than Kendall Jenner when it came to reading a teleprompter ... for his big audition to host the new "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous."
TMZ got hold of the audition tape -- shot last year -- for the panned Style Network show. It's painful to watch his deer-in-the-headlights read. At one point his pitch gets so high you can almost hear the fine china break in the dining room hutch.
Suffice it to say ... Scott didn't get the gig. It went to Nick Cannon. Problem is ... the Style Network went under ... and the show mercifully never saw the light of air.
J.Lo & Kim K.
Two OTHER Ways
To Judge & Objectify Them
6/18/2014 12:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Over Wedding Photo
6/17/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically RUINED his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian ... because they had to spend days fixing the now-famous floral wall wedding pic.
Annie was supposed to shoot the pic but she pulled out entirely the day before the wedding. Kanye says she claimed she was "afraid of celebrity" -- a weird statement because Annie's brand is all about celebrity.
Nonetheless ... the pic was taken but not perfected, and Kanye says he and Kim spent 4 days -- yes, 4 DAYS -- screwing with the pic because the flowers were "off color."
Kanye -- speaking at a conference in Cannes -- says the extra work pissed off Kim during their honeymoon, saying ... "She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much."
The photo ended up being the most popular pic ever on Instagram -- almost 2 million likes and 35,000 comments.
Kim K. vs. J.Lo
Let's Debate the Front
for a Change ... Shall We?
6/17/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With their equally legendary backsides already enshrined in the Hall of Fame, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez each wore outfits on Monday that showed off their commonly overshadowed cleavage.
First we have Kim (left) in New York City after having dinner with her sister Kourtney, and then J.Lo (right) appearing on 'The Tonight Show.'
The question is ...
Throws Scott to the Curb
6/17/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Disick had a rough Father's Day weekend ... Kourtney Kardashian threw him out of their Hamptons summer rental ... TMZ has learned.
Our Kardashian sources say Kourtney was pissed off at Scott for constantly leaving his family to party. They got into a nuclear argument at the beginning of the weekend which ended when she ordered him to leave the house.
We're told the conflict is ongoing -- Scott likes to party and Kourtney likes to stay home with their kids. Kourtney is especially upset because when Scott drinks and parties it often ends badly ... with Scott arguing and fighting with others.
Kourtney instagrammed Scott on Father's Day, saying, "Thanks for being a loving daddy more than anything else." It's unclear if she's being sarcastic.
It's unclear if Kourtney has let Scott back in yet ... but one source says this happens a lot, "Same old s**t. They fight, get back together, he parties, she doesn't like it."
BTW ... some of the fight was caught on tape for their reality show. Big shock, huh?
Gets 'Me Time' for Father's Day
Famous Kids Too Busy
6/15/2014 2:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner got the gift of peace and quiet for Father's Day -- whether he wanted it or not -- because his celeb spawn are busy making money.
Bruce was flying solo when he hit up Starbucks in Malibu Sunday morning looking bored -- or maybe just well rested.
Instead of doing brunch with dad ... Kendall and Kylie Jenner are in Toronto to host the Much Music Awards tonight.
And Brody Jenner is hosting a pool party in Atlantic City.
Don't feel too bad for Bruce ... Kendall posted a pic this week saying the family celebrated Father's Day early with a few rounds of golf -- and don't forget, he has 3 other biological kids AND the K sisters to bug hang with today.
Screw Kanye's Bonnaroo Gig
Check Out My Boobs!
6/14/2014 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye returned to the annual festival last night with his new bride in tow -- and Mrs. West's rack was proudly on display while 80k people watched Yeezus perform.
According to reports ... Kanye stuck to his normal schtick during the gig -- ranting about how he wants to become a timeless icon like Walt Disney and Shakespeare.
With boobs like that, Kim might beat him to it.
'I Don't Like Kanye West!'
6/10/2014 9:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner's Instagram page was hacked this morning ... with fake messages blasting Kanye West and French Montana.
The posts surfaced around 7:30 AM PT ... the first one reading in part, "I don't like Kanye west! I just pretend I do so my daughters can make a profit."
The fake post also ripped on French Montana, who's dating Khloe, saying, "He's not even black. If I liked blacks so much I'd date one!"
The posts were quickly deleted.
Kim & Kanye
Topless Kim Wedding Painting
Wasn't Our Idea
6/6/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's egos DO know a limit, after all -- TMZ has learned they are disavowing any knowledge of a partially nude painting of Kim ... allegedly commissioned for their wedding.
A report from across the pond this week said Kanye had contacted a street artist named Bambi to do a thong-baring painting of Kim entitled "Perfect Bitch" -- which, by the way, looks nothing like her in the face. Bambi nailed the ass though.
But sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... neither of them know ANYTHING about this -- no painting was ever ordered, nor does Kim want one. This should sound familiar ... another artist, Monica Warhol, claimed the same thing last year.
We spoke to Bambi's manager, who's standing by Bambi's story and claims Kim's people should be receiving the artwork any day now.
Look for it in a garbage bin outside their home.
Just One of the Guys
6/2/2014 9:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Bruce Jenner was the awkward old guy at the club this weekend ... bro'ing out with son Brody as he DJ'ed a gig in Hollywood.
Brody was working an event on Sunday in Los Angeles at XIV's Summer Sessions for Frankie Delgado's birthday. The theme was "Mexican fiesta" where the crowd was encouraged to wear neon and very little else.
Jenner -- who is separated from Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner -- can be seen in the video holding a beer ... with just the slightest head bob going on.
Get some, Bruce.
Mrs. West Returns
6/2/2014 5:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
With husband Kanye West nowhere in sight, Kim Kardashian returned to the U.S. Sunday following the couple's multi-country wedding/honeymoon extravaganza.
KK signed a few autographs as she made her way through LAX ... accompanied by a gaggle of paps ... who hit KK with a slew of Rob Kardashian early exit wedding questions.
The Kimye wedding/honeymoon international tour stretched across Paris, Florence, Ireland and even Prague.
The honeymoon is over ... now the real work begins.