Kanye West is NOT a reluctant member of reality television ... quite the opposite, he was actively involved in reality TV even before he hooked up with Kim Kardashian.
TMZ got hold of a failed pilot from 2010 -- starring Kanye's travel agent Brett Grolsch ... the self-proclaimed travel agent to the stars. The pilot is awful, but there's a big scene with none other than Kanye, schooling the agent on his choice of European flights to the U.S.
And speaking of flying ... Kanye has some revealing things to say on why he hates airports ... the place that has repeatedly gotten him in serious legal trouble.
Watch the video. Kanye is right at home on reality TV.
Attends Wedding For Kim's Ex ...
Feel the Burn!
7/13/2014 7:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Brody Jenner may have been too busy to attend his step-sister's wedding last month, but he cleared the decks to attend her ex-boyfriend's nuptials.
Reggie Bush tied the knot in grand style -- though still short of Versailles -- at the Grand Del Mar in San Diego ... rated the #1 hotel in America by TripAdvisor.
Brody took a plus one ... GF Kaitlynn Carter.
So, we gotta ask ...
Convict Who Claims Affair ...
He's a Scumbag, Lawyer Says
7/9/2014 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian did NOT bang a convict while she was engaged to Kris Humphries ... and the con is nothing but a swindler and liar ... so says Kim's lawyer in a scathing letter.
Andrey Hicks sent a website an email he claimed was written by Kim herself, admitting the two had an affair in Monaco shortly before her wedding to Kris ... and it was "a mistake."
Now Kim's lawyer, Marty Singer, has sent Andrey -- better known as inmate #21236-055 -- a letter ripping into him, calling him "a swindling convict and a liar," adding Andrey has even called himself "a greedy capitalist who went to jail for a greedy scheme."
In fact ... Andrey is a greedy capitalist who went to PRISON for a greedy, hedge fund scheme.
As for the email, Singer says the email is fake ... and Kim never ever sent it.
Here's the best part. Singer calls Andrey out for claiming he got a Ph.D in mathematics from Harvard, saying, "...you dropped out of Harvard after three semesters and earned a D- in the only math course you took at Harvard."
Singer ends by challenging Andrey to take a polygraph.
Dentist Tries to Make Killing
Off Her Mouth!
7/9/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is so famous ... a dentist is trying to sell a judgment he got against the reality star for nearly FOUR TIMES what it's worth ... because she's just that famous.
The backstory is great. Kim went to Dr. Craig Gordon back in 2001 to switch out her silver fillings for more attractive porcelain fillings. According to a 2002 lawsuit ... Kim stiffed the dentist ... but she was a no show in court and he got a default judgment for $1,605.73.
Dr. Gordon tried in vain to collect ... even going as far as trying to prevent her from divorcing Kris Humphries until she paid the judgment ... but that didn't work.
So now Dr. Gordon is trying to sell his judgment to the highest bidder ... someone who either likes or hates Kim so much, they'll spend time and money to get a check from KK herself.
Now here's the best part. Since interest has accumulated, the judgement has swelled to $3,486.85. The good doctor believes he can sell it for $13,000 ... he says because of its "collectible value."
Now that's what you call a judgment with teeth.
Drinking Was a Problem
But I've Changed
7/9/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The relationship problems between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian are more about alcohol than partying ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
As you know Kourtney threw Scott out of their house recently because she was fed up with the way he parties. Now we know the way ... and it involves booze.
We're told Kourtney was upset because when Scott went out he got wasted, and when he came home it wasn't pretty. It's not that he did it every night, but when he did she went ballistic.
Here's the good news. Kourtney has no problem with Scott going to clubs. In fact ... he makes a lot of money doing appearances, and it's good for the Kardashian business.
For Scott's part ... he's promised Kourtney he'd stay away from the bottle when he went clubbing, and so far so good.
Disick took home a nice paycheck -- around 50k -- for his gig Saturday night at Harrah's Pool After Dark. Our spies say he didn't have a single drink all night but did smoke a bunch of cigarettes.
And he wore some cool shoes.
As we previously reported, Scott and Kourtney have been working on their marital problems with the pastor who married Kim and Kanye. Our sources say Pastor Wilkerson has been a good influence on Scott and he's cut back on the drinking big time.
We're told with baby #3 on the way, Scott is ready to settle down and be a good dad.
No offense, Mason and Penelope.
Kim and Kanye
Ellen's Got Nothing on Us
We're Flipping Houses Too!
7/8/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West don't see bedrooms and bathrooms in their new mansion ... they see dollar signs ... and that's why they're going to sell it and officially enter the house-flipping market.
Kim and Kanye bought an $11 million mansion in Bel Air last year and did a major redo. Their plan going in was to live in it, but sources connected with the couple tell us ... they've been told they could make millions if they sell it so, like Ellen, they're saying 'Why not?"
But this won't just be a one off. We're told Kim and Kanye enjoyed the renovation process so much they've decided to make it a side business. Their plan is to renovate several houses/estates a year.
As for why they think they have what it takes ... actually, their angle is that they know the best people in various fields of home renovation -- architects, landscapers, interior designers, etc.
As for their living situation ... we're told Kim and Kanye are happy living with Kris Jenner for now. Plenty of space, and a built-in babysitter.
Kourtney & Scott
From Kim's Pastor
7/8/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are hanging out with the pastor who officiated over Kim and Kanye's wedding, so it's not a big leap to assume Kourtney and Scott are following suit ... but that leap would leave you hanging.
Sources closely connected to the family tell us ... Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. is actually counseling Kourtney and Scott over their relationship problems.
The handsome pastor was out with the couple Monday night in the Meatpacking District in NYC ... everyone was mum, but we're told Scott's partying has become a serious issue in the relationship and that's why Wilkerson is now a visible presence.
Things have reached a critical mass ... Kourtney is pregnant with baby #3 and she's thrown Scott out of their house recently because she's fed up with him choosing clubbing over family.
30th B-day Party INFILTRATED ...
By Ex-WWE Tag Team
7/5/2014 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Yo, yo yo yo ... pop a 40 and check your rollies -- 'cause former WWE tag team Crime Time got up close and personal in Vegas with Khloe Kardashian for her 30th birthday.
JTG and Shad Gaspard were in Sin City for UFC 175 and hit up Tao after the weigh-ins ... where K.K. happened to be partying with French Montana and Miguel.
There was also an Elvis impersonator and a giant 4th of July themed cake.
If you were in the V.I.P. section ... check your pockets.
Scott & Kourtney
WE'RE A FAMILY AGAIN
7/2/2014 8:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The family that slides together, stays together -- at least, that's what Scott Disick is hoping for after a rough patch with Kourtney ... because yesterday, the guy put in some serious bonding time at a street fair.
The Lord, Kourt and son Mason appeared to be one big, happy family as they hit ride after ride at a carnival in the Hamptons ... including one of those huge slides and a teacup-thingy.
It's a big deal for Scott -- who got left in the cold by Kourtney last month when he was kicked out of their Hamptons home for partying too much. She then left him behind for North West's first birthday party, which Scott responded to by partying in the Hamptons.
There were questions about Scott and Kourt's relationship -- but Scott responded over the weekend by posting a pic of the couple holding hands on Instagram with the word "Love" sprawled across the image.
So ... all is well??
My Ass, her Boobs
6/28/2014 7:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Khloe and Kim Kardashian were in a horse race Friday night ... each clearly trying to take the evening with assets that are undeniably spectacular.
Khloe and French Montana got nice and cuddly sailing on the Utopia III in NYC on the Hudson River ... to celebrate K.K.'s 30th birthday ... and her incredible ass clearly made some partiers go full mast.
And then there's Kim ... whose boobs could save perhaps a dozen lives in a nautical emergency.
Oh yeah ...Kris, Kylie and Kendall Jenner were there too.
Now that's a party we could get behind.
Drops a Load on Khloe
For 30th Birthday
6/27/2014 1:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
French Montana has only been with Khloe Kardashian for a few months ... and he dropped nearly $100,000 on her birthday presents.
French got Khloe a Jeep Wrangler Sahara, which we're told cost around $50K.
But wait. There's more. He also gave her a $25,000,18k gold ring with natural green Colombian emeralds and natural yellow canary diamonds from Rafaello & Co.
And still more. French gifted her 2 grills (one with diamonds and one without) at a cost of $10K. Khloe wore one to her birthday bash.
Love ... it don't come cheap.
Deep into Sizzurp and Weed
Family Pushing for Rehab
6/26/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Rob Kardashian's family wants Rob to get help for what they say is a very bad drug problem ... sources directly connected with the family tell TMZ.
Our sources say the family is well aware of what has been going on with Rob, depicted by these photos during a drug-fueled party a few days ago.
You can see Rob holding a double cup ... the container of choice for Sizzurp. The cup on the table actually has the words, "Codeine Boys" emblazoned on it. He's also seen smoking weed.
We're told the Kardashians have been calling rehab facilities, but Rob refuses to go. They feel desperate because they don't know what to do and hope pictures like these may change Rob's mind.
The Kardashians have stepped up before ... attempting an intervention for Lamar Odom's drug problem.
See, I'm a Good Mom
Who Flies with My Baby [VIDEO]
6/25/2014 4:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian is a master at spin ... showing the world she protects her kid in airports and on airplanes.
Kim showed up to LAX last night with North West, and displayed her baby in grandiose fashion, asking photogs for space because the kid was taking a snooze.
We're guessing it's not coincidental ... just last week North West flew coast-to-coast without Kim ... who took an earlier flight home. North was in the care of an entourage of hired help, but people criticized mommy for not taking the same plane.
Check out the video ... it's klassic Kardashian.