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Kim Kardashian

Nabs Huge Pianist

To Achieve Musical Dream

3/3/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_kim_kardashian_piano_tmz_compositeKim Kardashian hasn't tried to impress a pianist this much since ... well, ever ... because she's taking lessons from a classically trained musician -- and no, she's not only playing the black keys.

Kardashian family sources tell TMZ ... Kim recently reached out to classical pianist Oksana Kolesnikova after a recommendation from no less an authority than Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.

We're told Kim's been laser focused on her lessons with Oksana -- who, by the way, might be the hottest piano teacher in L.A. ... not that it matters.

You might think Kanye West is her musical inspiration -- but we're told Kim's interest in piano goes back to watching her father play when she was a child. She also played violin in grade school, and plans to pick that up again ... since Kourtney just gave her one for Christmas. 

Kim could make her debut in May -- Oksana tells us she's invited her to perform at a recital where her students show off their skills. We're told Kim has a special song planned to surprise her family.

Kim Kardashian tickling ivories ... imagine that.

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Khloe Kardashian

Saving Her Voice

To Talk Fashion?

3/2/2015 7:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kelly Osbourne is out and Khloe Kardashian is in at "Fashion Police" ... maybe ... depending on how you view this clip.

It didn't take long for rumors to start flying that Khloe -- who covered Oscars red carpet fashions for E! --might fill Kelly's shoes over at 'FP.' So, Sunday at LAX a photog asked her straight up about joining Kathy Griffin and Melissa River's team.

Watch ... Khloe's definitely playing it close to the vest, but y'know -- sometimes people say less when there's more on the line.

Kris Jenner & North West

Repping for Kanye ...

You Gotta Start 'Em Young

3/2/2015 6:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0302-kris-jenner-north-west-akmgsiKris Jenner welcomed her granddaughter into the family biz ... of shameless promotion -- and North West's game is strong.

Kris was walking through Heathrow Airport in London with Kim and Kanye West's toddler over the weekend ... and had her decked out in a Yeezus tour jacket. Not to be outdone ... Grandma Jenner was wearing a pair of the new Yeezus shoes.

Bonus points to 21-month-old North for that classic Kanye-esque sneer. 

She's about four, five seconds from ... making serious bank just like the rest of her family.

Bruce Jenner

Lesson Not Learned

Talking on Cell Phone While Driving

2/28/2015 3:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bruce Jenner On Phone DrivingBruce Jenner isn't helping his cause any ... as authorities mull over whether to prosecute him for vehicular manslaughter, he was tooling around L.A. Friday driving around and talking on his phone. 

Bruce finished a round of golf, jumped in his Porsche and took off. The later model Porsche's all have built-in bluetooth capabilities, but Bruce had phone to ear ... which is illegal.

Law enforcement has been telling us it's unlikely Jenner will be charged with vehicular manslaughter in the fatal car crash that occurred 3 weeks ago. One of the reasons he might skate -- he wasn't texting when he plowed into the Lexus. 

Not the greatest move.

Kardashians

E! Isn't Paying $100 Mil, But It's Close

2/27/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Reports the Kardashians have scored $100 million from E! for 4 more seasons are NOT true ... they're only getting a measly $80 mil ... TMZ has learned. 

NBCUniversal called the $100 mil story "grossly inaccurate." But our sources connected with the network say the word "grossly" may be grossly inaccurate, because we're told best case scenario they could earn in the $80 million range (with ratings bonuses) for 3 seasons with an option for a 4th.

We're also told the deal is all-encompassing and includes all of the work the family and individuals do for the network.

And get this ... Y chromosomes are personae non gratea for the new deal. We're told Scott Disick has his own deal outside the Kardashians and Rob will only get paid per episode if he ends up on the show at all. As for Bruce -- he'll only look like a double X -- but we're told his X and Y chromosomes are not part of the deal either. 

As for why NBCUniversal put out such an unusual statement ... our sources say they don't want it out there that the cash register drawer opened in a big way, although we're told the original report definitely had over-inflated numbers.

Kim Kardashian

Nothing Says 'Thank You'

Like My Ass in a Thong

2/26/2015 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0226_kim_kardashian_ass_instagramMajor props to Kim Kardashian's Instagram minions -- because without them ... you wouldn't be staring at her bare ass cheeks right now. 

Kim uploaded a shot of herself sporting a thong -- ass-side up, of course -- to her Instagram account to celebrate reaching 27 million followers. 

For what it's worth ... it appears to be a throwback pic, since Kim was in London Wednesday night (for the Brit Awards) -- we're doubting she packed swimwear.

There. Don't say she never did anything for you.  

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Khloe

It's Kardashian Ass Season Again

2/26/2015 6:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0225-khloe-kardashian-pants-x17With most of the country still suffering through a brutal winter, Khloe Kardashian ushered in Kardashian butt season Wednesday in Beverly Hills by sporting a pair of see-through yoga pants.

If the past is any indication, you can expect Kim, Kendall, Kourtney and even young Kylie to follow suit ... because one Kardashian butt is like a signal to all Kardashian butts to come out and play. 

Nature is a glorious thing. 

Bruce Jenner

Likely To Avoid Charges

Cops Say Driving 'HUA' [Head Up Ass]

2/25/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Bruce Jenner Prosecuted Car Accident
If you're a gambler, you should bet that Bruce Jenner will NOT be prosecuted for vehicular manslaughter, because his screw up was driving HUA ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Sources familiar with investigating the fatal crash on PCH earlier this month tell us ... conventional wisdom is 60/40 AGAINST criminal prosecution. One source says it's more like 70/30.  

As for why it's looking like Bruce will not be prosecuted, our law enforcement sources say there are a variety of factors:

-- He was not under the influence

-- He was not speeding

-- He was not texting 

As one source put it, "It's more a case of HUA" ... that's cop talk for driving while head up ass.  That we're told is the view shared by cops familiar with the investigation.

The underlying offense could be following too closely or driving at a speed that isn't prudent given driving conditions.

We're told the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. investigation is pretty much complete, and after the reports are written it will be submitted to the L.A. County D.A. for review. Our sources say the Sheriff's Dept. in all probability will not make a recommendation on prosecution.

Blac Chyna's Mom

I Don't Care About Kylie ...

I Want Tyga Back with My Daughter!

2/25/2015 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tyga Blac Chyna MomTyga's dalliance with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner don't mean a thing to the mother of Blac Chyna ... who tells TMZ she desperately wants her grandson's parents back together.

Shalana Hunter reunited with Tyga backstage at his concert last weekend in D.C. -- so the two clearly still have a relationship. She says she has "no feeling" about Tyga's relationship with Kyliebut she wants Tyga and Blac Chyna to work things out ... blaming the initial breakup on the follies of youth. 

Hunter says she still thinks of Tyga like a son-in-law and has no ill will ... adding Tyga treats her with nothing but respect.

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Bruce Jenner

Speed at Impact ... 38 MPH

2/24/2015 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0224_bruce_jenner_crash_splashBruce Jenner was traveling at 38 miles an hour when he struck the Lexus on Pacific Coast Highway earlier this month ... according to data retrieved from his SUV.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the Sensing Diagnostic Module (data recorder) shows Bruce was traveling between 46 and 47 MPH when he slammed on his brakes. Our sources say impact occurred almost immediately after braking.

That would mean Bruce must not have seen the cars backed up at the light until the very last second, which could explain why he was casually holding a cigarette as the cars collided.

TMZ broke the story ... an MTA bus captured the entire crash, showing Bruce's SUV hitting the Lexus, which went into oncoming traffic and struck a Hummer, killing the Lexus driver. Bruce then hit the Prius that was in front of the Lexus.

We're told the entire accident occurred in less than 3 seconds. 

Kylie Jenner

Hysterical Girls Cry

SHE'S OUR ROLE MODEL!!!

2/24/2015 1:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022415_kylie_jenner_launchKylie Jenner vs. Malala Yousafzai ... who do teenage girls pick as their role model? It's no contest.

17-year-old Kylie did what she does best ... frittering away her day with a 3-hour nail salon appointment Monday in Bev Hills.  

Three girls waited with bated breath outside to catch a glimpse, and when Kylie surfaced they went insane.

You MUST listen to why Kylie is their role model.

Pray for America. 

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Kanye West

I Ain't Saying Kim's a Gold Digger ...

But the Black Thing Is Real

2/24/2015 8:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

022415_kanye_west_launch_v2Kanye West roasted his wife Kim Kardashian for her legendary love of the black man ... and brought the house down at the BET Honors.

Kanye was accepting the Visionary Award at the ceremony -- which was pre-taped, but aired Monday night -- and talked about how guys in Chicago barbershops talk about black men in entertainment hooking up with white women ... and white women nabbing rich black guys.  

You gotta watch for the punch line because he absolutely nails Kim ... and then concludes, "It ain't got nothing to do with the money." 

Ye also recalls a story Kim told him ... about her dad, Robert Kardashian, losing it when someone spray painted "ni**er lover" on his car -- and how he used it to teach Kim a lesson about racism.

Check it out ... it's Kanye at his funniest and most poignant. 

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Kylie Jenner

See Ya Mom

I Just Bought a $2.7 Mil House!

2/24/2015 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner Buys Home

Kylie Jenner is 17. She's buying a $2.7 million house. FML, right?

Sources tell TMZ, Kylie has inked a deal to buy this 4,900 square foot house in The Oaks, an exclusive gated community in Calabasas.

The house -- which is a block from Kourtney and Khloe -- has a sick home theater, a pool, 5 bedrooms, an awesome kitchen, and on and on.

Kylie has made a lot of money on KUWTK. To give you an idea, we're told Scott Disick banks $4 million a season, so she's got the cash. We're told Kris Jenner is "helping her" with the purchase, but we're told it's Kylie loot.

It's a little weird that a girl who is about to turn 18 and is big on the party scene is settling for a suburban, family neighborhood, 24 miles from the action of Hollywood. Justin Bieber tried it and it didn't work out too well.

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