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Kendall Jenner Vogue 'Afro' Shoot Sparks Backlash ... Mag Apologizes

10/23/2018 7:20 AM PDT

Kendall Jenner is once again in the crosshairs of controversy after Vogue featured her in a new photo shoot where she's rockin' an afro ... and the fashion mag blinked.

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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018

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The supermodel appears in a new Vogue story that's running in November where she's wearing a variety of Brock Collection dresses ... and sporting a 'fro-style 'do. Her hair was frizzy and teased-out (nothing like her usual style) ... and some people got pissed, claiming cultural appropriation and questioning why Vogue didn't use a black model.

People flooded the comment section of Vogue's Instagram post showing off Kendall's puffed-out hairstyle, and openly speculated about the connotations and intentions behind booking a white girl for the gig ... with some calling the move racist and demeaning to black women.

Vogue now says Kendall's hair was simply reflecting the "Edwardian/Gibson Girl" style they were going for with the Brock Collection. FWIW ... a quick google search shows that women of that era did, in fact, have similar hairstyles.

Either way, Vogue eventually apologized, explaining it did not mean to offend anyone. 

Kylie Jenner Sued You Stole 'Born to Sparkle'

10/22/2018 8:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kylie Jenner is being sued for straight-up jacking another cosmetic line.

A company named Sheree Cosmetics is suing Kylie and her company, Kylie Cosmetics, for allegedly stealing its "Born to Sparkle" makeup line. In docs, obtained by TMZ, Sheree claims it has its own "Born to Sparkle" collection but Kylie started making her own "Born to Sparkle" eyeshadow with similar colors and packaging.

Kylie's birthday collection features lip gloss, lipstick, lip liner and glitter eyes, and it launched on August 6. The "Born to Sparkle" eyeshadow was part of that line. Sheree Cosmetics says it filed for a trademark on August 30, 2018 ... so this might be a tough one to prove.

Sheree is suing for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Kylie, so far no word back.

Kendall Jenner Gets New Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

10/19/2018 11:40 AM PDT
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11:40 AM PT -- According to Kendall's declaration -- obtained by TMZ -- she was home Tuesday when Ford rang her doorbell at 6:30 AM. Kendall states, "The fact that he has continued to come to my home -- despite all of my efforts to get him to stop -- scares me." Jenner claims Ford has showed up at her home 4 times in the last 3 months.

Kendall says because of Ford's "repeated stalking," she's suffering from emotional distress.

Ford's been ordered by the judge to stay 100 yards away from Kendall and her home.

Kendall Jenner isn't taking any chances on her latest obsessed fan after he made his way onto her property -- 3 times already -- 'cause she just got a restraining order against him.

Kendall filed for and got a temporary restraining order Friday against 37-year-old Canadian citizen John Ford, who was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this week.

We broke the story ... Ford was arrested Tuesday after Kendall's security team found him sitting on her front porch after he'd apparently scaled the unsecured mountainside leading up to her home. They called the cops and nabbed him before he could escape.

This is Ford's third incident of trespassing at Kendall's place. He was arrested last month for the same thing, and a criminal protective order was put in place to keep him the hell away from Kendall's gated community. He ignored that and came back twice more this month -- once ending up by her pool and another time ending up on her porch.

Now, Kendall's upped the ante by getting a civil restraining order to keep Ford away from Kendall's gated community.   

Ford is being held on $56,000 bail. 

Originally Published -- 10/19/2018 11:15 AM PDT

Kendall Jenner Cops Say Alleged Stalker Can't Be Confined for Long

10/19/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker is making his way through the criminal justice system, but the problem is ... even if he gets the book thrown at him, he could be out within days.

Law enforcement sources tell us, it doesn't really matter 37-year-old John Ford has repeatedly trespassed on Kendall's property in her gated community ... he's only charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and the max he can get is 6 months in jail -- but, because of overcrowding, L.A. County Jail is a revolving door, and he'd almost certainly get out within days.

Ford, a Canadian citizen, would not be deported, because he's not charged with a violent felony.

TMZ broke the story ... Ford has repeatedly scaled the mountainside of Kendall's gated community ... once ended up by her pool and another time on her porch before he was nabbed by cops. He was placed on a psychiatric hold but released in 36 hours, because a psychiatrist found him mentally stable.

Ford was re-arrested Thursday for criminal trespass and held on $30k bail. He'll be arraigned soon, but a judge could release him on his own recognizance pending trial.

The best Kendall can do ... a civil restraining order, which she's getting. If Ford violates that order, he can be arrested. Again, the problem, the justice system becomes a revolving door. Realistically the most effective step she can take is to hire private security.  

Kendall Jenner Alleged Stalker Released, then Re-Arrested

10/18/2018 3:07 PM PDT
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Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker has already been released but then re-arrested Thursday ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, John Ford -- the man who repeatedly scaled the mountainside at Kendall Jenner's exclusive gated community and ended up on her property -- was released Wednesday, and the circumstances are interesting.  

As we reported, Ford was arrested Tuesday after he was found sitting on Jenner's porch and was immediately placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold. We're told because Ford, a Canadian citizen, had no insurance, he was taken to L.A. County Hospital where he was evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Ford could have been held for up to 72 hours, but we've learned the psychiatrist determined he was mentally stable so he was released Wednesday.

Our sources say the LAPD swooped in Thursday morning, re-arrested Ford, booked him for criminal trespass and violating a restraining order and he was taken to jail. We're told bail was set at $30,000.

We're told when Ford was re-arrested, he was NOT at Kendall's gated community. 

Our sources say prosecutors will soon arraign Ford and a judge could actually release him on his own recognizance pending trial. 

As we reported, Jenner's lawyer is getting a civil restraining order so if he violates that by coming near her gated community ... he could be arrested, if he's caught.   

Kendall Jenner Stalker Ends Up by Her Pool ... Ain't No Mountain High Enough

10/18/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

6:30 AM PT -- We're now told security in the gated community has been significantly beefed up. There is security now on the mountainside and fences have been and are being installed. In addition, we're told Kendall's team is lobbying the police and the D.A. to file felony stalking charges against Ford.

Kendall Jenner has another scary stalker, and it's gotta be enraging to her because security at her multi-million dollar exclusive gated community left a gaping hole for the guy to enter.

37-year-old John Ford was arrested early last month for breaking into Kendall's gated community, where numerous stars live. Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera and Slash have all called it home. But, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Ford had his sights set on Kendall.

Ford pled guilty to trespass and the judge ordered him to stay 1,000 feet from the gated community. Turns out, he didn't follow the order.

We're told shockingly ... last week Ford entered the community -- not through the front gate, but by scaling the mountainside in the back of the complex, where there is apparently no security.

We're told Kendall's security spotted him sitting in her backyard by her pool. By the time cops came, he had skedaddled.

Fast forward to Tuesday, when Ford allegedly came back and scaled the same unsecured mountainside, and ended up sitting on Kendall's front porch. Security spotted him again, called the cops and this time they nabbed him.

Ford, a Canadian citizen, is now being held on a 5150 psychiatric hold. LAPD's Threat Management Unit is on the case, and we're told Kendall's lawyer, Shawn Holley, will also get a civil protective order. He's also been charged with criminal trespass and violating a protective order.

As for the gated community -- the place where Kendall dropped $8.5 mil last year for a secure home -- someone's gotta build a wall, right?

Kanye West Yeezys for All the Kids in Uganda!!! Kim Gushes About Africa

10/16/2018 11:12 AM PDT
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Kanye West's season of giving continued in Uganda ... with tons of kids getting Yeezys!! 

Ye and Kim Kardashian West surprised a bunch of kids as their tour of the east African country continues. But first, they had to get there ... and our sources say none other than the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, gave Kimye permission to use his presidential helicopter so they could be flown to a kids' charity event.

We're told Kanye, Kim and their entourage were flown from Chobe, Uganda -- where they're staying -- to the event in Masulita, about 94 miles away. The pic above shows them arriving.

Kanye didn't waste time rapping for the kids ... who went wild as soon as they saw him and Kim. The kids sang but things got really wild when Kanye brought out several bags loaded with Yeezys. You gotta see their reaction ... frankly, it's just heartwarming.

As they were heading out ... Kim -- with Saint in tow -- was swarmed by reporters. Kim stopped to chat with them and shared some thoughts on her experience during their stay in Africa. 

As you know ... Kanye gifted President Trump a pair of Yeezys last week, and also surprised the President of Uganda with his own pair. Neither was nearly as excited as these kids.

Well played, Ye!

Originally published 6:52 AM PT

Kanye West Tells President of Uganda This is Going to be Like 'Jurassic Park'

10/15/2018 9:50 AM PDT
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Kanye West has big plans for Uganda ... the prehistoric kind inspired by Steven Spielberg.

Ye and Kim Kardashian West met with the President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni, Monday during their trip to Africa. They chatted about tourism in Africa and it seems checking out a safari left a huge impression on Kanye ... 'cause he's got plans to turn part of Uganda into 'Jurassic Park.' His words.

Kanye also made a stunning revelation -- when the topic of their kids came up he admitted wanting 7 kids with Kim. You gotta check out her reaction. Sorry, Ye.

The President earlier in the day tweeted, "I welcome American entertainment stars Kanye West and @KimKardashian to Uganda. I held fruitful discussions with the duo on how to promote Uganda's tourism and the arts."

The Prez went on ... "I thank Kanye for the gift of white sneakers. Enjoy your time in Uganda. It is the true pearl of Africa."

This meeting, of course, comes on the heels of  Kanye's meeting in the Oval with President Trump ... where the American Prez also scored a pair of Yeezys.

As we've reported ... Kanye's in Africa working on his next album. Big Sean's there too. They'll be producing music and shooting some videos during the trip.

And, while it seems like strictly business for Ye, he's brought North and Kim along for the trip too.

Originally Published -- 10/15/2018 6:54 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian West Slammed for Support of Death Row Inmate ... 'Slap in the Face' to Victims

10/14/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West's tweet advocating for DNA testing that could possibly free a death row prisoner is completely disrespectful to the family of those he murdered ... so says the prosecutor on the case.

San Bernardino County D.A. Mike Ramos tells TMZ ... his office firmly stands behind the conviction of Kevin Cooper, who was found guilty of 4 murders in 1983. Cooper has maintained his innocence and even suggested he was framed.

Ramos says he has no doubt Cooper committed the horrendous killings, and claims the case against him only gets stronger each time he appeals.

As for Kim's tweet -- in which she urges California Gov. Jerry Brown to order advanced DNA testing that could settle the case once and for all -- Ramos says ... "It’s time that we start talking and 'tweeting' about the victims who were brutally murdered in the sanctity of their home."

Ramos adds ... "This latest attempt to free Kevin Cooper is nothing more than a red herring and another slap in the face of the victims and their family members who were forced to suffer a lifetime of pain."

As we reported ... Gov. Brown's office is reviewing the case, and Cooper is grateful Kim put a spotlight on his case.

Kanye and Kim Our African Safari is Awesome!!!

10/13/2018 7:38 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West were pretty much like any other fam visiting Africa ... except they had a phalanx of security at a five-star luxury resort.

Kim, Kanye and their brood arrived at Entebee International Airport Friday with a huge entourage.  They were shuttled to the resort where they'll be staying until October 19th.

Check out the video ... Kanye hops on the counter during check-in, as hotel staff gawks.  Enter Kim and what appears to be a nanny.  Ye swings North West in circles, and flips her before she runs back to mama.

We're told Kim is so stoked she wants to extend their stay.

Kanye is working on his next album -- they will be producing music and shooting some videos while they are there. Big Sean is at the hotel as well, most likely to collaborate with Kanye on the album.

Kanye's told us he wanted to go to Africa to "feel the energy."  He wants to record into a mic that's in the middle of nature.  

Kim & Kanye Old Bel-Air Crib Sells at Huge Loss

10/11/2018 3:53 PM PDT

Even Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Midas touch has a limit -- their old Bel-Air crib, which they sold for a whopping profit, has been sold again ... but this time at a staggering multi-million dollar loss.

You'll recall the Wests first bought the property in 2013 for $9 million. Enter Ukrainian billionaire Marina Acton in 2017, who plunked down $17.8 mil. Sweet deal for Kanye and Kim and, at the time, the most expensive sale ever in the Bel-Air Crest community.

You'll recall, they'd taken the house down to the studs and rebuilt it as a modern, minimalist home.

Acton wasn't there long ... about 7 months later she put the 10,000 square foot crib up for sale because she's pregnant and needs more space. Well, we confirmed she finally unloaded it for $14 million -- aka a loss of at least $3.8 million. Ouch.

Don't cry for Acton though ... she's worth more than $3.6 billion. Drop in the bucket.

Kanye at the White House Hello, I'm Here To Make America Great Again

10/11/2018 9:55 AM PDT

10:00 AM PT -- Kanye told Trump why he wants the 13th Amendment abolished. He says, among other things, 13 is an unlucky number. Trump seems amused at the end of the video.

9:55 AM PT -- Kanye told Trump this in the Oval ... "My dad and mom separated so there was not a lot of male energy in my home and also I'm married to a family where, you know, there's not a lot of male energy. It's beautiful, though."

Kanye told Trump he feels like Superman when he puts on his MAGA hat.

Check out Kanye's full rant.

Kanye West is in the house ... he just arrived at the White House for his meet and eat with President Trump

Ye rolled up for the lunch meeting in a black SUV and, although we couldn't see him through the tinted windows, some of his team members got out at the security gate bearing gifts -- a few boxes of Yeezy swag.

Kanye and 45 are talking shop on a list of pressing issues. Officially, their agenda will include prison reform, American manufacturing, creating jobs and preventing gang violence in Ye's hometown of Chicago. Sources close to Kanye tell us he'll also discuss having people formerly incarcerated work in his factories and urge other big companies to follow suit.

However, based on President Trump's own words Thursday morning, we know what he's really interested in is his garnering support from African-American voters ahead of the midterm elections.

Adding to the spectacle ... Trump will reportedly invite reporters in for at least a portion of the lunch. Can you say PHOTO OP? 

It's likely Kanye and Trump will also bring up Colin Kaepernick. When Ye was here at TMZ last week, he said he'd reached out to Kaep to try and get him to D.C. for a peace summit with POTUS.   

Trump's having a bunch of his celeb pals over today -- Kid Rock and John Rich of Big & Rich were also there to witness him signing the Music Modernization Act into law.

However, the luncheon will only be attended by Kanye, NFL legend Jim Brown, Ivanka and Jared Kushner. On the menu -- Caprese salad and roasted chicken with potatoes and asparagus.

Delish ... what could go wrong?

Originally published 9:31 AM PT

Kim Kardashian West Blinged Out ... 2 Years After Paris Robbery

10/10/2018 6:53 AM PDT

Kim Kardashian West is back in the jewelry game ... almost 2 years to the day after being bound, gagged, held at gunpoint and robbed of more than $6 million in bling. 

Kim was at a Tiffany & Co. party Tuesday night in NYC, where she was dripping in blinding bling that she showed off on her IG story.

Ms. West, who was accompanied by a security dude, made it clear the jewels weren't hers ... they were loan-outs for the evening. 

She's been relatively jewelry free since she was robbed at gunpoint in a Paris hotel room. She vowed at the time to shun these extravagances in the name of safety ... but now she's taking baby steps back to where she started. 

As for security ... we only see one guard at her side, but Tiffany typically has a swarm of undercover security in the joint. 

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