Keeping Up With The Kardashians returned to our screens on Sunday, and the season 17 premiere ended with Kim being informed by her doctor that antibodies associated with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis were found in her blood tests.
The reality star and beauty mogul had originally suspected that she was pregnant due to her symptoms of fatigue and nausea, but a pregnancy test came back as negative.
As she delved further into her symptoms, such as swelling in her hands, she became worried that she had an autoimmune disorder.
During her appearance on Today, Kim explained she is currently undergoing treatment to deal with the health concern, and also revealed that KUWTK would "talk about it next Sunday."
"I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms, I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily right now everything is under control," Kardashian said.
Kim has been honest and open in the past when it came to her health struggles, such as dealing with the skin condition psoriasis, as well as her pregnancy complications.
Kim Kardashian has opened up about her previous 'obsession' with fame in the September issue of Vogue Australia, interviewed by none other than her husband; Kanye West.
Dressed by Thierry Mugler, Kim looks beyond breathtaking in the latest Vogue cover, but fans were surprised at her honesty in conversation with Kanye;
"I do agree that fame can be addictive and it took me a long time to recognise how lost you can become when you put too much focus on it. Before, I was obsessed with fame, like, embarrassingly obsessed, but my focus has shifted."
When speaking about her first real date with Kanye, she says; “I was like, ‘Damn, why did I waste so much time and energy? Why didn’t I do this sooner?"
She also gets candid about the idea of herself as an inspiration, and the pressure she's under to be a decent role model to young people as one of the most followed people on social media;
“I never felt the responsibility of being a role model until I had kids,” she said. "Even in my darkest of times I don’t regret putting myself out there for the world to see.
"People have shared with me over the years how much it has helped them to feel less alone when dealing with their own adversity. I love having a voice and I appreciate the platform that I have been given, even though I do wish I could have more privacy at times.”
West later asks Kim to choose her favourite sister, controversially: “It changes, just like friends or relationships go in and out. I think this year has been a really strong Kim and Khloé year,” she reveals.
“I’m obviously so close with Kendall and Kylie too but I’ve spent so much more time on this earth with Kourtney and Khloé – 16 and 17 years longer with them. We have more history, have been through so much together, and we have more friends in common. Kourtney and I will always be really close, but this year, Khloé and I really bonded.”
This might have been as a result of Khloé's drama with baby daddy and cheating ex Tristan Thompson, who kissed Kylie Jenner's long-time 21-year-old best friend Jordyn Woods.
Last night's MTV VMA Awards ceremony was the 10th anniversary of the Kanye West versus Taylor Swift (and the world) drama which is engrained in pop culture history nowadays.
Most of us can remember the moment perfectly, when Kanye West stormed the stage after Taylor Swift won Video of the Year and proclaimed that Beyonce deserved to win.
Taylor hinted about that fateful day on the red carpet, saying; “You never know what can happen on this show, as I’ve learned.”
Beyonce allegedly cried backstage, Pink got in Kanye's face and absolutely ROASTED him (deserved) and the make-up between Beyonce and Taylor onstage after Beyonce wins the overall award was all created by the producers.
But where was Kanye West last night? According to reports, Kanye was at a Cheesecake Factory in Ohio this weekend instead of celebrating the monumental anniversary.
Page Six is claiming that he was there Friday and Saturday night, and then stayed in Ohio for a unique Sunday Session to honour the victims of the recent mass shooting.
His wife Kim Kardashian shared an Instagram Story of Kanye “feeling the vibe” during the service, and also shared a snap of the choir singing to Dave Chapelle for his birthday;
Taylor shared her diary entry from the aftermath of the MTV VMAs back in 2009 with her fans, writing;
“Ahh… the things that can change in a week… Let's just say, if you had told me Kanye West would have been the number one focus of my week, the media, and my part in the VMAs I would've looked at you cross-eyed.
And if you had told me that one of the biggest stars in music was going to jump up onstage and announce that he thought I shouldn’t have won on live television, I would’ve said; 'That stuff doesn’t really happen in real life.’ Well… apparently… It does.”
Journal entry September 18, 2009 from after the VMAs:
“Let's just say, if you had told me Kanye West would have been the number one focus of my week, the media, and my part in the VMA's I would've looked at you crossed eyed.” pic.twitter.com/mtVrQ2oKfd
Taylor picked up the Video of the Year award last night for You Need To Calm Down, bringing up all of the LGBTQ stars from the video and giving them their own Moonmen statuettes with their names on them.
The emotions were running high, with Taylor also opening the show with a mash-up of You Need To Calm Down and Lover after her album has sold over two million copies within 24 hours of its release. Seems like she's doing pretty well?
Justin Bieber has turned to Instagram to defend his veteran manager, Scooter Braun, after Taylor Swift posted a scathing indictment criticising him for "manipulative bullying".
Braun recently acquired Big Machine Records, which holds the rights to Swift's first six multi-platinum albums. In response, the singer wrote an emotional Tumblr message explaining that this is the worst possible outcome.
She also referenced an Instagram image by Bieber featuring Braun and Kanye West, captioned; "Taylor, what up." Swift took the image as a message of intimidation, with Braun's two artists mocking her.
The photo came after Kim Kardashian posted a recording of Taylor allegedly consenting to Kanye using her name for his music video and in the song Famous.
The manager has been employed by Ariana Grande (but was fired and subsequently rehired later…), Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato.
Bieber began his own post of a years-old photo of the pair by apologising for the earlier image, writing
“Hey Taylor. First of all i would like to apologise for posting that hurtful Instagram post, at the time i thought it was funny but looking back it was distasteful and insensitive.
“I have to be honest though it was my caption and post that I screenshotted of scooter and Kanye that said ‘Taylor Swift what up’ he didn’t have anything to do with it and it wasn’t even a part of the conversation in all actuality he was the person who told me not to joke like that.”
“Scooter has had your back since the days you graciously let me open up for you! As the years have passed we haven’t crossed paths and gotten to communicate our differences, hurts or frustrations.
"So for you to take it to social media and get people to hate on Scooter isn’t fair. What were you trying to accomplish by posting that blog? Seems to me like it was to get sympathy. You also knew that in posting that your fans would go and bully Scooter."
Bieber also claims that he tried to open direct lines of communication, after criticising Swift for 'defacing' Braun's character.
“Anyway, One thing I know is both scooter and I love you. I feel like the only way to resolve conflict is through communication. So banter back and forth online i don't believe solves anything,” he continued.
“I’m sure Scooter and I would love to talk to you and resolve any conflict, pain or or any feelings that need to be addressed. Neither scooter or I have anything negative to say about you we truly want the best for you," he added.
"I usually don’t rebuttal things like this but when you try and deface someone I love's character that's crossing a line."
Braun’s wife, Yael Cohen Braun, also came to his defence online, writing to her Instagram followers; “I have never been one for the public airing of laundry, but when you attack my husband… here we go.”
Yael Braun disputes Taylor's depiction of the conflict, emphasising that Swift was given fair notice of the deal between Scooter's Ithaca Holdings and Big Machine records;
“Interesting that the man you’re so ‘grossed out’ by believed in you more than you believe in yourself,” she wrote. “And girl, who are you to talk about bullying? The world has watched you collect and drop friends like wilted flowers. MY husband is anything but a bully.”
Many have defended Braun online, with supporters like Demi Lovato and Bieber's attorney Aaron Rosenberg speaking out against Taylor.
Demi Lovato wrote;
“Y‘all can come after me all you want but I’m always gonna stay loyal to my team. I value loyalty more than most people in this world and if my name is gonna be brought into conversations I’m gonna stand up for myself and the ones on my team."
Taylor is clearly devastated that Scooter has acquired the rights to her first six albums and life's work after he seemingly abetted Kim Kardashian and Kanye West drama, saying;
"Essentially, my musical legacy is about to lie in the hands of someone who tried to dismantle it."
The drama is piping hot…Who do you believe; Team Scooter (Biebs, Kanye, Demi etc) or Team Taylor?
"Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year. I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years. Kimono is my take on shapewear and solutions for women that actually work."
Social media users, however, were having NONE of it. Kim was blasted for adopting a term which bears strong significance in Japanese culture, while only using it for the play on her name in the title.
Nice underwear, but as a Japanese woman who loves to wear our traditional dress, kimono, I find the naming of your products baffling (since it has no resemblance to kimono), if not outright culturally offensive, especially if it’s merely a word play on your name. Pls reconsider
A user named Yuko Kato on Twitter criticised the name, explaining the confusion which Japanese people have regarding the inappropriate choice;
"As a Japanese woman who loves to wear our traditional dress, kimono, I find the naming of your products baffling (since it has no resemblance to kimono), if not outright culturally offensive, especially if it’s merely a word play on your name."
They added; "Basically, what you’re doing is creating a line of underwear and calling them, ‘traditional Japanese garments’. Is that what you’re aiming for?
Basically, what you’re doing is creating a line of underwear and calling them, ‘traditional Japanese garments’. Is that what you’re aiming for?
"Or, are you intentionally taking a Japanese word of specific and extreme cultural significance, stripping away its meaning, and appropriating it for your brand?
"I do hope not, but intentional or otherwise, that will be the result. That’s why many Japanese are crying foul," Yuto concluded.
It appears that Kim didn't do her homework when it came to the cultural importance of the word 'kimono'.
Or, are you intentionally taking a Japanese word of specific and extreme cultural significance, stripping away its meaning, and appropriating it for your brand? I do hope not, but intentional or otherwise, that will be the result. That’s why many Japanese are crying foul.
"Please be respectful with Japanese culture. The word 'kimono' shouldn't be something that any one company can take advantage and making profit out of cultural appropriation."
The range was also described as "absolutely tasteless and awful" and lambasting Kim for having "zero respect to the Japanese culture".
"I feel very sad that the name “Kimono” is being used to something completely different from what we Japanese know about it. Kimono is Japanese traditional clothes and we are very proud of its history and culture.
"I’m sorry but I feel this name choice is simply ignorant," wrote Twitter user @bunkaiwa.
Kim Kardashian is well and truly living her best life. The make-up mogul has just welcomed her fourth child via surrogate, a son named Psalm, and has been married to Kanye West for five years.
The 38-year-old made her first public appearance since welcoming the adorable baby boy almost two weeks ago, looking gorgeous in a pink, bodycon maxi dress.
She showed off her curvacious figure while at the launch of sister Kylie Jenner's skincare launch in Los Angeles. The mum-of-four supported Kylie's business venture alongside her siblings, all in pink:
Kim announced on Twitter that herself and husband Kanye had met their fourth child on May 10, writing; "He's here and he's perfect."
She later added, "He's also Chicago's twin lol I'm sure he will change a lot but now he looks just like her." The famous couple already are parents to North, aged five, Saint, aged three and 15-month old Chicago.
Baby Psalm was born healthy and weighed 6lbs, 9 ozs, according to TMZ. We can't wait for them to share more photos of their newborn.
There has been no word yet on a name for the new baby, but we're sure it will be unique to say the least, based on her track record.
However, Kim previously revealed that she may opt for a family name.
Kim opened up about one of her potential names during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel. She told the talkshow host that she was considering naming her fourth child after one of her siblings.
She divulged that she could name her son after her brother Robert Kardashian.
'I was truthfully thinking about naming him Rob, my brother, Rob, but then it's like North, Saint, Chicago, Rob. It doesn't really go, but I really was feeling that or like Robert, and my brother approved it,' she said at the time.
'I usually go about three or four days nameless until I feel like it really connects with the baby,' she added – so perhaps we wont be getting word on a moniker any time soon.
Khloe's sister Kourtney didn't attend the Met Gala either, and both siblings are the only ones who have never graced the Met red carpet. As it happens, both Khloe and Kourtney are single now,
The insider said, “Khloe and Kourtney have never been invited to the Met Gala, but Kourtney was invited to this one and chose to stay home with Khloe because she didn’t want to leave her alone.”
Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian, as well as Kylie and Kendall Jenner and their momager Kris, all attended the event alongside Kanye West and Travis Scott. Khloe and Kourt seemed pretty far away from the gossip:
Khloe's Instagram story depicted the mum at home with her daughter, True Thompson. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is recently single following the crazyTristan Thompson cheating drama from February.
People reported that the TV star has moved on; “Khloé is great. Her heartbreak seems to have passed and her mood is much lighter. Although she really wanted Tristan to come around, grow up and be a man, she seems to have realised that she’s much better off now. Everyone is happy to see her happier.”
Kourtney looked like she was busy hanging at a resort last Sunday instead of snuggling up to Anna Wintour like Kim. Kourt and Khloe were miles away from the NYC bustle.
Kourtney is also dating casually, despite revealing that herself and co-parent Scott Disick were 'soulmates'. Disick is busy dating 20-year-old model Sofia Richie,
People claimed last week that, “As much as people would love there to be, there isn’t any drama between Scott, Sofia and Kourtney. They spend a ton of time together, and Kourtney is comfortable with Sofia around the kids.”
37-year-old Kim is very close with Wintour, and has appeared on Vogue. She also hasn’t missed a Met Gala in over five years, and her husband Kanye is equally involved in fashion through his brand, Yeezy.
“Kim lives for the event and she would never want her Kardashian sisters there because that would take the attention away from her,” the source told Radar. “Everyone in the family knows that it is Kim’s night. She literally talks about it all year long.”
Kim was the first family member to bag an invite to the prestigious event when she attended as Kanye's plus one back in 2013. She opened up about her feeling of intense insecurity, but she's never looked back.
"2013 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the colour is so off. I went home & cried after insecurity," she Tweeted.
Year 1- 2013 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the color is so off. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now. pic.twitter.com/M1so9DVEn4
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting baby number four very soon, and the KKW Beauty founder has had quite the niche celebration to mark her expanding family.
After accidentally unfollowing everyone on Instagram the other day, then snapping a snake-themed jewellery collection just as Taylor Swift released her new single (MASSIVE shade), now Kim has thrown a CBD-party.
That's right, you read that correctly. In an Instagram story, Kim revealed; "Yesterday I had my CBD baby shower! Thank you to everyone who celebrated baby #4 with us! It was just perfect!"
She continued, "Thank you @mindyweiss & your team! And @hellomd_com & your team for making it happen."
A source revealed to Us Weekly that the due date was "very early May," which would be in a matter of weeks, so Kim has invited her friends over for the slightly…unconventional… baby shower.
She also shared a series of images and video clips from the event, and told her celebrity guests, "So, because I’m freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks, I thought what better way to celebrate than to have a little CBD."
Many are assuming that the real reason why Kim had a CBD-themed shower is because she's becoming increasingly nervous about having a fourth child.
Kim previously told E!, "This year, because I am freaking out so much, I just want a zen-like CBD-themed baby shower…This is the massages for all, like just meditation, calm before the storm baby shower."
Kim showed off grand table-scapes complete with massive floral arrangements, plants and oils.
The main focus was on the natural compound from the cannabis plant, CBD, or cannabidiol.
Well, we hope the CBD helped chill the guests, and hosts, out. It sounds like Kim needs it if she's still spending her time shading good ol' Taylor Swift…
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