Kim Kardashian speaks for New York moms who can’t bear pregnancy

Being pregnant isn’t all it’s knocked up to be. Kim Kardashian, who’s expecting her second child with Kanye West this Christmas, revealed she still can’t bear carrying a baby. “I’m gonna keep it real: For me, pregnancy is the worst experience of my life! LOL,” the 34-year-old reality star wrote on her website earlier this week. “I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it. My mom [Kris Jenner] and Kourtney [Kardashian] clearly did! More power to them, but I just don’t relate!” Kardashian famously packed on 50 pounds and suffered from preeclampsia and placenta accreta during her first pregnancy with North West in 2013, and many New York moms were quick to sympathize with her bumpy ride. “It’s good to know I’m not the only one who feels like it’s really hard,” says Marisa LaScala, 34, from Greenpoint, who is expecting her first child on Oct. 21. “If Kim can think that it’s difficult, then I’m OK.” The associate editor at Working Mother magazine braced herself for the first trimester nausea she’s seen in the movies, but the last six months hit her harder than she expected. “I wasn’t prepared for the deep exhaustion. I’m out by 9 o’clock [at night],” she says. “There are constant GI (gastrointestinal) issues - that’s pretty gross. And I do feel kind of ridiculous now, because I’m so big.” Worse, for all her exhaustion, she can’t find a comfortable position to sleep in. KIM KARDASHIAN TEASES POSSIBLE BABY NAME EASTON WEST ON 'ELLEN' “I wouldn’t say it was the worst experience of my life, but every physical symptom of pregnancy is negative and something that’s hard to deal with,” she says. “But I’m almost done!” Friends and family told Kristin Continue Reading

Man who smeared Kim Kardashian in baby oil for controversial butt pic talks photo shoot

Meet the man who had the best job in the world — he got to smear baby oil all over Kim Kardashian’s body for her bare-all photo spread. “I don’t have a name for the oil,” Mario Dedivanovic told the Daily News on Thursday. “It's just a baby oil product from Europe. I just sprayed it all over her body from a pump bottle.” Dedivanovic, who is Bronx-born and raised, said he wished he could remember the brand he used to make Kim’s outrageous curves glisten. “Everyone keeps asking me about it,” he said. “It’s so crazy. It’s just a basic baby oil product.” Want a butt like that? We tested products that say they can help Is it real? Plastic surgeons weigh in on Kim Kardashian's butt Bearing all won't hurt Kim's bottom line, marketing experts say The curvy 34-year-old wife of rapper Kanye West and her amazing ass-et became an Internet sensation this week after it was featured on the glossy cover of Paper magazine. Inside was a sexy spread by photographer Jean-Paul Goude, which also had a full-frontal shot of the already overexposed reality TV star. “The shoot was very fun,” said Dedivanovic, 32. “It's always a great experience when working with such an iconic legendary photographer.” Then Dedivanovic began dishing on how got Kim ready for the shoot, which was done in Paris “during fashion week,” which ran Feb. 25 to March 5. “For the face, we went for a natural look,” he said. “Jean-Paul Goude wanted me to do my thing but make her look like her herself. We used a very simple black liquid line on the eyes, no false lashes, just a pretty, classic look. I don't have a name for the product on the lip either. It was a peachy nude lipstick.” Dedivanovic said they were aiming for a “dewy” look, so he sprayed “some Evian on her face.” Asked if the Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian nudes won’t hurt her brand, say marketing experts

Break the internet? More like break the bank! Branding experts say baring all for Paper magazine won’t hurt Kim Kardashian’s bottom line, because her baby-maker has always been her money-maker. “Kim Kardashian’s brand is Kim Kardashian herself,” said Jason Lynch, a contributing writer for Quartz business news. “This week really capped how brilliant she is at marketing Kim Kardashian and keeping Kim Kardashian relevant.” That’s a trick that has foiled so many other reality stars, such as Paris Hilton or the “Jersey Shore” cast, Lynch added. Meet the man who smeared Kim Kardashian in baby oil Rob Shuter of VH1’s “The Gossip Table” is also impressed with her ability to suck the oxygen out of the celebrity universe. “We have actors going to drama school, and musicians honing their craft for years -- and Kim drops her clothes, and suddenly all we care about is Kim,” he said. Indeed, the media could barely keep up with Kardashian, 34, after Paper magazine dropped the internet-breaking trove of bedonkadonk shots on Tuesday before landing the knockout punch with her full-frontal assault on Wednesday. After all, the only person who’s allowed to top a semi-nude Kim Kardashian is a nude Kim Kardashian. “She has become a master of staying at the front of the news cycle,” said Lisette Sand-Freedman, owner of Shadow PR. “She is a new type of celebrity, and with that comes the challenge of breaking down traditional barriers of what celebrities are supposed to do, and finding new ways to keep the public talking.” It worked: those risqué snaps launched a wave of memes and made the topless star a trending topic on Google and Twitter. This makes her the perfect millennial icon. “She represents the living contradiction of the generation: Freely sharing the private details of our Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian receives ‘a thousand roses’ from Kanye West for Valentine’s Day

How romantic! Kim Kardashian was gifted a room full of roses by fiancé Kanye West for Valentine's Day. The 33-year-old starlet posted a sexy photo of herself laying down on a couch among one thousand long stem red roses given to her by the 36-year-old rapper. "A thousand roses," she captioned the stunning pic. Kardashian was spotted in the airport on Thursday with the couple's 8-month-old daughter North West in tow heading cross country to see her beau for the lovers' holiday. As part of West's Yeezus Tour, the "Black Skinhead" singer was performing at the Baltimore Arena on Friday and Kardashian was on hand for support. "My date with Yeezus tonight #YeezusEastCoastTour#Baltimore," she wrote under a photo of West on stage. The back-to-brunette beauty also posted a sweet snap of the duo riding on a cart backstage at his show. This is just the start of many romantic things to come for the Hollywood pair as West and Kardashian plan to tie the knot in an anticipated lavish affair reportedly taking place in Paris, France, this May. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Mad Maks makes Kim Kardashian offer she can refuse as hero straphanger confronts killer in court  showdown

Mad Maks got into verbal fisticuffs Wednesday with the martial arts fan who ended his murderous rampage — and then delivered a bizarre proposal to the queen of reality TV. “The only thing I have to say is Kim Kardashian, will you marry me?” Maksim Gelman declared. “I’ll make it last more than 72 days.” And with that, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers tacked 25 years on to the 200 years in prison Gelman has already been sentenced to in Brooklyn for a bloody killing spree last February that left four dead. Gelman was in court to be sentenced for his confrontation on the No. 3 train with brave straphanger Joseph Lozito, who with a martial arts leg sweep broughy him down. Lozito was riding the subway to his job at the Lincoln Center when he came face-to-face with Gelman on Feb. 12. By then Gelman had already killed his stepdad, a young woman he was obsessed with, and her mom. In the struggle, Lozito was slashed across his head and neck. Gelman, who was convicted of attempting to murder Lozito, had a sick grin on his mug and a Band-Aid over his right eye when Lozito got into his face again while making a victim impact statement. Staring Gelman down, Lozito told the judge, “This guy has a lot of time he has to start serving... I don’t want to keep him here.” After quickly thanking straphanger Alfred Douglas for saving his life by giving him first aid after the attack, Lozito locked eyes with Gelman — and got his goat. “When you attacked and I took you down, you went down real easy,” Lozito told the killer. “You didn’t take me down, you jerk off,” Gelman snarled. That’s when Lozito slammed him as the “funniest Russian since Yakov Smirnoff,” a comedian whose shtick was popular in the 1980’s and is best known for ending his patter with, “America, what a country.” “I appreciate you chose Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian not worth another thought after her a 72-day marriage stunt, media should boycott coverage

Kris Humphries, you’re the lucky one. Now, if only the rest of us poor souls trapped in the reality TV universe could get a quickie divorce from all things Kim Kardashian. Wouldn’t that be nice! But is it even possible to have a world where images of Kim Kardashian’s flawless, fake smile aren’t as common as cell phones? I say it is. We should boycott Kim the Heartbreaker. We can do it, people! We have the power to make this money-grubbing airhead go away. Be strong! Change the channel the instant “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” comes on. You’ll find no reality there. PHOTOS: REALITY CHECK - SHORTEST CELEBRITY MARRIAGES If you see her powdered mug on a magazine cover here, there or everywhere, fight the urge to pick it up. If you follow her on Twitter, quick! Unfollow her! Don’t buy clothing from the Kardashian Kollection — certainly not that dreadful striped single-shoulder dress! And, whatever you do, definitely don’t drop your hard-earned dough on her perfume: “Love — Limited Edition.” (BTW, if that’s not the most ironic name for the fragrance of a bride who couldn’t make it to Day 73 in her marriage, I don’t know what is.) Let’s go back to the Fourth of July on one of the thousand lakes of Minnesota. Lake Minnewashta was the one, and it’s where the handsome New Jersey Nets forward brought his ample-bosomed bride-to-be home to meet his family. Always a big moment, and Kris was already feeling nervous. Before Kim came to town, the biggest threat was keeping dreaded zebra mussels out of the lake. Humphries tweeted, “How do I convince Kim that Minnesota is better than L.A.?” We all know how that worked out. And now Lake Minnewashta will be Kim-free (at least if they follow the directions above). Oh, how I envy them! Now, as the good people of that Minnesota town try to defeat the zebra mussel, we in the media have to write the knee-jerk Continue Reading

Get ready for another bumpy maternity fashion ride with Kim Kardashian

Here we grow again. Kim Kardashian is expecting another bundle (or two) of joy — and round two is already revealing that the reality star won’t play her maternity wear safe. She stepped out in a skintight Atsuko Kudo latex dress the day after announcing her pregnancy last week. Then, for the CFDA Awards, she upped the ante by donning a sheer black studded and feathered Proenza Schouler dress that bared both her bra and panties. “She’s kicking off the second pregnancy with, ‘If you think you had a lot to talk about during my first pregnancy, wait until you see me now!’ ” says makeover expert Gretta Monahan from “Brides Gone Styled” on TLC. Kardashian let slip that she’s doubling her shapewear to squeeze into these sexy looks as long as she can. “Sometimes I wear two pairs [of Spanx] under something, or stockings — it holds you in,” she told Elle magazine last week. But those Spanx won’t squeeze her into latex for long, especially if she gains another 50 pounds this pregnancy. No one wants to see Kardashian make the mother of all maternity mistakes again. “There were definitely choices made the first time around that I hope she will rethink,” says Monahan. The curvy exhibitionist showed what to reject when you’re expecting by veering between bizarre extremes two years ago, either squeezing her expanding figure into skintight dresses or drowning herself in billowing harem pants that blew her up like a balloon. The head-scratchers also included snakeskin-print peplum pants that turned her beautiful baby bump into a muffin top. “You have to find the maternity version of your best, signature looks,” explains Tom Fitzgerald, co-founder of the Tom + Lorenzo lifestyle blog. “But she just dressed in the same clothes as if her body wasn’t changing. She Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian talks pregnancy struggles, says she may have to ‘try a surrogate’

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may be looking into surrogacy. The 34-year-old reality starlet stressed in the premiere episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" how much trouble she and her rapper husband are having with conceiving a sibling for their daughter North West. In a preview clip for Season 10 of the long-running E! show, Kardashian revealed she "might have to try a surrogate." "The doctor said when I have sex I have to lay down for, like, 10 to 20 minutes, so, I just had sex before you guys got here. He said it takes 10 minutes for a sperm to swim up there," Kardashian told her half-sister Kendall Jenner in a very personal moment during Sunday's show. "I'm going to wait like 5 more minutes just for this to marinate inside of me." "I am so on a mission to get pregnant," she told her fertility doctor on camera. "I remember growing up being so close with my sisters, so I want siblings for North. Because it's been so tough I'm seeing a fertility doctor to see, like, exactly when I'm ovulating and really increase my odds of getting pregnant naturally." While Kardashian made it very clear on the small screen that natural is the way she wants to go, the new blond beauty has yet to announce that she is currently pregnant. It seems Kardashian may still be trying as she was photographed leaving a fertility clinic Friday in Los Angeles straight off her flight from Paris Fashion Week. "I'm exhausted, and I think I'm just really making this all about the wrong things," she said on the show. "I'm forcing it. We just need to relax and we just need to not stress over it, not plan so much and just go with the flow." Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian speaks out about support, family’s ‘adjustment’ amid Bruce Jenner’s transition

For his family, keeping up with Bruce Jenner's long-held secret hasn't been easy. In her first public comments since her stepdad revealed he was transitioning to a woman, Kim Kardashian said adjusting to the former Olympian's decision has been a day-to-day process for the reality TV clan. "I think there is still an adjustment and there's, you know, family therapy," she told "Today" show host Matt Lauer in an interview that aired Monday. "I see reports that say, you know, 'This one doesn't support him,' and, 'This one's over here,' and my mom feels this way. And it's all really so made up. "We all really support him. Is it a hard adjustment? Yes," the 34-year-old added. RELATED: KIM KARDASHIAN VISITS BRUCE DAY AFTER SAWYER INTERVIEW "There were lots of family meetings. There was every emotion you can possibly imagine. There (were) hundreds of family meetings. We still have them," she added. Nevertheless, she added, she and her famous siblings and their mom, Kris, were "100%" supportive.  "Bruce … has the the biggest heart. I’m really happy for him that he’s living his life the way he wants to live it," Kardashian told Lauer.  "I don't know what life would be like if you always felt like you weren't yourself," she said. "As long as he is happy, and he wants to live his life, however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy.  One question the family faced was how they would refer to Jenner during the transition period: as "he" or "she." "What do we call him? Do we say 'him' or 'her'? How do we be respectful? There are so many different things," Kardashian said. The family sought counsel from GLAAD and other gay and lesbian rights organizations, who advised them to use male pronouns until the transition was complete. "Bruce wants us to be as comfortable as possible and take Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian thanks Pharrell Williams for saving her when dress ‘caught on fire’

Sound the alarms! Kim Kardashian was beyond happy Pharrell Williams was around to save her from her burning dress at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City Monday night. "S/o to Pharrell & Helen! After the awards the feathers of my dress caught on fire & they jumped on me to get it out," she tweeted Tuesday about the “Happy” singer and his wife Helen Lasichanh. The 34-year-old reality star wore an "amazing dress" by designer Jack & Lazaro for the affair her husband Kanye West escorted to, which she described as "date night." The parents of North West, who turns 2 this month, will not have the time to get away so much on their own soon as they announced Sunday that they're expecting their second child reportedly due in December. "We are so beyond excited," Kardashian said in the July cover story of Glamour magazine. The excitement may have faded a bit with the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star revealing how horrible her morning sickness is this time around. "So f---ing sick today on all levels!!!!!" she tweeted Tuesday. "UGHHHHHHHHH I can't deal!!!!!!! Praying I get through the day!" Still, a little nausea can't take away all her happiness at becoming pregnant after dealing with fertility issues. "It's a very different type of pregnancy from my first one," she told Us Weekly. "But I'm so grateful to be pregnant when we didn't even think it was going to happen for us (so) I don't care how sick I am." Continue Reading