Kim Kardashian throws a temper tantrum over Katie Couric’s baby gift for North

Ugh. I can’t believe how much back-and-forth this story had over the past few days. You would think that by now people would know that if they mention even a casual dislike or mystification over the popularity of the Kardashians, the Kardashians are going to throw a huge temper tantrum about it and it will become a week-long media story. So, let’s go in chronological order.

This week, Katie Couric gave an interview to In Touch Weekly. In the interview, she was asked about the Kardashians and she said, “I don’t understand—why are they so famous? I think it’s mostly teenage girls that are interested.” Not really a burn, in my mind. Just sort of mild “meh, whatever.”

Unfortunately, Couric is trying desperately to make her daytime talk show into a big thing, and she knows that having any of the Kardashians on would probably be good for the show. So Couric had sent Kim and Kanye West a baby gift – a pair of baby pajamas with a note that read “Dear Kim and Kanye, Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl! And may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition. Fondly, Katie Couric.” A nice, not-too-personal baby gift with the implication of “You should come on my daytime talk show!”

Unfortunately, Kim still has a Google Alert on herself and she knew that Couric had bad-mouthed her (sort of), so Kim posted a photo of Couric’s present and note with the message “#IHateFakeMediaFriends #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkS—”

Which just makes Kim an idiot, in case you needed added confirmation. Katie Couric was never your friend, chica. She never gave a crap about you. Welcome to Hollywood.

Anyway, Katie did “apologize” I suppose. She released this statement: “I’ve met Kim before and I think she’s a really sweet person. I was responding to a reporter’s question, and explaining how I’m intrigued by the public’s fascination with her family. I didn’t mean to hurt her feelings. The gift is genuine, and I’m happy for Kim and Kanye.” Is it over? Please say it’s over. I hope this doesn’t go on for five more days.

Also – Kim and Kanye and the baby were photographed a few days ago for the first time – you can see the pic here. I don’t understand why people kept yelling at me “OMG WHY HAVEN’T YOU COVERED THIS?” and “the nanny is carrying the baby, thus Kim is a terrible mother!” The pic is super-exclusive – only the big media sites bought it. And what is there to say? The baby is in a covered carrier. Kim looks like she’s lost a lot of the baby weight. Blah.

Photos courtesy of Kim’s Instagram, WENN.

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  1. Launicaangelina says:

    Agreed. This stupid story has dragged on. Faux pas all over. Just move on already.

  2. erika says:

    What a hmmm….may i please use the C wored.? Seriously STUPID both PRwise annd social skills wise

    Hey fattyK why dont you donate it to charity?? Hummm..?

  3. paranormalgirl says:

    Kim Kardashian needs to grow up.

  4. Marty says:

    Well she needed to get herself talked about somehow, right? Since she’s been in hidding for two months, which I’m sure ate at her soul. I’m sure those “exclusive” pictures, that just so happened to come after the Katie Couric thing, are just by accident…*eyeroll*

  5. LahdidahBaby says:

    I agree. No story here.

    Kim looks so fake and waxen in that first pic, like some kind of femme vidgame avatar. Or a big candle head.

  6. Posh says:

    Thank you for not covering the photos!

  7. The Original Mia says:

    Thanks for not covering the pictures or this ridiculous non-story. The Kardashians, especially Kim, are butthurt because their 15 minutes are slowly winding down.

  8. janie says:

    I doubt Katie even knew a gift was sent.. I would never had spent the money or wasted the time sending this ungrateful trash a thing! End of story!

  9. Elle Kaye says:

    KK’s eyelashes are almost as long as her sideburns. Just an observation. One I find creepy.

  10. Rhiley says:

    Ugh, Kim is starting to dress all fug like Kanye. And I am sure he is the one who posted the crass hash tags. But they are pretty hilarious.

  11. Kemper says:

    I would be happy if the Kimye & Kardouchians were not talked of ever again. And I don’t know anybody who wants to see this baby. They are complete fake drama seekers.

  12. Jennifer12 says:

    I don’t like the Kardashians, but Kim was so pretty before the surgeries and fillers and botox. WTF is wrong with women in Hollywood?

  13. dorothy says:

    What a petty whiner. Katie just said what the majority of people think. Kim, your 15 minutes are finally up. Thank god.

  14. Jane says:

    SO, I wonder if she is going to teach these b***y manners to baby North?

  15. Baskingshark says:

    KK is turning into a grotesque parody of her former self with all that lip plumper. Also, why does it say “As the moth” in Couric’s note?

  16. Sugar says:

    Kim if u read this site umm like hi & first off not seeing your picture for these past 2 months after your daily preggers wardrobe assault on humanity has been in your fav word “amazing”! lastly if you choose to relinquish your need to be relevant & just focus on NW be a good mom to your child -like I’m just saying like if you stayed in hiding that would be soooo amazing. I’m talking to a (blank) wall aren’t I?

  17. Tessa says:

    I’m actually team Kim on this one. This makes Katie look fake as hell. Don’t privately pretend to like someone and send them baby gifts, and then use them as material on your show. Kim took it public, which, Katie should have known was a possibility when you’re dealing with snakes… But Kim was probably flattered by the gift and then had her feelings hurt. No one, even Kim Kardashian, likes to have their feelings hurt.

    • Nina W says:

      I completely disagree. Kim’s “hurt feelings” are fake. Katie didn’t say anything cruel and Kim is being ridiculous as usual. She should be grateful Katie acknowledges the birth of her child by sending a nice gift but instead Kim has to turn it into a self serving story for the media. Kim is so transparent and pathetic, it’s just gross.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      “Team Kim?” I was hoping that phrase would go away with the Twilight franchise.

      A gift was sent to the baby and congratulations were given to the parents. Couric was asked later why she thought they were famous…she said she didn’t know. What is wrong with that? She can think Kim is nice and still have no idea why millions of people are fascinated by them.

      Kim has no manners, and no concept of how business dealings work. Katie isn’t her friend, she is a business woman who interviewed her and was nice to her in the process. She sent a gift because of those dealings. Katie took the high road, and said she was sorry she hurt her feelings…she did NOT apologize for what she said.

      She made a fool of herself, and proved she is no “business woman” She is a self-centered brat.

    • swack says:

      I think there are many celebs out there that get gifts from other celebs that aren’t their friends. Just think it is something that happens in Hollywood. Kim was wrong in this one. It was not an insult as many people wonder what the fascination is with this whole family.

  18. bettyrose says:

    Katie Couric built her career on being cute and vapid back when news stations actually reported news. Now the entire news industry has gone cute and vapid. Katie’s a real trendsetter. She and Kim have much in common.

  19. Lucy2 says:

    Kim complaining about someone being “fake” is pretty hilarious, when you look at her fake face, fake butt, fake wedding, etc.

  20. Erinn says:

    I kind of agree with Kim on this one. Super bitchy of Katie. She kisses ass and has a gift sent then goes and and throws shade at Kim. Go ahead and throw the shade but don’t send a gift pretending to be interested in the birth of the child just to get them on your show. She complains about Kim’s fame but you just know she would love them on her show. She IS fake.

  21. Dirty Martini says:

    I’m kind of intrigued at the fact that Katie Couric meets her one time and sends a baby gift ? Is that SOP in the celeb circles….to confuse familiarity based on media exposure with familiarity based on real life?

    The whole thing is as fake as KKs eyelashes.

  22. RN says:

    I can’t wait until this family disappears into the ethers. I’d love it if their fans followed, but they’ll most likely resume staring slack-jawed at another crass, talent-free oddity.

  23. Lulu86 says:

    Did Kimmy Kakes just call someone FAKE? i don’t need to say more.

  24. sunnydaze says:

    Can someone please explain why the card reads so oddly? It makes no sense in the picture. The interpretation Kaiser gave looks like what it should have been, but that’s not what the card actually says…

    • NerdMomma says:

      To me it looks like the note was much longer and parts got cut off. I’d be really offended by some random person “humbly suggesting” anything about MY baby’s name but I’m betting the sentence went on in a cutesy or joking manner and I bet the whole card was quite nice, and not too personal

      • sunnydaze says:

        I’m sure you’re right, that the whole card was probably quite nice, which makes it all the stranger that it was cut, or somehow edited. If that was all the card said I’d like to think even KK would pick up on the nonsensical content. And I’d really like to think KC would try and clarify what she really sent….its just bizarre to me….

  25. Nev says:

    Sit down Katie Couric. As if they’d come on your show.

  26. Ellie66 says:

    Blah I wish all of them would just go away forever and ever! Move to Europe (sorry Europe) please!

  27. Sachi says:

    What kind of message is that on the note, anyway? It sounded really insincere.

    And why would Katie Couric feel the need to send a gift when she’s not even friends with Kim?

    IMO it’s not about being ungrateful about the gift but being used as a “topic” to boost ratings. I’m sure Katie knew the gift was sent and was probably banking on Kim responding so she (Katie) could have something to take about on her show.

    Katie is pettier and more ridiculous here, not Kim.

    As for the baby photo, Popsugar posted it on Facebook and most of the comments were very, very angry, calling Kim a bitch and other names because of one photo of her not carrying the baby.

    • lisa2 says:

      FINALLY someone that gets it.

      I can’t stand Katie.. Someone else in a long list of people that play that I’m so cute and sweet and I’m your friend. (and what they really are is something quite different)

      ITAWY.. why in the world is she even sending Kim/Kanye a gift. And why was it necessary to write that on a note. I would be suspect too of someone that I have met only a few times sending me a gift/note talking about what I should name my future children. That was intrusive. I’m an not a Kim fan; but I will say Kim was right to call her shit out for what it was. Katie is using this for PR/ratings nothing more nothing less.

      and you are right it was not about the gift; but what was obviously behind the gift. I think when someone is not liked people have a tendency of not seeing what is right in front of them.

      Maybe someone that is Fake can spot it in others. Kim was right on this one.

    • pwal says:

      I especially didn’t like the And may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition bit. It comes off as extremely patronizing. And yeah, that gift was likely an attempt to create a talking point. So, yeah, Kim had a right to take a swipe at Couric for that.

      However, Kaiser is right that this is Hollywood, duh, where this sort of thing is done all the time. Couric bagged on Pitt for his divorce and yet, she was all up in his face at a WWZ premiere and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that despite encouraging the Jolie slams that Couric’s people was on the phone to Jolie’s camp to get an exclusive after the NYT op-ed.

      These HW reporters/anchors/hosts can pivot like nobody’s business, although you can kinda tell when the pivot is coming. All of a sudden, they’re nice and complimentary; then a few days later, you find out that they/their shows got access to someone who is usually in their crosshairs.

    • Amory says:

      Do you seriously think that hollywood types don’t do this all the time?? I’m sure that Kim has sent plenty of gifts to people she has never even met (like William and Kate, by the way).

      It’s business, and Kim used it to draw a bit of attention to herself. She must be starving for attention since she doesn’t leave the house.

      • Sachi says:

        Hollywood does this all the time, sure. But Katie Couric is a kiss-ass who did this to get attention for herself and her show…it just didn’t work out the way she hoped because an even bigger attention whore like Kim took it a step further.

        Katie can send all the gifts she wants, but Kim also has the right to call her out on her insincerity and motives. That doesn’t make Kim wrong (only foolish), but it does make Katie look ridiculous esp. with the note having errors in it (eg. cut-off words). Who would send a gift with an incomplete note like that if the sentiment was genuine? It looked like a joke more than a non-personal gift.

      • lisa says:

        i remember when oprah sent letterman a set of books for his new baby and they werent friends. no one questioned it.

      • loie says:

        Exactly! I’m sure PMK and Kim have sent many “fake media feiend” kissass gifts. It happens all the time.

    • Cindy says:

      Haha Kim had her own Gotcha moment with you Katie! (I know how you love that kind of thing,) One vapid shallow fame whore calling out one of the ancient pioneers of vapid shallow fame whores! Katie is an ignorant talentless hack and her “career” is dwindling and she sounds angry and jealous: “I don’t understand-why are they so famous?” Unspoken follow up: “Unlike ME who deserves to be more famouser!! *foot stamp*”
      What a dope. No Katie, they are doing exactly what you did with your life, claw their way to the top to become famous no matter what. And they did it faster and will probably make more money over time. Hahahaha, even though I can’t stand them, I like them for this.

  28. Kiddo says:

    Like a Moth to a flame. Appropriate card since they both like the limelight, and the Kardashians are as irritating as a flittering moth that won’t get out of your face.

  29. Bex says:

    I don’t see what Katie said as “talking shit”. She also seemed to comment more on the brand than Kim personally but of course vanity makes her take it that way. The family bullies anyone against them – have they ever matured past middle school? Who is faking whom?

    Btw, Kanye looks so skinny in THOSE pics, are we even sure they were taken recently or they weren’t on file from some other fame whoring setup from months ago?

  30. littlestar says:

    Why does this note seem so fake? “As the moth”??? “Tradition for na”??? Ummm WHAT??? Doesn’t anybody else notice this?

  31. LaurieH says:

    I think they are both colossal idiots. Katie is not exactly an intellectual deep-thinker (she’s just a cutesy news reader and erstwhile chat show host) but she’s desperate for people to view her as a “serious journalist” ever since her semantic “gotcha” moment with Sarah Palin 5 years ago. Kim Kardashian is the paragon of plastic, a manufactured persona designed for commercial comsumption; a perversion of the capitalism theory of exchanging goods and services for money, insofar as her “goods” are between her legs and they serviced RayJ. Both are vapid little dingbats. Kim calling Katie “fake” is akin to Anthony Weiner calling Bill Clinton “unfaithful” – both statements might be true, but they aren’t qualified to be the messenger. I agree with the others here who said the gift was not from a “friend”, but rather a media whore looking to suck-up in order to get the first exclusive post-baby interview.

  32. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Not a fan of Kim but pregnancy made her look better somehow. Katie would have been a better choice for a name than North. That poor kid is going to get teased.

  33. aquarius64 says:

    This has been all over the blogs but the majority is Team Katie. People are over the Kar-trashians.

  34. jwoolman says:

    Wasn’t Katie Couric invited to Kim’s last wedding? I thought she was the one to whom Khloe said “I give it six months”. Kim was probably ticked that the pajamas weren’t diamond encrusted.

  35. MollyB says:

    I found it annoying that the older nanny was lugging around the baby carrier and not Kanye. I always made my husband carrying those. They’re heavy as hell.

  36. Caroline says:

    I don’t care what Kim Kardashian does, it will always be wrong in my eyes.

  37. Lark says:

    Dumb. Kim overreacted, and Katie shouldn’t have apologized for a throwaway comment.

  38. nc_magnolia says:

    Kaiser, may I just render a heartfelt “Thank YOU!!!” for your non-coverage of a non-news event concerning the K-people? I am 100% on the side of all the other people who aren’t yelling at you.

    Kim going radio silent and not being a daily staple in the tabs has been a lovely and refreshing change. I know it won’t last forever, but thanks for giving us a break from them whenever possible. *fist bump*

  39. Timikils says:

    When Did Kim Kartrashian sent a gift to Kate Middleton? I thought that was a rumour created by the Kartrashians. The Palace would never allow their crap into their abode no offence. And I don’t think Kate would know who Kim is anyways. I never heard the Palace or Kate acknowledge it.

    • booboocita says:

      A rumor was reported in the Huffington Post that KK had sent Kate some articles of clothing from the Kardashian line (DASH? I don’t know), and the Palace returned them without comment. E! denied the whole thing, but it sort of sounded legit to me, as the gift coincided with the offering of the Kardashian line through a UK chain of stores. I’m sure Kate would have loved to wear some skintight slutwear around London — NOT.

  40. Isa says:

    If she doesn’t want it she can pass it this way! It looks gender neutral and it’s such a pain trying to find clothes when you’re team green.

  41. Syko says:

    I don’t like any of the people in this, except the baby.

    BUT if someone gives you a gift, you simply say “thank you”. No need to start World War III, no need to disparage the giver. You just thank them and go on.

  42. Withoutapaddle says:

    She is such a whiny ungrateful bitch. If the gift was covered in gold or diamonds, or was just for her not the baby, she wouldn’t have opened her ungrateful over injected mouth. I would bet my life 90% of the people that sent gifts and cards talk tons of shit behind her back, including the fake “celebrity” friends at her demon spawn shower.

  43. ems says:

    I also would like to know what the hell is up with “As a mo” and “for no” – because it looks like the card just cuts off there, not like they photo-edited the rest of the sentence out. Printing errors like that make everyone look cheap. And that gift was probably over $100. Seriously, Barneys?

    I remember seeing an episode of the Today Show where Katie gave a pair of shoes to Donald Trump’s then fiancée and I remember thinking, what an unbelievably tacky thing to do to give an already incredibly wealthy person ANOTHER expensive thing that they already have loads of. So I’m not surprised that Katie seems to still have a thing for unnecessarily gifting people who already have everything. That never made sense to me. People are starving in Africa. Come the fuck on.

  44. Angelica says:

    Wow, her makeup artist did a great job contouring the bump off her nose EVEN IN HER PROFILE VIEW! And those pregnancy lips just figured they’d hang around permanently…. What a joy it must be to have such natural beauty, with no need for facial surgery. Oh, Kim. How we idolize you so… (Sarcasm.) Anyway, this story is stupid, but the protagonist is stupid, so what’re ya gonna do?

  45. Kathryn says:

    Wow, Kim! You mean everyone in Hollywood doesn’t love you? This…is…shocking…. NEWSFLASH: Katie was right, teenage girls are the only ones watching your show, buying your cheap products, and idolizing you because they’re too young to know better. Everyone else thinks you’re a vapid, slutty, idiot. (Personally my opinion of Kim K is not that strong although I do dislike her.)

  46. Meiko says:

    Talk about a storm in a teacup and drawing attention to yourself in the most immature way (why am I not surprised!)

    This family come across as petty and rude when they ‘call’ others out or throw tantrums when they think another celeb has shaded them.

    Not a shred of common sense or civility in any of them.

  47. Str8Shooter says:

    This vapid COW wouldn’t know a genuine emotion if it bit her in the all-too-ample ASS!

    As for Ms. Kouric, she is the Connie Chung of the 2010s!!!

  48. Cora says:

    Just guessing here …

    I think “As a moth” was supposed to be “As a mother … [the rest is cut off]”

    At the end of the third line, I think “for no” is actually “for na”, as in “for naming”.

    I think that sentence was supposed to read, “And may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition for naming …[and the rest is cut off]”

    I think that was supposed to be a little joke because Katie Couric’s name starts with a “K”.

    She must have sent this gift before the “North West” name was announced.

  49. Sabrine says:

    Couric is a back stabber. I’ve never liked those. And she’s getting way too old for that cutsey little persona she puts on.

  50. Dawn says:

    I think Kim and Kanye are the perfect (awesome) couple. Both think more highly of themselves than the rest of the world and the fact that Katie Couric sent her anything at all makes me want to puke. Kim is not hard working, her peers who are working the streets are HARD working. Kanye is NOT a genius to anyone but himself and Kim and both are stunted at the age of fifteen. I can’t wait for both of them to lose their fame and their money because believe it, a younger, more talented rapper who doesn’t need to fake it will be rolling over the man-child that is Kanye West one of these days. Both are simply vapid and rude and don’t deserve the good fortune that has come their way. Yuk.

  51. Lizzy1013 says:

    So happy to see that motherhood has helped to transform Kim into a mature, thoughtful lady. Or not.

  52. blaize says:

    Kim K is being an oversensitive baby, just like her mom was when President Obama said that thing about them. I guess that’s something the Kardashians have in common with Kelly Osbourne: They both whine/play the victim when called out or criticized by other figures, and they’re both grown women who have mommies who fight their battles with them by attacking the public figure who criticized them.

    But I do agree that that was a phony, ass-kissy move on Katie Couric’s part. Hollywood or not, I can’t stand ass-kissing or fake niceness being used to get someone to do something:/

  53. Moec23 says:

    Must be soooo exhausting not carrying your own baby, sleeping 8-9hrs a night, and basically letting someone else raise your child!

  54. truthful says:

    like they were supposed to be “besties” or something–its business.

    rocks for brains.

    everyone says negative stuff on their shows about them and she and her sisters come and chuck it up..

    what’s the big deal..

  55. Dani says:

    It’s nice to see she’s using a 50k bag as a diaper bag…wtf

  56. Dawn says:

    I would have had so much respect for Katie had she simply ignored the unbelievable bad mannered K&K and simply done her best to get Jay Z and Bey on her show. I guarantee both K&K would be calling Katie to say thank you and to get on her show. And she could just continue to ignore them and get her friends in the press to do the same. Because that is how they would play her.

  57. PixieWicked says:

    Just playing devil’s advocate here.

    It’s possible Kim saw “keep with the K name tradition” as a snarky comment on her baby’s name. Goodness knows she’s gotten a lot of teasing for it. Being sensitive about that, coupled with post-baby hormones… it’s bound to make her nuts. Not to mention, Katie Couric is a little snotty, anyway.

    I can’t believe I jus defended Kim Kardashian. Sigh!

  58. Mae says:

    Katie’s a STUPID as they come. It’s expected that Kim would throw a tantrum…but Katie should not have sent a gift after stating she doesn’t know why this family is famous. i’m no fan of kim’s but i understand why she’s upset. katie’s washed up anyway. she’s another one who’s been around WAY TO LONG. SO LONG Katie. Also, what’s up with all the gums showing when you smile? you need to fix that. we don’t need to see your gums.