Kim Kardashian miffed at 'TWO-FACED' Jenna Bush for criticizing North West's lavish birthday bash
According to sources, Kim Kardashian is fighting back after Jenna Bush Hager chastised her for hosting an "over the top" birthday party for her 9-year-old daughter North West on the Today show.
According to one insider who spoke to Radar, “When Kim was on the show a few weeks ago, Jenna was kissing her ass. Kim was scheduled to appear on the show hosted by Hoda and Savannah, but when Jenna’s team begged her to stick around and do an interview on the ratings-troubled 10 AM hour, Kim did it as a favor. Now Jenna has the nerve to go after Kim’s daughter! Kim has made it perfectly clear that she will never be doing that for two-faced Jenna again even if her dad was the ex-President.”
On the Today show, Jenna Bush didn't mince words when she criticized Kim Kardashian for throwing an extravagant party for North West's birthday. “I have a 9-year-old, she did not have a party like this,” the 40-year-old said. “Because, y’all, this party was over the top!” Kardashian apparently now has a grudge against Jenna Bush because of her comments.
Comedian Michelle Buteau, who was stepping in for Hoda Kotb, agreed with Jenna's assessment and added that while she enjoyed the "inspiration," she would stay with a "low-budget version." According to the insider who spoke to Radar, Hoda Kotb was absent when the rude remarks were made, so comic Michelle Buteau filled in. This has made matters worse. “This would never have happened if Hoda was there. She keeps Jenna’s b***h side in check,” said the insider. “Jenna’s people are already trying to blame Michelle, but the tape exists. It is clear who said what.”
What is taking place in the background of the performance, though, is the main issue. “The new Executive Producer, Talia Parkinson-Jones, came from 'The Wendy Williams show'. She loves celebrity gossip and drama and wants to shake up the boring 10 AM hour. But in doing so she is clashing with the very conservative Meredith Reis who has served as senior producer of the 10 AM hour for the past two years,” said a top NBC source.
The insider added, “Meredith is terrified of upsetting the hosts, celebrities, and their reps. She would rather everything be boring than risk getting any complaints. While everyone is watching what happens between Kim and Jenna, the real battle is between Talia and Meredith.”
The reality actress, 41, displayed pictures from her oldest child's “spooky wilderness-themed” party earlier this week, which featured zip-lining, rope courses, and archery in the woods. “[North] wanted to have a spooky wilderness-themed party,” Kardashian told Jimmy Fallon on his talk show. “I took them out camping.” She added, “She’s really into special effects makeup. She does really good wounds and scars.” The makeup mogul said her daughter North "was taking classes" and "wanted to teach her girlfriends [with mannequin heads].” Guests on board Kardashian's private plane were other celebrity kids, namely West's niece Penelope Disick and Jessica Simpson's kid, Maxwell.
Jenna Bush Hager, who compared her own 9-year-old child with North, has three children with husband Brian Hager — Mila, 9, Poppy, 6, and Hal, 2.