Kris also allegedly called Kim "fat ass."
Tattle does acknowledge he could have meant it as a compliment.
"He tried to control Kim by bringing her down . . . He would say truly terrible things," said the source. "One time, he said she had no talent and her fame wouldn't last."
"Truly terrible," it's the new "honest."
Uh, she has no talent.
And her fame is questionable. If three million Americans think you're terrific, 10 million think you're a fool and the remaining 300 million can't figure out why the first 13 million even think about you, is that really fame?
Isn't Kim, like Snooki or any one of those ridiculous housewives, merely the 21st-century equivalent of the bearded lady at the circus?
No Peas with turkey
The only way the Black Eyed Peas could counter rumors that they were breaking up was to deny they were breaking up. But the denial only convinced people that the group was breaking up.
The vicious cycle of rumordom.
"We are not breaking up," Taboo told Reuters Monday at a launch party for the band's new video dance game, "The Black Eyed Peas Experience."
"We're going to take a little vacation and focus on our personal things," added Apl.de.ap.
The Peas will play their final prebreak concert in Miami tonight with a host of guest stars.
TATTBITS * Correction: Katy Perry will not be the musical guest when she hosts "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 10. It will be Robyn. *
As Michelle Bachmann strode
onstage at Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" Tuesday, the show's house band, The Roots, played a snippet of a 1985 Fishbone song called "Lyin' Ass B----."
The song begins with a distinctive "la la la la la la la la la" refrain - the only words audible before Bachmann, smiling and waving to the audience, sat down.
The song itself, about a relationship gone wrong, isn't political. Among its cleanest lyrics: "She always says she needs you, but you know she really don't care."
Roots' bandleader Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson said the song was a spur-of-the-moment decision.
"The show was not aware of it, and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt," Thompson said. "That was not my intention."
What was your intention?
Bachmann's campaign had no immediate comment, having never heard of Fishbone or the song. But it would have been a riot if Bachmann called The Roots out: "Fishbone, guys? Really? You know who's a 'Lyin' Ass B----'? Mitt Romney, that's who."
* A federal judge has sentenced
Donna Gregor, of East Hartford, to 3 1/2 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the Mark Twain House & Museum in Connecticut.
Steal a million dollars, go to jail.
Steal a billion dollars, play golf with a congressman.
- Daily News wire services
contributed to this report.