Kim Kardashian Reaches Instagram Milestone, Sharing Shocking Pics

Kim Kardashian really is a changed woman.

And this is very bad news for horny young men around the globe.

Just over two years ago, Kardashian crossed the 27 million follower mark on Instagram and celebrated with a seductive photograph of herself in bed.

“27 mil!!!!! Thank you so much!!!! I love you all!!!!!” Kim captioned the very sexy snapshot in February of 2015.

When her follower count subsequently climbed to 42 million, Kardashian dropped a MASSIVE cleavage selfie on fans in recognization of the achievement.

When she hit 45 million not long afterward?

You guessed it: more cleavage!

But that was before Kim was a mother of two.

It was before she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris this past October and forced to truly re-evaluate nearly every aspect of her life.

Kardashian has understandably become far more guarded since this incident and, by extension, far more clothed.

Earlier this week, she accomplished a true Instagram feat, becoming just the sixth person to reach 100 million followers.

However, she didn’t strip down in celebration. She didn’t show off her boobs. She chose to show off her family instead.

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“I CAN’T BELIEVE I’VE REACHED 100 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM, THANKS TO YOU GUYS!!!” she wrote as a caption to the above family portrait on her official website.

“TO CELEBRATE, I WANTED TO TAKE A LOOK BACK AT MY MOST-LIKED POSTS. I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS SO MUCH, MORE THAN YOU KNOW,” Kim added.

On Instagram itself, meanwhile, Kardashian not only didn’t reward followers with a new naked selfie.

She didn’t even feature a new picture of herself!

She went with the following image of daughter North West and wrote as another caption:

“She has no clue what 100 million followers means but she’s excited cause i’m excited lol thanks for the follows and the love.”

This brand new Kim Kardashian is probably good for the reality star’s mental health.

But is it good for her future as an actual reality star? Can a buttoned-up, responsible, conservative, more private Kim Kardashian remain a legitimate A-Lister?

No. Not if the failing ratings for Keeping Up with the Kardashians are any indication.

After the aforementioned robbery in Paris, Kim stepped fully away from the spotlight.

She didn’t share anything at all on social media and she didn’t go out in public.

Following several weeks of being on a self-imposed lockdown, however, Kim re-emerged little by little, posting various pictures of her husband and children at home.

“It was time for Kim to get back on social media and back to work,” an insider told Entertainment Weekly in January, explaining:

“That is a huge part of her career. She has obligations to support her family and has an entire team working for her. It was time to get back to normal.”

Well, not normal.

Normal would have previously meant a Kim Kardashian nude spread in honor of this social media milestone. 

The new Kim Kardashian normal is a portrait of her loved ones.

We’re sorry, fellas. But you had to know this day was coming sooner or later, robbery or no robbery.

As for where Kardashian stands in the grand scheme of Instagram, she still has a ways to go before she can threaten Selena Gomez as the most popular user.

That singer is the most followed person on the platform by far, with approximately 120 million fans.

She is followed by: Ariana Grande at 105 million; Taylor Swift at 102 million; Beyonce and Cristiano Ronaldo, both at 101 million; and then Kim.

Kardashian is a solid 20 million followers ahead of the next person in her family, however, although we could actually see Kylie Jenner catching up someday.

She has her own reality show coming out and she remains very open to taking nearly everything off on a weekly basis.

That’s a tough combination. It’s one Kim can’t really compete with these days.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on both Instagram accounts to see if Kylie can someday usurp her sibling. Stay tuned!

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Ex-Western Michigan football player reaches plea deal in armed robbery case

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A former Western Michigan University football player has reached an agreement with prosecutors to plead guilty to armed robbery.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports 19-year-old Bryson White of Mason, Ohio, entered the plea Friday. Court documents say prosecutors dropped charges of home invasion and larceny and won't pursue a firearm charge.

A sentencing agreement calls for White to serve 38 months to 15 years in prison. His sentencing is set for July 3 in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.

Co-defendant Ronald George of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in March to armed robbery. He’s due to be sentenced May 22.

White and George were accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint last August after planning to smoke marijuana with her. The two were dismissed from the football team following their arrests.

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Joe Johnson reaches 20,000-point plateau

Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson reached the 20,000-point plateau on Saturday with 13 points against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Johnson becomes the 42nd player in NBA history to reach that mark.

The 35-year-old entered the game with 19,993 points across his 15-year career split between Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Brooklyn, Miami, and Utah. He hit his mark with a corner three courtesy of a drive-and-kick feed from Gordon Hayward.

Related: Gasol’s, Johnson’s pursuits of 20k shouldn’t be buried

Johnson's achievement stands as a testament to his consistency.

Iso Joe only posted one season with over 25 points per game, but the 6-foot-7 swingman piled his points by remaining remarkably durable throughout his lengthy career.

Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki, and LeBron James are the only other active players in the 20K-point club.

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Watch: Jones reaches over center-field wall to rob Machado of HR

Adam Jones is going to let Manny Machado hear about this one when the World Baseball Classic is over.

During the seventh inning of Saturday's winner-take-all game between the United States and Dominican Republic, Jones leaped up at the wall to rob Machado of a sure home run to preserve the American's 4-2 lead.

Machado could only look on in amazement and tip his cap to his Baltimore Orioles teammate.

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Antonio Brown reaches over Weddle, Mosley for division-winning TD

What a game. What a finish.

Antonio Brown capped off a classic Pittsburgh SteelersBaltimore Ravens rivalry game on Sunday with one of the most clutch plays he’ll make in all of his career.

With the clock ticking under 10 seconds and no timeouts to use, Brown caught a pass over the middle and bullied his way through two of the Ravens’ best defenders – Eric Weddle and C.J. Mosley – to score a 4-yard touchdown. The win gave the Steelers their first division title since 2014.

The game started slow with the Steelers carrying a 7-6 lead into halftime, but exploded in the fourth quarter. Le'Veon Bell notched touchdowns on back-to-back drives, giving Pittsburgh a 24-20 lead late in the final frame.

Watch: Le’Veon Bell shows off speed, vision outrunning Ravens for TD

The Ravens surged down the field on a 75-yard, 14-play drive finished off by a powerful touchdown run by fullback Kyle Juszczyk, leaving the Steelers with 1:18 for their game-winning drive. The loss eliminated Baltimore from playoff contention, meaning the Ravens will miss the postseason in consecutive years for the first time since 2004 and 2005.

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Lane Kiffin reaches out to FAU fans, urges ticket sales

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lane Kiffin is already busy trying to sell some Florida Atlantic tickets.

FAU’s new football coach released an open letter to the Florida Atlantic community Friday night, announcing that he will personally make a donation to a university scholarship fund for every season ticket sold.

Anyone who buys one will also get an autographed photo, Kiffin wrote.

”I am honored to be here as your head coach,” Kiffin wrote. ”As soon as news of our partnership broke, people asked me why I would go to FAU.”

Kiffin then offered his answer, saying he wants ”to do it better than it’s ever been done before.”

”The potential of this program and the excellence of this university and community is what will make it possible,” Kiffin wrote. ”A gentleman familiar to us all, Howard Schnellenberger, phrased it best when he coined it `Football in Paradise.”’

FAU has struggled with attendance in recent years. Its last home game this season had an announced attendance of just under 6,000.

Kiffin was introduced Tuesday as FAU's coach. He will remain the offensive coordinator at Alabama through the College Football Playoff.

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Report: Jason Thompson reaches deal with Chinese team

Free-agent big man Jason Thompson has reached an agreement with the Shangdong Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Bleacher Report's David Pick.

Thompson split last season with the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, after spending his first seven years in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings.

In 588 NBA games, Thompson has averaged 8.9 points and 6.6 rebounds on 49.6 percent shooting from the floor.

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Altuve reaches 1,000 hits at historic pace

Jose Altuve is adding to his MVP resume at a historically quick pace.

The All-Star second baseman became the fastest player in Houston Astros history to record 1,000 hits when he singled during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against St. Louis.

The milestone hit – his third of the night – came in the 786th game of Altuve’s career, and increased his league-leading total to 170 this season. Among active players, only Ichiro Suzuki needed fewer games (696) to reach 1,000 hits, and no Astros player accomplished the feat in his first six seasons.

From a more historical perspective, Altuve notched hit No. 1,000 in 45 fewer games than Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time leader with 4,256 hits.

“I hope the people that are here and the people around him, and the people that get to watch him daily appreciate what he does and how he does it,” manager A.J. Hinch told reporters after the game, according to MLB.com’s Jordan Ray. “We’re scratching the surface on what’s possible.”

Related: Who will be the next members of the 3,000-hit club?

Altuve's historic night further cemented his case to be an AL MVP candidate after improving his MLB-best average and OBP to .365 and .429, respectively. Perhaps most impressively, Altuve already has four more homers (19) than his previous career high set last year, and is second to David Ortiz in the American League with a .573 slugging percentage.

"He's pretty spectacular," said rookie Alex Bregman, who hit his first career homer Wednesday. "He's got to be the best player in baseball."

An All-Star for the third straight year and fourth time in his career, Altuve also has 26 steals and four triples this season, and entered Tuesday's game with 6.2 wins above replacement – the third-most in the majors.

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Mejia’s hit streak reaches 50 after postgame scoring change

In an unlikely turn of events, Cleveland Indians minor leaguer Francisco Mejia extended his historic hitting streak Saturday to 50 games after a controversial E-5 during the third inning was changed to a double by the official scorer following Class A Lynchburg’s 7-5 loss to Winston-Salem.

Moments before the change, even the Indians had congratulated their highly-touted catcher on his streak – already tied for the sixth-longest in professional baseball history – after it appeared he went 0-for-4 with a walk in the extra-inning loss. Instead, Mejia, who was set to be dealt to Milwaukee in Cleveland’s failed Jonathan Lucroy trade, now owns the longest streak in pro ball since Roman Mejias’ 55-gamer in 1954.

YEAR PLAYER GAMES
1919 Joe Wilhoit 69
1933 Joe DiMaggio 61
1941 Joe DiMaggio (MLB) 56
1954 Roman Mejias 55
2016 Francisco Mejia 50
1922 Otto Pahlman 50

The Indians’ fourth-ranked prospect by MLB Pipeline, Mejia’s streak looked to be over after he walked during his final plate appearance of the night during the ninth inning. Several innings earlier, the 20-year-old Dominican prospect reached base after his ground ball rolled under the glove of Winston-Salem third baseman Gerson Montilla, who was charged with an error.

Then, in an unexpected twist, the official scorer spent roughly an hour in the clubhouse after the game – most of which was apparently in Lynchburg manager Mark Budzinski’s office, according to Mark Robertson of News & Advance – before the scoring change was announced about an hour after the game ended.

“After reviewing additional data and watching video of the play, the official scorer decided to rule Mejia’s batted ball in the third inning a double,” read a statement from the Hillcats. “The video review showed that the ball was struck far enough away from the backhand of the third baseman (Montilla) and hit with enough force and topspin to preview Montilla from making the play with ordinary effort.”

Mejia's epic run – which has coincided with the 75-year anniversary of Joe DiMaggio's MLB-record 56-game hitting streak – has endured plenty of ups and downs, from the unsuccessful trade to the Brewers to him being promoted to Lynchburg 24 games into his streak. He has also dealt with the flu, a shoulder injury, played in the minor-league All-Star Game and Futures Game, and has caught 40 of his teams' 50 games during the streak.

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