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Kim Kardashian plants fake baby photos, weeds out greedy friends, reports say

Television personality Kim Kardashian poses for photographers at the red carpet during the 40th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine in Spanish in Mexico City, Thursday Oct. 4, 2012.

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Kim Kardashian is known for many things: being annoying, having a sex tape, being in a relationship with Kanye West, being a new mom, being annoying. Now there's something else to add to that list: Machiavellian friend filter.

Suspecting that some of her so-called friends might try to sell pictures of her new baby to tabloids, Kardashian sent out at least six fake pics to see who would sell her out, TMZ reports. And just how does TMZ know this? Because one of the "friends" attempted to sell it to the celebrity website.

But TMZ says its "K & K sources have seen the pic and claim it's not the real deal."

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Meanwhile, Business Insider is floating the possibility that the pic is really of her baby, and Kardashian is denying it because she has a sweet deal set up with a tabloid to run the first images of her baby.

The cloak and dagger move has earned Kardashian plenty of credit for her smarts, with going so far as to call her "a genius."

Kardashian, 32, gave birth to her daughter, North West, on June 15. Since then, the world has obviously been clamouring to see the child, and anyone with pics to sell will probably make a small fortune. Kardashian clearly doesn't want one of her inner circle trying to claim that fortune for themselves.

Maybe she is in fact smarter than she usually gets credit for. But she's still annoying.

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