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Keeping up with the Kardashians


It’s no secret (though it is a komplete surprise) that the Kardashian Konglomerate is a big-moneymaking business. Led by Pimp Momager, Kris Jenner Kardashian, the family has raked in millions starting with a little thing like an accidentally leaked sex tape. Well, I have more bad news…

After earning a reported $65 million in 2010, it seems the Sisters Kardashian are slated to make… wait for it: $200-$300 MILLION dollars in the the next year alone from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. But it gets better as they are predicted to be closing in on a Billion-Dollar empire in the next 2 years!

Brian Dow, a partner at APA Talent and Literaly Agency who reps the brands komprised of the Kardashian Kingdom, tells Women’s Wear Daily: “The Kardashians could easily be a billion-dollar business worldwide in the next two years.”

Especially since they are planning to take their Sears Kollection global with markets in the U.K., Italy, and Australia. I feel so bad for those other countries. Or should I say kountries? Wow – that’s an incredible payout for such cheap and tacky clothes!

In addition to dressing like the sisters, people apparently want to smell like the Kardashians too, as their fragrance lines are huge money-makers!

“Kardashian is the type of brand that can afford to be everywhere — we’re not concerned about overexposure,” says Philip Zellner, CEO of Lighthouse Brands, the company that produces the Kardashian fragrances.

“Everyone who watches and reads about them feels like they know them, that they’re part of their family. There is an aspirational aspect that the consumer looks up to, as well as the day-to-day drama,” Mr. Zellner believes.

Because according to Mr. Zellner, the four fragrance lines kreated by the Kardashians – three (and a fourth on the way!) from Kim and one unisex fragrance from Khloe and husband Lamar Odom – are expected to generate $50M! Who is buying this stuff?! I am seriously perplexed!

So, just to break it down in the next couple years these ladies could be raking in close to a billion dollars! Kue the lawsuits that will likely be rolling in… especially considering they are already being accused of kopy-katting.

Photo credit: WENN

Did you feel nauseous after learning about the prospective income the Kardashians may earn pedaling their wares? Have you ever a purchased a K product? Would you?


Despite those pesky trouble in paradise rumors, it seems Kim Kardashian and hubby Kris Kardashian-Humphries are happily in love!

Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM Radio show last week, Kim announced the couple is frantically busy with a new move to NY and figuring out where Kris will be playing next season, but happy! “I feel good. It was kind of crazy to go right from our wedding straight to New York,” Kim announced. “It’s been work non-stop, and I think [Kris] finally appreciates all the hard work we do.” I am guessing by hard work she means non-stop product pimping and reality TV whoring.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star does admit there was some tension pre-wedding because she wanted help planning her fantasy wedding. E! didn’t hire her a wedding planning team? “I asked him to do a few things,” Kim recounts. “And he kept on being so opinionated … but when I asked him to do something, nothing would happen … It would take him forever to do something.”

“So I think I finally just lost it and was like, ‘I can’t do his seating chart, I can’t do any of the things on his side of the family.’”

Kim also reveals she will move wherever Kris’ career takes him! Hey, reality cameras can follow you anywhere! “I would go to Oklahoma City. We’re not going to live a separate life,” she explained. And as for babies – they’re coming! “Give us a year,” Kim teased!

While everything is happy on the marriage front, not so much on the business side of things! Famed jewelry designer, Alexis Bittar, whose pieces are spotted on celebs everywhere is calling Kim out as a copy-cat! Alexis claims that Kim’s collection, Belle Noel features pieces that look eerily similar to pieces he has actually loaned Kim to wear!

“In the reality TV world, there are so many people coming out with lines to capitalize on their TV shows. They are not designers and they are just stealing,” Alexis fumed! “I passed the Dash pop up store on Broadway, and I saw that Kim’s pieces were very similar to mine, and she definitely has been taking note (of my designs),” he continues.

After realizing Kim may be borrowing his items to replicate, the designer is calling quits on allowing her to wear his goods! “The tricky thing is that we have sent pieces to Kim in the past to wear, so now I have told my staff we cannot send anything to her.” Yikes! Didn’t they have this problem with their BeBe collection also?

Alexis isn’t planning legal action – yet! And he does admit he hasn’t spoken to Kim about the idea theft! “I haven’t talked to Kim about it, the truth is she might not even know. She might be so far removed from it (the design process), and her designers just go shopping and knock things off, “ he snipes!

“But we are definitely not lending to Kim any more, she has been barred,” he concludes. WOW! Bad news for Kimmie!

Kim’s rep, of coursed, dismissed the accusations calling the similarities “purely coincidental” and claiming that Kim “is constantly inspired by her travels which she incorporates into her designs.”

I say, where there’s smoke – there’s fire! Photos of Kim’s Bella Noel Collection and Alexis Bittar’s collection are below.

Photo credit: Pena/Hall/INFphoto.com

Thoughts on Kim’s interview with Ryan Seacrest? Do you believe Kim copied Alexis’ designs? Did you watch Kim’s Fairytale Wedding?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE PHOTO COMPARISONS OF KIM & ALEXIS’S JEWELRY LINES!

You know those sisters Kardashian…they can’t be out of the limelight too long or they start to shrivel. It’s kind of like they are the exact opposite of Gremlins, yet just as creepy.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you have no doubt been inundated with the good ol’ U.S. of A.’s version of the Royal Wedding. Okay, so not America’s version, but Kim Kardashian’s delusional self-titled version. Kimmie’s groom Kris Humphries is now getting a crash course in Kardashian, by joining his new bride on a media blitz to tout the two-part wedding special — Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event, which, of course, airs October 9th and 10th on E!

The hottest topic for the reality love birds? When are they going to add to the Kardashian (er, Humphries?) clan? Kimmie says, “I think we would wait like, a year before we really start trying to have kids.” She explains, “I think we want to figure out where [Kris] is gonna play and figure out his career and if we have to pack up and move somewhere, like the Midwest. Who knows?”

Kris agrees. He continues Kimmie’s sentiment saying he would like “lots of kids…having fun together, knowing that we can have fun and that life is fun and that we can spend time together and support each other.” Awww. It sounds almost like the Kardashian/Jenner family….minus the constant film crews.

The couple also joined Jay Leno who questioned the pair about wedded bliss, as well as adjusting to living together. When asked which of Kris’ habits most gets on her nerves, Kimmie divulged, “He, like, literally barks like a dog. It’s like him and his boys. Like one’s in the other room and they, like, all wanna leave, (so) they’ll be like, ‘Ar! Ar! Ar!’”

Humphries defends himself, exclaiming, “Not like that! It’s one bark!” And to be fair, he does kind of look like one of the werewolves from the Twilight Saga, so the barking makes sense to me.

While the newlywed ribbing seems to be all in good fun, Kimmie does provide a teaser for the wedding extravaganza. She admits, “My sisters attack him.” Kim further cites that her younger sister Khloe Kardashian “says whatever is on her mind. She just has no filter. Kris is the same exact way. They’ll go back and forth at each other and neither one of them will back down. It’s really hard.” You know what else is really hard? Avoiding tabloid stories about tension between Humphries and Kimmie’s sisters. While the rumors of unrest in this six(ish) week union run rampant, Kim reveals it’s for the ratings, “[T]he family gets through it.”

Below is a preview clip of Kim and Kris fighting over Kim wanting to keep her Kardashian last name from the upcoming E! wedding special!

While the older Kardashian ladies are dealing with cattiness among their bazillion reality shows, younger half-sister Kendall Jenner continues to make her mark on the modeling world. The 15-year-old stunner, who has been modeling with the Wilhelmina Agency since age thirteen, is the new face of White Sands, an Australian swimwear line. In fact, back in August, Kimmie joined little sis Kendall on her swimwear shoot. She posted pictures of her model sibling, saying, “How stunning does she look!?!? I couldn’t be more proud!”

Perhaps while reality gold runs through the veins of the Kardashian sisters, it’s modeling where the younger Jenner siblings will make their mark. The youngest of the reality family, Kylie Jenner, recently walked the runway in a show for singer/angsty designer Avril Lavigne, who is the girlfriend of Kylie and Kendall’s half-brother (and no stranger to reality television himself), Brody Jenner.

Below are the new bathing suit photos of Kendall!

TELL US – WILL YOU WATCH KIMMIE’S WEDDING SPECIAL? IS KENDALL TOO YOUNG TO BE TAKING BIKINI PICS?

CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON TO SEE PHOTOS FROM KENDALL’S SHOOT!

Newlyweds/non-famewhores Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are already renewing their wedding vows despite being married for only a month-and-a-half!

The made for TV vow renewal for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars was all courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres! On a pre-taped episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (scheduled to air today), Kimmie, 30, and her NBA hubby Kris, 26, were candid with Ellen about their newlywed life and what they’d do differently about their Aug. 20 wedding.

“[I'd] elope,” said Kimmie Kakes. “I would say [have a] longer after-party, but I was so crazy for an entire month…I literally went crazy. It was so stressful,” she added of the wedding which she planned with the help of pimpmomager Kris Jenner in only a few months.

Kris also shared his regret, echoing Kimmie’s statement by stating he would have wanted “a longer after party.”

The two are currently doing a ton of press in other to promote their E! Wedding Special — Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event which is set to air this Sunday on E! at 8 p.m. ET.

In other Kardashian news, Khloe Kardashian, who co-hosted the fourth hour of the Today Show on Monday, opened up about her fertility struggles.

Khloe, who’s been married to NBA hubby Lamar Odom for over 2 years now (yes it’s been 2 years already), has always been vocal about wanting kids right away. However, that has yet to happen for Khloe.

“We would love to have kids,” said Khloe, 27. “It’s so hard. I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. I never knew about that. No one ever taught me that. When you have schedules such as ours, it’s really hard to hit that mark. So it’s frustrating, but definitely, I want to have kids. It’s scary [thinking], ‘Oh God, what if I physically can’t have kids?’”

The Kardashians continue their take over of the Today Show this week as Kris Jenner will co-host today, Kourtney Kardashian will co-host tomorrow, and Kimmie Kakes will finish off by co-hosting on Friday.

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE & KRIS RENEWING THEIR VOWS ALREADY? THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S COMMENTS?

Kim Kardashain, star of tabloid media, sex tapes, and bad reality TV graces the pages of a serious publication as the newest covergirl for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine!

The Arabian issue, shot by famed photographer John Russo, features a variety of Dolce & Gabbana “star” themed dresses – cause Kim’s a star, ya’ll!

Kim posted the behind the scenes pics on her personal website (which I know you all frequent daily), announcing: “This is my first cover in the Middle East and I [am] so pleased with how it turned out! Do you guys like it?” Well, do you guys like it? I think it’s pretty good. For Kim. More photos from the shoot are below.

And for those of you Kardashian lovers, the stars of Keeping Up With The Kardashians will be invading your day-time TV as they take over for the final hour of Today EVERY SINGLE DAY of next week!

Yes, you read that correctly. Here’s how it breaks down: five Kardashians divided into five days. Khloe will co-host with Hoda Kotb on Monday, Bruce Jenner Kardashian on Tuesday, Kris Jenner Kardashian on Wednesday, Kourtney on Thursday, and the grand finale: Kim on Friday! Woooo – set your DVRs right. now.

And even more exciting, the four-hour Kim & Kris Humphries divorce in training wedding spectacular will air on E! as a two-part primetime special beginning on Oct 9th! Oh, lord – get the boxed wine ready… E! released the beautiful TwitPic Save The Date inviting all of us special guests to attend the super-private and intimate nuptials of America’s royal couple. #sarcasm.

And if you think it’s all cake and roses, you’re wrong as Kim discovers in the weeks leading up to her big day that Khloe has reservations about Kim’s impending nuptials! In a sneak peak of the special, Kim and Khloe get into an argument after Kim discovers Khloe pulled Kris aside during their engagement party to inform him they are marrying too soon! Pot meet Kettle, Mrs. Odom.

Khloe’s defense is that she is protective of Kim. Oh, and Kris accused her of marrying Lamar Odom because of his Lakers status and Kris is jealous.

Well, Kim is so furious that Khloe tried to warn Kris about what he’s getting into ruin her special day, she threatens to uninvite her to the wedding. Seriously, Kim? The preview clip is below!

What do you think of Kim’s Harper’s Bazaar photos – impressed or unimpressed? Are you excited about the Kardashian-infested Today segments? Will you be watching the Wedding Special or avoid it like the plague (as I plan to do)?

Photo Credits: John Russo for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.

Poor Kim Kardashian, it seems nothing is going right for the beleaguered star of Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Her marriage to Kris Humphries is reportedly on the rocks and her family hates her hubby anyways, her mother Kris Jenner pimps her out mercilessly for a measly 10%, her brother Rob Kardashian can’t dance, and now she’s been voted “Most Annoying Celebrity of 2011!”

In an annual Pop Culture Poll conducted by Parade and Yahoo! OMG!, Kim received 29% of the vote to beat out even Charle Sheen as the most annoying celeb of the past year! Wow – um… that sucks, but why am I not surprised?

But don’t feel too badly for Kimmie as she is in good company! Joining her on the annoying list are a few more reality stars, most notably Jersey Shore star Snooki who garnered 21% of the votes! Donald Trump also made the list with 5% of the votes.

And the news for Kimmie gets even worse as Vivid Entertainment’s Steve Hirsch tells TMZ the company REJECTED an offer to sell her sex tape! “We were offered $20 million for the Kim tape but have decided that we are going to hang on to it … for now.” Which means it’s still available for your viewing pleasure, if you are into that sort of thing.

Days after Kimmie tied the knot, TMZ broke the news that someone was actively trying to take the tape off the market. Many of course suspected it was Kimmie herself, something that now appears not to be the case.

Mr. Hirsch does tell TMZ that his reasons for rejecting the sale were honorable, all things considered. “Although the offer that we ultimately received was substantial,” he explains quelling suspicious that the offer price wasn’t as high as the 30M he was after. “When I realized that it wasn’t Kim it became less appealing. Kim is a superstar and if it were to be sold, it should be to her.”

If Kim keeps annoying the public it seems like her economic potential to earn enough dough to get that tape off the market is going to dry up soon! I’m frankly shocked that Kim wasn’t the prospective buyer – maybe she was hiring someone else to try and buy the tape for her?

Photo credit: Tina Gill / PR Photos

Thoughts on the poll? Do you agree that Kim is the “Most Annoying Celebrity of 2011”? Are you surprised Kim was not the person trying to buy the Kim K sex tape?


One thing I can say about the Kardashian siblings is they definitely stick together! Sometimes to a fault…

In the latest controversy to plague America’s least favorite fame-crazed family, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians stars took to Twitter to trash brother Rob Kardashian‘s Dancing With The Stars competition, Elisabetta Canalis! Keep it Klassy!

After Rob and his partner Cheryl Burke were placed in the bottom three Tuesday night, an outraged Kourtney Tweeted: “There is NO way Rob Kardashian was trending worldwide last night and in the bottom 3. Impossible!” Kourtney, then demanded to know: “HOW IS ELISABETTA SAFE?!??! HOW?! Seriously!!!” And sister Khloe chimed in with “Agreed! So odd!”

Apparently Kourtney and Khloe believed Elisabetta should be in the bottom three instead of their younger brother, Rob, you know, because Rob’s 16 points score was much better from Elisabetta’s 15. Perhaps there is some merit to the rumors that Rob has been slacking off something major during dance practice!

When a fan Tweeted Khloe: “Rob did much better then Elisabetta Canalis, just my opinion…Shouldnt b in the bottom 3,” Khloe responded with: “Shows are rigged all the time.” Um… you mean reality TV isn’t 100% true all of the time; they never “manufacture” drama?!

Kim also got in on the action, Tweeting: “This just can’t be! Rob in the bottom 3! This is impossible! He did soooo good!!!!”

The Kardashians implored their fans (and surprisingly they have many) to vote for Rob and after it was announced that he was safe, Khloe suddenly started singing a different tune, Tweeting: “Honestly I didn’t think anyone of those people should have been in the bottom 3 :( sucks…..” Hopefully Rob will redeem himself next week so we are spared another bout of the Kardashian Mafia.

Sadly, for Elisabetta none of the Kardashians issued her an apology after they snarked on her dancing! Good thing as the HollywoodLife blog is reporting today that Elisabetta could care less about the harsh comments by the Kardashians!

“Elisabetta couldn’t care less about what the Kardashian sisters said about her. She is refusing to go down to their level. She is taking the show as a fun experience to build off of and get more opportunities in her career. She wants to have fun, not scandal and cattiness,” said a source.

The insider also goes on to diss Rob: “Rob is a bit of a diva, and he should know that he is on the show only because of his sisters, the producers are really only interested in having them in the audience for the potential ratings they bring to the show.” Ouch!

In other Dancing With The Stars news the list of Bravo reality stars desperate to dance is growing as Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s NeNe Leakes revealed she is itching to strap on her dancing shoes!

In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, NeNe commented: “I think would be good on ‘Dancing with The Stars.’ If nothing else I would be entertaining. They wouldn’t take their eyes off me, girl!” She then jumped up and gave hostess Kit Hoover a demonstration of her dancing skills – which left much to be desired! One would think NeNe’s past as an exotic dancer would have given her a few more moves!

Are you shocked that Kourtney and Khloe would call out Elisabetta’s dancing on Twitter? Do you think they owe Elisabetta an apology for their comments? Would you watch NeNe on DWTS?

It was only a matter of time. Almost a month after her extravagant made for TV wedding, there are now two reports revealing all is not well in Kim Kardashian’s marriage. Not exactly shocking as the couple only dated for a few months before getting engaged.

First is the cover story by Star magazine which reveals Kim, 30, and hubby Kris Kardashian Humphries, 26, are already miserable and fighting constantly. Even worse is the revelation that Kim’s family really does not like Kris. Apparently this storyline which played out on recent episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians was the real deal.

“Everyone in the family hates Kris,” a source close to the family reveals. “Kris and Kim’s brother Rob argue nonstop because Kris is always talking down to him … Kris asked Khloe if her husband Lamar was gay and if their marriage was a cover-up. She was offended and really ticked off!”

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM KIM’S WEDDING!

The report goes on to state that Kris is not a fan of the constant media attention and is now starting to feel like their marital life is “staged.” A source close to Kris states he “is now getting a rude awakening. He’s sick of how their lives are planned out like a scripted TV show.”

In fact, Kris was so disgusted with the Kardashians’ fame-seeking and money hungry ways that he got major cold feet days before the wedding and almost called things off, before Pimpmomager Kris Jenner came to the rescue! “Just days before walking down the aisle Kris freaked out. He doesn’t like how their relationship is all for the cameras … Kim’ mom convinced him to go through with it.” Yikes!

As if the above isn’t bad enough, a source, Steve Werner who works at the Skybar in West Hollywood, goes on record when he tells the mag he saw Kris flirting with two blondes at the bar just days before he tied the knot.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Steve states. “Kris was there with one of his friends, and they were getting a ton of attention from the girls at the bar. Two blonde girls in particular caught Kris’ eye, and they were getting a little too cozy, especially considering it was the week of his wedding. At one point he had an arm around each of the two blondes. They were laughing and drinking and kept asking to feel his muscles.”

And just in case the Star magazine cover story wasn’t damning enough, the current issue of UsWeekly (a pretty credible mag) pretty much echoes Star’s cover story.  UsWeekly’s report also confirms Kimmie’s family does indeed hate Kris.

“It’s been hard 100%  — percent,” Kim’s pal Brittny Gastineau told the mag on record. “Kris and Kim’s relationship moved really fast and the family didn’t know what his motives were.” Kim is also reportedly having a hard time with, you know, her family hating her husband. “She also listens to her sisters, so their skepticism about him is freaking her out,” a family source says.

The Kardashian clan are also irritated by the way Kris carries on with Kim. “It irks the girls that he’s always tossing Kim around,” says a Kardashian source. “He’s like this weird, big, clumsy oaf.” Ouch!

UsWeekly also confirms that Kimmie’s family, including Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardahsian, are a bit weary of Kris’ intentions. Kimmie is reportedly worth over $35 million while Kris is only worth a mere $8 million. “Lamar got where he is because he’s at the top of his sport,” says the family source. “Kris is getting famous for marrying a Kardashian.” And the irony of that statement about Kris, who possesses an actual talent, is not lost.

A pal of Kris’ tells the mag he is well aware of the fact that he’s getting the “cold shoulder” from Kourtney and Khloe. “He only cares about Kim… He’s not going to kiss asses to fit in,” adds the pal. Another sources adds that despite all, Kris really does love Kim. “He has basically signed up to be a part of the Kardashian brand, and that’s not an easy transition… He may not be a natural fit, but he really loves Kim.”

A Star magazine source close to Kris however sums it up best by stating the obvious: “The romance was so rushed. This marriage will not have a long shelf life.”

TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THESE REPORTS? ARE YOU SURPRISED KIM & KRIS ARE ALREADY HAVING MARITAL ISSUES? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL LAST?

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