However, it seems the Kardashian-Jenner clan decided to take things up a notch this year by going for a dramatic over the top look — posing in exquisite gowns and dark make-up.
“We went super glam this year and each went for our own look,” Kim Kardashian blogged on Wednesday. “Kourt chose a tailored suit to match Mason and Scott, Khloe went for gorgeous peach ruffles and I chose a floor-length white gown. How stunning do Kendall and Kylie look!? This might be my favorite of all our family Christmas cards!”
Kourtney Kardashian also blogged about the photo, stating that “Mason is wearing a custom made Astor & Black suit Ralph Lauren shirt, Pucci pocket square and Ralph Lauren shoes.”
Allrighty then. Some behind the scenes photos below of the Kardashian family.
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UPDATE – Photos of the Jenner-Kardashian Past Christmas Card Photos added below! CLICK THE CONTINUE READING BUTTON.
Could the Kardashian sisters’ world domination be coming to a close end?
First came that whole Pre-paid Kardashian Kard debacle, followed by an embarrassing charity stunt gone wrong, plus low sales of their new book Kardashian Konfidential, and now a new report that reveals their fashion “empire” is in crisis.
The reason? Well the unofficial reason rather is simply because the line did not perform as well as Bebe would have liked. Bebe president Emilia Fabricant however put it in nicer terms. “The sisters do still have relevance. We need to move with fashion and we want to be first in the fashion world with everybody else and not fall behind,” Fabricant toldWWD. “We are definitely assessing the situation.”
It doesn’t end there as a column in Thursday’s New York Times gave a scathing review of the sisters’ NYC boutique store Dash.
“Dash is a fashion desert, just oodles of drippy cowl necks and embellished cap sleeves and synthetic fibers,” said the article. “Clothes are essentially split into two categories of fit: vacuum-sealed and hot-air balloon.”
The writer Jon Caramanica then added that the overpriced clothes, including an animal print dress for $308 and a hat for $430, seemed questionable at best. “You could wear this look, in the same way you could hire an enthusiastic 5-year-old as your stylist.” Ouch.
And finally, Khloe Kardashian is coming under fire for some comments she made during her recent appearance on Lopez Tonight. “They basically are just raping you in public,” Khloe, 26, complained comparing the airport patdowns to rape. “I got asked the other day, do you want to go for a screening or get padded down,” the reality star said. “I don’t want that X-Ray to see everything, honey!”
According to RadarOnline, victims’ right advocate groups are very unhappy with Khloe’s comments. “I think it was an ill-informed thing for her to say, “ said Jazmin Robles, a community education coordinator with the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center,. “It was a very strong comment to make because rape is defined as ‘forceful penetration’ and a lot of young women look up to celebrities like the Kardashians.”
TELL US – ARE YOU OVER THE KARDASHIANS OR DO YOU FIND THEM HARMLESS?
The DailyBeast has released the 2010 earnings list of reality TV stars and E! star Kim Kardashian is sitting pretty on top of the list.
According to the site’s calculations, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star pulled in estimated $6 million this year alone! And how did Kimmy earn her money? Well from doing a countless number of endorsements (clothing lines, watch line, swimsuit line, fragrances, and diet-products), writing a book, doing a spin-off, and paid appearances. Kim reported commands up to $75,000 per paid appearance.
Coming in second place on the list is MTV’s Lauren Conrad at $5 million. In a close third is Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel at $4 million. Kate Gosselin is also number 5 on the list pulling in $3.5 million. In fact out of the top 10 reality earners, 8 are female.
The full list is below -
Kim Kardashian: $6m
Lauren Conrad: $5m
Bethenny Frankel: $4m
Audrina Patridge: $3.5m
Kate Gosselin: $3.5m
Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino: $3m
Khloe Kardashian: $2.5m
Kourtney Kardashian: $2.5m
DJ Pauly D: $2m
Kendra Wilkinson: $2m
According to the Daily Beast, Jersey Shore star Snooki failed to make the list because she only earned $750,000 this year. And while this list looks impressive, we do have some major doubts about a number of those estimated earnings.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE REALITY STARS EARNINGS LIST?
“They still talk,” a source close to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star tells PEOPLE. “They were getting to know each other, but realized they might be better off just being friendly.”
Life & Style adds that Kim was the one who did the dumping. “Kim feels like Gabriel was just using her for her fame,” an insider close to Kim reveals. Plus Gabriel at 34 is apparently “older than Kim is looking for,” says the insider. “So she’s decided to stop seeing him.”
It gets even better as PEOPLE magazine also confirms Kim has already moved on! According to PEOPLE, Kim is now dating NBA New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries. In fact, Kris Jenner a source tells PEOPLE Kim has been seeing Kris, 25, “for a while now.”
And if you’re wondering how that’s possible, you know, considering Kim was just out on a date with Gabriel on Thanksgiving weekend, the source adds that “Kim was dating, seeing a few guys and Gabriel and Kris were both of the guys. She is single after all!”
Another source adds, Kim and Kris “get along so well. They’ve been taking it slow but they have so much fun together.” We’re no relationship experts here at Reality Tea but perhaps Kim might want to take her time before going public with another 2-week relationship. Photos of Kris Humphries below -
TELL US – IS KIM MOVING TOO FAST? OR IS SHE JUST SINGLE AND HAVING FUN?
In an attempt to raise money in honor of World AIDS Day, the stupid/narcissistic celebrities agreed to a digital death until $1,000,000 was raised, meaning no tweeting or facebooking. Kim K and others even took coffin glamour shots to show the public just how serious they are about the cause.
Things however took a quick turn for disastrous when the donations didn’t come pouring in as expected. While many thought the amount would be raised within 2 days, less than $300,000 had been raised 6 days into the charity stunt.
The campaign started to get a ton of negative press and the celebs were starting to feel the side effects as they couldn’t make their promotional/sponsored tweets. Kim K reportedly earns up to $10,000 a tweet. “It’s the worst mismanagement of star power I’ve ever seen in my life,” a source close to the program told the NYPost.
As of Monday morning (Dec. 6), the donations were still under $300,000. And then something mysterious happened as a few hours later, the donations totaled over $1,000,000, raising a couple of eyebrows.
E! news is now reporting the celebs were able to reach their goal all thanks to billionaire pharmaceutical executive Stewart Rahr, who agreed to give $500,000. We’re guessing the other $200,000 came from the back accounts of the celebs.
Despite the major fail and negative press that followed the charity stunt, Alicia Keys, who organized the event, and the other celebs involved consider it to be a major success. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all of the fans, friends and artists who stood together for this cause and saved real lives,” said Keys. “I am humbled by the outpour of support from everyone.”
“I am back from the dead! Thank you all so much for your donations and contributions! I have missed u all so much!!!” tweeted Kim K Monday afternoon. While most of the celebs followed the rules and kept their promise, R&B singer Usher did go back on his word as he resumed his tweeting two days ago.
Another source tells the post most of the celebrities are embarrassed. “Some stars thought the money would be raised in 24 hours, and were embarrassed that critics said it proves nobody cares about their Twitter presence.”
In other Kim K news, she is denying a report by MediaTakeOut that alleged she was pregnant by rapper Kanye West. “The rumors are absolutely not true,” Kardashian tells PEOPLE. “I’m not pregnant.” Good to know Kimmy.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? ARE YOU AS DISAPPOINTED AS WE ARE THAT THESE CELEBS CAN NOW TWEET AGAIN?
A few days ago, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and a slew of other celebrities announced they would be dying digitally starting Dec. 1 all in the name of charity.
To get things going for the stupid/narcissistic charity stunt, some of the celebs even decided to play dead by posing in a coffin. See above. The goal was the celebrities would stop tweeting and facebooking until $1,000,000 was raised in honor of World AIDS Day. The organizers promised “everyone will be back online and tweeting in no time” once they reached their $1 million goal.
Sounds like a great plan right? Because surely with stars like Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest and Lady Gaga, the $1 million would be raised within a day. Well, we thought wrong as the stunt seems to have backfired.
It is now 3 days into the charity event and as of Friday morning, the latest donation tally on the official buylife.org website shows that only $183,268 has been raised, meaning it might be a very long while before we see any new tweets from the likes of Kim K. The charity is still over $800,000 shy of their goal.
A new report by TheWrap tries to examine what went wrong with this charity stunt. A key factor might be the fact that the organizers put a $10 minimum on donations. The economy has yet to fully recover and most people might be more inclined to give with a lower minimum.
Another critical error is the fact that the digitally dead celebrities are not able to promote the cause for which they lay dead for, you know, because they are dead and cannot tweet. A look at Kim Kardashian’s twitter page shows her last tweet, to promote the charity event, was made two days ago.
The biggest shocker of it all is that this charity stunt is failing in spite of Kim K’s 5 million followers on twitter in addition to Lady Gaga’s 7 million followers. Guess these celebrities overestimated their clout. This latest stunt might end up costing Kim K financially as she gets paid to promote a number of products and events via tweeter, and most of her endorsement deals require her to tweet about the products.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS CHARITY FLOP? ARE YOU SURPRISED?
Following many millions earned and many years of successful numerous endorsements, it seems the Kardashians sisters have hit a major bump with their latest effort to branch into financing.
Just 3 weeks after announcing their endorsement deal with mastercard for their own prepaid debit card – Kardashian Kard — the three sisters, Khloe, Kim & Kourtney, have officially pulled the plug on the deal.
According to TMZ, the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars sent out a “Notice of Termination” to the companies behind the card on Monday afternoon — stating that they’re sick of the “negative spotlight” after the Attorney General of Connecticut opened an investigation to determine if the card violates consumer protection laws.
The “Kardashian Kard” includes a picture of the trio on one side and was aimed at young adults. It immediately came under attack after the hidden fees were revealed to the public. For example, It costs $59.95 just to buy the card for six months, or $99.95 for 12 months. Which doesn’t include any money on the card as the card owner was responsible for adding money to it.
Unfortunately, the fees did not end there as after those six or 12 months are up, it then costs $7.95 a month to keep using the card. Users also had to pay $1.50 to withdraw cash from an ATM, and $1 to check their balance. Talking to a customer representative? $1.50 for each call, and canceling the card costs $6.
And oh yeah, losing the card also results in a charge of $9.95. Ultimately, consumers lost money before even getting the chance to use the card. In the letter obtained by TMZ, the Kardashian lawyers wrote, “The Kardashians have worked extremely long and hard to create a positive public persona that appeals to everyone, particularly young adults,” before adding that the investigation “threatens everything for which [The Kardashians] have worked.”
Those who have the card still have up to 30 days to continue using it. Once the 30 days are over, they would receive refunds of balances and up-front fees.
TELL US – WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS LATEST GLITCH? GREED OR INNOCENT MISTAKE?
Despite stating she wanted to give the single life a real shot just weeks ago, it seems Kim, 30, has found something special in Aubry, 34. A source tells UsWeekly Kim and Gabriel, a model and ex of talented celebrity Halle Berry, are the real deal.
“They met through friends and have been dating a few weeks,” says the source. “It’s sexy!” Adds Kim the insider, “They decided to step out together at the game.”
E! Online also reports Kim and Miles had a recent date night on Thanksgiving day with a source telling E! that Aubry is the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s “official boyfriend.” A photo from that date is below.
In other Kim news, she is making headlines today for posing and playing dead in a coffin photo. The reason? She is among a group of celebrities trying to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 by participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event, in which she’s quitting Twitter and Facebook until $1 million is raised. A pic of that is below as well.
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