As if Khloe Kardashian having to share the stage with sister Kim's ex-husband Damon Thomas wasn't enough (I'm still crossing my fingers they'll end up biffles–how hilarious would that be?), now we have a list of the X Factor's contestants' house rules. Admittedly, while I love a singing competition, much of my viewing of them comes from YouTube clips. You all have to remember Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent audition, right? I get teary just thinking about it. Simon Cowell, the hardazz, chewing on his pen while falling in love? Priceless!
That said, I've been lukewarm on the X Factor thus far this season. I was actually glad that Britney Spears didn't turn into the train wreck that seemed to be expected of her, and after getting Demi Lovato's newest song stuck in my head 24/7 and knowing her struggles, I like her as well. Who is there for me to snark on if I like everyone involved? Thankfully, knowing what the contestants are and aren't allowed to do, I have a new outlet, and it's awesome. Let's face it, the rules I'm about to share with you are less about compliance and more about human decency and common sense. Thankfully, peeps who are trying to make their name on reality television have neither!
Well, this is awkward! Perhaps we won't be seeing Kim Kardashian trying to upstage her sister Khloe on her new X Factor gig, given that her ex-husband (the first one, not Kris Humphries) will be one of the mentors on the upcoming season.
Damon Thomas, who has nothing but not nice things to say about his ex-wife, is going to be a fixture once Khloe starts her hosting gig along side Mario Lopez. I may have to actually tune into the next season to see the whole uncomfortable dynamic of it all! How horrifically amazing! I bet Kris Jenner is beside herself. Loves it!
The downfall/humiliation of Kim Kardashian continues as her ex-boyfriend and infamous sex tape partner, Ray J, is finally getting his day in the sun. The man who got pissed on in the money making department of their joint venture, is speaking out and accusing Kim of cheating on her first husband with him!
Promoting his new book, Death Of The Cheating Man, Ray J discusses all his exploits with a character referred to as “KK” (gee, I wonder who that implies?) and according to Life & Style KK heavily pursued him while she was still married to ex-husband no. 1 Damon Thomas! Even worse she left her husband because of the affair! “She let me know she wanted to get with me,” Ray J confesses in his book.
Kim alleges she left the marriage because Damon was abusive to her and her divorce documents indicate that, however, it was Damon who actually filed for divorce from Kim!
“She left her husband for me as soon as we started having sex,” Ray J reveals. “We were like animals — sexually free to to try anything, and we did.” He says Kim was always prepared, putting toothpaste on the toothbrush in the morning and hosting lingerie fashion shows at night! #TMI
Ray J recalls KK being very “attentive” but clingy and over-bearing. “She wanted to know where I was at all times,” Ray J writes. “She literally thought I was cheating with every girl I ran across.” Ray J says Kim’s jealousy was out of control and that’s what drove him to end the relationship and ultimately cheat on her! “She started going to extremes to monitor my behavior,” he explains. He also believes KK cheated on him.
After their illicit and raunchy affair and the release of their sex tape, Ray J says he had no respect for his former bed-mate. “I had no respect for her. I wanted more for my life…[to] find a woman that I could actually trust.”
Upon learning that Ray J is releasing all the details of their sex life together, Kim is apparently mortified. “Kim’s putting on a brave face, but she’s furious about Ray J cashing in on her,” a friend shares. “There’s so much that has gone wrong for her this year — he’s just another person trying to humiliate her.” Well, Kim – you reap what you sew and Karma is a biatch!
Rumors had speculated that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ star was having a girl, but Kourtney denied knowing the sex of her baby. We all knew she was just waiting to sell the big reveal to the highest bidder and guess what, OK! magazine sealed the deal! In a sit-down interview Kourtney and Scott Disick confirmed they are expecting a daughter due this summer.
“I am so, so excited,” Kourtney gushed, adding that she wants the nursery to be white and “really pretty.” Does Kourtney get excited? Kourtney says her family guessed it was a girl, but she didn’t have any idea. “Kim’s been saying things to my mom[Kris Jenner] like: ‘I’ll bet you a million dollars it’s a girl.’” Kourtney says. “So when I told her, she said, ‘I knew it!’”
“I even wanted a girl the first time — and then we had Mason and it couldn’t have been any better,” Scott reveals. “We’re very fortunate to have the combination that everyone wishes for.” Kourtney is, of course, trying to put a damper on Scott’s enthusiasm. “I don’t even think he gets it — the whole girl fantasy land of princesses and all that kind of stuff — but I think it will be really fun.”
Mason, 2, knows a new addition is coming, and Kourtney thinks it will be easier for him than dealing with a little brother. “I think maybe it will be better for him that it’s a girl. It’s not as much competition, but instead, it’s just something completely different.” The couple is also keeping mum on potential baby names. “I feel like you don’t really know the right name until after you meet the baby,” she says.
Shockingly, Kourtney reveals she will be taking two-months of maternity leave and staying out of the spotlight during that time. I’ll believe that when I see it. Kris J is probably hoping all the hype will generate more money when the sell the first baby pics!
Finally, the couple who has been plagued by break-up rumors, claims there is absolutely no truth to the gossip. For once, I kind of believe them! “I find it weird that they want to put a negative light on somebody’s relationship — especially if they don’t know them,” Scott says.
“I’m really good about just ignoring it and not letting it affect me,” adds Kourtney. “I know what’s really going on with us, so I just kind of laugh it off and focus on my family and all the great things we have going on.”
ARE YOU HAPPY FOR SCOTT AND KOURTNEY? DO YOU THINK KOURTNEY REALLY WILL TAKE A MATERNITY LEAVE AWAY FROM THE SPOTLIGHT? THOUGHTS ON RAY J’S SHOCKING REVELATIONS? DO YOU BELIEVE THEM?
Hours after Kim Kardashianfiled for divorce, TMZ is reporting her soon to be ex-hubby Kris Humphries found out about it this morning… the same time everyone else did. In fact other media outlets are reporting a “blindsided” Kris also found out the same way everyone else did… by reading TMZ. Wowzers.
Sources close to Kris, 26, reveal he did NOT want a divorce and was desperately trying to save his marriage to Kim, 31. Kris, who’s religious, is reportedly telling friends he and Kim discussed the possibility of divorce, but he believed they could work things out.
Kris is insisting he never cheated and is described as being “bummed” over the divorce filing. Once again, he did not find out about the divorce until this morning through TMZ.
As for the reasons for their divorce, TMZ is reporting the two simply couldn’t agree on their future together, mainly where they would be residing as husband and wife. Apparently Kris really wanted Kim to move to Minnesota with him and believed Kim was on board with the plan…. except she wasn’t. (Err isn’t this something you discuss, you know, BEFORE spending millions on a lavish wedding???).
Sources reveal Kim, who’s from L.A., wanted to remain close to her family. She also felt that staying put in Los Angeles was best for her “career.”
As for the million dollar question — why didn’t they discuss this before tying the knot? — sources tell TMZ the Keeping Up With The Kardashian stars got carried away in all the wedding hoopla and simply thought they would figure things out after the wedding.
The same sources also claim the split is amicable, citing Kris and Kimmie simply realized they were “not a long-term fit” and not a moment too soon folks! After all, they only raked in a mere $17 million from the wedding extravaganza! Something however tells us things will get nasty if the reports of Kris not finding out about the divorce until this morning are true.
As for Kimmie, she released the following statement moments ago: “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”
Moments after Kim released her statement, Kris released his statement: “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
Unfortunately for Kimmie, this actually marks her second divorce. See Kim eloped with Damon Thomas back in January 2000, much to her parents dismay. She was 19 at the time, and Damon was 29. Kim has alleged Damon physically abused her during their marriage. Damon filed for divorce in 2003.
And to all the legal experts out there, wouldn’t it make for sense for Kimmie to annul the marriage rather than file for divorce? But then again, an annulment doesn’t carry the same media sensation as a Divorce! And I ask once again, what happened to trying to work things out? You know, therapy, counseling, etc. So much for the so called ‘sanctity of marriage.’
I do believe this latest stunt will mark the beginning of the end for the Kardashians. The public doesn’t like to be made a fool out of, and quite frankly, pocketing $17 million from a wedding that only lasted 72 days is doing just that. Paris Hilton faded away following her over exposure from going to jail for a DUI. Heidi and Spencer faded away following their over exposure from a fake divorce and an even faker sex tape. Kimmie will suffer the same fate following the over exposure from not only her fake wedding but also her quickie divorce. I predict there will be A TON of public backlash, both from the media and the public. And once the media starts turning on you… that usually marks the end of your career. I don’t think she will recover from this.
Interestingly, Psychotherapist, Relationship Expert, and HLN contributor Stacy Kaiser revealed five reasons she wasn’t surprised Kim’s marriage failed based on what she saw on the E! wedding special. Stacy revealed the five reasons below via her Twitter page -
#1 Kim listened to her mother over her man. You need to make your husband a priority.
#2 Kris was already trying to punish her by growing a mustache and hanging with friends.
#3 Her sisters both didn’t support the relationship- close family discord hurts marriage.
#4 Kim and Kris both showed lack of respect to each other – Respect is part of foundation.
#5 Newlyweds need time to connect. Kim’s too busy working & promoting instead of wife-ing.
All very valid points. And a look at Kimmie’s twitter page shows the she made her last tweet this morning when she wrote: “Our store #KardashianKhaos is opening tomorrow at 9am at @TheMirageLV We are so excited!! Kardashian Khaos has arrived!” She wrote that knowing she was filing for divorce today and knowing pretty much everyone would be visiting her twitter page to see her response. Let that sink in for a minute…
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? HAVE WE BEEN PUNKED? WILL THIS FINALLY MARK THE END OF THE KARDASHIANS?
After years of numerous relationships with numerous professional athletes, Kim Kardashian is officially engaged! The E! reality star graces the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine as she sold the mag gave the mag the exclusive on her engagement details.
So just how did NBA beau of six months Kris Humphries, 26, pop the question to Kim, 30? Well it all took place on May 18 when Kim walked into her Beverly Hills home, and Kris was waiting in her bedroom on bended knee with four words written in red rose petals: “WILL YOU MARRY ME?”
“I didn’t expect this at all,” Kim tells PEOPLE of the romantic, surprise proposal. “I was in such shock. I never thought it would happen at home, and I never thought now.” Really Kim? Because you kind of gave an exclusive interview to Life & Style magazine just weeks ago talking about your dream engagement and your desire to marry Kris. But who’s keeping track! We will go with Kimmy’s statement that this was a total shock!
Kris, who popped the question with a custom-designed, 20.5-carat Lorraine Schwartz diamond ring, also spoke to PEOPLE! “I just knew I wanted it to be big,” says Kris, who had the help of Kim’s mom Kris Jenner to help plan an intimate family celebration later that evening.
“Kris really didn’t want a big celebration, but he had jokingly told my mom he’d be fine if there were mini-horses there,” says Kim with a laugh. “Later that night at the party, my mom brought out two mini-horses, covered in glitter, for us! It was hysterical!”
You can read more about Kim’s exclusive engagement details in the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine out this Friday. This marriage, er if it does happen, would make the second marriage for Kim. She eloped back in 2000 when she was age 19 and married her first love/music producer Damon Thomas. That marriage however did not last and in her divorce documents, Kim alleged abuse. You can read more about Kim’s first marriage here.
UPDATE – “Sources” tell TMZ that Kim’s ring is worth $2 million!!! The stones are reportedly “the highest clarity and color.”
UPDATE #2 - Below is a larger image of the PEOPLE cover showing the huge engagement rock! And Kim posted the following message on her blog – “OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!! It’s true! I couldn’t be happier! Thank you guys for all of the sweet messages!!! I finally found my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete!”
For someone who is highly popular and well known for her personal life, not much has been revealed about Kim Kardashian’s first marriage, that is until now.
Star magazine was able to uncover the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s divorce documents, which shockingly details abuse at the hands of her former husband and music producer, Damon Thomas.
Kim eloped with Damon back in January 2000, much to her parents dismay. Kim was 19 at the time, and Damon was 29. According to Kim’s statements in the divorce papers, the abuse began shortly after the couple got married. “Damon first hit me a few months after we were married,” she says in the statement, before going on to describe several instances of alleged abuse in detail.
“One incident occurred on the day that Damon and I were going skydiving with Justin Timberlake,” Kim says. “Before we left home, Damon hit me in the face and cut my lip open. I fell into the bed frame and banged my knee hard.” Another incident involved Damon learning Kim had paged someone,” which then led to another violent episode. “He became enraged and punched me in the face. My face was bruised and swollen as a result.”
In the documents, Kim also acknowledges never calling the cops. “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.”
According to Kim, the abuse was not just physical, but also psychological. Kim claims she was forced to quit her job and stay at home because Damon “wanted to know where I was at all times.” “He often arrived home at 4:30AM and expected me to prepare a meal for him at that hour,” she says. He would also demand that she “ask permission” to go to the store or out to dinner with friends. Damon also gave her thousands of dollars and told her to get liposuction.
Damon filed for divorce in 2003 after three years of marriage. The divorce was made official in 2004 and he was ordered to pay Kim $56,000.
Damon has since come out denying the abuse claims.