Kim Kardashian can likely add another lawsuit to her growing list of impending court appearances! Marty Singer is definitely buying another vacation home after this year. Kim and her sister Khloe could face a possible class-action lawsuit for their involvement in the weightloss supplement QuickTrim.
Last year medical doctors at Georgetown University deemed the products dangerous after it was discovered that caffeine is a leading agent to help stimulate weight loss. The doctor chastised the company for not revealing what the supplements contained and the potential side-effects from ingesting the agents. That discovery brought bad news for the company that owned QuickTrim, Windmill Health Products, because apparently the FDA “has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.”
Khloe and Kim signed a deal to endorse the products and Kim immediately got busy tweeting and photo-documenting her amazing weightloss results. Both she and Khloe claimed to have lost 15lbs using the supplements and were featured bikini-clad in QuickTrim ads.
Kim even pimped the product before her fantasy wedding, claiming it helped her squeeze into those three Vera Wang gowns! The Kardashians’ involvement in QuickTrim reportedly generated the company an estimated $45 million since 2009. And now they might lose it all!
With news of the dangerous elements involved in QuickTrim, a lawsuit soon followed. The law firm Bursor & Fisher is currently preparing a suit against Windmill and the claims made by the Kardashians, according to the NY Post.
“My firm has been retained by an individual that purchased QuickTrim, and we are investigating the matter,” said partner Scott A Bursor. “We have provided written notice of our client’s claims to the company and others involved in marketing QuickTrim.” They are looking for other former users to join in a class-action suit against the company and potentially Kim and Khloe! I bet Kris Jenner is regretting the time she yelled at Khloe for not holding up her end of the endorsement bargain! Go ahead Khloe – eat all the cookies you want!
Finally, here’s some Kardashian news I’m sure you will appreciate. Kim, illustrious famewhore, has just been honored with a Bennie Award (or two) for the Worst Female Reality Personality of 2011! I think it’s a stretch to say Kimmie has any sort of personality, but I guess what she has is pretty desultory, so the award is fitting. Poor Kim – no one loves her!
According to the NY Daily News, the Bennies are set up to recognize especially horrible television, and so it’s no surprise that the Kardashians are heavily honored there. In fact, the Kardashians are so revered at the Bennies they have even earned their own kategory, as in Worst Reality Show Featuring A Kardashian. Keeping Up With The Kardashians took home that honor! The Kardashian shows are so bad they don’t even get mixed in with the other horrible shows!
And finally, Lamar Odom is making headlines today following his mysterious absence from his NBA game last night. His Dallas Mavericks coach, Rick Carlisle, would only tell reporters a half-hour before the big game that Lamar was taking a “break” to deal with a “family matter.”
Of course, many have been wondering what that family matter is, with Radar Online now reporting that it all has to do with Lamar’s dad. According to Radar, Lamar’s father Joe Odom is “gravely ill” and is the reason why Lamar is taking time off from his team for a few days.
While there’s no word yet on what is ailing Joe, a sources calls it “a really serious medical condition.” Radar adds that Joe has battled a heroin addiction in the past. Here’s to hoping Joe makes a full and speedy recovery!
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ARE KIM AND KHLOE RESPONSIBLE FOR QUICKTRIM’S FALSE ADVERTISING AND UNSAFE PRODUCTS? DO THEY DESERVE TO BE SUED? SURPRISED BY THE RESULTS OF THE BENNIE AWARDS? WHO WOULD GET YOUR VOTE FOR WORST REALITY STARS OF 2011?
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest Kardashian drama, you know Kim’s hubby of 72-days Kris Humphries, is pissed about being used as a prop on her E! reality show, and is now exerting his revenge by filing for an annulment on the grounds of fraud. Even better, Kris is making certain the divorce proceedings with Kimmie Kakes are very public and televised! Kris’ move will force Kim and her family to testify…under oath… which will in turn expose the Kardashian shadiness and mark the final nail in their famewhore coffin.
According to the latest issue of Life & Style magazine, “Kim’s freaking out.” A close friend of Kim reveals, “She has no interest in dragging out the divorce or having it play out on TV. Believe it or not, she’s a private person.” Apologies for the uncontrollable laughter that last statement might have caused!
Just how serious is Kris about this case? Serious enough that the New Jersey Nets player petitioned to have his Minnesota-licensed attorney practice in the state of California. And folks, this isn’t about the money, as Kris has reportedly turned down offers by Kim and her lawyers to give him hush money.
“All of her dirty laundry will be aired, and there’s a lot to air,” states a close friend of Kris. “Kim is a calculating person who does things to benefit her wallet. That’s her top priority! Everything will come out in court – even their sex life.” Indeed, sources close to Kris have revealed that almost immediately after the wedding, and after pocketing $17 million, Kim suddenly had a zero sex drive.
In addition to wanting to prove that Kim, 31, never intended to be married to him for the long-term, Kris, 27, also wants the case to go to court because then any nondisclosure agreements he signed would be void. “When you’re requested to answer under oath, it’s a legal obligation. If he’s asked certain questions, he’ll be compelled to answer.”
And after all of this is said and done, Life & Style reports the shocking revelations from the divorce trial will could definitely put an end to Kim’s career, if it’s proven that Kim and her series are less than real, they lose credibility – which will could lead to loss of endorsement deals, appearances fees, and fans.
“Kim feels like she’s trapped in a nightmare that just won’t end,” shares her friend. “Everytime she thinks things are getting better, something awful happens and she goes back into a pit of depression.”
Unfortunately for Kim, her family, while being there for her, are still upset that her quickie divorce is bringing them backlash as well. “It’s annoying,” explains another close friend of Kim of how her family feels about being drawn into her mess. “They’ll back her, but there’s a lot of ‘I told you so’ going around.” Ouch!
You can read more about Kimmie Kakes’ latest dilemmas in the current issue of Life & Style magazine.
And of course, the hot topic is the continued rumblings that the late Robert Kardashian is NOT her biological father. During her appearance on The Talk this week, Khloe called the reports “hurtful.” She added: “I’ve heard it my whole life.. Rumors are rumors, and tabloids say whatever.”
However, during an interview with Hot 97, Khloe attempted to make light of the paternity rumors. “Do you know who my daddy is? I don’t either, honey!” she told DJ Swag on New York’s Hot 97 on Feb. 15. “Well I know, my dad is my dad…but geez everyone is confusing me at this point!”
She later got more serious adding: “So questioning me being a Kardashian…do whatever you want, but do not bring my father into it because he’s not here, that’s what I got most offended about.”
Interesting, though, Khloe can also put some of the blame on her skank momager Kris Jenner who has revealed she cheated on her ex-husband Robert. Reports have stated Khloe’s real dad is Alex Roldan, Kris’ hairdresser for over 30 years. In addition to the extremely striking resemblance Khloe bears to Alex, Khloe’s middle name also happens to be Alexandria!
A picture of Khloe and Alex is below, plus a preview of Khloe and Lamar.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM FREAKING OUT ABOUT BEING EXPOSED? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE PUBLIC DIVORCE TRIAL? THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S COMMENTS? WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO KHOE & LAMAR?
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Khloe Kardashian‘s struggles with infertility are no secret. Khloe and husband Lamar Odom have been trying to expand their family and after learning that her sister Kourtney Kardashian was pregnant with her second child, the stress apparently became too much for the otherwise happy couple!
In the promo clips E! has been airing for the new Khloe and Lamar season, Lamar can be seen stating he is jealous Kourtney is pregnant again, while he and Khloe have still yet to conceive.
Appearing on the Today Show, Khloe spoke candidly about dealing with her infertility struggles and how it has affected her marriage. “It’s always in the plan for Lamar and I to start a family,” Khloe explained. “It broke my heart [to hear he was jealous that Kourtney was pregnant with her second baby]. I didn’t think he felt that way.”
Despite trying for more than a year, the couple is still hopeful and Lamar is supportive of his wife no matter what. “We really are like, when it happens, it happens,” Khloe confirms.
And Khloe denies reports that she has been going through rounds of IVF! “There are so many rumors out there about fertility treatments,” Khloe confronts. “Yesterday I was sent all these flowers to my condo in Dallas, and I looked at the cards, and they were from three fertility treatments saying, ‘We hope you try us out.’ But I’m doing it the old-fashioned way.” That’s an unorthodox Valentine!
The couples’ difficulties working through these issues will be a central theme on the upcoming season of Khloe & Lamar. “[The cameras] added extra pressure. We were in the middle of filming, so I couldn’t say, ‘We’re done!’ just because we’re moving. And [the producers] loved it. Drama! Stress! Great!,” Khloe shares.
While Khloe has been honest about the stress trying to conceive has put on her marriage, saying they are not using fertility treatments, multiple reports have claimed otherwise. Allegedly, after months of failed IVF attempts, Khloe and Lamar are reportedly turning to other alternatives. “Everyone has been really supportive, but Lamar no longer knows how to deal with the constant disappointments,” an insider says.
Khloe wants a child so badly she’s willing to try anything to get one. “She’s desperate for child,” the insider describes. “How it happens doesn’t matter, as long as it just happens.”
According to In Touch Weekly‘s (print edition), Khloe has asked her sister Kourtney to be her surrogate! “She immediately said yes,” a family insider reveals, adding that the struggles dealing with Kim’s divorce the family has grown closer than ever. “Kourtney will do anything to help because she knows just how much Khloe is suffering over her infertility,” the friend explains.
Kim Kardashian was also quoted in Allure magazine as saying Khloe asked her about being a surrogate! While Kourtney may be totally on board, long-time boyfriend Scott Disick is not! “In typical Scott fashion, it doesn’t benefit him so he’s against it,” the source discloses. Regardless of what Scott thinks, Kourtney is planning to go through with it in 2013, after she has recovered from her most recent pregnancy.
If you recall, a number of reports stated the two were spotted together having lunch over the weekend, albeit in a group setting. Well, TMZ caught up with Reggie yesterday and when asked about the rumors he is back together with Kim, Reggie made it clear they were false.
Even more interesting, it appears the so called run-in with TMZ cameras might have been planned by Reggie to get it out there that he is definitely not back together with Kimmie Kakes! Poor poor Kim, she might have just divorced the last man on earth who was willing to claim her!
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THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S FERTILITY STRUGGLES? WAS IT A GOOD IDEA FOR HER TO ASK KOURTNEY TO BE HER SURROGATE?
In what appears to be another transparent and calculated attempt by the Kardashian family to manipulate the public and take away attention from Kris Humphries, who is now speaking out about his quickie marriage, moments ago, Kylie Jennertweeted a photo of Khloe Kardashian and her ‘real dad.’
The photo, posted below, is of Khloe andKris Jenner’s hairdresser of over 30 years, Alex Roldan. Kylie tweeted: “First official photo of my sister and her dad! Like father like daughter!”
Even more damning, Khloe’s middle name is Alexandria. Following Kylie’s tweet, Kris Jenner quickly tweeted: “OMG can’t anyone take a JOKE??!!!!!!! Hahahahhahh.” Yeah, people questioning the parternity of one’s daughter is evidently “hahahaha” funny. Also, nice to see pimpmomager Kris is training her younger brood to follow in the attention whoring footsteps of their older sisters!
The photo of Khloe and her “Dad” is below!
Moving on to Kris Humphries, whois speaking out after months of being villainized on national TV as the negligent oaf of a husband to Kim Kardashian. And he is insisting he believed their marriage was the real deal.
Sitting down with Access Hollywood and dispelling rumors that he is legally bared from discussing his failed relationship, Kris reveals he took his vows very seriously. “I mean, to me it was real,” he said. “You know, I would never go through something, do something, that wasn’t real or I didn’t believe in, so I can really only speak for myself in terms of that.”
Kris admits it was hard to handle the very public breakdown of his marriage but he is doing alright. “I’m in a great place—above all, my faith in God, and just how close my family is, and then the fact that, you know, luckily we didn’t get locked out all season and we’re playing basketball.”
“You know, basketball is where you can go and not think about anything and just let loose,” Kris explained. “I always tell people basketball is like my therapy. Some people talk to psychologists, and I just go and play basketball.”
Kris is also keeping busy with his charity work preventing childhood obesity by encouraging physical activity. He reveals he is currently scoping out sites to build an outdoor basketball complex. It’s so nice to see someone not using charity as a photo-op! Ahem… Kim.
And Kris is very single. “I’m not dating,” he said. “My girlfriend is Spalding.”
A source close to the Kourtney and Kim Take New York star confirms he has moved on and is officially done with Kim and the Kardashian nonsense! “Kris is so over Kim,” a source reveals to HollywoodLife. “He says he never even really knew who the real Kim was.” I don’t think Kim knows who the real Kim is – hopefully her newfound interest in faith can help her out with that. Step one: Take off the sixteen pounds of make-up.
“The Kim Kris fell in love with doesn’t exist anymore. Of course, she broke his heart, but Kris feels he’s a better person now,” the source asserts.
And Kris has learned a lot about relationships – like don’t marry shallow, self-absorbed, famewhores! “Kris is more clear about the type of woman he eventually wants to marry and he doesn’t want her to be anything like the Kim you see on the reality show.”
The source admits that although Kris has seemed resilient to the public, it’s been a struggle for him to accept the truth about his marriage and move on. “His sister Kaela [Humphries] has been his biggest support and she is so happy to see Kris finally coming out if his funk,” the source reveals.
Kris recently celebrated his birthday at a relatively small party in NYC, where he was, apparently, quite popular with the girls! “Although he isn’t dating anyone right now, it was fun for him to get so much female attention. The girls were just flocking to him.”
Moving right along, Kim and Kris’ divorce proceedings are getting nasty. Kris is seeking an annulment based on fraud, and Kim would like a traditional divorce. Because Kris is refusing to withdraw his petition for the annulment and seeking to have their prenup invalidated, Kim may have a public trial on her hands.
Kim is afraid that all her trashy behavior may be open for public consumption and now she is asking her lawyer, Laura Wasser, to seek private mediation to prevent Kris from trying to expose her fake wedding and scheming, money-grubbing Kardashian ways to the world!
“A public trial is the last thing that Kim wants, and she has instructed her lawyer to formally petition the court so that the divorce can be heard by a mediator, which is routinely done in California, since it’s a no-fault state,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.
Kim believes there’s no reason to have a public trial since the couple was barely married three months and have no assets together. Which is exactly what Kris wants to prove – that Kim had zero intention of treating this marriage seriously!
“Kim doesn’t want a long drawn out trial. She wants the mediation to be private, confidential, and legally binding. She and Kris have no assets together and kept separate bank accounts, so this is a fairly routine divorce proceeding. Kim just wants this over and done with,” the source alleges. I think Kim is scared witless that Kris is going to expose her lying, fake ways to the world! And I hope he does!
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DID KRIS GET MARRIED FOR THE RIGHT REASONS? DO YOU THINK THEIR DIVORCE TRIAL WILL BE MADE PUBLIC? IS KIM AFRAID OF WHAT KRIS MIGHT EXPOSE?
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Ever since Kris Jenner confessed to having an affair with a man named “Ryan” while she was married to Robert Kardashian, rumors have been circulating wildly about her former lover. Todd Waterman, the man in question, is speaking out and giving all the gory details about Kris’ totally tasteless behavior – including revealing that she flaunted her affair in front of her husband! All class no trash there!
Todd, an Emmy-nominated animator and former professional soccer player, is apparently sick of Kris dragging his name through the mud to promote her current book, Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian. In response, he is speaking out about the nefarious mother’s behavior! Among the revelations he claims Kris told him the Kardashians’ shows are fake – like we didn’t know that!
Todd who was twenty-three-years-old when their affair started, says, “I was attracted to Kris.” Kris was several years his senior at the time and the mother of four young children (now four very annoying adults).
The pair met through mutual friends and embarked on a steamy, passionate affair; which according to Kris meant lots of sex in public places. If you were eating as you read that, I apologize. After a night out, the pair consummated their relationship. “We came back to her friend’s home in Beverly Hills. And our first time [we had sex] was in her friend’s closet. We found a little place in the house and consummated the relationship,” Todd tells The Daily Mail.
“It was a magical night, surreal. I think it was two people who were both open to experiencing something in their life at that time. It was fate, we invited it and we just ran with it and from that point on. We didn’t hold back.”
Todd claims they quickly fell in love and it led to some pretty questionable behaviors from the then mother of four! “The love swept us away. We made our own different reality. It was special, it was a little crazy, a little wild – we didn’t exercise caution or self-restraint. I think we were both very much in love.”
Shockingly, the pair, who pretended to be ‘just friends’, brazenly flaunted their affair in front of Robert! “We did some crazy things. I remember playing tennis at her home with my friend the soccer player Justin Fashanu. And Robert was watching us play. We’re in the affair now and I’m sure he suspected at this point.”
“He was trying to throw me off my game actually,” Todd remembers. “He was just calling out foot fault while I served.”
“We were pretty prolific. You’ve got a guy in his sexual prime and a woman entering hers,” Todd explains. Ewwww… Todd even admits that the couple may have had sex in the Kardashian home! “I don’t remember, I’m sure we did,” he confesses.
Todd even alleges that Kris brought Khloe Kardashian with her when the couple had rendezvous! “Khloe would go out with us. She’d be in the back seat of the car if we were going to lunch,” Todd asserts, adding that she was a really funny, smart kid. Well, she certainly didn’t get that from Kris!
Todd says during the time they were together Kris was his sugar mama of sorts and she paid for everything. Even the apartment they shared together following her separation from Robert, who was tired of her flagrant disregard for their marriage and filed for divorce.
“She was generous. I didn’t have the money for the lifestyle she was leading. She was paying a lot, or it was Robert I guess,” Todd admits. His affair with Kris was so all-consuming he ended up leaving his soccer career behind, since it was low-paying and Kris was funding their lifestyle.
Todd confirms Kris’ claims that Robert discovered the affair by hiring a private detective to follow the couple, which is when things started to go south for the undercover lovers. “When he hired the private investigators I would say that’s when it started going bad,” Todd discloses. “It was the midway point of the affair.”
Todd recalls that one time Robert showed up at his apartment complex, which Kris suggested he live in and apparently the couple considered it their place. This led to an altercation and a high-speed chase! “I remember he turned up at our apartment and he got into the complex. I said we’d call the police, let a little time go by and then I decided to drive Kris back to wherever she had to go.”
“I was driving in an open Jeep at the time. As I pulled out of my garage, it was about 5pm and a sunny day, he comes charging out with a golf club in his 450 SL convertible.”
“He took a swing and whacked the back of my car. I said ‘holy s***, Kris, can I pull over and confront him? What do you want to do?’ She screamed out ‘no, no keep driving he might have a gun in the car. I know he keeps a gun.’ ”
“So we’ve got this little high speed chase going on at rush hour and I’m in a Jeep and he’s trailing me and he’s trying to overtake us. I did a couple of spin out moves and he just kept going, luckily – maybe he got his composure again or something.”
It was after this instance that Robert filed for divorce, causing Kris’ children much distress. When Todd found out about the divorce he feared for his life and worried that Robert would have him “wiped out.” “I would walk into my place a different route, using the back door. I’d just been caught by this man with his wife, he was a high powered person, he’s got friends. It was scary,” Todd confesses. Even Robert’s friend, O.J. Simpson got involved, calling Todd and warning him to stay away from Kris!
Once Robert discovered the affair, Todd and Kris socialized openly together and she referred to his as her boyfriend. “I just remember good times, barbecues, pool parties – it was fun. I would go to events as her boyfriend,” Todd describes. Remember, Todd was several years her junior and likely looking for a good time, while she was married to a high-profile, wealthy attorney and a mother!
Todd, who is now 46, regrets the affair in retrospect, particularly the hurt it caused Kris’ children. “There’s several things I regret and it’s definitely the pain that it did cause Robert and the children specifically. I think it affected Kourtney the most. I know she was definitely affected and I always felt bad about that.” Kourtney has refrained from marrying long-time boyfriend Scott Disick despite sharing a life and a child with him with another one on the way.
Todd also confirms that the affair ended when Kris caught him with another woman. “I think I got busted,” Todd says. “I don’t remember if that’s exactly how it happened. I’m not justifying the action, I was young, not only that I also allowed myself certain safeguards. Because in my mind she was still going home to her husband and still getting in his bed at night.”
He describes being devastated when their relationship ended, but he recognizes it never could have lasted long-term. “There was no way I could support her [Kris] or help maintain what she was accustomed to financially, and with the age difference as well I didn’t see that working out in the future.”
Interestingly, although she and Todd were no longer a couple they continued to hook up! Even once Kris started dating now-husband Bruce Jenner (which ironically was before her divorce was finalized). “I wouldn’t say we were dating, we were still communicating, she was still coming over to the apartment and we were still sleeping together when she had started dating Bruce,” Todd scandalously reveals!
“I would say that she was getting serious with him [Bruce] and we were still occasionally seeing each other and it was messing with my head. I think we just had a hard time keeping away from each other.” Gee… I wonder if Bruce knew this information? Guess he does now!
Todd claims three months after Kris married Bruce, she tracked him down in London where he had moved to escape the drama and cried to him on the phone for approximately three hours! Todd says he has not spoken to Kris since 2000, when Kris tracked him down again and they had another phone conversation.
Todd believes Kris was interested in rekindling their affair! “Maybe she was hitting a doldrum in her marriage because I got the impression that she was open to getting together and then I came back to LA and we would talk on the phone and make the appointment, and say ‘Starbucks today’ or something but she could never get herself to do it. She never followed through and it’s probably best we didn’t really.”
When asked what he thinks of Kris’ sudden fame as the pimpmomager of the skankiest behaving girls on television, Todd insists he has never watched a “full episode” of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“Kris always worked hard,” Todd allows. “She wanted to make money, her own money. More power to her but it’s manufactured and there’s an audience for that unfortunately. There’s no truth to the shows, they’re all pre-conceived. Kris shared that with me once, that they make it up. It’s mindless, it’s nonsense, like Jersey Shore.”
Finally, Todd touches on the allegations that Kris’ infidelities may mean that Khloe is not the biological child of Robert. Todd again sets the record straight that he is definitely not the father (paging Montel Williams!) because Khloe was born five years before he met Kris. And he believes Robert is her biological father, although he reveals that Kris often joked about Khloe being from another man because of her blonde hair.
Todd also believes he was Kris’ only indiscretion. “To my knowledge I was the only affair she had,” Todd maintains. “She never said anything like she had an affair before me though. To me Robert was definitely her father. I see Robert in her.”
In reading this article its funny to me how strikingly similar Kimmie‘s behavior is to her mother’s. I can see where Kim gets her proclivities for cheating, fibbing, and money grubbing!
Well, there you have it! Kris has some serious scandals in her closet and it’s a little more shocking than I could have anticipated! Photos of Kris and Todd during their relationship are below.
WAS TODD WRONG TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA ABOUT HIS AFFAIR WITH KRIS? DO YOU BELIEVE HIS SIDE OF THE STORY?
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Remember a time when everything Kimmie Kardashian and Ko. touched turned to gold? Everything from sex tapes to magazine covers to products no one much wanted? Well, it seems, my friends, that time has officially ended. The Kardashian family, kontrolled by pimpmomager Kris Jenner, believed they were untouchable, but one obnoxious scheme too many has come back to haunt them.
Back in the day, before Kim went from untouchable to The Untouchable, she filed a lawsuit against Old Navy via its parent company The Gap for supposedly using a look a-like in one of their commercials. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star apparently believes hiring a brown haired woman to be part of their ads means Old Navy is emulating her. As retribution Kim wants them to pay her an estimated $20 million because she has a patent pending on being brunette or something.
If it seems to you that Kim’s claim is baseless you’re not the only one! Fox News decided to do some investigating of their own and asked several legal professionals to give their opinion on the merit of Kim’s suit. The over-whelming consensus? None!
“I think it is a tenuous claim,” stated attorney Alonzo Wickers. “The model didn’t even strike me as being obviously a rip off of Kim, and more importantly, didn’t do anything in the ad that evokes anything I associate with Kim Kardashian.” The model, one Melissa Molinaro, is featured in the commercial singing and dancing — which we know are two things Kim has proven unsuccessful at!
Which is exactly the point — The Gap’s attorney decided to combat Kim’s claim by attempting to prove that she is “libel-proof” or has tarnished her image so much it wouldn’t even matter if people believed it was her in the ads! And not only that, but what little reputation Kim has bears no relation to the theme of the commercial because Kim is not known as a musician, dancer, etc. — but a star whose entire “talent” stems from her publicity-seeking “real” life.
“What reputation? She doesn’t have one,” admonished legal expert Joey Jackson. “Kim Kardashian makes her reputation off of pushing the envelope, playing with the public psyche, and being controversial,” Mr. Jackson explained. “She is a publicity craver and seeker, thereby making any publicity is good publicity for her.”
Jackson believes The Gap will be able to prove that while the level of publicity may be detrimental to a star with actual talents, for someone like Kim whose celebrity stems from ubiquity, it will in no way hinder her brand.
The article compares Kim’s reputation to someone like Taylor Swift’s, whose image as an upstanding person is diametrically opposite to Kim’s image as a “notorious” person whose success was never built on being liked, respected or popular, but instead built on being controversial. Um… major burn!
Additionally, experts believe the disparagement of the Kardashian image has absolutely nothing to do with the Old Navy ad and was instead caused by their own actions. Ya think? “The Kardashians’ value has gone down by about a third and that damage was not done by an Old Navy ad,” explains Mike Paul of MGP & Associates PR, a New York-based crisis management firm. “The family destroyed Kim’s reputation.”
Steven Levitt an expert in calculating celebrity Q Scores or, in other words, a metric scoring system that evaluates celebrity value in terms of public perception, claims that Kim’s score is a 62 which means she is recognized by 62% of the American public. Q Scores are used by companies to determine if a celebrity is a valuable asset to their brand — in Kim’s case, she’s not.
In order to evaluate a Q Score researchers take into consideration negative and positive associations. For instance, someone like Casey Anthony garners mainly negative associations to most Americans, while someone like Betty White is positively identified. Unfortunately for Kim, her positive Q score is a 12; the average positive score is an 18. This breaks down to mean that Kim’s negative association is 58%. So while 62% of people recognize her image, 58% of them associate that image with something negative (sex tape *ahem* sex tape).
Levitt believes this analysis (which was not conducted by The Gap’s legal team, but an unbiased, neutral party) will play into The Gap’s defense against Kim as proof that she has no reputation to maintain. “Kim’s ratings are so negative she doesn’t have anything to protect.”
“We are talking about somebody who has four and a half time more negative sentiment than positive in the eyes of the American population. What kind of reputation is that?” Levitt questioned. The Kardashian Kamp did not comment on Fox’s report.
Sadly, for the family who was once on the top of the reality TV pyramid things are going steadily from bad to worse. Days after we reported that the Kardashian’s magazine deal fell through, no thanks to Kris’ irrational demands to control all published material of managing company AMI’s publications, MTV News is confirming that the deal is definitely dead — and the piece recently published in Star magazine questioning Khloe Kardashian‘s biological father is proof the deal is finished!
A rep for the family is of course denying everything, “Kris has never had a conversation with AMI regarding this issue [of her demands]. But the allegations contained in the Star article about Khloe not being a Kardashian are completely fabricated, false and untrue. Robert Kardashian is absolutely her biological father, so of course she was upset over their story.”
Furthermore, the family’s supposed deal with Mattel to release Kardashian Barbie Dolls has also fallen through! “As popular as the Kardashian sisters are, at this point in time we are not manufacturing Barbie-branded Kardashian dolls,” a rep for Mattel revealed.
And finally, Kris Humphries, spurned husband and by-product of the Kardashian media machine, has decided to ditch the PR firm he hired when Kim was trashing his image left and right to the press. 73-days after Kris employed Anderson Group Public Relations to manage his image, the Kourtney and Kim Take New York star decided to divorce the company. Hey, that relationship lasted longer than his marriage!
TMZ reports that Kris and AGPR differed on a long-term strategy for his career and the company was disappointed after his rather disastrous appearance on Good Morning America last month. Apparently, Kris has already retained the services of another PR firm and wants to focus on his reputation as basketball player, instead of attempting to rebuild his media image in the wake of Kimpocalypse.
Reports have already come out saying Kris seeks to get the show canceled for portraying him in false light in order to salvage Kim’s image and her decision to file for divorce.
You know what something tells me Kris has already come out on top and doesn’t need to try too hard to look like the better person in this instance!
And oh yeah, Kimmie Kakes co-hosted Live With Kelly this morning, further proving to the world that she has the personality of a turtle! Apologies to all turtles around the world, but Kimmie didn’t really reveal anything new simply stating she rushed too quickly into her marriage with Kris.
Of course, Kelly Ripa — who spent the entire hour kissing Kimmie’s butt — failed to make mention of our report, which was picked up by GMA and ABC News, of Kimmie faking scenes for her show.
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IS KIM’S TARNISHED IMAGE A VIABLE DEFENSE FOR THE GAP? ARE YOU SURPRISED THE DEAL WITH MATTEL FELL THROUGH? IS KRIS RIGHT TO FOCUS ON BASKETBALL AND IGNORE THE KIM-DRAMA?
More Kardashian news to report today as the world continues to witness their quick fall to the bottom, you know, following their undeserved rise to the top of Famewhoreville!
According to reports,Kim Kardashian, alongside her sister Khloe Kardashian and pimpmomager Kris Jenner, pictured above at this week’s Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks game were mercilessly booed during the game. They family was attending to support Lamar Odom, who now plays for the Mavericks following his trade from the Lakers.
A witness at the game tells the HollywoodLife blog yesterday: “During last night’s (Jan. 18) game between the Clippers and the Mavericks, the Kardashians were put on the jumbotron a few times, and it focused strongly on Kim,” says the source adding, “The fans booed her much worse then they did when Kris Humphries was here on Monday (Jan. 16).”
Indeed, other sources who attended the game reveal Kimmie and her fam were severely booed. Ouch!
Meanwhile, when a report came out earlier this month revealing the Kardashians were planning to expand their crumbling empire by starting a magazine completely dedicated to all things and news Kardashian, many assumed it was a joke, because for starters, the family’s a joke. Well, folks it turns out pimpmomager Kris was actually negotiating a deal with America Media Inc (publisher of Shape, Star, National Enquirer and Radar Online) to start the mag!
Unfortunately for the greedy Kardashian matriarch the deal went sour after she demanded too much kontrol.
The NY Post is reporting the over zealous Kris killed the deal after demanding she get approval on all stories about her family before publication.
Sources tell The Post AMI “balked” at Kris’ demand to have editorial approval over every AMI publication (remember this includes Star Magazine and other mags) to ensure positive wall-to-wall coverage of the overexposed reality family.
The AMI executives stated the obvious which is that no one wants to read all positive “Kardashian krap” being fed to us by the family. Another argument was that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians family already had a television deal with E! and other media outlets who would be getting better scoops on them.
Also, following last week’s Star magazine report about Khloe, which included claims by her former stepmoms that she was not a real Kardashian, pimpmomager Kris finally realized AMI would NOT be bowing down to her krazy demands. “AMI chief David Pecker made it clear that there was no way he was going to tell his editors what stories they could and couldn’t do,” reveals a source.
And just what did an angry Kris Jenner do in turn? She simply decided to pull all Kardashian-related product ads from Star Magazine.
Pimpmomager Kris might want to be careful in the bridges she decides to burn as it apepars the entire world pretty much hates her family at the moment, and are patiently awaiting their demise from our televisions and mags.
As we reported this week, our weekend bombshell report about just how fake this family’s E! reality show is made national headlines via ABC News, GMA and Inside Edition. Even better, the E! network had no comment when contacted to respond to the story.
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE KAKES BEING BOOED? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR HER YET? PLUS THOUGHTS ON THE KARDASHIAN MAG DEAL GOING SOUR?
Hi guys! This is RT and I just wanted to give you a quick update on things. Our Kardashian report from this weekend continues to grow, in fact, ABC News and GMA just picked it up this morning linking to our original story. In mere days, it has become one of our most popular stories ever! Also, our writer Lauren will be appearing on Inside Edition today to further disucss our Kardashian scoop! A special thanks to you all for your continued support!!! Xoxo – RT.
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian, helmed by pimpmomager Kris Jenner, is a greedy little thing desperate for dollars above all else! New information about the depths of her money love demonstrate that Kim will stop at nothing for a few more Benjamins in the bank!
Last July, Kim filed a lawsuit against Old Navy for using Melissa Molinaro in a TV commercial. Kim claimed Melissa was a look-alike, whose appearance would confuse fans into believing Kim endorsed the company. Of course, the woman displayed actual talent in the singing department, which would quickly clear up any Kimmie-based confusion.
Kim’s suit also alleged the company intentionally tried to create that confusion and their actions “violated her rights to her name and likeness.” Yes — Kim is that delusional. Kim is hoping to squeeze an estimated $20 million dollars out of the company and take her suit to a jury-based trial. Like any jury would feel sorry for Kim!
This whole lawsuit episode was largely overshadowed by Kim’s massive wedding, which took place the following month. Many assumed the suit had been dropped since little news has been reported on it’s status, but apparently it’s still very much happening!
Lawyers for The Gap (the company which owns Old Navy) are seeking to embarrass Kim investigate Kimmie’s finances to discover her true net worth and to question Kim’s tarnished reputation, as Kim’s lawsuit alleges the commercial tarnished her good name (inserts laugh).
Among the information The Gap’s attorney, the high-powered Louis Petrich, wants to know is why BeBe, who previously had a clothing line created by harlots, decided to drop the Kardashians deal with them and more importantly what Kim’s motives are for filing the suit? I can answer that, Louis! Two words: Reggie Bush. See, Melissa was allegedly dating Reggie at the time Kim filed this completely valid suit!
Mr. Petrich expects the investigation into Kim’s assets (the kind not currently on her body) will take upto a year and he requested financial records delving into the monies earned by Sears and BeBe through their deals with the Kardashians. Petrich also wants to find out more about Kim’s “reputation as a singer and dancer.” HAHAHA!
It’s not clear what The Gap is intending to prove with the information, but The Hollywood Reporter has a few theories. One theory is that The Gap hopes to demonstrate that Kimmie Kakes is “libel-proof,” because her reputation is so appalling that no injury could cause true damage. Meaning even if fans thought it was Kim in the ads it wouldn’t do anything to harm her already besmirched reputation as a designer or a performer. If anything it might further damage Old Navy’s!
Another approach is to compare the singing and dancing abilities of the two women and point out that long-time artist Melissa, who appeared in MTV’s Making The Band 3, far surpasses Kim in ability — making confusion highly unlikely. Oh lord, can you imagine lawyers and a judge having to watch Kim’s music video in court!? I would totes tune into C-SPAN for that moment! LOL to the maximum!
The Gap seeks to prove that the lawsuit has no merit and that the commercial featuring Melissa was a small part of an overall larger campaign, so any profits earned from that specific advertisement were minimal, rendering the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s rights to financial gain “de minimis.” Or definitely not worth $20M.
Both sides expect Kim to take the stand, like she’s a credible witness. And a surprise witness may be Reggie, himself! The Gap is seeking to put Reggie on the stand in an effort to prove that Kim’s suit was filed for personal reasons and was based on his relationship with Melissa at the time the commercial aired.
Kim’s kamp has their own strategy. Apparently, her lawyers conducted a survey which prove fans were confused about who they were seeing in the commercial. Yeah to the right! Another possible plan is to involve media players to provide testimony that they believed Old Navy had ulterior motives and to get members of the public to take the stand bearing witness to the confusion argument. Something tells me this is going to get dirty and I can’t wait!
Yet another exposure into Kim’s tricky behavior is a recent discovery by Fox News’ Pop Tarts blog. Fox recently investigated celebrity charity auctions and discovered that Kimmie and fam, who regularly sell their used clothing and accessories through eBay Giving Works under the pretense of donating the profits to the Dream Foundation, are actually pocketing 90% of the monies earned!
First of all, who would put their unmentionable parts in the same place Kim once put her own? She sells a lot of used jeans — I looked. Second of all, most of the used items advertised as owned and worn by the Kardashians are not making big bucks and this family is STILL keeping almost all of the proceeds!
“Many times the public assumes that all the proceeds go to charity and not the celebrity,” Glenn Selig, President/CEO of Selig Multimedia revealed. “But that is often not the case. The public should never assume that 100 percent goes to charity.”
According to the Giving Works policy a minimum 10% of the sale must go to the charity, but the remaining 90% has no obligation. Of course, many stars end up giving the full 100% but others don’t. Others, including the Kardashians.
An insider close to the family claims the Kardashians are charitable in many ways and explains that the majority of the items sold through their eBay auctions were not gifts, but actually purchased by the family for personal use. Thus, the reason why every dollar is not going towards those in need.
“They strongly believe that every little bit counts and there have been many instances where they have privately donated the whole sum of an earning to a charity, and they would like to continue to do some of these things privately,” the insider asserts. Neither eBay nor Kim’s rep commented on the discovery.
The bigger issue for me is that once again the Kardashians are misleading fans and not disclosing the full truth about their behaviors! Also, the amount of money these auctions are earning is not substantial and they can certainly afford to donate the full proceeds. Remember, Kimmie alone is worth an estimated $35 million dollars and managed to pocket around $17 million from her sham wedding!
Speaking of dreams, Khloe Kardashian‘s dream of becoming a mommy may happen soon! “Khloe has been meeting with fertility doctors in Dallas, andLamar [Odom] has been going with her to several appointments. It makes sense for her to have a fertility doctor in Dallas, as well as Los Angeles,” a source close to the couple reveals to RadarOnline.
“Khloe very much wants to have a baby with Lamar, and their inability to get pregnant has had its rough moments, but this has only made their relationship stronger.” And because she’s a Kardashian, whether through blood or nurture, Khloe plans to have cameras with her every step of the way capturing the drama for Khloe & Lamar.
“Khloe wants to shine a light on this very sensitive subject. Khloe has received such a warm welcome in Dallas, and she thinks that the move may actually help her get pregnant,” the insider explains. “Khloe is constantly asked when she is getting pregnant, it just made sense to let viewers know what is really going on,” the friend says.
THOUGHTS ON THE INFORMATION REGARDING KIM’S LAWSUIT? WHO DO YOU THINK WILL COME OUT ON TOP? ARE THE KARDASHIAN’S WRONG FOR POCKETING PART OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THEIR “CHARITY” AUCTIONS? WILL YOU WATCH KHLOE & LAMAR’S FERTILITY STRUGGLES?
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