Has Kim Kardashian become too famous for the reality show that helped make her famous? That might be the case according to a new report.
RadarOnline is reporting that Kim could very well be leaving her hit reality show – Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The reason? Well apparently negotiations have began for the 5th season of the E! show and Kim is asking for a lot of money, more money than the E! network can afford.
And why is Kim asking for more money? Well she has noticeably become extremely popular, and apparently has many lucrative opportunities lined up to the point that it simply doesn’t pay to stay on the show.
“Kim’s advisors feel that it’s time to explore bigger deals on bigger networks,” a television insider tells Radar. “She’s right to feel like she doesn’t need to open up her personal life to make a living on TV. It looks like Kim can make a lot more money than the TV show can pay her, especially through her endorsement deals and doing appearances on bigger network shows.”
According to the source, Kim made more money from her Carl’s Jr commercial than she did from an entire season of KUWTK.
Kim is demanding an estimated $300,000 per episode which leaves the E! network in a tight spot as they cannot afford that even though the finale episode of KUWTK was the highest rated show in the history of the network.
The source says E! might decide to continue filming the show with just Kris Jenner, husband Bruce, and younger kids Rob, Kendall and Kylie, or they might just shut down the show all together and focus on Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami, which was also a big hit for the network.
As of now, the ball seems to be in E!’s court, but Kim might want to reconsider leaving the show, once upon a time Paris Hilton was very popular as well, but not so much these days. It’s likely that Kim needs the reality show to keep her popularity going strong.
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