TMZ is reporting today that a former nanny is shopping a tell-all book, detailing her time with the family before they became famous, you know, before Kimmie’s sex tape “leaked!”
The ex-nanny, Pam Behan, also served as a personal assistant and cook for Bruceand Kris Jennerfor years. And judging from what Pam, who spent a ton of time with the Kardashian girls as well as Brandon and Brody Jennerhas to say, it’s clear she wasn’t a fan of some of the Jenner-Kardashian clan!
TMZ reports that Pam states in the proposed book that she couldn’t stand Bruce’s sons, calling them “extremely spoiled and disrespectful.” She also reveals she almost lost her job once for apparently slapping Brandon. Ummm child services anyone?
When it comes to the Kardashians, Pam reveals she had a love/hate relationship with Kris Jenner though she loved Bruce. Pam also promises to reveal some juicy information a.k.a. “intimate details” about Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. Sources close to the girls tell TMZ they are surprised by Pam’s book as they were very fond of her. Evidently, the feeling is not mutual.
As of the moment, Pam is still shopping the book around and has yet to sign a book deal.
…Moving on to Kimmie Kakes, who just revealed the other day that she had turned a new leaf following the backlash that resulted from her 72-day marriage.
Well, that new leaf seems a lot like her old one as Kimmie is reportedly set to make major bank to host a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas! How make does Kimmie stand to earn? Just a mere $600,000! The fee is said to be part of a large, multi-event deal. In comparison, Katy Perry, you know, a celebrity with actual talent is said to be asking for $250,000 to host a NYE party.
As we reported a while back, the TAO nightclub where Kimmie will be hosting the NYE party is charging club goers $200 for general admission! Wowzers.
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TELL US – WOULD YOU READ A TELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT THE KARDASHIANS? THOUGHTS ON KIM GETTING OVER HALF A MILLION TO HOST A PARTY?
Guess what time it is!? Kardashian time! Which, in my mind also means it should be 5 o’ clock somewhere — because hearing about them leaves me exhausted and in need of libations!
Since Kim Kardashian has no job to speak of besides famewhoring she did a little sit down with Life & Style about what’s next for the falling star!
In the interview, Kim admits she is eager to put 2011 behind her and is ready to welcome the new year since you know, this one hasn’t been so great for her with the media backlash divorce and all. “It will be a new year and a new me!,” Kim enthused to the magazine. “I think 2011 was a great year of learning lessons, so I’m excited for 2012.” Oh, Kimmie learned some lessons alright — like how to isolate the public with her shenanigans!
According to Kim she is anticipating the new year because she is a changed person thanks to her two-day publicity humanitarian trip to Haiti and that hour she spent posing for cameras in an apron at the food bank on Thanksgiving. “It’s been such an awakening experience for me, and I would love to do more,” Kim shares of her Haitian trip where she apparently shopped for charity.
One thing Kim is not planning for 2012 — marriage no. 3! In fact, she’s not even ready to date! The Kourtney and Kim Take New York star reveals, “I’m not even thinking about it!” Instead, she’s working to improve herself ’cause she’s a new Kim ya’all! “I’ve been hanging out at my mom’s house. It’s been fun taking cooking lessons, chilling out and wearing sweat pants everyday,” Kim shares.
Well, Kim better get used to that chilling out in sweat pants thing because she may be doing a lot more of it in the near future. HollywoodLife is reporting that ever since that divorce the Kardashians’ wished-had-never-happened the family’s magazine sales have been declining with a capital D.
While Kimmie Kakes managed to appear on more covers than any other star in 2011 (and brought in “bestselling numbers” for her covers of Cosmopolitan and Glamour at the beginning of the year) some of her other covers for magazines like Lucky, Harpers Bazaar and Self brought in tepid numbers.
Additionally, according to reports her January 2012 Glamour cover (which featured Kim alongside Kourtney and Khloe) is “on track for poor performance.” Uh-oh. Perhaps Kim is starting to go the way of her former friend turned foe Paris Hilton and is headed for has-been country!
Moving right along, Khloe recently blogged for Celebuzz and released a plethora of photos from the annual Kadashian family Christmas party throughout the years — including one of her as a blonde!
“As I’m sure many of you know, it’s a Kardashian Jenner family tradition to host a Christmas Eve party every year at my mom’s house. The entire family comes out, along with all of our closest friends,” Khloe wrote. “We’ve been doing it for as long as I can remember, so as you can imagine, I have a lot of photos from the parties over the years.”
Sadly, Khloe wasn’t able to attend this year and instead spent the holiday with Lamar. “This year is the first time in my entire life I will miss our party and Christmas morning with my family. It’s going to be weird but I would never leave my hubby alone on Christmas!”
THOUGHTS ON KIM’S INTERVIEW – IS SHE A CHANGED WOMAN OR A WOMAN WHO IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF POSITIVE PUBLICITY? ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE DECLINING MAGAZINE SALES?
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Deck the halls with Kardashian stories! Fa la la la la, blah, blah, blah, blah! Because it wouldn’t be just another day if she wasn’t doing just another interview, Kim Kardashian is opening up about her failed marriage, the recent and tumultuous media backlash, and her sincere apologies for her part in the Kardarshiscam her family’s staying power and the future prospects of the Kardynasty.
Pagesix.com is reporting on Kimmie’s recent cover story for the Hollywood Reporter which cites her as one of the past year’s biggest “rule breakers.” In her interview, Kimmie discusses the family’s growing number of reality shows and threatens promises the shows will continue and multiply. She states, “There are so many of us, but I think we’ll see more of my younger siblings.”
With the family starting to focus on the next generation of Kardashians Jenners, Kylie and Kendall, as well Kim’s younger brother, Dancing with the Stars alum Rob Kardashian, the overexposed reality star predicts their “television monopoly will ‘go on for years.'” When is the next rapture scheduled? Geez Louise!
When will the rest of the planet have some relief? That’s simple, Kim reveals. The Kardashians will stop assaulting us from all fronts tabloid, television series and E! specials as soon as the money stops rolling in it is no longer “fun”. And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but she means when it stops being fun for them, not us… because, in my opinion, it stopped being fun for me a while ago. Kimmie vows, “When the fun stops so will we.” Um, can the viewing public please get that in writing?
Pimpmomager Kris Jenner was shockingly right by her favorite daughter’s side for the interview, giving her two cents on the klan’s monopoly. Kris boasts, “I’m really proud at how hard we’ve all worked this year and what we’ve accomplished. We roll as one big unit, so whether something’s sad, happy or tragic, we come together as a family and everything falls into place.” And the money keeps falling into their inflated bank accounts. But whose fault is that? They definitely have an audience, even if most of that audience seems disgusted by them.
Not addressed in the magazine’s year-end double issue? I’ll give you two guesses, and the first one doesn’t count. There is no mention of her blink-and-you-missed-it marriage to basketballer Kris Humphries, not to be confused with her shoved-down-your-throat-even-people-who-live-under-rocks-saw-it wedding. Also absent from the article was any mention of the recent allegations that many of the products produced and touted by the Kardashian empire are created in Chinese sweatshops. Now, how surprised are you that those minor issues were inadvertently left out of the article? It’s Kimmie’s world, y’all. We’re just living in watching it.
Poor ex-husband Kris didn’t even get a mention in Kim’s interview, so you’re probably wondering how’s he’s holding up in this whole media firestorm. Well, with the NBA lockout over and Kris back playing with his beloved New Jersey Nets, things couldn’t be better for the dude glaringly left out of the Kasdashian Christmas kard (sorry, I couldn’t stomach starting Christmas with a “K” as much as it would have fit. I’m not going to give Kimmie Christmas!). He’s doing great… minus that entire Karbacklashian he’s facing.
Hollywoodlife.com reports that number 43 isn’t letting fan hate affect his time on the court. A source reveals, “[Kris] is letting it slide and not reacting negatively too it. He wasn’t really affected by being booed as he expected it from the Madison Square Garden crowd, especially playing for the other team.” Yeah, I’m willing to bet all the poor sportsmanship he was met with was purely a result of not playing for the home team.
The site reveals that nearly everyone in the huge venue booed the guy when the game began. That’s just not right! Kris, however, seems to be taking it all in stride. The insider continues, “He doesn’t blame Kim. This is all about playing basketball and he refuses to let the boos and hatred get to him.” He’s certainly a bigger person than I am, literally (thankfully, at almost 6’0, I’m not quite at Amazon status yet) and figuratively. Keep up that great attitude Kris because chances are it’s going to be a looonnnggg season.
DO YOU BELIEVE THE KARDASHIAN EMPIRE IS IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL? IF SO, WILL YOU KEEP WATCHING? THOUGHTS ON POOR KRIS’ RECEPTION AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN?
Another day, another piece of news about the Kardashians! In the latest, Kim Kardashian is furious about so-called “malicious” claims that her trip to Haiti was for publicity (cough, cough) and a human rights group leader insists there is no proof that any Kardashian klothing utilized sweatshop labor. Why is there no proof? Because the organization has not finished conducting their investigation.
Kimmie Kakes recently took to her blog to defend her trip to Haiti as righteous and without ulterior motive. #yeahright. Claiming to be “inspired” by the women of Haiti, Kim believes the trip changed her life.
Calling the experience a “very emotional and surprisingly positive journey that I will never forget,” the Kourtney & Kim Take New York star then tackles the rumors of what she really did in Haiti, writing, “some media outlets have tried to tarnish the motive behind my visit and have written completely ridiculous and untrue things.”
“The National Enquirer wrote that I went to a fashion show in Haiti and then spent a fortune pampering myself! The truth is that I was at the Haitian Artisan Fair, where the amazing men and women who make their jewelry and crafts sell them to visitors to make a living, and I bought some of their beautiful jewelry after the fashion show!! Reading this made me so disappointed in the media.”
“Taking such a positive thing and writing something malicious and untrue,” Kim continues. “The journalists obviously didn’t bother to do their research and instead published a ridiculous story to sell copies.”
“I have become accustomed to dealing with rumors and lies spread about my family or my relationships, and have learned to ignore it to a certain extent,” Kim seethes. “But when a magazine makes the decision to twist the truth and write lies like that, it belittles the entire experience we had in Haiti, and I won’t let them do that.”
Considering Kim usually likes it when journalists follow her around and report on her every move for money, I’m surprised she is this upset. Maybe it’s because this time she doesn’t like what these so-called malicious journalist have to say! A photo of Kim enjoying the fashions of Haiti are below. She was only shopping for charity, you guys!
Charles Kernaghan, the Executive Director of the Institute is claiming he advised Star Magazine against printing the untrue article! “It was a wise idea to wait on the article,” Mr Kernaghan explains, because currently there is “no proof that the specific factories the Kardashians use violated child labor standards or human rights.”
Mr. Kernaghan feels he was misquoted by the publication and that his statements were twisted to convey a certain point! Star Magazine reported him as saying: “The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people. Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”
But Mr. Kernaghan explains that he was actually speaking, not of the specific factories the Kardashians use, but of a specific region of China known for utilizing slave labor. His actual sentiment is that while child labor practices in many of the factories are appalling he has “no proof that the specific factories the Kardashians use employ such practices.”
He goes onto add that his organization is conducting an investigation into the factories the Kardashians use to produce their merchandise, but at this time there is NO EVIDENCE of any human rights abuses, adding that “75%”of the factories in that region have violations similar to those reported by Star.
Kris Jenner has spoken out denying the accusations, telling TMZ the factories used to produce Kardashian products are “strictly policed” and do not violate child labor or human rights practices.
Finally, onto something important! Kendall Jennerturned sixteen in November, so naturally she needed an over-the-top party to celebrate this milestone. There was some sort of costume-circus theme and Khloe Kardashian played photographer for the evening. Some photos of the event are below.
TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS: DO YOU BELIEVE KIM’S TRIP TO HAITI WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT? DO YOU THINK THE KARDASHIAN’S FACTORIES WILL BE FOUND GUILTY OF ANY HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS? HOW LONG UNTIL THEY DO A PUBLICITY TRIP TO CHINA TO VISIT SAID FACTORIES WITH PHOTOGRAPHERS PRESENT?
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Uh oh! Is pimpmomager Kris Jennerabout to get the boot from her favorite famous for no reason daughter?
According to a report by Star Magazine, that might be the case! Star magazine is reporting that there are rumblings that Kim Kardashian is getting ready to fire her momager!
The reason? Since the huge media backlash that occurred following her disastrous 72-day marriage, a source reveals, “She’s having serious doubts about keeping her mom as her manager. She thinks Kris has been giving her bad advice and she blames all of this backlash on her.” Ouch!
Even more telling, Kim met up with Hollywood manager Ray Manzella on Dec. 1 at a cafe in Pacisif Palisades to discuss potentially bringing him on to work for her. In fact, Ray confirmed to Star that he would like to take Kim on as a client while also admitting he’s been having meetings with people who are involved with Kim’s company.
Another source, however, states that if Kim does decide to bring Ray on board she still plans to keep Kris in some capacity as a figure head. “Kris will be working together with Ray on Kim’s projects,” explains an insider. “Kim hasn’t fired Kris as her managed yet.”
Meanwhile, the barrage of bad publicity continues for the famewhoring family. The Kardashians grace the latest cover of Star magazine (to be released on Friday) under the heading “Kardashian Sweatshop Scandal – Family’s Fashion Empire Makes Millions From Child Labor.”
According to Star, the Kardashian family are selling and endorsing fashion products manufactured in foreign sweatshops, where workers as young as sixteen years old are abused and virtually imprisoned.
“The Kardashians are in bed with some pretty bad people,” Charles Kernaghan, the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, tells Star. “Not only are celebrities like the Kardashians taking advantage of these workers, they are holding hands with a government that spits on democracy and women’s rights.”
Several of the Kardashian brands are said to be involved with the “slave labor.” These include items in the family’s high-end K-Dash by Kardashian label and the Kris Jenner Kollection — which is sold on QVC —in addition to ShoeDazzle, which was co-founded by Kim and endorsed by her. The report states all of the mentioned brands are manufactured in areas of China where government regulations are often ignored and workers are subject to inhumane conditions.
Li Qiang, the executive director of China Labor Watch, is now urging the greedy Kardashian family to take a stand and to stop turning a blind eye to human rights abuses. “People like the Kardashians are producing their products in China because they will get more profit, since the labor cost is so low compared to the United States and other countries,” he tells Star.
In addition to underage labor, the condition of the workshops is compared to being “like minimum-security prisons.” The workers, who earn a measly $1 per hour, are helping add to the $65 million a year fortune of the Kardashians by living in “squalid factory-run dormitories filled with the stench of sewage while toiling up to 84 hours during seven-day work weeks.”
Wowzers. The Kardashians are, however, of course denying they knew anything about this. “This is the first we are hearing about it and take it very seriously as we would never condone this,” their rep Jill Fritzo told Radaronline on behalf of the Kardashians. “We are presently investigating the situation.” You can read more about this in the latest issue on Star!
Moving on to a lighter topic as Kris Humphries has finally been picked up by an NBA team! Even better for Kimmie’s husband of 2 months, he was re-signed by his former team — the New Jersey Nets. According to reports, Kris signed a one year contract with Nets, with ESPN reporting the deal is worth close to $8 million! Not too shabby.
Finally, after releasing photos from their Christmas Card this year, the Kardashians need more attention and have now released some heavily photoshopped behind the scenes pics! Those are below!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM THINKING ABOUT FIRING KRIS? AND THOUGHTS ON THE SWEATSHOP SCANDAL AND BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS?
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According to a new report by In Touch Weekly magazine, Kim, 31, has been miserable since the public turned on her for filing for divorce — after 72 days of marriage — and now decided to take out all her misery on sister Khloe, 27.
While Khloe has been reportedly trying to help Kim cope, what she is getting in return from Kim are ugly verbal assaults. Kim’s feud with Khloe reportedly stems from jealousy because she cannot handle the fact that Khloe is happily married to Lamar Odomwhile her own marriage to her NBA player failed.
“Kim feels like her life is falling apart and she’s taking a lot out on Khloe,” a Kardashian insider tells In Touch Weekly. And what better way to hurt Khloe than to make fun of her appearance — something Khloe is reportedly sensitive about. “Kim told Khloe that Lamar is going to cheat on her if she keeps gaining weight,” reveals an insider.
In addition to that, Kim has also called Khloe “fat” to her face on more than one occasion while telling her she wouldn’t be famous if it wasn’t for Kim. And Kim wouldn’t be famous if it wasn’t for Ray J’s urine!
The insider insists that the recent fight on Kourtney and Kim Take New York was totally real, and that the two sisters “didn’t speak for weeks” as a result. During that fight, Kim called Khloe an “evil, ugly little troll,” though she later tweeted while the episode aired: “I’m sorry, KoKo! You know I love you soooo much! The things sisters do and say to each other.”
Khloe is now said to be firing back at Kimmie calling her a “bitch” at the recent Z100′s Jingle Ball concert in NYC when someone brought up her name.
In other Kardashian news, the famewhoring family has released their official 2011 Kardashian Christmas card in 3D today! Because, you know, we were all patiently waiting for it.
“Here it is!” blogged Kimmie this morning. “It was shot by the amazing Nick Saglimbeni and there’s a special 3D version that you can view with 3D glasses. What do you guys think?”
“I love our family Christmas cards shoots and I think this one looks amazing!” added Kim. We’ll let you be the judge of that. Photos from the Christmas card are below! Do they even send these Christmas cards out? Or is it just to garner publicity?
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIM & KHLOE’S FEUD? PLUS THOUGHTS ON THE NEW KARDASHIAN CHRISTMAS CARD?
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In today’s Kardashian news, the E! network is now threatening us with up to FOUR new Kardashian spinoff shows! What did we ever do to E!???
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, NBCUniversal cable entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer revealed her genius plan to revamp the E! network, claiming she wants to remove the trashy element from the channel. “We’ll eventually get rid of the more Playboy trashy element, and elevate E! to a fun, exciting and aspirational network,” she explains.
And what better way to clASS it up than by bringing us more shows featuring the ever so clASSy Kardashians! Bonnie makes it clear she has no plans to abandon the clASSy family just yet! “I think it will have its own life expectancy,” she says of the lucrative brand that the family has built, “and we’ll just go along with it and help hone what’s right for E! and what’s not right for E! as we develop a whole other world.”
When you add in Kris Jenner‘s two youngest daughters — Kylieand Kendall Jenner — Bonnie reveals she hopes for “two, three, even four new Kardashian [spinoffs].” Wowzers. There have been rumblings that a Kylie and Kendall show is likely next. In fact, E! is airing a Sweet Sixteen special for Kendall tonight.
Bonnie also insists Kim’s 72-day wedding to Kris Humphrieswas not a publicity stunt. “This was not a stunt. In no way did people believe that this was going to happen,” she says. “I think true Kardashian fans know that a bigger than life mistake can be made easily in their world. Everything they do is bigger than life… it’s just part of their DNA.”
Moving on to Kim Kardashian, who’s sex tape is to blame for her family’s fame to begin with. In a new interview yesterday with PEOPLE, during the opening of The Mirage Resort and Casino’s Kardashian Khaos lifestyle boutique in Las Vegas, Kimmie reveals she still believes in love and being a talentless famewhore! Okay, maybe I added in that last part!
When asked whether she still believed in marriage, Kim answered, “Absolutely. I believe in love, always.” Why wouldn’t she after earning $17 mil from her last wedding!?
Kim, 31, also claims she’s learned a lot in the last year, promising us that she plans on being “a new me” in 2012. So is Kimmie Kakes looking for love again? She claims she is “not looking” at the moment. Riiiight.
“We’ll have the whole family here,” Lamar, 32, told Us Weekly. Also tagging along? Khloe’s friendMalika Haqq as the group plans to spend the next few weeks filming upcoming episodes of Khloe & Lamarseason 2.
“I’m disappointed to leave my home, but I’m here now,” said Lamar, adding that “Khloe is a great wife… She’ll make anywhere feel like home.”
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TELL US – CAN YOU HANDLE FOUR MORE KARDASHIAN SPINOFFS? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM WHEN SHE SAYS SHE’S NOT LOOKING FOR LOVE?
The Kardashian drama is never ending! The latest is a new report by Life & Style magazine which states Kris Humphries’ dad is considering writing a tell-all about the Kardashian family!
While Kris, 26, signed a confidentiality agreement as part of his wedding pre-nup to Kim Kardashian, none of his family members did, which allows them to spill whatever details they want about the Keeping Up With the Kardashiansclan.
The latest issue of Life & Style claims, Kris’ father, William Humphries, expressed his interest in an explosive, blockbuster tell-all book. “I’d love to write a book,” he reportedly stated. “It’s important to him that Kris’ side of the story is out there,” notes a Humphries family friend.
“Kris has told his father everything,” reveals a Kardashian family friend. “They have no control over what William says,” the insider confirms. “And he has many stories to tell.” Another source says, “It’s Kim’s worst nightmare. The Kardashians have no control over what William says.” A rep for Kris, however, denies that any of the Humphries clan has plans to write a tell-all.
Life & Style adds that an expose would not only expose Kimmie, but her entire family. “Nothing gets in the way of business for them,” claims the Humphries insider. “Kris was just a pawn.”
So what kind of secrets could the Humphries spill about Kimmie? Sources state these could include bedroom secrets, Kim spending “six hours in hair and makeup throughout the day” as well as scandalous secrets about their reality shows! Sources close to Kris also reveal he believes Kim and her pimp mom Kris failed to disclose “all the sources of money she made from the wedding.”
Meanwhile, the current issue of Star magazine is reporting that Kimmie Kakes, who refused to return her wedding gifts despite the fact that her marriage only lasted 72 days, had good reason for her decision.
According to the mag, Kim has cashed most of the gifts she received at a luxury boutique in Hollywood in order to buy Rolex watches for her family! “Kim had never had the gifts delivered,” an insider reveals. “The store was still waiting for her to give them an address.”
Instead, Kim reportedly paid a visit to the boutique the week after she filed for divorce to inform them she didn’t want the gifts sent to her. “[Kris] told Kim from the beginning that he wanted her to return the wedding gifts to guests who bought them,” a source reveals. “But she totally ignored him and just went ahead and did this. He thinks it’s disgusting.”
Moving on to Barbara Walters, who is now bashing the Kardashian family after putting them on her list of the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2011.
In the interview, which was taped 25 days before Kim filed for divorce in October, Kim tells Barbara “Married life is good” when asked about her marriage. Poor Baba Wawa now feels the Kardashians can’t be trusted.
“It’s not that she lied — that was the first interview that we did, we did it in October,” Barbara revealed on The View yesterday.
However, Barbara was a tad upset as she stated pimpmomager for the Kardashian family, Kris Jenner, had promised her that nothing would happen between the time the interview was taped and the program’s airing. And as we all know, a lot has happened since including Kim’s divorce filing and Kourtney Kardashian’s pregnancy announcement.
“You cannot trust the Kardashians,” said Barbara. Ouch!
It gets even better as Barbara politely let the Kardashian clan know they have no talent during her interview with them. “You don’t really act; you don’t sing; you don’t dance,” said Barbara to the family. “You don’t have any — forgive me — any talent!”
The Kardashian’s defense? Their talent is “entertaining” people via their reality shows. Kim stated they’re “still entertaining” to the viewers who watch their shows, explaining that it’s actually “more of a challenge for you to go on a reality show, and get people to fall in love with you for being you.” Yes folks, apparently that takes talent!
Barbara also asked about the now infamous sex tape withRay Ja.k.a the main reason we know who the Kardashians are! When asked if it was a good thing, a stammering Kim responded, “I’ve made mistakes in my life for sure.” Pimpmomager Kris quickly came to her favorite daughter’s rescue adding: “It was devastating for the whole family. You cry yourself to sleep for a few nights, then you hire an attorney.” Sure it was!