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!
Other esteemed Bennie winners included Audrina Patridge, Snooki, and Nicole Scherzinger in the women’s category. Donald Trump won for the men, beating out Randy Jackson, The Situation, and Kim’s brief marital partner Kris Humphries. Teen Mom 2 took home the title of Worst Reality Show, triumphing over Jersey Shore, Audrina, and Mob Wives. What – no Housewives?
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?