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 trade, which occurred late Saturday, will have Lamar playing for the Dallas Mavericks. Khloe, 27, a Los Angeles native, took to her Twitter page to express her mixed emotions about the trade.
“We are all sad but positive energy gets you farther then negative,” tweeted Khloe to a fan, before adding, “I am curious as to how I am the cause for any trade? LOL Some people just say anything behind their computer screens.”
She later tweeted: “I am blessed and happy anywhere as long as I am with my family! God is great!! Blessed beyond words! I love ALL of my dolls!”
The second season of Khloe & Lamar is currently filming so it’s likely we will see this trade drama play out on the show.
In other news, the Kardashians simply refuse to quit their very transparent attempts to villainize Kris Humphries.
The latest is now a publicity stunt claim by Kim Kardashian’slackey friend/publicist Jonathan Cheban to TMZ that he was attacked by a Kris Humphries fan in New York City.
To make this story more believable, Jonathan made certain to set it up rather nicely by first telling TMZ on Friday that he hired extra security because he was being threatened by fans of Kris.
According to Jonathan, the threats began after he threatened to sue Kris for $5 million for apparently calling him “gay” on an upcoming episode of E!’s Kourtney and Kim Take New York. It allegedly led to some Kris “fanatics” threatening Jonathan, who insists he is far from being “gay.”
Last month, camp Kardashian accused Kris of “bullying” Jonathan. “Midway through the season, Kris starts bullying Kim’s best friend, Jonathan Cheban, about his sexuality,” shared a pal of Kim. “Jonathan isn’t gay, but Kris accuses him of being gay and criticizes him for it in a really homophobic way. Jonathan is really upset.” But uh isn’t it a tad homophobic to sue someone for calling you gay???
Fast forward to Sunday (the same day a new episode of Kimmie’s show was set to air on E!) and a photo of Jonathan being attacked with flour by an alleged Kris fan made its way onto TMZ. Sources close to the very heterosexual Jonathan insist it was done by a Kris fan because the flour attacker yelled, “This is for Kris Humphries!” before dousing him with flour.
TMZ adds that the cops were, however, unable to locate the attacker, who was able to get to Jonathan despite the so called extra security he hired. Even better, the attacker managed to mysteriously predict the time and place Jonathan, arguably a Z-list celebrity, would be!
Even more interesting, the photo, which was sent to TMZ did NOT come from a paparazzi agency, meaning it was submitted to TMZ by Jonathan an individual.
Despite the obviously ridic publicity stunt, a rep for Kris tells TMZ, Kris “would never condone hateful and unacceptable behavior like that to anyone, in any situation.”
The good news is in reading the TMZ comments, it appears majority of the readers are NOT buying the story and believe it was all a set up. Smart readers I tell ya! And since when does Kris Humphries have “fanatics”?
The picture of the “flour attack” is below as well as two photos of Kim, and her very authentic and not surgically enhanced at all butt, with Jonathan from 2009!
[Photos Credit: WENN]
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S REACTION TO THE LAMAR TRADE? DO YOU BELIEVE A KRIS HUMPHRIES “FANATIC” ATTACKED JONATHAN?
Today, Kris, 26, finally responded to Kim’s divorce filing by seeking an annulment from her. Kris wants to erase his quickie marriage on the grounds that Kim defrauded him into marrying her.
Sources close to Kris tell TMZ that Kris was not in on the alleged fraud, a.k.a. he did not stage the marriage for Kim’s reality show. The insiders reveal while Kris wanted and thought he had a genuine marriage, Kim was never really on board.
TMZ adds that this divorce is quickly getting nasty because Kris also wants Kim to pay his attorney’s fees.
Kim is, however, not wasting any time firing back at Kris, with Kim herself “sources” close to her insisting to TMZ that she really loved Kris and the marriage was legit, despite falling apart in just 72 days.
Kim is telling others she originally wanted an annulment and filed for divorce after being told it was her only legal option. Kim is also claiming Kris and her discussed annulling the marriage before she filed for divorce, but were advised there was no legitimate grounds for an annulment.
TMZ states that under California law, annulments are only granted with proof of impotency, incest, bigamy, unsound mind, force or fraud. Kris’s papers state that in the case he’s denied an annulment, he wants a legal separation – and not a divorce. However, some legal experts are stating it will be very difficult for Kris to prove fraud in court.
I have to wonder if Kris’ annulment filing had anything to do with the premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. In a review I wrote before the show aired, I stated that Kris seemed to truly love his wife, appearing like lovesick puppy, while Kimmie seemed pretty much over the marriage. She was quick to get angry with him and seemed more concerned with creating good TV drama by agreeing to move in with her sister Kourtneyand her family.
Meanwhile, sources close to Kris tell the HollywoodLife blog that a reconciliation with Kim is completely out of the question. “Kris is no longer heartbroken and he’s ready to move on,” reveals the source. “His main focus is basketball and he has been hustling for contract opportunities.”
Kris is now reportedly “trying to show teams he’s no longer associated with the Kardashians, so they aren’t influenced negatively by his outside issues.”
So folks, it appears immediately following this season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York, we will get season two of Khloe and Lamar, and then the 125th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians which is currently filming at the moment. Le sigh. These people are never going away are they? The behind-the-scenes photo is below.
Hot on the heels of Kim Kardashian filing for divorce after a mere 72 days of marriage, the Kardashian family is desperately trying to save face after fans and media outlets expressed outrage following Kim’s multi-million dollar televised wedding and quickie marriage to Kris Humphries! Good thing nobody changed their name!
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star made her first public appearance since the divorce filing (above) with sister Khloe Kardashianpromoting their new handbag collection in Sydney, Australia today. Below, more photos of Kim and her well perfected, definitely not practiced at all, sad pouty face!
Meanwhile, she posted a special and heartfelt (ha!) “A Message To My Fans” all three of you: Kourtney, Khloe, and Kris J on her personal webpage describing why she chose to file for divorce without ever even residing in the same home as her husband. Apparently Kim, 31, got caught up in the excitement of a wedding and the idea of love without, you know, caring about who she married or the actual marriage.
”I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon,” she confesses. “I believed in love and the dream of what I wanted so badly. I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn’t get off when now I know I probably should have.” When diamonds, custom made designer dresses and dollar signs are dangled in front of you, perhaps it is hard to take a step back and re-evaluate.
“I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn’t know how to and didn’t want to disappoint a lot of people,” Kim admits. “I never had the intention of hurting anybody and I accept full responsibility for my actions and decisions, and for taking everyone on this journey with me. It just didn’t turn out to be the fairy tale I had so badly hoped for.” I would kinda feel bad for her, except I don’t!
Kim is also furious that people would accuse her of marrying for all the wrong reasons! “First and foremost, I married for love,” she insists. “I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!” Right…
“I share so much of my life on a reality show, that contemplating whether to even film my wedding was a tough decision to make, and maybe it turned out to not be the smartest decision. But it’s who I am!”
“We filmed Kourtney giving birth, Khloe getting married, break ups, make ups, our best moments and our worst moments. These were all real moments. That’s what makes us who we are. We share, we give, we love and we are open!” Kim declares, claiming that part of being a Kardashian is famewhoring having a camera on you 24/7!
As for those pesky rumors that she banked upwards of $17M from the nuptials, Kim is adamantly disputing those claims! “These reports are simply not true and it makes me so sad to have to even clarify this,” Kim states.
Since she can’t keep the gifts when the marriage didn’t even last six months, Kim is now claiming that she will be donating all “the money for all the gifts” to the Dream Foundation, a charity that helps dreams come true for those living with life threatening illness. A report by TMZ states she is planning to donate $200,000 (the estimated sum of all the gifts she received) to the charity.
Pimpmomma Kris Jenner is also speaking out defending Kim’s actions and insisting nary a cent was earned on the made for TV wedding. Appearing on the radio show Johnjay and Rich, Kris claims Kimmie Kakes had to make the “very difficult decision” to end her marriage “on her own.” Clearly, since Kris H found out through the tabloids!
“[Kim’s] not the first person in the world to get a divorce or have something like this happen to, and she won’t be the last,” Kris argued. “She just happens to be a very public person with a couple of television shows on the air so it makes it bigger than life.”
“She didn’t make a dime off of this wedding,” Kris claimed. “She actually spent millions of dollars on this wedding, so it’s not something that she thought would ever not be happily ever after.” Funny… I don’t believe either of you!
“People just have to stop judging,” Kris admonished. “Take a step back. Let Kim do what she needs to do and just be supportive. It’s not easy.” I think the best way to avoid judgment is to get out of the public eye!
While Kris is home trying to pick up the pieces of his broken life — Kim jetted off to Australia, following a massage, to do more promotion for whatever krap she is hawking now. More photos below of Kim, sister Khloe and her brother-in-law Lamar Odom!
According to a poll by TMZ, over 95% of the public do NOT believe Kris’ claims that Kim did not make a dime off her wedding. And can you blame them? After all they got paid for the following according to a report by the NY POST –
$15 million plus profit for four-hour, two-part wedding special on E!
$2.5 million for exclusive photos with People magazine
$300,000 for exclusive engagement announcement with People
$100,000 for exclusive rights to bridal shower with Britain’s OK! mag
$50,000 to have Bachelorette party at Tao in Las Vegas
Kris went on The Today Show this morning and further expanded on the claims that Kim did not make a dime off the wedding. According to Kris, while Kimmie received over a million from the sale of the wedding pics and from E!, all the money went into her wedding and she apparently had to use some of her own money to finish paying for the lavish wedding. Not.Buying.It.
Another fun tidbit, Kathie Lee Gifford, who has been a close family friend of the Kardashians for decades, revealed on The Today Show yesterday that she suspected something was off with the couple as they barely interacted during their August wedding rehearsal dinner. “I never saw them together the entire night,” said Kathie.
Even more interesting? At the wedding reception Khloe whispered to Kathie Lee: “I give it six f ***ing months.”
[Photos Credit: Robert Wallace/ WENN.com]
DO YOU BELIEVE KIM DIDN’T MAKE ANY MONEY FROM HER TELEVISED WEDDING? DO YOU SUPPORT KIM’S DECISION OR ARE YOU FED UP WITH THEIR PLOYS FOR ATTENTIONS?
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Keeping Up With The Odoms? You bet! RumorFix is reporting Khloe & Lamar will be returning for at least two more seasons! Apparently the show, which debuted last year, was one of the E!’s highest rated shows ever, so now the network is anxiously planning seasons two and three. I’m so thrilled… yeah, that’s the word.
“Khloe is super excited to begin filming again. She wasn’t happy with the way some of the things turned out on last season and wants to make changes for the better for the second season,” an insider reveals. I guess she needs something to do on her days off from filming Keeping Up With The Kardashians and completing other assignments from her pimp momager, so why not do more reality TV!!
In preparations for filming the new season Lamar Odom and his bestie were seen meeting with producer Ryan Seacrest to discuss what direction they want to take the totally unscripted, authentic reality show.
I predict the new season will focus on Khloe’s struggles with fertility and the couple getting pregnant – particularly after In Touch has revealed Khloe is planning to undergo IVF treatments in the hopes of conceiving. “She knows that it will be expensive and take a lot of time, but this is what she wants,” an insider reports.
Disclosing her struggles with fertility on the Today show earlier this month, Khloe explained: “I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. When you have schedules such as ours, it’s really hard to hit that mark.” She also expressed her fear that she may not be able to get pregnant.
“Lamar already has kids, so he’s not feeling the pressure, but for Khloé it’s very consuming,” the source describes. “She’s feeling a sense of anguish nearly all the time.” So she needs to slow it down and cut back on stress.
Well, in order to boost her chances of conception, Khloe has, allegedly, tried to distance herself from family stress as of late so she’s completely stopped mean Tweeting about Dancing With The Stars and hanging out with Kim, Kris, and Kourtney, “She’s avoiding all stress, and that includes her family drama,” an friend explains. Khloe has also cut back on drinking, is getting more rest, and improving her diet, but apparently it’s just not working.
The couple is trying some different techniques, like acupuncture and high-tech procedures, but if that doesn’t work they plan to start IVF soon according to the insider.
“After two years of being Lamar’s wife, she feels the time has come to be his baby’s mama!” a friend declared.
Best of luck to Khloe and Lamar – I hope they are able to fulfill their dreams of having a child.
Thoughts on E! renewing Khloe & Lamar for two more seasons? Will you be watching? Thoughts on Khloe’s struggles with fertility?
It’s no secret (though it is a komplete surprise) that the Kardashian Konglomerate is a big-moneymaking business. Led by Pimp Momager, Kris Jenner Kardashian, the family has raked in millions starting with a little thing like an accidentally leaked sex tape. Well, I have more bad news…
After earning a reported $65 million in 2010, it seems the Sisters Kardashian are slated to make… wait for it: $200-$300 MILLION dollars in the the next year alone from their Kardashian Kollection for Sears. But it gets better as they are predicted to be closing in on a Billion-Dollar empire in the next 2 years!
Brian Dow, a partner at APA Talent and Literaly Agency who reps the brands komprised of the Kardashian Kingdom, tells Women’s Wear Daily: “The Kardashians could easily be a billion-dollar business worldwide in the next two years.”
Especially since they are planning to take their Sears Kollection global with markets in the U.K., Italy, and Australia. I feel so bad for those other countries. Or should I say kountries? Wow – that’s an incredible payout for such cheap and tacky clothes!
In addition to dressing like the sisters, people apparently want to smell like the Kardashians too, as their fragrance lines are huge money-makers!
“Kardashian is the type of brand that can afford to be everywhere — we’re not concerned about overexposure,” says Philip Zellner, CEO of Lighthouse Brands, the company that produces the Kardashian fragrances.
“Everyone who watches and reads about them feels like they know them, that they’re part of their family. There is an aspirational aspect that the consumer looks up to, as well as the day-to-day drama,” Mr. Zellner believes.
Because according to Mr. Zellner, the four fragrance lines kreated by the Kardashians – three (and a fourth on the way!) from Kim and one unisex fragrance from Khloe and husband Lamar Odom – are expected to generate $50M! Who is buying this stuff?! I am seriously perplexed!
So, just to break it down in the next couple years these ladies could be raking in close to a billion dollars! Kue the lawsuits that will likely be rolling in… especially considering they are already being accused of kopy-katting.
Photo credit: WENN
Did you feel nauseous after learning about the prospective income the Kardashians may earn pedaling their wares? Have you ever a purchased a K product? Would you?
Newlyweds/non-famewhores Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are already renewing their wedding vows despite being married for only a month-and-a-half!
The made for TV vow renewal for theKeeping Up With The Kardashiansstars was all courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres! On a pre-taped episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show (scheduled to air today), Kimmie, 30, and her NBA hubby Kris, 26, were candid with Ellen about their newlywed life and what they’d do differently about their Aug. 20 wedding.
“[I’d] elope,” said Kimmie Kakes. “I would say [have a] longer after-party, but I was so crazy for an entire month…I literally went crazy. It was so stressful,” she added of the wedding which she planned with the help of pimpmomager Kris Jenner in only a few months.
Kris also shared his regret, echoing Kimmie’s statement by stating he would have wanted “a longer after party.”
The two are currently doing a ton of press in other to promote their E! Wedding Special — Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event which is set to air this Sunday on E! at 8 p.m. ET.
In other Kardashian news, Khloe Kardashian, who co-hosted the fourth hour of the Today Show on Monday, opened up about her fertility struggles.
Khloe, who’s been married to NBA hubbyLamar Odom for over 2 years now (yes it’s been 2 years already), has always been vocal about wanting kids right away. However, that has yet to happen for Khloe.
“We would love to have kids,” said Khloe, 27. “It’s so hard. I never knew about ovulation and the limited amount of time you have to get pregnant. I never knew about that. No one ever taught me that. When you have schedules such as ours, it’s really hard to hit that mark. So it’s frustrating, but definitely, I want to have kids. It’s scary [thinking], ‘Oh God, what if I physically can’t have kids?’”
The Kardashians continue their take over of the Today Show this week as Kris Jenner will co-host today, Kourtney Kardashian will co-host tomorrow, and Kimmie Kakes will finish off by co-hosting on Friday.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KIMMIE & KRIS RENEWING THEIR VOWS ALREADY? THOUGHTS ON KHLOE’S COMMENTS?