Remember that time Kim Kardashian stamped her feet and swore that Old Navy was trying to use a copycat version of her for their commercials and she threatened to sue? She did. And she won. Seriously.
For those who don't remember, Old Navy used singer and model Melissa Molinaro in a commercial in early 2011. She looks similar to Kim but that could be said for MANY women out there. Kim felt Old Navy was deceiving consumers since some of her Twitter followers mistook Melissa for Kim, so she sued them.
I hadn't heard much about the case, so I thought maybe Kim decided to drop that bit of ridiculousness, but that wasn't the case. Even though legal experts felt that Kim's case was a little far-fetched, Old Navy was ordered to pay Kim off.
Ever since dumping her husband and being abandoned by the press because of her shallow behavior, Kim Kardashian is at her wits end. It seems everywhere the former star turns, more trouble emerges!
In the latest, Life & Style is reporting (via their print edition) that Kim has hit rock bottom! Overheard complaining to friends while dining at Cipriani in NYC, Kim was reportedly whining about how no one loves her! “I’m so alone. I didn’t expect all of this. It’s devastating,” she was overheard saying.
“Kim was shoveling in the carbs,” an eyewitness at the restaurant describes. “From the moment she sat down, she was munching on breadsticks. The table ordered a plate of prosciutto and Kim wolfed down a plate of pasta as her main course. When she was done she leaned back and rubbed her stomach satisfied.” Uh oh… maybe Kim is hoping to be Weight Watchers’ next celebrity representative!
Kim’s depression has reportedly stemmed from the constant criticism over her divorce and the incredible media onslaught she has faced since dumping Kris Humphries on her reality show, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, after a mere three months of marriage.
Most upsetting for the desperate Kim is her worry that she will never find another man stupid enough to fall for her crap because of her treatment of Kris. Not to mention all the rumors about her sexcapades with various celebs. Kim fears that no one wants to date her. “Right now I don’t know anyone who wants to be Mr. Kim Kardashian. Not after what happened to Kris Humphries, no way!”
Due to the stress of constantly reading negative things about herself via GoogleAlert, Kim has turned to food and solitude! “Kim is becoming a really private person,” a source says. “She stays home all the time. It’s like she’s afraid to be in public.” Funny, because there’s still a ton of paparazzi photos of her floating around every week!
Additionally, now that Kim is less famous than in the months preceding her divorce, many of her friends have ditched her. Don’t worry – Jonathan Cheban has stuck around! Kim is trying to change though, y’all, and find new friends through her renewed interest in faith. The 31-year-old twice-divorced, sex tape star has been tweeting about attending church and has expressed an interest in starting a bible study group. You know what – I hope she does!
Poor Kris H had his heart put through the ringer and sadly had to relive the dilapidation of his marriage through so-called reality television. Unlike Kimmie, who is desperately wanting a new man, Kris still hasn’t moved on from his harrowing experience of being married to Kim.
According to TMZ, the New Jersey Nets star has no intention of dating anytime soon, as sources reveal he is focused exclusively on his career. Which, you know, involves actual talent and hard work – unlike his soon-to-be ex-wife’s! Kris hasn’t been on a single date since learning of his divorce through the media. Apparently, Kris is having an amazing season, so maybe Kim dumping him was a good thing!
Responding to all those rumors that she was rejected by Tim Tebow and secretly hooking up with Mark Sanchez; Kim claims none of them are true! Riiiiight. In fact, Kim has decided she is done with the NFL and wants to expand her horizons to other professional sports to find her next victim boyfriend. Sources tell TMZ, Kim’s break up with Reggie Bush was so traumatic she’s never looked at a football helmet the same way since. Really? Kimmie’s sources must be forgetting about her brief relationship with NFL player Miles Austin!
Not only that, Kim’s break up was so stressful she apparently is suing Old Navy! And speaking of that, Kim will be headed to court for the estimated $20 million dollar lawsuit she filed against Old Navy and its parent company The Gap; accusing them of intentionally using a look-alike in one of their ads to mislead the public to believe Kim endorsed the company.
According to E! News, a trial date has been set for April 23, 2013, by Federal Judge Dale S. Fischer. The trial is expected to last about a week. The Gap is arguing that their advertisement is protected under the First Amendment – they will also attempt to prove that Kim’s reputation is already so awful, people thinking she’s in an Old Navy ad might actually improve things! Being that Kim won’t be in front of a judge until 2013, she has a whole year to withdraw her frivolous lawsuit!
Moving right along, Kim’s TV nemesis Melissa Molinaro, the girl who was accused of the so-called Kimpersonation for her appearance in an Old Navy commercial singing and dancing (like anyone thinks Kim can sing or dance!), is speaking out about Kim’s lawsuit. Melissa calls Kim’s desperate attempt for more attention and money lawsuit “silly,” but admits she doesn’t really understand what it’s all about!
“To be honest, I really don’t even know what’s going on with it,” Melissa told Fox411. “No one’s really called me and told me.”
“I just think the whole thing is a little silly,” she adds, echoing what nearly everyone else thinks. “I mean, they held auditions in Miami, New York and L.A. to find this girl, and they wanted to find a Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas type of girl – I mean, (Kim’s) name never came up – it was not on their radar whatsoever.” Whoa! So you mean when Old Navy said they wanted someone who could sing and dance they didn’t immediately think of Kim?! You don’t say…
It is rumored that Melissa, along with the man she shared with Kim, Reggie, will be expected to take the stand in an attempt to prove Kim’s real reason for filing the suit was personal. “What’s crazy about that is I’ve known Reggie for going on three years now,” Melissa reveals. “People thought that it was just because of the commercial, but I mean, I’ve known him for years. It wasn’t anything new – not for us.”
Additionally, Melissa, who is working steadily in the entertainment business has just released a single and filmed a comedy spoof for the SyFy Network, has no intention of selling out Kim style – aka selling her body – for her fifteen minutes of fame. And while she’s not naming names about who exactly she means, it’s pretty obvious!
“Nothing happens overnight, especially if you do it my way – which is with morals,” Melissa snips. “There are people – and we all know them – that sell out and they’re just famous for being famous. I’m not where I want to be – yet – but it takes a long time, if you do it the right way. There are a lot of girls out there who have done things in their careers to be famous and to make it, and I’m not in it for the 15 minutes–I’m in it for the long haul.”
“I have my morals and my values in check and my family,” Melissa asserts. Touché Melissa. Touché.
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ARE YOU SURPRISED THAT NO ONE WANTS TO DATE KIM? DO YOU BELIEVE KIM HAS SWORN OFF THE NFL? WAS MELISSA MOLINARO’S DISS JUSTIFIED?
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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Melissa, who is ironically the new girlfriend of Kim’s ex Reggie Bush, took to her twitter page to fire some not so subliminal shots at Kimmie.
“Were still talking about this?! Its JULY this aired in February…some people have too much time on there hands,” tweeted Melissa later adding, “So is this what they do here? Welcome to Hollywood!”
A fan then tweeted the following to Melissa, “Dear girl with the big ass & the sex tape, No one thinks @MelissaMolinaro is you. She wasn’t naked and she can actually dance & sing.” Melissa responded to the fan with “lol Thank you xoxo.” Ouch! Melissa also tweeted the photo below with the caption, “All I can say is….”
Meanwhile, many are still wondering why Kim would file a lawsuit that some are describing as frivolous. Some fans wonder if this is a result of Melissa dating Reggie while a source close to Kim attempts to shed some more light on her reasons for the lawsuit.
A friend of Kim’s tells UsWeekly, “She’s protecting her brand ..She can’t let another brand use her image to sell clothes!” Really? What brand? The sex tape brand?
The Kim pal continues, “She’s a businesswoman who has to protect her brand… Bottom line.”
The lawsuit also states Kim “has invested substantial time, energy, finances and entrepreneurial effort in developing her considerable professional and commercial achievements and success, as well as in developing her popularity, fame, and prominence in the public eye.” Wowzers.
Kim is seeking $15 to $20 million in damages from Old Navy. The Techdirt also poses an interesting question – “What if, as a result of this thing, [Melissa] becomes famous? Like, really famous? Say, more famous than Kim Kardashian? Does that mean Kim can’t ever do an ad campaign again, because Molinaro will immediately file suit?”
As we reported back in January, the Kardashians are being sued for $75 million for reneging on a deal to market the prepaid Kardashian Mastercard. Perhaps this Old Navy lawsuit is a backup plan in case they have to pay up. Also Kim continues to receive a TON of backlash from fans who feel this lawsuit is ridic!
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TELL US – THOUGHTS ON THE LATEST? WHAT EXACTLY IS KIMMIE’S “BRAND”?
According to a new report by TMZ, Kim Kardashian has decided to sue Old Navy for using an alleged look-alike in one of their commercials.
If you recall, the Old Navy commercial made headlines earlier this year after some fans stated they had to do a double take to see if the girl in the commercial, Melissa Molinaro, was indeed Kim.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashiansstar remained mum on the topic back then, though sources revealed she was not happy with the ad campaign. In the lawsuit, Kim claims Old Navy intentionally used the look-alike in an effort to deceive the public into thinking Kim was affiliated with them.
TMZ also reports Kim was more furious that Old Navy was tweeting to her page about the look-alike in hopes of garnering even more publicity. One of those tweets included, “@CBSNEWS reports that Old Navy’s Super CUTE star looks like @kimkardashian. #LOL. What do you think?”
So how much does Kim feel she deserves from Old Navy? Just a mere $15 – $20 million! Wowzers. The Old Navy commercial is below for those who have yet to see it plus some photos from the ad.
My take on this – Upon first seeing the Old Navy commercial, I honestly did a double take because I thought it was Kim. However it was rather obvious it wasn’t Kim plus for starters, there was nothing in the press about Kim doing such a commercial. While Kim’s lawsuit might have some merit, this is a very bad PR move for her. While the public tolerates her, they don’t like her or her talentless family. She’s become filthy rich off a sex tape and having little to no morals. Trying to get more money from her celebrity via a lawsuit is not going to win her any more fans. As expected, in reading the comments on TMZ, over 90% of them are very negative towards her. Similar to her public comments on the Casey Anthony case, this just seems ill advised and has Kris Jenner’s fingerprints all over it. So the question is…
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK KIM’S LAWSUIT HOLDS ANY MERIT? IS THE LAWSUIT A GOOD MOVE OR BAD MOVE BY KIMMIE?
And their issues all has to do with the Keeping Up With The Kardashiansfamily. In Touch Weekly is reporting Kris H. is having a really hard time dealing with the Kardashian clan and is even getting to the point of wanting to call off the wedding.
The article points out that pimpmomager Kris Jenner is the main cause of stress in Kris’s life as she has turned into quite the nagging soon-to-be mother-in-law ever since Kris proposed to Kim.
Sources reveal Kris. J. has been “calling the shots” when it comes to Kris and Kim’s wedding. “She’s a stage mother with a type-A personality. She controls her daughters’ lives, and already she’s trying to control Kris’ as well,” reveals an insider. Kris J. “turned into the mother-in-law from hell as soon as Kris proposed,” adds the source.
The source adds that Kim’s mom is in fact the reason that Kris had to purchase the very expensive 20-carat diamond ring that Kim is sporting. “She told him, ‘Kim isn’t becoming a Humphries. You’re becoming a Kardashian. Deal with it,” the friend confesses. Ai ya ya!
If only the drama ended with Kris J. as sources add that there is also friction with Khloe Kardashian and Scott Disick. Khloe is reportedly not a fan of Kris’s because she doesn’t believe he fits well into their family. “He doesn’t seem to get her sense of humor,” says the insider. And as for Scott, Kris is not a fan of his as he reportedly pissed Kris off by treating Kourtney and Kim like crap during a recent vacation to Mexico. “Kris cannot stand Scott [and] he can’t believe how long he lasted in the family,” another source says.
In other Kardashian news, Kimmy’s ex boyfriend/NFL player Reggie Bush has moved on! Or has he? According to a new report by TMZ this morning, Reggie is now dating singer/actress Melissa Molinaro.
And who is Melissa you ask? Well just a Kim. K look alike and the same girl that had people doing double takes in an Old Navy commercial earlier this year. Sources tell TMZ the two have been dating for months and became “official” last Christmas. Melissa also celebrated her 28th birthday earlier this month with reports stating Reggie footed the bill for her party. A picture of Reggie with Melissa is below as well as more photos of Melissa!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON KRIS REPORTEDLY BEING FED UP WITH KIM’S FAMILY? CAN YOU BLAME HIM? PLUS THOUGHTS ON REGGIE’S NEW GIRLFRIEND?