Well, I have some unfortunate news, so I hope you’re all sitting down. The Kardashians will definitely NOT be leaving our TV’s anytime soon – or our pop culture lexicon. Despite Kim Kardashian‘s sham wedding (with accompanying very public divorce) and the tremendous negative backlash from the media and the public, American’s favorite famewhores have just inked a $40 Million three-year reality television deal with E!. So, if this doesn’t confirm that Kimye is a publicity stunt – really, I don’t know what would!
Yes, despite petitions, and threats, and absolute proof that their shows are staged crap – they will be back whether we like it or not!
Ironically the numbers for last season’s KUWTK averaged only about 3 M viewers per episode – on par (or below) with most Housewives, but apparently the Kardashians’ scandals and drama are worth their weight in gold for the network; which basically exists purely to broadcast the family’s lives. The deal does not include any new shows! So when Kim and Kanye West start pimping out their totally authentic romance, they will iron out their own deal. Which means more ka-ching!
The less famous and thereby second-rate family members, Rob Kardashian along withKylie andKendall Jenner will receive considerably less. Scott Disick and Mason also get a cut of the profit, but they have a separate deal with the network. You know Kris was trying to insure against any possible break-ups!
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In today’s ‘you’ve got to be kidding me’ news, TMZ is reporting that Kim Kardashian is now accusing Kris Humphriesof fraud! Yes, you read that right.
If you’ve been keeping up with this messy divorce, you know that Kris, 27, is refusing to sign the divorce papers, instead taking Kimmie Kakes to court in his attempt to get an annulment on the grounds of fraud. Kris also wants to clear his name as he feels the Kardashians vilified him after Kim, 31, filed for divorce.
Well, fast forward to today, and TMZ is reporting Kimmie also wants an annulment, but not because she’s the fraud, but rather on the grounds that Kris committed fraud. For realz! Apparently, Kimmie and her legal folks are now claiming Kris defrauded Kim by promising to live with her in California, and then demanding that she move to Minnesota. Why should an NBA player who plays in Minnesota agree to live in California? Not sure I’m buying this latest Kardashian tale!
I must say, if this is Kimmie’s defense in court, she has a pretty weak case. For starters, Kim herself admitted last year that she had major doubts about the wedding BEFORE she tied the knot. Which was pretty evident by the fact that she bailed on her marriage after only 72 days and didn’t even attempt to try marriage counseling. In a statement she released on November 2, Kim all but admitted she only went through with the wedding as not to disappoint others and to earn $17 million! Below is an excerpt from Kim’s statement released days after filing for divorce:
“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. 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.”
Kris has always maintained that Kim married him with no intention of being in the marriage for the long haul. The fact that Kim also wasted no time in running back into the arms of her ex,Reggie Bush, only proves Kris’ point. Plus, people who intend to be married to someone for the rest of their lives don’t bail out on a marriage after only 72 days without — at least — trying to fix it.
As for TMZ’s report last week that Kris is demanding $7 million from Kim to sign the divorce papers, his reps deny the story to UsWeekly magazine.
Some fans are also calling out Kim and her pimpmomager Kris Jenner liars, as Kris J. originally claimed last year that Kim did not make a dime off her wedding. “She didn’t make a dime off of this wedding,” Kris claimed back in November. “She actually spent millions of dollars on this wedding.” Many, of course, called BS on Kris’ comments as reports stated they made off with over $17 mil. The Kardashians are now stating that Kris doesn’t deserve any of Kim’s money, because he made over $1 million from the wedding.
So, according to the Kardashians, who can’t keep their lies straight, Kim didn’t make a dime off her wedding, yet her husband, Kris, the lesser known celebrity, made off with $1 million? Riiiiight. And despite only being married for 72 days, Kris J. revealed last year that Kim is planning to keep the ring Kris gave her which, according to Radar Online, Kris purchased at a wholesale price of $750,000. The ring is said to be worth $2 million in retail.
Moving on to a new report by UsWeekly magazine, which may or may not have been planted by Kimmie Kakes and her pimp momma! According to the report, rapper Kanye West is not only “obsessed” with Kim, but is doing everything he can to win her heart!
“Kanye is obsessed with Kim and would marry her,” alleges Kris Jenner a Kanye confidant, with a source close to Kim adding, “To have Kanye charming her feels good. Guys are afraid to get near her with all the drama, and here’s a guy who’s actively pursuing her.”
Kimmie is reportedly flattered by Kanye’s alleged obsession, hence her reason for flying all the way to Paris to see his fashion show last week. “She flew in just to see him,” reveals a Kim source. “Kanye begged her to come.” The “insider” then adds that Kanye really respects Kim’s business sense and “envisions the two of them running this dynasty together.”
Well, this all makes sense, as Kanye’s been known to date a stripper or pornstar or two, so Kimmie Kakes would fit right into that equation!
Kim Kardashian revealed earlier this year that she had high hopes for 2012, but unfortunately for Kimmie Kakes, 2012 doesn’t seem any different.
The series of bad news and negative press continues for Kim and her family following our report this weekend. which exposed a so called “heart to heart” scene with Kim and pimpmomager Kris Jenner, on Kourtney and Kim Take New York was actually staged and filmed in a TV studio in Los Angeles. While the story continues to spread, with a number of major news outlets reporting on it, the backlash against the Kardashians continues to grow steam.
The latest today is a new report by Radar Online which exposes Kimmie, 31, for the complete phony she is. According to Radar, Kim’s hubby of 72 days, Kris Humphries has been telling friends and family that Kim was actually the one who planned his wedding proposal to her. If you recall, the proposal was a big part of the Keeping Up With Kardashians series last season.
In the made for TV scene, Kris spread rose petals in Kim’s bedroom to spell the words “Will You Marry Me?” The report this morning is, however, stating Kris, 26, wanted to propose to Kim in Minnesota but ultimately Kim, her mom, and the show took over the proposal.
“Kim told Kris how, where and when to propose, it was absolutely no surprise to her whatsoever”, a source close to the situation tells Radar.
“First of all, Kris proposed in the middle of the day, and he had to do that because it would create better lighting to capture the moment. Kim looked so surprised but she knew it was happening,” the source says. “She was in full hair and make-up, as she always is on the show. Kris wanted it to be very intimate and romantic, but all of his ideas were shot down by production officials and Kim.”
The source adds: “Kim told him the paparazzi would ruin the special moment if it were to take place in a public setting, like the beach, which he had also considered. How romantic could it be with three camera crews?”
There have also been past reports that Kim was sported wearing the engagement ring Kris reportedly gave her back when she was still dating Reggie Bush. Those reports seemed silly back then but in light of recent events, it definitely seems plausible.
In other Kardashian news, RadarOnline has also uncovered documents which reveal details of Kris Jenner’s very nasty divorce to Robert Kardashian. And in reading the divorce docs, it’s pretty obvious to see where Kimmie Kakes gets her whorish streak from! Who knew that could be inherited?
The never before seen 1991 divorce and child support documents reveal Kris’ marriage ended after Robert discovered she was having an affair with her boy toy whom she refers to as Ryan in her book. The docs also reveal Robert took issue with Kris’ lavish spending and the fact that she flaunted her new relationship with Bruce Jenner in front of their young kids.
The documents state that after discovering Kris’ affair, an angry Robert canceled her credit cards, store cards and stopped paying for her extravagant lifestyle, which Kris bitterly fought against as she claimed she deserved the “luxury lifestyle” she had become accustomed to.
“The petitioner and I shared a luxury lifestyle,” Kris, 56, said in her petition for spousal and child support. “Nothing was too good for our family. Even our children’s clothing was purchased at exclusive boutiques… The New Year’s Eve party alone cost between $10,000 and $12,000. Since January 1990 the petitioner has essentially cut me off from all funds.”
How much did Kris want from her attorney husband back in 1991? A mere $37,189 a month in both spousal and child support. Wowzers.
In her sworn statement, Kris claimed the 37K a month was for a $15,000 a monthly mortgage payment on her Beverly Hills home, wages for a gardener, a maid and housekeeper as well as clothing costs. But the biggest shocker? Kris stated she spent $800 each month on clothing for all four children but spent $2,000 on herself!
Robert, however, fired back stating he was being forced to live with his relatives while Kris moved Bruce into the home he used to share with her and their four kids. In fact, Robert claimed Bruce and Kris’ relationship was detrimental to the children and that Robert Jr. a.k.a Robonce witnessed his still-married mother in bed with Bruce.
“I believe this situation is inappropriate for several reasons,” Robert said in the docs. “Firstly my children are exposed to another man living with their mother. I believe that is inappropriate and I ask the court to enjoin and restrain (Kris) from living with any member of the opposite sex in or about the presence of our children… As a matter of fact, my son Robert said he slept on the couch in (Kris’) bedroom when (Kris) and her boyfriend were in bed together in the bedroom.”
Kris ended up marrying Bruce on April 21, 1991, a month after these papers were filed and just months after her marriage ended with Robert.
And finally, unfortunately for Khloe Kardashian, the speculation about who her real dad might be isn’t going away anytime soon. While Kris J. has dismissed the Khloe paternity rumors as “silly,” two of Khloe’s former stepmoms went on the record last week as stating her late father Robert believe she wasn’t his biological daughter.
The first person people are looking to of course is the man Kris admits she had an affair with. In her recently released book, Kris revealed she had an affair with a guy named Ryan. Turns out “Ryan” is actually Todd Waterman, and in an interview with Star, Todd confirms his affair with Kris. However, Todd adds that he could not have fathered Khloe because just as Kris stated in her book, their affair began in 1989, five years after Khloe was born.
A photo of Todd is below.
With Todd out of the equation, the Hollywoodite blog is now speculating that perhaps Kris’ hairdresser of 30 years might have fathered Khloe. The reason? Well, let’s just say the hairdresser Alex Roldan bares an EXTREMELY striking resemblance to Khloe. In fact, Alex appeared in a 1985 music video shot by Kris J. Could Alex possibly be Khloe’s father?
We’ll let you be the judge. A photo of Alex is below!
[Photo credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com]
UPDATE – Some of our smart commenters have brilliantly pointed out that Khloe’s middle name is “Alexandra.”
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Ai ya ya. With the last few minutes of their 15 minutes of fame continuing to tick — the Kardashians’ fall from grace continues to get ugly.
First, fans began to turn on them and now the media is following suit as the recent reports about them have been FAR from flattering. The latest is a new bombshell report by Star Magazine which finally confirms what most have suspected a.k.a Khloe Kardashian is not really a Kardashian.
Even more shocking, spilling the deeds are none other than Khloe’s former stepmoms (yes, plural). First, Jan Ashley, 63, ex-wife of Robert Kardashian, flat out tells Star that Robert told her Khloe was not his biological daughter.
“Khloe is not his kid — he told me that after we got married,” Jan who married Robert after Kris Jenner, reveals to Star. “He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, ‘Well, you know that Khloe’s not really a Kardashian, don’t you?’ And I said…’OK,’ and that was it.”
Also confirming the news is Ellen Kardashian, also age 63, who married Robert in 2003 — just two months before his death after dating him for close to six years.
“Khloe brought it up all the time,” says Ellen to Star. “She looked nothing like the rest. She was tall, had a different shape, light hair, curly hair. Didn’t look anything like the other three children.”
In fact, this news isn’t so surprising as Kris Jenner herself admitted last year in her new book that she did cheat (this must be where Kimmie Kakesgets it from) on Robert during their marriage, which ultimately led to their divorce. Both Jan and Ellen reveal they were aware Kris cheated.
“Robert did question the fact that Khloe was his,” Ellen says. “Any normal man would if they knew their wife had cheated on him.” Ellen adds that Robert told her he and Kris were NOT sleeping together during the time Khloe was conceived.
“[But] he never would have considered a DNA test,” Ellen concludes. “He loved her very much.” WOWZERS. You can read more about this report in the upcoming issue of Star Magazine, out on newsstands Thursday.
And just in case you’re having doubts about this story, below are childhood photos of Khloe with her dad and sisters. We’ll let you do the math. But yikes. I can’t help but actually feel bad for Khloe, who has made no secret of how much she loved her deceased father.
Moments after the Star story came out this morning, Khloe took to her Twitter page and lashed out. She wrote:
“The audacity you have to mention my father’s name like this! Should be ashamed of urself! I let a lot of things slide but this one is really low… YOU ARE DISGUSTING! (yes you know who YOU are).”
Err no word yet on which one of her former stepmoms she’s referring to. Or better yet, when we can expect the next E! special — Khloe’s Fairytale Search For Her Bio Dad. You know pimpmomager Kris Jenner’s pitching this to E! as I write this.
In other Kardashian news, Kim Kardashian continues to have the worst new year ever! First came reports that she cheated on her ex Reggie Bush with rapper Kanye West, then came another report that she helped end Kobe Bryant’smarriage by hooking him up with her friend and today comes a new report that she has been replaced by Sketchers by, get this… a dog!
See, last year the footwear company featured Kimmie in their popular Shape-Ups Super Bowl ad. However, a French bulldog will be promoting their newest shoes on Super Bowl day in a few weeks. Ouch!
The new ad, which features the bulldog racing a pack of greyhounds in a pair of GoRUN shoes, will also feature another reality star/mogul — Mark Cuban.
Sketchers Fitness president Leonard Armato, however, downplays the drastic casting change saying there is no love lost between his company and Kimmie Kakes. “Kim got us more attention than we ever dreamed,” says Armato.
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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?
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?
[Photo Credit: WENN]
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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.”
[Photo Credit: WENN]
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Speaking to Good Morning America a humble and excited J.R. still couldn’t believe he won! “It’s amazing. We’ve all been putting over three months of work into this. To be able to hold that [mirror ball trophy] up was a tremendous honor.”
J.R.’s partner Karina Smirnoff, who landed her first win on the show, also could not believe it! “I think I was screaming so loud, I lost my voice. It is an amazing feeling,” she said of learning they won. “And what a person to share it with.” Awwww… I love them together!
“I’m just so grateful that I was able to be part of the journey to help get her first mirror ball trophy. She deserves it. She should be in the elite category of people who’ve won on this show,” J.R. told The Hollywood Reporter about his partner.
The duo credits their win to non-stop grueling practices; even beyond the work some of their co-competitors put in! “We’d take a break but instead of going to sit down, we’d go to everyone else’s rehearsal. Just trying to keep everyone’s energy up,” J.R. explained. “That was the cool thing about it. It was never competitive among us. It was all fun and we cheered everybody on.”
Rob Kardashian echoes that sentiment and despite his second place finish he is proud of his performance. “I literally couldn’t have asked myself to have done any better. I went as far as I could go,” Rob revealed “J.R. deserved that trophy.”
Even though J.R. was a total prankster on set; even hiding Rob’s phone and Cheryl Burke’s shoes! “For two hours he didn’t rehearse because he was looking for his phone,” J.R. laughs. So that was his secret!
Rob admitted he loved participating in the show because he was able to escape his annoying sisters; particularly working with Cheryl. “I genuinely did like kind of learning a new dance,” he revealed. “You start over every single Wednesday, that’s the worst part of the week and then you have to learn a whole new dance again in four days, but I enjoyed it.”
Third place finalist Ricki Lake explains the show is exhausting and exhilarating at the same time; adding that the weight-loss benefits weren’t bad either!
“This really is putting everything on the line. Your body is at its limit. You get emotionally caught up in it. You want to win. You know, it’s very scary to do these moves in front of 20 million people,” Ricki described.
J.R. won more than just the hearts of the American public; he impressed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as well!
The Iraq war veteran received a special shout out, congratulating him for both his win and the message he sent to other veterans! “Your strength and spirit captivated the nation, and your victory sends a strong message about the strength and resilience of our wounded warriors,” Panetta wrote in a letter reported by the Washington Post. And apparently Panetta would like to personally speak to J.R.!
Hopefully J.R. will be able to fit Mr. Panetta into his busy schedule! Because following his win J.R. will be co-hosting CNN’s Heroes: An All-Star Tribute on Dec. 11 and also participating in CNN Heroes: Where Are They Now? special which airs this Thursday.
Congratulations J.R. and Karina! I, for one, think you definitely deserved the win not only for your dancing, but your hard-work, class and showmanship!
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THOUGHTS ON J.R. AND KARINA’S POST-WIN INTERVIEWS? ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS?