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Are Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Reuniting?

November 7th, 2011 - By Alexis Garrett Stodghill
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Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries Divorce

After a week of intense media scrutiny, in which Kim Kardashian was lambasted for her 72-day wedding and Kris Humphries was basically pitied, the two have reunited for the first time. Fox News and Radar Online have reported that Kim K. and Kris have met with the pastor that originally married them — and that Kim even went out of her way to meet with Kris on his home turf. Isn’t that (sort of?) sweet:

Kim Kardashian flew to Minneapolis on Sunday to see Kris Humphries, less than a week after filing for divorce from him.

The couple met with the pastor who officiated at their wedding to discuss their split, Radar Online reported.

The two-hour meeting with Pastor Joel Johnson, who has known Humphries since he was a child, took place at the basketballer’s lavish lakefront home in suburban Chanhassen.

Kardashian then left the property with Johnson, while Humphries later emerged without saying a word to waiting paparazzi.

TMZ photographers had seen the 31-year-old reality TV star arrive at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bodyguard about 5:30am local time Sunday.

She had taken a Saturday night flight from Los Angeles to see Humphries — the first time they had met face-to-face since the shock divorce announcement.

He has rarely been seen since the story broke last week, instead spending time with family, friends and focusing on training.

“He’s sad,” a source told E! Online. “He doesn’t want a war. He’s laying low.”

Kardashian returned to the United States on Friday after she cut short her trip to Australia to promote her handbag collection to deal with the fallout from the divorce.

So, Kim cut her business trip short to deal with the emotional wounds inflicted on her soon-to-be ex-husband. It’s good that Kardashian took some time to administer to Kris. But it’s unclear if she would have done so had not the media and public’s backlash against her been so intense. Perhaps Kim will learn a little about emotional sharing by being forced to help Humpries deal with being left bereft from this experience. That kind of lesson in truly giving in a context of intimacy will probably be really good for her.

Kim’s Mom Claims: “She Didn’t Make a Dime Off Her Wedding”

November 2nd, 2011 - By Alexis Garrett Stodghill
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Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner

We know you are probably tired of the stream of news oozing from the truncated amputation of the Kris Humphries-Kim Kardashian marriage, but the details of this dramedy just keep getting better. This morning folks are buzzing over Kris Jenner’s claims that Kim and the rest of the Kardashian family “did not make a dime” off of her wedding to Kris Humphries.  Not even a dime? Really? Our sister site in celebrity gossip Necole Bitchie has this to say about this somewhat unbelievable assertion:

In the ‘side eye of the day’ files, Kim Kardashian’s mother Kris Jenner has been doing a radio tour to clear up any misconceptions about Kim’s recent divorce announcement while ironically promoting a book of her own titled ‘Kris Jenner And All Things Kardashian’. She stopped by The Sway In The Morning Show this morning and in an attempt to do damage control, she claims Kim didn’t make a dime off of her two part series and extravagant wedding despite reports that said Kim made at least 17 million. Not one dime? Riiiight.

Yeah, that is pretty unbelievable. Here is what Kris has been saying to the press:

I think that the misconception that is so annoying in the media and the press is that the wedding was a sham and she did it for the money. Kim didn’t make any money off of this wedding. It’s like “Oh, you made $18 million!” She didn’t make five cents off of the wedding. She spent millions of dollars of her own money on the wedding and our network was very generous and filmed the show and obviously gave her a salary and all of us shoot fees and all that. But it’s not like we walked away with millions of dollars jingling in our pockets. Absolutely not! So the people that write this stuff, it’s absolutely ridiculous. I read the cover of the New York Post this morning and somebody wrote all of these things that are so far from the truth. It’s absolutely someone’s opinion and I guess they’re entitled to their opinion but what angers me so much is when people print things and then everyone thinks “Oh, that’s a fact or that’s real.” It couldn’t be further from the truth. So get your facts straight and stop being so judgmental is what I say to all the naysayers.

It’s tough when you have all the haters that have this license to say whatever they like on the internet and people don’t know the facts. Get your facts straight people before you start judging. Worry about your own life before you start judging and making comments on something you know nothing about until you do your research.

While that is true, and all well and good, numbers are numbers. It is pretty hard to deny at this point that the Kardashian family (and Ryan Seacrest, the producer of their shows) made millions just off the selling of the photos of the wedding and the rights to film the wedding alone. Not to mention the steep discounts and comps given to the couple to plan their marvelous fete. But it’s not just the waste of time, energy and other people’s money for a wedding that likely enriched the Kardashians that has Kris Jenner scrambling to preserve her daughter’s reputation.

Quite frankly, it is the sad, sad state of Kris Humphries. While Kim and her sister Klhoe jetted off to Australia a mere hours after the eldest sister filed for divorce to promote their handbag line, poor Humphries has noticeably retreated to lick his wounds. Kim’s divorce filing took him totally by surprise, and while her statement about it ends with the proverbial, “we will remain friends,” Kris Humphries’ statement sounds alarmingly wounded: “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce.” Goodness. How could Kim do this to the man?

More than faking a wedding or even getting married just for profit, the thought that Kim Kardashian could be so cold as to divorce her husband and make a public statement without even telling him in private first comes off as straight sociopathic. I am not saying Kim is actually crazy. Who knows? But who would do such a thing? Couldn’t she at least have given him a phone call warning before telling the whole world she was going to dump him?

The way Kim treated Kris was worse than cold. Kris Jenner is trying to keep the world from perceiving her daughter’s capacity for borderline evil. And apparently, Humphries is so sweet and loving that he and his family are hoping he can get her back. What!?!

Run, Kris, run!!! Anyone who would do you that dirty in full public view will never have your best interests at heart. Kris Jenner might be able to convince the public that Kim did not marry Humphries for all the money she could make off the wedding. But can Big Mama Jenner convince us that Kim’s actions towards Kris were not completely cowardly, callous and selfish?

Kris Humphries Before and After: Did Kim Kardashian Kill His Appeal?

November 1st, 2011 - By Alexis Garrett Stodghill
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Kris Humpries used to look good. Damn good. Sure he is slightly bumbling, and doesn’t seem too bright, but at least he has his looks… Or at least he did. Because what you see above is what Kris USED to look like. Before he was used up and sucked dry by the Kardashian Klan reality television machine. Kris Humpries was a hot-as-hell baller when he met Kim Kardashian. Now he is an unemployed loser who was divorced by surprise. But worst of all might be the physical effect Kim Kardashian has had on the man. Not only has he lost his love and his potential job in their family (which he was probably betting on because of the NBA lockout) — he has also lost his super-charming boyish looks that gave him all his personal appeal in the first place.  And it looks like it is because of Kim. Exhibit A…

Shocking: Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Allegedly Arranged by E!

October 31st, 2011 - By Alexis Garrett Stodghill
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Kim Kardashian Kris Humprhies Split

UPDATE: After 72 Days Of Marriage, Kim Kardashian To Finally File For Divorce

Kim Kardashian seemed to move on rather quickly from her five-year relationship with Reggie Bush when she married Kris Humphries a few weeks ago. It’s one thing to move on to a new serious relationship in a matter of months, and a totally different thing to tie the knot. Sure, it happens sometimes. But it certainly was quite a coincidence that Kim found her life long true love — in time to cash out to the tune of $17 million through the related television specials, photo sales and gifts. Or was it? Celebrity gossip impresario Necole Bitchie is reporting that the E! network actually arranged Kim’s marriage to Humphries in order to set the gravy train running. She reports on her blog that:

Now, sources are claiming, the whole relationship and marriage was arranged by E! and Kris Humphries wasn’t their first choice. In 2010, E! allegedly began searching New York City for a pro athlete that Kim could date while filming Kourtney and Kim Take On New York. A-lister such as Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were already taken and NFL prospects were slim so the producers set their sights on the New York Knicks. An E! network rep allegedly approached New York Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, and asked if he would be interested in going on a date with Kim for a featured segment on the show, but although Dan was interested in meeting Kim, he wasn’t interested in doing reality TV. They eventually approached New Jersey Nets player Kris Humphries who was down for the cause, and soon after Kim began to attend all of his games. As the first season of ‘Khloe and Lamar’ wrapped, it was announced that Kim would be getting married. The rest is ‘Hollywood Royal Wedding’ history.

Read the whole story on the Necole Bitchie blog.

In this day and age, this type of arranged marriage should not be too surprising. The Kardashian clan has made its fortune on the back of the overexposure of the most intimate aspects of Kim’s sex life, so it only makes sense that she would make something like marriage into a source of further enrichment. Plus, most people these days — especially young people — are ready, willing and able to do anything for money and fame, and reality TV is seen as the primary means towards achieving those ends.

Reality TV doesn’t take any talent, only ruthless ambition and the ability to share your personal life dramatically on camera. If you can — like Kris and Kim — engineer drama and intimacy at the request of a network like E! that is willing to pay, this is a deal that most people would take in a heartbeat. Shoot, if I knew I would make millions of dollars for marrying a decent-looking rich person on television, it would be kind of hard for me to refuse the offer. As half of marriages end in divorce anyway, what would be the harm in just trying it?

Of course, such thinking dashes many people’s romantic fantasies of union through marriage, but obviously that is not the only reason most people get married. Some people marry for true love, but marrying for money is also just as common. If you can, like Kim and Kris, marry and make money in the process, it is a very similar thing. If truly presented with such an “opportunity,” I have to say that I probably would not do it. But I don’t blame Kim and Kris for tying the knot for purely financial reasons.

What would you do?

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