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Is It Really Fair To Blame The Kardashians For What’s Happened To Lamar Odom?

October 14th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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With one hand, I can count the number of episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and any other spinoff show it has produced that I’ve seen.

While the family is a colorful bunch, I’ve never been a fan. Not for some of the more mean-spirited reasons others bring up, but because they don’t really do anything. And I can’t support that. But according to my friends who tune into the exploits of the K clan, the relationship of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom was always a genuine and admirable one. And from what I could read in the news, it was a supportive one as well. When he felt overwhelmed by the reality TV spotlight, Khloe had no problem standing by him. They ditched their spinoff, Khloe and Lamar, and moved to Dallas to help Odom reboot his career. But when that stint fell apart, and he found himself bouncing from one NBA team to a Spanish league team and back, not only did Odom’s career take a hit but so did his life. His marriage. His sobriety. It was all bad from there, and he’s never been the same.

But is it fair to blame the Kardashians for that?

Odom was found unresponsive in a brothel in Crystal, Nevada yesterday. Ever since the news came out about it, folks have either been blaming the Kardashian family for his struggles, or focusing on what they’re doing as opposed to Odom’s condition. Need an example? Here’s one: “Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner ‘Dropped Everything to Comfort Devastated Khloe’ at Hospital with Lamar.”

He may as well have been an afterthought in that whole story.

Commenters on social media have said the Kardashians are the reason for his struggles. And in a piece for the Daily Mail titled, “Lamar Odom’s tragedy is that he just couldn’t keep up with the Kardashians,” Piers Morgan had this to say:

When Lamar Odom met Khloe Kardashian in 2009, he was an outstandingly good basketball player. I know, because I used to watch him at the LA Lakers performing wondrous feats with his great friend Kobe Bryant, helping them win back-to-back NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. He was focused, intense, combative and brilliant. The consummate professional.

Then he fell in love with a Kardashian and his life became public property.

Morgan went on to say that “those sucked into their crazy world need to be very, very careful it doesn’t also suck them down in the process.”

And there are aspects of Morgan’s argument that I can jibe with. Anyone can see that once he got mixed in with that family, his life went into a tailspin. But to me, that’s because he signed up for something that he wasn’t ready for, and that’s not to be a part of the Kardashian family, but to take on the attention that comes with being attached to them. He was concerned with that at a time when he should have focused on basketball. His two kids. Still, as a grown man, that’s the decision that he made. The same decision Scott Disick, an alcoholic, made. The same decision Kanye West, a narcissist who hasn’t been the same since losing someone who rooted more for him than even he could root for himself, made. The same decision a former Bruce Jenner, now a free Caitlyn, made a long time ago. And what do they all have in common? They’re broken individuals all dealing with past pain, loss, and dysfunction. And for a family filled with that, it only makes sense that they would all be attracted to the Kardashian women.

But not every person who tangles with that family is brought down by them. Think about it. Reggie Bush made it out okay. He jumped out of the tub before the water got too cold, and the attention surrounding his relationship became too much. And while he clearly still has a physical attraction to women who look like Kim Kardashian, he’s managed to get married, have two children, and continue to thrive in the NFL.

Kris Humphries, though embarrassed as all hell by a 72-day marriage, is doing just fine as well. He’s still the butt of some jokes for his time with Kim, but he’s back to being focused on his career, playing for the successful Washington Wizards, making $4 million a year.

Hell, even French Montana knew when to get out of dodge. He wanted that notoriety. He did, for a time, try to keep up with the Kardashians. Buying Khloe Jeeps when she already had Benz trucks and Bentley coupes. Eventually, he realized he couldn’t hang, and now he’s rumored to be getting cozy with Sanaa Lathan. I would say he’s doing damn good considering how gorgeous Lathan is.

But Odom couldn’t make it out okay because he’s been struggling with demons. Beasts that were within him years before he even encountered Khloe.

His family has a history of drug addiction, as his father was MIA due to a dependence on heroin. His mother died when he was but a young kid after a fight with colon cancer. He lost his 6-month-old son in 2006 from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDs). His 24-year-old cousin was murdered in 2012, and Odom rode passenger in a car that hit a motorcyclist who ended up dying that same year. And let’s not forget that two of his good friends died a few months back from drug overdoses. All of these, he’s admitted, have affected him.

He’s lost a lot. He’s dealt with a lot. He overcame a lot. But at the end of the day, he didn’t move past the pain. So as a hurt man, it was inevitable that such struggled paired with public scrutiny, not only of his private life but also of his career as a basketball player, would break him down.

What I’m trying to say is that it’s never been about Khloe or the Kardashians. And it’s damn sure not about them and doesn’t need to be about them now that he’s fighting for his life. This is and has always been about Lamar Odom.

He’s a fragile person, who like many individuals who’ve grown up in hard circumstances, tried to put on a good face and grab life by the horns. But life can be incredibly cruel.

That’s why he turned to drugs. That’s why he turned to prostitutes in a brothel. That’s why he turned in general. Lamar Odom is where he is now because life dealt him a bad hand. A hand that left him languishing in Dallas after the team and other family he thought he could count on, the Lakers, traded him unexpectedly (and floundered without him). A hand that left him defiant when the wife he forgot about while he was making videos confessing to extramarital affairs while drunk decided she wanted him to sign divorce papers. A hand that left him with a father who jumped in and out of his life and spent more time talking crazy to the media than he did being a force of love and empowerment in Lamar’s life.

This is about Lamar Odom. The choices he made, and the circumstances he’s had to try and come out from under. And I don’t say all this to defend the Kardashians. Forget them. I say all this because, again, folks are focused on the wrong things. I say all this because I feel that less time should be spent spewing negativity at that family while making this man’s highest and lowest (and every) moments about them. Instead, save your breath and use it to pray for a man and the children he has who are really in dire straits right now. That’s the family we all need to be worried about.


From Amber To Adrienne: 11 People The Kardashian Clan And Co. Teamed Up To Beef With Over The Years

February 17th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Amber Rose is not ready to date following her split from husband, Wiz Khalifa, who is said to have cheated on the curvy socialite.

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After watching Amber Rose put Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and the whole Kardashian clan in their place earlier this week, it made me think of the many other times that the family (and their friends/flunkies) have gone up against their detractors over things they’ve found disrespectful. Considering how much people have to say about this family, you think they would be involved in Twitter beefs every week. But after doing some thinking, and digging, there haven’t been that many public squabbles–but I would say at least 11. Here are people who’ve had beef with the Kardashians over the years, and some of the names might surprise you.

“Does A Leopard Really Change Its Spots?” Kris Humphries’ Dad Gives Two Cents On Kimye Engagement

October 24th, 2013 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We know how ecstatic Kanye, Kim Kardashian and her family and friends are about the couple’s engagement, but what does the family of her ex, Kris Humphries, think about it? The New York Daily News spoke with William Humphries about it, and while he didn’t want to be too negative, he said that her decision to get married to someone else so soon after her divorce could lead to another divorce–and pain for Yeezy. But he says, he does wish her well, despite the embarrassment she brought upon his son by ending their marriage after only 72 days, and then starting a relationship with West soon after: “I don’t really care, it’s water under the bridge. But I wish her all best”

But when asked what he thought about the engagement ring, which was made my Lorraine Schwartz (the same company Kris bought his engagement ring for her from), he said that he believed Kim probably picked it out for herself and controlled the whole situation.

“(West) probably didn’t choose it. Does a leopard really change its spots? I don’t think so. Not much changes, it’s just different actors this time around.”

However, in the same interview with the New York Daily News, a representative said that West custom designed the engagement ring himself, so there was no help from his bride-to-be.

When asked what his son Kris thinks about all the hoopla around Kim’s new engagement, pops says that after his brief time as part of the family, his son isn’t worried about the Kardashian clan anymore (“I’m sure he doesn’t think about that stuff anymore. He’s getting ready to play”) But in his own opinion, Williams says that Kim is going to mess around and end up like her mom Kris, who is going through her second divorce, this time with husband Bruce Jenner.

“Well, if Bruce and Kris are any indication, I’d say good luck. She’s stepping right into it all over again.”

Very interesting responses from papa Humphries, but what do you think about what he had to say? Is he speaking the “real,” or possibly speaking out of a little left over anger towards Kim?

Sold! Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring Sells For An Unexpected $750K

October 17th, 2013 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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As MN reported before, Kris Humphries planned to get rid of his ex-wife’s engagement ring in a New York auction. Estimates claimed that Kim Kardashian’s old trinket would not surpass $500,000 among bidders. Pricing experts were nearly $250,000 off target!

After bids bounced around four buyers, the reality TV star’s 16-carat diamond ring sold for a whopping $749,000, Today reports. However, sources say that NBA player Humphries doesn’t plan on keeping all of the fortune. He plans to donate a portion to charity. “The rep adds that Humphries hasn’t decided on which charity to donate the proceeds to, but that it’s a “top priority” for the 28-year-old basketballer,” Today said.

In defense of those who question whether Humphries had the right to sell the ring, a Humphries rep said. “The ring is indeed Kris’ property that he received through his marriage dissolution. He has long-since moved on and is very much looking forward […] to returning to the court this upcoming NBA season as a Boston Celtic.”

Kardashian and Humphries got engaged in May of 2011 and wedded on Aug. 20 of the same year. After the marriage lasted only 72 days, the divorce was finalized in June of 2013.

Perhaps it was part of a court order, but if it wasn’t, would you have given the ring back if you were Kim?

No Love Lost: Kris Humphries To Auction Off Kim Kardashian’s Engagement Ring For About $300K

September 12th, 2013 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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In a last-ditch effort to show America he’s completely over his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries is wiping off the last residue of their failed 72-day-long marriage by auctioning off her diamond engagement ring, US Weekly reports.

The ring is going up for sale at Christie’s auction house in New York City on October 15th. The 20-carat Lorraine Schwartz engagement band is set to reel in between $300,000 and $500,000.

Humphries was not specifically named as the seller, but according to a source in US Weekly, “The ring in question is identical to the one Kardashian wore during her brief engagement and marriage to the athlete.”

The magazine also has details about the ring. “A rep for Christie’s confirmed to the site that the bauble up for auction is a Lorraine Schwartz creation with a 16.21-carat center diamond and two 1.80-carat side diamonds — the exact dimensions of Kardashian’s ring. The auction house could not disclose the seller’s name but said it was ‘a gentleman,'” it says.

Due to client confidentiality, Kris Humphries could not be named, but a close friend of the Kardashians tells US Weekly that the auctioned gem is 100 percent the same ring. “Kim has been waiting for the day he would auction it. Everyone always asked what Kim did with the ring — she silently gave it back over a year ago! And Kris waited until the divorce was final to sell it.”

Although the auction house plans to sell the ring for a half a million dollars, US Weekly says that the ring is worth $2 million.

Maybe You Should’ve Thought That Through: 11 Celebs Who Rushed Down The Aisle

September 6th, 2013 - By Meghan Reid
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It seems like celebrities are in a rush to do everything from growing up to walking down the aisle. So many celebs get married after dating for a couple months or a year, which is just crazy to us regular folks. However, its pretty standard practice among the young, rich and famous. Check out celeb couples that just couldn’t wait and how their marriage ended up.

Celebs Who Rushed Down The Aisle

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Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian

After dating for just one month, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom walked down the aisle after meeting at a party in 2009. The couple has been going strong, but with reports of Lamar Odom’s drug abuse there may be trouble in paradise.

Husbands On Deck: Reports Claim Kim And Kanye Are Getting Married Immediately After Birth Of Their Child

May 3rd, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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After finally reaching a divorce settlement with ex Kris Humphries last month, rumor has it that Kim Kardashian is ready to be wifed up again, and very soon. But first thing first–she has to have that baby.

According to Radar Online, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will allegedly be trying to tie the knot in Los Angeles soon after their little one comes into the world. The source, an individual close to the Kardashians, told Radar that Kanye has signed off on “all of the stipulations,” and is down with whichever wedding planner Kim wants. However, he’s not about to have the ceremony become some sort of front-of-the-magazine spectacle, as her marriage to Kris Humphries was. No selling of wedding photos to any magazines for the sake of just having some extra pocket change. But they claim that he reportedly wants to do a short film (no word on what it will specifically be about), and any profits made would go to one of Kim’s charities of choice.

Word is, if the divorce paperwork is finalized in time (the baby is reportedly supposed to arrive in June, after she originally told the media July to throw folks off), all should be good to go. But until then, Yeezy will stay in Paris, doing whatever he’s doing…while Kim jets all over the world to be with him. Ready to pop.

It would be nice if before they actually married, they were in the same place together for more than a few days…I’m just saying. But we’ll have to wait and see what happens won’t we?





The 536-Day Divorce Battle To End A 72-Day Marriage Is Over! Kim Kardashian And Kris Humphries Are (Almost) Officially Divorced

April 19th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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TMZ is reporting that reality star Kim Kardashian and Brooklyn Nets power forward, Kris Humphries have finally reached a settlement, bringing an end to their seemingly never-ending divorce. A judge dissolved the pairs marriage today during a court hearing.

While the terms of the settlement have not been officially announced, sources tell TMZ that Kris dropped annulment demands, is no longer claiming that Kim committed fraud by marrying him and he will not receive the requested $7 million that he’d originally asked for. He actually won’t be receiving any money from Kim for that matter. The insider also says that both parties will take care of their own attorney’s fees.

Official papers still need to be signed by both Kris and Kim, but the judge reportedly told Kim, “Congratulations on your dissolution.” Kris and Kim even appear to be playing nice with one another. Kris would’ve had to pay a court penalty fee for pulling a no-show at a scheduled hearing last week pertaining to the case, but Kim kindly asked the courts to drop the penalty and they obliged, letting Kris off the hook. The divorce will be official once both parties sign off on necessary legal docs.

Thank God! Now Kim can stop crying about having Kanye’s baby while she’s someone else’s wife.

“I’m scared with the divorce, I’m probably going to have this baby being married to someone else,” Kim said during the Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ Season 8 supertrailer.

On a more serious note, we’re sure she’s happy to have that burden lifted.

Celebrities Who Claim They Were Misrepresented — After Acting A Fool!

April 16th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Can you believe everything you read in the tabloids? Of course not. But how do you deny things people see in black and white and color on the TV set — or on your Twitter page? That’s what these stars have done, claiming what most people see as bad behavior is really just a misrepresentation. But are they fakin’ the front to save face? Or do we have it twisted sometimes? You be the judge.

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Erica Mena

After “Love & Hip Hop” aired last season, Erica Mena was reportedly outraged at the footage we saw of her. She told TMZ:

“My whole image in my career is now affected by this. I wanted them to pull this clip because I don’t want to show this side of me.”

Maybe Erica and I saw two different shows. She tried to have the Kimbella fight scene pulled from the show. Maybe she forgot that this video of her whoopin’ on her baby daddy in the street was already circling the web. Let’s not even get on her antics now that she’s a real cast member.

Exposed: ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Producer Reveals Deceptive Kardashian Filming Secrets

March 15th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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We don’t have to tell you that just like most reality shows, Keeping Up With the Kardashians is a scripted and inorganic television program. But, one of the show’s producers Russell Jay recently revealed that the show is more fake than some of us even imagined, in a testimony on behalf of Kim Kardashian’s soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries. Court documents retrieved by Life & Style reveal that Jay testified that many of the scenes from the show were scripted, reshot and edited by Kim to portray Kris in a negative light. He also exposed many other deceptive tactics used in the filming of the show.

One point that Jay highlighted was that Kris’s surprise proposal depicted on the show wasn’t actually a surprise at all. Jay says that Kim was well aware of the proposal beforehand and that she repeatedly filmed the scene until she nailed the perfect “surprised face.” It was also revealed that Kim would literally orchestrate scenes from scratch. For example, there was one scene where Kim is shown asking her mom and manager Kris Jenner for advice and confessing that she was having trouble in her marriage. According to Jay, the scene was filmed well after Kim filed for divorce in October of 2011.

There was also a scene where Kim blasted Kris for throwing a party in their hotel room while she was “out of town.” Jay testified that Kim was actually in the hotel the entire time and completely aware of everything that was going on. It seems that many of the crying scenes from the show weren’t even real. Jay says the Kardashians frequently used crying sticks to stimulate tears during filming.

While no one really needs to be told that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is a pile of bologna, Russell Jay’s deposition certainly helps Kris Humphries’s claim that Kim only married him for publicity reasons.

Kim and Kris are both schedule to appear in court on May 6th.

Turn the page for footage of the full report. What do you make of this?