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On Aug. 30 we told you that former Los Angeles Clippers forward Lamar Odom was arrested on DUI charges. The arrest occurred after the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”star was pulled over on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley for driving in a “serpentine manner.” Lamar reportedly failed multiple sobriety tests and refused all chemical testing once he was transported to the police station.
Four months after the highly publicized incident, it looks like Lammie will finally be able to put the incident behind him. Well, sort of. According to TMZ the reality star was able to strike a deal after pleading “no contest” to the crime. In exchange for his plea, he won’t be serving any prison time, but he is required to complete a three-year probation sentence. In addition to the probation sentence, he has also been ordered to complete an alcohol education class by June 9 and pay $1,814 in fines and fees. Lamar’s driver’s license will also automatically be suspended for one year due to his refusal to submit to a BAC test.
Three years is a pretty lengthy probation sentence, but it certainly beats three years behind bars. Hopefully Lammie will find a way to stay out of trouble after all of this.
I don’t even watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians, but I just might have to catch a few episodes during this new ninth season.
In the trailer for the reality show, everything we heard about in the news plays out in front of our eyes: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West get engaged (you get a preview of how the whole thing went down in the trailer), Bruce and Kris Jenner tell their family they’re separating (“We’re better as friends than we are the other way”), and of course, Khloe and Lamar go through some heavy marital problems.
Of course, you would think the latter situation would be one they wouldn’t want to talk about on camera, but it seems Khloe is ready to open up. In the trailer she is confronted by paparazzi who ask if she is behind Lamar Odom’s downfall, and when asked how he’s doing, she just shrugs. The reality personality goes on to say that she’s ready to move forward despite the tumultuous state of her relationship:
“I have to move on with my life and that means changing a lot.”
But Lamar still loves her and whatever the truth is about why he hasn’t been seen with the family and what he’s dealing with, he still wants to make things work. He tells Kourtney during a phone call with Khloe on speakerphone that, “I would do anything to be accepted back by you guys, you guys are all I’ve got.” But will she take him back? Should she?
Whatever decision they decide to make is clearly going to be what’s best for them, but I just find it odd that Odom keeps saying the Kardashians are his only family and all he has when he has two children that were there before he met and married homegirl. Just a thought…
Check out the supertrailer for the new season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and let us know what you think.
Up until this point, Lamar Odom’s substance abuse issues were all speculation. Folks of course drew their conclusions, but no one could really prove anything. However, TMZ recently acquired a video of what appears to be an inebriated shirtless Lamar and a friend, rapping about drugs, making money and creeping around on his wife, Khloe Kardashian.
While the video doesn’t exactly confirm or deny whether or not Lamar is actually battling with a crack addiction, as he could really be under the influence of anything in this video, it looks pretty damaging. What can be proven by this video, however, is that not everyone that Lamar has in his circle can be trusted. Even if he is actually struggling with this addiction, for someone to release the video to the media like that is pretty well, cruel.
“And when Khloe’s out of town / I still be on the DL,” he incoherently babbles at point in the video.
It’s all pretty difficult to watch. Let’s just hope it’s not as bad as it looks.
Catch the video on the next page.
In West Indian culture, there’s this…ritual that if a woman is trying to trap a man, all she has to do is drop a little of her menstrual blood in his food, preferably spaghetti. Ms. Prada has a song called “Voodoo Pus$y” and the black community, for right or wrong, has long hypothesized about the hold Erykah Badu and her green eyes have over the men in the Hip Hop community.
Now, some may find these type of speculations derogatory or, I don’t know, sexist. But if you ask me, women have powers we don’t often utilize. So, it’s not such a leap for me to speculate that the Kardashian women have…something going on. I know I write this at the risk of sounding like a crazy conspiracy theorist. Maybe I am crazy. In fact, I’m sure of it; but as far as this is concerned, I have evidence.
I know, I know. You’ve heard about the Kardashian family and Kanye’s mouth diarrhea far too much this week. But it was all of Kanye’s weird interviews of late that have gotten me thinking about all of this. There used to be a time when Kanye kept relatively quiet about his love interests. Sure, he’d name drop them in a song or two but I don’t remember a time when I heard Kanye speak more about his woman than his art. And we know how important his art is to him and the rest of the world. As someone who finds the value in a lot of Kanye’s bravado, I don’t get this.
First, there’s the fact that Kanye, who is supposedly so against being mocked, criticized or even challenged, is all of a sudden so eager to put his personal life in the limelight. I’m sure you’ve listened to the soundbite or read the transcript of the interview in which Kanye, who used to be mostly about the music, said that he and his finance, the mother of his child, are “in the exploitation business. We get paid to exploit ourselves. I’mma give my daughter the opportunity to exploit herself.”
I don’t know if exploiting what are supposed to be the most intimate moments of your life for financial gain and increased fame is something to brag about.
Does anybody remember the time when Kanye reluctantly and awkwardly appeared on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”? What happened to that man? Now, he’s proposing in baseball stadiums for all cameras to record. One minute, he’s fighting the paparazzi for making money off of him, then the next, he’s thanking them for showing the world how fresh he is. Certainly the paps played a role in Kimye becoming more influential than Barack and Michelle Obama.
Then as if that weren’t enough, there’s the fact that Kanye keeps trying to convince us that Kim is talented, that she deserves a star on the Walk of Fame. Kim is smart. I will give her all of that. But I’m still confused about the talent. He says it’s her beauty but aside from the plastic surgery and intense contouring, she really had very little to do with all of that. Should we still consider her beauty a talent? Ok, Kanye. I get that you love your fianceé, but are we all required to love her as well? He’s just trying too hard. The Kanye I thought I knew was alway self conscious. He was the first to admit it. But at the end of the day, as far as his romantic life was concerned, I assumed he couldn’t care less about whether we, the public, liked the women he took home at night.
According to former Lakers coach Phil Jackson, Lamar’s time with the Lakers is over and done with. TMZ caught up with Jackson and asked him what he thought about the whole Lamar situation. When they asked him about the possibility of Odom coming back to the purple and gold. He certainly didn’t sugarcoat anything.
“I think that bridge might have been burned.”
But Phil didn’t stop there.
Don’t let the fact that Jackson no longer coaches there make you believe he’s no longer connected. In fact, Jackson has been dating team president Jeanie Buss since 1999. The two currently live together and got engaged last Christmas. So he knows what’s up.
Phil goes on to say that he doesn’t blame the Kardashian family for Lamar’s problems but he did call the reality show a distraction for Odom. But he does agree that there’s been a benefit to all of it: “Lamar got a family and a caring unit.”
Oddly enough, he worries now that Bruce Jenner is out of the picture. Apparently, Lamar related to him as an athlete.
Jackson says he believes Lamar dealing with “too many personal things” is what caused him spiral out.
You can watch the video of the full interview below.
Now, I don’t know much about Phil Jackson but all of this talk about a former player’s very personal life just comes off as tacky and opportunistic to me, no matter how true it may or may not be. What do you think about Phil’s interview?
If anyone can secure an exclusive interview, it’s Oprah Winfrey. Since word of a rumored drug addiction hit media outlets a few months ago, I think it’s safe to assume that journalists are constantly reaching out, hoping to snag an exclusive chat with Lamar Odom and his wife, Khloe Kardashian. Word on the street is that Ms. Winfrey may have beaten them all to the punch though.
According to TMZ, the media maven’s people have been trying to convince Lammie to sit down with her. Sources claim that the discussions have been pretty serious and Lamar is actually considering it—as long as he’s comfortable with the conditions. Insiders also say that topics for the sit-down will include Lamar’s troubled marriage to Khloe Kardashian and his future with the NBA. It is also being said that Lamar has been pretty clear about not wanting to do interviews, but since he has some history with The Butler actress, he is considering making an exception for her.
A sit-down interview in a comfortable environment could be a good thing for the troubled athlete. It would certainly afford him with a platform to set the record straight, tell his side of the story and put a lot of these outrageous rumors to rest. It will also be interesting to see whether or not his wife, Khloe, will be present during the interview.
Do you think it’s a good move for Lamar to sit down with Oprah?
TMZ, the media outlet who has been the forerunner in reporting all the recent dirt associated with Lamar Odom and his alleged drug use, have reported that on Tuesday, Lamar Odom tested negative for drugs.
According to TMZ, and only TMZ at this point, Lamar was set to fly to New York today to meet with leaders of several basketball teams with proof that he’s clean and sober. TMZ sources have confirmed that on Tuesday Lamar underwent blood and urine tests to prove he hasn’t been using. Other sources say that this lines up with Lamar’s behavior when he and Khloe reunited as they went to visit the Kardashian household on Tuesday as well. Lamar was said to have been lucid, showing no signs of being under the influence.
Lamar was supposed to meet with several teams to discuss the possibility of him playing for them, with the proof that he was sober. He was also there to visit with his family and get away from the negative energy. But in a weird twist of events became “uneasy” when he learned that TMZ had leaked the news of his visit. He has yet to reschedule.
This whole thing is hella weird ya’ll. For weeks Lamar has been on drugs, been in rehab, on the verge of divorce with his wife and more. Now, all of a sudden he’s clean? He and Khloe are riding around together and he’s supposed to be meeting with basketball teams?
What the hell is going on?!
And then to top it all off, Lamar who’s been without a team for too long now, decides to cancel his meetings because TMZ reported the story? This is all types of backwards. I have to tell you, I don’t believe any of it. I would say that I’ll listen when Lamar finally gives a definitive answer. But right now, I don’t know what’s up.
What do you think is going on in this situation? Who do you believe?
“Dont Judge Unless U R In It”: Khloe Kardashian Says She’s Going To “Ride Til The End” For Lamar Odom
Despite dropping the Odom from her last name on social media, and not having been seen in public with her husband since early in the summer (last seen at Kim Kardashian’s baby shower to be specific), it seems that Khloe Kardashian is sticking to her vows, and will stand by Lamar Odom during this troubled time he’s having. Just a few hours ago, the youngest Kardashian sister posted a stream of thoughts on Twitter where she said that she’s going to “Ride til the end” and despite what people might say or how they might judge, this is a journey that she has to travel on her own, her own way–not in a way to please anybody else (including her family).
Not all scars can be seen and not all love can be explained. The deepest love is also the hardest to express. Only those in it, understand
If I love u. Its a deep 4ever love. Ride til the end. Family/friend.Its simply called love. I take it seriously. Dont judge unless u r in it
We all have our own journeys in life. So even if u don’t accept mine. Be kind….We all have a journey 2travel & I want to walk mine, my way
Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.
I can respect Kardashian’s decision to stand by her man, because only she knows how she feels and who the real Lamar Odom is, not how he’s being portrayed in the media and through what he’s battling with right now. Let’s hope that these two can work things out, and that they don’t display too much of their personal struggles on their reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. In a recent episode we saw Khloe talking about some personal demons Odom was dealing with (but not directly speaking on drugs or cheating). But honestly, some things as complicated as their current issues just need to be dealt with in private. Good luck to them!
It’s been a tough couple of months for Khloe Kardashian. After four years of marriage to Lamar Odom (their anniversary was last Friday and they didn’t spend it together), it seems that the couple are slowly but surely going their separate ways. Odom has been caught in a whirlwind of accusations about the state of his life, including whether or not he’s been cheating on Khloe, or if he’s just been spending his free time (since he’s a free agent in the NBA) doing drugs. The youngest Kardashian sister hasn’t spoken about the rumors and issues she has going on with her marriage aside from a few angry Tweets, but during a Facebook chat with her fans, she thanked them for their support during an obviously tough time.
The 29-year-old held a chat with her Facebook followers yesterday, and though it was brief, it received thousands of comments from her fans and supporters. According to Us Weekly, about 12 of those who took part actually received a response from Khloe. One fan showed her a lot of love for being strong during her struggles with her estranged husband and they were one of the few to get some love back.
“I think you’re so amazing and beautiful and love how you carry yourself through all of these hard times!!! You are such an inspiration to me!!!
In a brief response, Khloe thanked the fan and revealed that she’s doing her best to keep her head above water.
“I’m trying my best! Kisses.”
There’s no telling how things will work out between the two, but with Khloe already dropping the Odom from her last name on Instagram and Twitter, and the fact that they haven’t been seen together in months, it’s not looking too hot. But let’s hope they can work things out because despite how fast they married, we really like these two together…
As bad as everyone claims Lamar Odom is doing these days, it seems his father, Joe, will be worse off in a minute if he doesn’t make things right with his son.
We told you last week how Joe went on a tirade against the Kardashian family, claiming that they really care nothing about his son, whose life is currently all over the place. He even went as far as to say that they’re to blame for his current state and that Kris Jenner is an “evil b***h” and Kim Kardashian is a “p**n star.” Of course, Lamar lashed out in response to his father’s statements, even reminding pops in front of the world that he “wasn’t there 2 raise me.”
“He is my downfall! His own demons may be the ONLY thing he gave 2 me. He disrespecting the ONLY FAMILY that has loved me without expecting anything in return.”
Joe Odom went on to apologize, probably because he initially assumed Lamar wouldn’t respond, and as it seems, because Lamar is that man’s meal ticket.
Joe reached out to TMZ and and told them that Lamar has stopped paying his rent, which he had been taking care of for four years now. Joe claims that after he spoke to Radar Online about the Kardashian family, his son called him and went off over his comments and told him that he’s on his now and needs to pay his own bills. Those bills include the $2,900 per month rent that Joe is unable to pay. He says that he can’t afford it and if he can’t find the money, he’ll be kicked out of his apartment by the end of next month (people kick folks out that quickly??).
You would think that Joe would learn after speaking publicly to the media in the first place that doing that only makes things worse. His issues with his son need to be handled privately, and I doubt Lamar is about to pull out his check book now that he’s confiding in TMZ.
On a side note, the four-year anniversary of Khloe Kardashian and Lamar’s marriage was on Friday, but it looks like they spent that day apart. After being seen hitting the gym, Kardashian posted a photo on Instagram of a gift she received from her friends, twins Malika and Khadija, on her anniversary–but nothing from her estranged husband. Oh Lamar…