This Week’s topic: The Kardashian/ Jenner clan that the E! channel has made a hit show of. My question is how did these people actually get famous enough to have a reality show?
I must admit that I thoroughly enjoy watching this show for entertainment value. The things this family goes through, such as Kim’s 72-day long marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, Kourtney having two children with a man she has no plan to marry, Khloe getting married to a man who she had only known for four months, Rob’s search for a home, or Kendall and Kylie’s scheme to trick their mom into home-schooling them because their modeling career was just too much for them to handle along with going to a normal school.
My only guess to the question I asked above is that the Kardashian patriarch, the late Robert Kardashian, gave ex-wife Kris the opportunity to climb the Hollywood social ladder by being a member of O.J. Simpson’s legal team. After Kris divorced Robert, she dated and later married Olympian Bruce Jenner.
With the well-known gold-medalist by her side and her B-list social status, Kris started marketing her daughters. Kim became friends with Paris Hilton and started modeling. Kim’s sisters Kourtney and Khloe went to college instead and after, the three started their own store called Dash. Kris helped with the marketing and managing of the successful business.
No one is really sure how the family got a reality show, but when they did, the money started raking in. Their lifestyle became drastically different, i.e. the cars they drive and the house they live in became extravagant.
Now, almost every member of the family has their own show, in addition to “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. Khloe has her show with husband NBA player Lamar Odom and Kourtney and Kim have their own where they “take Miami”. There are rumors going around that the two youngest of the clan, Kylie and Kendall, might have their very own spin off as well.
This family needs to stop making television shows. They should just have their own channel like Oprah. All I can say is I hope they enjoy their lives in the spotlight because as soon as their shows are cancelled, they will be a thing of the past.