Back in the day, when the first season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered, the very fiber of modern pop culture changed. This family of daytime horrors was functionally dysfunctional, and viewers fell in love with the three sisters on their pilgrimage to fame and fortune. Soon after, the novelty of the show wore off. Viewers became disgruntled with the endless episodes, the relentless spin-offs, and the moral apathy of the Kardashian family.
Today, almost nine seasons later, the Kardashians are intrinsically aligned with our current view of “real” reality television. Kim Kardashian became a superstar personality in her own right, while her sister, Khloe, not only hosted X-Factor USA’s second season, but also became a well-known icon in the entertainment industry. Kourtney, the more “mature” one of the three, is renowned for her pregnancies, her relationship with Scott Disick, and her relatable personality. The show also forced Kris Jenner into the spotlight as the hard-hitting, overtly assertive “momager”, while her husband, Bruce Jenner – an Olympian superstar in his own right – became a caricatured parody of a failed Golden Era.
However, after Kim’s heavily publicized romance with Kanye West, and her recent pregnancy announcement, the family started to hemorrhage. According to The National Enquirer, Kim recently “hinted” that the ninth season of the show will be her last. Obviously, Kris became enraged. A source explained, “After hearing that Kim dissed the family empire in a magazine [Du Jour] interview, Kris flipped out and called a summit at her office.”
As we all know, Kris finances the Kardashian Empire (and herself) by managing her family’s careers. A percentage of the income is paid directly to Kris, not as an incentive, but as a generous remuneration. As of late, due the steady decline in the Kardashians’ popularity, Kris attempted to expand her client list and include Kanye West as one of her clients, but he “politely declined” the desperate offer.
A source revealed, “Kris has wanted to manage someone of Kanye’s stature and talent for a very long time. Kris has told Kanye that she would love to be his manager, even though he has a team in place. She said she would be willing to start out representing him in new endorsements and his personal life as it pertains to the reality shows. Kris reps Khloe’s hubby, Lamar Odom in non-basketball matters. Kanye politely declined though as he is extremely happy with his current manager, agent, etc.”
Kim’s departure from the multi-million dollar television show will serve as a death blow to the Kardashian Empire. She made the show popular, she made the show famous, and she single handedly built an international Kardashian brand.
It’s the eleventh hour for Kris, and time is quickly running out.
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