Keeping Up with the Kardashians is one of the most popular reality television shows on the planet. The family of misfits went from nobodies to somebodies within less than a decade. And the money keeps rolling in, despite the fact that the Kardashians are scattered across Los Angeles like apocalyptic potato farmers. According to latest reports, E! Entertainment signed the Kardashians in a brand spanking new deal, estimated to be worth $150 million.
Allegedly, the “five-cycle” deal (five seasons of KUWTK) will be split amongst Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian. Neither Kylie Jenner – the one with the new spin-off – nor Kendall Jenner will benefit greatly from this deal. They would be paid for their appearances on the show, but the bulk of the money will go to the three witches of Eastwick. Rob Kardashian – the black sheep – will receive even less. As for Kris Jenner, well, she gets her 10% management fee ($15 million), nothing more, nothing less.
How a house is divided by finances, am I right?
This darling little deal is the most expensive and most lucrative deal in reality television history. This ensures that the Kardashians will be on our screens well into 2020 (isn’t that when an asteroid is supposed to hit?). $30 million per season is quite a large amount of money for doing nothing. Like literally nothing. I’m not a very big Kardashian fan, but I do catch the occasional episode. Lo and behold, there I was thinking that hey, the show might have changed over the years, so let’s take a gander and see what the Kardashians are up to. I was scarred after twenty minutes.
Nothing happened. Kim Kardashian cried, Scott Disick bitched about Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian drew a picture with red crayons (REDRUM?), and Kris Jenner waltzed about her mansion like a bona fide madwoman. These people are getting paid more money than most of us will earn in a lifetime. For what? For literally (and I use the term loosely here) doing absolutely nothing. It’s like watching paint dry, except paint can still be interesting – oh, look at all the purty colours!
For some reason unbeknownst to me (call it demonic intervention), I ended up watching another episode or two a couple of weeks later. And again, nothing. It’s so vapid that it makes Miss America look like a MENSA IQ test.
But hey, why don’t we just give them more money so they can continue doing nothing? I think Khloe Kardashian blinked once. She knows… Hmm. She knows.
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