Sunday, March 8, 2009

Keeping up with the Kardashians

The all new season of Keeping up with the Kardashians premiers TONIGHT on E! at 9pm (central time).

The premise to this show is debatable. Some people might think it is to show how even famous people feel rivalry with their siblings, while others could argue it redirects our attention from our country's pervasive economic crisis to crises of how the televisions in the hotels in Cabo are too small, boyfriends who still text their exes, intoxicated "shoppers" who vandalize family-owned stores and the distribution of racy photos that were SUPPOSED TO BE a PRIVATE present for a BOYFRIEND.

But for me, the show revamps my spelling skills. After just one half hour of Kris, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, I'm doing acrobatics with my phonetics (fo-knet-ex).
For all of you nonbelievers in the greatness (gr-eight-niss) that is this show, here are some bios, courtesy of the show's website.

AKA: The Bombshell
Age: 28Family Ties: Daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert KardashianWhat's Her Deal? The most Googled woman in the world is tracked by journalists and paparazzi alike. She stars in films like Disaster Movie, appears on episodes of How I Met Your Mother, is launching her own fragrance and ShoeDazzle, an online shoe company. Her 2009 calendar sold out instantly, and her fashion and beauty blog site is the go-to site for fashionistas. She is currently filming a new workout DVD and is executive producing her first show, Crisis Control.

AKA: Momager and Scene-stealer

Age: 52
Family Ties: With ex-husband Robert Kardashian, mother of Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Robert. With current husband Bruce Jenner, mother of Kendall and Kylie
What's Her Deal? She's just another Hollywood mom, trying to have it all, putting out publicity fires, scheduling appearances and cooking—when the chef's off, of course. What else? She manages Kim's, Khloe's and Kourtney's careers, owns a clothing boutique (Smooch), plays wife and manager to Bruce and mediates plenty of catfights. She is a correspondent for The Insider, covering breaking news and gossip.

AKA: Mr. Mom
Age: 59
Family Ties: Father to Brody, Kendall and Kylie, stepfather to the rest
What's His Deal? Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker, sports commentator and commercial spokesman—that's the easy stuff. Now,
 he struggles for peace and quiet in the tempest created by Kris and his celebrity stepdaughters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney. What's a conservative Republican to do when his wife loves to party?

Khloe AKA: The Voice of Reason
Age: 23Family Ties: According to her, the wisest of Kim's sisters
What's Her Deal? Witty and sarcastic, her demeanor inevitably steals the show, coloring it with her entertaining dialogue and sometimes inappropriate behavior. An avid supporter of PETA, she participated in its highly popular I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur campaign. As a spokesperson for Crest, she frequently contributes to and is a co-owner (with Kim and Kourtney) of the high-end women's boutique DASH in Calabasas, Calif. She'll also be seen this spring on the hit show Celebrity Apprentice. For more Khloe, check out her blogs on

AKA: The Unassuming Firecracker
Age: 29Family Ties: The petite older sister
What's Her Deal? Quiet and unassuming one minute, Kourtney might be dancing on the table the next, which has made her the new It girl of the moment. Focusing primarily on running her stores, Smooch and DASH, her exotic beauty is discovered in the new season. Kourtney's first magazine cover is the March issue of 944 and she is featured in the April issue of Maxim. Her personal website, where she will blog about fashion, beauty and her new passion, interior design, launches in March 2009.

AKA: Mr. Under the Radar Age: 22
Family Ties: The youngest Kardashian male, he's the son of Kris and RobertWhat's His Deal? Studious and limelight-shy, he's set to be an academic-minded professional like
 his dad. Robert will graduate from his father's alma mater, the University of Southern California, with a business degree this spring. But in his family's vortex of fame, this little brother may have to go along with Hollywood in order to get along with his sisters.

there are two other girls (kendall and kylie) but the bulk of the show's drama comes from these five. it is also worth mentioning that the show is produced by Ryan Seacrest (who has designated himself the "hardest working man in show business"). What say YOU, cyberkids?

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