We heard a couple of weeks ago that there was a magazine in the works solely dedicated to the Kardashians. I didn’t really believe that story, and thought that Page Six must have confused that new “Reality Weekly” magazine with one that was just about the trashy Kardashians. There’s a follow up story in Page Six today that claims that not only was there a Kardashian Magazine brewing, but that Kris Jenner botched the deal with parent company American Media International by demanding that all stories in AMI tabloids were positive. AMI owns Star, The National Enquirer and Radar. There’s no way they were going to star censoring all stories about the Kardashians and they told Kris as much, so she blew a huge deal at a time when her family really could have used the positive publicity that would have gone along with a magazine. Ha-Ha!
Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner’s demands for absolute editorial control has killed a deal with American Media Inc. to create a Kardashian-devoted fanzine — after she insisted on approval on all stories about her family across their titles.
Page Six recently revealed the family was in talks with the publisher — home to Shape, Star, National Enquirer and Radar Online — to create a magazine entirely dedicated to the family’s antics.
But sources told us the deal turned sour after Jenner demanded she have editorial approval over every AMI publication to ensure wall-to-wall positive coverage of the overexposed reality robots.
Our source told us AMI “balked” at the demand, even though megalomaniac mom Jenner offered to “dish” all of the family “scoop” to the fanzine. AMI execs argued they didn’t want to just swallow saccharine “Kardashian krap,” noting that while they have a television deal with E!, other outlets often get better scoops on the family.
AMI dealt the deal a mortal blow when Star last week claimed Jenner’s late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, was not the biological father of Khloe Kardashian. Furious Jenner denied it, and realized that AMI would never bow to her demands.
“AMI chief David Pecker made it clear that there was no way he was going to tell his editors what stories they could and couldn’t do,” our source said. In turn, Jenner pulled Kardashian-related product ads from Star.
[From The NY Post]
I’m thinking that the whole Enquirer cover story “O.J. is Khloe’s dad” was specifically angled to piss off Kris after she tried to strongarm AMI. The bitch deserves it and then some, but I kind of like Khloe and feel for her that she’s paying for the fact that her mom was a cheating skank. Plus Radar just dug up Kris’ old divorce papers which show that she’s been a greedy, conniving cheat for decades. There’s more money to be made in dissing the Kardashians now and AMI knows it.
Getting back to the issue of Khloe’s paternity, our friends at Evil Beet dug up a story about Kris potentially having a fling with her old hairdresser in the 80s, resulting in Khloe’s conception. They have the photo of the guy and he looks a lot like Khloe. It was smarter of the Enquirer to claim that OJ is her dad, though, as it’s easy to imagine Kris getting her freak on with a killer who just happened to be best friends with her husband. Even if he’s not Khloe’s dad, she probably screwed him too.