Kim Kardashian scored a People Magazine cover: why? (Update: OK! cover too)

Kim Kardashian is on the cover of People Magazine this week with the title “Kim Kardashian at 30: I Thought I’d Be Married By Now.” Kim is wearing much less makeup than usual and a lot of digital effort must have gone into making her face look somewhat normal. I’m kind of flabbergasted that Kim’s search for love would earn a People cover, one in which her egg-shaped head is all but obscuring the magazine’s title, but we have to consider that People’s standards have been pretty low lately. They’re a big celebrity glossy, but they put Kate Gosselin on the cover three times so far this year and who can forget their Heidi Montag: Addicted to Plastic Surgery issue? In that same vein we have Kim Kardashian bemoaning her lack of a love life. I guess she figured out that Kanye would never promote her beyond a side piece for when his model girlfriend is out of town and that John Mayer wasn’t going to stick around for a woman who wanted a commitment.

Kim Kardashian is embracing something she never thought she would: the single life.

The 30-year-old star of E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians has moved from one long-term relationship to the next since her teens.

“There was at time in my life where all I wanted was a relationship,” Kardashian tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, “and I thought that was the most important thing.”

Not anymore. These days the business-savvy star says she feels “powerful” being on her own. While her sisters Kourtney, 31, and Khloé, 26, have focused on motherhood and marriage, Kim says she has surprised even herself by choosing a more career-oriented path.

“Is it weird that I’m now the single one? It’s definitely a change for me,” she admits. “I have always been the one in a relationship. I like that role, I want that best friend partnership.”

[From People]

One thing this teaser article fails to mention is that Kim was already married for four years in her early 20s to an abusive older guy. Now that she has a successful career and no boyfriend she’s probably feeling her clock ticking, especially when she sees one of her sisters married and another with a baby. I really hate when the media acts like women aren’t complete without a good man. I mean I get it, many of us want to find love, but it just discounts women’s accomplishments. In Kim’s case her job is getting us to talk about her personal life, so why would she care if she’s portrayed as a sad sack? She earned the cover of People. Admitting you’re lonely must be easier than owning up to all the plastic surgery you’ve had done.

Update: Kaiser just pointed out that Kim also shares the cover of OK! this week with Sandra Bullock, which has the title Finding Love Again. They’re pairing Kim with Kanye, and say that he’s invited to Thanksgiving with the Kardashians, but I still think he’s with Selita Ebanks. I’m more interested in seeing the guy Sandra is dating and I might get OK! for that story.


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2010 Nov 09 - Kim Kardashian goes shopping with Simon Huck in NYC. Photo credit Jackson Lee/ Photo via Newscom

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Kim Kardashian attends the official prepaid Kardashian MasterCard launch at Pacha on November 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Kim Kardashian attends the official prepaid Kardashian MasterCard launch at Pacha on November 9, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

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  1. kelBear says:

    That cover is the best she has looked in a loooong time! She should do the less makeup thing more often.

  2. devilgirl says:

    I give that old Pimp mother Kris credit, she somehow manages to get these nobodies hooked up with mass amounts of publicity. It shocks me!

  3. mln says:

    Its amazing how far no talent, a big ass, a sex tape, and a lot of ambition can take you.

  4. Marjalane says:

    I don’t know how she functions with all that shit on her eyes!

  5. brin says:

    Cannot stand the K clan…when the three sisters are in pics together they look like a coven.

  6. maya says:

    Kim is on the cover of People magazine because the media and blogs keeps her relevant. People can dislike Kim and her family all they want to, the media has an interest in them for now. If people want Kim and the Kardashian’s to go away, stop talking about them and see what happens.

  7. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @Marjalane… LOL…

    I cant stand this woman. BARF.

  8. chickieboo says:

    i no longer buy people magazine. i haven’t in a long time. they will put anyone on the cover. as for those abuse allegations against kim’s ex-husband damon kim only said something about them after peta got on her about how she handled a kitten by it’s neck. not sure how true the allegations are but that woman would do anything for attention

  9. maya says:

    Ok! Magazines story is BS!!! Kanye West is working on Kim Kardashian’s album. Kim and Kanye are NOT romantically involved.

  10. NayNay says:

    @ maya:

    I’m completely in agreement with you. As of now, I will no longer comment on them, and hopefully, they will just GO AWAY!!!!!!

  11. alejandro says:


    There were court documents of statements of her recalling the abuse that were leaked and dated five years ago when they divorced before she became famous.

  12. Hollowdoll says:

    I’m suddenly feeling sick. I would never buy a mag with her face on it.
    She’s a waste of oxygen.

  13. MarenGermany says:

    I cant believe how alien-like she looks in those last pictures. totally messed up her face.
    plus, i totally agree with CB -I love the american culture, but WHY is a single woman beyond 30 socially forced to get married and breed? everyone shell take their time, and when you marriage is a failure, maybe its because all you thought of was the perfect wedding rather than being in a life-long commitment working relationship.

  14. guesty says:

    sidebar alert…jess can’t let go of nick…take 2 out of how many of these stories will there be now that he’s engaged??? tons.

  15. Kricket says:

    @Marjalane LOLol! her lashes look like spiders! yikes!

  16. fabgrrl says:

    Yeah, her “career” has prevented her from getting married, right….

  17. observer says:

    She got the People cover because she will be hosting a TV special about People magazine’s sexiest man alive.
    How she got the TV special is another question.

  18. Eileen says:

    @Marjalane: I was thinking and about to write the same thing! Her eye makeup is hardcore.

  19. jay says:

    Yet relegated to Kim’s lower, mid left side on the cover is a real, legitimate, earned their recognition, talent: Jill Clayburgh. Can’t understand how they’d not switch the two. We’ve gotten way too willing to support, for lack of a better word, the “do nothings” all the way to wealth of a ridiculous nature. Blech.

    Her head obscures the People title; makes me wonder why they would do that? Too embarrassed for having her on there in the first place so hide your name as best you can? Agreements that allow it?
    All I know is, while mildly amusing to watch some of these famewhores, it really is getting ridiculous; I guess in the last ten years it doesn’t take much to be in the public eye and benefit strongly from it. It’s almost like dumbing down; frightening.

    eta: Ah, hosting an event for People. Well, I really wouldn’t expect her to do the like for the New York Times or whatnot.;-) A tabloid is a tabloid…but People at least seemed a bit more higher up on the skeeze scale. They’re slipping.

  20. junipergreen says:

    She already was married once…lol.

  21. heb says:

    I saw that cover this morning on the CBS Morning show and said the same exact thing….WHY??

  22. Green Is Good says:

    Jill Clayburgh should have gotten the cover. She had genuine TALENT.

  23. texasmom says:

    Why have we heard of her? She had sex on a video, right?

  24. devilgirl says:

    @Green is Good- No kidding. Sickening when a no talent, famous for an amateur porn chick gets top billing over an actress, who not only had many great roles during her career, but who also battled leukemia for 21 yrs. Now that is a story!

  25. Novaraen says:

    mln: “Its amazing how far no talent, a big ass, a sex tape, and a lot of ambition can take you.”

    Totally agree! She is disgusting and yet there are people who are celebrating her like she is so awesome and a great role model. *barf!*

  26. dj says:

    @ jay. Absolutely, this is the dumbing down of America (like that movie “Idiocracy.”). It is frightening. Also, this is why I refuse to buy US magazine anymore when they gave 3 covers in a row to the Bachelorette. While talented, newly pregnant, cancer survivor and Emmy nominated Christina Applegate got a little side box just like Jill Clayburgh! Unbelievable. Done.

  27. whatisay says:

    30??? She is only 30??? She looks much older to me.

  28. 4Real says:

    Somewhere PARIS HILTON is having a batshitcrazy kinipshin fit over this fckery!

  29. Str8Shooter says:

    Amazing how low the public’s standards have become that someone with absolutely NO talent, average looks, zilch between her ear lobes and who’s one claim to fame is being a WHORE on tape can get in this country.

    Reality? Nah. Just MEDIOCRITY.

  30. KimiErin says:

    I thought she found the love of her life? Money!

  31. Jnet says:

    Forget catface who is this Bob Schneider Sandy is spending time with??

  32. Madison says:

    I just feel sorry for sandy having to share a cover with kim kardashian.

  33. jover says:

    Agree with all the above posters and Kaiser’s description of Kartrashian’s head as egg-shaped is spot on but what is this “career” that Kartrashian is pursuing – whoring for the low brow media?

  34. Kim says:

    SERIOUSLY. Who cares. NOt 1 person I know can stand any member of the Kardashian family.

    SHAME ON YOU PEOPLE!!! With all the really deserving celebs (Who are actually famous for doing something besides a sex tape) or everyday heroes who really deserve your cover.

  35. 4Real says:

    Anybody else notice how she is no longer smiling for Pap photos?? What she think she is POSH SPICE now??

  36. Gigohead says:


    Trust me, that’s why I don’t buy People because they devote too much covers on worthless stories.

  37. wonderful says:

    She wishes she were an egg-head!
    Sad, she is so boring-looking now compared to before.
    I’m just gonna go ahead and officially request a Kardashian ban.

  38. pato says:

    she probably paid a lot of money, the media is in crisis….

  39. Drury says:

    I honestly think Kim and her sisters are UGLY. Also, none have talent or brains. But for their PIMP MOTHER Kris Jenner they would be unknown. Their whole family are disgusting whores.