Vincent Kartheiser: ‘Thank God’ for Kim Kardashian’s famewhore tendencies


One of the biggest disappointments from the Mad Men press tour is that Jon Hamm hasn’t had the chance to sit down and tell more hard truths about how he thinks Kim Kardashian is a “f—king idiot” and we shouldn’t celebrate that kind of car-crash celebrity nonsense. I’ve been wondering if Hamm has been trying to avoid pissing people off in general, maybe because he just got out of rehab and maybe because he’s worried about the next stage of his career.

But whatever, that’s not the point of this story. The point is that at least one Mad Men cast member appreciates Kim Kardashian. That cast member? It’s not who I would expect: Vincent Kartheiser! Despite the fact that Vincent ended up marrying major TV sweetheart Alexis Bledel, he doesn’t really pay attention to celebrity culture or schmoozing or kissing ass, that sort of thing. He doesn’t seem to have much interest in any of that beyond his work. We don’t really know what he does in his spare time, because he won’t say. And that’s by design. He doesn’t want to reveal too much, which is why he’s grateful for people like Kim Kardashian.

Around the 42-minute mark of The Mark Shapiro Podcast, Vincent Kartheiser explained that appreciates those who are willing to put themselves out there (and thus, “pay the consequences”).

“Thank God for Kim Kardashian,” he said. “Because, really, she does something that actors haven’t wanted to do for decades, which is to put her personal life on display. And she does it freely. And she takes a lot of burden off of other actors. And for that, she does a great service for us.”

[From Uproxx]

He makes a good point, actually. Kim is desperate for attention and she will sell, shill and pimp anything and anyone for even a sliver of attention. And thus, she takes the heat off the celebrities/actors who don’t want to shill any part of their private life. Kim Kardashian has gone from “gossip filler” to “legit gossip” (and sometimes she’s even the biggest story of the day). Well said, Vincent.


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  1. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Only hitch is that Vince is interesting, whereas The Kardashians are not.

    • fritanga says:

      But is he actually calling her “an actor?” On what planet? I get that he’s grateful that Kartrashian and her family’s constant famewhoring diverts press intrusion away from the legitimate actors, singers, etc, who actually want to guard their privacy, but this statement is worded weirdly.

    • Anna says:

      I took what he was saying as Kim Kardashian is comfortable with, and even enjoys, playing the part of the celebrity which is great for actors who don’t want to and just want to do their job.

  2. Greek Chic says:

    Αpart from her face that looks terrible,her boobs look weird in this pic. Huge and out of proportion.

  3. Mispronounced Name Dropper says:

    Taking one for the team. That’s just the sort of selflessness I’ve come to expect from Kim.

    • Kara says:

      She’s the hero Hollywood deserves, the one it needs right now. So we’ll hunt her and talk trash about her. Because she can take it. Because she’s not our hero. She’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector.

    • Judyk says:

      Selfless, yes that’s “our” Kim. She is the “hero Hollywood deserves…and needs…”.

      + a zillion to gold level comment of the day.

  4. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think he should thank Satan, not God.

  5. Kath says:

    All I can see is the huge space above her lip where her nose used to be.

  6. Kiddo says:

    That Charlie Day, he totally gets it.

  7. Kara says:

    interesting perspective. its a good point. its a win-win situation.

  8. lucy2 says:

    They do take up a lot of tabloid space. Maybe it has actually benefited some celebrities who used to be tabloid targets!

    • Anna says:

      It probably has because they’re on magazine covers almost every week.
      I don’t think Vincent would’ve been on them anyway even if we didn’t have the Kardashians to fill up all the covers. Some celebs just aren’t interesting from a gossip standpoint.

  9. shannon says:

    back handed shade. love it.

  10. bettyrose says:

    Beards desexualize a man for me. They’re for wise old professors and ancient Jedi.

  11. ToodySezHey says:

    Shade level: Jedi Master.

    It’s a shame that Vince is so adept at playing a$$holes on screen (Mad Men, Angel) because he really seems like a genuinely good guy in interviews.

    I’m here for his shade lol

  12. pf says:

    I’m a huge Mad Men fan and have actually listened to DVD commentary on episodes a few times and Vincent in real life comes across as pretty hilarious. I can imagine he said this with a bit of sarcasm. But he’s totally correct.

  13. NeoCleo says:

    That man is so damn cute I can’t stand it. I bet he still looks like a boy when he’s 60!

  14. Harryg says:

    He’s right, the world needs clowns. But please no more Kardashian stories, please. It would be so nice to come here and not see any of them.

    • jane16 says:

      I could not agree with you more. There is no one I am more sick of than the K-trash.

  15. mia25 says:

    Lol, of course she will fail to recognize that was a backhanded compliment.

    He is delicious.

  16. Melain says:

    Do you think Kris is aware that she made her family a laughing stock? I get the impression that they all genuinely believe that they are legitimately famous. I doubt they care about the loss of their dignity and anonymity. Actually, I suspect they never even think this kind of stuff. They pretty much stick to the shallow end.

    • briargal says:

      They probably don’t realize that people are laughing at them. I get the impression that they think they are just a normal rich family and people are just envious of them. I bet Robert is turning over in his grave. Of course if the sick people who watch their stupid show would just STOP, this whole bunch of misfits would hopefully go away. I know, wishful thinking….

  17. Lola says:

    Wait for it!!! Kim K is soooo re-tweeting this article!!!

  18. Sara says:

    I’m truly sick of the Kardashians. Why are they constantly in the headlines?

  19. Magpie says:

    Pete is my fave. Love Vincent.

  20. Wheeze says:

    The whole Kardashian-Jenner dynasty is mentally unwell and I feel sorry for the kids, especially Kylie, who got implants at 15 or 16 and is actively encouraged to pimp herself out, despite being underage.

  21. briargal says:

    He is wrong though when he says she puts her personal life on display “freely”….. Nope she does it for the money and fame. Nothing free about her or her trashy family.

  22. tealily says:

    There are almost never any photos of Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bledel. I’m so intrigued by them! They are adorable together.