Khloe Kardashian canceled her book tour & all family parties to focus on Lamar

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For those of you always looking for a Kardashian Konspiracy, the focus on Khloe Kardashian for the past several weeks may have pinged some radars. You see, Khloe “wrote” another “book.” The book is Strong Looks Better Naked, a book where Khloe promised to “share her secrets for finding strength of body, mind, and heart with revelatory stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image.” The book will be released on November 3rd, and Khloe had a book tour scheduled plus lots of press that she was supposed to do. But then the Lamar Odom stuff happened and by all accounts, Khloe has not left his side, not in Las Vegas and not in LA. She’s currently the only family member allowed access to Lamar as his health is still struggling. So… Khloe canceled her book tour. And everything else.

Khloe Kardashian continues to ask for prayers for her estranged husband Lamar Odom. According to a source, the KUWTK reality star is still “very concerned” for Odom. In fact, Kardashian might miss another family event — sister Kim Kardashian’s upcoming baby shower.

“Khloe had wanted to go to Kim’s shower, but Lamar is not doing that well,” an insider updated Us Weekly on Friday, Oct. 23. “She still hasn’t left his side and is very concerned. She sleeps in the ICU with him.” Kardashian also missed her pregnant sister’s 35th birthday on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and has canceled her upcoming book tour.

As previously reported, the former NBA star, who was found unconscious at legal brothel Love Ranch South on Oct. 13, had to undergo two emergency surgeries on Thursday. “Lamar is not out of the woods,” a second source shared exclusively with Us. “I think it’s still really touch and go.”

As for Kardashian, who had their divorce papers dismissed, she’s concentrating on the present.

“Khloe’s not really responding to friends who’ve reached out; I think she’s just in a bubble with her family right now,” the second source told Us, while another added that the 31-year-old “takes their wedding vows — for better or worse, in sickness and health — extremely seriously. This is a huge wakeup call for Lamar, for his friends and family. Everyone is just really hoping for the best.”

[From Us Weekly]

I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but I feel sorry for Khloe. She hasn’t left his side, she’s focusing all of her energy on him and she’s probably running on fumes at this point. I hope Khloe’s family – mainly Kris and Kim – are checking in with her every day and making sure she’s taking care of herself. And no, I don’t think all of this was some Kardashian Plot to sell books. I’m as much of a tin-foil-hat conspiracy theorist as anyone, but Khloe is just trying to work through a tough situation.


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  1. Swack says:

    If Lamar was stable enough to move, she does not have to be with him 24/7. He’s not at home where he would be by himself. She needs to take a break once in a while.

    • MeeMow says:

      I believe that she’s been devoted and attentive to him since this started but she HAS left his side. Otherwise she wouldn’t have needed her lawyer to sign the divorce withdrawal papers. She would have signed immediately after Lamar if she’d been in his presence the entire time.

      • Swack says:

        Didn’t day she wasn’t devoted, but she needs a break. And her lawyer could have come to her get to get the signature and probably did because Lamar signed the paper also. I’m not trying to put her down.

      • Cat lady says:

        Actually I’m sure the lawyer or lawyers messenger brought the papers to Khloe in the hospital room

      • MizFabulous says:

        She wouldn’t need to sign anything. Her attorney would sign the Withdrawal of the Petition for Divorce, which is the document filed with the Court. That being said, I’m sure she HAS left his side…I mean, she may be partially made of plastic, but she would need to use the restroom from time to time. I don’t think she LITERALLY has not left his side, I think these reports are intended to mean that she has stayed close by his hospital room and has not left the hospital.

    • jwoolman says:

      She probably is in no mood for public appearances and parties, though. She’s probably worried that he might die or get worse when (or even if) she’s not there. His condition might have deteriorated after the journey. It also might just be easier for her to stay at the hospital, away from the paps Demon Mother and Kim might call. Her family might be working her last nerve by now also, since Kim in particular doesn’t know when to shut up when she disagrees with Khloe’s decisions. Things are more controlled in the hospital.

      • MindyDopple says:

        I think I’m leaning towards the no mood for anyone right now. Or no mood to talk about it, it’s so sad. Also, who thinks she’s made it only her so her own family can’t get it and bother him? I want to hope so badly that Kris is leaking all this information out. She’s probably thinking since you won’t do pap walks or tv spots in conjunction with your book, I’ll just turn around and report what you’re telling me…

      • Swack says:

        You are reading more into my statement than I put there. I did not day she should make public appearances or go on tour.

      • claire says:

        Daily Mail has pics of her at her KK’s baby shower. So apparently she is in the mood for parties and photos. Not that I think anything is wrong with that but it doesn’t quite gel with the narrative they’re pushing of “omg never leave his side!”

    • Cat lady says:

      Wonder how pissed the publisher is

    • Cat lady says:

      I wonder how annoyed the publisher is. But the Lamar saga maybe enough to sell out Khloes book without her actually having to do the press junket. PMK will find a way

    • iheartgossip says:

      Because it’s part of the storyline; and THEIR claims. We don’t know if that is true or not. Without selfies & calling the paps to photo their every step; how would we know. It’s all for show, drama and eventually, MONEY

    • atrain says:

      I believe she hasn’t left his side, but I hope she’s exercising/sleeping/meditating/whatever enough to take care of herself. Taking care of an ailing loved one is very taxing. My husband was in a bad accident a few years ago and I never left him, not because he needed me there 24/7, but because I needed to be there with him for me.
      I’m sure the last thing in the world she wants to do is to slap on a brave face and go to her sister’s bday party and baby shower. Cameras in your face, a million strangers and friends asking you tons of questions, etc. It would be hard to handle.

  2. Mimz says:

    Yeah i mean if this was some strategy she would be out there, seen looking sad and devastated and giving half quotes and milking it. Shes not.
    Illness of a loved one is a serious matter and i believe she is heartbroken.

  3. NewWester says:

    I hope Khloe has some sort of support system while she is helping Lamar through his health issues. But I had to laugh at this ” Kardashian also missed her pregnant sister’s 35th birthday” are there any US Weekly readers (or anyone in the western world for that matter) who is not aware Kim is pregnant? I swear Kim always finds a way to get mentioned in a tabloid story even if it is not about her. Kris must approve every story that gets out

    • ekaterina says:

      Yup, day party for a designer, day lunch for fans, Kim is all about Kim. Sources are Kris.
      Love the title of the book though.,.
      Strong looks better naked lol
      Everything looks better naked to Kardashians

    • Dirty Martini says:

      It’s so true that Kim finds a way to make EVERYTHING about herself. When she tweeted she was so glad she made Lamar smile, I just vomited. First of all–why tweet anything? (I know……If it isn’t tweeted, did it really happen?) But second of all–how about “Great to see him smile”.

      Because that didn’t insert her as the CAUSE of it.

      Damn shes as much a narcissist as that a-hole she’s married to.

      • vavavoom says:

        THIS. And a picture of her with him, where she looked skinny and you can’t even see him in most of it. ugh. please let these people be DONE.

  4. Sabrine says:

    The only time in history where hookers and coke saved a marriage!

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I looked up the Love Ranch on the Internet, don’t ask me why, but ugh, it was so depressing, down trodden, chicken coop in the yard, cement rancher advertising unattractive women steeped in sleaze. If being found unconscious in that dump after wasting $75,000 on the “girlfriend experience” doesn’t wake Lamar up, nothing will.

    • Christin says:

      Just from the photos I saw online of his ‘suite’, my first thoughts were how he could have purchased a basic doublewide (because that’s what they are) for a similar cost. Absolutely wasteful in so many ways.

    • jwoolman says:

      I wonder if the $75,000 was a grossly inflated bill, cooked up because they assumed he wouldn’t be able to contest it and they could get it out of whomever is managing his bills.

      • Saphana says:

        places like that usually charge insane amounts of money for the drinks.

      • Jag says:

        He was said to have been with a few women, and from the show that was on HBO, the “girlfriend experience” can be $30k for a weekend or more. So I believe the $75k.

        Just going to say here that I don’t believe that Khloe timed the book with Lamar’s overdose. I think it’s unfortunate timing.

        That said, I believe that PMK will milk it for all its worth in a storyline for their show. And yes, I believe that the book will sell more than it would have because some people feel sorry for Khloe.

        I do truly wish they would stop saying that Khloe “takes her wedding vows seriously.” If she did to the extent they’re trying to make it seem, she wouldn’t have divorced him in the first place. She’s not a martyr and she DID divorce him. Just because a technicality of judge backlog made it so they could rescind the divorce, it doesn’t mean that she didn’t mean for a divorce to happen.

    • Ally8 says:

      Yes, this whole thing is a fantasy. Possibly some man could seamlessly segue for seeing women as commodities to purchase to serve his every whim without having any needs of their own (disregarding the exploitative conditions they are living in) to being a respectful, considerate husband to someone else, but odds are slim to none.

      • Boxy Lady says:

        Eh. According to the info that’s been spilled by the police department, it doesn’t sound like there was a whole lotta sex going on, though. I keep hearing that he mostly talked to the girls and ate food and watched movies with them. It sounds like he was lonely and was looking more for the “girlfriend experience” rather than to “get his freak on,” you know what I mean?

        ETA: Hopefully I’m remembering correctly that the info was from the police investigation where they interviewed the prostitutes at the ranch. If I’m mistaken about that, then my bad.

      • jwoolman says:

        Boxy Lady- I can believe that he was mainly talking with the women. I’ve heard prostitutes say that many of their clients really do just want to talk. I guess it’s easier to pay somebody to listen and agree with you? People can get so lonely for even simulated human interaction, but real relationships are much harder to come by and don’t always work the way they want. Charlie Sheen always says you aren’t paying prostitutes for sex but to go away afterward.

        If he was using “herbal Viagra” in large quantities, that sounds as though he was having some trouble “performing” as they say. Could have been related to drug or alcohol use, or just his mental state in general, or maybe he had other physical troubles going on. He’s only in his thirties.

    • ekaterina says:

      They have a reality show on a movie Chanel. Its not high class but its not hick. But it is ugh…couples go pick a girl and some allow to tape them. Disgusting. With his money,I’d think he’d go for the high priced call girls. 75 grand seems steep for this place. Maybe he was there for a longer time.

  6. Dream Big says:

    You mean khole is going to rehab too? Lol lol

  7. original kay says:

    Maybe I don’t need to post this again, but hey.

    At some point, and I predict in the not so distant future, this suddenness of this crisis will be lessened and all the old feelings/issues between these 2 will resurface.
    They are co dependent. They are not healthy together in their relationship, indeed, on the verge of final divorce and she accused him of stalking.
    She, while with good intentions, is just not the person to be there for him. You cannot properly support someone in his position with all the old resentments just bubbling beneath the surface, good intentions or not.

    • kroll says:

      Completely agree. Perhaps in badly written soapy romance novels this would work out great. But in the real world, there’s waaaaay too much going on here. I was going to list the series of mutual betrayals but its too long a list. Even with two people who are at there best, where neither party is guilt riden, neither party is physically incapacitated, neither party has just had his life expectancy dramatically shortened, this “reconciliation” (its NOT a reconciliation since nothing is resolved) would still be a bad idea.

  8. Kroll says:

    Khloe may care for him but she doesnt know how to live outside of the glare. I don’t believe for even a second that Khloe doesn’t know the extent of the leaking from her camp. I mean we now know that he had 12 strokes at the brothel. And before someone cones along to claim that a member of hospital staff is doing the talking, think. How would a staff member know the first thing Lamar said to Khloe? Which hospital wouldnt have a major internal shuffle followed by an intense internal investigation, if Lamars family so much as suggested hospital staff shenanigans?

    • Christin says:

      I don’t think hospital staff did much if any of the leaking. Remember the ‘every drug imaginable’ type drivel? Someone connected (rather, ‘konnected’) to the family was probably the source.

      It sounded like some dramatic person who grabs the worst of whatever the information or prognosis is, and trumpets it to everyone. I have a ‘newscaster’ or two in my extended family, and they are great at rushing to hospital or home, just to gather the information and ‘leak’ it to as many as possible. And much of it is exaggerated, if not just wrong.

      • manda says:

        hahahaha–”konnected”! very clever ;)

      • The Original G says:

        For the life of me, I can’t fathom how it is that people believe that so called “leaks” to the press aren’t completely constructed by the tabloids or exaggerated based on pretty generic information.

  9. Nancy says:

    While I admire her for staying by her husband’s side, I don’t see why it merits a headline. You can’t read an article where it doesn’t say Khloe has remained by his side. Isn’t this what you do when you love someone. This has been said before, but if any of this is on their reality show, I think it tarnishes her intent. Sometimes things have to be between you, your partner and God. We would all survive nicely not knowing Khloe’s itinerary…..or any of the Kardashians for that matter.

  10. Christin says:

    Just an observation (because I’m pretty much over this self-inflicted drama) — The header photo is such a contrast to the book cover.

    • jwoolman says:

      The book cover is so heavily photoshopped that it really doesn’t look like Khloe. The top pic is closer to her current reality, unfortunately. Hope she stops injecting her lips, they really look so wrong on her.

      • mary says:

        I think she was prettier when she was more natural. She wasn’t perfectly beautiful, but she’s isn’t now, either. In other words, she’s just as attractive or not attractive now as she was before. It’s just that now she’s plastic.

  11. Jenni says:

    I don’t buy it. She and her family are going to milk that poor man tragedy to the last drop and then they will throw him away like a useless piece of garbage.

    • Joy says:

      Agreed. They may not have planned his downfall per se, but they will milk it to death and beyond. I’m sure Kris is sad he pulled through because Khloe being a widow would have been a great story line. And I’m sure people will disagree, but Lamar is a lost cause. If he manages to change after this, fine, but I’ll be shocked. He already lost a career, nearly lost a wife, etc and it wasn’t enough to wake him up.

  12. OutoftheLoop says:

    The title of her book could use some help. It just doesn’t flow at all.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree. It’s confusing. Strong looks better naked than it does dressed? Or strong looks better naked than weak looks? It’s bad.

      • swack says:

        To me the title says that the way to show you are strong is to get naked. This trend of women having to take off their clothes/dress with as much skin showing to show you’re liberated is so demeaning. So over it.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, LOL, I didn’t even get that. Now I’m more confused than ever.

      • FoREal?? says:

        Uh, yeah. The book would have tanked or received criticism. It’s a misogynistic message and would’ve been trampled in the press. Strong plastic surgery? Strong tan? Strong hair bleach? It’s just a stupid premise from an uneducated person.

    • jwoolman says:

      Had to get “naked” in the title.

      Jack Benny claimed once in his TV show monologue that he was writing a book about his life and they were trying to think of a catchy title, then instead just got a naked model (with strategically placed items) to pose on the cover. He said something about the book wasn’t ready but the cover was already a best seller…

  13. Colette says:

    I want to know how a man who supposedly had multiple strategies strokes was allowed to sign legal papers.Was his attorney,agent,representative present? What other legal documents did he sign?

    • Nicolette says:

      I’d like to know the answers to those questions as well. After a dozen strokes how would he be able to be of sound mind and capable of making such decisions? This is where the whole thing smells rotten to the core to me. Who was representing him? Did his family have absolutely no say in any of it?

      • DodieTn says:


      • The Original G says:

        Since Khloe filed, she can withdraw her petition. Who says he’s signed anything AT ALL? It’S all speculation to sell internet clicks.

      • Colette says:

        @ Original G. ET showed the document where Lamar signed and Khloe’s lawyer signed out.Also TMZ showed where Lamar signed the document.I saw it last week on Wednesday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight.

    • Citresse says:

      Because he was never close to death. It’s all trumped up Kartrashian style as usual. When the earlier reports of him being “responsive” were shut down, it was the Kartrashian machine at work.

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      @Colette @Nicolette Why are you assuming that just because it was 12 strokes, that he must be brain dead? Strokes can be minor, or they can be debilitating or fatal. There are different kinds of strokes. We don’t know anything other than that the man had strokes. Obviously they weren’t hemorrhagic because if they were, he would be dead. Plenty of people have “mini strokes” and are released from a hospital within 48-hours. There are also people who experience massive strokes and get back to nearly their full pre-stroke mental/physical capacity. There is a lot of assuming going on. All we know is what’s reported and we don’t know if any “sources” are even telling the truth. Lamar was supposedly moved to LA for rehabilitation. People who have strokes are generally encouraged to begin rehab immediately because the sooner the process of recovery gets started, the better off the results in the long run. The fact that there is already talk about rehabilitation would lead one to believe that the man might not be as bad as you’re assuming.

    • iheartjacksparrow says:

      I read somewhere that Lamar was in pro per (represented himself); he didn’t have an attorney representing him in the divorce.

  14. antipodean says:

    No matter what her long term intentions are, I have to admit an unexpected admiration for Khloe’s immediate and continuing compassion for this man. It’s doubtful that the relationship will survive or thrive in the future, but for the moment she is being present and supportive to, at minimum, a dear friend. Who would have thought one of the Klan would be capable of intestinal fortitude?

    • Cricket says:

      Very good comment.. I agree

    • jwoolman says:

      I think Khloe and Kourtney are the genuine ones. They’re still sadly damaged by their childhoods in various ways, especially Khloe, but small children react so well to both of them – there’s something good there buried under all the Kardashian nonsense.

  15. My two cents says:

    I think a lot of these articles are pure fiction and not told by any real source. They don’t have to get information from anybody to run with a juicy title to generate clicks. TMZ and ET may get scoops from Kris and the rest are just worthless print. As long as an addict is drawing a breath of air, there is hope for recovery. Everybody has to hit their bottom in addiction, and I would bet this is his. I would guess his health is permanently impaired and if he uses again it will kill him. Khloe is to
    be commended for wanting to see him through this with love and support. I am the first one to criticize the Klan but I just can’t in this situation.

  16. hadlyB says:

    No, I don’t feel sorry for her. I feel sorry for his kids.

    Khloe has said, tweeted and done some pretty mean things in her life and she has shown all her life to have zero empathy for anyone else.

    If she really cared she would of done this quietly — and yes there are ways to do this quietly with out being seen, papped, or heard from. Like Angelina did with all her surgeries.

    This family may not have forced drugs down his throat but they will use this situation to get whatever they can out of it. I really don’t get it when people forget how conniving this family is.

    • Daria Morgendorffer says:

      “and yes there are ways to do this quietly with out being seen, papped, or heard from.”

      But Khloe hasn’t been out seen, papped or heard from since this happened. She released one single statement thanking fans on Lamar’s behalf and her own for their outpouring of love. There was nothing wrong with that. Lamar’s aunt has been releasing statements more frequently giving updates on his condition, but no one hears about it because it doesn’t garner the amount of attention that a sort attached to Khloe does. Half of the crap being printed is likely false, and it isn’t Khloe’s fault if the media wants to use her name as a way to get people to click their links.

  17. gogirl says:

    I thought the header photo was Beyonce.

    Cameltoe make my soul weep. (Well, maybe just my labia….)

  18. Wentworth Miller says:

    Yep! I believe it. Nothing sinister and K family plotting scheme going on, here.
    K family helps Lamar through his recovery, reality show in 3, 2…

  19. mrsrockstar says:

    I wish lamar the best and as one who has experienced these issues as well Khloe has a tough road too. Maybe whoever actually wrote the book could do the tour instead.

  20. FLORC says:

    I’ll make this a single comment because let’s face it. Some comments here come from those who have helmet hair from their tinfoil hats.

    Khloe with Lamar was at her best imo. Looks and action.
    No, she doesn’t have to be by his side 24/7, but she wants to and maybe can’t bring herself to be far from him. Having still recently faced the real possibilty he could be gone from her life within a moment. No 2nd chances. No notice. It’s beyond traumatizing and that realization of our own mortality is scary.

    She gave up the spinoff show she had and the main show for Lamar. Leaving Kim and Kris to vocally trash her choice to do so. It was completely awful for them to do that, but reinforces Khloe’s dedication to him imo over the financial pursuits of her family.

    On top of how emotionally and physically draining it is to worry and process this information. That Lamar is still not fully recovered. I hope the best for her and Lamar.

    And as a side note she went off the deep end after their seperation. I think they’re good for eacchother and when together PMK has far less hold over her daughter.

  21. zimmer says:

    I agree with you on this one Kaiser.

  22. Nimbolicious says:

    If Khloe really wants to do this man a solid if and when he makes it out of the woods, she’ll whisk him as far away as possible from the K-Trash machine and let him do the more difficult recovery from his addictions far from the spotlight. And if she actually intends to stick by him in the longer term I think she’d do well to renounce that circus herself.

  23. Lynne says:

    Lamar s doing better! Khloe is at Kim ‘s baby shower and sporting a new hair style!

  24. NGBoston says:

    I agree and don’t care whether it is a popular opinion or not either—but my heart does go out to KK.

    The heart cannot be controlled, and always knows what it wants and truly loves.

    It’s rather obvious at this point that she has always truly loved Lamar. Going to give Khloe her props for standing by him and helping to get him healthy and clean again. That is dedication, and a true act of love. Either that or stupidity.

    LO was a star Athlete and overcame great odds to forge a path to his NBA Career before he met KK. My thoughts and prayers remain with them both (but especially Lamar) for his continued recovery.

    (Also, can someone keep his addict Father AWAY from Lamar? Seriously, that man is a leach just looking for handouts from his Son and former Daughter In Law. He is most of the reason to this day that Lamar struggles with sobriety. He needs to keep looking in to the eyes of his Father and asking himself if he wants to end up that way. His Father abandoned him for a life of drugs and not caring for his own Son. I know Lamar loves him, but come on!

    Lamar Odom, hang in there. I respect any one who tries to overcome what he has dealt with in his past and get clean again. Lamar is a good dude. Drugs and emotional baggage have weighed this Man down for years.