Not So Powerful Are We Kim Kardashian?

                From my perspective, being a celebrity doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re always powerful. Let’s take Kim Kardashian for example. She’s attractive, has her own reality shows, and a clothing line. Basically her name is an empire. However, these past few months have been rough for Kardashian after problems with her 72-day NBA husband Kris Humphries became out of her power to fix. There were already rough patches in the beginning before the wedding such as Humphries being late for wedding plans, Kim having a hysterical breakdown after losing her earring, and Kim’s sister’s strongly disliking Humphries.

 Things between the married couple only got worse in their new reality show Kim & Kourtney Take New York. After the first episode was aired, Humphries was already shown moving back to Minnesota to focus on his NBA career. By Halloween time this year Kardashian filed a divorce against Humphries due to “irreconcilable differences.”  Humphries was shocked at the decision because it seemed as if the press knew about the divorce before he was even informed. He told sources, “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” This clearly did not change Kardashian’s mind because she finalized the papers within the days ahead. Since the new show Kim & Kourtney Take New York foreshadows what will happen for the ex-couples relationship, it’s interesting to see how powerless Kim feels about having a family with Humphries. Kardashian constantly stresses how she’s now 30 and needs to start her life, (aka have kids with Humphries) but Humphries would rather take it slow. He even told Kardashian that by the time she has kids, no one is going to care about her. Imagine how powerless Kim felt after that jab.

Kim’s own mother Kris Jenner (in this past weekend’s episode) thought that she wasn’t ready for kids. Jenner expressed that even though her daughter has a successful career, does not mean that she’ll have the power to maintain her famous celebrity job along with taking care of a baby. She’s known as the most successful Kardashian sister, and with a baby on her hip, it will really slow down her celebrity image.

Here is a quick clip of Humphries & Kardashian in a dispute

The Top Three Celebrity Disaster Stories

3) In about 300 words, pick the top three disaster celebrity stories of the year and explain how public relations tactics could have helped the celebrity or celebrities come out better off if they had handled it right.

A Wedding Doomed from the Start

One of the most widely recognized celebrity disasters this year was the Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries wedding. After only being married for days, the marriage was ended. Newspapers and magazines went crazy writing about this event, as the wedding had been all anyone had been talking about! The dream wedding was aired on television, and audiences were consumed by it. When the divorce was announced, the public relations representatives for Kim did not do a good job of covering her story. The news was posted everywhere, but nowhere did they give a reason behind the divorce. Kim is now recognized as materialistic and it is expected that the wedding, as well as the divorce, are just a big publicity stunt. If there had been more reasoning and insight from Kim herself, she may have a better reputation as a result.

Lindsay Headed Back to Jail

Lindsay is back in the courtroom after she has failed to comply with her probation, and has not met her community service sentence. Lindsay, once a cute childhood star has turned on a downward spiral for years. The media is always talking about her weight problems, drug suspicions, and unprofessional behavior. Public relations representatives should promote Lindsay’s positive behaviors in order to regain a positive reputation. News about her jail time and court hearing should be kept private if there is any hope of her coming back from these rough few years.

One and a Half Men?

Charlie Sheen has become an image of drugs, and scandal among television stars today. Recently, he lost his role on the hit show, Two and a Half Men. What amazed me, is that after all of the negative attention being drawn toward him, he has become even more popular. Sheen’s public relations representatives have taken negative, and made it recognized among the masses. Instead of monitoring and controlling what the media said about Sheen, it seems as though this image has been encouraged in the public. What should have been done, is monitor and control his image. By showing positive initiatives Sheen is taking, instead of negative ones would have bettered his image overall, and may have saved his reputation.


Forget About it

Kris Humphries has filed legal separation from Kim Kardashian and a nullification from their marraige. Filing as “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation and “fraud” for the reason behind the annulment, he’s choosing to erase the 72 day union from his past. When Kim first filed for divorce, she gave this statement to E! News:

 “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

Sorry Kim, but I don’t think Kris wants to be friends anymore . . .

Does the Public Thrive on Scandal?

Justin Bieber, 17, pop star has been accused of fathering a 20-year-old fan’s baby.  Bieber’s team has been denying allegations and has agreed to take a paternity test.

Miley Cyrus, pop star, has been accused of “smoking too much weed” and has been criticized for “scandalous pictures” for the no h8 campaign.

Kris Humphries is working to annul his marriage to Kim Kardashian.

These are just a few examples of current scandals happening among celebrities, they can found on people, CNN, and many tabloids.

The public loves to see glamorous stars and members of society trip up, but how far is too far?

When did we become so consumed in other people’s lives that the scandals of celebrities have become a priority?

Why do other people’s misfortunes appeal to the public?

Have we become obsessed with celebrities failing?

Kim gives back

Even though Kim Kardashian’s personal life has hit a rough patch while divorcing Kris Huphries, she has found a way to put it aside for the Thanksgiving holiday. This Wednesday, she served food at the Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving Dinner.

Serving mashed potatoes and gravy to the needy isn’t anything new to Kim. She states, “My parents used to take us here when we were little and different places across L.A. to give back, so I’m kind of following the tradition.

So even if we all wonder why Kim Kardashian is famous, and think it’s for no reason, at least she does some good with it.

Kardashian and Humphries = Splitsville!

What a shocker – superstar Kim Kardashian and NBA star Kris Humpries are getting a divorce! The celebrity couple just got married at the end of this summer, with a lavish wedding that cost close to $10 million. Kim filed for the divorce on Monday, October 31st, 2011 (what a happy Halloween for those two). They were only married for a little over two months; good thing they made sure to have a pre-nup!

Behind The Fame

“The society lady, who held the balls and arranged the advantageous marriage for her daughter, was queen for only a relatively short period and only among a rather small public. The fashionable lady may have longed for publicity, but as a fashionable lady she did not have much of a chance to get it.”

When you watch “The Kardashians” on television, you see Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner, creating all of endorsement deals and seemingly trying to ride the coattails of her famous daughters to get some fame for herself. There have been rumors that Kim’s marriage to Kris Humphries was all a scam to get money, and if this is true, I’m sure Kim’s mother was behind the setup.

Jenner is today’s society lady, but with the fame of her children, she is queen to much larger public than the queens Mills talked about. It has yet to be determined how much longer she will be in the spotlight herself.

What Negative Publicity Can Do!

After the 72 day marriage the couple decided to go their separate ways.  This short lived marriage brings many questions and with them a lot of bad press.  Both celebrities have been laying it low after the divorce but are now getting nasty.  Kris is said to be suing Kim for $10 million due to his role in the series Kourtney and Kim Take New York.

All For Show

The ultimate celebrity show off of this weekend was the airing of Kim Kardashian’s wedding. The black and white affair seemed to be over exaggerated to the max in efforts to convince the public that Kim K and Kris Humphries’ love is the real deal. Many are skeptical that Kris is merely being opportunistic in marrying Kim.


“Every personal quality, and every blessing of fortune, is cherished in proportion to its capacity of gratifying this universal affection for the esteem, the sympathy, admiration and congratulations of the public…” (C. Wright Mills).

Even Kim K is talking Babies!

Finding a trend among gossip and that is babies. Wishing I could go back in time to see what Cholly Knickerbocker trending in the 30’s but I am sure it was not babies! Kim Kardashian and husband Kris Humphries drop a “baby bombshell” telling E! that they definitely want to have lots of kids! And want to wait only a year to settle down!