Just a couple of days ago, Kim Kardashian went to a party in Cannes wearing the same dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Emmys last year. And then the next day, she wore that dress that you see in that picture up there. It’s my belief that Kim is trying to reach her maximum potential for twinsies, because a handful of other celebrities have already worn this awful dress.
The first lady to wear the dress was Zoe Saldana, back in August. Her dress included a little white train, and I can’t decide if it helps the dress or if it just makes its tragic hideousness a little more fancy:
In November, model Alessandra Ambrosio wore it to an event. Alessandra’s version looks the most similar to Kim’s, so maybe Kim is trying to reach out to her the hardest. Or maybe it’s just the luck of the twinsie draw. We can’t really be sure at this point:
And then Katy Perry wore the dress while she was in Paris for Fashion Week in March. Her particular dress is in a different color, but it’s the same terrible idea:
Does it seem weird to anybody else that Kim wore very recognizable dresses worn by very recognizable celebrities twice in just a couple of days? And it’s not even that the dresses have been worn before – even with Kim’s vast amount of money, it’s silly to think that every single dress she ever wears to an event can be completely original – it’s that they’re such distinct dresses that have definitely caused a buzz before. It’s like, what’s she going to wear tomorrow? Bjork’s swan dress?
May 25, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
Last year, Gwyneth Paltrow wore an awful, awful dress to the Emmys. She should never have worn it in the first place, but if she absolutely had to, then it should have been stripped from her body and burned by her servants immediately after the event. Of course, that’s how things would go in a perfect world. Since this world isn’t perfect, Kim Kardashian wore the same awful dress to a party in Cannes.
This is interesting because Kim and Gwyneth are both pretty unlikable ladies, and if they’re both wearing the same unlikable dress, well, then we’ve got a whole mess of horrible then, don’t we? The question is which of these two looks less awful.
Here’s another shot of Gwyneth:
And here’s Kim:
Man, I really, really despise that dress. That being said, I think Kim might pull it off just a little better. Gwyneth has more of a straight figure, where Kim (obviously) has a lot more curves. I think those curves make the top stay in place a little better, so it’s not so obvious that this is a damn formal belly shirt. As the late, great Whitney Houston said, it’s not right, but it’s ok.
But what do you guys think?
May 24, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Aww, bless your hearts! It’s been over a month since we last showed you any new lingerie ads featuring those lovable Kardashians! I know you’ve been just sick over this, and I know that you can’t bring yourself to purchase a piece of lingerie or swimwear until you’ve seen it modeled on the body of a Kardashian woman. I’m truly sorry for this, and it will never happen again, if I can help it.
But instead of prolonging your heartache even more, let’s go ahead and discuss the photo, all right?
It’s pretty similar to the other ads in a couple of ways. Khloe, despite being covered up (again), is the first thing your eye, or at least my eye, goes to in the photo. She’s also the fiercest Kardashian, by far. Kim and her rack look way Photoshopped. And Kourtney, well … she’s there. I appreciate Kourtney and everything, but this just doesn’t seem like her thing.
And just because I feel bad that it’s been so long since you’ve seen one of these ads, I have an extra bit of Kardashian news for you: they’re not going anywhere! We already knew that they signed a contract for three more seasons, but last week, we pondered if people still cared about them. Guess what: they do! The premiere of the seventh season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which aired on Sunday, had nearly three million viewers, which was up 16% from the last season premiere. So yeah, their popularity is apparently on the rise. So drink that in for a moment.
Did you guys watch the show on Sunday? Are you going to make a purchase from the Kardashian Kollection? Are you still trying to boycott this family? Let’s talk about it!
May 23, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
Sorry, but yes, people do still care about the Kardashians. A few weeks ago, we learned that the family signed on for three more seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and with the stunts that Kris Jenner pulls, I don’t think they’ll have a problem with getting viewers. But here’s the good news: it looks like people are starting to care less about the Kardashians. And that’s something, right?
From the Huffington Post:
Over the years, the Kardashians have made a fortune selling almost every aspect of their lives — from baby pictures to wedding exclusives — to celebrity weekly magazines. The sisters have even posed in bikinis to make a little extra cash. But after their long and profitable run, it looks like interest in the family is starting to run out.
“No one wanted exclusive access to Kourtney’s baby shower,” the editor of a weekly magazine told me. “Kris [Jenner] tried to trick everyone, [saying] the shower was going to other magazines for $80,000 so everyone would bid higher. But it backfired on her and, in the end, she just gave the pictures to US Weekly for almost nothing.”
A spokesperson for US Weekly declined to comment on whether the magazine bought the images and, if so, how much they paid.
“The weekly magazine market is changing week by week,” another insider tells me. “There are so many reality stars willing to give stories away to get attention that selling access no longer is worth paying the big bucks.”
Still, celebrities are continuing to make money from selling their private photos.
Jessica Simpson recently sold her new baby girl’s pictures to People magazine for $800,000, but that figure pales in comparison to the record $14 million Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got for pictures of their twins back in 2008.
And although Kris didn’t get as much as she wanted for access to Kourtney’s baby shower, insiders tell me to expect momma Kardashian to attempt to sell images of Kourtney’s new baby when she arrives.
As further proof that people don’t care as much about these people as they used to, the most exciting thing I got out of that whole story was that we’re probably going to get to see pictures of Jessica Simpson‘s baby soon. How precious will those pictures be? Way more precious than pictures from Kourtney’s baby shower, to be honest.
May 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
From E! Online:
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend Kanye West was at big sister Kourtney Kardashian’s baby shower on Saturday.
And yup, the reality show cameras were rolling.
So does this mean Mr. West is going to be appearing on Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
He will…at least a little bit.
Not only is he in the just released television spot promoting the new season of KUWTK, but Kim, 31, tells me he will appear in a few episodes.
“I want to show my life,” she told me earlier today.
While Kim says she’s not ready to talk about her relationship with West, 34, she did say, “If we are having dinner and he does show up, I’m sure we’re not going to go, ‘Stop the cameras!’”
In other words, we won’t be seeing Keeping Up With Kim and Kanye or Kim and Kanye Take the World anytime soon.
“I’m not going to be taking a bubble bath and drinking champagne or on a sex swing [on camera] like Khloé [Kardashian Odom] and Lamar [Odom] do,” Kim said. “It’s not going to be like that.”
Kim admits her marriage to Kris Humphries leaves her a bit weary of sharing as much as she once did.
“My heart’s a little more guarded,” she said. “I showed so much of myself in the past. You almost get embarrassed showing this big wedding, which I would have had cameras or not. So I think you want to just guard yourself.”
Come on, of course Kanye is going to show up on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. That was never really a question, was it? The two most ridiculous celebrities in the world start dating, and you think they’re going to keep it private? Not a chance. Kim Kardashian had a very public, very messy divorce (that, by the way, is still nowhere close to being official) after a very public wedding, and she broke up with her one true love, Reggie Bush, because he didn’t like all the cameras, all the time. But did she learn her lesson? Nope. She’s going to keep going down this road, because it’s all she knows, except this time it will make for some high quality entertainment. I want the Kim and Kanye spin-off right this second. Is anybody with me?
By the way, the new season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians premieres this Sunday, so mark you calendars!
May 15, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
See, this is a circumstance where I’d normally be prompted to say some random, nice thing about Kim Kardashian, like how short hair and light makeup suits her, but I just can’t, guys. And for two reasons: one, because Kim looks way too much like her mom, and the only worse female in pop culture than Kim Kardashian is definitely Kris Jenner. Two? Because Kim Kardashian is a f-cking conniving dolt who doesn’t deserve any of the “Yeah she’s a twat, but she’s hot” comments that she’s so accustomed to hearing about herself.
These photos were captured this past weekend, where Kim donned a short black wig for aVogue Italia fashion shoot, which I find to be quite interesting, since we, like, just talked about how Anna Wintour hates Kim Kardashian and how she banned Kim Kardashian from ever having anything at all to do with her particular Vogue empire. I guess when you’re overseas, those kind of things change? I don’t know. I realize that Anna’s just the editor-in-chief of the American magazine, but I’m sure she’s got to have some clout elsewhere, too, right? A woman by the name of Franca Sozzani is the editor-in-chief at Vogue Italia, but I guess maybe she and Anna don’t get on so well.
All I know is that if I were EIC of an internationally-known magazine, I’d use my freeze-out powers to put the kibosh on people like Kim Kardashian. I mean, honestly. Can there be that many people out there who actually like and admire Kim enough to want to read her fake, scripted interviews and watch her strut her stupid Botox face professionally? Damn.
Last, Kim’s definite-boyfriend-or-f-ck-buddy, Kanye West, was on set with her, and their first PDA photo was captured (unless you count that one photo where Kanye’s all looking like he had a mild, post-car sex stroke):
See? Gross, right? You can almost see the parasites jumping back and forth from Kanye to Kim in that picture. The things that can be captured on camera these days, guys. It’ll just blow your mind.