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Kim Kardashian aims to rehab image with 'Kourtney & Kim'

November 19, 2011 |  2:57 pm

Kim Kardashian is ready for a little image rehab and she’s hoping “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” will help.

Sure, there were reports that Kim didn't want her divorce drama to play out on reality television, but what about all that footage of the couple before the split? Radar Online says, with full editorial control, she wants to edit the new season to her advantage and that the show will paint Kim as the “victim” and ex Kris Humphries as a “lazy and insensitive” villain.

In fact, a source tells the site that it was actually raw footage of the pair that convinced her to file for divorce in the first place. “The marriage was already under a tremendous amount of stress, but she just couldn't believe that she had married this man that was treating her and her family like this."

A little image rehab could do Kim some good.

Soon after she filed for divorce Oct. 31, critics began calling her marriage a sham, “Saturday Night Live” poked fun with a “Kim’s Fairytale Divorce” sketch and her former publicist began claiming her wedding was staged. Not to mention grassroots boycotts to get the whole family booted off television and the angry fans calling for her to be fired from Tyler Perry’s “The Marriage Counselor.”

Now, Radar sources say she’ll do anything to get back in the public’s good graces and keep her many endorsement deals. 

“Kim carefully and methodically plans all of her business decisions, and that is how she is looking at her divorce, as all business,” says the source. “Of course she is sad, but it's all about Kim's endorsement deals and paid promotional appearances.”

Despite Kim’s troubles and the boycott, the rest of her family seems to be doing just fine. Since she filed for divorce, sisters Kourtney and Khloe debuted a novel called “Dollhouse,” while mom Kris Jenner released her memoir “Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian.” Meanwhile little brother Rob is competing in the ‘Dancing With the Stars” finals.


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-- Emily Christianson

Photo: Kim Kardashian, left, and mom Kris Jenner in Dubai in October. Credit: Ali Haider / EPA