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Kim Kardashian sex tape: Vivid says she's not the mystery buyer

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Kim Kardashian is not trying to buy her own sex tape from Vivid. Rumors that the socialite was trying to get it off the internet once and for all appear false. However, someone out there is still hoping to scrape together $30 million for the X-rated video.

Vivid’s Steve Hirsch tells TMZ the shopper’s identity remains unknown, but the client’s rep swears it isn’t Kim or any of her friends, family or associates.

However, Kim and the public may find out soon enough. Hirsch, whose company owns the rights to the video, says he/she will reveal themselves and their reasons for wanting the tape, once they have the goods. The buyer just needs to come up with a few more million to seal the deal.

"It made sense the entire time it would be Kim, but it appears it’s not,” he tells TMZ.

News of the negotiations surfaced in early September, just after Kardashian’s wedding to Kris Humphries. In a letter obtained by TMZ, Nashville lawyer Adam Dread told Hirsch, "The party we represent does not intend to distribute or broadcast the 'tape,' but hopes to completely remove it from the market,” adding that any outtakes or unused footage would be of interest too.

The video, purchased by Vivid for $1 million back in 2007, costars Ray J (singer Brandy’s brother). He doesn’t know the mystery buyer either, but told TMZ he “absolutely” wants it off the market too.

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Kim Kardashian sex tape: Big-bucks interest from an unnamed buyer

Someone wants Kim Kardashian's sex tape off the market.

The Kim Kardashian sex tape can be had easily for a click and a credit card number -- but now someone wants it for his or her very own.

That mystery buyer has, through a lawyer, expressed big-bucks interest in the X-rated video. Alas, it looks as if this deal, like so many things involving Team Kardashian, would be about business, not pleasure.

"The party we represent does not intend to distribute or broadcast the 'tape,' but hopes to completely remove it from the market," Nashville lawyer Adam Dread said earlier this week in a letter -- first obtained by TMZ -- sent to Vivid Entertainment's Steve Hirsch. Any outtakes and unused footage of the new Mrs. Kris Humphries in action would also be of interest to his confidential client, Dread said.

"I have no idea who is behind this offer," Hirsch told TMZ Wednesday. Vivid bought rights to the keepsake for a million bucks back in 2007, but Hirsch said that at this point $30 million would be "a starting point" for rights negotiations.

"If it's Kim, I have a tremendous amount of respect for her," he said. "She has my number and can call me any time."

About 2 million viewers paid their respects to the video over Kardashian's wedding weekend, up from the usual 300,000 or so who'd be ponying up to see the future bride and her then-beau, Ray J, the Daily Mail said. Apparently, she was an especially big hit in Ireland.

Meanwhile, costar Ray J (singer Brandy's brother) was two-thumbs-up about the porn coming off the market, though he pegged the video's value higher than a paltry $30 million, suggesting "Steve" (Hirsch, we assume) would be the one best qualified to name a price.

In a world where the Internet is forever, pulling the Kardashian sex tape off the market would be easier said than done. And even then, certain awkward moments would remain inevitable. Like that moment in first class on Sunday when, according to the New York Post, Kim's new husband found himself seated near -- wait for it -- Ray J.

Ray J reportedly presented himself and offered congrats to Humphries. Congrats on the wedding, that is.

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Photo: Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian attend a party held in honor of the newlyweds Aug. 31, 2011, in New York City. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images



Justin Timberlake's free NYC concert draws Kim Kardashian

Justin Timberlake performed a free concert in NYC

Justin Timberlake isn't kidding about his Southern Hospitality — the actor opened up his restaurant by that same gentile name Wednesday in New York for a free concert.

To promote Free Sol, the band signed to his Tennman Records, Timberlake tweeted out news that he'd be jumping on the microphone this week despite his torch for acting.

"Wanna check out some live music tonight?? Meet me and @freesol at 45th & 9th at 11pm," JT wrote, adding the hashtags "#bbq" and "#youdontwanttomissthis."

That was enough to sell newlyweds Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, who came to the show with her sister Kourtney in tow, according to People. Also spotted was Timberlake's "In Time" costar Amanda Seyfried.

The band and their benefactor Justin performed several new tracks, closing down the show with a "soulful" a capella version of his hit "What Goes Around ... Comes Around." 

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Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries have a prenup (Can you say 'duh'?)

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have a prenup

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have signed a much-discussed prenuptial agreement, it was revealed Wednesday in what might have been the day's largest bit of predictable breaking news.

The newlyweds, who tied the knot in Montecito on Saturday before friends, family and the cameras of E!, have agreed to protect their mutual assets against the seriously microscopic chance of divorce.

What's at stake? Kardashian's $35-million personal fortune, up against Humphries' NBA payday of $8 million to $16 million, according to THR.

The pair would be wise to protect their individual assets. If he continues to succeed in the NBA, Humphries would only see his salary climb, and Kardashian really knows how to make bucks on deals selling, um, the Kardashians. Of which there are many. Some of which can go awry. So this keeps him out of her business.

As a married woman, however, Kim will have to learn how to share -- something clearly not happening until after her People magazine cover. The bride is featured solo on the magazine, which reportedly spent $2.5 million for exclusive rights to the extravagant wedding pictures. It's almost unheard of that any celeb-wedding cover wouldn't also feature the groom.

Momager Kris Jenner, who ain't no fool when it comes to handling Kim's saturated image, has been here before with prenups.

Kim's sister Khloe wed Lamar Odom after the two were engaged for approximately the length of a "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" commercial break. That deal protected Odom's $33-million Lakers contract, but allowed Mrs. Odom access to a Lamar-funded joint account that pays all their expenses, plus an "annual lump sum" of her own.

So childish to call that an allowance.

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Photos: Kim Kardashian as a bridal wax figure, Kim Kardashian as a bridal cover girl, and Kim Kardashian as -- wait, who's that? Oh, it's Kim Kardashian as a bride-to-be, kissing Kris Humphries, the other person who signed her prenup. Credits: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters, left; People / Associated Press, top right; Matt Sayles / Associated Press, bottom right.


Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries get married in Montecito

Kim Kardashian had her wedding to Kris Humphries in Montecito.

Kim Kardashian finally took her walk down the aisle on Saturday and married Kris Humphries with a reported 440 guests in attendance.

Escorted by stepfather Bruce Jenner, the bride proceeded down the aisle in a strapless Vera Wang wedding dress, witnessed by her expansive reality show family, including Kris Jenner, bridesmaids Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and Kim's matron and maid of honor, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, with their men, Lamar Odom and Scott Disick.

Also on hand from the families, according to E! News: Humphries' sister Kaela, one of the five ivory-clad bridesmaids, and Kim's brother Rob Kardashian and stepbrother Brody Jenner with date Avril Lavigne.

Josh Ketroser, who works for the New Jersey Nets and is a longtime friend of Humphries, served as best man.

Guests made the trek to a private estate in Montecito, but not without issue: Ryan Seacrest attended with girlfriend Juilianne Hough, but traffic was so severe coming from Los Angeles the pair stopped for some ice cream to relax.

"On the way to @kimkardashian's wedding ... traffic so bad on the 101 I had to stop at cold stone creamery ... coffee lovers in my belly," he tweeted

Celeb friends including Eva Longoria and boyfriend Eduardo Cruz, Demi Lovato, Lindsay Lohan with mom Dina and sister Ali, Carmelo and Lala Anthony, Mario Lopez, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and designer Wang partied the night away, Celebuzz said.

A tent was constructed for the reception, catered by Wolfgang Puck, where Bruce Jenner addressed the crowd, saying "tonight is really about family — joining two families," according to E! News.

Singer Robin Thicke introduced the couple as "Mr. and Mrs. Humphries," and sang his track "Angels" as they enjoyed their first dance. 

Dancing went until about 1:30 a.m., with guests shuttled to hotels in Santa Barbara. The New York Post estimated the couple may have pulled in up to $17.9 million by selling rights to a TV special and exclusives, including the engagement announcement and wedding photos, and accepting comped items such as the bride's three Wang dresses -- she changed twice after the ceremony -- the wedding invitations, the cake and Champagne.

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Photo: A still-single Kim Kardashian days before her wedding. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

 


Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian: Rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills

Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are nearly at the wedding finish line -- but first some highbrow Italian rehearsal-dinner eats were in order.

The reality star and her basketball-playing love held their rehearsal dinner in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening, renting out Scott Conant's Scarpetta restaurant at the Montage Hotel, according to People.

"They both looked amazing and very happy to be celebrating their upcoming wedding," an onlooker said. The couple welcomed Kim's sisters Khloe and Kourtney, who brought her man, Scott Disick, and their son, Mason. 

Bruce and Kris Jenner, natch, with their girls Kendall and Kylie, were among the 75 people enjoying cocktails and a sit-down dinner. Emotional speeches and lots of laughter peppered the evening, People said.

Kardashian and Humphries, who are documenting their romantic journey for an E! special, will wed Saturday in Montecito. 

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Photo: Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian at the launch of the Kardashian Kollection for Sears in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images



Betty White voted America's 'most trusted' celebrity

Betty White voted 'most trusted' celebrity by Americans in a new Reuters poll, beating out Denzel Washington and Sandra Bullock

Betty White has been voted America's favorite and most trusted celebrity, a new poll indicates.

White, the former "Golden Girls" funnywoman who is currently starring in TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland," beat out Paris Hilton and Charlie Sheen as the person "whose endorsement of a company would be most likely to drive business," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,012 Americans.

And she didn't have to go to the Marine Corps birthday ball to do it.

The 89-year-old animal lover won an Emmy last year for her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig, has appeared on "Community" and in Snickers commercials and was named Associated Press entertainer of the year last December. Perhaps that trustworthy face of hers could help do some damage this fall on her "Punk'd"-style prank show "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"?

The other most favorable celebrities behind White are Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman (who tied for seventh place with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), Will Smith and Johnny Depp.

Topping the not-so-hot list are: Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears (who ties for third with Kanye West), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Donald Trump and LeBron James.

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Kim Kardashian, zen bride: Soothed by work (on her wedding show?)

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian doesn't seem to be a bridezilla — or at least yet, because her wedding special hasn't aired — but does admit one reality-based secret that's helping her cope with pre-wedding craziness.

Seems a busy work schedule has been soothing for the reality star, who will marry NBA player Kris Humphries in Montecito on Saturday in a private ceremony.

"I find that I am calmer when I'm working every day," she told E! at Sunday's Do Something awards.

In Kardashian Land, however, work might include reality-television taping. Like, for the  E! wedding special she's got going on. Oy vey, this getting way too meta — let's just talk about the dress!

Kardashian pal Tyra Banks, who has seen the Vera Wang gown, said she'd had a tip for the bride: "I gave [Kim] the advice of going with a silhouette that the world isn’t used to seeing her in,” Banks told People. "So we'll see."

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Kim Kardashian reveals wedding dress designer, tackles psoriasis

Kim Kardashian

Take it from Kim Kardashian: It's not always pretty being a bride. The reality star is over the moon, having found the dress in which she'll marry Kris Humphries, but there's still a rub when it comes to her skin.

Pretty things first, however: Vera Wang has been entrusted to design the gown, Kardashian said on her blog Monday.

"Vera has been a close family friend for a long time and we had talked about this moment for years. When it came to picking my wedding dress designer she was the first person I thought of. No one designs gowns the way she does!" she gushed.

Nevertheless, it'll take more than a pro like Wang to get Kimmie to blushing bride status — the reality TV personality recently learned she's suffering from psoriasis.

The diagnosis of the condition — an autoimmune disorder that leaves skin red, irritated and flaky — went public on a recent episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

On Monday, the bride-to-be declared she's being proactive about the wedding roadblock. "Ok I'm trying a new psoriasis cream all week," she wrote. "I hope this works! I promise I will share the goods once I find something that really works!"

Here's wishing you a smooth-all-over journey to the altar, Kim. 

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Melissa Molinaro has had a 'crazy week' (thanks, Kim Kardashian)

Melissa Molinaro

Melissa Molinaro, the woman who stars in the Old Navy ad campaign that sparked a lawsuit this week from Kim Kardashian, is having a bad week.

"I had a night mare last night...so scary :( wanted to run into my parents room like when I was little," she said Friday on Twitter, adding later, "I say I had a bad dream. And u guys just know what about...w out me saying. Its been a crazy week I can't wait for this all to be over :( "

This from the woman who back in February was calling the Kardashian comparisons flattering -- and who's rumored to be dating Kardashian ex Reggie Bush.

Kardashian filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Old Navy and its parent company, Gap, alleging illegal use of her public image in the campaign starring Molinaro. She was not named as a defendant, incidentally, but had expressed her disbelief to a friend via Twitter. 

"Were still talking about this?!," she wrote. "Its JULY this aired in February...some people have too much time on there hands."

Kardashian, meanwhile, is "a businesswoman who has to protect her brand" rather than allowing another company to use it to sell clothes, an insider told Us Magazine. "Bottom line."

The silver lining for Molinaro? Her "Dance Floor" music video on YouTube had more than 400,000 views by Friday. Check it out, below.

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Photo: Melissa Molinaro at a Victoria's Secret event in Los Angeles in May. Credit: Gregg DeGuire / PictureGroup / Associated Press

 


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