Category: E! Entertainment

From 'Khloe & Lamar' to 'Khloe: Texas Ranger'?

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom may be moving to Dallas

"Khloe & Lamar" are apparently saddling up for a move to Dallas.

The E! reality show featuring Khloe Kardashian and her pro basketball player husband, Lamar Odom, is moving production to Texas in the wake of Odom's trade from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.

Though several reports say the move will be a major story line for the show, E! network representatives would not confirm the relocation, saying in a statement, " 'Khloe & Lamar' is in prodution now, and the show covers what's going on their lives."

While the spinoff of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has always had more than its share of drama, the series will likely draw more attention in the coming season to see how producers handle the circumstances behind the relocation.

Odom was distraught late last week after he learned that he was part of a pending trade deal that would have sent him to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Hornets star Chris Paul.

Even though the NBA blocked that deal, Odom was said he was upset at the prospect of having to leave Los Angeles, "where my life and family is." He cried during an interview with radio show host Stephen A. Smith and speculated whether coaches or others in the Lakers organization were upset with his involvement with the reality show.

Several sportscasters and fans accused Odom of being "unprofessional" and of throwing a tantrum when he took the trade talk personally. And even though Odom sounded surprised that the Lakers would trade him, rumors about a possible Odom trade have been circulating since May, ever since the Lakers were swept in the Western Conferences semifinals of the NBA playoffs by the Dallas Mavericks.

In the final game, Odom was ejected when he became combative with Mavericks players. He had no idea that it would be his last game in a Lakers uniform.

On Saturday, he asked the Lakers to trade him, and he was dealt to the Mavericks. That reunion between Odom and his rivals, who now must play together, should provide electric footage for "Khloe & Lamar."

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— Greg Braxton

Photo: Khloe Kardashian and husband Lamar Odom in April after Odom won the Sixth Man Award. Credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times.

 

 

 

 

Kris Humphries (kind of) talks about Kim Kardashian split

Kris Humprhies sort of talks to Good Morning America about his split from Kim Kardashian
The Kardashian husbands (both current and former) have sure proved their headline-making abilities this week. Thursday saw LamLam (a.k.a. Lamar Odom) in the news after reports circulated that the Lakers traded him to the New Orleans Hornets -- and then didn't. And Friday morning Kris Humphries, who has kept a relatively low profile lately, finally spoke out on "Good Morning America" about his split from Kim Kardashian.

The former Nets star, who was accompanied by his mom, talked about his focusing on basketball and family in the wake of the breakup. And he expertly deflected the more personal questions by then bringing things back to, uh, basketball and family.  "It's been different, but through everything I'm just focused on family and preparing for basketball — you know, basketball is something I've always taken very serious — and moving forward.

"You know, for me, it's just … certain things happen in life, and you've gotta move on. I'm excited to be where I'm at with the NBA season coming up, and I'm ready to go. ... Really, right now I'm focused on basketball, and other things will take care of themselves."

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'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' scores big ratings

Kim Kardashian's "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" premiered on E! to 3.2 million total viewers
Breaking up may or may not be hard to do when you're Kim Kardashian, but it definitely translates to big numbers: "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" premiered Sunday on E! to 3.2 million total viewers.

The series, which wrapped filming before Kim announced her divorce after 72 days of marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, opened with a brief montage acknowledging the split, with footage spliced from news reports and appearances by Kim and her family addressing the divorce.

Then viewers traveled back in time to when things were slightly merrier -- if merrier means major hints of marriage troubles already evident just days after the honeymoon. In the first episode alone, Kris opted to move back to Minnesota because he couldn't handle Mason's early mornings and a naked yoga instructor. (Kim: "We're gonna live, like, separate? Like long-distance marriage?" Kris: "I mean, I think it's what's best right now." ... yikes). And here we thought Kourney and Scott sleeping in separate rooms was cause for alarm.

The premiere bested the debut run of the series, which premiered in January to 3 million viewers. And proving that the Kardashians strike a chord with a key spending demographic, 2.3 million of those who tuned in on Sunday were in the 18-49 category, an 8% gain over the previous premiere.

-- Yvonne Villarreal
Twitter.com/villarrealy

Photo: Kim Kardashian attends the Vera Wang spring/summer 2012 show during New York Fashion Week in September. Credit: Eric Thayer / Reuters

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This week's TV Movies


 

Scott Turow's Innocent

SUNDAY

Now departing on Track 1, the “2011 Soul Train Awards.” Cedric the Entertainer is your host; performers include Natalie Cole, Common and Cee Lo Green; and Gladys Knight and Earth, Wind & Fire receive career honors. (BET, 9 p.m.)

So he got the boot on “DWTS”; that’s just part of “Being Chaz.” The transgender son of Sonny Bono and Cher is profiled in this new follow-up documentary, followed by the similarly themed special “I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition.” (OWN, 8 and 9 p.m.)

MONDAY

Ladies, if a stranger approaches you and says he can help you launch a lucrative career as a fashion model, it’s probably an offer you can and should refuse … unless you’ve just been “Scouted,” like the young women featured in this new docu-series. (E!, 10 p.m.)

TUESDAY

There goes the judge: Bill Pullman (above) is one seriously imprudent jurist in “Scott Turow’s Innocent,” a new made-for-cable mystery movie based on the novelist’s sequel to his bestseller “Presumed Innocent.” Marcia Gay Harden also stars. (TNT, 9 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY

After the season premiere of “Hot in Cleveland,” it’s the debut of “The Exes.” “Scrubs’” Donald Faison, “Seinfeld’s” Wayne Knight and “3rd Rock From the Sun’s” Kristen Johnston star in this new divorced-themed sitcom. (TV Land, 10 and 10:30 p.m.)

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Late Night: Chelsea Handler pushes, but Miss Piggy keeps it clean

On Monday night Chelsea Handler scored one of the biggest celebrity "gets" of her career when she interviewed  Miss Piggy, star of "The Muppets."

Handler is known for her raunchy shtick, and even though she was talking to a muppet, she didn't hold back. She steered the conversation toward the subject of Miss Piggy's "interesting relationship" with Kermit the Frog.

Miss Piggy, perceptive gal that she is, sensed that Handler was prying for dirt. "What's the question?" she asked.

"The question is, has there been penetration?" Handler said.

Ever the lady, Miss Piggy tactfully changed the subject by making a bad pun. "I like to call it 'penne a la vodka,'" she said. "We're so busy, there's not even focaccia bread."

Having interrogated Miss Piggy about her sex life, Handler moved on to yet another sensitive topic.

"Would you describe your body as plus-sized?" she asked.

Miss Piggy replied, "If by 'plus' you mean I have an extra fabulous, gorgeous, give-me-some-of-that figure, then yes. If you mean 'fat,' then no."

It's nice to see that she hasn't lost her spark.

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— Meredith Blake

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Will Kim Kardashian's divorce hurt the family business?

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When Kim Kardashian announced that she was splitting from Kris Humphries last week, just 72 days after their wedding, conspiracy theories swirled and fans wondered, Was the whole romance a publicity ploy? As Kristen Wiig said in a "Saturday Night Live" skit about the controversy, in the persona of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner: "I know a lot of people think Kim got married just to earn over $17 million from the wedding, but that's not true. She also got married for attention."

Analysts agree it's too soon to tell whether the controversy will have any lasting effect on the family business, which includes not just the TV franchise (the second season of "Kourtney and Kim" premieres on E! Nov. 27 and will provide a glimpse of Kim's unraveling marriage) but also boutiques, books, fragrances, jewelry, self-tanner, candles and the Kardashian Kollection of apparel, shoes and accessories for Sears.

"It's probably good publicity," said Paul Swinand, an equities analyst with Morningstar who covers Sears. "Since Sears' problem is that it's a little dowdy and a little old, some news that's a little outlandish is probably a good thing."

Jo Piazza, author of "Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money," thinks fans feel betrayed: "The phrase I've been using is that we've seen the wizard," Piazza said. "The curtains are parted, the fairy dust is wearing off and we know how the machine works now."

Read more in today's Calendar feature.

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Photo: Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian on Aug. 31. Photo credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press.

Where TV's Kim Kardashian ranks among quick celeb splits

Kim Kardashian

So, Kim Kardashian's 72-day sprint from wedded bliss to divorce papers must amount to the shortest celebrity marriage ever, right?

Wrong! As a matter of fact, Miss K's marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries — which, in one of the least surprising news stories of the year, began its slow journey to Splitsville on Monday — doesn't even crack the Top 10 of shortest celeb pairings. To be a champion in this category, you have to be fast. We're talking major speed. Seriously, folks, your marriage has to last about as long as a "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" marathon on E!. (Let it be noted: All eight of Elizabeth Taylor's storied marriages lasted longer than Kardashian's. So did Mickey Rooney's. People just did things differently back then.)

Among the hall of famers in connubial quickies:

Comedy star Eddie Murphy and Babyface's ex Tracey Edmonds: 15 days (although they later claimed the wedding was never official).

"Saved by the Bell" star Mario Lopez and Doritos girl Ali Landry: 13 days.

Tattooed basketball star Dennis Rodman and 1990s relic Carmen Electra: Nine days.

Eternal show woman Cher and naughty bluesman Gregg Allman: Nine days.

"Blue Velvet" star Dennis Hopper and ex-Mamas and the Papas singer Michelle Phillips: Eight days.

Tortured pop tart Britney Spears and childhood pal Jason Alexander: Three days.

And the prize goes to ...

1980s hot mess Robin Givens and tennis pro Svetozar Marinkovic: Seven minutes! (That's how long Marinkovic said it lasted until they officially separated).

What do you think of the Kardashian split? Sound off in the comments!

— Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Kim Kardashian was married only a short time — but many celebrity marriages have been shorter. Credit: Jumana El Heloueh / Reuters. 

 

 

 

 

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days

Kim Kardashian files for divorce

Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from brief hubby Kris Humphries. Divorce pool participants, collect your prize now: That was 72 days.

Reports began swirling early this morning — with confirmation coming from Kardashian perpetuator Ryan Seacrest via Twitter: "Yes @kimkardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins." It's the second divorce for Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian on the cover of PeopleGuess the wedding trope, especially an uber expensive one, doesn't work in reality TV either? The ratings would disagree, of course. The reality starlet's Aug. 20 nuptials aired as a wedding special, "Kim's Fairytale Wedding," on E! network and scored big ratings, with an average of 4 million total viewers for the two-day TV extravaganza. And it has continued to air on repeats on the station since (believe me, I was watching it this weekend. Again).

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Now there's "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" to contend with. Commercials promoting the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" spinoff, which is scheduled to premiere Nov. 27 and follows the sisters as they set out to open a Dash boutique in New York City, made the rounds not long after the big wedding, with Kim and her basketball player hubby exiting a helicopter trying extra hard to look extra cool. It seemed like a trial run that would lead to the couple's own show, a la Khloe and Lamar. But now the network has lost a half-hour of programming possibilities!

The network released this statement: "All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time. The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions. E! will continue to share the fascinating real lives and larger-than-life existence of this close-knit family."

Inquiries to E! about how the divorce would be addressed were not immediately returned. But perhaps the network will think twice before hyping her next marriage.

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Kate, Pippa Middleton get royal 'True Hollywood Story' treatment

Kate Middleton and Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding. The women are the subject of an upcoming 'E! True Hollywood Story'

Royal wedding (and Pippa Middleton) watchers, rejoice. E! has announced a one-hour special devoted to Prince William's new wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her sister, Pippa.

The "E! True Hollywood Story: Kate & Pippa" will tell the tale of the commoner sisters who were launched into the international spotlight after Kate fell in love with a royal, the network said in a statement.

"Kate and Pippa have always been incredibly close," said royals author Claudia Joseph, who was interviewed for the special. "You can see the warmth between them; they spend a lot of time together. When Kate and William broke up [temporarily], it was Pippa she went on the town with."

Commentators will weigh in on the girls' quaint upbringing, their transition into London's social scene, William and Kate's courtship at St. Andrews University and Pippa's instant celebrity status boost since the April 2011 royal wedding.

"THS: Kate & Pippa" airs Oct. 12 at 10 p.m.

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-- Nardine Saad
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Photo: Pippa Middleton carries her sister Kate Middleton's train at the royal wedding in April. Credit: Alastair Grant / Associated Press

Late Night: Elizabeth Banks makes Chelsea Handler's dreams come true

If you've never confused Chelsea Handler and actress Elizabeth Banks, it's not too late to start. (No matter that funnyman Chris Rock and a bunch of bloggers are apparently way ahead of you.)

"Elizabeth Banks is on tonight's show, so all my dreams have come true; I can now say I've interviewed myself," Handler tweeted before Banks slipped into the chair across from her on E!'s "Chelsea Lately" Monday night.

She wasn't kidding. The two blond sylphs could surely pass for sisters, if not twins. And it's an association each of them has apparently had a little fun with.

Banks shared that, at one point, when she was at the Toronto Film Festival promoting a movie, a fan came up to get her autograph for his girlfriend and it turned out he had her confused with Handler. "I couldn't ruin it for him," she said, so she passed herself off as Handler.

Handler, meanwhile, said she pulled a similar trick at the White House Correspondents Dinner, when Fox News host Bill O'Reilly had her cornered. "I said, 'I think you're confusing me with Elizabeth Banks,' because I wanted to get the ... away from him."

What's more, Handler told Banks, "if I ever get caught with a bad shot or an underwear shot or going to the bathroom in public, I'm just going to blame you."

"It's fine," Banks responded. "I blame Rachel McAdams, so it's all good. We just pass it on."



-- Amy Reiter

About (Late) Last Night: Rosario Dawson reveals her Burning Man plan [Video]

On Tuesday night, Rosario Dawson stopped by "Chelsea Lately" to plug her new movie, "Zookeeper," but truth be told, she was more enthusiastic about another project she has in the works.

This Labor Day, rather than spending a relaxing weekend at the beach, she and 50,000 of her closest friends will be radically expressing themselves in the remote Nevada desert at Burning Man. Dawson, who's attended the weeklong event four previous times, explained its appeal to Chelsea Handler.

"I love that there's no cellphone reception for an entire week, I love that you're in this beautiful desert with all these really fun people with gorgeous art everywhere," Dawson said.

"I would go, but is it like really hot? Because I think I might be going through menopause," Handler quipped.

It is hot, but Dawson has an unconventional plan in the works to beat the heat: A misting tent shaped like a vagina.

"Every year has a theme and this year's theme is rite of passage," she said. "It's the first time I'm inspired to make a tent or do something, so I'm going to  make a big misting vagina, and that will keep you cool."

Though she was intrigued by Dawson's project, Handler provided some constructive criticism. "I've never heard of cold air coming out of a vagina," she said. "If you could build a penis, I might come."

-- Meredith Blake

twitter.com/MeredithBlake

Butt seriously: Ice-T and wife Coco Austin shed their secrets in E!'s 'Ice Loves Coco'

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Ice-T, star of E! Entertainment's new reality series "Ice Loves Coco," has a question, a perfectly reasonable question. "Who the hell’s mother," he wondered, "takes a picture of her daughter balancing a can on her butt?''

That would be the mother of one Coco Austin, Ice's 32-year-old wife, a model most famous until now for her generously proportioned backside, photographs of which she obsessively posts - sometimes with help from her accommodating mom - on Twitter. Now the onetime rap star and his exhibitionist wife are taking it all off, figuratively speaking, for their inevitable celebreality project, which starts Sunday. 

Coco's TV model? Believe it or not, comedy icon Lucille Ball. "I think I’m silly," Austin said in a phone chat. "People don’t know that about my personality. … They just see me as a party girl."

Ice explained: "When we shot this show, we didn’t set out to do a comedy, but when it got done, the first episodes, they said, ‘This is funny.' We're naturally funny people."

In one clip, a saleslady at a clothing boutique expresses some surprise at Coco's measurements: a fit 23-inch waistline broadening out to the 40-inch hips of an ancient fertility goddess.

There will also be antics involving the couple's bulldog, Spartacus. "Since I don’t have kids, he’s my kid," Coco said. "I want to see how far his career can go."

It's unlikely to go as far as those of his masters, who are already a tabloid staple. Ice reportedly just clinched his deal to return to NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," which is still reeling after the exit of star Christopher Meloni. "That was a blow. I wasn’t ready," Ice said of Meloni's departure. 

In the meantime, he has the reality show, but don't count on him to be as revealing as his free-spirited missus.

"Some things you should keep personal," he said. "It’s disrespectful to put everything out there."

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-Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Coco Austin and Ice-T star in "Ice Loves Coco." Credit: E! Entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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