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'Khloe & Lamar': Romance, renewal and relocation

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The second season of "Khloe & Lamar," the reality show featuring Khloe Kardashian and her basketball player husband, Lamar Odom, will be heavy on love and new beginnings.

A press release from E! detailing story lines for the upcoming season, which starts Feb. 19, says that the couple's devotion is put to the test when Odom is suddenly traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Dallas Mavericks.

"Khloe's been a California girl all her life, so the adjustment is sure to be one of her greatest challenges yes, and one that will be a shock to the whole Kardashian family dynamic," said the release.

Among other story lines: Rob Kardashian moves to Dallas to join his big sister and brother-in-law, Odom attempts to repair his strained relationship with his father, Kardashian and Odom try to start a family and Khloe "revisits her passion for radio" when she begins hosting a daily radio show in Dallas.

After the drama of "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," which chronicled the deterioration of Kim Kardashian's short marriage to Kris Humphries, "Khloe & Lamar" will have its own share of drama.

Will you be watching?

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PHOTO: Khloe Kardashian Odom attends a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers in January.

Credit: Danny Moloshok/AP

 

'Kourtney and Kim' finale ratings prove Kardashian era abides

 

"Kourtney & Kim Take New York" drew big ratings in its Sunday finale

So you think the Kardashians are so over? Please tell that to your fellow Americans.

The Season 2 finale of "Kourtney and Kim Take New York" drew 4.5 million total viewers Sunday night, according to Nielsen.

That's more than double last year's finale and was in fact the third-most-watched telecast in E!'s history -- despite last year's boycott petition that quixotically begged the network to cancel the show, a spinoff of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians."

So if you were thinking that Kim's notorious 72-day marriage and the Kardashian clan's relentless pursuit of overexposure have faded their allure ... um, think again!

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Photo: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian with their mother, Kris Jenner. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

 

Is Lamar Odom's poor play losing points for 'Khloe & Lamar'?

Former Laker Lamar Odom, now of the Dallas Mavericks

The welcome banner for Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian in Dallas seems to be fading, and their series, "Khloe & Lamar," may be headed for the loss column.

Much of the focus of the E! reality show's upcoming season will revolve around the couple's sudden and unexpected move after the Los Angeles Lakers' star was traded to the world champion Dallas Mavericks. But producers now also have an unexpected story to deal with — Odom's unimpressive performance thus far with the Mavericks, who are struggling with a 2-4 record this season.

Odom's initially uninspired play has already sparked noisy grumbles in Dallas. In his first game, he scored only four points on one-for-six shooting before being thrown out in the second half for whining about a charging call. In his second game, he made only one of 10 shots and ended up with six points. And in his third game, he only scored four points in a two-for-11 shooting disaster.

So far Odom seems to be on the opposite track that earned him the NBA's Sixth Man award last season for being the NBA's best player coming off the bench. Times sports writer Ben Bolch wrote about Odom's decline last Sunday in an item with the headline, "Sixth man to nowhere man."

And Erik Lambert of the website Gather.com said Odom has been "a non-factor" with the Mavericks, sitting at the root of the problem for the team. Wrote Lambert: "...The 33-year-old big man has let an extended off-season and the family life with wife Khloe Kardashian ruin his drive to succeed."

How the show will reflect Odom's lackluster debut remains to be seen — the series ignored Odom getting tossed in the fourth game of the NBA Western Division semifinals last season against the Mavericks when he became combative with his opponents. But so far, the man that Kardashian calls "Lam Lam" has been a "dud dud."

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Photo: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom walks off the court in his first game with the Dallas Mavericks after being ejected in the second half against the Miami Heat on Dec. 25, 2011, in Dallas.

Credit: Larry W. Smith / EPA / Corbis Out

 

 

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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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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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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Late Night: Obama and Leno talk Kardashians, Roscoe's Chicken

Obama and Jay Leno

On Tuesday, President Obama made his fourth visit to "The Tonight Show." He and Jay Leno mostly stuck to meaty topics, such as the recent death of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi ("I think it obviously sends a strong message around the world to dictators that people long to be free") and his proposed solution to the stagnant job market ("There are some roads that could be fixed").

Eventually, though, their conversation turned to lighter subjects.

Obama spoke highly of his recent visit to Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles in West Los Angeles, where he ordered the No. 9 Country Boy special. Back in his limo, Obama gave in to the enticing aroma of the wings, even though he was on his way to a splashy fund-raising dinner. "I didn't realize it was so close. Suddenly, we pull up and I've got a spot on my tie, and I'm looking for one of those Wet Ones. It was not elegant," he said.

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Leno asked what the first lady, an outspoken advocate of healthy eating, thought about the calorie-laden meal. "Michelle loves french fries, she loves pizza. Her point is, just in moderation," he explained.

However, the Obamas do disagree when it comes to Halloween. "The last few years she's been giving kids fruits and raisins. I said, The White House is gonna get egged if this keeps up."

Leno broached another highly controversial topic: "The Kardashians." "You recently said that you don't like the girls watching 'The Kardashians'?" he asked.

"I am probably a little biased against reality TV, partly because there's this program on C-SPAN called 'Congress,'" he joked, admitting that he had not actually seen any of the various Kardashian-related televisions shows. "Do you recommend it, Jay?"

Now it was Leno's turn to dodge the question. "It's a wonderful show...I don't know..." he stammered. (Apparently both the president and Jay Leno fear the wrath of the Kardashians.)

Speaking of reality television, Leno asked the president if he'd watched any of the GOP debates. He said he wasn't paying much attention to them -- yet.  "I'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island."

 

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Photo: President Barack Obama gestures during taping of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank, California, on Oct. 25. Credit: Jason Reed / Reuters.

Mandela family reality show? Don't call them Kardashians

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Nelson Mandela's granddaughters have been approached about participating in a TV documentary about young African professionals. But one of them has bristled at the possibility that they may be compared to another famous TV reality family -- the Kardashians.

Dorothy Adjoa Amuah told the Associated Press that she and two other granddaughters of the beloved former South African president have been approached about participating in a project designed to focus on the dynamics of Africa and "how it's changing." But she added, "This is by no means a Kardashian show."

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Photo: The Kardashian sisters, from left, Khloe, Kendall, Kim, Kylie and Kourtney Credit: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

'Khloe & Lamar' doesn't play around with Lakers' embarrassing playoff loss

Khlmar Kim Kardashian, along with  sisters Khloe and Kourtney and mother Kris Jenner, have always proclaimed that the events on their various reality shows on E! Entertainment, including "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and "Khloe & Lamar," are real, unscripted and truthful.

That declaration provoked the intriguing question: How would "Khloe & Lamar," which follows husband-and-wife Khloe Kardashian and Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, handle Odom's and the Lakers' fall from grace in the NBA playoffs: the four-game sweep of the Lakers by the Dallas Mavericks and especially Odom's ejection from Game 4 following his flagrant foul on the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitski, an act that basketball commentators called outrageous.

That question was finally addressed in the season finale Monday of 'Khloe and Lamar." And despite the claim of reality and honesty, the answer, to use a basketball term, was "a brick." The playoff woes were not specifically addressed and Odom's thuggish act in the final game was totally ignored.

The subject of the Lakers and their fate finally emerged toward the end of the episode when the couple, along with friends and family members, sat down for dinner. Odom's friend Jaime says bluntly that he doesn't want to be insulting but asks Odom how he's feeling after "the disappointing season." Odom initially seems taken aback and a bit miffed.

Khloe quickly chimes in that she thinks her husband had a "great season," pointing out that he won the NBA's sixth man award. Replies Jaime: "Yeah, individually he had a great season. But it's a team sport."

Odom says, "I can't describe it. I'm probably still in shock a little bit. When you experience winning on a certain level, nothing can replace that." He adds that "it's probably what we've needed to rev us back up. The crazy thing is that you don't realize how much time you don't have."

Whatever that means.

The lack of candor about the Lakers on "Khloe & Lamar" may indicate that the show will fall far short of its potential to provide an insightful glimpse into the personal life of an NBA player. But if you want to know whether Khloe Kardashian is healthy enough to bear children, or if her brother Rob impregnated a girl after a one-night hookup of unprotected sex, 'Khloe & Lamar" is your show.

And those lingering questions about whether Odom's participation in a reality show in the middle of the Lakers' season is a good idea will have to wait.

Well, there's always next season -- maybe.

What did you think of the season finale of "Khloe & Lamar?"

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Photo: Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian -- before the Lakers' playoff woes. Credit: Juan Ocampo/Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography

 

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