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What Recession? The Kardashian empire made $65 million last year.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Sitting cross-legged on her black-sheeted bed amid stacks of papers and photos, Kris Jenner — matriarch of reality TV’s juggernaut family– is trying to explain the unexplainable: Why the Kardashians? Why are her children’s squabbles and shopping habits and waxing appointments a national fascination? Why was daughter Kim, best known until four years ago for making a sex tape, the fourth-most-Googled person in 2010 (behind Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez)? And why, despite the eye-rolls of half of America, does the other half worship at the altar of a family that unabashedly embraces, celebrates and monetizes that post-millennium cliché of being famous only for being famous?

“We’re just this big family with a lot of drama and a lot of issues, and there’s someone here for everyone to relate to,” says the 55-year-old mother of six

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The new American dream: get rich off a reality TV show. - Greg Pollowitz


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