Home Celebrity There’s No Million Dollar Deal for Kardashian Wedding at People Mag

Oy vey. Lots of reports this week about People magazine paying a million bucks for the photos of celebrity hound Kim Kardashian‘s wedding to hoopster Kris Humphries. It’s not true. Sources tell me definitively that People has not made a deal with Kardashian, and that they certainly will not pay $1 million for those pictures. The price, if it ever happens, is more in tune with like $100,000. But again, there is no deal. I’m not even sure why anyone cares about this woman, her family, or this wedding. The Kardashians are brutal self promoters whose only talent is in flogging themselves. No one ever asks them during their ceaseless publicity about their late father, Robert Kardashian, who may have helped O.J. Simpson cover up a double murder. Before Robert Kardashian died, he actually did hint that Simpson was guilty–in a book with Larry Schiller. Also no one’s asking how weird it is that Kim is marrying a man whose first name is the same as that of her mother, Kris Karsdashian Jenner.

PS If this couple does get some money for what will undoubtedly be their tacky wedding, I hope they give it to charity.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. Here’s a joke my Dad told me the first (& only) time he I made him watch a “Kreepin’ Up wit da K’s” episode (partial – he only tolerated 10 minures).

    A scantily dressed, fowl-mouthed, ignorant woman sits down on a bar stool and tries to hit on the guy next to her. He turns and looks at the female who’s made so much noise. He grimaces, then says to her, “If I pay you $25,000.00 will you have sex with me? She says, “Waahll I sherrr will fella’ – lezzz go!” He responds by asking, “How about I give you 10 bucks. Will you sleep with me then?” She get’s really pissed off and says, “Hellllllll noooooo!!!…wha’d’ya thank I ammmm anawayzzz?” He calmly replies: “Well Ma’am, I believe we’ve already established that.”

    I thought of that joke when I read that:

    1) OK! mag. – (or maybe it was In Touch) had retracted their $2 million offer for the wedding coverage of K. & K because there isn’t enough interest in this awful “family” to sell enough mags to make a profit…
    2) THEN read about PEOPLE magazine retracting their offer of $1 million (for the same financial reasoning).

    3) And THEN read here that there is, in fact, NO DEAL anywhere with anyone…..(and if there was it would be 5 or 6 figures (IF ANY $ AT ALL!)

    My Dad’s joke has now taken on new relevance.

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