Monday, June 17, 2024

Kim Kardashian Files For Her Third Divorce, from Kanye West, Citing Conspicuous Consumption, Avarice, and Banality


The third time was not the trick for Kim Kardashian. She’s filed for divorce from husband number 3, Kanye West.

It wouldn’t be so bad but they’ve produced four children, some by extraordinary means.

TMZ says there’s pre-nup, and that the whole thing is cut and dried. But I’d say that among the causes for the relationship to fail are conspicuous consumption, avarice, and banality.

It’s also excellent timing for the last round of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” Before the show’s cancellation was announced, ratings were declining quickly. For this to be the final plot line means they’ll get a boost. It will be like “An American Family” with everyone wearing beige Yeezys.

Kim’s next husband will have to want to take on four children, plus Kanye as an ex. And that will be the basis for Kim’s Hulu show.

I’m joking about a lot of this, but Kanye– despite his bad politics, bad designs, and bad attitude– is someone to feel bad for. He’s never recovered from his mother’s death. His mental health is a disaster. Whatever comes next for him will be painful, and that’s not funny.

Who gets to keep Anna Wintour? A judge may have to decide.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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