The other day, we referred to The Hills hanger-on Spencer Pratt as “the Kim Kardashian of reality television,” since he’s known for being the friend of celebutards like Brody Jenner and Heidi Montag, just as Kim gets publcity because she’s the friend of Paris Hilton.
Now it seems that Kim Kardashian is about to become the Kim Kardashian of reality TV, with word that the E! Entertainment network is planning to make her the star of a reality show that would replace Paris & Nicole’s The Simple Life. (Replace?!)
The show is said to be “family-based.” Yeah, how about the Manson family?
The supporting cast would include Kim’s mother Kris (ex-wife of Kim’s dad, the late Robert Kardashian, best known as OJ Simpson’s former best friend), her stepfather, former Olympian, plastic surgery victim, Dancing with The Stars contestant, Brody Jenner creator and one-time rumoured sex-change candidate Bruce Jenner, and her four sisters.
By signing Kim, E! has reportedly scrapped plans for a Simple Life rip-off featuring an even less attractive pair: Kelly Osbourne and Kimberly Stewart, hardened daughters of wrinkly ex-rock stars.
Kim’s notoriety as Paris Hilton’s friend was enough for the corporate gossip website TMZ to promote, advertise and market a sex tape she’d made. TMZ later began running lots of stories about the wonders of her huge butt, referring to her wittily as Kim KardASSian (capital letters and all).