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Kimberly Kardashian is an American socialite, business woman, and star of the reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Kim is known mainly for her public social appearances and notorious sex-tape scandal. The 31-year-old first called public attention through to her profile by friendship with socialite Paris Hilton. Moreover, Kim is also the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian (1944-2003), who became known in 1994 when his friend and client O.J. Simpson was arrested and tried for double murder.
Being one of Paris Hilton’s party pals, Kim lifted her popularity by attempts to stave off the leak of a wicked home video she had made with then-boyfriend Ray J. Nevertheless, despite Kim’s alleged legal actions to prevent the tape distribution, it was available on the Internet. Exactly this case made her Paris-like celebrity and led to the creation of the TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which focuses on Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe and their big family. Later, Kim took part in Dancing With the Stars (2008) and appeared in various TV shows. After divorce with music producer Damon Thomas (2004), Kim Kardashian was later dated with a number of men, including Jessica Simpson’s ex-husband Nick Lachey and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush. She married NBA basketball player Kris Humphries in August of 2011, but filed for divorce 72 days later, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Kimberly Kardashian was born in Los Angeles, California, to attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (nee Houghton). Her dad was a well-known advocated who became even more famous after defending O.J. Simpson when O.J. was tried for the double murder of his wife and her friend. Robert, who was a third generation Armenian American died on 30.9.2003. Kim’s mother Kris is of Dutch and Scottish roots. She divorced Robert in in 1989 and married Bruce Jenner, a former sportsman.
Kim has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and a brother, Robert. Moreover, she has two stepbrothers – Burton and Brandon Jenner, a step-sister Brody Jenner and two half-sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Kim attended an all-girl’s Catholic school in Los Angeles.
Sex tape scandal was the starting point to ‘stardom’ of Kim Kardashian. Kim built a life in the spotlight around. Kardashian’s first television role was on Beyond the Break. The she continued with a reality TV series, named Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which starred her and her family and aired on the E! channel in the US. By October 2011, the series has aired 69 episodes over six seasons and has three spin-offs.
Kardashian was one of 13 participants on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. Mark Ballas was her partner. Kim was the third contestant voted off the show on September 30, 2008, finishing in 11th place overall.
Kardashian is the producer of The Spin Crowd, a reality television show about Command PR, a New York City public relations firm, led by her pals Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck. The show follows them as they settle into their new offices in Los Angeles. Cheban appears in Kim’s shows very often.
Kim also appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010. Then she She was the subject and judge of a task on the ninth episode of Season 10 of The Apprentice in 2010; the two teams had to create an in-store display for her new perfume line, to be sold at Perfumania.
In 2011, Kourtney and Kim Take New York premiered on E!, after they opened a D-A-S-H boutique in New York City. The series is the second of three spin-offs from Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the first being Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami and the third being Khloé & Lamar. As of January 2012, the series has aired two seasons.
Kardashian is a co-owner of a clothing boutique called D-A-S-H with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé. In December 2007, Kardashian posed nude for Playboy. In February 2008, Bongo Jeans hired her as their face model. She has also advertised Carl’s Jr., Sugar Factory lollipops, and plenty of other products.
Kardashian starred in the 2008 disaster film spoof Disaster Movie as Lisa, and appeared in the How I Met Your Mother episode Benefits. She also appeared on the Season 3 premiere of the series 90210 with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney; they all played themselves. Kardashian was a guest hostess of WrestleMania XXIV and appeared as a guest judge during Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model. On December 16, 2009, Kardashian made a guest star appearance on CBS’s CSI: NY with Vanessa Minnillo. In 2009 she had a cameo as club bouncer in the 2009 porn film spoof Deep in the Valley.
Sanford Siegal, the creator of the Cookie Diet, sued Kardashian, claiming she defamed him on Twitter. According to Siegal, Kardashian tweeted in October 2009 that he was “falsely promoting” that she was on the cookie diet. Siegal filed a claim in a Florida state court claiming the statements are false and defamatory. He also alleges that Kardashian was on QuickTrim’s payroll when she posted the tweet. Kardashian’s tweet appears to stem from an article on CookieDiet.com, that named Kardashian as one of many celebrities who saw positive results on the diet. Kardashian sent a cease-and-desist order to Siegal, demanding the link be removed.
In 2000, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; but four years later they got divorced. Afterward she dated R&B singer Ray J, NFL star Reggie Bush and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin. She also dated model Gabriel Aubry.
In February 2007, a home sex video that she made with singer Ray J in 2003 was leaked. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kardashian sued Vivid for ownership of the tape. In late April 2007, Kardashian dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.
Kardashian has supported the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on numerous occasions and has encouraged Barack Obama and the United States government to consider its acknowledgement. On April 21, 2011, a few days before the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, she wrote about the issue on her blog in an effort to put it under spotlight and also sent a tweet to her fans urging its recognition.
Kardashian began dating NBA player Kris Humphries of the New Jersey Nets in October 2010. They got engaged in May 2011, and married on August 20, 2011 in Montecito, California. A two-part TV special showing the preparations and the wedding itself aired on E! in early October 2011, amidst what the Washington Post called a “media blitz” related to the wedding. After 72 days of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce from Humphries on October 31, 2011, citing irreconcilable differences. After filing for the divorce, Kardashian asked the court to order Humphries to pay his own legal expenses. On December 1, 2011, Humphries filed his response to Kardashian’s petition, requesting an annulment on the grounds of fraud or if the court will not grant an annulment, a decree of legal separation rather than Kardashian’s requested divorce. Several news outlets have surmised that Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries was merely a publicity stunt to promote the Kardashian family’s brand and their subsequent television ventures. Her former publicist has also claimed that her short-lived wedding was indeed staged and a ploy to generate money. Kardashian has since filed suit against him, saying his claims were untrue. A widely circulated petition asking to remove all Kardashian related programing off the air has been followed since their split.
In 2009, Kim had a severe case of sunburn she got on a trip to Mexico that made some headlines.
Kim is ranked #10 in the “100 Hottest Brunettes of AIM”.
Kim was nominated for a 2009 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress in the film, Disaster Movie.
The first fashion show Kim ever walked in was fashion designer, Christian Audigier’s first fashion show he ever led at Locke High School.
Kim used to be Paris Hilton’s best friend.
Kim does not drink alcoholic drinks.
Kim has said that she would love to give Britney Spears a style makeover.Kim admits that the hardest celebrity closet to organize was Paris Hilton because she had so many clothes that she had to convert a bedroom into a closet.
In 2008, Kim made #3 on the E! list of the best beach bodies.
Kim admits that she does not know as much about her Armenian culture as she would like to know.
Kim’s 14th birthday celebration was at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
Kim’s godmother is Sugar Ray’s wife, Bernadette Leonard.
Kim appears in the Fall Out Boy music video Thanks For The Memories.
Kim considers Jennifer Lopez to be her style icon.
Kim was named number 28 of the Top 99 Most Desirable Women of 2008.
Kim is 5 feet 2 inches tall.
Kim is of Turkish Armenian, Russian Armenian, Irish, and German descent.
On E!, Kim is The Bombshell.
By her sisters, Kim is known as the diva of the family.
Kim: (about bullies) I always hated the people that would bully kids, the girls that were so forceful and just catty and rude,… …I was always neutral, friends with different cliques. I like to think I was popular, but I was pretty quiet. I was a little shy.
Kim: I feel lazy when I’m not working. I learned all my business sense from my dad. He always believed in me, and I think the last thing he said to me before he passed away was, ‘I know you’re gonna be OK. I’m not worried about you.’
Kim: I am Armenian, so of course I am obsessed with laser hair removal! Arms, bikini, legs, underarms…my entire body is hairless.
Kim: I have to be in a relationship in order to be intimate. I’m not the one-night-stand kind of girl. Despite the rumors.
Kim: I don’t even drink! I can’t stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year’s Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don’t touch booze – I’m always the designated driver.
Kim: You make mistakes, but I don’t have any regrets. I’m the kind of person who takes responsibility for it and deals with it. I learn from everything I do. I work very hard, I have so many things going on in my life. Get to know me and see who I am.
Kim: I work out a lot but my New Year’s resolution is to eat better. I eat way too much sugar. In fact I ate two sachets of sugar on my way to this interview. You have to work out. Growing up with my step-dad [former Olympic decathlon gold medalist] and my mum, who have both advertised exercise equipment, it was instilled in us that you have to work out. Bruce would always ride bikes and we all love to work out.
Kim: The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.
Kim: I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others. Please drink responsibly and it’s never acceptable to drink and drive!
Kim: Holidays are the best. I couldn’t imagine being from a small family.
Kim: I’ve just had enough of people misrepresenting me. Get to know me and see who I am.
Kim: You have to have fun with it (paparazzi), you have to be cool with it.
Kim: (on the public attention to her posterior) I have no idea where this all attention came from. I have always dressed the same – it’s nothing new. I think people just started picking up on it – I don’t even know how it happened. And there are all these rumours about whether it’s fake or if it’s real.
Kim: That we’re all trust-fund kids and we have it so easy. If anything, I find it the complete opposite. I know people think we drive around in these nice cars and we do whatever we want and our parents will pay our credit cards, but that’s not the case. Sure, my parents were generous; I got a nice car at 16, but at 18 I was cut off. I’ve worked really hard. I opened the store myself. Even Paris and Nicole-they’re completely independent, too.
Kim: (after being told Britney Spears fancied her) She said she loves me, and loves my butt and how she wants to be my lesbian lover. I mean, what do you say to that other than ‘no thanks’. Actually, maybe I would do it for a million bucks.