If recent months have taught us anything, it’s that the Kardashians—a family whose daily comings and goings are documented more thoroughly than the Obamas’—are able to conceal secrets more securely than the most secret shadow branches of the C.I.A., until such time as TV ratings require their reveal. This week, the world learned that Kim Kardashian was pregnant. But when did Kim Kardashian learn that?
The watershed profile that accompanies Caitlyn Jenner’s debut on the cover of Vanity Fair paints a picture of a woman who is happy, healthy, and “finally free” to live her life on her terms. But of course, the path to liberation was long, winding, and hard—and not everything in Jenner’s personal life is perfect.
In a conversation on Sunday night’s episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, eldest sister Kourtney brought up her stepfather Bruce Jenner’s announcement that he is transgender and planning to transition. A totally normal topic, given that she ostensibly just learned about this in last week’s episode—except the conversation broadcast on Sunday was actually filmed last November, while Jenner’s announcement to his stepdaughters was filmed two months later, in January.
In the wake of Bruce Jenner’s Diane Sawyer interview, rumors have swirled regarding the alleged re-shooting of tearful Kris Jenner scenes for E!’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians: About Bruce two-part special. In light of this controversy, Gawker called on an expert to determine exactly when the footage was filmed.
The New York Times Magazine published a highly-entertaining profile of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner today, for which writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner spent a day on the set of Keeping Up With the Kardashians at the sprawling Jenner manse in Calabasas. Brodesser-Akner got to sample one those salads the Kardashians are always eating and use Jenner’s special-order black toilet paper. She was not permitted, however, to join Jenner on a filmed Costco trip:
Last night, E! released a teaser for an upcoming Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode where 17-year-old Kylie Jenner reveals she’s had lip injections. Anyone who’s seen a photo of Kylie in the last year could have told you that, but the Kardashians have gone to great lengths to keep it just another sweet family secret.
There comes a time in every great democracy for the people to decide its leaders. Yesterday, America's citizens stood arm-in-arm, mouths open to the heavens, and released their cry: Kardashian. Page Six reports that the reality TV family has signed a $100 million deal to be on the air for four more years.