In an age where practically anything goes very little surprises me. Reality T.V is a rather odd concept that surprisingly drew me in. Although I cannot sit through an episode of John and Kate plus 8, (Kate minus John equals fun) or even attempt to watch Jersey Shores with such lewd characters as Snooki and The Situation (OH PURLEASE) The Kardashians really has me hooked.
I’m not exactly sure what the allure of The Kardashians is for me and before you ask it no it’s not just that Rob is hot or that I’m trying to work out which one of my Grandmothers friends Bruce will resemble this week. I think it’s more about escapism. Whilst my life is pretty exciting being a Z-List celeb I guess the trappings of the Hollywood socialite speaks to me in a way that sparks my interest for 30 minutes a week.
Although the show is clearly staged as no-ones life is that dramatic except maybe mine it kinda keeps your attention. If Kim isn’t obsessing about her latest accessory then Kris is thinking up new ways to emasculate her man and controlling her family. Bruce Jenner, lovingly referred to as Kruce Kardashian is a former Olympic athlete who is better known for his bad plastic surgery and a one time appearance in the Village People movie, you can’t stop the music.
The siblings Kim and Khloe share a penchant for black football players. Kim dates the hunky Reggie Bush, who plays for the New Orleans Saints and are rumored to be tying the knot. Khloe, is married to Lamar Odom who plays for the Lakers and all I can say is girls does either of them have a gay brother and any chance of kicking me an intro?
Kourtney is dating the roguish Scott Disick who after a period of separation reconciled with the Dash doll in Florida and got her in the family way. The Long Island native is now the proud father of Mason and I guess there will be no smooching going on there for a while. Kourtney is also co owner of clothing outlets Dash with Kim and Khloe, and Smooch with Kris Jenner.
Rob (Robert George Kardashian Jr.) is the youngest of Kris’s brood to Robert Kardashian Senior now deceased who was one of the team of lawyers for the O.J trial, the first one that is. Rob dated Adrienne Bailon a New Yorker of Cheetah Girls fame, well that is till he cheated on her. Until Khloe got married they hadn’t spoken for over 6 months and when Rob tried for reconciliation he found out she had a new beau. Poor Rob, love him or hate him you surely have to feel a little sorry for him.
Finally there’s Kendall and Kylie who are Kris’s children to Bruce Jenner. These girls are really coming into there own and are gonna be a handful if there older sisters are anything to go by. They will be the next generation of reality T.V stars and I’m sure there will be yet another offshoot of Keeping up, then again we may all be surprised an find that they have some discernable talent other than having famous relations or just looking good. Bruce has 4 other children from previous marriages and Brody Jenner is seriously sexy.
This team of hoi polloi celubutantes wows us weekly with tales of lost dogs, fights, broken hearts, fashion shoots and all the glamour, glitz and trappings of life on the brink of Hollywood. It has frighteningly replaced anything that resembles true talent and although it masquerades as entertainment it is scarily entertaining.
Reality television started out as a cheap way to make a T.V show and really caught on but is it at the expense of legitimate shows? Keeping up with Kardashians like it predecessor The Osbourne’s can surely only have a limited shelf life, but I am sure it will be a springboard for the careers of those involved. Watch this space for my reality show “Making It” which will be available for syndication very soon. Keep it up Kim Kris and the Krew, and give my love to Rob x
Peace and Luv, Xan x
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Xander Gibb has written for many publications and writes with an unapologetic response to the world around.