Reality shows are a misconception. I refuse to believe that there are no editing or production manipulations and that the events happen in real time. It’s more like ‘managed’ reality. This is especially true of shows that thrives on drama and issues.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians is a case in point. Theirs is a ‘klan’ of drama queens, OTT histrionics and masquerading silliness as ‘issues’. With no evident trace of any kind of talent whatsoever they are simply famous for being famous much in the mold of that other well known party personality – Paris Hilton. The IT girl of the brood seems to be Kim Kardashian – she of the literally in-your-face booteh. Lately she got ‘married’ in a fairy tale ceremony with her partner (most appropriately named Kris) in tow. It was an overly hyped spectacle made out to be the American version of Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles. It was hyped to the max with TV and magazine ads touting the event as a ‘cannot miss’. But excuse me if I sound cynical of the whole thing because, as it turns out, I have reason to be so.
Well guess what? Less than 72 days later Kim has filed divorce papers!
“Sniff, sniff…it’s a difficult decision for me to make and I thought it would last forever….but we remain friends…”
Now does that surprise anybody? (not me), was it a staged ‘marriage’? ( you betcha!), was it a stunt to increase TV viewership? (it’s Hollywood remember?), was it a sham? (duh!). Wait cos there are more twists to this tale then meets the eye. The word on the street is the whole thing was a business transaction and the Kardashian Klan walked away with US$17 million for taking part in this circus. Do you wanna believe it or not? Remember this is a reality show? Anything that the producers can dream up will be the reality for that day.
You would think that for any normal broken hearted, just divorced woman she would be down in the dumps, probably crying her eyes out. But Kim Kardashian is not ‘normal’. She is part of an entertainment franchise & industry that thrives on staged controversies and fake dramas. So don’t worry about poor Missy Kardashian cos she’s hopped onto a plane bound for Australia promoting her brand of clothes. Not a single mascara stained tear to mar that beautiful face. Heaven forbid that those phoney baloney eye lashes should loose their grip and flutter down onto her designer clothes.
And what of Kris Humphries – the dumped husband? Well seems like he is going to end up with a goose that lays no eggs. Zilch, nada, nothing, zero. At least Jlo’s multiple ex-es got plenty of mullah to ease their heartaches. What a chump this Kris has turned out to be! Taken for a ride.
What has this got to do with David Archuleta? Plenty or nothing depending on how you look at it. Should he get involved with reality shows and get in ‘bed’ with the likes of the Kardashians so to speak? Bet your bottom dollar that IF Kim Kardashian were to ever get hitched with David, she would never file for divorce. She would declare her undying and eternal love AND mean it. In fact she would be so obsessed with Mr Archuleta that she would end up like the character in Fatal Attraction where a demented Glenn Close chillingly stalked her lover Michael Douglas and his family even to the point of boiling their daughter’s pet rabbit in a pot of water! Watch out Teddy!
Or David’s horde of female fans would pour their wrath on Kim for daring to soil their darling angel with her presence and crassness. What a reality show that would make – David Archuleta trying to keep up with the Kardashians.
I wonder what would Bruce Jenner – the other male chump in this sordid saga – would feel about that?