Lessons learned from trying to “Keep up with the Kardashians”

Posted: September 28, 2009 by Jessie Assimon in POP - pop culture
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It’s a classic scenario. Boy meets girl, girl announces they’re dating and the next week tabloids announce that boy and girl are engaged. Girl then confirms the news that in a few days she’s getting married.

The happy and delusional couple.

The happy and delusional couple.

Wait, that hasn’t happened to you or your friends yet? Oh, right, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re probably not a “celebrity.” As Khloe Kardashian, 24, and her family taught me this week, in celebville, meeting someone and then marrying them four weeks later is “romantic” and completely normal (in order to boost your show’s ratings).

If you don’t know who the Kardashians are then you’ve obviously been living under a rock for the past few years. The Kardashians are everyone’s favorite E! reality show family and despite their late father, Robert Kardashian’s, fame as O.J. Simpson’s lawyer, shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami (not to mention Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with singer Ray J) brought the family up the Hollywood food chain.

Khloe Kardashian’s dating has always been an issue on the show. As a fan, I try to keep myself up to date up on the sisters’ love lives, so I was rather shocked when three weeks ago I read the headline “Khloe Kardashian Dating L.A. Lakers Player,” on www.People.com. The lucky Laker happens to be Lamar Odon, 29, a father of two, who, according to the tabloids comes with plenty of baby mama baggage.

The cast - er - family of E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians."

The cast - er - family of E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians."

Fast forward to September 18, when www.People.com announced that Kardashian and Odom are engaged. I don’t know about you, but if I did this my mother would probably send me to the psych ward.  How did Kris Jenner, Kardashian’s mother, handle the news? She told Ryan Seacrest that she thinks quickie weddings are “romantic.”

Yes, I bet if my mother had a reality show to promote, a quickie wedding of mine would be “romantic” as well. Am I the only person who thinks this scenario is just disastrous? I’m under the assumption that this family thinks the wedding, that took place on September 27, is normal. 

And if this is normal, I better start saving up my money for a wedding present; my younger sister is going on a first date tonight and if America’s favorite reality family is setting marriage standards, I’m going to need to buy a toaster in four weeks.

~Jessie Assimon

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  2. gemma ghosn says:

    i love you guys especially khloe you remind me of my self ….

  3. Katie says:

    Yo Jessie, am I invited to your sister’s wedding?

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