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Wednesday
Nov302011

Keeping Up with the Kardashian Hatred

David Livingston/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The ratings of her latest reality TV show may be up, but Kim Kardashian‘s real-world popularity remains about as high as that of the flu or checked-baggage fees.

Daniel Craig is the latest star to rail against the soon-to-be-single-again reality TV personality and her family.

“Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions,” he said in an interview in the latest issue of British GQ. “I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them. You see that and you think ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f**king idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions.’ I’m not judging it — well, I am obviously.”

President Obama has said he’s not a fan of the family; Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Eric Stonestreet mocked Kardashian’s divorce fiasco at the Country Music Awards. Even Chelsea Handler, whose late-night show airs on the same network as Kardashian’s, has distanced herself, telling MTV, “Luckily, I don’t work at the [E!] building, so I don’t have to hang out with the Kardashians.”

Then there are the hundreds of thousands of people who signed a petition asking E! to take the K-happy gang off television. Still, E!’s Sunday premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York scored 3.2 million viewers, topping the series’ January debut, no doubt thanks to a scene in which Kardashian practices yoga with a naked male instructor.

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Wednesday
Nov162011

Thousands Sign ‘No More Kardashian’ Petition

Don Arnold/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Oh, the Kardashians. Once the darlings of the reality TV world, they’ve become the damned in the eyes of some.

A new online petition is collecting signatures to get E! to cancel the clan’s coterie of series. The Kardashians have long had plenty of critics (kritics?) but Kim Kardashian’s much-ballyhooed 72-day marriage pushed the family’s haters over the edge.

“In a grass roots effort, we have collected [thousands of] signatures for a petition asking E! Entertainment to remove the Kardashian suite of shows from their programming,” petition organizer Cyndy Snider said in a statement to Yahoo TV. “We feel these shows are mostly staged and place an emphasis on vanity, greed, promiscuity, vulgarity and over-the-top conspicuous consumption.”

“While some may have begun watching the spectacle as mindless entertainment or as a sort of ‘reality satire,’ it is a sad truth that many young people are looking up to this family and are modeling their appearance and behavior after them,” Snider said. “I’ll remind you here that the Kardashian family fame largely started with a ‘leaked’ sex tape.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, the petition had more than 70,601 signatures. Want to add your name to the list? Good luck. GoPetition.com, the site hosting the campaign, posted a message on the “No More Kardashian” page Wednesday warning visitors that signatures may not immediately show up because of “very heavy traffic” to the site.

“We apologize for any server outages,” the site said, “but this petition is just off the scale in popularity.”

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Wednesday
Dec082010

Khloe Kardashian: TSA Pat-Downs Akin to ‘Public Rape’

Photo Courtesy -- ABC News(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Actor-director Kevin Smith has spoken out against air travel again, and this time he's joined by Khloe Kardashian and Baywatch babe Donna D'Errico.
 
Smith, who was deemed too fat to fly by Southwest Airlines earlier this year, tweeted his ire about missing a Virgin Airlines flight Monday despite arriving at the gate with first-class tickets minutes before his scheduled departure.
 
Meanwhile, Kardashian is drawing fire for comments she made Monday comparing the process of passing through airport security to being raped in public.

"Well, they basically are just raping you in public," she told George Lopez on his TBS show.

Kardashian said she opted for a pat-down because she didn't want the "X-ray to see everything," but was shocked at how aggressive the screener was.

"They say, 'OK, I'm going to be patting you down and I'm going to be touching the crease of your a--.' That is so inappropriate," she told Lopez, adding, "They are so aggressive and forceful."

Former Baywatch star D'Errico was more reserved discussing her recent experience with airport screening but still questioned why she was singled out for what she called a "naked scan."

"It is my personal belief that they pulled me aside because they thought I was attractive," D'Errico, who posed for the September 1995 issue of Playboy, told AOL News on Monday.

She said a TSA agent told her sarcastically that she was being singled out, "'Because you caught my eye, and they' -- pointing to the other passengers -- 'didn't.'"

D'Errico said she was "outraged" to see the agent "smiling and whispering with two other TSA agents and glancing" at her after the scan.

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