If you haven't been living under a rock, you know that 2009 has been the year of the Kardashian family--Bruce, Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendell, and Kylie. With their shows Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami plus the surprise pregnancy, wedding, break ups and make ups the Kardashian's were in the headlines weekly.
Kim Kardashian, the ring leader of PR for the family and herself, made headlines at the beginning of the year for her photo spread in GQ magazine with her beau Reggie Bush--the shoot was amazing, they both looked unbelievable. Less than a month later Kim and her booty had to defend themselves against some haters who got a hold of un-air brushed photographs from her solo Complex shoot, where she said "So what I have cellulite. What curvy girl doesn't?" Completely unfazed stating also that airbrushing is an industry standard.
Khloe, this year, stepped into her own spotlight starting by appearing on Donald Trumps show Celebrity Apprentice in April. Her work ethic had nothing to do with her being hired, the Donald promptly gave Khloe the boot for her 2007 DUI; Khole went online and railed The Donald for his dismissal of her, Kim weighed in in support of Khloe saying that "[Khloe] obviously made an awful mistake but definitely has taken responsibility for her actions and we are all very proud of her." One thing that we have learned about the Kardashian's beside that their booties are au natural is that they have each others backs, always.
Continuing her time in the spotlight Khloe and Kourtney move to Miami to open another one of their Dash stores. E! Network decides to do a spinoff of Keeping Up With the Kardashians called Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, the show is an immediate success, breaking records for most viewers on the season premiere. The two recently single sisters moved to Miami and became the "kissing bandits." They definitely lived up the single life and had some really crazy experiences in Miami as a result.
Don't count out patriarch Bruce Jenner who had a corrective face lift that changed his life. He no longer looks like the doctor was multi-tasking during his surgery, you look good Bruce. Kris and family were extremely happy with the result, so are we Brucey, so are we.
On the body front Kim Kardashian released work out videos, Fit in Your Jeans by Friday, as a way to provide inspiration and help to her fans who crave having a curvaceous body like hers. She also became the spokesman for GNC's QuickTrim, which she quickly recruited Khloe to do with her. I am not sure the pills are the reason Kim looks amazing, I think it is all those hours spent at the gym--according to her Twitter account she frequents the gym for hours on a regular basis.
Break-ups and make-ups, on a trip to Africa with beau Reggie Bush and sister Khloe, for Reggie's charity, Kim and Reggie called it quits. Their reasoning, their schedules were too busy, it was too hard to spend time with each other. The break up did not last long, they got back together right before the NFL season kick off. Yay! I love them as a couple, they are so cute and real.
Another make-up by default, or not, was Kourtney and boyfriend of two years Scott. Before Miami Kourtney broke up with Scott, but on a trip to Miami Scott and Kourtney conceived a baby, who is due on Christmas, or any day now! The family had to deal with their issues with Scott--both physically and emotionally, but they have all reconciled and are excitedly awaited the birth of Kourtney and Scott's baby.
Another unexpected surprise was Khloe's quick nuptials with L.A. Laker Lamar Odom. They met a month before they got married--love at first sight I guess. The wedding was taped as a special episode for Keeping Up With the Kardashians where America got to share the emotionally ups and downs of the marriage. Khloe says she has never been happier--I hope the marriage lasts longer than the engagement.
Sunday, December 13th is the season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians--where I guess there are more surprises and drama, no doubt. I predict we will be seeing and hearing a lot more from the Kardashian's for a long time--they have almost perfected the art of keeping themselves in the public, and I am not going to lie, I don't hate it.