TMZ is reporting that the Kardashians signed a deal for three more seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that pays the family around 40 million dollars for three seasons. The figures seem to suggest that Kris, Bruce, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim will make around 2 million per season for a total of 6 million dollars each. Rob, Kylie and Kendall will make around a million per season for a total of three million each for the three seasons. Each of those two groups will make the same salary as the other people in the group. Lamar signed his own deal that combines his appearances on Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Khloe and Lamar. Scott, and son Mason have their own deals outside of this one. I would imagine his deal is somewhere in between the one and two million dollar per season rate. Who knows what Mason is paid. I think Mason may be the first kid in reality TV to draw a pay check. This pay is strictly for filming and does not include their many other businesses and endorsements. Aren’t you happy for them?
I’m not a Kardashian fan. I’m really not. Somehow though, I became a Khloe fan. I admit that I am a sucker for Khloe and Lamar. I don’t watch it on Sunday nights, because there is way too much on, so that means I catch it on weekends. Perhaps, I am in a vulnerable place when that Ryan Seacrest Production comes on my screen. I should know better, having seen hard evidence that lots of the Dubai scenes from Keep Up With The Kardashians were refilmed in a Hollywood studio, than to believe what I see on Khloe and Lamar. I should, but I don’t. I believe. I feel a bit happy to still have some reality TV naïveté left. It’s nice to be able to suspend disbelief and just go with the show.
Last night I was up way too late and saw a bit of Khloe and Lamar in the wee hours of the morning. Lamar had just started playing for the Mavericks and it wasn’t going well. He was depressed and Khloe was trying to fix everything. It was a rather sad episode. The kind that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you want everything to be alright. But it’s not alright. Lamar was benched for the season today and unofficially released to go back to Kardashian land. Lamar won’t be playing again until next season if then. He may just retire. I know it’s naive, but I just hope that Khloe and Lamar survive this. I want to believe in their happily ever after.