Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Kardashians Meet Oprah



What?  You don't know who the Kardashians are?  You must be living under a rock.

For those of you who do, I thought I would take a minute and write about the recent interview that Oprah Winfrey had with the "famous" (believe it or not, they don't like to be referred as famous) family.  

On the OWN channel, Oprah recently visited the Kardashia/Jenner home for a big "production" interview.  They showed some behind the scenes preparation and the family actually seemed excited to meet Oprah.  It's hard for me to believe that this was supposed to be the first time they all ever met.  Hollywood is not that big that these people haven't ran into each other at least once before.

The interviews take place over a couple different episodes of the show, the first has already been aired and the other will be following soon.

In the first show, Oprah interviewed all of the Kardashian siblings: Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert.  She asked them about their lives and how they felt about being in the spotlight and asked them how they felt being managed by their mom.  There were many times that Oprah asked questions she felt America was wanting to know such as, "Do you feel your mom is "pimping" you out?"  "Are you famous for being famous", etc.  These questions seem to irritate the family just a little bit.

Next, Oprah interviewed momma Kardashian, Kris Jenner.  This interview seemed really uncomfortable and was staged around the kitchen table, with baskets of lemons and limes bringing more life to the scene than the actual interview.  I did notice that in all of the interviews, the family had much more to say and they were cut off by Oprah, I mean, after all, they only had so much time and have to edit the stuff that's not so important.

Last, Kim Kardashian was interviewed.  I must say, Kim knows how to interview.  She answered everything very well and seemed "well rehearsed" with her come-backs.  I am not doubting her sincerity, I really believe that Kim is just a normal human being living in and craving the limelight.  She was asked about her infamous "sex tape" and her second, short-lived marriage and how she felt about them.  Her answers to those questions made me think that maybe the Kardashians are more down-to-earth than I had believed.

I will continue to watch all of the Kardashian series of TV shows and I will definitely not miss Oprah's second interview with the family.  I might even read Kris's book, sounds like it might be pretty juicy.

 

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