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Kim Kardashian

Divorce Turns Ugly

Reality TV On Trial

2/7/2012 12:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
The Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries divorce has become a bitter fight, and we've learned Kris' lawyer intends to put reality TV on trial ... but that could blow up in his face.

Sources tell us ... Kris and his lawyer, Lee Hutton, want to "expose the M.O. of reality TV" by proving Kim had no intention of staying married to him, but just wanted big ratings for her reality show.

Now here's the irony. The duo wants to prove their point by asking the judge to allow TMZ and TV stations to broadcast the trial -- something that the judge might find a tad hypocritical ... not that we're complaining.

TMZ broke the story ... Kim filed for divorce on grounds of "irreconcilable differences." Kris has countered that he wants the marriage annulled based on fraud.

Kris has a couple of problems with the fraud claim. First of all, he's the one who proposed. Second, the publicity has made him famous and marketable and he'll make millions more than he would have otherwise.

And another big point in Kim's favor ... We've learned the prenup is extremely long and complicated ... accounting for what would happen years into the future. Why would she go through the time and trouble of having a long prenup if she planned on pulling the plug on the marriage within a few months?

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Gerald and Kitten Dowden -- who became a real life "Beverly Hillbillies" family when they found oil on their property in Louisiana last year -- recently booked a trip to Dubai ... and TMZ has the pics.

Ever since the family struck it rich, they've been treating themselves to the finer things in life ... and when we asked why they decided to travel to the Middle East, Kitty told us ... "because we CAN!”

Mama Dowden says the couple rode dune buggies, participated in an authentic Bedouin dinner ... and of course, treated themselves to a camel ride.

Kitty adds, "We would definitely go back again, it was a great experience!"

Better hope that well doesn't dry up ...




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Former "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is back on TV this week with "Smash" -- but this time, she's venturing into scripted territory.

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16.

steve    

TMZ has got to show this low class drama as it plays out. Kris can go back to the NBA nd Kim can hit and city in mexico ans sart in her own donkey show

886 days ago
17.

Lu    

Kris and Kim you both need to grow up............

886 days ago
18.

mike    

Because Kims a whore and would do anything for a buck. She made a pig tape didn't she. I would take the time to write a pre nep if I was going to make millions. That whole family are a bunch of blood sucking leaches look what they did to Bruce Jenner

886 days ago
19.

addie    

WHO CARES?

886 days ago
20.

Easy Smith    

Kim is trash.!!!!!!!

886 days ago
21.

Ave Joe    

The Reason Kim Had a Long Pre Nup? She had to protect her Fortune..any lawyer would have advised her to do that, regardless of the Reason to Marry..

Who's to say He wasn't after Her $?
and you can bet HIS Lawyer wants to get everydime her can for his Client.. OF course that He gest 33% means little...

I bet he just got Grossed out on how Kim Really looks 1st thing in the Morning, w/o Make up on..
That's why you want to Take them Swiming and Skin Diving to see what their Face Really looks like..

886 days ago
22.

Julies    

The Whoredashians strike again!

886 days ago
23.

julie    

tmz should know this, but if the divorce goes to court it would be public anyways so any reporters or camera people could be there. Kris wouldnt have to invite them... its public access.

886 days ago
24.

Rose    

Kris was not mature enough for marriage... Too rough for Kim and and not really social. Kim rushed she really wants the marry/baby thing and loneliness can make you go the wrong way like desperate....

886 days ago
25.

Retrogirl    

I think both kardashian and Humphries are a bunch of idiots who both knew that this so called fairy tale wedding was just for her dumb ass reality show... I hope that it all blows up in both of thier faces cause they are both nobodies, yet people seem to worship them... Only goes to show what kind of hell this world is going to...

886 days ago
26.

JTFloore    

exactly HOW has the marriage/divorce made kris humphries "marketable"? and exactly HOW is his newfound infamy going to enable him to "make millions"? i'm eager to hear tmz's answer.

886 days ago
27.

shannon g    

This dude is a man-child. The more he keeps this attack mess going, the more it proves that Kim did the right thing. Get rid of his a$$.

886 days ago
28.

NORMAN    

"Why would she go through the time and trouble of having a long prenup if she planned on pulling the plug on the marriage within a few months?"

You're kidding, right? Prenups were invented for this! So that a person couldn't Wed someone & divorce them less then 3 months into the Marriage and walk away with Half their assets. Just saying...

886 days ago
29.

Jackie    

Kim didn't do anything to Kris that he didn't want done! After all, he asked her to marry him, she didn't propose to him. The reason the marriange didn't work out is because he is such an immature little boy, and she found that out after the marriage. She tried to talk to him and work things out, but he pouted and acted like a spoiled brat. They never could come to a compromise about anything. I think they should have sought counseling before talking divorce. He just wasn't her type from the beginning. She got caught up in the hype and now they both are paying for it. He should go his way and she go her way and forget about trying to make things bad for the other. Grow up Kris H, and act like a man for a change.

886 days ago
30.

Matt    

The kardashians are a cancer on the earth.
Why this family of ghouls are given any attention, is beyond me.
I hope this poor idiot exposes these morons for what they are. Snake oil slaesmen.

886 days ago
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