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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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Flaunts New Mom Curves

In First Appearance Since Baby!


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Beyonce put her new curves on display in a tight red-orange Alice Temperly dress, which she paired with some bedazzled Christian Louboutin heels -- proving she's still as stylish as ever since having a baby.

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Humping in Dubai


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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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Reality Stars Turned Actors!


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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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31.

GARUS    

WHO THE "BLEEP" CARES ABOUT THESE IDIOTIC KARDASHIAN SISTERS. OH MY GOD WHAT A MONUMENTAL WASTE OF HUMAN TIME. OR BEYONCE'S STOMACH MINUS HER BABY. MAKE ME PUKE WHY DON'T YOU. WHO CARES? THOSE THAT DO, HAVE "NO" LIVES OF THEIR OWN. THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS IN THIS WORLD THAN THE "B.S." THEY PRINT ABOUT THESE WOMEN. THEY ARE MILLIONAIRES WITH BORING LIVES.

987 days ago
32.

jon    

I hate to tell you this but basketball players make it on their ability on the basketball court. If they do not do the job, they are gone. Who they marry or shack up with or divorce has nothing to do with his ablility to play basketball. This will not help him make money from basketball.

987 days ago
33.

tommyboy07    

Hey, Kris...really want to expose her for what she is...show her famous video tape. Actually, why the hell you married her AFTER seeing it is really the question. Your about as looney as a Warner Bros. cartoon. Most men would gag knowing about that tape and wanting her as a wife.

987 days ago
34.

Natalie    

I am happy that Kim Kardashian is divorcing Kris Humphries i truly did not think it would last. He was just not right for her but hey anything could have happened. The girl said she was not happy! I'm just glad she found out sooner then later. People make mistakes all the time give the girl a break things happen and life goes on.

987 days ago
35.

Marie Brandon    

This is STILL publicity for those "K" people! Oh when will they go away?!

987 days ago
36.

Mickey    

I think they are both at fault - she just wanted to be married for whatever reason - ratings or to be married. He wanted to be married for stardom....never heard of him prior to this. He comes across as a child and child like thinking. She comes across as the 'poor me' - cry on a dime.....so immature and childish.

987 days ago
37.

yannaro    

Laugh (ho, ho, ho, ho,etc), barf, yawnnnnnnnn, sleep.

987 days ago
38.

Leslie    

hey lawyer wannabe don't quit your day job ...

987 days ago
39.

nancy    

Sure she would go to that trouble...she has attorneys who are paid to think like that! What did she have to loose by making even THAT look good? I think she is a mess and he was crazy to fall into a trap like that. Kim was way too old to not know better than to rush into that fairytale as she called it. I think the Kardashians need a vaction from tv for awhile..my opinion and yes, I did discontinue viewing the show.

987 days ago
40.

DICK GASSEN    

DON'T GIVE A DAMN!

987 days ago
41.

Dakota    

I don't like Kris H, but I like the Kardashian's even less. Of course this was all about rating, and also making Kris more known to the public, he's not exactly one on the top NBA players. But the show shined light on his name. But I believe he was used, and he just wants people to know reality programs ARE scripted!

987 days ago
42.

Josephine    

does anyone watch the K show anymore? I mean really who wouls stoop so low?

987 days ago
43.

Gregg    

It amazes me how the standards have plummeted in American "entertainment". We watch "reality" TV...and think it is real. (Imagine a television crew in your living room...light and sound technicians, camera and director, etc.) Would your family behave like nobody else was there? Of course not! We are a nation of superficial, plastic people who watch and admire phonies! It's the de-evolution of a once-great society! No need for tickets, because we are all the "stars"!

987 days ago
44.

MAW    

What a bunch of trash these people are.

987 days ago
45.

BTDT    

Note to Beyonce, verticle pleats.

987 days ago
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