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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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The 30-year-old singer stepped out last night for the first time since giving birth in to her little girl with Jay-Z last month.

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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46.

art    

SandraB if you are going to shill for penny auction web sites at least learn how to spell it is (LOWES NOT LOEWS )

935 days ago
47.

robert rassias    

oh mannn chris go eat that family alive bro... take all their money, they probably didnt earn it anyways........
not to forget :kim" = skank.lol

935 days ago
48.

Lew     

She probably had it ready for any idiot that she married! lol

935 days ago
49.

Mary Ann Moseley    

Go for it, Kris. I'm on your side. The lifestyle of the Kardashians is nothing short of trashy and disgusting. You had better be glad you are getting out of that bunch of attention getters. They think they are the cat's meow. I personally can't stand them. I turn the channel when they come on.

935 days ago
50.

lisa    

The Hump was a dump from day 1. He was rough, crude, dumb, boring, bored, hypercritical, illmannered, etc. The only surprise is that kim did not appear to notice these "attributes" until after the honeymoon....

935 days ago
51.

Deputy53    

I hope he takes the rotten BITCH for all he can! The whole Kardashian brood is one screwed up bunch. I am so sick of reading about them EVERYDAY. Kinda like when my "brothers" busted Pee-Wee Herman..he was on the news & in the paper everyday on the West Coast of Florida for weeks. IF Jenner schooled these kid's in HOW to do this..a pox on him! I just want the whole family to disappear in the media. But it will NOT happen they make too much money for the middlemen.

935 days ago
52.

robert rassias    

oh man chris get all their money,,,,lemme see
in spanish kim would be called ELSHANK"O...LOL

935 days ago
53.

robert rassias    

ANYONE NOTICE THIS CHICK HAS A HUGE" BOOTAY?

935 days ago
54.

Clara    

If you Don't pan to stay married, your prenup can have jut about any condition in it you want. Trump's prenup to Marla said that she would get half his fortune if they divorced after five years. Funny that he pulled the plug on their marriage just short of that. If she'd have read it, she would have known that he wasn't going to part with anything like that. K's prenup is just the same kind of smoke screen.

935 days ago
55.

MKG    

It says divorce turns ugly. What, did Kim show up for trial?

935 days ago
56.

max berger    

please no more articles about pimps and whores, thank you

935 days ago
57.

danite67    

is there anyway possible these people could keep this to themselves? maybe do pay for view and the rest of the world would be at peace.

935 days ago
58.

dmgg711    

He planned the whole scam to get his name marketable. He started in 2004 with the Utah Jazz at $1,481,400 through the New Jersey Nets in 2010 at $3,200,000 and he signed a new contract for one-year at $8 million
Their marriage ceremony reportedly earned the couple $17.9 million. While the portion of that sum that ultimately ends up in Humphries' bank account (after Kim's cut and the wedding expenses) is unclear, the haul is more than he has reportedly earned while toiling in the Association for the better part of a decade.

Now he wants to bring in more money to add to his already millions while his name is hot and well known. Might as well cash in while he can because he’s a s*** bag and very controlling and mentally abusive. Maybe his next marriage will cost him millions and he becomes a has-been.

935 days ago
59.

Lfdlarry    

Kim's family is all about money nothing more, I would think Kim has a very long prenup just to look good after all if anyone knows how to write something in their favor and make it look good it would be Kim and her Mother. Again everything that comes out of her mouth in "Money". Nobody with such a high profile would ever end a marriage so fast if it was not only for publicity and high ratings, This would bring much more millions to Kim for this stunt for this high viewing on Kim's TV show the build up alone most have brought Kim millions. After all it's her show she get's the paid the most. It is clear this was a stunt with no feeling to the price Kris would pay in the long run. Kris could never run this fast over the line to call this a "Touchdown". I'm sure Kim and her sisters with mom had a careful planed out ending for this with their lawyers writing shorthand in the background. Best to you Kris I think Kim and her show is on the way out.

935 days ago
60.

RobinD323    

SHUT IT! Harvey!! everyone knows you are in BED with Kris Jenner & Kim Kardashian..You point out the very obvious problems with KRIS H. with claims that you can't even BACK UP! How do you know he's made millions and he could have never done it on his own without KIM???? Where is your PROOF? Your a lawyer or so-called lawyer after all. You are so in bed with this family..try and be a little "fair & balanced" even though your not FOX and never will be. The Kardashian's will be YOUR downfall..I'm not a loyal TMZ follower anymore. I've found other places to get my news and I refuse to watch you on my tv anymore! TMZ sucks--KIM K.'s butt!!

935 days ago
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