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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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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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kris is a spoiled and rather ignorant
jock boy who has been catered to his whole

What amazes me is stupid people like that
have the money and never shave.

899 days ago

Tom Mustin    

I think he is GAY!

899 days ago

Sam Lupowitz    

Given the obvious cir***stances, and regardless of what Kim's real intentions were, the judge should simply annul the 75-day marriage an award Kris with the return of the engagement ring.

899 days ago


And, this is called news analysis:

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?

Well, dear analyst, because she had a lot to lose if things did not work out! That's why the long prenuptual! Sheesh.

899 days ago


Kris is still hunting for his fame, and the only way he can keep in the spotlight is to continue to be connected to Kim. How sad is that?

899 days ago

Mr. G    

Now that Herman and Lily split up I wonder who gets the home on 1313 Mockingbird Lane?

899 days ago


Who cares?

899 days ago


The Kardashians are from lawyer s*** that's why there is a prenup. Any reason why she wouldn't want to protect her money, money is her first and only love. I just hope Kris Humphries gets a loophole and runs all the way to the bank. And didn't hump free! Besides her real father, what has any of them done but Kim's porno? She's the only star, PORN STAR that is. Really Harvey you being friends with Kim's father should know he would want a prenup. I heard that the real reason for the divorce was Kris didn't want to do a sequel to Kim's last porno.

899 days ago


Good for Kris, she did it all for the publicity. Just like Kourtney not allowing Scot to sleep with her, but as soon as the divorce went sour, she comes up pregnant. Mom must sit up all night dreaming of new ways to reinvent her show. I think it is trash, I do not care to watch it, not even the divorce. It's time for E to show they have class and shut them down. The marriage was fraud. The wife goes with the husband, and she never had intentions of living with Kris, she refused to move near his job. She is mean and vicious and proved it when she drew up her fists to hit him, like Dr. Drew says, " spousal abuse". She is a sick woman from a sicker family. I hope Kris takes her to the cleaners, maybe then she could cry real tears.

899 days ago


If anyone believes in "reality" TV then I have a bridge I can sell you cheap. Suckers are born every minute in America. They will latch on to anything that will give their meaningless lives hope or change.

898 days ago

ed baggett    

Kim Kardashian can't act,sing,dance,...she can't do a thing but mess up people's lives. Just boot her ass off the air !

898 days ago


Will someone please cancel this poor use of digital programming. Good grief what is it a "how to" for spoiled brats and disfunctional families...ENOUGH!

898 days ago

How's your daddy    

Why would anyone want to see Kim Kardasshian get divorced
on TV? Don't let her make any more money on this scam.
She not even any good at making porn. I hope this cow just
goes away. Far away.

898 days ago


Kim didn't want him doing anything. She had a naked man in her apartment, but she got mad when he had some of his friends in. She went on one of her media trips, but didn't want Kris going on any of his. She got mad because he would not be her 'puppet'

898 days ago


Wait, you mean "reality TV" isn't real?? Kris Humphries must be a moron if that's what he wants to "expose". Everyone (well, at least people that I know) knows those shows are all BS......

898 days ago
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