Kim Kardashian isn’t happy. Apparently, the tabloids have “tried to tarnish the motive behind [her Haiti] visit and have written completely ridiculous and untrue things.” The primary culprit in question is the National Enquirer
, who claimed that she used the trip to “spend a fortune pampering herself.” Though I understand her frustration if the story is in fact false, that still doesn’t change the timing of this visit, or the transparent attempt to restore her image in the press. Most celebrities that do charity work send press releases to blogs to garner positive PR (I know this because I often get the press releases). My guess is that this visit was well-calculated. Having said that, I’m still supportive. Sometimes selfishness can still produce positive results.
I’m often confused by a Producer’s decision to remove controversial segments of a show. Sure, they might cause a stir, but it makes for great television, and it would certainly make headlines. Plus, it’s real. Reports are circulating that Christina Aguilera is a diva on the new show, The Voice, and she recently took aim Lady Gaga while critiquing a contestant’s performance. If it’s true that Aguilera insulted Gaga (which wouldn’t be the first time), then they should have aired the segment. People would surely tune in to see her antics. Though this story came out of The National Enquirer and is therefore subject to speculation, my experience tells me that reports of diva behavior are usually true. Employees on the show often become infuriated enough to blab to tabloids, in hopes of damaging the reputation of terrible celebrities.
Denise Richards used twitter to debunk the rumors that she has “rekindled her romance” with Richie Sambora. Richards said, “for the record..richie sambora and I are NOT back together..the enquirer’s “source” is an idiot…no truth.” I suppose that Richards’ adamant denial has something to do with how much bad press that relationship got her in the first place. So this probably strikes a very angry chord. I would; however, like these two to reunite. I thought they were cute together, and judging from the whispers I’ve heard from the Hollywood rumor mill, she did not actually break up his marriage to Heather Locklear.