Mickey McKean sent over this link to an article comparing Kim Kardashian to Kate Gosselin, in which the author opines that both reality TV participants thought their stars would never fall.
According to the author, the family that captivated reality television and built the house of E! is coping with a vertiginous reversal of fortune in the same way that Kate, who helped build the house of TLC, has. "She thought she was Teflon and she's being proved wrong," publicist is quoted as saying about Kim kardashian. "She's the new Kate Gosselin."
Last weekend's "Saturday Night Live" offered an acid parody that portrayed the Kardashians as airheads who prattle on about anal bleaching. In the sketch, mom Kris Jenner is played by Kristin Wiig as an attention-seeking, plastic-surgery addict, while soon-to-be ex-husband Kris Humphries was rendered a monosyllabic simpleton.
"The only way people are going to stop hating her is if she goes away for awhile," the publicist stated about Kim, although he could have just as easily been describing Kate Gosselin. "But I doubt this woman will ever do that. She'd go nuts to be away for even five minutes."
In this article Kim andKate are both portrayed as entitled divas who don't care who they trample on the way to stardom. Kim's ruthlessness in her quest for fame is evidenced by her brief marriage to Kris Humphries while Kate's is evidenced by her choosing her reality TV life over her ex-husband Jon. Jon has stated that he would have been perfectly happy to have never done reality TV and his attempts to get his children out of the public eye and back into having normal childhoods are well documented.
One thing is clear when it comes to either reality TV star, or anyone else in reality TV, for that matter. The public doesn't like being tricked, condescended to, or treated like idiots, and they WILL tune out.
In unrelated news, the Red Cross has been receiving complaints about Kate insinuating herself into being affiliated with them by draping herself psuedo-seductively in a Red Cross flag in a picture on her personal web site. According to the Red Cross, they have had no communication with Kate and they did not give her permission to affiliate herself with them. Looks like kate's using the Red Cross to continue trying to build her new everywoman-goodmom-solidcitizen image (since the Hollywood A-List and sexbomb images sunk like the Titanic.) This is rather ironic given her local notoriety for endangering herself, her children and others by parking in fire lanes.
Well, there's one difference between Kate and kim Kardashian, anyway. Kardashian never would have done this kind of endorsement without ample renumeration.