Khloe Kardashian just can't catch a break. Rumors are a swirlin' that she's been fired from her hosting duties at The X-Factor. What a bad year for Khloe. She watches one sister give birth and another get pregnant while she still struggles with infertility. She had her show with husband Lamar Odom cancelled while Kim and Kourtney's show is still going strong. She's continually dogged by rumors that she and Lamar are on the rocks. And though she was the first Kardashian to break out of the reality show pack with a major primetime TV gig, she's apparently lost it. And, even worse, her co-host, Mario Lopez, has reportedly been asked back. *Sniff*
A source tells The New York Post:
They are asking Mario to come back, but not Khloe.
Ouch. Critics and the public have been saying that Khloe seemed ill at ease and unprofessional during her time on the show -- occasionally saying things that made everyone cringe. While this works on the downmarket Kardashian vehicles -- it wasn't quite a fit for a primetime, major network gig.
Khloe has made her name being brash and dirty, but that didn't go over so well on a family-friendly variety show. At one point, she sat on Simon Cowell's lap and asked if was "excited." (Probably not.)
Could this be the beginning of the end of the reign of the Kardashians? Part of their appeal has always been their trashy, free-wheeling talk and behavior -- which has settled down now that everyone is either married or with child (though not both!)
And considering none of them can sing, dance, act, or play the sitar -- I can't see any of them making the transition into entertainment realms that require genuine talent. Maybe they need to hook up with Paris Hilton and start a show called Reality Star Rehab or something.
No word from the Kardashians yet whether this rumor is true -- but I'm sure if it is, they'll twist it to say that Khloe chose to leave to "pursue other opportunities" or some such.
I can see Khloe -- probably the most popular sister -- having her own talk show eventually. But she'll have to get some more experience under her belt first. Meanwhile, she's still got that gig shilling Kotex vayjay products! Rah!
What do you think the future holds for Khloe?
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