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Thursday's Connectors of the Day – Kim and Khloe Kardashian

December 7th, 2009
03:01 PM ET

“Reality Killed the Video Star”, the name of Robbie Wiliams new album, and expressing the sentiment shared by many – that Reality TV has taken over the scheduling of mainstream television.

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“Keeping up with the Kardashians” is the ultimate incarnation of reality-vision. Produced by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, it documents the lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family, including socialite and playboy model Kim Kardashian, who got in to the news for her less-than-intimate liaisons with former boyfriend Ray J.

Expect melodrama, histrionics, shopping, partying, gossip, back-stabbing, and L.A. lifestyle to the max.

Last month a much anticipated wedding episode featured Khloe Kardashian’s wedding to Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom, pulled in 3.2 million viewers – a record rating for the E! entertainment network.

The extended episode included the typical Kardashian dramatics, including Khloe's stepfather Bruce Jenner losing his cool when he found out about her engagement on television.

To talk about reality tv, nude photographs, celebrity weddings and generally what it’s like to live like Paris Hilton, Kim and Khloe Kardashian appear on Thursday’s show as our connectors of the day.

Post your comments about the sisters here.

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  1. Gbakinro Opeyemi

    How do you girls come about the name of your clothing line "DASH"

    December 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm | Reply
  2. Ursula Windsor

    What have you done to deserve having a TV programme? What have you done to deserve being "famous"? You're just catching in on your dad and step dad's popularity but the 3 of you have achieved nothing so far.

    December 7, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  3. Nicholas Scaife

    Kim...how do you trust someone in a romantic relationship when you know that there are thousands of men out there that would be after you just for your celebrity and or money?

    December 7, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  4. tinsae b dahle

    i love you tv show big fun

    December 7, 2009 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  5. tinsae b dahle

    R u guys interstaed on some one that wants to work for you ? it would have been a dream come true !!please make my dream come true

    December 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  6. Jesse James

    are you kidding???? FROM KAR "dash" IANS!!

    December 7, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  7. Sally

    Why won't you go away?

    December 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm | Reply
  8. Prescilla sejoe

    Khloe, I just cringe at the way you talk to Bruce! Is this for the show or are you just that disrectpectful in your nature?

    Kim, Do you somehow feel outshined by your sisters who are not as successful as you career wise but have progreesed farhter than you in their personal life.

    December 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Reply
  9. Mikael

    Is there any reason that all of you never had an Armenian boyfriend? Or there was please tell us about it.

    Please do not delete my comment it is very important for a lot of Armenian men!!!!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  10. Whitney

    Why are you famous??

    December 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  11. Matthew Cortellesi

    It seems like you guys are always taking...can you share with us some examples of how you give back to society?

    December 7, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  12. veronica

    pleaseeee, the picture of the pregnat KArdashian was horrible, terrifing! she desent look atractive at all. it was really bad idea to publish that picture, and please have some privet life, if you do it for the money, is enough! you guys need some values and privecy.

    very bulgar the all thing!e

    December 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  13. Al


    You are by far one of the most beautiful women around (on my all time top 3 list). How tall are you (with and without heels)? This might be a personal question and you don't have to answer it if you don't want to, but do you smoke cigarettes? I am just trying to finalize my rankings for my top 3 list and these questions are crucial! 🙂
    Love you!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  14. sammieb51

    How much time is left on their 15 minutes? How soon will it be over?

    December 7, 2009 at 9:46 pm | Reply
  15. francis

    I will luv to meet u Kim!!

    December 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  16. Cass

    Hello Ladies,
    Have you ever considered expanding your brand like developing "Dash Dolls" for girls (actual dolls & clothing line) or developing a line to be sold in an anchor store for a premier boutique look that's accessible to everyone? Also have you considered establishing an informative media outlet that combines fashion, travel and culture?

    December 7, 2009 at 10:14 pm | Reply

    See you in L.A. Sisters. I am a fan from Singapore.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Reply
  18. sarah

    wow someone really forced these two to get along for the cameras! 😛 best to always keep it real

    December 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  19. butters

    Kim,would yo go out with me ?

    December 7, 2009 at 10:59 pm | Reply
  20. Jen

    you guys are so hilarious!...never a dull a moment!!

    December 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  21. Dr Bob

    What did you think of the unprovoked invasion of Bajor?

    December 7, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Reply
  22. Maggie

    the only thing I know about this family is they are completley disfunctional.....out of touch with reality....marrying a guy after 1 month....are you kidding???? and the bratty attitudes???...hope they fade into obscurity sooner rather than later....your 15 minutes are up.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:08 am | Reply
  23. Buming

    maybe good or bad which deponds on your taste when you choose. ..

    December 10, 2009 at 2:26 am | Reply
  24. Tim

    So sex sells.... don't blame the chikas...blame western materialism and interest....Can't really say I am any better.... I love looking at these foxy ladies, but my girlfriend hates me for it.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:32 am | Reply
  25. Amrik H

    Thanks girls, whenever I feel like being stupid. I watch your show.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:01 am | Reply
  26. momo

    The family has a strong sense of entitlement. It s a peek into a lifestyle that represents almost no other family in the U.S. , hopefully non-Americans will recognize that these self-centered people are on TV as novelties only. Kardashians, please tell me that when you all grow up you will give back at least as much as you are taking and taking and taking.

    December 10, 2009 at 4:45 am | Reply
  27. John

    Your 15 minutes are up. Please go away now.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:11 am | Reply
  28. Mary Ellen Swenson

    What is your favorite place to travel to?

    December 10, 2009 at 6:43 am | Reply
  29. Ace

    Omg!! are your guys serious?! This thread did not go the way i expected it to.. Well there you have it, this is why they r famous, if these lifeless ppl wanna spend every waking second of their lives watching these deluded young ladies' private life on tv, then the Kardashians are the true victors. Proving & teaching young kids that living a life without values, morals, respect & principle is the American Dream..

    December 10, 2009 at 7:26 am | Reply
  30. Jonny

    Well they certainly make me glad that I don't keep up with reality TV. That and they're pretty damned hideous.

    The Bajorans had it coming.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:48 am | Reply
  31. Jacinto

    This is what is wrong with AMERICA....

    December 10, 2009 at 8:44 am | Reply
  32. etireri odiri

    khloe, u're so so disrespectful. u iritate me though.

    December 10, 2009 at 8:52 am | Reply


    December 10, 2009 at 9:46 am | Reply
  34. Jean-Claude Fabbro

    Well, I am not a US citizen so I don`t have to feel ashamed that trash shows like that are viewed by over 3 million of my compatriots! I lived there for 3 years and I loved it, but It was before that kind of s..t hit the TV screens. When did prostitution on TV become legal there? ... and who`s taking the kids to the play ground when that stuff is on? ... and I am no darn-redneck-church-goer purist, believe me!

    December 10, 2009 at 10:53 am | Reply
  35. EC

    Who cares? Really, are our lives so boring we have to watch spoiled people living extravagant lifestyles few can afford?
    So again, WHO CARES?

    December 10, 2009 at 11:50 am | Reply
  36. Ann Eudoxie

    Quite boring....so ordinary and pretentious – ALL of them..got better things to do with my time than watch that crap again!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 10, 2009 at 11:58 am | Reply
  37. Wayne

    I think Kim Kardashian is beautiful! That being said I don't watch the show. I think reality TV is such a wast of a half hour. I'd rather be experiencing reality.

    December 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  38. Emile

    These girls are talentless... Just be straight, they are on TV because of a sex video

    December 10, 2009 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  39. taiwo olayori

    Why do you guys talk to Bruce like that and is that how you guys live your lives? If the shopws is truely your lives, then you guys are losers

    December 10, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Reply
  40. Paul Embury

    PLEASE...... just go away!

    Too much BS. I really feel sorry for Bruce to be associated with them.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  41. Marina

    don't watch. they are a waste of time.

    December 10, 2009 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  42. Someone in Germany

    The only thing worse than this on televison has the be Bret Michael's endless quest for the perfect living, breathing sex toy in "Rock of Love." The fact that 1) the Kardashians wanted to put their lives on television and 2) that people actually watch it completely flabbergasts me.

    December 10, 2009 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  43. Aires

    Kim just go on n don't mind those headless people to ruined ur mood. Mwah

    December 10, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  44. galeven

    Disgusting. Frivolous, pretentious and untalentted people who have undeserved fame.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  45. Joe

    I could honestly care less about them. I do anything but watch reality tv.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  46. RC

    Who are these people and why should we care?

    December 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm | Reply
  47. JJ

    I don't get it, why are these girls famous??? I've had girlfriends that looked better than these girls, one in particular looked like a much prettier, better shaped Kim and her family has ALOT more money! She ISNT FAMOUS!! This is just dumb! and what were u thinking when you got with Dumb Ray J! And Khloe i actually kinda like you, but what kinda foolishness is this you getting married in a month? Man, i just hope u knew what u were doing and you're happy. And for the other one, the prettiest one (to me) You're baby's dad is SUCH a weirdo, REALLY? you could've done so much better. I like the Parents! Bruce is my Boy!

    December 10, 2009 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  48. Orville

    I don't know, but to make a spectacle of your life and then run it on prime time TV for money is one way to beat the recession. To actually HAVE a life that is noting more than a spectacle as your offering in this life is a pity.

    Your show is no more "reality" based then Bugs Bunny, that is the "reality" and I'm sorry you couldn't find a more interesting place to live and enjoy this life than in front of a TV camera making a fool of yourself by putting your dysfunctional situations on public display.

    On the other hand, record viewers and premium advertising rates speak louder than nobility.

    Good luck. We'll see what kind of shape you're in later in life, maybe that spectacle will be more interesting.

    December 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Reply
  49. ken

    hi i luv the show so much that i cant miss it for anything however i think kim has to act more as a big sis.thanks.ken frm nigeria

    December 10, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  50. Ahmet

    I would like to see the Kardashian sisters (an Armenian name based on the Turkish word "brother") dedicate some airtime to the important issue of Turkish/Armenian relations. Here they have everyone watching but they are not saying anything important. They owe it to their ancestors to be good Armenians and tell the truth, not like the bad one Cher or this liar Atom Egoyan. Haydi girls make use of your fame!

    December 10, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  51. e

    They remind me of Paris Hilton, who came up from nowhere. If they were actresses i could understand, but who are they?????
    Why are they famous, and if so for what. The media will do anything to make a story

    December 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  52. Deborah

    It's a good thing your daddy was rich, otherwise you bimbos would have to go out into the real world and work for a living! Oh no! It may be hard to get a job when you have no talent other than spending daddy's money and posing for camera's. You really need to do something worthwhile with your lives! Help the poor, feed the hungry! Anything, just do something worthwhile for once in your pathetic lives! Mom, you too!

    December 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  53. Walter Zepeda

    I really don't get the fun in watching an hour-long show about the Kardashians' life. What's interesting about that? They have done absolutely nothing extraordinariliy productive with their lives and it's like people admire Kim for opening her legs and have it posted on the internet.

    I will never watch this show because watching it would be supporting this kind of BS on prime time TV instead of supporting better shows. The Kardashian girls are Paris Hilton wannabes and sad part is that Paris Hilton sucks.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  54. og warner

    hey Khloe, Lamar Odom must be blind because to me u look like a ºdude

    December 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  55. Al

    Besides the questions I asked above, I'd also like to know where you stand on: The health care debate, Obama winning the peace prize, the US 5 in Pakistan, and global warming. Please answer in that order.

    Thank you.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  56. Laker LA

    Good think Lamar made you sign a prenup

    December 10, 2009 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  57. Kelly

    Next season....Khloe looking for her biological father who is tall and red haired.

    December 10, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  58. Evie

    I can't understand why in the life of me would CNN even have this on their site. Who are they and how do they matter? This space could be use for something better.

    Somebody please make them go away....
    this is what is on tv for our kids to watch? Do we care at all for the future generation?

    December 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Reply
  59. bob

    Its so sad to see TV glorify spoiled brats like the 3 of them. Then again, they did the same thing with the Hiltons. People who have achieved absolutely nothing in life but get to have celebrity status because they're parents have money or were famous at some point. it’s ok though, both families now have famous porn stars in them (Paris, Kim).

    December 10, 2009 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  60. bob

    Word to all you parents with daughters out there. a great way to teach your kids what kind of people not to be in this world is to let them watch shows with people like this in it going around about their selfish lifestyles.

    What i'd like to know is what are we actually getting from shows like this. we get to see how the clueless spoiled side of our country gets to leave. so out of touch with reality that is almost makes you feel sorry for them. I feel sorry for their parents having to put up with brats like them. Bruce, i feel for you. if i was the parent of these so called women, i'd be sitting in the corner of my room all day shaking and crying asking god what did i do that was so bad in my life to deserve the kids i have now.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  61. Damian

    Come on People, watch the show. Its all set up. Are you people serious. They are really bad actors, and parasites on society. But you will keep watching them and filling their pockets with money.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Reply
  62. Ernst Junger

    They are wealthy, and ubiquitous for no apparent reason.Hollow and trashy ,with an adorably selfish and ignorant posture, fornicating in public, utterly shameless in the Golden Age of Porn and Suicide Bombers...they are the perfect match for Zombie Generation.

    December 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Reply

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