The tabloids have been pretty harsh: speculation that Kardashian tanked her husband’s Lakers career, that she’s struggling to get pregnant, that she miscarried, that Odom cheated with a stripper, that the sexless marriage is on the brink of divorce.
Speaking on Watch What Happens Live, the 27-year-old said: “I don’t think it’s serious. I think it’s too soon. [But] It’s not like some stranger getting into a hurricane.”
Asked about her reality show, she continued: “It’s not like we’re driven to slavery. Everyone has the option [to appear on-camera]. Except for us; except for the ones my mom gave birth to.”
In other Kardashian news, the sisters gave an interview with PAPER Magazine in which they addressed Internet celebrity. These are Kim’s excerpts. Khloe’s excerpts are less-interesting and are at the source.
Kim Kardashian on Google Alerts: “I used to [get alerts], and I got rid of my old e-mail address, and they were on there. It was the big question in my mind: Do I add my Google alert to my new e-mail? I haven’t, and I just feel I have peace of mind now. I would look at it all day long. It doesn’t consume me. I hardly look on the Internet like I used to.”
On whether she meets celebs through Twitter: “I think I met Nicki Minaj that way. I see her all the time at these different events but on Twitter, I was like ‘I’m so excited about your new album,’ and she wrote back cute stuff. I tweeted ‘NeNe Leakes is so amazing.’ We met up in Atlanta. How do you go to Atlanta and not meet up with NeNe?”
On whether she would have become so famous without the Internet: “I don’t think so. I think a lot of our fanbase, and a lot of our connection with people is Internet-based. I think that the Internet has brought on a different kind of celebrity. We are very well aware of who we are, and what our place is. We are so active on Twitter, on our Facebook pages, we are writing back, we are connecting. We enjoy it.”
On Twitter: “Ryan Seacrest was like, ‘You’ve got to get on Twitter. Just try it. Please.’ So I went to Mexico, and got the craziest sunburn. I tweeted a picture of it, and within an hour it was on CNN in Mexico. I was like, ‘I don’t understand this,’ but I’ve been addicted ever since.”
On MySpace and Friendster: “Oh my God, I was obsessed with Friendster. Then I was obsessed with MySpace. I remember working in my Dad’s office and finding people on Friendster from high school.”
On Instagram: “Yes. I follow all of my high school friends, like my real friends who I grew up with and have known since kindergarten. And I wrote an e-mail about my profile, saying, ‘Be warned, I’ll probably be posting some slutty pictures.’ But I haven’t yet. I think Instagram is more artsy. Twitpics are all about glitz and glam. I’ve learned so much about my sisters Kendall and Kylie from following them on Instagram. They Instagram 500 times a day.”
On sleeping by her phone: “It’s on my end table, next to the bed. It’s my alarm.”
On haters: “I love writing them back. People will write me, ‘My phone battery lasts longer than Kim Kardashian’s marriage,’ and I’ll write back, ‘Oh, which phone is that?’ When people are so stupid, you just have to have fun with it. Someone [without a profile photo] will say I’m fat, or a hairy Armenian, and I’ll write back, ‘Oh, that egg picture of yours is so gorgeous.’” - via PAPER Magazine.
Photos of Kim Kardashian wearing an orange Ronald Mouret dress, as did Christina Aguilera on The Voice season two episode 11.