Kim Kardashian’s People cover that went for $1.5 million has been released and evidently that amount doesn’t include the groom. Kris Humphries was on the $300,000 engagement cover for People but for his own wedding he’s chopped liver.
You could almost feel sorry for him. People didn’t trust that including him with his weak celebrity would garner the sales needed to recoup their spend. Lamar Odom’s a bigger sports name and even he was shoved to the back of an OK! wedding cover that featured the Kardashian sisters in its foreground. Humphries is just left out altogether. Thus is the power of his star as Kardashian’s second husband.
There’s no real People story to go with this cover, their article reads as a shill to encourage sales “PLEASE buy this, we really need to make the money back.” There are some generic quotes from the couple about the year’s most garish wedding of two people who are delusional enough to compare themselves to the British royal couple (a detached example from Page Six would be the teammates of Humphries who call him “Kate Middleton” because he “married into royalty”). People have a really weird definition of American royalty, low standards. Rich does not equal royal.
Us Weekly has far more interesting stories than People Magazine this week, as does everyone else for that matter. Us Weekly claims guests at the wedding had a miserable time because of the intrusion of the 200 E! staffers producing this circus.
Fairy tale or fake? Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries’ Aug. 20 wedding could yield $17 million for the bride and groom, her family and E! show producers — and the festivities were accordingly bedazzled.
“There were rhinestones up the wazoo!” one guest tells the new Us Weekly, out now, adding that the huge affair was “100 percent Kardashian,” with a Swarovski-crystal cross at the altar, 200-plus staffers and plenty of TV cameras documenting the whole thing for an October TV special on E!
“It was so hard to take it all seriously,” another guest says. Kardashian, 30, even told guests repeatedly “This is our version of the royal wedding!” according to another insider.
Adds another pal, “Everybody felt awkward, like it was all for the cameras and more like a TV show than a wedding.”
Still, there were some sweet moments. Although the groom’s family “mostly looked appalled by the entire thing,” the Humphries brood “cheered when Kim and Kris were pronounced husband and wife.” - via Us Weekly.
The crew were under people’s feet and the scale and tackiness overwhelmed his family. As you may have noticed from the wedding photos, there was a camera at the actual altar draped in white with a crew member wearing the same (to help blend in). The couple even wore mics at the altar rather than using a more-intrusive boom mic.
Sounds about right. Us Weekly sounds spot on.