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Kris Jenner takes on Obama

It's hard enough to believe that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are subjects that President Obama has to even think about in passing, let alone discuss during interviews, and yet they are.

Obama made a few disparaging remarks about the couple recently, and it should surprise no one to learn that it didn't sit well with the Kardashian empire matriarch Kris Jenner.

On Friday's episode of her talk show “Kris,” Jenner responded to Obama's critique of the over-the-top lives of West and Kardashian and the effect they have on today's youth, when he explained, “Kids weren't monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.”

And oh, boy, Jenner was not pleased.

“It's really great that people aspire to get a great job … but I wasn't aware that you could only set the bar so high and that we could only dream so big,” Jenner said after she read Obama's remarks aloud on her show. “I was taught: Dream big, work hard and you could have whatever you wanted.”

Jenner then went on to suggest that the president was a bit of a hypocrite for noting that Kim and Kanye live in a 10,000 square foot home. Huffington Post Full story.

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How To Explain Kardashian Wedding?

All over America this week, parents faced a very modern problem: how to explain the Kim Kardashian divorce to their children. How could it be otherwise? America’s latest approximation of a royal wedding is still playing on TV, over and over and over again, even though it’s been more than a week since the professional reality TV starlet told the tabloids that she had filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, a basketball player for the New Jersey Nets. Yet the kids come home from school and there it is on the tube, in high definition: America’s fairy-tale wedding. The cognitive dissonance was smothering. For a while this week, it seemed that the Kardashians were all that America was talking about, Greek debt be damned/Brian Stelter & Noam Cohen, New York Times. More here. (AP photo, of Kim Kardashian signing autographs)

Question: Who should get the $2 million ring that Kris Humphries gave to Kim Kardashian back in the good ol' 72 days when they were newlyweds in love? And/or: Does this sham marriage prompt you to re-define what marriage is all about?

E! Didn’t Manage Kardashian Nuptials

Kim Kardashian's lightning-quick marriage shouldn't have any impact on the E! Entertainment network's relationship with the reality TV family despite some shuffling this week, E!'s chief said on Wednesday. E! moved up, and then moved back, a rerun of Kardashian's lavish wedding to pro basketball player Kris Humphries after Kardashian announced this week that the marriage was kaput. The network, feeling its reputation sullied, put out a statement calling rumors that it had orchestrated the wedding for TV to be “completely false.” “I don't even know if Kim has had a chance to emotionally process this the way that she needs to,” said Suzanne Kolb, president of the E! Entertainment. “I don't have any indication that this is going to change her career path”/CBS News. More here.

Question: Can you think of anything of significance that lasted shorter than Kim Kardashian's marriage?

Paris Hilton: ‘Nothing Like Me’

Paris Hilton, the woman who perfected the art of being famous for being famous, says she has met all of her professional goals. The heiress-turned-TV star, who was in Mexico on Tuesday to promote a new line of shoes, says she doesn't fear being overshadowed by Kim Kardashian or any other reality show rival with her own fragrance, B-movies, sex tape and autobiography, all by age 30. “There's so many people out there who try to imitate what I do but I am the original,” Hilton said in an interview with The Associated Press. “There is nothing like me”/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo of Paris Hilton)

Question: What would you consider your greatest accomplishment before age 30?

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