If you thought the Royal Baby was big news, kittens, just wait until you hear this: Numerous little birdies have been chirping in Meanie’s ear that the juggernaut of reality television that is Keeping Up with the Kardashians might just be nearing its end. No mimosas this morning, Butler dear—this calls for straight-up champagne!
Here, kittens, is the scoop: A “family insider” recently revealed to Naughty But Nice Rob that although E! signed a new three-year (and, ahem, $40 million) deal with the Kardashian family to keep their show on the air until 2015, after that, it’s game over—at least, as far as little Kimmie and momager Kris Jenner are concerned.
“It has been the biggest reality franchise of all-time,” the insider dished. “Both Kim and Kris want to make sure they end on a high note, leaving fans wanting more, rather than try and stretch the show on for another few seasons and watch it die a death.” Meanie assumes that by “die a death,” the insider meant something along the lines of “watch it die a long, drawn-out, painful death full of misery and suffering,” rather than a nice, simple, pass-away-in-your-sleep kind of death. Although with the Kardashians, one never knows… In any event, all Meanie can say is: Not a minute too soon—and, indeed, possibly a minute (or several thousand) too late!
Of course, we do have to square with the fact that in all likelihood, we haven’t seen the last of those krazy Kardashians; while Keeping Up has been their launch pad and selling point for since 2007, they’ve all been steadily moving on to other, equally in-your-face ventures over the past few years. Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney have their fashion and beauty lines; Kylie and Kendall are following in their big sisters’ footsteps; Kris has her somewhat questionable “talk show”; and Rob… well, Rob may or may not be going to law school in between designing overwhelmingly unsuccessful sock lines, but he’s always been as close as one gets to a black sheep in the Kardashian krew. Oh, and according to Naughty But Nice Rob’s “family insider,” Kris wants to become a movie producer as well: “She’s telling everyone that one day she will have an Oscar,” the source says. Well, the Kardashians have certainly got the moolah required to produce; whether or not Kris has good enough taste to put her money towards artistically worthy features, however, remains to be seen.
By the by, kittens, Meanie can’t help but wonder if this potential end date has anything to do with Kimmie’s new role as a mother—and whether or not she wants her parenting skills questioned by the general public the way everything else she’s done on the show has been. Although Meanie did feel bad for Kim, re: the constant barrage of remarks about her body during her pregnancy, she DID notice that the defining factor of her pregnancy was how uncomfortable she seemed with it. Indeed, Meanie might just award Kim the Most Uncomfortable-Looking Pregnancy of the Year prize; how else does one explain her terribly impractical maternity style? Goodness, Kimmie—pregnancy is supposed to be the time during which one is ALLOWED to take a break from skintight dresses and impossibly high heels in favor of loose, bag-like garments and flat shoes!
But Meanie digresses. The point, kittens, is that knowing how uncomfortable Kim was with her pregnancy—and how badly she was scrutinized because of it—perhaps she simply didn’t want the masses scrutinizing how she chooses to raise little North West as well. This may, of course, be a somewhat selfish reason for bowing out—but if it gets that poor child out from under the camera’s constant gaze, then Meanie will take it.
So! There we have it. E!, of course, has yet to confirm or deny the rumors; like so many others, though, Meanie has a sneaking suspicion that this time, they might actually be true. And she’ll definitely drink to that!