Kardashian marriage to Humphries: real?

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Reality show garbage

K.C. Johnson

Chicago Tribune

Carlos Boozer's defense is more real than the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding. Phil Jackson's artificial hip has more substance. The Clippers' title hopes are more legitimate. ... You get the idea.

Anyone who bought Kardashian's 72-day attempt at reality show fodder, er, marriage to Humphries should consider gullibility training. Dennis Rodman's marriage to Carmen Electra lasted longer. Enough said.

There's surely some truth to fond attractions, er, feelings between Kardashian and Humphries. But any reality TV "star" is as in love with his or her bank account as another human. And it won't take death for Kardashian to part with her financial windfall either.

kcjohnson@tribune.com

Well, the money was good

Broderick Turner

Los Angeles Times

An estimated 5 million people watched Kim Kardashian marry New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries.

Were they all duped into believing this was a real marriage?

Hard to believe it was after news that Kardashian has filed for divorce from Humphries 72 days after their nuptials.

Maybe Kim just can't get over the fact that she is the only bread winner in the family now, since Humphries is "unemployed" due to the NBA lockout.

Supposedly, they both earned $17.9 million from the wedding, which included $2.5 million for a photo deal with People magazine and $12 million to $15 million for the two-part wedding special.

Now that's good money, no matter how long you stay together.

bturner@tribune.com

Trash talk fodder

Shannon Owens

Orlando Sentinel

The Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries wedding was very real. Just ask the sponsors who paid an estimated $10 million for it.

The marriage, however, is up for debate.

Humphries just gave teammates a wealth of comedic material and he should request a private locker room for the rest of his NBA career to avoid the embarrassment that is his personal life.

As if buying a $2 million engagement ring on a $3 million or so salary in 2010 wasn't funny enough, now teammates have the gift of watching his vows on tape courtesy of E!.

On the bright side, this should help Humphries' NBA career. Coaches know he'll work hard since he's got some bills to pay.

sowens@tribune.com

Just a publicity stunt

Shandel Richardson

Sun Sentinel

The only thing real about the wedding was the amount of money it cost.

This was simply a publicity stunt to turn Kim Kardashian into a bigger "celebrity" and bring more attention to Kris Humphries. If you didn't attend the University of Minnesota, you had probably never heard of Humphries until he started dating Kardashian.

The fact this is dominating the news should make the NBA owners and players rush to end the league's lockout.

If the season were under way, the Kardashian wedding would have still caused a stir. But with actual games being played, at least we'd be able to switch channels and watch basketball.

srichardson@tribune.com

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