As a grief specialist who has been with families during most of life's biggest challenges--illness, betrayal, divorce, addiction and death, I can tell you that while we all are imperfect, Kris Jenner has summoned strength with compassion in life's hardest moments.
In an era of uncensored personal exposure, fiction and script condemnation and pop culture worship of the everyday man, self branding arises as one of the most promising and lucrative marketing plans of the second half of our decade.
The Kardashians have been flaunting their wealth for years on their reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but just how rich are they? How did they acquire their wealth? It's not just TV money; the Kardashians have cashed in on everything from a sex tape to a kids clothing line.
I can certainly understand Kris' need to have a title of power that reflects the hugely impressive job she does in both raising her daughters and managing their careers. How many woman can say they have built an empire on the public's fascination with a family that does, well, nothing.
Who wouldn't applaud such bravery in the public eye? But I am applauding for a different reason.
I finally hit the wall. I can't take it anymore. As a reporter and admitted purveyor of pop culture, I must bite the hand that feeds me and officially...
Bruce, please hold your head up high and never give up. You no longer need to hide. You no longer need to isolate. You have nothing left to fear. You have conquered more battles already than most could ever imagine in their wildest dreams.
From one sentence I realized, it's not for me to understand something I can't naturally relate to, but I must be compassionate. No one owes anyone a detailed breakdown of their personal and private experiences (especially when it can be so hard to put into words). The message is: I don't feel like my true self.
It's never anybody's place to out a trans person. It's never anybody's place to out a gay person. So why do we, as a society, continue to buy the tabloids that perpetuate the invalidating idea that gender expression is still something shocking?
There is something fascinating, captivating even, about the Kardashian family that has drawn me in. Part of that I believe is the fact that the family is full of strong, independent women. Being such an avid feminist activist, this is obviously appealing.
In honor of the fourth season of A Spoonful of Paolo and to celebrate the tremendous work Paolo and Patrick have poured into this series, I am pleased to countdown my 10 all-time favorite episodes of A Spoonful of Paolo, including the one-word that Paolo and Patrick have each shared to describe the chosen episodes.
I generally don't defend the Kardashians, and have often taken my own pot-shots at them. But the other night my husband and I watched 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' because it's the closest thing to 'I Love Lucy' on modern television.
With Valentine's Day 2014 approaching, not everyone will be bubbling over with joy, receiving a red velvet covered heart box with chocolate and two dozen red velvet roses. Some of us may be feeling a bit sad and nostalgic over what was or could have been after a break up. Some of us may be mending our broken hearts.
Young people look to Kanye as a talented artist, which he is. However, if they look to him for anything else, such as someone who knows about politics, basic manners or living in reality, they are going to get a very slanted view of the world.
Kris Jenner revealed this week that her one regret in life was divorcing Robert Kardashian. However, she adds that without the divorce, she wouldn't have her daughters Kendall and Kylie. Like Kris, a lot of people have divorce-related regrets.