Kardashian Magazine Deal with AMI Dead Because Kris Wanted Too Much Kontrol

Looks like Kris Jenner doesn't get her way all the time. Early this month we learned that the Kardashians were shopping a Kardashian mag, with all editorial content to be supplied (and controlled) by the Kardashians themselves. What had people scratching their heads was that the negotiations were reportedly taking place with American Media Inc. (AMI), who owns Star (among other titles). Star broke the story about the Kardashians allegedly using child labor sweatshops to produce some of their products, and the back-and-forth got pretty ugly. So why would the family want to work with a company that was publishing such unsavory stuff about them?
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Looks like Kris Jenner doesn't get her way all the time. Early this month we learned that the Kardashians were shopping a Kardashian mag, with all editorial content to be supplied (and controlled) by the Kardashians themselves. What had people scratching their heads was that the negotiations were reportedly taking place with American Media Inc. (AMI), who owns Star (among other titles). Star broke the story about the Kardashians allegedly using child labor sweatshops to produce some of their products, and the back-and-forth got pretty ugly. So why would the family want to work with a company that was publishing such unsavory stuff about them?
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Looks like Kris Jenner doesn't get her way all the time. Early this month we learned that the Kardashians were shopping a Kardashian mag, with all editorial content to be supplied (and controlled) by the Kardashians themselves.

What had people scratching their heads was that the negotiations were reportedly taking place with American Media Inc. (AMI), who owns Star (among other titles). Star broke the story about the Kardashians allegedly using child labor sweatshops to produce some of their products, and the back-and-forth got pretty ugly. So why would the family want to work with a company that was publishing such unsavory stuff about them?

Well, the plot thickens. Or ends, at least where AMI is concerned. Page Six is reporting today the publishing company has ended talks with the Kardashians. According to Page Six's sources, Kris apparently demanded that she not only have control over the Kardashian mag, but every other mag in the AMI fold, so that she could ensure "wall-to-wall positive coverage" of the family. AMI basically responded with a big "eff you" by leading the charge on that whole "Khloe is not a Kardashian" story. While Kris reportedly offered to personally feed AMI scoop about the family, AMI wasn't biting.

So in the wake of the Khloe coverage and the end of negotiations, Kris pulled Kardashian-related product ads from Star. (But in light of the new investigation into Kim Kardashian's reputation--or lack thereof--is this really going to cause financial woes for the magazine? It's probably a blessing in disguise.)

So what now? Well, there's always that K3 mock-up mag, which publisher Communiqis pitched to the Kardashians in December. Or, the Kardashians could quietly drift away and live their lives in private. Probably that's what they'll do.