BUDDYTV: ??For the stars of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, living in the spotlight seems so easy. But it doesn’t exactly apply to all of them, as we find out how difficult it is to face pressure from the media when it comes to body image. We last saw the Kardashian family in a cold war, as Kourtney ignored momager Kris when she didn’t come to her first ever cover shoot. She thinks their mother is playing favorites, but it’s only a conflict in schedule that kept her from attending. On tomorrow’s episode, “I’d Rather Go Naked…Or Shopping,” Khloe deals with harsh criticisms regarding her appearance. Her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, isn’t much help, as he tells Khloe to lose some weight. After posing nude for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked” anti-fur campaign, she finds it painful to confront her insecurities as the press continues to watch her every move. MORE
PHAWKER: Naked? Maybe. But why anybody would stop to watch these people with their clothes on, or for that matter give a shit about their pathetic narcissistic psychodramas, is beyond us. Best we can tell, they are everything that is wrong with America. Except Khloe, she has a nice ass, and that’s what made this country great in the first place.
WIKIPEDIA: Robert George Kardashian (February 22, 1944–September 30, 2003) was an American lawyer best known as one of the lawyers for, and friend of, O.J. Simpson. He was the father of reality stars Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, and Robert Kardashian, Jr., with his former wife Kris Jenner. Kardashian and Simpson first met in the early 1970s and had become close friends. Kardashian had let his license to practice law expire three years before the Simpson case. He reactivated his license to aid in Simpson’s defense, as a volunteer on his legal team. Kardashian sat by Simpson throughout the trial.In the days following the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman, O.J. Simpson stayed in Kardashian’s house. Kardashian was the man seen carrying Simpson’s garment bag the day Simpson flew back from Chicago. Prosecutors speculated the bag may have contained Simpson’s bloody clothes and/or the murder weapon, but that was never proven, months later an examination of what was alleged to have been in the bag revealed no evidence related to the criminal case. Some time after the trial, Kardashian expressed doubts about Simpson’s innocence. MORE
RELATED: On Friday, New Jersey decided to reverse course on the proposal to ban ‘Brazilian’ waxing after angry salon owners complained about losing business ahead of swimsuit season. The state Cosmetology and Hairstyling Board proposed banning so-called “Brazilian” bikini waxing after two women were hospitalized for infections following the procedure. On Friday, Consumer Affairs Director David Szuchman effectively killed the plan. In a letter to the board, Szuchman says he won’t support the ban, and since his office oversees the board, the ban would never be approved. Technically, genital waxing has never been allowed in New Jersey — only the face, neck, abdomen, legs and arms are permitted. But because bare-it-all “Brazilians” weren’t specifically banned, state regulators didn’t enforce the law. No other state is known to explicitly ban the procedure, according to cosmetology experts. MORE
MEANWHILE: The weekly audience for all the programming fed by Washington-based NPR — including talk shows and music — also reached a record last year, with 23.6 million people tuning in each week, an 8.7 percent increase over 2007. More than half of NPR’s daily audience comes from its two “core” news shows, “Morning Edition” and the evening “All Things Considered.” “Morning Edition’s” average daily audience, 7.6 million, is now about 60 percent larger than the audience for “Good Morning America” on ABC and about one-third larger than the audience for the “Today” show on NBC. MORE