Kim Kardashian didn’t know E!’s bio mentioned her sex tape, won’t take radio show calls

Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns to E! this Sunday night, and this morning, Kim Kardashian did radio interviews to promote her reality series. On one of them, she was confronted with a shocking document: her official E! bio, which she’s never read. It says, in part,

She’s a model, businesswoman, spoiled socialite and big sis. And with the hottest junk-in-the-trunk since J.Lo, she’s in demand by Playboy, the Pussycat Dolls and the paparazzi. Oh, and that sex tape?

When asked about it on the Orlando, Fla., Monsters in the Morning show today, she asked, “Where did you get that from? … I think I’ll rewrite it when we are done.” When the host asked her about the sex tape part, she said, “I don’t want to talk about that at all. I’m definitely going to have a word with them [her publicists] when we’re done.”

Later, the show’s producer revealed that the publicist who scheduled the interview said the show could not take phone calls from listeners while Kim was on, nor could they ask her about Ray J, the man in the sex tape with her. Ironically, that was apparently the same publicist who sent the official bio with its mention of the sex tape.

When asked about the difference between appearing in Playboy and the sex tape, Kim said, “Playboy, I had complete control over–that’s something I chose to do. … That was the way I wanted to be seen.” After the sex tape came out, Bruce Jenner–who incidentally didn’t want her to do Playboy, unlike her mom, who encouraged her–”wouldn’t speak to me for three weeks,” she said.

About the “spoiled socialite” part, she said, “I definitely would say that I am not. That’s one thing I pride myself on.” But when pressed about what kind of car she drove in high school (a BMW) and why people think she’s spoiled (she lives in Beverly Hills), she said “I guess you could say spoiled–just not a [spoiled] brat.” She also admitted to being insecure because “I have cellulite on my thighs.”

Hysterically, it was only when the Real Radio 104.1 host, Russ Rollins, asked her about doing radio interviews that someone cut off the call. She said she was doing “a whole bunch” of interviews, and then said “I like talking…,” but someone on her end started turning the volume up and down, badly simulating a call with a bad connection, and then disconnected the call.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.