Kardashian Kard cancelled, fees refunded; Kardashians upset about “negative spotlight”

The 250 or so people who tried Keeping Up with the Kardashians by spending money via a prepaid debit card called the Kardashian Kard will get refunds for fees an attorney general called “outrageous.”

Reuters reported that University National Bank “halted sales of a prepaid debit card featuring an image of the Kardashian sisters, after Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the card carried ‘outrageous’ fees that unfairly targeted financially unsophisticated young adults.” The company will refund cardholders of the fees they paid and the balance on their cards.

Yesterday, the Kardashians severed their connection to the company via a letter published by TMZ [PDF] that says “The Kardashians have worked extremely long and hard to create a positive public persona that appeals to everyone, particularly young adults. Unfortunately, the negative spotlight turned on the Kardashians as a result of the Attorney General’s comments and actions threatens everything for which they have worked.”

It’s funny how the “negative spotlight” seems to be the only real problem here.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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