Kardashians get $40 million for three more seasons of their crap

The Kardashian family will receive $40 million to expose their lives to the world during three more seasons of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its related spin-offs. The show is produced by Ryan Seacrest, who is receiving $30 million for two seasons of American Idol, so he’s significantly more well-paid than they are.

E! announced today that Kim, Kourtney and Rob Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, and Bruce, Kris, Kendall and Kylie Jenner have all been signed to stay on the network and give the people who watch their shows whatever it is they want.

The $40 million number comes from TMZ, which says it “only includes existing shows” and “does not include product endorsements and other items associated with the show.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

NBC's super-fun December a capella singing competition The Sing-Off is returning, but without its star judge, Ben Folds, and only as a two-hour special. Those are really depressing changes for a series that proved itself to be a super-fun show when it returned last December.


A film director talks about becoming a reality TV character

Anna Martemucci

What is it like to have your life turned into reality TV? Director Anna Martemucci, one of the two directors featured on Starz' exceptional reality series, talks about that, the competition, and her collaboration with her husband and brother-in-law.

Plus: How the show's producers tried to keep the $250,000 competition fair.

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