Kourtney Kardashian is on the over of this week's US Magazine because she has announced she is pregnant with her second child. Industry sources guess she likely sold the interview exclusive to the magazine for $100,000.
She is only nine weeks pregnant. She probably just had her first ultrasound this week, but she would have been having talks with the magazine's editors and photo staff at least a week prior (if not more). So basically she sold a pregnancy before she even heard the baby's heartbeat.
The Kardashians are looking for some good press. Kim is in a supposed self-imposed exile post-nuptial bust. This is not good for Kris Jenner's wallet or her blood pressure. Without a child on Dancing with the Stars and many outlets willing to buy staged paparazzi photos she needs something clever. This is how I think the call with US Weekly went down:
Kris: Hi guys, it's me again.
Editors: Hi, Kris. We think our readers might need a little Kardashian down time. People are still pretty pissed about the showmance you guys put on. And we don't think anyone cares that Rob lost weight on a dancing show. Our focus groups were not interested in a story about Bruce's latest facelift. No one seems to think the younger kids have anything interesting to say, unless one of them is pregnant with Justin Bieber's baby.
Kris: Actually, there is a preggo.
Editors: Really? Great. Let's just go through legal.
Kris: But this one is Kourtney.
Editors: Really? I thought they sleep in separate bedrooms? Doesn't she hate him?
Kris: Oh, she absolutely does. Thinks he is vile, but she wants to get an endorsement deal with Pampers. Plus she owes me a couple bucks, so I told her if she gets pregnant we can sell you the interview and then we can call it even.
Editors: Um, okay.
Kris: These kids need to learn that money doesn't grow on trees.
Editors: How far along is she?
Kris: She just took the test. In fact I am calling you from the bathroom.
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