Kris Jenner built the celebrity brand we know simply as "The Kardashians." Apparently she also has the power to kill the brand. The New York Post reports that Kris' iron fist has squashed the magazine deal with American Media Inc. and doll deal with Barbie. America Media Inc. found Kris' demands for editorial control over Kardashian coverage in all AMI's magazines laughable. From the Post:
“AMI chief David Pecker made it clear that there was no way he was going to tell his editors what stories they could and couldn’t do…”
Kris claims she never had the conversation, but does anyone put this past this celebrity- obsessed, Celebrity Endorsement bulldog? Doubt it.
The Kardashian Barbie has also been killed. Shocking, considering their fame is based on Kim's sex tape and playboy centerfolds. According to MTV News a Mattel rep said:
"As popular as the Kardashian sisters are, at this point in time we are not manufacturing Barbie-branded Kardashian dolls."
A Kardashian Magazine could actually work, so I wouldn't be surprised if we hear buzz about this again. However, the Barbie doll is better left to those more morally conscience – unless they're looking for Barbie to get a new career, "Celebrity Sex Tape and Playboy Star."