If Kim Kardashian is known for one thing involving cameras, it's moanin' and groanin' as Ray J worked his magic up in dat thang. But if she's known for a second thing, it's totally E!’s hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
A show that may no longer be able to afford her.
Now a household name for whatever reason, Kim's professional celebrity status has thrown a wrench into negotiations for the fifth season of Keeping Up.
Her star power has been a boost for the show, but as Kim Kardashian becomes increasingly popular, she may have options more lucrative than E! can match.
"Kim's advisors feel it may be time to explore bigger deals on bigger networks,” a TV insider with alleged knowledge of the ongoing negotiations says.
BIG TIME: That applies to Kim's booty, and level of fame apparently.
“She's right to feel like she doesn't need to open up her life to make a living. It looks like Kim can make a lot more money than the TV show can pay her, especially through her endorsement deals and doing appearances on bigger shows.”
Huh? Really, insider? The only reason she makes a living is by opening up her life ... and legs, for Ray J. But that's neither here nor there at this point.
At this juncture, E!'s options could be limited. The source says that they can dig deep and make Kim an offer she and her representatives can't refuse.
On the flip side, the network re-fashion Keeping Up With The Kardashians to focus on the remaining cast members. Talk about a ticking time bomb!
"Neither path makes much business sense, especially when the Miami spinoff is doing just fine," says the Kim source. "The most likely scenario is shutting down the show altogether and focusing resources on the Miami-Khloe and Kourtney franchise."
Wow. Kim potentially putting the kibosh on Keeping Up? Krushing.