Last week, we reported that Khloe Kardashian’s FYI talk show Kocktails With Khloe was renewed for another season.
Unfortunately, it seems a 15-episode order from a basic cable network no one’s ever heard of was enough to send Khloe on an ego trip, and sources say she’s been butting heads with producers over which direction the show should go in.
“Now that Khloe’s talk show got picked up for all these new episodes, she wants more stake in the company than ever before,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.
“She now knows how powerful her voice truly is.”
Of course, with great power comes great insufferability, and insiders say Khloe has been openly arguing with the same production team that helped maker her show a success.
It seems the main point on which they disagree is how big of a role Khloe’s family should play in the show going forward.
Apparently, Khloe is hoping to send the message that she’s more than just a member of a famous family, and she’d like to feature more non-Kardashian guests like Tori Spelling and Snooki.
“Khloe really does not want to have her family on every single week anymore because she wants to stand out from that, which is why she had Tori on this week," says the source.
Her producers, however, seem to feel that Kocktails works best as a companion series to Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
“The producers at the network really believe that people are tuning in to the show to see the off-script Kardashian drama carry over into Kocktails,” says one insider.
“They are looking at this the same way that audiences respond to such shows as Watch What Happens Live. So right now, they are having a bit of discrepancy with Khloe as far as the future format of Kocktails goes.”
Something tells us Khloe will end up getting her way.
After all, it sounds like the producers would be the first to admit that they’re reliant on Kardashian star power.