The newestseason of Keeping Up With the Kardashians has scarcely begun, but the fighting has been intense.
They're tearing this family apart! Or ... are they?
A new report says that the sisters are basically just faking all of this for the cameras. We know. We are just floored.
Radar Online reports that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians drama is at least partly just for (the E!) show.
"Their fight this season is so overly dramatic," a source close to the Kardashians admits, revealing: "and they all know it."
That said, there's some very real tension underlying all of this, so to say it's 100 percent contrived isn't necessarily fair.
"There is no doubt that the three of them aren’t as close as they used to be," the insider acknowledges.
"But," the source says, at the same time, "they all knew they needed something big to start off the season."
It seems to be working.
Beneath all of the exaggerations and drama, there are some genuine contentions between the sisters.
"Kourtney," the insider confirms, echoing a familiar theme, "Doesn’t want to be on the show anymore."
She's 39 and her life isn't what it used to be and, even if she's still the hottest Kardashian sister, she's over it.
"And," the insider shares, she's fed up with Kim.
"She doesn’t like how Kim treats everyone."
Kim seems to treat them as if they're all her side-kicks who should just drop everything and do what she has planned.
As you may recall, she also accused Kourtney, who is a mother of three, of essentially being a layabout whose schedule should be open.
"Khloe has been over the show for several seasons too," the source admits, for reasons that go beyond strife with Kourtney.
She, too, has been doing it for more than a decade. It's transformed her life, but everyone runs out of steam sooner or later.
"But," the insider reiterates more clearly:
"They exaggerated the nasty fighting."
That's how reality TV works. You take a minor disagreement that might go unspoken in a healthy family and you follow your impulses.
You do it for drama. The cameras roll. And the result is that you get ratings, you get fame, and you get cold, hard cash.
"They are just all in it for the money," the insider feels the need to explain, as if that weren't the most obvious comment.
We didn't think that they were doing a reality series as the world's weirdest, 12-year charity drive. Call us crazy.
Some might be surprised, just the same, since their heated confrontations in recent weeks have looked so ... real.
"By now they are all good actresses," the source says. "Whether people want to believe it or not!"
Of course they are! And we're not just saying that because Khloe was on that one episode of Law & Order: LA.
All of this is money - sorry, music - to the ears of momager Kris Jenner, the puppet master of the family and E!
Kris, the insider says, "is loving every minute of it."
No parent wants their children to squabble and fight, but let's be real here. She knows what's at stake!
If they're just pretending to fight (mostly) and the result is that your family becomes richer by millions of dollars, that sounds worth it.
Even if you get accused of "art-shaming" one of your daughters in the process. The sisters should be careful, however.
As weird as it sounds, human nature means that sometimes, people begin to truly believe the things that they say.