Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian have come a long way since their careers launched in 2007 — but a new tell-all claims they’ve been fooling the
media since day one! The celebrity journalist Allison Kugel write a new book Journaling Fame – A Memoir of a Life Unhinged and on the Record.
Journaling Fame takes readers inside the turbulent mind and precocious soul of celebrity journalist, Allison Kugel, as she recalls the evolution and fall out from a near paralyzing anxiety disorder while navigating a decade interviewing some of Hollywood’s most famous (and infamous) names. Between numerous celebrity interactions and harrowing memories of youth and adolescents, she attempts to piece together the moments of her life that, both, built her career and fostered severe panic attacks that threatened to undo it all. Allison provides an ultimate insider’s guide into the celebrity journalism and publicity machines that the public doesn’t see, along with shared personal memories of high-profile Hollywood friendships. She pulls no punches when going into excruciating detail about her experiences with anxiety, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder. Her memoir seamlessly weaves in and out of her professional triumphs and personal struggles with self-examination, humor and irony.
Kourtney, 38, attempted to hide her pregnancy and relationship from the press in 2009 and was almost successful. Kugel recalled interviewing the eldest Kardashian, and said that Mason, Penelope and Reign’s mom asked her about giving birth since she was a new parent herself. “There was something about the way she asked me; it made me take pause and wonder what was up,” she wrote in the new book.
“We even talked about epidural versus no epidural and she asked me about my experience with natural childbirth,” she added.
“A little later on in our conversation I sniffed around, mentioning that I had peeped her MySpace page and her status read ‘in a relationship,’” she continued. “There was silence for a beat and then she said, ‘Oh, because that page is so old.’ Yeah, Kourtney told me some little white lies, ok big white lies. The media reveal about her reuniting with Scott [Disick] and being pregnant hadn’t taken place yet.”
Ms Kugel said each of the Kardashians had incredibly different personalities.
“Kourtney is one of those people where you can forget that she’s even famous because when you’re having a conversation with her she really just seems like one of your friends,” Ms Kugel said.
“She’s self-deprecating and a little insecure. She was telling me that she doesn’t really feel comfortable as a celebrity because she constantly worries about things she does or says on camera and afterwards she beats herself up worrying about how those things will come across when it airs.”
Khloe Kardashian too is incredibly friendly and down to earth.
“The first time I was meant to interview Khloe I actually had to cancel on her about 30 minutes before the interview because I was pregnant and I wasn’t feeling well,” Ms Kugel said.
“We rescheduled for the next day and when I spoke to her I apologised and she said, ‘Please, I’m not important. How are you? How’s the baby?’ She was really kind. She has a really big heart and I think very fondly of her because of that.”
Khloe, however, held nothing back in her interview — and even blew the lid on a family secret!
Kugel asked if she ever questioned why all her sisters had names that started with a “K,” and she responded:
“I never did. But my mom’s name is Kristen, and we call her Kris. And her sister’s name is Karen. I’ve never asked her that; that’s a good question. When Nicole Simpson passed away, that was one of my mom’s best friends, [and] my mom wanted to name Kendall [Jenner], Nicole. We were all like, ‘No!’ because she should continue the Ks.”
“I’ve interviewed Kim twice and both times I’ve found her to be focused on the wrong things,” Ms Kugel said.
“I’ll never forget when I tried to get her to talk about politics, I tried to get her to talk about life and she really just wanted to focus on things that were a little bit more superficial.
“She’s a sweet person, very accommodating, very professional but she didn’t really let me in or let me get to know her in a way I had hoped for. Kim is a little bit more ‘circus’ than her sisters, to be honest.”
Kim, 36, was the most difficult sister to chat with, Kugel claims.“She has a media face that tends to learn towards politically correct,” Kugel wrote.
“All in all, I found Kim to be pretty guarded with me and when I would direct a question her way, she would look straight ahead, take a couple of beats to gather her thoughts, and then recite an answer that she likely deemed beneficial or neutral to her growing brand,” s
Kugel also claims that the now Mrs. Kanye West didn’t seem too excited about becoming Mrs. Kris Humphries.
“I asked Kim what her late father, Robert Kardashian, would have thought of her then-fiancé, Kris Humphries,” she wrote. “I found it curious at the time that she didn’t have a whole lot to say about Kris in response to my question. She struggled to think of how to describe Kris or what she love about him. Here’s what she eventually offered in response: ‘Oh, I think he would absolutely love [Kris] because he’s just really funny and just a good person, and you can tell. And the fact that he’s a Christian, I think that he would just really, really like him.’”