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Lots of people hate the Kardashians. You know, because of their ridiculously excessive wealth. And their knack for being perpetually in your face -- even though you still don't know why they're famous.
That said, they do tend to receive a disproportionate amount of mean-spirited tabloid attention. Today's target: Khloe. The latest rumor says that her husband Lamar Odom has cheated on her again, this time with an attractive lawyer named Polina Polonsky.
The news comes on the heels of last month's revelation by Star magazine that Odom had been carrying on a year-long affair with a woman named Jennifer Richardson, whom he met at a strip club. Today's report, also from Star, alleges that Odom had actually moved on to a new mistress by the time the first affair was being reported. In June, in the aftermath of that first cheating scandal with Richardson, Odom was living at the Roosevelt Hotel. Shortly thereafter, he met Polonsky and kicked off affair No. 2. "He acted completely available and we definitely had a mutual attraction," Polonsky told Radar Online.
At this point, it may be time to narrow one's eyes and consider whether this particular Kardashian laundry is actually quite this dirty. Radar goes on to say, for example, that when Khloe discovered the second affair, she "and her momager Kris Jenner allegedly stormed the Roosevelt to confront Lamar and his lover." Polonsky even says that they banged on the door of the wrong room, and that Khloe "even broke the door in."
Honestly, this story seems improbable at best. Does Polonsky really expect us to believe that these Kardashian women carried out a loud, dramatic, door-breaking scene without TV cameras in tow? What would be the point, unless the footage could be edited into a hype-worthy double episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians? Sorry, Ms. Polonsky, but we're not buying it. Given the way the Kardashians flaunt their wealth, it's far more likely that someone (like Polonsky) would try anything to litigate her way into some of that cash.
If these tabloid rumors have put pressure on Khloe's marriage, well, that's the price she pays for being a Kardashian. Considering the many benefits of carrying that last name, having to deal with a little tabloid rumor mongering doesn't seem all that bad. To wit: She certainly doesn't seem to be crying about it. Fans who visited her blog yesterday didn't see a frantic woman scorned; they saw this moment with goofy Kardashian, her mom and a Vespa:
Whatever's happening between Khloe and Lamar, it probably doesn't match the drama being drummed up inside tabloid news rooms.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an Atlanta-based writer who covers pop culture and watches too much TV. Luckily, iVillage gives her an excuse to watch even more. Follow her on Google+.