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Kris Jenner isn't ready to retire her "momager" title just yet. The mother of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian has come out swinging against rumors that her daughters are firing her as their manager.
A story in the latest issue of In Touch claims that reality TV's favorite sisters are tired of their mother micro-managing their lives in the name of getting her 10 percent. Specifically, the magazine alleges that Kourtney is tired of being criticized for her parenting choices, that Khloe blames Kris for ruining her marriage to Lamar Odom, and that Kim isn't happy with her public image. A similar report in RadarOnline says that Kim has been pulling away from Jenner in the wake of her disastrous, short-lived marriage to Kris Humphries -- and has already begun to negotiate her own contracts for appearance fees and the next season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
But Kris Jenner says that it's all baloney, and everything is business as usual in the Kardashian family.
"Yet another ridiculous story," Jenner wrote on her blog, in response to the In Touch report. "My daughters and I have an amazing relationship and I feel like the luckiest mom in the world to spend such quality time with all my kids and my grandson! We are truly blessed!!! Happy Mothers Day!!!"
With all those exclamation points, how can you doubt her?
The relationship between the Kardashian mama and her children has always been a bit unusual (to say the least). As the manager of their substantial business and entertainment empire, she's never just their mother; she's the person in charge of maintaining the family "brand." And since their money comes from cameras shooting their actual lives, that means she has a whole of lot control over the day-to-day decisions that her daughters make. Khloe has admitted that Kris sometimes tells her to lose weight. So what other choices is she pressuring the girls into making?
"Whoever gives her the most percentage rates at the moment is her favorite," Khloe told Barbara Walters last year, when asked if Jenner has a favorite daughter.
The Kardashians generally seem to be a happy, functional family -- but if the girls did want to get a little professional distance from their mother, could you blame them?