Us Weekly Says Kris Jenner Played Them On The KimYe Baby Announcement

07
Jan

According to reports, Us Weekly is furious with Kris Jenner for letting Kanye West blab the baby news about Kim.

The magazine claims that instead of giving them the exclusive as promised she gave them some some background noise about Kourtney’s recent weight loss…

From NY Daily News:

Us Weekly hits stands nationally Friday with a huge Kardashian exclusive — too bad it’s not the one you want to read about. Kourtney Kardashian, not newly pregnant Kim, graces the cover, gushing about her 44-pound weight loss since giving birth to baby Penelope five months ago. Kinda makes the celeb mag look dated.

The weekly gossip magazines all missed printing a story about Kanye’s announcement on Sunday at his Atlantic City concert, and can blame the New Year’s holiday schedule, along with matriarch Kris Jenner, for not tipping them off about Kim. Because presses were closed on Tuesday, Us, which goes to print every Tuesday, closed the latest issue on Friday and went to print Monday. Now editors are fuming about the bad luck, because Kourtney was paid $200,000 for the exclusive photo shoot and interview about her post-baby diet.

“Us paid for the Kardashian exclusive; they are livid now. After all the press they’ve given the girls, they’re furious,” says an Us insider. “Clearly Kris knew about this. She negotiated Kourtney’s deal with them. They’ve given the family millions over the years for exclusives; they expected at least the first tip.”

In addition to infuriating editors, Kris feels like she lost a potential $500,000 paycheck that Kim could have gotten for her bun-in-the-oven announcement if Kanye West hadn’t instructed the crowd to “make some noise for my baby mama.” But another magazine higher-up tells Confidenti@l that Kim’s payday would have been much lower — more like $100,000.

“Sometimes the baby announcement sells more than the baby pics,” says the Us insider. “Kris runs that family like a machine. She wanted the control over when and where they make their money. The contract states that they have Kourtney exclusively for two weeks, but they’re more interested in Kim.”

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