Lamar Odom’s party plans were ruined Tuesday night when he was denied entrance to a Hollywood club. The New York Knicks basketball player wanted to enter Penthouse, but security would not let him in, and it was thanks to his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian.
Kardashian, 29, was in the hotspot with her new boyfriend, rapper French Montana. Montana was the special guest of the night, and Khloe joined him, as did her older sister Kim.
In a video released by TMZ, Odom, 34, waits outside for a few minutes with his friends before leaving. As they leave, a photographer says French Montana’s name, and Odom does not look pleased, to say the least.
But was it all just a publicity stunt? In addition to photographers being there, E!’s camera crew was also outside the club (coincidentally?). E! produces Khloe’s reality show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” And though Khloe filed for divorce in December, Odom is still under contract to appear on the family show, according to TMZ.
This is not the first time the Kardashians have been accused of faking scenes for their show, which has slipped in ratings this season. While millions of fans tuned in in March to watch Kanye West propose to Kim on the show, it turns out the romantic scene was fake. On an episode that aired the week prior to the engagement, Kardashian was filmed already wearing the 15-carat ring that West supposedly surprised her with.
In a scene with sister Kourtney, Kim is folding daughter North’s clothes, and the ring that she was not yet supposed to know about is clearly visible. The gaffe is yet another piece of evidence showing that E!’s “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” is staged.
Producer Russell Jay previously testified under oath last year in a 165-page deposition that at least two scenes were "scripted, reshot or edited" to make Kris Humphries look like a villain after Kim decided to divorce the basketball player in 2011.