The season premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York is on schedule to air at 10 p.m. Sunday night. While it seems that E! has ignored appeals from the Boycott Kim Kardashian campaign to remove all Kardashian programming from its schedule, the grass roots movement is still working hard to keep our eyes off the train wreck that Kourtney and Kim Take New York promises to be. Sunday is reportedly the official Boycott Kardashian Day, which supporters can celebrate by not tuning in to watch the season premiere (or a marathan of last season that will precede it.)
As expected, the reality show will focus on Kim's 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries -- and we can also expect the NBA star to be cast as the villian in the union's untimely demise.
Previews of the new season show Humphries making cracks about Kim's weight, and telling her that she will soon be forgotten. Kris will also reportedly make homophobic remarks directed at Kardashian hanger-on Jonathan Cheban. (Kim has a few choice words for Cheban herself, during a discussion about a book he's working on).
The Boston Herald has already published an early review of the show, and gave the premiere an unflattering C- grade: E! is shameless. The cable network has expanded the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' spinoff 'Kourtney & Kim Take New York' to hourlong episodes, writes Mark Perigard. The second-season premiere opens with the news heard 'round the world of the union derailed. 'People feel like they've been duped,' one anchor says.
The episode then flashes back to eight weeks earlier so that viewers can begin to scrutinize the early warning signs of the ill-fated marriage.
Among them: Kris isn't neat enough for Kim's control freakish ways, Kris is out partying too much, and Kris tells Kim she ate too much wedding cake after struggling to lift her.
But the truly damning comment comes in a teaser for upcoming episodes, when Kim worries out loud to Kris what might happen to her career if she moves to Minnesota with him. Baby, by the time you have kids, no one will probably care about you, Kris tells her.
Perigard ends the review with a brain teaser: If a camera doesn't follow Kim Kardashian, does she even exist?
Speaking of cameras and existential crises, Kim's mom and manager and Kris Jenner has reportedly put her daughter on publicity lockdown, ordering a moratorium on press appearances until tonight's season premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. (Kim did show up to support her brother Rob on Dancing with the Stars, in a buttoned-up ensemble.)
In the days leading up to the reality show's premiere, it seems that the Kardashian camp was working overtime behind the scenes to plants seeds of Kris being the bad apple.
An unnamed source told RadarOnline that Kardashian filed for divorce after viewing rough footage of the show, and was reportedly mortified when she saw the way that Kris was treating her.
The source told RadarOnline that Kardashian will be portrayed as the victim, and Kris will definitely be the bad guy. (Though Kim is not an executive producer on the show, she reportedly has full editorial control over what footage is aired.)
Kim will be using the show to attempt to rehab her image, the source added.
Another friend of Kim's told Us Weekly that Humphries was routinely unkind to Kim during their brief union.
He belittled her in front of people, the unnamed source told Us Weekly. He'd call her stupid. It was truly sickening.
Humphries reportedly demanded the royal treatment when out at clubs in NYC and L.A., and was dismissive of Kim's pleas that he stay in for quiet nights at home.
He would tell her she was acting like too much of a wife and 'get over it,' another insider told Us Weekly.
Here's a teaser for tonight's season premiere of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Will you be watching?