Monday marks the debut of Kardashian family “momager” Kris Jenner’s aptly-named talk show, “Kris,“ and she’s dropping hints that new granddaughter North West may not be a no-show after all.
“I think you’re just going to have to wait and see and tune in, because I’m not sure exactly what’s going happen,” Kris told Matt Lauer on The Today Show this week. “I won’t tell you it won’t happen. (I’ll) give you a little something to think about. You never know who’s going to show up.”
Other guests rumored to be dropping by to support Kris in her show’s first episodes are Ryan Seacrest, P. Diddy, Mario Lopez, Nene Leakes, Maria Menounos, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Kris kicks off a limited city distribution Monday, appearing on air in NYC, LA, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Charlotte and Dallas. Full episodes will also be available online.
The Kardashian family is often criticized for overexposure and questionable celebrity, but one thing is for sure: their business ventures are seemingly endless, wildly successful, and Kris is usually at the helm, keeping things on track. And she does it all with an ever-present smile for the camera. Keeping Up With the Kardashians is due to enter its eighth season, and all six of Jenner’s children, along with assorted in-laws and her husband, Bruce Jenner, are involved with perfume and fashion lines, speaking gigs, and promotional spots for brands. Kris manages it all.
Never shy to speak about her family and its importance in her life, her children don’t stray far from Mama Jenner’s nest, either. This Mother’s Day, new mom Kim Kardashian said there is no one she’d rather be more like than her mother:
“My mom is a strong and ambitious career woman that despite her busy schedule and the millions of things she has going on, she still manages to put family first and continues to look out for us every day,” Kardashian explained. “I’m honored to follow in her footsteps and make her proud like I am of her.”
Kris will take Jenner away from the reality show cameras and in front of a studio audience for the first time, just like industry peers and reality show moms turned talk show hosts Sharon Osbourne and Bethenny Frankel.
Let’s take a look at some of these ladies who often take some heat for doing it their way — but they do it anyway.