Kim Kardashian is “devastated” at Bruce Jenner’s desire to have a sex change… because it means the tabloids are ignoring her publicity stunts in favour of Bruce’s transition and car accident. Kim’s not getting the tabloid covers that she’s used to and it’s affecting her ability to market herself and publicise endorsements.
“Kim has only been on one and a half (tabloid) covers in 2015,” a tabloid insider told the NYDN. “Neither Life & Style, OK!, Us Weekly nor People have had her on their cover once this year. But Bruce has been on four In Touch covers, two Us Weekly covers and a People cover.”
The insider adds that Kim usually relies on doing free fashion shoots (like the unclothed photos for LOVE and PAPER Magazines) to attract paid endorsements. And tabloid covers are an unearned bonus. However, she’s not appearing on tabloid covers at the moment because Bruce’s story lines (the sex change and car crash) are more newsworthy.
“Bruce is getting the attention and the only time people show [Kim] is when she’s naked on magazine covers, which is fine, but she needs to sell brands and products. It’s not like she makes anything off of Paper mag,” said the source. “She still needs to sell her Sears collection. She still needs the mainstream press.”
“Look what she did earlier in the week in New York — it’s 20 degrees and she’s wearing a cleavage-baring tank top while everyone around here is in hats and gloves,” added the source of Kim walking around without wrapping up in the freezing weather. “She’s literally exposing herself while walking out of a hotel on purpose. But as a family they are well aware of the focus on Bruce.”
As such, Bruce had to tell his daughters and ex-stepdaughters to STOP leaking stories to the media for attention as it’s spoiling his reveal on Keeping up with the Kardashians, his TV show, and sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer.
Bruce Jenner says his family leaks like a sieve, and he’s to the point he doesn’t trust his daughters with any info regarding his sex change … sources connected with Bruce tell TMZ.
We’re told Bruce has been irate over some of the recent leaks and blames it squarely on the big mouths of his girls. He’s playing it close to the vest with the Kardashians, which is complicated because they were shooting Season 10 of the reality show.
We’re told Bruce is conflicted because he knows KUWTK can fuel interest in his docuseries, but he’s worried whatever he said on and off camera will get leaked, courtesy of his daughters. And get this … we’re told Bruce has even tested his hunch with information, and it almost instantly surfaced online. [via TMZ]