vrijdag 27 januari 2012

The Verdict On Kim Kardashian's Hosting Turn On Live With Kelly

'Vacant, ditzy and a steaming airheard' or 'honest' and capable?


It's arguably the first proper job she's ever landed, and droves of fans and critics alike tuned in to see how Kim Kardashian coped with co-presenting Live with Kelly this morning.
But what was the verdict on the 31-year-old's first stab at animating subject matter that isn't directly related to her own life?
Well, first impressions were strong, a plethora of superlatives were rolled out across the blogosphere to describe the reality star's appearance in a bright red dress.
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What's your verdict? Kim Kardashian co-hosted Live with Kelly today and was put through her paces with live segments
What's your verdict? Kim Kardashian co-hosted Live with Kelly today and was put through her paces with live segments

Zapit described the early morning vision thus: 'Kardashian was poured into a form-fitting red dress, her hair extensions spilled over her shoulders in dreamy cascades and her makeup was impeccable.'
But that's as far as the plaudits went, they continued: 'Paired with Kelly Ripa - a woman who is so quick she was always one step ahead of former co-host Regis Philbin - Kardashian came off as kind of ditzy, unprepared and - well - pretty vacant.
'She may be the star of E!'s highest rated franchise, but let that be a lesson to us in the non-spontaneous prompting and editing that goes into crafting an entertaining version of 'reality.' When left to her own devices - or device - Kardashian was sweet and lovely, but hardly compelling.'


Not her natural habitat: Kim struggled with this friendly lizard, who couldn't wait to lick that famous face, but was praised for 'honesty' in other areas
Not her natural habitat: Kim struggled with this friendly lizard, who couldn't wait to lick that famous face, but was praised for 'honesty' in other areas
Reptile repulsion: She's kissed a few frogs but Kim draws the line at puckering up to this little fellow
Reptile repulsion: She's kissed a few frogs but Kim draws the line at puckering up to this little fellow
They added that: 'Kelly also had to intervene to prevent Kardashian from mangling the last name of actress Carla Gugino. Let that be a lesson to us: Prepping for a talk show appearance isn't all about the hair.'
However, USA Today thought that Kim coped wonderfully well.
They wrote: '(She) had to fend off a lizard, chat with Lucy Lawless and Kevin McHale, and field questions from Kelly Ripa about her divorce and about Heidi Klum's breakup news, as she sat in the co-host hot seat this morning on Live With Kelly. She pulled it off with complete ease.'
The lesser authority of Bleacherreport.com, disagreed, and issued this backhanded compliment: 'After seeing her on Kelly Live, however, it is now clear that the once-intimidating beauty is simultaneously a hopeless romantic and a steaming airhead.'
Never work with children or animals: Kim copes well with nephew Mason but struggled here
Never work with children or animals: Kim copes well with nephew Mason but struggled here

That's neat: Kim really loves those tiger feet as the Bengal cub gets some serious attention
That's neat: Kim really loves those tiger feet as the Bengal cub gets some serious attention
The NY Post, meanwhile, offered no direct verdict, but used quotes that presented Kim in a favourable light, indeed that made her seem like she has a wry sense of humour.
They recounted: 'Ripa and singer Nick Lachey had dressed as Kardashian and Humphries at their wedding - Lachey walking on stilts. Soon after, news leaked out that Kardashian had filed for divorce.


'"Imagine our shock when literally an hour later this announcement was made," explained Ripa.
Kardashian responded, "That was probably the one thing that made me smile that day."'
Hollywood Life found the beleagured star feisty: ''Kim Kardashian is coming out swinging to defend her 72-day-marriage. The reality star spoke in-depth for the first time about why her marriage to Kris Humphries ended in divorce. When Kelly Ripa tells her that most people believe Kim married Kris for the cameras, Kim gets very upset.'
Don't touch: She gets reprieve with the porcupine, as for obvious reasons even Kelly stays away
Don't touch: She gets reprieve with the porcupine, as for obvious reasons even Kelly stays away 

Bath time: Again, Kim is fine when she doesn't have to actually touch the animal
Bath time: Again, Kim is fine when she doesn't have to actually touch the animal
Styleit.com added honesty to the canon of positive words used to describe the appearance: 'She of glowing skin and gallons of eyeliner, has psoriasis! This is a thing we knew, but now she’s discussing her (very common, though truly frustrating) skin condition on morning television.
'Kim played cohost to Kelly Ripa on today’s Live With Kelly, and the two chatted about skin woes and body makeup. Also, laser hair removal. Hey, at least Kim keeps it (sort of) honest, right?'
Posed up: The network also released this photo of the duo looking a little more calm
Posed up: The network also released this photo of the duo looking a little more calm

Trying to stay focused: Kim appeared poised as she interacted with the TV host
Trying to stay focused: Kim appeared poised as she interacted with the TV host
The tongue-in-cheek haven of jovial misogyny Guyism.com begged to disagree: 'Boy did she set the bar high on her first episode. Kim talks about having psoriasis and the mass amounts of body make-up she wears.
But time and time again, reviews were dominated by Kim's revelations about her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries, unsurprisingly she found talking about herself fairly easy, especially in comparison to a segment where she was forced to interact with a lizard.
Job done: Kim stepped out of her red dress after the show into a fur gilet, which is hopefully fake given her recent problems with Peta  
 

 

 
Job done: Kim stepped out of her red dress after the show into a fur gilet, which is hopefully fake given her recent problems with Peta
XPOSUREPHOTOS.COM No more scarlet lady: Kim opted for a cream palette after the morning's vivid red lace
No more scarlet lady: Kim opted for a cream palette after the morning's vivid red lace
Celebrity Dirty Laundry wrote: 'We knew that Kim Kardashian couldn’t exactly get away with co-hosting Live With Kelly and not open up about her divorce with Kris Humphries.  So who better for Kelly to kick off women’s co-host week with her than Kim?  And thankfully, she was as open and honest as she can be (so she says).'
Over in the Twitterverse, opinion was mixed but not violent opposed to Kim's debut as recent events would lead you to expect.
Ontheredcapet.com tweeted: 'Kim Kardashian co-hosted 'Live! With Kelly' today bit.ly/yTEf5Y 39% of OTRC.com readers thought she was fantastic(poll)'
Gail Pennington of the St Louis Post wrote: 'Turned off "Live With Kelly" today with Kim Kardashian as co-host. Don't need to see that. As @TVMoJoe said: Guys, you are better than that.'
Walking tall: Kim donned particular vertiginous heels, even for her  Walking tall: Kim donned particular vertiginous heels, even for her
Walking tall: Kim donned particular vertiginous heels, even for her

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