Kim Kardashian's recent trip to Miami to scout locations for her store D-A-S-H has led some to speculate that a new version of her eponymous reality show could be headed this way.
But Miami has already been taken! By Kardashians! We're specifically referring to 2009's Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami. And although Kim only appeared in a handful of those episodes (according to IMDB; we swear we didn't watch), we at Cultist firmly believe that Miami cannot -- and should not -- be taken again. Besides, didn't Kim and kolleagues just take New York?
Taking Miami is so three years ago. So instead of our fair city, we have a few suggestions for things that Kim and kompany can take instead.
Speed dating by storm
Those who saw Kourtney & Kim Take
New York (or, you know, existed during the fall) know that Kim filed
for divorce from Kris Humphries a mere 72 days into wedded bliss. In an
interview, Kim suggested that perhaps her "fairy tale has a different
ending than [she] dreamed it would." So why not search for a new Prince
Charming, 15 men at a time? Bonus: spending only a few minutes with each
guy will help her ascertain who is good at speaking in sound bites.
are expensive, and Kim has sadly already gone through two marriages.
Throw in all her reality show contracts, her lawsuit targeting an Old Navy commercial featuring a look-alike, and any possible legal
issues with her store, and that could add up to a lot of kash. So why
not follow in the footsteps of her late father and become a lawyer? Who
knows, maybe she can use her star power to convince the California Bar
to let her change a JD into a KD.
and her brother Rob have already starred as kontestants on Dancing With
the Stars, so it's only a matter of time before the rest of the family gets featured. These classes could help give the Kardashians a leg up
when it comes to the samba, cha-cha, or that war of the feet known as the
Argentine tango. Plus, after finishing in 11th and second place
respectively, Kim and Rob could help one of their siblings finally waltz
away with the mirror ball trophy.
Animals home from a shelter
treacly Sarah McLachlan ad against animal cruelty really pulls at the
love pets, and feel that perhaps the campaign against abused dogs and
gatos could benefit from a socialite face lift. Added bonus: Kim could use this
effort to get back into the good graces of PETA, which recently awarded
her one of its first "Celebrity Grinch Awards" and blasted her
fur-loving ways on a Beverly Hills billboard.
jets are fun, but public transportation can be much more entertaining. I
mean, have you ever heard of a shark being left on a limo? We
thought not -- madness like that only happens on the Metro mover. Perhaps a few rides on the People Mover and the South Beach quarter bus
could convince Kim to become a lobbyist for a Miami metro system to
rival New York's or D.C.'s.
have gone their entire lives without appearing on a reality TV show, and
are able to do just fine. We imagine that Kim and kompatriots could
really learn to enjoy a few months (years? decades?) without their every
oil enema being filmed for American consumption. Sure The Soup may
suffer a bit, but that's the sole reason why Swamp People exists, right?
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