Hey, remember when Kim and Kourtney Kardashian were shunned from a bunch of ritzy Miami Beach neighborhoods? And then they rented a house in North Miami instead, and blogs everywhere reported that they were living in the ghetto?
The producers of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami certainly don't seem to.
Last night, the reality show finally showed the stars house hunting. We saw the interiors of some pretty spectacular mansions, but we didn't see any of the real real estate drama that went down when the Kardashians' would-be neighbors denied their request for an extended stay.
Until last night's episode, we'd only seen Kim and Kourtney whining, sparring, stealing, breastfeeding, and otherwise living their lives out of a collection of suites at the Eden Roc. But Kourtney, who has two kids and what looks like zero support from any of her dozens of family members who surround her at all times, decided she wanted to move someplace with a yard.
Kim responded by throwing an adult tantrum -- "Kourtney always gets her way!" -- and then by acting extra-picky as the two toured home after home. When Kourtney found a giant Mediterranean mansion she deemed worthy of her babies, Kim made a move for the master bedroom. But by the end of the episode, Kim realized she was acting like a dick, rented the house on behalf of both of them, surprised Kourtney and her baby daddy with dinner at their new place, and everybody lived happily ever after.
Except the North Miami mansion wasn't anybody's dreamhouse. In order to film in a home on Miami Beach, producers must submit an proposal to the owners of the neighboring houses. If those neighbors approve, the request goes to a city board. And despite the best efforts of the Kourtney & Kim team, their bid to film in the Sunset Islands, DiLido Island, and on North Bay Road failed. So they moved to a gated community in North Miami instead.
But that's not the story the Kardashians want their fans to see on the small screen. What'll come out next -- that breastmilk doesn't actually cure psoriasis? That the dragon boat race was fixed? That Kim's marriage to Kris Humphries was just a big scam?
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