Kris Jenner, still bitter from Access Hollywood panning her summer talk show, banned the program’s access to a Las Vegas bash for Kim Kardashian’s birthday, the show’s executive producer Rob K. Silverstein said in a scathing, albeit prescient, online post.
“We were planning on covering but Kris Jenner has ‘blacklisted’ us,” Silverstein wrote. “The reason: She was not happy with a review we aired of her talk show. A few months back.”
Silverstein reiterated his opinion on Kris’ skills as a talk show host, and it wasn’t pretty.
“First, her talk show was not great and she is not a talk show host, no shame in that,” he said. “The landscape is littered with failed talk shows… Bethenny is finding that out right now.”
He explained that as an impartial media outlet, “We are not mouth pieces for the Kardashians. There are plenty of other outlets that are.
“We cover the Kardashians fairly,” he wrote. “We have also criticized them where we felt it was justified.”
Silverstein then went in for the jugular, citing the reality TV’s family niche of “famous for being famous” — and how it grates on some of the show’s viewers.
“Their popularity causes a lot of internal issues at our show; producers want us to ‘cover real stars who have talent.’ We get e-mails from viewers all the time asking us to cut down or even eliminate our coverage of the Kardashians.”
He wrapped up by saying, that when the Kardashians “were just starting out on this journey, they would take any publicity they could get, now it appears they are being selective.
“Our right is to cover the family as openly and fairly as we cover all of Hollywood and despite the ‘blacklist,’ that’s exactly what we will keep on doing.”