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Kris Jenner's call for absolute editorial control kills magazine deal

January 19, 2012 - New York

Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, demand for absolute editorial control over stories written about her family, has killed a deal with American Media Inc.

Page Six recently revealed that the family was in talks with the publisher, home to Shape, Star, National Enquirer and Radar Online, to create a Kardashian-devoted fanzine entirely dedicated to the family's antics.

However, according to sources, the deal turned sour after Jenner demanded she have editorial approval over every AMI publication to ensure wall-to-wall positive coverage of the overexposed reality robots.

The source said that AMI "balked" at the demand, even though megalomaniac mom Jenner offered to "dish" all of the family "scoop" to the fanzine.

AMI execs argued they didn't want to just swallow saccharine "Kardashian krap," noting that while they have a television deal with E!, other outlets often get better scoops on the family.

AMI dealt the deal a mortal blow when Star last week claimed Jenner's late ex-husband, Robert Kardashian, was not the biological father of Khloe Kardashian. Furious Jenner denied it, and realized that AMI would never bow to her demands.

"AMI chief David Pecker made it clear that there was no way he was going to tell his editors what stories they could and couldn't do," the New York Post quoted the source as saying.

In turn, Jenner pulled Kardashian-related product ads from Star.

"Kris has never had a conversation with AMI regarding this issue of her demands. But, the allegations contained in the Star article about Khloe not being a Kardashian are completely fabricated, false and untrue. Robert Kardashian is absolutely her biological father, so of course she was upset over their story," a representative for Jenner said.


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