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Kim Kardashian's Divorce: One Big Publicity Stunt?

Posted on Tue Nov 1, 2011 10:20 AM PDT

A new promo and news from The Hollywood Reporter have us wondering if Kim Kardashian's divorce is for real.

When it comes to reality TV, lines between real and scripted have blurred in recent years. A new promo for the upcoming season of E!'s Kourtney & Kim Take New York hints that the breakdown of Kim and Kris Humphries' relationship will play out on camera.

KimKrisPublicityStunt.jpgKardashian filed for divorce from her husband of 72 days on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.

The promo (above), starts with a narrator saying ominously, "They may have the world at their feet, but things can change in a New York minute."

Kardashian and Humphries starting filming the season after their lavish, $20 million wedding in August.

Last week, reports spread that Kardashian's relationship with Humphries was the result of a casting decision-- that E! scouted several athletes to find a relationship for Kim on her fam's reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Kim and Kris got engaged after just six months together and married a few months later. It all played out on the show, complete with a four-hour wedding special that garnered more than 8 million viewers for E!.

Such numbers might have tempted the publicity-savvy Kardashians to drum up another news-breaking item -- instead of a wedding, a divorce.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter says it's learned that Kris and Kim even filmed a scene for the show in which they decide to "take a break" from each other.

An E! spokesperson told THR: "We're not commenting on story lines for the new season at this point." Keep reading for more ...

On Monday, Humphries released a statement saying, "I love my wife and am devastated ... I'm committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to make it work."

This makes us wonder -- is this all a publicity stunt for the show? Seems like Kris' statement hints that he and Kim could still work things out. If they reconciled, it would be a whole new media blitz.

And, this divorce happened awfully fast -- making us wonder if it's real. The announcement came just in time for sweeps week on TV, the debut of mom Kris Jenner's autobiography, and just a few weeks before Kourtney & Kim premieres.

The E! promo ends with this conversation between Kris and Kim:

    Kim: "How am I gonna have my career and live in Minnesota?"

    Kris: "By the time you have kids and they're at school, no one will probably care about you."

What do you think? Was this relationship ever for real?


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Is Kim Kardashian's divorce filing for real?

No. It's for attention, just like the marriage was! They'll reconcile.
Yes! She IS on a reality show, but I don't think she'd actually MARRY someone just for money/fame!
Yes, but the wedding wasn't. She's just now realized her mistake!
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