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Kim Kardashian Tops Highest Paid Reality Star List, Two 'Skating With the Stars' Contestants Hospitalized and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 7th 2010 11:30AM
Kim KardashianWith two successful E! reality shows and a third in the works, the Kardashians are seemingly everywhere -- but even moreso this week with the release of their new book, 'Kardashian Konfidential.'

The reality star family has been making the talk show publicity rounds to promote their memoir/self-help book, and it's paying off: According to The Daily Beast, Kim has been named the highest-paid reality star this year. The middle Kardashian sister has brought in $6 million this year for her TV shows, product endorsements, Dash boutiques, skincare line and other promotional appearances.

Also on the highest-paid list: 'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad, 'Jersey Shore' star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino and celeb mom Kate Gosselin.

In other TV news ...

Is 'Skating With the Stars' cursed? Two stars were hospitalized yesterday -- Brandon Mychal Smith will return next week after recovering from a virus or food poisoning, while pro Brooke Castille competed with partner Jonny Moseley after her hand was sliced open with his skate. [E! Online]

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has won a lawsuit that accused her of plagiarism. The 'View' co-host was accused of copying passages for her book on celiac disease. [THR, Esq.]

Oprah's audience has landed in Australia. The lucky attendees will travel through Australia for eight days before heading to two show tapings at the Sydney Opera House. [The Hollywood Reporter]

'Better Off Ted' creator Victor Fresco is working on a new show. The series, 'Sunnyside,' follows a man who moves back to his hometown to raise his child. [Vulture]

Actress Cloris Leachman and newscaster Peter Jennings are among this year's inductees into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Also on the list are actress Diahnn Carroll, cable executive Tom Freston, composer Earle Hagen, writer and producer Susan Harris and game show producer Bill Todman. [Deadline]

'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker is producing four new shows this pilot season. Three drama series will be under consideration at CBS, while one is being developed for The CW. [Variety]

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Kim a star? what's her talent again cause I never ever seen it. Just cause she is a lawyers dauthter that had everything handed to her since birth? I would love to see the day that she has TO struggle/ really work like other Stars. She would cry like a baby as she does on her reality show. Her voice just annoys me. Now, Angelina Jolie is STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 08 2010 at 5:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kardashian....Hmm, that name rings a bell. Oh yes, now I remember, Robert Kardashian was the one that walked away from O.J. Simpson's house with the murder weapons and bloodly clothes in a bag. Now that's a famous Kardashian, or maybe infamous is more like it! The other Kardashians are just famous for being famous.

December 07 2010 at 11:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

They have done nothing but give USA a bad name.

December 07 2010 at 10:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kim Kardashian? Kate Gosselin? They're stars? Please oh PLEASE can someone enlighten me on exactly WHY they're famous? WHAT HAVE THEY DONE???????

December 07 2010 at 10:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Melody's comment
Doris m. Koch

They seem to be all that
Showbiz or
Entertainment tonight want to talk about anymore, and it's very boring.....tired of Lohan.....and
Mel Gibson too!

December 07 2010 at 11:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

No wonder the Chinese, Canadians and Europeans are laughing at us. Americans think this is entertainment and talent..UGH!!!

December 07 2010 at 9:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patrick Bateman

So this is what America has become. The terrorists can have it.

December 07 2010 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Patrick Bateman's comment

I second that. None have any real talent.

December 07 2010 at 8:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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