All her hopes of making A-list pals after hooking up with Kanye are dashed as Gwyneth, Beyonce and more will have nothing to do with her.
Kim Kardashian may be able to boast a hefty bank balance and a celebrity boyfriend, but the reality TV star has found herself a pariah among the Hollywood A-list, after Kanye’s attempts to ingratiate his girlfriend into his all-star gang of pals failed embarrassingly.
And perhaps growing increasingly aware of his relationship’s effect on his fame, despite Kim being banned from attending the recent Met Gala Ball by Vogue‘s Anna Wintour, Kanye went ahead and attended without her.
“She was so upset that he went to the Met event without her,” spilled a source. “Kim felt that he didn’t ask for a ticket for her strongly enough and just accepted it when he was told there was no room.”
Beyonce thinks she’s ‘tacky’
Having seen her former pal Paris Hilton’s star fade so abruptly, pals say Kim is aware that her fame has a shelf life no matter how much personal information she divulges on her reality TV show, and is keen to consolidate her place among the A-list.
“It’s why she reacted so coldly when Kris Humphries told her that in a few years ‘no one will care about you’,” spilled a pal. “She saw what has happened to Paris and it scares her that pretty soon the focus will be on the next big thing in reality TV. She knows that she has to make a bigger fame grab sooner rather than later.”
And top of her list of ways to claw her way onto the A-list has been to ensure she gets close to Kanye’s close friends Beyonce and Jay-Z.
“She’ll do whatever she can to hang out with those guys,” spilled one mole. “She does really like Kanye,” spilled one. “But she also likes what Kanye comes with – a bona fide introduction to the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Gwyneth Paltrow.”
However, despite new baby girl, Blue Ivy, taking up all her time, sources say the Crazy In Love star has made it clear she can’t be associated with someone who came to prominence via a leaked intimate home movie.
“Beyonce hangs out with Chris Martin and Gwyneth – it’s a totally different scene to the Hollywood club circuit,” said an insider. “Beyonce prizes her privacy – it’s why her marriage to Jay-Z was kept completely under wraps. Whereas Kim’s short-lived marriage to Kris was a complete media circus. B thought it was tacky. She’s not a fan of reality TV either.”
Kim copies Gwyneth’s style
Stepping out in Cannes in the same Emilio Pucci outfit Gwyneth wore to last year’s Emmy awards, Kim was evidently hoping that the Oscar winner would be flattered by her style homage. However, the fiercely protective of her A-list status star has so far managed to avoid being introduced to Kim, despite the reality TV star jetting to London last week whilst Kanye is on tour there.
“Gwyneth would rather limit any double dates to her and Chris and Beyonce and Jay-Z,” spilled a source. “She is friends with Kanye, but not as much as Beyonce is. She’s probably relieved she doesn’t have to start making these decisions about how the Kardashian association could affect her brand.”
But with Gwyneth being close friends with most of Hollywood, including Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr and Stella McCartney, Kim sees the Contagion actress as her route to legitimate fame, and is hoping to develop her acting career over the coming years.
“Kim thinks that if someone like Brooklyn Decker can make such a splash and get all these high-profile movie roles, that she can too,” spilled an industry source. “Her plan is to approach Gwyneth as a fan and get to know her that way – by being humble and willing to cling to any morsel of advice Gwyneth gives her.” Adding, “Kim knows that bringing the whole ‘I’m a reality TV star’ schtick to this A-list party will not get her in with the in-crowd.”
Snubbed by the fashion world
With a wardrobe packed to the rafters with designer pieces, it’s said to irk Kim that she doesn’t get gifted the exclusive pieces that get sent for free to the likes of Gwyneth, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman, with the reality TV star insisting that she could offer designers far more media exposure than any one else.
“She’s one of the most photographed women on the planet,” spilled a mole. “Kim is always saying that if a designer dressed her that she could get their dresses all over the blogs and in all the magazines. She doesn’t understand why she is shunned.”
And just last week, Anna Wintour’s right hand man, Andre Leon Talley, sniped, “What’s shocking to me is how important the red carpet is. At one point I thought it was ruining [fashion] but I don’t think that any more. I don’t think any celebrity can take away from fashion. Not even Kim Kardashian could take away from fashion.” With designer Ralph Pucci, after scooping the Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the fashion industry, dismissing the notion that he would ever design for Kim, he insisted, “No, I think that’s *********ing yourself.”
Butt of the joke
Kim, her sisters, her show and their over-the-top lifestyle have come under heavy fire from a plethora of celebs lately…
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a ******* idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
“I don’t need to watch someone go to the ******* supermarket, who gives a ****? Why would you ever care about that, you can go do that yourself!”
“I was watching the Kardashian girl getting divorced, and that’s a tragedy for anyone. But they’re using it for entertainment.”
“The Golden Globes are to the Oscars as Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton, a bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker, and more easily bought…. allegedly.”
“Ladies and gentleman, I have a very special guest. Please welcome Kim Kardashian [to the stage]… Nah, just [messing] with you! That ***** isn’t coming on my stage.”