Just like she shops around for doctors willing to x-ray her butt, she also shops around for men. Kim Kardashian apparently shopped around various basketball teams so she could have a ball-player boyfriend on the next season of Kourtney and Kim Take New York. Call it a casting call or call it an arranged marriage, either way, it seems like Kris Humphries was hired to be her husband.
According to the UK Daily Mail and Wetpaint.com, E! was calling around teams to match-make Kim K with NBA athletes. However, Kris Humphries wasn't even her first choice. While Kris is probably only the first choice for giants and women with a thyroid problem, Kim originally wanted to date NY Knicks athlete, Danilo Gallinari. The 22-year-old Italian was then a forward for the Knicks and was approached by E! who asked the player if he was interested in starring on a reality show and dating the reality TV star.
According to the source, "Danilo said he would love to meet Kim but was not interested in dating her or being on a reality show."
"Even though E! explained it would be great for his career, Gallinari turned the offer down," adds the source.
E! had "no comment" when wetpaint.com contacted them. So even though Kim really wanted a New York Knicks athelete, instead she ended up with Humphries...from Jersey. That's like trying to date a NY socialite and ending up with Snookie.
At the time, Kris was playing for the New Jersey Nets. Kim claims they met when she saw him at a New Jersey home game and she asked her friend to introduce them, so the friend set up a group dinner with one of Kris' teammates so that Kim could cougar-town her way into Kris' heart. Kim has been retelling this story for months now, but I don't know why we never found it suspicious. Exhibit A: Why was Kim attending a basketball game in New Jersey?
Kim was only interested in a basketball star from NY or NJ, probably so that it would be a "convenient" marriage in terms of filming her NY reality show. What if she married someone from the Utah Jazz, would we have to sit through an entire season of Kourtney and Kim take Utah? I don't think so.
Also, sources are adding that when the "casting call" went out for a Mr. Kardashian, all the players just laughed at it, but Kris was the only player who went after it seriously.
Some industry insiders are whispering that the wedding may not even be legal. So yeah, that lavish million dollar wedding was basically just a beauty pageant.
This isn't the first time that the tabloids have suspected that their marriage is crumbling. Kris was recently photographed carrying moving boxes out of their NY hotel room and even her mom says that the couple is strained, "They're going two separate directions [with work]," says Kris Jenner, "They'll figure it out as soon as they get back."
But now that they've finished filming Kourtney and Kim Take New York and Kris Humphries "duties" are over, are they really going to get divorced? Or fake divorced if you're one of the people that believe they aren't actually married. Besides, now that Kris Humphries doesn't have a job because of the NBA lock-out, that frees him up to do married things like attend tapings of Dancing With The Stars.