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Kimberly Noel “Kim” Kardashian (born October 21, 1980) is an American “celebutante”, socialite, model, actress, businesswoman, and television personality. She is best known for her social life and her role on the E! reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Kim Kardashian: Early life

Kardashian is of Armenian (father), Scottish and Dutch (mother) descent, the daughter of attorney Robert Kardashian and Kris Jenner (née Houghton). Robert Kardashian, best known for being O. J. Simpson’s lawyer during his murder trial, died on September 30, 2003. Her mother, Kris, divorced Robert in 1989, and married former Olympian Bruce Jenner in 1991.

Kardashian has two sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, and one brother, Robert. She also has stepbrothers Burton Jenner, Brandon Jenner, and reality TV star Brody Jenner, stepsister Casey Jenner, and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. O. J. Simpson is Kardashian’s godfather.

While attending high school, Kardashian worked at her father’s music marketing firm, Movie Tunes.

Kim Kardashian: Career

Kim Kardashian at the Seventh Annual Hollywood Life Magazine Awards.

Her first acting role was in the television series Beyond the Break. She then starred in the 2008 film Disaster Movie as Lisa, alongside Carmen Electra and Vanessa Minnillo. The film spoofed disaster films. Kardashian also appeared in an episode of How I Met Your Mother entitled “Benefits”.

Kardashian has done many small modeling jobs on the side of her television career. Kardashian posed nude for the December 2007 issue of Playboy magazine. In February 2008 Bongo Jeans announced that Kardashian would be their new face model. Kardashian is also a model for Travis Barker’s Famous Stars and Stripes clothing line. Kardashian is one of the stars of the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians along with her two sisters, mother, brother, half-sisters, and stepfather.

Kardashian at the 2009 premiere of Wonderful World.

On May 2, 2008, Kardashian released a workout DVD, Workout with Kim Kardashian, and a set of workout cards with the help of trainer Kathy Kaehler. In July 2008, Kardashian announced on her personal blog that she is working on her own perfume line to be released in 2009. In March 2009 Kardashian launched a shoe shopping service.

Kardashian was one of 13 participants on the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with Current DWTS Champion Mark Ballas. Kardashian was the third contestant voted off the show on September 30, 2008, finishing in 11th place overall.

Kardashian is slated to appear as a guest judge during Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model.

Kim Kardashian: Personal life

In 2000, Kardashian married music producer Damon Thomas; their relationship ended in divorce in 2004. In 2007, she began dating NFL star Reggie Bush after they met at the ESPY Awards. The couple split at the end of July 2009.

Kim Kardashian – Sex tape scandal

In 2007, a pornographic home video she had made with her then-boyfriend, R&B singer Ray J, was leaked. Kardashian pursued legal action against Vivid Entertainment for ownership of the tape. Kardashian later dropped the suit and settled with Vivid Entertainment for US $5 million.

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