Khloe Kardashian’s new television reality talk show, Kocktails with Khloe, has met with resounding criticism from critics despite her all-star cast. The show, which has a drink and chat format, features Kardashian interviewing her famous guests as they drink the cocktail of the night, which not everyone drinks apparently, and play games while chatting about their lives.
The premiere episode featured Khloe Kardashian bonding with notable guests like Aisha Tyler, Brandi Glanville, Kym Whitley, Snoop Dogg, and her sister Kendall. Although the series is a talk show, according to Khloe herself, “[t]his is what I do at home,” meaning Kardashian hosts dinner parties and her “friends come over, and we play games.”
Except with Kocktails with Khloe, Kardashian “wanted to do it in a controlled environment,” reports Us Weekly. The set, which Khloe says is much like her own home, does not have any cast or crew or any traditional cameras. Instead, the set has 22 hidden cameras so the celebrity guests can feel relaxed and right at home while they reveal their deepest, darkest secrets. Or something like that.
During the premiere episode, there was a drink of the night, Smoky Eyes, although some guests did not partake. Brandi Glanville reportedly was “worried about mixing” drinks and brought her own wine with her.
During what has hailed as a boring dinner party show by critics, during the one interesting moment, guest Aisha Tyler complained about the lack of diversity at the Oscars this year, but Khloe interrupted her guest to say it was time to play another game.
One party game, called “Do Me,” required guests to answer questions Khloe asked about their sex lives. Later in the evening, Kardashian and the girls got more personal as Khloe asked Brandi why she was not on the Bravo network’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills anymore. According to Glanville, she was not asked back full time, although she told Khloe she was “really counting on the paycheck.”
When Kardashian asked why, Brandi replied that she told executive producer Andy Cohen “to f–k off,” and “not only on TV,” but also “via text, via email, and via Twitter,” so she “could guess” why she was fired. According to Brandi, she “felt like within the show, I was literally the only one there that needed the paycheck” and was willing to “take one for the team” to earn it by providing much-needed drama as the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise started to sink.
During the episode, Khloe was able to get sister Kim Kardashian, who was not even a guest, to reveal her stance on abortion. During one memorable part of the episode, Kardashian had little sister Kendall prank Kim by pretending the 20-year-old is pregnant. During the tearful call, Jenner tells Kim Kardashian that she needs help, and feels like “if I told Mom, she would freak out, so I was coming to you for your support first.”
Kim, initially incredulous, soon starts to believe her sister but confesses she doesn’t want to talk now – she’s tired, trying to nurse Saint, and is working on one hour of sleep. When asked if she should have an abortion, Kim Kardashian responds diplomatically, telling Kendall “I’m more mom mode now.”
Before she had children, Kardashian explained, “I would have been like, ‘Are you kidding? Your career is everything!”
However, now that she’s had two children, Kardashian says her tune has changed, confiding to Kendall that “after going through it and doing every way that I probably didn’t imagine, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, everything is sent from God, and it’s meant to be.'”
Khloe soon revealed to Kim Kardashian that the call was all a joke and told her sister, who just gave birth, that when she lost weight, Khloe would welcome her on Kocktails with Khloe.
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