“Never was an age more sentimental, more devoid of real feeling, more exaggerated in false feeling, than our own.”
— D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover
For those who don’t know why Kim Kardashian is famous, the answer is: she’s very good at being famous. When creatively famous people go on reality TV, the results are often dreadful because acting and being filmed are two different verbs, with two different skill sets. While both are about being seen, acting isn’t necessarily about being watched. Kim Kardashian doesn’t mind people watching her life, which makes her TV show compelling.
Kim Kardashian allows herself to be watched in multiple media—not just on her show, but also in the tabloids and directly from her twitter feed. So you can learn about the break up now on E! New Daily, or later on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which will also be on E! And since people who work in media are also interested in the creation and manipulation of media, the Kim’s wedding and subsequent break-up, become news.