Kris Jenner has already mastered television, making her family the number one clan on reality TV with their successful E! show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spinoff shows. Now Kris, the hardest working mom in show business, is taking on another challenge – hosting her own talk show “Kris” which begins its six-week test run on Fox stations today.
“My show is going to be really fun,” Jenner told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “I’m going to start out with a different co-host every day so some of my co-hosts lined up are Ryan Seacrest, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nene Leakes, Mario Lopez and people like that. Friends that I’ve worked with in the business for years. The first 15 minutes is host chat – what’s going on in both of our lives whoever I have on – the second 15 minutes is pop culture and the rest of the show is all things I love to do like fashion and beauty and health and anti-aging and food.”
Jenner’s show will likely sometimes delve into controversial topics when they make the news. With the Zimmerman case lingering in the public’s mind a day after his acquittal, Jenner was asked if she saw any similarities between that and the O.J.Simpson trial. Her ex-husband, lawyer Robert Kardashian who died of cancer some years ago, was one of the lead lawyers during the trial. Although he and Jenner were already divorced, Kris’ friendship with Nicole Brown Simpson obviously complicated their relationship.
‘I don’t compare the two. And I don’t judge other people unless I hear it from the horse’s mouth. I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t there. So I don’t really want to get into comparing two things that I believe are apples and oranges.”
As for the talk show, Jenner says don’t expect a replay of her family reality show. Obviously, a talk show won’t have the navel-gazing focus the Kardashian clan is known for given their tendency to share just about everything with their audience.
“What I’ve learned from [“Keeping Up With the Kardashians”} is that there are so much that people do want to know and my perspective on things because there are so many layers and things that I’m really passionate about and love to do. My show is not going to be snarky and mean-spirited and negative. I’m not curing a disease, I’m not talking about murder trials. It’s light and fun and happy….I come from a place and I teach my girls this – I just want everybody to be the best that they can be. I think that the show is where you can get a takeaway and maybe learn something and laugh at the same time. I just come from a real positive place in life and I look at the glass half-full.”
As for any news on granddaugther North West, whose parents are her daughter Kim and rapper Kanye West, Kris says it’s impossible to tell who the baby will look like just yet. “She’s pretty cute,” Jenner said.
Kris premieres on Fox stations today; check local listings for times in your area or go to the official website.
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