C.J.: Oh, Oprah: You let Kim right off the hook

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 20, 2012 - 8:59 PM

Kim Kardashian's interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday on OWN has been rankling me mentally, and in other ways as you'll see.

Although she wouldn't say precisely what happened behind closed doors to sour her feelings for estranged husband Kris Humphries so immediately, why was Kardashian talking to Oprah about anything related to her cameo as Hollywood's 72-Day Wife? I finally think I know the source of my perturbation.

Some time ago when I was trying to find out why Humphries hadn't opened up about the disastrous relationship, I was told that the NBA player had a pre-nup that included a confidentiality clause precluding interviews about their relationship. If he had a pre-nup with a confidentiality clause, so did Kardashian. She might be in violation of the rumored pre-nup. If that's a possibility, she might want to consult a top-notch attorney about this.

This is something that may come up in depositions that begin right here in Minneapolis soon.

Kardashian wanted a quickie divorce when she filed Oct. 31. Humphries hasn't let her have that. He reportedly is seeking millions to settle his request for an annulment on the grounds that the marriage was a fraud perpetrated by Kardashian.

She signed up for a lesson, while he signed up for a lifetime.

Oprah, where were you?

Oprah, I love you, but if Part 1 of that Kim Kardashian interview is any indication, you are slipping.

While explaining the demise of her marriage to Humphries, Kardashian whined: "Things happen the way they're supposed to, to bring you to where you're eventually supposed to be. I've obviously made mistakes in my lifetime, but I'm not the type to beat myself up over it. If a real lesson was learned, then I'm OK with having experienced that."

Did Oprah ask what the lesson was?

Not on camera. And I don't get the idea that it will be revealed in Part 2 of this interview scheduled for Sunday.

"That's so perfect I could weep," said Oprah.

Note to celebrities everywhere: If the questioning gets rough, just tell Oprah you learned a lesson!

Where Oprah could have wept, I wanted to regurgitate. After an over-the-top wedding ceremony aired in a two-part special on cable, for which she was compensated, Kardashian gets away with explaining her behavior with disingenuous drivel -- and gets the approval of our National Guru of Spirituality.

And what was the "Were you ever bored?" question designed to elicit, Oprah?

If this had been a TMZ interview, I'd have assumed it was a sneaky way of playing up TMZ's caricature of Humphries as dumb. Don't know how bright he is, but Mensa's not exactly holding a membership for Kardashian who, according to TMZ again, didn't know the name Marie Antoinette.

I tried to reach Oprah for comment via Twitter. Still waiting.

Love's now one-on-one

Kevin Love seems to have found some.

The Timberwolves power forward, and 2012 Olympics hopeful, was on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday when he revealed that a new love interest means he can't enjoy the company of groupies.

"Who gets better groupies, your uncle [Mike Love of the Beach Boys] or you as an NBA player?" asked Kimmel.

"It's funny you say that. I'm actually locked down at the time," said Love, "so no groupies for me. But my uncle still gets the most groupies."

In February, according to playerwives.com, Love was dating Elise Novak.

Since Love seems like the loyal type, he's probably still dating Novak, if the website was right about the relationship. They are both alums of UCLA, although he was only there "five minutes" before turning pro.

She's reportedly a good golfer and a pre-med student, whose favorite subject is physics.

Sounds like someone who can spar intellectually with Love, who showed why he's such a popular late-night interview guest. He can talk and he's witty.

He told the story about getting in trouble with the front office of the Timberwolves and the NBA by innocently going on Twitter to reveal that then-coach Kevin McHale had told him in a private phone call he was leaving the team. After the dust-up, Love said he left Twitter for about two years. However, he credits his misstep for the reason the NBA has all these nice rules and possible fines associated with Twitter.

"What about the Olympics, do you actually have to try out?" Kimmel asked.

"I don't know if I have to, because they always need at least one token white guy," said Love. "I think I have a pretty good shot of making it."

Their interaction was as fluid and conversational as if they were in private. See for yourself at www.startribune.com/a1416.

C.J. is at 612.332.TIPS or cj@startribune.com. More of her attitude can be seen Fox 9 Thursday mornings.

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