Kim Kardashian says she's headed to party with Dems at convention
September 6th, 2012
08:38 AM ET
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Kim Kardashian says she's headed to party with Dems at convention

(CNN) – If contemporary politics didn't already resemble a bad reality show, it will come a lot closer Thursday.

Kim Kardashian – reality show star, sex tape entrepreneur, and girlfriend of Kanye West – tweeted Wednesday night she was Charlotte-bound for the "official DNC after party."


The venue she lists, Club Hush, doesn't appear on the official convention website, and the phone number listed in the yellow pages for the club is disconnected.

President Barack Obama officially accepts the Democratic nomination for president Thursday at the Time Warner Cable Arena, and while a multitude of political stars will be present, it wasn't clear whether Kardashian would be in attendance for the main event of the three-day convention.

On Wednesday CNN reported that a trio of young actresses – Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington – would make some kind of appearance at the Democratic event.

Kardashian is a regular guest at the White House Correspondents Dinner, held annually in Washington, though she's been the butt of several jokes at the gathering.

"Seriously, guys, what am I doing here?" Obama said in a pre-taped segment at this year's dinner.

"Why am I telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian? What is she famous for, anyway?" he asked.

Kardashian later told US Magazine that the highlight of that night was meeting Martha Stewart.

Last October, the entire Kardashian family was reportedly offended when first lady Michelle Obama criticized their bevy of reality shows, telling iVillage ""Barack really thinks some of the Kardashians - when they watch that stuff - he doesn't like that as much."

The family was "completely blindsided," according to TMZ, since the president apparently told Khloe Kardashian that the flagship Kardashian reality show, "Keeping Up with the Karshashians," was "great" when the two met last year.

soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Ken Edelstein

    Leave it to CNN to lead its politics blog for at least three prime-time morning hours with a post on Kim Kardashian - on the morning after Bill Clinton's nominating speech. Pitiful. Why should anyone with an interest in politics ever return to this blog? Why do you call it "Political Ticker"? Why is your "Political Unit" writing about this? It's sad to see the CNN brand continue to damage itself in this way.

    September 6, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. LynneSki

    And how is this news?????????? Why should I care that she going to ANOTHER party??????

    I know some celebrities are there to use their power for the good of others....she is there to be seen. Who freaking cares?

    September 6, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. cali girl

    No thank you, go DJ a VIP whatever in Las Vegas.

    September 6, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. JG

    She will be with her people.....

    September 6, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. BostonianNTheWoodlandsTX

    Its a free country and she can go and do what she wants.

    That said.......Please keep BOTH their mugs from in front of any cameras and nobody wants to hear what they think.

    The President doesn't need anyone giving Palin-like comments or opinions in his behalf.

    September 6, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. me again

    Just another reason why I don't like her.

    September 6, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. tammy lambert az

    keep her away, she will ruin it!!!!

    September 6, 2012 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  8. Tony

    As long as Democrats keep her off the podium, everything will be fine. We are a big-tent party. Bad reality show personalities are people too. They are more people than corporations.

    September 6, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  9. Madtown

    Kim Kardashian – reality show star
    Hey, someone has to provide comic relief for the convention. Queue the dunce, the court jester. Put her in a pointy, floppy hat. I do think it's very funny that she's considered a "star". How pathetic this country's celebrity culture is, when this worthless piece of trash is considered a star.

    September 6, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  10. partyofstupid

    WHO CARES!!!! Kim go back to school and get an education!

    September 6, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. Bill Clinton

    I promised to autograph her.

    September 6, 2012 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. PJ

    So bimbo is going to a party that is not on the Democrat roster, to a place that is no longer in business, and you
    say " going to party with the Dems at convention"?????????????? (Nobody invited her, that makes her
    a party crasher, among other things). At least when she went to the Correspondent's dinner with FOX Snooze,
    they invited her.
    Ticker must really miss Palin and the lovely Bristol.

    September 6, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  13. Sorensen

    They should keep this embarrassing and stupid person far away.

    September 6, 2012 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  14. kygirl

    Another reason I'm glad I'm a republican!

    September 6, 2012 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  15. Lynn

    Who does this trash think she is and why give her any space in the news? Wash her face and millions of women around the world would be better looking without all the gallons of her face paint.

    September 6, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. TomGI

    For all the "how is she ..." or "why should I care ..." comments, truth is she has a big following with young women. And if she shows up and supports the candidate it will not hurt his chances with younger women and it may help. I just hope she actually votes and isn't a closet republican. I think her mom will be voting for R&R.

    September 6, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  17. Mitt Romney

    I want the Kardashian girls to become my third, fourth, and fifth wives.

    September 6, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. Bill Clinton

    I promised to autograph her at the party.

    September 6, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. obama is Out Of Touch with reality

    So what night are the Demoncrats burning the bible?

    September 6, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  20. Sorensen

    Keep that embarrassing piece of trash out of there.

    September 6, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  21. hangar13

    This may be the only time in her life when she's the smartest person in the room. Check out the Weather Channel, chance of precip at the hour of the president's speech – 0%. But it's weather, not the specter of empty seats, that forced the event indoors. The lies are becoming less believable every day.

    September 6, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  22. Johnny

    I've never heard her speak, I've just seen the pictures.

    September 6, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  23. lolo

    Please stay home, Ms. Kartrashian. We are doing fine on our own. Don't you have a new man to find or something?

    September 6, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  24. Barbara

    I'm sure she's heading to the DNC. So how much is she charging per trick? Please stop putting this no name, no talent, low life, scheming B, in the news. She should get an academy award for the ultimate white trash bimbo.

    September 6, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  25. JD

    OMG keep that no talent trainwreck away. I would have thought she would be a good Republican: a big whiner and talentless and tackless

    September 6, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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