Now that Khloe Kardashian has lost her “X Factor” job (she’s been fired from the show), it seems as if she’s found another way to get publicity: by endorsing Invisalign’s “invisible” teeth braces that she got from her cosmetic doctor Kevin Sands.
Kardashian, 28, went public with her decision to get the braces, which are designed in such way that they are not immediately visible from a distance. On May 10, 2013, she tweeted: Thank you @drkevinsands for being the best dentist ever! If only we could all be put to sleep like Lamar LOL maybe next time :).” She also posed for publicity photos with Sands while she was wearing the braces.
Kardashian’s hope for new and improved teeth still cannot erase her whiny voice that is annoying to many people and her disastrous stint as co-host on “The X Factor” U.S.
Even before she and Mario Lopez began co-hosting the show in October 2012, numerous “X Factor” viewers loudly protested about Kardashian being on the show, when there were rumors that she was going to be hired as a co-host.
Kardashian was a controversial choice from the beginning, since she had no prior experience hosting a TV show. Her main claim to fame is being on staged reality shows with her family.
“The X Factor” U.S. decision makers, including Simon Cowell and Fox president of alternative entertainment Mike Darnell, were among those who made the foolish decision to hire Kardashian to co-host the show. And the backlash was immediate.
Kardashian received countless complaints from most “X Factor” viewers, who often described her as “unprofessional,” “awkward” and “horrible” as a TV host. Many viewers said they were boycotting “The X Factor” U.S. (which is televised in the U.S. on Fox) as long as Kardashian was on the show and they demanded that Kardashian get fired.
After Kardashian joined the show, the “The X Factor” U.S. lost an average of 1 million to 1.5 million viewers per episode. Before she was on “The X Factor” U.S., the show was averaging 9 million viewers per episode. After she joined the show, it started averaging 7.5 million to 8 million viewers per episode.
On April 22, 2013, Fox (the U.S. network for “The X Factor” U.S.) officially confirmed that Lopez will continue to host “The X Factor” U.S. in 2013 and that Khloe Kardashian will not.
Kardashian’s firing had first been reported in this blog back in January 2013, months Kardashian’s exit officially announced. The New York Post and other media outlets later confirmed that “The X Factor” was dumping Kardashian.
According to Radar Online, Kardashian’s mother/manager, Kris Jenner, tried and failed to get Lopez fired and replaced by one of Kardashian’s older sisters.
Kardashian’s “X Factor” ouster is among the sweeping changes that sources say the show is making in 2013 in an effort to increase ratings, after the show lost millions of viewers in 2012.
For now, “X Factor” U.S. representatives are refusing to comment on any other changes that the show is making in 2013. Kardashian has not yet commented about getting fired from “The X Factor.”
This won’t be the first time that “The X Factor” U.S. is undergoing a major overhaul. In May 2012, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato replaced fired judges Paula Abdul and Scherzinger. Kardashian and Lopez replaced fired host Steve Jones. Abdul, Scherzinger and Jones were dismissed from “The X Factor” at the end of January 2012.
In December, Reid announced he was quitting “The X Factor” because he said he wanted more time to focus on his main job as chairman/CEO of Epic Records. A month later, Spears announced her “X Factor” exit because she she said she wanted more time for her music career. Sources told Us Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter that Spears had been or was about to be fired from the show.
As of now, Cowell and Lovato are the only confirmed judges for “The X Factor” U.S., but the replacements for Spears and Reid should be announced sometime in May 2013.