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Q&A: Keeping the Kardashians straight

Keeping Kardashians straight

I tend to get my Kardashians confused. Can you help sort it out for me, please?

The Kardashians are omnipresent, mostly because of their reality TV shows, most notably Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but there are so many of them that it can get confusing. Here's a rundown:

• Mom Kris, 55, was married to Robert Kardashian, who was best-known for being one of O.J. Simpson's lawyers in his murder trial. Robert and Kris had three daughters and a son before divorcing in 1990. She married Bruce Jenner in 1991. Kardashian died of cancer in 2003 at age 59.

• Kourtney, 32, co-owns the women's boutique D-A-S-H. She and her boyfriend, Scott Disick, have a son, Mason, who is about 16 months old. She was on the TV reality show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive.

• Kim, 30, is the most famous of the family, probably because of her 2007 sex tape and high-profile romances. She co-owns D-A-S-H, has been on Dancing With the Stars, produces the reality show and is seen frequently on TV commercials.

• Khloe, 26, is married to professional basketball player Lamar Odom of the Los Angeles Lakers. She co-owns D-A-S-H, was on Celebrity Apprentice and posed nude for a PETA campaign.

• Rob, 24, is a model.

More recent family add-ons:

• Kris' husband Jenner, 61, won the gold medal in the decathlon in the 1976 Olympics. The Jenners have two daughters who aren't Kardashians but certainly do look like their half-sisters:

• Kendall Jenner is 15 and a model.

• Kylie Jenner is 13 and also models.

Kris Jenner, who manages her daughters' career, said recently that the family took in $65 million in 2010. In an interview in the May issue of Redbook, she says:

"It's annoying when I hear, 'What do your girls do?' Well, first of all, all of my daughters have jobs. They are fashion stylists and designers; they own a chain of stores. They had the stores before they had the show. They might not be singers or dancers, but they certainly know how to produce a television show. Whether you want to call it talent or not, they have multiple shows on the air. How many shows do you have?"

Quote origins are uncertain

Who was it who said, "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross"?

The quote frequently is attributed to author Sinclair Lewis, but there's no proof he ever said it.

Sally E. Parry, spokeswoman for the Sinclair Lewis Society, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that while the quote "sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written," the society never has been able to link it to the author.

The quote also has been incorrectly attributed to the late Louisiana Gov. and U.S. Sen. Huey Long. Long was assassinated in 1935.

Q&A: Keeping the Kardashians straight 05/01/11 [Last modified: Sunday, May 1, 2011 5:30am]
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