Turns out, everything Kim Kardashian touches DOES turn to gold–ratings gold that is. An astounding ten-and-a-half million viewers tuned in to see the reality mogul wed NBA star Kris Humphries in a two-night, four-hour special event on E! this past Sunday and Monday, the network confirmed in a ratings release. Sunday was the most-watched day in the network’s history, with Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event garnering more than six times the number of E!’s normal primetime viewers. Attended by celebrity guests including Ryan Seacrest, Lindsay Lohan and Eva Longoria, the couple’s August 20 nuptials were held in Montecito, Calif., Kim’s sisters, Kourtney and Khloe, served as co-maids of honor, while younger sisters Kendall, Kylie, and Kris’ sister Kaela were bridesmaids. Kim and Kris–who got engaged in May after a brief six month courtship–documented their trip down the aisle in the two-part series including some interesting “tense” moments while planning quite possibly one of the most lavish nuptials this side of the Atlantic.
In the wake of “fairy-tale” wedding, Kim and momager Kris Jenner went on The Rachael Ray Show to squash rumors squelch that she received $20 million for rights to her nuptials. “I would literally get married 10 times if that were true!” Kim said. Still, The Hollywood Reporter has reported that she got paid $1.5 million by People magazine for the photo rights, and that her planner said the wedding would have cost $6 million, but she received most of the goods for free or discounted in exchange for publicity. Kim also joked about the wedding cost: “I don’t care if I were Oprah Winfrey. I would never spend that on one day! That’s ridiculous.” Cmon, Kim we all know that’s not true. Here she embraces her “over-the-top’ness” in these ultra-chic oversized round shades that are worthy of our fave diva. –rpuccia
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