CLAIM: “Rehab” For Kim Kardashian!

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By Daniel Gates


We’ve reached the stage in the Kim Kardashian divorce kaos when tabloids have become tired of the (perfectly dramatic) facts and are starting to write fiction.

That’s the only way to explain Star magazine’s reckless “Rehab For Kim!” cover story, which alleges that backlash over her “marriage hoax” is pushing the reality personality “over the edge.” According to the tab, Kardashian has had a total meltdown since splitting from Kris Humphries, and “those close to the reality starlet are begging her to get professional help.”

“Kim is emotionally and physically exhausted from the divorce,” says a so-called “insider,” adding, “This is too big of a problem for her to handle on her own. She needs to go to rehab.” The magazine never bothers to specify what kind of “rehab” Kardashian needs, but does allege that she’s been alternating between “manic” behavior and wandering around like a zombie “behind closed doors.”

Then Star ups the ante by insinuating that there could be a new Kim sex tape – this time with her soon-to-be ex, Humphries. “Kim’s friends are buzzing about the possibility of a Kim and Kris sex tape coming out,” declares a “source,” adding, “Now with the split getting ugly, if a sex tape hit the Internet, that would totally destroy Kim.” Sigh.

Here’s what’s real about the tabloid’s story: Kim Kardashian is getting divorced. You may have heard something about it. Here’s what Star fabricated: Kardashian is being urged to go to “rehab,” with an alleged Kris Humphries sex tape as one of the leading factors in her supposed coming breakdown. A source close to Kardashian blasts Star, telling Gossip Cop it’s “all not true” and labeling the tabloid’s desperate allegations “ridiculous.”

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