Jan. 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM ET
We’re sorry to have to break this to you, but 2012 is not the year of the Dragon. It’s the year of the Kardashian.
This might be the year that the Kardashians break us. There are too many of them. They’re relentless. And they keep breeding. Kourtney’s on a beach in Mexico as we speak, flaunting her baby bump in a turquoise bikini.
Is resistance futile?
You would think that after the embarrassment of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage -- culminating in a dramatic, and certainly biased, retelling of events in Sunday’s “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” finale -- the most famous of the sisters would want to lay low for a while.
You would think.
But a girl can’t even watch “The Bachelor” on a Monday night without getting assaulted by a preview for the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing,” guest-starring ... Kim Kardashian!
While guest-hosting “Live with Kelly” last week, Kim told Kelly Ripa that she fled to her mom’s house with only pajamas and two pairs of sweatpants after her divorce for a self-imposed media hiatus. But I don’t recall a period in the recent past when we didn’t hear about Kim Kardashian. Do you?
On Monday, hours after E! showed her having a tearful meltdown because she didn’t want her husband to move his stuff into her house (prompting Scott Disick to ask, “You do realize you’re married, right?”), Kim cheerfully tweeted a pictureof herself and her sisters posing topless in Kardashian Kollection blue jeans.
Insert overexposure joke here. (Also, when did Scott Disick become the voice of reason in the Kardashian universe?)
On Tuesday, Kim tweeted (to her 12.8 million followers, shame on all of you) a picture of her new hair color: “You like?”
It appears that we do. Enough people seem to like Kim & Co. to keep them relevant. Almost 5 million viewers tuned in to the “Kourtney and Kim” finale, so you can be sure that E! has already signed a television contract with Kourtney’s unborn baby.
Is it too late to make a collective New Year’s resolution?
Well, then. “Khloe and Lamar” is right around the corner.
Do you follow the Kardashians on Twitter or watch their shows on TV? Defend yourself over on Facebook!