Keeping Up with the Kardashians: Kim Celebrates Her Birthday
The new series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was the highest-rated series premiere for the E! network since the 2005 premiere of The Girls Next Door. One million viewers tuned into the October 14 first episode, averaging a 0.84 household rating.

Like many other reality shows featuring hot ladies at the heart of the show – A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, Pussycat Dolls Present Keeping Up with the Kardashians did particularly well with women 18-34.

With this initial success, Kim already had plenty to be happy about, but this past weekend, she had another reason to celebrate.

Kim's birthday was October 21, and she threw a party to celebrate turning 27. The party was held at Les Deux in Los Angeles. Her family was in attendance, as was Robin Antin, founder of Pussycat Dolls.

Despite the glitz of her party and the stripper pole installed in her parents' house, she is attempting to shed her image as a party girl. “Everyone thinks that I am this wild party girl and that I get drunk and dance on tables, but I don't even drink alcohol. [My sisters and I] own businesses and we work every single day and we have 10 kids in the family and we did not grow up with nannies.”

She also stayed on message with the “I'm just a normal girl” story we reported on earlier, saying, “I am really excited because I feel like there are so many misconceptions of what us Hollywood girls are really like. We are so different from what people would think and I think everyone is going to be shocked.”

It's hard to say if the first episode of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians – which included her pre-teen half-sister having a go at that stripper pole – really did much to change any of those misconceptions, but there are still several episodes to go in the series, so only time will tell.

- Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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