Some Moron Just Paid $5K To Buy A 12-Year-Old $1,600 Judgement Against Kim Kardashian

Some Moron Just Paid $5K To Buy A 12-Year-Old $1,600 Judgement Against Kim Kardashian

It’s a common practice for businesses to sell off uncollected bills and judgements to collections agencies, but those collectors usually only pay a fraction of the face value of the debt, knowing they are taking on the risk that it may never be paid or only partially paid. But slap a sorta-celebrity’s name on that debt and you’ll apparently attract a different type of debt collector. [More]

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Fearing Brand Konfusion, Two Makeup Companies Are Battling The Kardashian Empire

It seems whenever we hear about the Kardashian family at Consumerist HQ, somebody is mad at the sisters three not because of their reality TV empire or their somewhat mystifying celebrity, but because of their business dealings. In this most recent round of “What have the Kardashians done now?” two makeup companies are miffed that the sisters have chosen a name for their new beauty line that’s awfully similar to the unrelated brands. [More]

Don't Tweet The Identity Of Your Plane's Air Marshal

Don't Tweet The Identity Of Your Plane's Air Marshal

On a flight yesterday, minor celebrity Kim Kardashian figured out that the guy next to her was the air marshal, at which point she excitedly announced it to her followers on Twitter. “Jim the air marshall makes me feel safe!” she tweeted. But it’s okay, she understands how security protocols are supposed to work; after some of her followers complained about what she’d done, she responded, “[I] highly doubt anyone is twittering like me on this flight! shhh.” [More]