The long-running TV reality show about the Kardashian family is coming to an end, Kim Kardashian West has announced.
“It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter.
The show has run for 14 years, and made global mega-stars of Kim, her siblings, their parents, partners and children.
The final season, its 21st, will air in early 2021.
Expressing her thanks to the “thousands of individuals and businesses” involved in the programme, Kim also added: “I am so incredibly grateful to everyone who has watched and supported me and my family these past 14 incredible years.”
“This show made us who we are and I will be forever in debt to everyone who played a role in shaping our careers and changing our lives forever,” she went on.
Most of the family were unknown when the show started in 2007. Kim had appeared in some episodes of her friend Paris Hilton’s reality show and her attorney father, Robert, was known for defending OJ Simpson at his infamous murder trial. Robert Kardashian died in 2003.
Early shows focused on the lives of Kim and her sisters Kourtney and Khloe and their partners, including Kourtney’s ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Kim’s ex-husband Kris Humphries and Khloe’s ex-husband Lamar Odom.
It eventually brought in “momager” Kris Jenner, her now ex-husband Caitlyn Jenner – then the only famous figure in the show, as Bruce Jenner the Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete – and half sisters Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
Despite being heavily-panned by critics and accused of making people famous for being famous, the show has enjoyed huge ratings, won awards and been one of E! channel’s most successful shows.
Kim, 39, has since become one of the world’s most celebrated women, with hundreds of millions of social media followers and a thriving beauty business. She married rapper Kanye West in 2014, with whom she has three children and a reputed joint net worth of more than a billion dollars. She recently spoke about her husband’s mental health issues following a series of erratic statements from him as he began a run for the US presidency.
A spokesperson for E! said in a statement to CNN: “While it has been an absolute privilege and we will miss them wholeheartedly, we respect the family’s decision to live their lives without our cameras.”
McDonald’s new pastries are here. Here’s how to get them for free
The expansion of the company’s McCafé lineup adds three new sweets — an apple fritter, a blueberry muffin and a cinnamon roll — to menus as it finds itself in a competitive battle with rivals over the first meal of the day.
McDonald’s is giving away one of the new items free with a purchase of a hot or iced coffee on orders placed through its app. The promotion runs from November 3 through November 9 and is valid once per day at any time.
McDonald’s(MCD)regularly tries to entice customers to use its app with a variety of promotions and coupons, as well as a limited rewards program aimed at boosting coffee sales. Increasing the app’s user base is “key,” according to Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy, because the promotion could build customer loyalty: Customers might be coaxed to come back because of future offers.
The chain could use the boost, as it faces more competition at breakfast. Its most notable rival is Wendy’s(WEN), which launched its own breakfast menu nationwide for the first the time earlier this year. It features a mix of salty and sweet items such as the Breakfast Baconator and Frosty-ccino.
Meanwhile, the future of McDonald’s own All Day Breakfast remains hazy. The chain has not announced when or even if it will bring that menu back after cutting it in March because of the pandemic. The new sweets launching Wednesday might partially fill the void.
In the US, McDonald’s sales have finally turned a corner following a bleak spring. Sales at US stores open at least a year jumped 4.6% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, the company said in a regulatory filing earlier this month. The company said it grew sales during “all dayparts,” an encouraging sign that it finally stemmed its declines during breakfast hours.
Sales improvements in the US were driven in part by “strong performance” at dinner and new items and stunts, including the Travis Scott Meal and spicy nuggets. This month, it hopes to replicate the success with a new J. Balvin meal — and now, new baked goods.
McDonald’s will release full third-quarter results on November 9.
The law gives Beijing extensive powers it has never had before to shape life in the territory.
Critics say it effectively puts an end to the freedoms guaranteed by Beijing for 50 years after British rule ended in Hong Kong in 1997, but China says it will return stability to the city.
After the passing of the security law, the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would offer up to three million Hong Kong residents a chance to settle in the UK and ultimately apply for citizenship.
China has condemned this, saying it would take countermeasures against the UK should it grant residency to Hong Kong residents.
AOC: ‘I don’t know if I’m really going to be staying in the House forever’
President Donald Trump has taken particular pleasure in warning that Ocasio-Cortez poses a threat to Schumer, while describing prominent Democratic leaders including presidential nominee Joe Biden as beholden to her more liberal agenda.
Ocasio-Cortez is also viewed as one of the likeliest inheritors of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ progressive coalition if she were to run for president. The congresswoman, who endorsed Sanders in the 2020 White House race, turned 31 earlier this month and would meet the constitutional presidential age requirement of 35 by November 2024.
Another possibility is Ocasio-Cortez joining a potential Biden administration in some capacity. She was tapped in May to serve as a co-chair of the Biden-Sanders joint task force on climate change — one of six working groups meant to advise the Biden campaign on policy.
But Ocasio-Cortez told Vanity Fair she did not “want to aspire to a quote-unquote higher position just for the sake of that title or just for the sake of having a different or higher position.”
“I truly make an assessment to see if I can be more effective,” she said. “And so, you know, I don’t know if I could necessarily be more effective in an administration, but, for me that’s always what the question comes down to.”