Thank Joe Francis for Helping to Make Kim Kardashian Famous: Leaking Her Sex Tape Was His Idea

Though her father (Robert Kardashian/David Schwimmer) was a famous attorney, her friends were children of superstars, and her mother was selling magical candles on TV, the Kim Kardashian of the mid-2000s wasn’t catching the break that others in her friend group (Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, specifically) were. She…

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