Kim Kardashian arriving at LAX airport for a flight to Miami (5/12)

People magazine paid Kim Kardashian $300,000 for exclusive coverage of her proposal -- not her wedding, her proposal. And they're paying her another $1 million for the wedding coverage. Sounds like a great deal, especially if your name is "Kim Kardashian." From the New York Post:
...some magazine staffers are concerned their investment won't be recouped, according to sources. The $1 million deal was reached after OK! magazine put in an offer of nearly double that but backed out. No official date for the big day has yet been set.

"People's Kim engagement cover sold well, but did not as well as they hoped," said a source. "Over a million copies were sold, which is good but not their best. And when you spend that much on a cover story, you expect it to sell."

A Kim-watcher added, "Some worry they're now stuck with a big bill for the wedding." A different source said, "Some editors think the cheating scandal and the over-the-top ring and wedding could be a turn-off."
The general public may find it a turn-off that a reality star with no redeeming qualities whatsoever is flaunting her 20+ carat ring while being paid $1 million+ to have her wedding covered by a magazine? The hell you say. The reality is that the 9.1% of Americans on the unemployment line won't be harboring resentment towards Kim's payday for her wedding -- especially since they can't afford to buy the magazine that's writing about it.

*31 Kim Kardashian pictures total in the gallery:

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[WENN]

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