The very next year, Seacrest's production company debutedKeeping Up With the Kardashians
and unleashed a cavalcade of K-named beauties with messy personal lives who would soon become famous for their pursuit of fame. It's glam where Idol
is homespun, and sexy where Idol is neutered, but KUWTK
and its spinoffs contain the most addictive elements of American Idol
writ large -- it's a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of a celebrity, and the Kardashian women are textbook perfect in the back-and-forth with their obsessive fanbases.