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It's magazine day: A revealing look at how the Kardashian clan became a billion-dollar brand leads the new issue. Plus: Michael Moore brings his Broadway crowd to Trump Tower for a protest, CBS is developing a Scooter Braun singing show and can Disney create a Netflix of sports? — Matthew Belloni, Erik Hayden and Jennifer Konerman
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On the cover: In 2007, an L.A. family's unvarnished docuseries launched on E!, and reality TV, female body image, social media and, above all, the economy of celebrity were forever changed. Now the stars and producers of the megafranchise reveal the secrets of its improbable explosion into the zeitgeist, Leslie Bruce writes:
Kris Jenner (star, executive producer) Before the show, I was managing Bruce's speaking career and personal appearances.
Kim Kardashian (star, executive producer) I was going to [Pierce College], and after school I would go work the cash register at our store, Dash. This all happened when I was 27 …
Kendall Jenner (star) That's so crazy because I'm not even 27. We've lived the same amount of time of the same thing, but I'm not even the age you were when you started.
Ryan Seacrest (executive producer) Everyone was talking about The Osbournes, and I said to my development executive Eliot [Goldberg], "Let's try to find something in this world and take it to E!"
Kris One night, Deena Katz [casting director for Dancing With the Stars] came over for dinner and life was swirling around, and she said, "This is a reality show — I think you should really talk to Ryan Seacrest." So I did … Full story.
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