Kardashian and basketball star Odom exchanged vows during a lavish ceremony at music mogul Irving Azoff's Hollywood estate on Sunday (27Sep09), but media reports that emerged on Tuesday (29Sep09) suggested the newlyweds aren't legally bound until they agree to the terms of the financial contract.
However, a representative for the socialite-turned-reality TV star insists the speculation is false, confirming, "They are legally married."
A spokesperson for Odom adds, "Yes, Lamar and Khloe are officially married."
Kardashian and basketball star Odom exchanged vows during a lavish ceremony at music mogul Irving Azoff's Hollywood estate on Sunday (27Sep09), but the newlyweds have to wait until they can legally become husband and wife.
The TV star signed a $250,000 (£167,000) contract allowing OK! magazine to feature the nuptials in an exclusive spread.
However, reports suggest the couple are at a stalemate over the terms of a prenuptial agreement, which Odom has demanded.
According to TMZ.com, the pair has hired two high-powered family law attorneys to handle negotiations, which began on Friday (25Sep09).
The socialite-turned-reality TV star married basketball ace Lamar Odom on Sunday (27Sep09) at Irving Azoff's Hollywood home, turning the quiet neighbourhood into a hotbed of paparazzi and news helicopters.
But OK! magazine editors were furious when paparazzi snaps of the bride in her wedding dress emerged, and they were forced to spend an extra $50,000 (£34,000) to buy the shots off the market, according to the New York Post's gossip column PageSix.
Kardashian signed a $250,000 (£167,000) contract allowing the magazine to feature the nuptials in an exclusive spread.
A guest tells the publication, "There were so many helicopters overhead, you couldn't hear the vows. The Kardashian family had assured OK! the ceremony would be at a secluded location, but in the end it was a circus."
The reality TV star will reportedly wed on Sunday (27Sep09) in front of 200 guests at the family friend's mansion.
A source tells People.com, "It will be a very detailed and classy affair."
Kardashian's big sister Kim has given her soon-to-be brother-in-law her seal of approval and is excited to have the Los Angeles Lakers star as part of the family.
She says, "Lamar is an amazing person, he's gotten to know all of us and we've spent a lot of time with him. He's so much fun, such a good guy."
The couple has yet to confirm the wedding reports but is said to have registered for gifts at luxury homeware stores Williams-Sonoma and Gearys Beverly Hills.
Meanwhile, Kardashian's mother Kris Jenner insists she's not surprised the wedding in taking place just a month after her daughter started dating father of two Odom.
She adds, "That's how Bruce (husband Bruce Jenner) and I met. We met (and) we were married four months later. You just go by what you feel."
December 27, 2001 7:54am EST
Only three months after the release of Mariah Carey's album Glitter, her label, British music giant EMI Group, is in talks to pay the pop diva a lump settlement to bail out of the rest of the contract, the Los Angeles Times reports.
In April, EMI signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Carey and agreed to give the singer a $20 million advance per album, a $6 million music-video production fund and about $1.5 million to promote four singles.
Carey was unable to do much of the advance promotion for Glitter after she suffered a nervous breakdown in July.
According to the Times EMI has spent more than $10 million to market and promote Carey's Glitter, but the album has only sold 2 million copies domestically and overseas. By comparison, Carey's 1993 album Music Box, released by Sony, sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
Many record labels sign multimillion-dollar pacts with the hopes that megastars will create a body of work that will sell long into the future. Older albums represent a higher profit for companies because of the low cost associated with repackaging them.
But the cost of doing business is spiraling out of control.
"We're the ones that say yes to the pricey deals, we're the ones that say yes to the independent [radio] promotion, we're the ones that say yes to the cost of making videos," a label chief told the Times on condition of anonymity. "We all got cold water thrown in our faces this year. And everyone's feeling vulnerable."
Analysts point out that labels gambled on an act's longevity at a time when the marketplace was growing more fickle. Some even suggested that the music business is reverting to the one-hit wonders of the '50s, when pop stars rocketed to fame on the popularity of one song only to fade into obscurity.
Irving Azoff, a former president of MCA Records, agreed this was a terrible year for the record business.
"There's a single-song mentality that's going to force redefining of what the record business is, and that's got everybody petrified," he told the Times. "The labels claim they're going to be more risk-averse. But if you've got something they want, it's the same old feeding frenzy."
Pop singer George Michael said today that he has purchased the Steinway piano used by John Lennon to compose "Imagine" for $2.1 million.
"We can confirm that George Michael has bid successfully for John Lennon's piano," a spokeswoman for Michael told Reuters. "He decided to do this because the piano was a part of music history and because he wanted it to remain in Britain."
The upright, walnut piano, which Lennon purchased in 1970 for some 1,000 pounds, went on the auction block late Tuesday in a trans-Atlantic auction. It has been housed at the Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool, England, since February.
98 DEGREES' DREW SAYS 'I DO': The boy band 98 Degrees, whose hits include "I Do (Cherish You)" and "Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche)," saw one of its own say "I do" over the weekend. Drew Lachey wed longtime sweetheart Lea Dellecave during a ceremony in Cincinnati on Saturday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Dellecave's mother told the Enquirer that the happy couple has known each other since the fifth grade. 98 Degrees bandmates Nick Lachey (Drew's bro) and Justin Jeffre attended the private ceremony.
AGUILERA FILES LAWSUIT: Teen pop sensation Christina Aguilera filed a lawsuit against her former manager, Steven Kurtz, on Friday in Los Angeles citing fraud and breach of fiduciary duty. In the lawsuit, Aguilera, 19, says that Kurtz, who managed the singer's career starting at age 17, used "improper, undue and inappropriate" incluence over Aguilera's professional activities.
Aguilera wants to void her contract with Kurtz and recently signed on with Irving Azoff, Don Henley's longtime manager.