The curvy beauty has been vocal about her body image insecurities in the past, and admits her confidence takes a hit when Jenner nags about her figure.
And Kardashian insists she wouldn't hesitate to end their working relationship if they weren't family.
She tells Cosmopolitan magazine, "Listen, my mom believes in us more than we believe in ourselves. But she is also our manager and trying to protect our brand.
"She'll say, 'Oh, you're a little too fat right now.' If she were just my manager, I'd have fired her right then. You can't talk to me like that."
The actor, who plays Nick Stokes in the hit forensics drama, recently exchanged vows with Monika Casey, according to Us Weekly magazine.
Eads revealed he was planning to wed his girlfriend in 2009, during an appearance on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.
He told the U.S. TV host Casey was "a really nice girl", who helped him get through painful back surgery earlier that year.
Last year (10), Eads cooed about his partner in an Us Weekly interview, revealing, "We're best buds. She just lets me be myself and never nags. I love keeping the ring on her finger to let other guys know she's taken!"
S2E19: One of the pleasant things about Modern Family is its simplicity. The plot is never too convoluted in most part because the characters are so grounded and fleshed out that they are able to take such simple premises and run with them. This week’s "The Music Man" had three really basic plots but they worked oh so perfectly. Each plot actually managed to serve every character and find a way to be both heartwarming and hilarious. That’s not an easy feat to pull off and yet Modern Family made it look like it was nothing.
"Pear, brie, and jambone! My favorite!" -Cam
Let’s go ahead and get the main one out of the way first. Cameron makes his triumphant return to teaching the dramatic arts with Luke and Manny’s school play. As Cam is want to do, his heart is in the right place but he turns it to be mostly about himself. He wanted a grand show with flair but even the kids weren’t having it. And as Mithcell is want to do, he tried to slow down Cam’s enthusiasm although Cam mistook it for not “being in his corner.” Thus Mitchell gets super enthusiastic despite the shipwreck on stage. Eventually (after the play turns into a disaster) Cam sees how supportive Mitchell was through the whole thing and awww it was so sweet.
But it was funny too. While Manny was trying to be smooth with his crush, Luke was unknowingly cock-blocking his step-uncle with his awesome T-Rex arms (never thought I would write that sentence). Karma is a fair player though and Luke winds up getting stuck floating through the air during the production. Cam doesn’t seem to mind until Luke says he could feel his heart beating in his eyeballs. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Luke never fails to deliver the best lines. Also we had another perfect example of the trope “If you give a group of kids individual letters to hold up, they will inevitably misspell it into something embarrassing.” The writers didn’t try to stretch the kids too far with this one and their eventual message was fairly inoffensively funny. Fantastic stuff.
"Don’t hit him! He’s got cancer." -Jay
Perhaps the most surprisingly touching story this week was Jay’s. He got a visit from his brother, Donnie, and as brothers are want to do (what is it with me and that phrase this week?) they spend most of the time fighting. Gloria doesn’t understand (of course) and she eventually nags Jay into trying to talk to him. I really wished we could have seen Gloria spout off the names of all her cousins but alas, we’ll just have to live with the four or five we got.
Anyway, Jay learns that his brother has cancer. Jonathan Banks did a fantastic job of brushing it all off as Donnie and it’s always great to see Ed O’Neill show some emotion besides grumpiness. It's such a tender moment when Donnie tells Jay that he knows he cares about him and always has since they were kids when Jay beat up the mook down the street who stole his bike. Brotherly love is a hard thing to capture onscreen and this was the perfect example of how it’s done.
"I guess I’ll be seeing you Wednesdays and every other weekend." -Phil
But the funniest story this week was easily Phil’s new ad for his van. Due to some unfortunate spacing problems, his real estate advertisement became a hooker ad predominantly featuring his wife and eldest daughter. Again, a fairly simple premise for a joke but what sold it was Phil’s attempts at hiding it from her when he realized she hadn’t seen it yet. It was that weird combination of awkward and physical comedy that Ty Burrell has mastered on this show and it was in full force for this story.
Surprisingly though, this plot managed to have a lot of heart to it as well. As Claire tries to persuade Haley on the glories of college she becomes worried that her best years are behind her but when she learns that most of the calls to Phil were soliciting her, she perks up and realizes she still has a few good years ahead of her. You have to hand it to Phil though, he basically made his wife look like a hooker AND STILL managed to make her feel good in the process. Pretty smooth, if I do say so myself. Which I am want to do. (Seriously, what is up with me this week?)
The actor proposed to his longterm girlfriend Monika Casey last November (09) and admits it's the best decision he's ever made.
He tells Us Weekly magazine, "I've been with Monika for six years. We're best buds (friends). She just lets me be myself and never nags!
"I see it happening by the end of the year. I love keeping the ring on her finger to let other guys know she's taken!"
Still living with his immigrant family in Brighton Beach Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) has had enough--the family restaurant has no customers his cook brother Vitaly (Jared Leto) can't cook and his mother nags his devout Jewish father who is anything but Jewish. So instead of getting sucked into a go-nowhere life Yuri naturally gets into arms dealing. After selling a local hood an Uzi Yuri discovers that he might actually have the knack. He recruits his younger brother--more for moral support than business acumen--and begins to soar up the arms dealing food chain attaining wealth luxury and an exciting lifestyle along the way. The only thing he lacks is his dream girl--Ava Fontaine (Bridget Moynahan) a Brighton Beach beauty queen-turned-supermodel. But Yuri finally wins her heart too by posing as a legitimate businessman with more money than he actually has. Ava senses he's not legit but just as long as they have their penthouse overlooking Central Park and a chauffeured limo she'd rather not know what he does. Meanwhile Yuri's interests clash with his chief rival Simeon Weisz (Ian Holm) an old-school gun runner coming to terms with the end of the Cold War. Backed into a corner Yuri is given a choice between continued competition or none at all and his decision sends Yuri into a spiral of rapid moral decay despite ever-increasing profits. His greatest struggle through it all has been with himself. In the end he learns to accept the Golden Rule of arms dealing: Never wage war with anybody especially yourself.
The highlight of Niccol's biting satire is undoubtedly Cage's performance as the amoral but charming Yuri. How is it that we root for this loathsome character when he deserves our scorn? Perhaps the answer lies in Cage himself who is adept at playing scoundrels with humor and aplomb. Not many other actors come to mind who can pull off a frantic matter-of-factness quite like Cage a crucial quality needed to disarm the audience into rooting for a guy who gets stinking rich by selling guns to murderers. Equally likeable is Yuri's best customer Baptiste Senior (Eamonn Walker) the president of Liberia whose only competition for the prize of Most Ruthless Killer is his own son (Sammi Rotibi). Meanwhile Ethan Hawke shows up every now and then as Jack Valentine a by-the-book Interpol agent hot on Yuri's trail. Valentine's adherence to the law allows him to routinely miss opportunities to nab his foe. He won't yield an inch and at one point even keeps Yuri in custody without charges for the full maximum of twenty-four hours but not a second more. Bridget Moynahan's performance as Yuri's wife is serviceable though she does effectively convey the hurt and sorrow of a wife deceived. Leto's turn as Yuri's drug-addicted brother has both its comedic and tragic moments--his character has the most defined arc and the young actor makes the most of it. Only Ian Holm as Yuri's chief foil seems out of place. Half the time he looks bored to be there the other half he doesn't seem to care. Any old British actor with a smudge of charm could have filled this character's small shoes.
The film opens with Yuri speaking to the camera (his narration runs throughout) but it's the following sequence that pulls us in. Starting at a munitions factory in the Soviet Union we follow a bullet from its creation as it travels through various ports on its way to an African country where it's loaded into an AK-47 and shot into a child's head--a powerful and stylish way to show us the tragedy of the arms business without being dogmatic. From there the film settles down into a standard narrative which is where Cage's impressive performance kicks in. Niccol who also wrote the screenplay offers no apologies for Yuri's detachment from his business dealings though it's tough to pinpoint what thematically he's trying to say. Perhaps it's that the arms trade is a fact of life something all governments partake in--particularly the United States the biggest arms dealer in the world. As we watch Yuri grow in wealth while losing everything else most people consider important--family friends morality--Niccol seems content showing us the world as is without offering solutions. The last we see of Yuri is in some war-torn part of the world standing among thousands of spent bullet casings. He has accepted his fate with a casual shrug telling us that so too should we.