Kim Kardashian Actually Did Something Pretty Lovely

LIGHT THE BEACONS OF GONDOR: Kim Kardashian did something that was actually rather sweet when she accompanied Sgt, Martin Gardner to his Marine Corps Ball last night.

Wearing a quite stunning red Roland Mouret gown, Kardashian and Gardner attended the Ball in Greenville, North Carolina. Up until now, Gardner’s identity had been kept a secret and only referred to as an “unnamed marine.” Afterward, Kardashian tweeted, “Just left the Marine Corps Ball. Thanks to all of the marines I had the opportunity to meet tonight ! Thank you for all that you do!”

Obviously, I am inclined to assume that she was doing this for publicity, as her systems shut down one-by-one if she isn’t given an I.V. of widespread attention at all times (remember, this is the woman who loudly publicized donating just a tenth of the proceeds from her “ghetto clothes” sale to charity, so it’s sometimes a little difficult to take her seemingly good deeds seriously). Nevertheless, it’s still a pretty awesome move when any celebrity makes a fan’s dreams come true. In this case, she’s joining the ranks of Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis as marines’ dates for the ball. Plus, she reportedly rearranged her schedule in order to do so, which adds to the “Her? Being nice?” question. Either way, this is definitely a check plus for Kardashian, as it is significantly less self-absorbed and ridiculous than 95% of everything else that family does.

[Edit: Somebody pee on the beacons of Gondor. Apparently, Kim left after 15 minutes in an act that seems pretty low, even for her. Thanks for the tip, Maggie!]

Photo: Lia Toby/

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    • Maggie
      • Samantha Escobar

        GOD DAMMIT.

      • Maggie

        I know! It’s like she was thisclose to actually doing something genuine and good! THISCLOSE.

    • Maggie

      I don’t give a what about Kim Kardashian, but the fact that you started this article with “LIGHT THE BEACONS OF GONDOR” completely made my day. 5 stars! (Also I feel I should point out that I am a different Maggie than the previous commenter).

      • Samantha Escobar

        I was so hoping somebody would love that as much as I do. I try and be really selective about using that particular phrase, even IRL…but I can’t help myself, I just love yelling it up the stairs to whomever is home :D

      • Maggie

        Love it! Every time someone turns on a flashlight/lights a candle, I like to proclaim “The beacon! The beacon is lit!” and also use LOTR references whenever I can.

      • Samantha Escobar

        I find that saying “what about second breakfast?!” in an accent totally distracts people from noticing that I’m eating a second breakfast.

    • Corissia

      I actually work there as a banquet server, but was not scheduled to work that night. One thing I will say is she posed for a lot of pictures with the staff (I didn’t know till my facebook feed started blowing up with people posting pictures) which is kinda nice. I did work the one Mila went to and we weren’t allowed to be in the back hall when she was passing through it. Although I did read something about a stalker shortly after, so maybe she was just being super careful because she didn’t want to be attacked or anything. Point being, I am not a Kim fan, but I can’t help but think it was kind of her to humor a few people when she didn’t have to. Most people ignore servers until they need another sip of sweet tea.