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The World Can Only Handle One Momager

One Momager to rule them all.
One Momager to rule them all. Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

For as long as children have wanted to be actors, singers, or dancers, the momager has hovered in the wings of Broadway theaters, stalked dance-studio hallways, and waited backstage at beauty pageants with Red Bull–and–Pixy Stix cocktails. While Kris Jenner is today’s most renowned member of the momager tribe, she comes from a long line of overbearing, single-minded matriarchs who have argued contracts and appearance fees long before her.

But now, despite all those who have come before — Mama Rose, Teri Shields, Dina Lohan, Tina Knowles, and every mother on Toddlers and Tiaras — Jenner has decided to make sure she is the definitive Momager of  modern history. TMZ reports that she’s filed legal documents to trademark the term for “personal management services and for use in her reality show.”

Well played, Jenner; you just out-momaged all the other momagers.

The World Can Only Handle One Momager