Kris Jenner was accused of trying to "bribe" columnist Linda Stassi at the end of last week, after the New York Post journo slammed the momager's new talk show in a recent post. However, sources have now hit back at these rumours, saying that Kris sent the gifts as a joke.
Linda had slammed Kris, saying Jenner had as much right hosting a show as her “talentless daughter had for hosting a talent show” and that she came across as a “demented Norma Desmond.”
She then wrote that on Thursday, she had received a dozen Magnolia cupcakes and a $325 sterling silver Tiffany pen, Radar Online reports.
However, a source now tells EntertainmentWise that Kris sent the gifts as a joke.
They told us: "Kris jenner isn't stupid ... She doesn't need to bribe anyone."
"She sent it as a joke and clearly Linda can't take a joke. Kris sees things positively and when people send negative energy her way she responds with positivity and humour."
Kris Jenner's new talk show aired last week (Photo: WENN)
Linda had previously said: “I cannot be bought – for a pen. A pen and pencil set, maybe – but just a pen? To improve your rating, Mrs. Kardashian- Jenner, either you somehow become interesting, which given the data seems as likely as the pope turning Jewish, or you do better with the bribes.”
Kris' talk show debuted in the US on Monday (July 15).