I like talking about celebrity news with my baby boomer parents. It's so cute to even hear words like "Lady Gaga" and "Beyoncé" come out of their mouths. Less cute is whenever Kim Kardashian comes up, because she always does, and that's when my dad asks: "Remind me again, why is she famous?"


And that's when I scream and run out of the room.

You and I both know why she's famous, maybe, probably. But I'd rather be famous for a sex tape than say the words "sex tape" in front of my dad. So here are some answers you can give your dad next time he asks that aren't "aghhhh!!!!!!!!!!"

1. The OJ connection.

Kim's dad was power-attorney Robert Kardashian, who famously helped defend O.J. Simpson during O.J.'s trial in 1996. And her mom, Kris Jenner, was friends with Nicole Simpson. Kim even wore Nicole's necklace once! There's even a theory that her dad was carrying the bag containing the murder weapon.