Did anything else happen in the world yesterday? Kim Kardashian’s divorce announcement was pretty much all we could pay attention to, so you’ll have to fill us in on any other news. The gossip hounds were busy gathering rumors why her marriage to Kris Humphries lasted only 72 days. Here’s a roundup of everything we know, or think we know, so far:
» Kim left with Khloe and Lamar Odom for Australia, where the sisters were already scheduled to promote their handbag line. Kim wasn’t wearing a ring.
» Kris doesn’t seem to have been in on Kim’s decision. He was photographed wearing his ring yesterday, and his statement sounds pretty shocked, “I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce,” he said in a statement. “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents.”
» Kim agonized over the decision to file all weekend long, sources told TMZ.
» Kris reportedly hired a Hollywood publicist over the weekend to help work on his branding.
» Kris and Kim had been fighting over his desire to move to Minnesota eventually. A promo for Kourtney and Kim Take New York shows this stinging exchange: “How am I going to have my career and live in Minnesota?” she asks. And he replies, “Baby, by the time you have kids and they’re in school, no one will care about you.”
I know, America. Between Kris and Kim’s divorce and this announcement, today’s celebrity news is Obvs 101. But Jessica Simpson deserves points for creativity. She knows that we know. But she also knows that we know that nothing’s real until she tweets it or sells the story to a magazine. She opted for tweeting “!!!ANNOUNCEMENT!!!” with a link to her BeautyMint site, where she posted a photo of her holding her belly and looking strangely hot as a mummy in lace with the caption, “It’s true — I am going to be a mummy.”
Not exactly the classy Beyoncé/VMA red-carpet pose, but we’ll take it. And every time JSimps shows she has a sense of humor about herself, we want to hug her. So does the rest of the world, apparently, because her website crashed from the onslaught of viewers probably not rushing to buy her skincare line. (This is an odd sales tactic: I wanted to see pictures of your baby bump, but now that I’m here, I DO want to know how you can make my fine lines disappear!) Maybe sales of lotions will make up for her apparently not getting that $500,000 magazine deal?
[Photos: BeautyMint.com, Splash News Online]
Happy Halloween, Fablifers! We’ve already shown you the 40 craziest celeb Halloween costumes, and our 10 faves from this past weekend. But those were all such polished, professional affairs, weren’t they? We’re pretty sure that social networking was created mostly so that we could share hastily snapped pics of ourselves and friends making fools of themselves at Halloween parties. And in that respect — silly celebs in costumes, they’re just like us! The collection below gathers the blurry, the scary, the red-eyed, the not-quite-identifiable and the wish-we-were-there shots that famous people from Nina Dobrev and Lea Michele to Eli Roth and Zachary Quinto posted to their Twitter feeds over the weekend. There are some brilliant homemade costumes in the bunch — a bunch of Glee kids as the Rugrats, Leslie Mann as Kreayshawn — after all, many of these actors started off as geeky theater kids. Some A-listers clearly got professional help with their getups (cheating!). And though some look like lame last-minute costumes, we don’t mind because still love seeing the rich and famous not taking themselves seriously.
Peruse the gallery, steal ideas for tonight, and oooh and ahhh at yet another shot of Heidi Klum miraculously making herself gross.
To the shock of, well, maybe those people who think reality TV is ABSOLUTELY REAL, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries, TMZ reports. She cites the age-old “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split in papers submitted today by celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, according to the site.
Update: Since the news was first reported, TMZ has posted court papers, and Ryan Seacrest, the exec producer of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, confirmed the news on his radio show. “She is filing for divorce from Kris Humphries this morning. I’ve spoken to her briefly, and she is sad and got caught up in all that was going on [in the wedding]. We’re going to have a statement from Kim in just a little while. There were rumors up until the wedding, and after the wedding a lot of rumors about it. It is true.”
“It’s always tough when you’re apart. But we do what we can to try and spend time together and make that time for each other,” Kim reportedly told Us Weekly, explaining why Kris wasn’t with her at Saturday’s Midori Green Halloween bash at LAVO in Las Vegas. In her super-hot Poison Ivy outfit, she didn’t exactly look like she was sad to be without her new husband, either.
Wow. I told you Andrew Garfield does well as an underdog. But not even I could have predicted that the future Mr. Peter Parker would defeat Mr. Franchise Jamie Campbell Bower in such a landslide victory!
Andrew pulled in 65 percent of the votes, easily snatching the Hotness title from the Harry Potter/Twilight Saga/Mortal Instruments star. Does Never Let Me Go have a cult following I didn’t know about? Was Bella working her super-shield to block votes for Caius? Or perhaps TheFABlife is home to a lot more comic book geeks than we’d ever imagined. I’m all for either of those explanations, and can’t wait to see more from both of these adorable Brits next year. In the meantime, Andrew would like to thank you:
Is there someone you’d like to see compete for the weekly Hotness title? Let us know in the comments below or tweet @TheFABlife with the hashtag #Hotness!
[Photo: Splash News Online]
It’s not every day you get a supermodel-media-mogul-TV-host-business-school-student in your office. We’re still a bit dazed by the thought of having Tyra Banks roaming through our halls as we sat, with terrible posture and last season’s knockoffs, at our unflatteringly lit desks. Oh, OK, they’re this year’s knockoffs. Anyway, it’s been a whole week since Miss TyTy was here for Big Morning Buzz Live, but we thought we’d take a look back at her very clever safety-pin-printed McQ dress and Walter Steiger pumps. Take a closer look after the jump.
We can hardly keep up with all the exciting Breaking Dawn developments coming up this week. After watching new clips, catching the premiere of Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and reading new interviews with Rob and Kristen about their sex scenes, we have something else for the Twi-hards today, via VH1′s Breaking Dawn Soundtrack Posted: The premiere of Iron & Wine‘s video for “Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version).” And while the clip is all about the bearded band’s time in the studio, the song itself makes us conjure up visions of Bella and Edward floating through Alice’s Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding wonderland.
OK, so The Rum Diary is hovering at 51 percent approval from the critics on RottenTomatoes.com, but we’re going to go out on a limb here and say the Johnny Depp-starring movie based on Hunter S. Thompson’s first novel looks like fun. And if there were a Tomatometer for Amber Heard‘s red carpet appearances, she’d get at least a 99 percent Fresh rating. Even after the sudden cancellation of The Playboy Club, she’s been looking cool and confident and super hot every time there’s a camera near. This is one blond bombshell who knows she doesn’t have to go for the splashiest of fashions to show off her assets.
Aww, Hotness alum Ian Somerhalder just tweeted a photo of his “new friends,” a pair of crutches, leaning against what must be his chair on the set of The Vampire Diaries. He wrote about tearing his ACL earlier this month, so he must have had surgery. We can only imagine the number of ways in which a man who plays a reluctantly heroic vampire could hurt himself.
» Filming a scene in which Klaus throws Damon into some kind of body of water. While taking his wet shirt off, he must have tripped on something.
» While running to save Elena after she finally realized he is the psycho vampire for her, he heard we were in danger and changed directions too quickly.
» In between takes, he had to climb a tree to rescue a small kitten. The kitten is fine, by the way.
Umm… That’s all we got. Come up with your own explanations in the comments!
[Photo: Ian Somerhalder's Lockerz.com]
This job can be very difficult sometimes. We practically need to file for worker’s comp after this one: We’ve gathered every quote we could — from Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and a couple of special guests — about the Breaking Dawn sex scenes. Beginning with the latest, from KStew in her cover story for Glamour U.K.:
“It was so weird, it didn’t even feel like we were doing a Twilight film. I was like, ‘Bella! What are you doing? Wow! What is happening here?! It was very surreal. We [originally] got rated R. They re-cut it.” — Kristen in Glamour U.K.
“You just get lubed up and jump right into it! Everyone always says it about sex scenes in movies — it’s really awkward and blah, blah, blah — but it is! You’re playing Twister.” Robert to MTV News