Looks like Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is now official. “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,” Kim said in a statement to E! News. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.” Meanwhile, new hubby Kris sounds a lot less thrilled about the announcement, saying in a statement, “I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents. I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce … I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” They still had that new marriage smell, too!
While Kim and Kris might be ready to sign those divorce papers only 72 days after their nuptials, they are nowhere near the first celebrity couple to bail out of their wedded bliss just weeks or months after walking down the aisle. From Mario Lopez to Britney Spears, Liz Taylor to Lisa Marie Presley, let’s look back at our favorite shortest Hollywood marriages:
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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Harry Potter fans around the world hyperventilating. The first installment of the two-part epicÃ‚Â Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows opens wide next Friday, but the cast kicked off festivities last night with the world premiere gala in London. Leading gents Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint looked dapper in dark suits, but costar Emma Watson stole the show (and our hearts) in a gorgeous black lace semi-see-through number. Scandalous! Perhaps she’s trying to catch Dan-Rad’s eye for Round Two of ambushing him with her lips. (jk, guys.)
Speaking of JK (*zing*), her majesty The Rowling looked dazzlingly elegant in a black gown. Helena Bonham Carter did not disappoint in her crazed Amy-Winehouse-On-A-Bender-At-Prom inspired outfit, and evenÃ‚Â Lisa Marie Presley made an appearance. Why? Because she could. Check out your favorite wizards, muggles and those-who-shall-not-be-named in the gallery below!
Celebrities packed out the Forest Lane Memorial Park in California last night to finally lay Michael Jackson to rest. The King of Pop was finally buried, nearly two and a half months after he died, in a private ceremony that was filled with family and friends. Close confidante Elizabeth Taylor was there, as well as Macaulay Culkin, Chris Tucker, Mila Kunis and Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley.
His children Prince, Paris and Blanket placed a crown on his lily-strewn gold coffin along with notes which read “Daddy, we love you, we miss you”, according to the superstar’s brother, Marlon. All the Jackson brothers wore black armbands and one sequinned glove, in tribute to their sibling’s legendary image. [Photos: Getty Images]
Looks like Madge and her Material husband are no more. After years of rumors as to the unhappiness of the pair, Madge’s “affair of the heart” this summer with Yankee Alex Rodriguez, and the fact that Madonna‘s been everywhere but her adopted home of London using that fake accent of hers, we’ve been pretty sure trouble’s been brewing for a while. But the pair stuck it out for eight years, which is a lot longer than most celebrity couples stay married.
In the gallery below, we’ve put together some of the all-time shortest celebrity marriages. From Britney‘s Vegas quickie to Barrymore’s bar nuptials, these folks have proven they *are* just like us, by making really dumb mistakes. From those that were hitched for hours to months, find out which of your favorite celebs said “I do,” only to have their lawyers tell them they didn’t.
Kid Rock and Tommy Lee have thrown fists at each other, Luke Campbell and his 2 Live Crew pals performed “Banned In the USA,” Madge and Brit did their infamous lip lock thing — there’s always something big happening at MTVs annual VMAs show. We decided to corral some of the great, silly, or dubious moments that stick in our mind. They may not be the most outrageous ever, but they’re all quite memorable. After the jump, take a look back at these moments and tune into MTV Sunday at 9PM EST to watch the 2008 Video Music Awards.
Lisa Marie Presley is joining the Brangelina club, announcing that she is pregnant with twins. Elvis’ third and fourth grandchildren will be arriving this fall. Twins run in the family: the King himself was a twin, and Lisa Marie’s mom Priscilla has younger brothers who are twins.
Priscilla told Entertainment Tonight, “She wanted it really to be kept a secret for a long time, you know, and I think women should, because they should be able to announce what they’re having and when it’s time to make the announcement.”
Earlier this year, Lisa Marie was forced to announce she was pregnant after the media attacked her for her weight gain. Elvis’ only daughter then blogged angrily about the situation on her Myspace page.