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Chelsea Handler, boyfriend Andre Balazs call it quits

Chelsea Handler and Jennifer Aniston

Wanna know what's happening with Chelsea Handler lately? She's single.

The "Chelsea Lately" host and comic has reportedly parted ways with her hotelier boyfriend Andre Balazs after about seven months of dating.

"She's fine," a source told Page Six. "If she's feeling down, she's certainly not showing it." 

The New York Post column said the pair were last together at Halloween, dressed as mock royalty for a party at New York's Standard hotel. 

If that source is correct in assuming Handler is "fine" dealing with her breakup, at least she's got her girlfriends. On Monday, longtime pal Jennifer Aniston helped honor Chelsea with an award from Glamour magazine.

Handler has been previously linked to rapper 50 Cent ("very casually"), "Animal Planet" host Dave Salmoni and NBC exec Ted Harbert. Balazs previously romanced actress Uma Thurman.

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Photo: Chelsea Handler, left, and Jennifer Aniston at Glamour's 2011 Women of the Year Awards in New York City on Monday. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images


Kim Kardashian wants to keep her divorce drama off reality TV

Kim Kardashian in Australia

Kim Kardashian doesn't want her divorce from Kris Humphries turned into fodder for "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" or even an E! special.

Sources close to the family tell TMZ she won't have this painful time exploited for reality TV.

Whether or not the cameras have been rolling, Kim plans to acknowledge the split when she resumes shooting "Kardashians" early next year. Just don't expect to see any ugly divorce drama play out on TV, the site says. Her wedding to Humphries was happily turned into a two-part special, with a rerun of part one running the day she filed for divorce.

Meanwhile, more breakup details continue to surface. People's sources say that the idea of divorce had "been on her mind a lot lately" and "she was completely torn." Apparently, the decision was "last-minute," and it was the timing that threw off Humphries the most.

"He found out about the divorce papers via the Internet," a source told the mag. "He thought they were going through troubling times and a really tough situation but he thought they would figure it out."

Kim filed for divorce Monday, just 72 days after the couple’s splashy wedding. Since then, haters have been calling the marriage a sham and a "showmance," but Kim denies the accusations.

"I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones," Kim wrote Tuesday on her personal blog. "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!"

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Photo: Kim Kardashian promotes Kardashian Kollection Handbags in Sydney, Australia, Thursday. Credit: Lisa Maree Williams / Getty Images


Kim Kardashian divorce: Sham-wedding accusations sting

Kim Kardashian arrives in Sydney

Even folks who couldn't care less about the Kardashian family have been intrigued by the possibility: Was Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries a sham? Simply a "showmance," arranged for the reality-TV cameras?

Alas, bandwagon Kardashian fans: On the record, most people are swearing the kids' short-lived wedded bliss was for real. Of course, many of those people are on the Kardashian side of things.

"I am trying not to read all the different media reports but it’s hard not to see all the negative ones," Kim wrote on her personal blog Tuesday. "First and foremost, I married for love. I can’t believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!"

She blamed her overwhelming desire for all the stuff normal mortals have ("I want a family and babies and a real life so badly that maybe I rushed in to something too soon.") and, well, she kind of blamed the normal mortals in the audience, saying she was so "caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people." Later, unnamed sources surfaced courtesy of TMZ to allege she was also blaming her in-laws, telling friends that they hated her and had been nasty.

Technically, Kim apologized broadly, if an "I'm-sorry-but" counts: "I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone," she wrote, "but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am."

She also asked that her courage be respected as she goes through this difficult time, which finds her at a nightclub in Sydney, Australia, promoting a new line of Kardashian Kollection handbags with sister Khloe.

(Khloe Kardashian would be the sister Kathie Lee Gifford said walked by at the wedding reception and whispered to her, "I give it six ... months.")

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Kris Humphries offered shirtless spot in Vegas Chippendales

Kris Humphries gets an offer from to strip from Chippendales

In the aftermath of his 72-day marriage to Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries can count at least one ally: the Chippendales dancers.

The bow-tied, shirtless revue has offered knockout Humphries a starring role in its Las Vegas show in hopes of calming the rough seas of his heart with body-rolling and booty-shaking (and perhaps earning a little free publicity along the way?).

"We figured since he was unemployed and, the soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, a gig at Chippendales might be the perfect job to help restore his faith in women," a rep for the show told TMZ.

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Then again, Humphries might not be in the mood to strip down, or hit the pole. He has plenty of free time thanks to the NBA lockout, but apparently isn't in the mood to make public appearances: He canceled a scheduled gig to host an evening at Vegas' Chateau nightclub on Saturday. 

Cancel a paid appearance due to personal turmoil? How un-Kardashian of him. We're starting to buy those irreconcilable differences. 

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Photo: Kris Humphries, left, and Kourtney Kardashian's baby daddy Scott Disick attend the Jill Stuart New York Fashion Week presentation in September. Credit: Craig Barritt / Getty Images

 


Zooey Deschanel, husband Ben Gibbard separate after two years

Zooey Deschanel has separated from husband Ben Gibbard

Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" fame has separated from Ben Gibbard, her husband of a little more than two years.

Actress and singer Deschanel, 31, and the Death Cab for Cutie frontman, 35, were introduced three years ago by their mutual manager (Zooey is half of the band She & Him), then got married September 2009.

The decision "was mutual and amicable," a source told Us Weekly, which originally reported the split.

At least the "(500) Days of Summer" star will have work to keep her mind off the breakup. In September, "New Girl" was the new first Fox series to be picked up for a full season — shortly before new episodes were put on hold until November so the network could clear the decks for the World Series and "The X-Factor."

On the show, Zooey plays a woman who moves in with three guys after leaving her cheating boyfriend. In real life, she's playing a woman who just became an aunt: Sis Emily Deschanel and her husband, actor David Hornsby, welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 22.

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Photo: Zooey Deschanel. Credit: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press


Jenna Lyons: J.Crew trendsetter's divorce gets dishy

Jenna Lyons with Solange Knowles at New York Fashion Week

Jenna Lyons, the J.Crew creative director and president who famously was shown painting her son's toenails pink in a company catalog earlier this year, is reportedly in the middle of a messy divorce from artist Vincent Mazeau after almost a decade of marriage. 

This according to the New York Post's Page Six, which cites "multiple sources" (all unnamed) in sketching out a battle over money and child custody. And what's not to be complicated: Lyons has 5-year-old son with Mazeau, earns around $5 million a year and even counts First Lady Michelle Obama as a fan.

Then, well, there's this one other detail that has people talking.

 It's not Lyons' reputation for easy style, taste and lifestyle, all of which remain a branding element for the J.Crew catalog. (A recent New York magazine article only added to the legend, down to the description of her trendy Park Slope townhouse as "a merry [but careful] assemblage of fur throws, drooping roses, and worn staircases." That after the couple's "black-tie barbecue" wedding in 2002, which sublimely featured the bride in a simple white gown she designed herself, the bridesmaids in black and the groom and groomsmen in kilts.)

It's not even the adorable fact that a powerful woman like Lyons still gets starstruck. (When a pregnant Beyonce showed up at J.Crew's New York Fashion Week show in September, the company honcho reportedly whispered to a staffer, "Ohmygod, I think I'm going to pass out," before making her way over to greet Jay-Z's wife.)

The dishy part: Post sources said that after she and Mazeau broke up this summer, Lyons fell for a woman, Courtney Crangi, who also works in the fashion industry. The two women have known each other for years, the Post said, citing unnamed friends who described the the new couple as "quietly open about their relationship," having been photographed together at fashion events and spotted out for "romantic dinners" in New York's West Village.

There's a bit of irony, perhaps, in a female same-sex relationship in the fashion industry drawing headlines. After all, male same-sex relationships in the biz aren't exactly head-turners.

Predictably, the alleged relationship has some tongues wagging again over a photo montage in a spring J.Crew catalog showing the company president spending a Saturday with son Beckett -- painting his toenails pink. All the Rage explained why it caused such an uproar: Although some saw it as harmless fun, others saw it as rattling the cages of the status quo and endorsing transgender or gender-neutral children.

Maybe it's just a high-profile New York divorce thing? Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner's split from his wife of 43 years was recently finalized after 16 years in the works. Jann and wife Jane separated in 1995 after Wenner became involved with Calvin Klein designer and model Matt Nye.

A J.Crew company spokeswoman told The Times on Wednesday there would be no comment.

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Photo: Jenna Lyons, left, with Solange Knowles at the J.Crew runway show in New York in September. Solange attended with her sister, Beyonce. Credit: Cindy Ord / Getty Images



Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio call it quits

Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio

Oh, Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio. We hardly knew ye.

The mutually blond lovebirds have called it quits after nearly sixth months together, with details scarce, but reps for both actors insisted to outlets including Us Weekly that the pair "remain friends."

Just no longer the friends-with-benefits variety.

Lively is back to work on the CW's "Gossip Girl" after a filming a feature in Los Angeles this summer. DiCaprio remains busy, currently shooting Baz Luhrman's 3D "Great Gatsby" update in Australia and chilling at the top of the year's highest-paid actors list.

After picking up tabloid steam starting in June, DiCaprio and Lively enjoyed quality yacht time at the Cannes Film Festival, followed by street shopping in Monte Carlo.

DiCaprio bounced to Lively on the heels of another "off" with his on-and-off model love Bar Refaeli. Blake previously dated her "Gossip Girl" costar Penn Badgley.

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Photos: Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio. Credits: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press, left; Toru Hanai / Reuters, right.


'X-Men's' James Marsden and wife Lisa Linde to divorce

Jamesmarsden
James Marsden and his wife Lisa Linde are calling it quits after 11 years of marriage. Linde filed for divorce on Sept. 23 citing irreconcilable differences with her hubby, best known as Cyclops in the “X-Men” franchise.

She is seeking spousal support and joint legal and physical custody of the couple’s son Jack and daughter Mary, People reports.

"This was a mutual decision,” a rep tells the magazine. They are committed to raising their kids together and remain great friends."

Marsden was already having a bad month in September after the weak opening of his gruesome thriller “Straw Dogs” costarring “True Blood’s” Alexander Skarsgard. The violent remake scored a poor 36% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has earned just $8.8 million at the box office so far.

Despite it all, Marsden let loose the night his wife filed for divorce. TMZ got the star singing outside the Papaya King hot dog shop in New York at 4:30 a.m. Check out the video to hear him belt out “Very Superstitious” with friends.

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Photo: James Marsden and Lisa Linde at the "Death at a Funeral" premiere in Los Angeles on April 12, 2010. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images


Sara Gilbert cries over lost love during chat about marriage [Video]

Sara Gilbert teared up Friday talking about her relationship with Allison Adler

Sara Gilbert and Alison Adler were together for a decade before breaking up over the summer -- and if Gilbert's tears Friday on "The Talk" were any indication, she still needs some time until she's over it.

Gilbert choked up during a panel discussion about marriage, after mentioning that she hadn't been married, and now was no longer with the person she'd been in love with.

"I wouldn't trade that time, you know, I think that's such a special time in my life," she said, voice cracking. "But then you see people in their 70s and you go like, how do people do it? How do they make it last?"

Kris Jenner -- who had already cried happy tears herself talkiing about her 13-year marriage to the late Robert Kardashian, and her now 20-year marraige to Bruce Jenner -- tried to comfort her cohost by reminding Gilbert she still had the memories of all her experiences with Adler.

"We have beautiful children together," Gilbert acknowledged, "a lot of love for each other, and you do continue into the next chapter together in a different way."

Breaks your heart.

The former "Roseanne" actress speaks her piece starting just before the three-minute mark.

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Photo: Sara Gilbert in July 2010. Credit: Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

 


Stacey Dash of 'Clueless' is now a single lady: Thanks, divorce!

Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash isn't one of TV's "Single Ladies" anymore, but she's finally a single lady in real life, thanks to a judge's decision to sign off on her divorce from Emmanuel Xuereb.

The 45-year-old actress -- who took her "Clueless" diva Dionne from film to TV in the '90s, and recently decided to walk away from VH1's Atlanta-based "Ladies" -- had filed for divorce from Xuereb in January 2010.

She obtained a restraining order at the same time, alleging that over the two years they were married Xuereb had repeatedly hit her in the face, head and body. The split was official last week, TMZ said Friday.

"I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the 'Single Ladies' shooting location makes that impossible," Dash said in August about leaving the show. The one-time Playboy model -- she posed at age 40, but sure as heck didn't look 40 -- has a son and a daughter, both born before her marriage to Xeureb.

(Unlike her "Clueless" costar Alicia Silverstone, mother of little Bear Blu, Dash gave her kids freakishly normal names for celebrity offspring: Austin and Lola.)

The marriage to actor-producer Xeureb was Dash's third, and she's been engaged six times, she told Wendy Williams in March 2010. Why so much action in the weddings-and-engagements department? "You know what happened is I slept with all of my husbands on the first date, they said, 'Marry me' and I said, 'Yes!,' " Dash explained.

"So there you go."

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Photos: Stacey Dash at the 21st NAACP Theatre Awards in August, left, and as Dionne in the 1995 film "Clueless." Credits: Allen Berezovsky / FilmMagic, left; Elliott Marks / Paramount Pictures, right.

 


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