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Kim Kardashian wastes no time, will divorce Kris Humphries

Kim Kardashian files for divorce from Kris Humphries

This post has been corrected, as detailed below. Kim Kardashian divorce is true.

Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kris Humphries on Monday morning, citing "irreconcilable differences" after only 72 days of what appears to be a waste of a perfectly good wedding.

Maybe they should have gone on a better honeymoon?

Kardashian was spotted out in New York on Saturday night, Halloween partying at Lavo as the sexy yet villainous Poison Ivy character of Batman-comics fame -- notably sans Humphries. The elegantly brief divorce papers (obtained by TMZ) were filed Monday morning in Los Angeles, listing high-profile divorce lawyer Laura Wasser as Kimmy's attorney. Yes, Virginia, there was a prenup. 

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Kardashian's rep did not immediately respond to a Ministry request Monday for confirmation and comment.

With unnamed sources saying last week that Humphries was "not drinking the Kardashian Kool-Aid," Rob Kardashian took it upon himself to defend his sister's happiness (though not necessarily the strength of her marriage). The dealbreaker, according to TMZ, may have been geographic incompatibility. She wanted to stay "in town" for her career, he was looking forward to settling down in his home state of Minnesota. Funny how most folks work that out before the $10-million wedding?

Humphries and Kardashian briefly honeymooned for paparazzi on Italy's Amalfi Coast, then moved into a three-bedroom suite with sis Kourtney, her boyfriend Scott Disick and their 22-month-old son to film the second season of "Kim &  Kourtney Take New York."

"We have to find our home base," Kardashian told People at her 31st birthday celebration in Las Vegas, just a week ago Saturday.

So, yeah, take that off the to-do list -- along with the kissing and hand-holding and hanging with the in-laws that she and Humphries were doing in the VIP area at the Cosmopolitan nightclub that night.

Here at the Ministry, we like to think it's all part of a carefully designed career arc in which Kim sets herself up as the next Zsa Zsa Gabor, who is essentially famous for being famous, and has been married nine times, with seven divorces and one annulment, winding up with Prince Frederick von Anhalt, for better or worse.

After divorcing music producer Damon Thomas after four years and prepping to split from Humphries, she's off to a rolling start. Zsa Zsa never had a Twitter trend like this one: "#ThingsLongerThanKimsMarriage."

For those keeping score, the two started dating last December and were engaged by May. They married on Aug. 20 in Montecito. With California's 60-day minimum to get a simple divorce finalized, this could theoretically be wrapped up in time for the newlyweds to have completely new dates for New Year's Eve.

[For the record, 12:39 p.m. Oct. 31: This post originally had Kim and Kris married for 42 days, not 72. Blame our fat fingers?]


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Photo: "OK, so, how about we really DO get married, and then it lasts for like five minutes. That would be hilarious, right?" Just kidding -- this is Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries at a New York fashion show in September, which is like 10 years ago in Kardashian years. Credit: Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images

Kim Kardashian lands a role in Tyler Perry's 'Marriage Counselor'

Kim Kardashian will play Ava in Tyler Perry's 'The Marriage Couselor'

Kim Kardashian has landed a role in the new Tyler Perry film "The Marriage Counselor," which is based on his play of the same name.

"Big news!! I'm co-starring in Tyler Perry's new movie!" Kardashian tweeted over the weekend (on her 31st birthday, actually). "It's gonna be such a fun experience!" she added.

Well, maybe the reality-TV starlet has learned a thing or two about married life seeing that she's been hitched, for what, three months now? Her lavish wedding to Kris Humphries has been the talk of the tabs for months. Could that be what caught Perry's eye?

Kardashian will play Ava, a friend and coworker of the titular counselor (played by Jurnee Smollett of "The Defenders" and "Friday Night Lights"), whose marriage takes a turn when she gets bored dispensing good advice and decides to sleep with a suave client, according to Deadline. But not to worry, Ava is there to give the counselor a big-city makeover when her life is in the dumps. Big stretch for fashionista Kardashian, no?

Mrs. Kris Humphries last appeared on the big screen in the 2009 film "Deep in the Valley" and made her big-screen debut in 2008's "Disaster Movie." 

Let's just hope the middle Kardashian's stab at acting is better than her older sister Kourtney's atrocious attempt on "One Life to Live." Shudder.

The Lionsgate film begins shooting in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Is Kardashian's acting ready for Perry's directorial touch? Or should she stick with TV? Sound off in comments.


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Giuliana Rancic, 36, reveals breast cancer discovered during IVF

Giuliana Rancic has breast cancer

Giuliana Rancic revealed Monday that she has early-stage breast cancer — then went out of her way to thank husband Bill Rancic for letting her cry, and the baby she doesn't yet have for most likely saving her life.

E! Entertainment host Giuliana and original "The Apprentice" winner Bill have been trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization, a journey chronicled on their reality show, "Giuliana & Bill." After two failed IVF attempts, Giuliana Rancic ended the show's most recent season by heading back for a third round of fertility treatments.

This time, however, one doctor insisted the 36-year-old get a mammogram first, she said Monday on the "Today" show.

"He said, 'I will not get you pregnant' " without ruling out her small risk of breast cancer, " 'because if you get pregnant it will accelerate the cancer, all the hormones will accelerate the cancer,' " said an emotional Rancic. She said she fought the idea at first, as she hadn't planned on getting that type of scan until the recommended age, 40.

She went ahead with the egg retrieval portion of the IVF treatment, as well as the scan. And then the bad news came.

"They called me the next day and told me, 'We need to you to come back, we see something.' " The Rancics have since put off a third attempt to get pregnant until after she's completed her treatment, which will include surgery this coming week and then 6½ weeks of radiation.

After praising her husband for supporting her and letting her cry when she needs to cry, she also thanked the baby they hope to have in the future. "I truly believe that God was looking out for me," she said, and that there was some sort of "master plan" behind the failure of her previous IVF attempts, including one that ended in a miscarriage after eight weeks.

"I'm not going to give up," Rancic said. "I want that baby. That baby will have saved my life."


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Photo: Giuliana Rancic at an event in New York City in September. Credit: Anna Webber / Getty Images

Jack Osbourne expecting a baby with fiancee Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne is expecting a baby with Lisa Stelly

Jack Osbourne, son of Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and talk-show host Sharon Osbourne, is expecting his first baby with Lisa Stelly, his fiancee of two weeks.

"My life is absolutely insane right now ... I guess technically I do have something to tell you," the young Osbourne told Piers Morgan on Tuesday on CNN. "I'm about to be a father."

"I'm excited. I'm a little nervous, but I'm excited. It's going to be fun," said the 25-year-old reality star-turned-director-producer. "I'm not going to do a reality show, though."

The baby announcement comes on the heels of Osbourne's marriage proposal to the aspiring model-actress late last month, which makes them engaged for about two weeks now after their whirlwind four-month courtship.

"The most amazing man I've ever met asked me to marry him ... and he wasn't joking! Crazy, right?" Stelly said last month of the engagement.

Osbourne's parents also appeared on Morgan's show to share their thoughts on becoming grandparents.

"I'm happy because it's what Jack wants, so I'm happy. And I've always wanted to be a grandma, so it couldn't be better," said Sharon, the "Celebrity Apprentice" alum who now co-hosts "The Talk."

"I'm in shock," added grandpa-to-be Ozzy. "I think it's fabulous."

Kelly Osbourne, Jack's sister, took to Twitter to share her excitement: "been waiting 2 say this for so long im the happiest girl in the world im going to be an auntie!"

As for @MrJackO, the papa-to-be left his Twitter followers with this emoticon message late Tuesday night: " :-)"



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Photo: Jack Osbourne arrives at a screening of his directorial effort "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne" in August. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images

Omarosa speaks out about brother Jack Manigault's shooting death

Omarosa Manigault and Michael Clarke Duncan

Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth -- better known in reality TV simply as Omarosa -- has issued a statement on the shooting death of her brother, Jack Manigault.

Jack Manigault, 40, was caught up in a lovers' quarrel, Ohio police said, and was killed when his girlfriend's ex shot him Sunday in the bedroom where Manigault and the woman were sleeping.

"Manigault was home with his 34-year-old girlfriend when the woman’s former boyfriend, 22-year-old Marco Cardenas, forced his way into the house past two juveniles and entered a bedroom where Manigault and the woman were sleeping,"  the Youngstown Vindicator said, citing police reports. "Several shots were fired, and Manigault ran from the room and collapsed with a gunshot wound to the head."

Omarosa, pictured above not with her brother but with actor Michael Clarke Duncan, said Monday in a statement, "We thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support surrounding the tragic death of my brother Jack. Right now it is an extremely difficult time and we ask that you allow family privacy to grieve and make all necessary arrangements."

Manigault had a history of legal troubles, including a prison sentence for aggravated assault and arrests on weapons and drug possession charges. But Omarosa said in her statement that Manigault had "turned his life around."

"My brother was so special to us! We loved him unconditionally. And we were so proud of him when he turned his life around and gave his life to God two years ago."

Omarosa hit the reality-TV big time in 2004 on the first season of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice," returning for "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2008, having earned said celebrity on an abundance of reality and chat shows in between and up to the present.


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Photo: Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth and Michael Clarke Duncan of "The Finder" attend a party for Emmy nominees on Sept. 18. Credit: Christopher Polk / Fox


Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome a baby girl

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Tori Spelling is spelling out a new name today, because the reality star announced the birth of a girl with husband Dean McDermott.

Hattie Margaret McDermott was born Monday in Los Angeles. "Our family's so happy 2 announce tht 10/10/11 [our] baby girl Hattie Margaret McDermott was born at 7:08am! Xoxo," the excited mama said Tuesday on Twitter.

This is the fourth addition to the Spelling-McDermott household, which includes Liam, 4, and Stella, 3, plus 13-year-old Jack, McDermott's son from a previous relationship.

Spelling confirmed her bun in the oven in April. She previously told People she'd love to have four kids with Dean but that perhaps this go-round with Hattie would be her last. 


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Gene Simmons' wedding to Shannon Tweed is a done deal!

Gene Simmons' wedding to Shannon Tweed is a done deal

Gene Simmons' wedding to Shannon Tweed finally happened Saturday, with the two tying the knot after 28 years together. The KISS frontman and the former Playboy model got married in a luxe wedding ceremony in Beverly Hills, surrounded by hundreds of friends and a camera crew.

The evening nuptials took place on the Beverly Hills Hotel's crystal lawn, where Tweed walked down the aisle wearing an ivory Priscilla of Boston gown with a bouquet of ivory garden roses, People reports.
Simmons, 62, and Tweed, 54, wrote their own vows, and many of the 400 guests cheered when Simmons finally said, "I do."

The star studded guest list included the couple's children Nick, 22, and Sophie, 19, plus Hugh Hefner, Bill Maher and of course fellow KISS member Paul Stanley, who was a member of the wedding party. Maid of honor Sophie reportedly serenaded the couple with "At Last" for their first dance, US Magazine said. How fitting.

Simmons shocked fans in July when he proposed to Tweed on A&E's "Gene Simmons Family Jewels." Before going down on one knee and popping the question, the singer and bass player -- who'd vowed he would never marry -- told Tweed, "I come with so much baggage, you're the only friend I've got. You are the only one I've ever loved."

Soon the whole family was in on the planning. Nick designed the wedding invitations, while Sophie wrote the message, "After 28 years of loose strings, our parents have finally decided to tie the knot. Our mother will share our horrendous hyphenate of a last name and our father's life ... well, it doesn't change that much."

Fans are invited to be a part of the celebration too, when it airs Oct. 18 on the new season of "Gene Simmons Family Jewels."


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Jack Osbourne with sister Kelly and mom Sharon

Jack Osbourne is engaged -- which means his fiancée, Lisa Stelly, has Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, not to mention sister Kelly, to look forward to as in-laws.

"The most amazing man I've ever met asked me to marry him....and he wasn't joking! Crazy, right?," Stelly said Thursday on Twitter.

The Prince of Darkness' 25-year-old son has been dating model and aspiring actress Stelly for about four months -- and if the bride-to-be wants an idea of what kind of royal family she's getting into, she need only watch reruns of "The Osbournes," where Jack grew up in the public eye. One handy thing: He's already gotten rehab out of the way.

Kelly Osbourne congratulated Jack via Twitter on Friday, saying, "@MrJackO well i guess you're not my little brother anymore i'm so unbeliveably proud of the man you have become! im so happy for you & lisa!" Us Weekly confirmed the engagement Thursday.

Though Lisa is a model, as was Kelly's ex-fiancé, Luke Worrall, with luck the engaged thing will work out better for Jack than it did for Kelly. Though she may have dodged a bullet there, no?


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Photo: Jack Osbourne with the family -- that'd be Kelly, left, Sharon and a picture of daddy Ozzy -- in Hollywood in August at a private preview of "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne," a documentary Jack directed. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters


Kim Kardashian: New wedding clip flaunts some family drama [Video]

Not everyone in the Kardashian house was cool with her wedding

My my, Kim Kardashian, how the weekly magazine covers fly! It's almost time for your wedding special, and we haven't a thing to wear -- except our troubled facial expressions thanks to some new preview clips that show someone actually noticing the groom.

One of the new videos from E!, the cable network that will air Kim's nuptials to baseball player Kris Humphries, show a rather heated dialogue between Kim and sister Khloe, Lamar Odom's wife, over the family's treatment of Humphries.

"I was talking to Kris and he told me that at the engagement party you were being nasty and had a talk with him upstairs about how we're getting married too soon," Kim says, confronting Khloe. "What would ever make you believe that you could say something like that to Kris?"

Spoiler alert: Khloe has a response! (Which you can see in the video below, if you can handle one cuss word from the blushing bride.)

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Kat Von D sets the record straight: She and Jesse James are over

Kat Von D and Jesse James are off again, she said on Facebook

Kat Von D and Jesse James have called off their engagement once again, and she's definitely not moving to Texas, the former star of "L.A. Ink" has announced.

"I am not in a relationship. (And I apologize for all the 'back and forth' if it's caused any confusion)," she said in a Facebook post Friday aimed at answering some recurring questions and clearing up some of the confusion she says she's faced since the reality show ended Sept. 15.

In the final episode, Von D suggested that she and her West Coast Choppers beau open the "Jesse Von Kat Tattoo and Motorcycle Emporium" in James' neck of the woods, to address some of the problems they were dealing with as they juggled their jobs and a long-distance relationship between L.A. and Austin.

"It was clear to me that we were just on two different paths in life," Von D told People magazine on Saturday, adding, "I wish Jesse nothing but the best in life and in love." The couple, who went public last September and got engaged in January, split up right before the final season of "L.A. Ink" premiered, then got back together in August. James' split from Sandra Bullock, his third wife, was finalized in June 2010.

Other points clarified by Von D: The tattoo artist and gallery owner is not leaving High Voltage Tattoo, not retiring, and not unhappy to have done four seasons of "L.A. Ink."


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Photo: Kat Von D at a Sephora Times Square event for Fashion's Night Out in New York on Sept. 8. Credit: Andy Marlin / Getty Images


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