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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

Kat Von D back on with Jesse James, done with 'L.A. Ink' [Polls]

Jesse James and Kat Von D

Kat Von D might have broken up with "L.A. Ink," but she and Jesse James are definitely together, engagement ring and all. 

News of the couple's late-July breakup came only two days before the fourth season of her just-nixed series premiered, while Von D was doing promotion complete with "L.A. Ink" footage that showed her surprising her fiance with a new tattoo of his face rendered on her abdomen.

James confirmed the reunion to People, saying Thursday, "Sometimes you are only given one chance in life. It was up to me to open my eyes and see it. That girl is my chance." A photo of the couple embracing is up online -- as well as speculation that they had never broken up in the first place.

"The distance between us was just too much," James had said in July, explaining their breakup from his point of view. After his divorce from Sandra Bullock, the West Coast Choppers owner had moved from Sunset Beach to Austin, Texas. Von D operates out of L.A., where she owns High Voltage Tattoo.

The decision to end "L.A. Ink" after this season was made either by the network or at star Kat Von D's request, depending on who you believe. The TLC show, a spinoff of the network's "Miami Ink," followed her from Miami to L.A.

"In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup," the tattoo artist told People, "the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn't happen during filming. ... In my opinion, any attempt to compromise the honesty of that would be an insult to my fans and my viewers."

Does this mean we shouldn't hold our breath for "Austin Ink"?


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Photo: Jesse James and Kat Von D at an L.A. event in January. Credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Most hated person in America? Surprise! Casey Anthony!

Most Hated Person in America: Casey Anthony. Sorry, Octomom

Who's the most hated person in America? Alas, this a nation with some mommy issues, as a new poll shows mothers Casey Anthony and "Octomom" Nadya Suleman flanking Spencer Pratt, the mother of all reality TV jerks, in a big, juicy "overall dislike" statistical sandwich.

Anthony topped the list, which make sense given that it was only June when she was found not guilty of the abuse and murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, and America, being America, perhaps needs a few more minutes to heal. Or at least enough time to figure out where Ms. Anthony has club-hopped off to since her release from jail.

More than half the people surveyed knew of Anthony, and 94% of those who knew of her disliked her. Heck, even the ubiquitous Kim Kardashian felt free to bag on Casey when the not-guilty verdict came down — at least until some folks on Twitter brought up some little trial Kimmie's dad was involved with back in the 1990s.

Ditto in the no-surprises category for No. 3, Octomom, whose ill-behaved and nearly impossible-to-count children reminded America only recently on the "Today" show of the many reasons she should be banned, generally, from the public arena. In case we forgot about the video she did where she was flogging an adult radio personality who was dressed in a baby diaper.

Less predictable though not surprising: Pratt and O.J., two dudes with staying power, only one of whom has been involved in a double-murder trial. If nothing else, they are clearly woven into the fabric of the uber-loathed, with Simpson popping back on the radar at the end of Anthony's trial, with the help of — you got it — Kim Kardashian.

Coming in fifth was heiress Paris Hilton, which was a tad surprising, because the convicted drug offender, boyfriend-slapper and repeat stalker-bait hasn't reproduced or been accused of causing the death of another human being. Heck, she even ended her feud with Kim Kardashian, which has to count for something.

Though Paris and Spencer do have that irritating reality-TV thing in common. OK, 'nuff said.

E-Poll Market Research asked the questions in a survey that tracks, among other metrics, public awareness and the appeal of 6,000 celebrities. The goal apparently is to help clients "make informed decisions for endorsements, casting and product development."

As if all those people considering hiring Casey Anthony, the Octomom, O.J., the "One Night in Paris" star or the hairier half of Speidi as a spokesmodel — Why is Larry Flynt the only name that comes to mind? — don't already know to think twice?

Only in America.


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Photo: Casey Anthony in an Orlando court July 7 during sentencing on four misdemeanor counts of lying to police. Credit: Joe Burbank / Reuters.



'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2' final trailer arrives [Video]

Daniel Radciffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint's newest "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" trailer has hit the Web, and may we say: ultra-nostalgia alert.

The eight-film franchise comes to a close July 15, and filmmakers haven't wasted a frame in indicating that this. Is. It.

The trailer, which builds on the momentum of the previous teaser, comes off as a greatest-hits collection from the franchise. That is, only to say that all the greatest hits are going to be destroyed because of the pending showdown between Harry and He Who Must Not Be Named, which shakes the boy wizard to the core. Gone are the charm and wunderkind of the first films, replaced by an apocalyptic war zone that befalls the magical world. Watch it above.

Also spotted in the fast-paced thrill ride are Harry's parents, baby Harry, Dumbledore, Sirius Black, Quidditch, Dementors, Death Eaters, fiendfyred Hogwarts, goblins, dragons, fights, flights and confrontations galore. There's tons of hand-holding, almost hand-holding and also a desperate kiss between Harry and his best friend's sister, Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright). 

Oddly, we didn't see any house elves, who seem to be replaced by knight statues in the battle of Hogwarts. (P.S.: Their story line is directly related to Ron and Hermione finally kissing, so we'll see how filmmakers have chosen to set that up.)

But the major goose-pimple-inducing line comes from the Boy Who Lived himself, and the epic music playing during its delivery doesn't do anything to calm our nerves.

"I never wanted any of you to die for me," he tells the ghosts of his parents and godfather and everyone else who's faced death and lost, trying to keep him alive.

Like we said: This. Is. It.

Is it July 15 yet??

What do you think of the newest trailer? Are you sad to see the series end? Tell us in comments.


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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris: Wedding is off [Poll]

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris

This post has been updated and corrected. See the notes below for details.

Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris have reportedly called off their wedding, set for this Saturday, after the 25-year-old playmate packed her stuff and moved out in the wake of a weekend fight with her 85-year-old fiance.

"The wedding is off. Crystal has had a change of heart," Hefner tweeted around noon, confirming the news.

Awkwardly, while others might simply have to cancel the wedding photographer, Harris appears in a "Here comes the bride" photo spread in the July issue of Playboy, accompanied by an article on why she and Hef "will live happily after."

Multiple sources inside the Playboy Mansion confirmed the split Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. More than 300 guests had been invited to the ceremony, People said.

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Hefner and Harris got engaged on Christmas Eve, almost a year after he'd asked girlfriends No. 2 and No. 3, twins Karissa and Kristina Shannon, to move out of the mansion so he could get more serious with Harris.

The Shannon twins, initially moved from the mansion to the Playboy House, were asked to leave the property completely in May. Seems Hef didn't like his ex-girlfriends bringing their new boyfriends over to play.

[Updated, 2:45 p.m. June 14: This post has been updated to include Hefner's confirmation that the wedding was nixed, which came shortly after the post was written but before it was published. The headline was changed to reflect that certainty.]

[For the record, 2:30 p.m. June 16:  This post originally placed Harris' photo spread in the "current" issue of Playboy. Cover girl Harris is featured in the upcoming July issue.]


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Photo: Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris at Stansted Airport in England on June 2. Credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images

Eminem adds Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber to his diss list with 'A Kiss'

Eminem disses Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber with 'A Kiss'

Eminem is back to dissing his peers, with Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber landing as his newest targets in the single "A Kiss."

The rapper and Royce da 5'9" constitute the duo Bad Meets Evil, which has an EP coming out next week. The brisk staccato in the song resurfaces rumors that Mother Monster is a hermaphrodite and equates the Biebs to a Satanic behemoth.

Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber dissed by Eminem "Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office / She's still a male lady," he raps, adding a more concise (and explicit) description regarding her rumored male parts. But he's about a year too late, it's been a while since people have accused the fashion icon of being a dude.

As for the ever-present Bieber, apparently Eminem thinks the Canadian pop star and Billboard Music Award recipient who tied with him for six awards this year has been forsaken by God.

"Him don't give a damn about Bieber, do Him? / What a demon, a behemoth, evil just seems to be seeping through him," he raps.

This coming from a man whose collaborative album is titled "Hell: The Sequel." If you're prepared for brusque lyrics and an onslaught of cussing, listen to "A Kiss" here.

It's no secret that the "8 Mile" star has built his Grammy-lined career with shock value and explicit libretto. Perhaps he's just saying if it ain't broke don't fix it? Other celebrities initiated into the "Dissed By Eminem Club" include Moby, Christopher Reeve, the Insane Clown Posse, 'N SYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick, Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, Britney Spears, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, Ja Rule and Michael Jackson.

But "A Kiss" isn't all disses, at least not for Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj, whom the duo seem to have an affinity for.

"Aw hell Shady, he'll tell it like it is / So Katy Perry he's on her tail / He's tailgating," Eminem raps about the "Teenage Dream" singer.

As for Nicki, well, her last name sounds like ménage, doesn't it?

Are Gaga and the Biebs are worthy of Eminen's disses, or is Mr. Mathers just being a bully? Tell us in comments.


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— Nardine Saad

Top photo: Eminem. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.

Left photos: Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. Credits: Rick Diamond / Getty Images, left; Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images, right.

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Lauryn Hill reveals she is pregnant with her sixth child

Lauryn Hill pregnant with sixth baby

Lauryn Hill has finally confirmed that she's pregnant -- that baby bump she's been sporting will be her sixth child.

"I'm going to be taking time off to give birth," the ex-Fugee reportedly said during a concert at Chene Park in Detroit on Saturday.

This will be the sixth child for Hill, 36, and boyfriend Rohan Marley, the son of reggae icon Bob Marley. The couple's other children are Zion David-Nesta Marley, Selah Marley, Joshua Marley, John Marley and Sarah Marley.

"I keep having these children. I don't know if I'm the most fertile woman in America," the Grammy winner joked two months ago at a Los Angeles show. "I've got five big children, you believe that? If you ask anybody I went to high school with, they'd be like puzzled. Wait till you hear the big secret though."

Rumors had been percolating for months as her belly grew and the singer dropped hints. Her tent-like frocks didn't do much to conceal the bump either -- as seen in the photo above, taken at this year's Coachella music festival.

The multi-platinum artist took time off in 2008 to concentrate on family but returned to the stage last year. For her album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," the singer penned "To Zion," about trying to pursue her blossoming music career after becoming a first-time mom. She is currently performing her Moving Target Concert Tour across the U.S. and will be headlining the Rock the Bells Tour with Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli in August. 

Watch her rendition of Bob Marley's classic "Could You Be Loved" at a recent appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" below. Tell us what you think in comments!


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Photo: Lauryn Hill at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15, 2011. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Amy Winehouse checks back into rehab. Was she swigging vodka en route?

Amy Winehouse, 'Rehab' singer, enters rehab Amy Winehouse, the raspy "Rehab" singer," is checking back into rehab.

The British songstress checked into London's Priory Clinic on Wednesday on "doctors' advice," her spokesman Chris Goodman told the Associated Press.

Winehouse "wants to be ready for performances in Europe this summer and decided to seek an assessment," Goodman said.

The beehive-sporting singer, who last entered rehab in January 2008, will kick off a European concert series June 18. Her father, Mitch Winehouse, seemed to be the inspiration behind  her re-enrollment, according to People.

"Her dad sat her down and said, 'I think you're drinking too much again.' So she agreed to ... an assessment to stop it becoming a bigger problem," a source told People

No word on what kind of treatment the 27-year-old would be seeking, but the facility offers treatment for various psychiatric problems and drug and alcohol addiction.

Before checking in at Priory, Winehouse reportedly stopped at a shop to buy a miniature bottle of Smirnoff vodka before downing the alcohol at the counter.

"She seemed out of it. She was stumbling about, slurring her words," an observer told The Sun. "I was shocked to see her buy vodka so early in the day, and even more shocked to see her knock it straight back."

The heavily tattooed and kohl-eyed singer topped charts with her album album "Back to Black," which earned her five Grammy Awards and launched her into the international spotlight. However, her struggles with alcohol, drugs and legal issues have out-shined her along the way.

Her single "Back to Black" was performed on a recent episode of "Glee" by Naya Rivera. Listen to it here.


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Justin Bieber debuts Jesus tattoo in Hawaii with Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber gets tattoo that's Hebrew for Jesus
Justin Bieber is making it clear that he isn't just that little tween boy who sang "Baby" anymore. And he has another tattoo and six Billboard Music Awards to prove it.

The Canadian-born pop star showed off his new ink while vacationing with lady love Selena Gomez in Hawaii. (He happened to be flaunting her shortly after a nationally televised kiss at the Billboard Music Awards.) The tat is a vertical Hebrew inscription reading "Yeshua," which means Jesus. The 17-year-old inconspicuously displayed the word down his left side, according to The Daily.

The proud Christian stopped in Israel on his My World tour in April, where he was photographed at biblical sites -- rumor has it that's where he got his new ink.

Interestingly, traditional Jews forgo tattooing because it goes against a Leviticus teaching that orders followers not to gash their flesh. So why the Hebrew? We're not sure, but we're guessing he might be following a trend: Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears all have similar indelible insignias in the ancient language too.

But the inscription is just the freshest of his inks: His first tattoo is that of a seagull from the Richard Bach novella "Jonathan Livingston Seagull." The avian outline is perched near his lower left pelvic bone and made its way there on his 16th birthday.

What do you think of the Biebs' tattoo -- too cool or too inappropriate?


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Emily Maynard makes 'Bachelor' Brad Womack a bachelor once again

'Bachelor' breakup: Brack Womack and Emily Maynard "The Bachelor's" Brad Womack and fiancee Emily Maynard have called it quits, with recent photos of Maynard's bare ring finger tipping off the breakup.  

Womack, 38, who had appeared on a previous season and infamously picked neither finalist in the finale, proposed to the 25-year-old single mom in November 2010. The two have (clearly) hit rough patches since. 

Maynard initiated the breakup because the long-distance relationship wasn't working and she had no plans to leave Charlotte, N.C., with her 5-year-old daughter to move to Womack's native Austin, Texas, Us Weekly reported. The report says the heartbroken bachelor repeatedly drunk-dialed her.

The onetime rose-vying Maynard was out and about in Charlotte last week, sans ring, which is said to have been returned to ABC. The network that airs "The Bachelor" had sprung for the stunner, not Womack, who owns a bar (with a handy phone, we presume). 

What do you think of Womack's and Maynard's breakup -- could you see it coming? Tell us in comments.


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Photo: Brad Womack and Emily Maynard after he proposed to her on "The Bachelor" finale. Credit: Mark Wessels / ABC


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