The Word: Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries settle divorce, avoid trial

Kim Kardashian Sighting on March 26, 2013 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images
Kim Kardashian Sighting on March 26, 2013 in New York City.
Credit: Getty Images

Our long, national nightmare is over. By that I mean Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries settled their divorce on Friday. A Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman confirms the 72-day marriage of the reality TV couple is now over in the eyes of the law. Terms of the divorce were not made public. “As a result of this agreement, we will not have a trial in this case,” Judge Hank M. Goldberg said. “I want to congratulate the attorneys on both sides. This is a sensible way to resolve this case.”

And that’s the first time “sensible” has been used in association with anything to do with the union of these two.

Janet Jackson quits show business, converts to Islam
If reports to Showbiz 411 are to be believed (and they really shouldn’t), Janet Jackson is quitting show business to swim in piles of money, a la Scrooge McDuck. A source tells the site that Jackson has moved to the Middle East to live in style with her new husband, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana. “She’s gone. She married a billionaire. They’ve got houses in three countries. She’s spending time in the Middle East. She’s become a Muslim.”  Considering her family and the job prospects for a 46-year-old in the music industry, can you really blame her for jumping ship?

Harry Styles: Taylor Swift is a pain in the ‘arse’
Harry Styles has not many too-nice things to say about his time with Taylor Swift in One Direction’s upcoming documentary, “This Is Us,” according to Daily Star Sunday. Styles reportedly describes his relationship with the country star as “a pain in the arse,” the paper reports. “I haven’t met a girl yet who I’d want to even think of getting serious with,” Styles is said to remark in film footage. “I think I’ve been unlucky in love so far. But then, I haven’t really met anyone who’s made the Earth move for me. I’m longing to meet someone who really inspires me and makes me really want to spend time with them.” Awwww.

Middleton to take royal baby on the road
Breaking with royal tradition, Kate Middleton will reportedly head back to her folks’ place once her baby is born this summer, according to the Daily Mail. Sources insist Kate “just feels safest and most secure” with her family, particularly mom Carole, who has reportedly been fast at work preparing for their impending guest. “Carole fully intends to be part of this baby’s life and Catherine, for her part, plans to spend a lot of time with her parents, especially while she is waiting for the new apartment [where she and Prince William will reside in Kensington Palace] to be completed,” a source says.

 

 



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