The Word: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony call it quits

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2011" finale results show.
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In not altogether shocking celebrity breakup news, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced that they were parting ways on Friday.

“We have decided to end our marriage,” the couple said in a joint statement. “This was a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved, and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.”

If this happened last year, we probably would have respected that request. But sorry, JLo — once you signed on to “American Idol” and entered the reality TV machine, you forfeited all rights to privacy in the face of divorce, addiction and holiday weight gain.

We’ll still give you a courtesy pass on red carpet wardrobe malfunctions, but we’re eagerly anticipating when this PR speak ends and Jenny From the Block surfaces.

Mueller recovering in … Cancun?

After getting thrown off a Mexico-bound flight last week, Brooke Mueller is checking in to a Cancun-based rehab facility, reports TMZ. Apparently, it’s because they prescribe Ibogaine — a plant-derived drug that’s not legal in the States  — to treat alcohol and drug addictions (and, hopefully, Charlie Sheen relapses).

We hope she gets the treatment she needs. But Cancun? Come on, girl. That’s like moving to Philadelphia to lose weight.

Timberlake also attending Marine Ball

His “Friends With Benefits” co-star Mila Kunis accepted an invite to the Marine Corps Ball, and now it seems Justin Timberlake will be on the guest list as well. After Cpl. Kelsey De Santis asked him out over YouTube, he accepted: “And not because she had all those beefcake military guys behind her to try to intimidate me — although that probably would have worked by itself. I don’t get asked out ever! So I was very flattered by that,” he tells UsMagazine.com.

Justin, consider this your formal invitation to the Metro Christmas party. What we lack in open bars, we make up for in desk whiskey.


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