Saturday, April 20, 2024

America’s Sweethearts to Divorce After 72 Days, $18 Mil


And they said it wouldn’t last. And it didn’t. Kim Kardashian, a ridiculous person whose name I don’t think I’ve ever typed out before, is divorcing husband Kris Humphries after 72 days of wedded commerce. They made $18 million on a celebrity wedding that took place August 20th in Montecito, California. The E! Channel and People magazine paid for it, the kids raked it in, got tons of press. And all of it was fake. Kris is bummed because he’s an basketball player locked out of his job. Kim is upset because she had to whisper her mother’s name to her new husband. (She’s the daughter of Kris Jenner–see previous story.) This was Kim’s second marriage. She’s also had a lovely sex tape. TMZ and all the various tabloids have their opinions. But this is a lot like the ludicrous stuff served up by KISS front man Gene Simmons and his now wife, Shannon Tweed. They “fought” in public, broke up, had spats and then married, all for a “reality” show. Too depressing. The world is a stage, said Shakespeare, or “anonymous,” and the people on it are paid to dupe the public.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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