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Kim Kardashian Didn’t Want To Disappoint Her Fans By Calling Off Her Wedding, But She Did Marry For Love

Kim Kardashian Didn't Want To Disappoint Her Fans By Calling Off Her Wedding, But She Did Marry For Love

About a day after the news that she was filing for divorce broke, Kim Kardashian has posted an official statement to her website. Part apology, part explanation (albeit a vague one), she denies that this her marriage to Kris Humphries was a business deal and cops to her own naivete in jumping into marriage. And by God, it actually sounds genuine. (In honor of Kim being all emotionally naked, here’s a photo of her without makeup.) More »

Gallery: 10 Short Celebrity Marriages More Fascinating Than Kim Kardashian’s

Gallery: 10 Short Celebrity Marriages More Fascinating Than Kim Kardashian's

A lot of people are angry at Kim Kardashian for making a mockery of the institution of marriage for a chance to play princess on television for a day. I would argue that these people are overlooking the true crime committed by Ms. Kardashian: doing it in an ultra-boring way. Over the years, we’ve come to expect crazy short marriages from our celebrities; I would argue that this particular bit of tabloid culture has become an American institution to rival traditional marriage. But we do not want them to be by the books or, even worse, transparently fake. We want them to at least appear to be spontaneous, bizarre, and genuinely pathological. (No, Kim’s pathological need for fame doesn’t count.) Here are ten celebrity couples who did the short marriage thing in a better, crazier, and more entertaining fashion than Kim Kar-snooze-ian and what’s-his-name ever could. More »

Crush Links: Rachel and Monica Will Be ‘Friends’ Forever!

Crush Links: Rachel and Monica Will Be 'Friends' Forever!

Angelina Jolie may be remaking Elizabeth Taylor‘s Cleopatra, but there’s another biopic in the works: The story of Taylor and Richard Burton‘s tumultuous Hollywood romance. (The Frisky)

Elton John defends his choice to appoint Lady Gaga as baby Zachary‘s godmother: “She will be a good person to guide him through the ins and outs of the music business.” (Celebuzz)

• Stop trying to run stories about Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox having a friend breakup — these two will be buddies forever! (Betty Confidential)

• The most awkward moments at the MTV Movie Awards, topped with Robert Pattinson‘s derpy grin. (Buzznet)

Nikki Reed may have been flashing a diamond engagement ring on the red carpet at the awards — could she be engaged to American Idol boyfriend Paul McDonald? (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Crushable Quotable: Angelina Jolie Says Cleopatra Wasn’t a Knockout

Crushable Quotable: Angelina Jolie Says Cleopatra Wasn't a Knockout

For the time being, David Fincher has his eye on some impressive fictional and real ladies: In addition to his adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander — he’s looking to remake the 1963 film Cleopatra, with Angelina Jolie playing the fierce queen. However, Jolie has made clear that her Cleo won’t be the same as Elizabeth Taylor‘s. (Good thing, since it’s rumored that the older actress refused to give her blessing to a remake.) More »