Friday, April 20, 2018

Hamm: Kardashian an 'idiot'

Everyone is ganging up on Kim Kardashian, and that's actually fine by us.

Her 72-day marriage and "her family's general terribleness," Entertainment Weekly says, have attracted strong words from Mad Men's Jon Hamm, who pounded her in Elle UK.

"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," the actor told the magazine. "Being a f---ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly. … It's celebrated. It doesn't make sense to me."

Moneyball star Jonah Hill similarly agreed, telling the Huffington Post, "The fact that the Kardashians could be more popular than a show like Mad Men is disgusting."

Kim, for her part, took to Twitter to mount a defense: I respect Jon and I am a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that not everyone takes the same path in life. … Calling someone who runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates, 'stupid,' is in my opinion careless.

It's a shame they're fighting, because in an alternate universe, we think Don Draper and Kim Kardashian might really hit it off.

Man vs. network

Bear Grylls has survived ice storms, waterfalls and desertlike conditions. But he couldn't survive cable TV. The Discovery Channel has ended its relationship with the Man Vs. Wild host, says The Hollywood Reporter, because they couldn't get him to work on projects he was under contract to film. Calling it a "continuing contractual dispute," a network spokesperson said the sixth season of Man Vs. Wild, which wrapped in August, will be Grylls' last. Upon hearing the news of his firing, Grylls promptly drank his own urine. (Just kidding. He couldn't be reached for comment. Probably too busy hollowing out a hippopotamus for shelter in the Congo.)

Garth, Facinelli split

If you had a crush on Jennie Garth from those long-ago Beverly Hills 90210 days, good news: She's available. Us Weekly says that Garth and hubby Peter Facinelli are calling it quits after 11 years of marriage. "While we have decided to end our marriage, we both share the same deep love and devotion to our children," Facinelli and Garth told Us. "We remain dedicated to raising our beautiful daughters together." Of course, they also ask for the usual "privacy and respect during this time." It was first marriage for Twilight's Facinelli and the second for What I Like About You's Garth.

It's still not easy being Kurt

Better sit down for this one. Okay, good. According to TMZ, Courtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and the Muppets have "raped" the memory of her ex-husband Kurt Cobain by using the Nirvana anthem Smells Like Teen Spirit without her permission. "Courtney says she has the absolute power to approve or nix the use of Kurt's music for commercial purposes, and she never gave the okay for the two companies to use the song for the 2011 Muppets movie," TMZ says. Just one small wrinkle: TMZ says that Courtney sold off half of her rights to Cobain's music (as well as exclusive distribution rights) to a company called Primary Wave Music, which did authorize the use of the song. The two surviving band members — Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic — also signed off on it. We think Kermit is due a big-time apology.

'Housewives' hit thrown out

Marc Cherry 1, Nicollette Sheridan 0. The creator of ABC's Desperate Housewives claimed a legal victory in his ongoing dispute with the actress Tuesday when a Los Angeles judge threw out Sheridan's claim that Cherry hit her — a key allegation in Sheridan's wrongful-termination lawsuit. According to Variety, Sheridan had claimed that Cherry hit her "upside the head" in 2008, an act that eventually led Cherry to write her character off the show. L.A. Superior Court Judge Elisabeth Allen White said the incident did not merit consideration by the jury, which will still consider Sheridan's wrongful termination claim.

No twins for Jess

Does Jessica Simpson have an extra bun in the oven? Unless you're talking about a sticky bun in an actual oven, then no. Despite carting around a huge baby bump, Simpson insists she's not eating for three. "No, it's not twins," Simpson said on Monday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, according to Us. "I know it looks like it." Simpson is expecting a baby girl with fiance Eric Johnson this spring, and says she's nervous about giving birth. "Labor is really going to hurt," she told Leno. "I have so much respect for my mom and all the women across the world."

     
 
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