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Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce a little more than two months after marrying NBA free agent, Kris Humphries, in a grand wedding in August worth millions of dollars and televised on E! for two nights in early October.
The network’s news anchor, Giuliana Rancic was on the case and confirmed the news on Twitter. “It is true. Kim Kardashian filing for divorce,” she wrote on Monday morning.
Later, the cable channel that attracted more than 8 million viewers to the two-day TV event and airs the myriad Kardashian family reality shows issued the following statement.
All of us at E! are surprised and saddened by this news, and we send our support to Kim and Kris at this difficult time. The Kardashians have always been uniquely open with all aspects of their lives from joyous events to intimate moments to heartbreaking transitions. E! will continue to share the fascinating real lives and larger-than-life existence of this close-knit family.
Others in Hollywood turned their attention to the impending divorce filing, as well.
In the case of Bravo’s EVP of Original Programming and Development and Watch What Happens Live host, Andy Cohen, the news was met with sarcasm and then he expressed wonder as to what they’d do next.
“Thanks for the entertainment, Kim Kardashian,” Cohen tweeted followed soon after with, “Do they have to return the gifts???”
Leave it to manners expert and The Real Housewives of New York’s LuAnn DeLesseps to know the answer to that. She tweeted, “Def return gifts or donate them to a charity and do some good!”
Former Days of Our Lives actress and Celebrity Apprentice contestant, Lisa Rinna, used the news as an indictment of reality television, writing, “Well I think a big lesson is being learned by all. Keep your family lives private your wedding should never be on tv. Sad for them.”
She acknowledges that she has been on reality television, most recently with her own relationship to actor Harry Hamlin on TVLand’s Harry Loves Lisa, but also wrote, “Marry someone because you LOVE them and want to spend the rest of your life with them! not so you can make 72 million and be more famous SAD.”
Actor Josh Malina (The West Wing, Scandal) gave some advice for newlyweds, “You need to gut through that whole 72-day itch thing.”
But, of course, he threw in a more humorous observation soon after: “…until anything do us part.” #KardashianVows”
Questlove of the band The Roots tweeted the hilarious, “……Wait, Kim Kardashian got married?” As if he escaped the initial wedding madness.
Here’s a sample of what others in the industry are saying.
Bill Simmons, Sports writer
BREAKING: ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that Kris Humphries’ salary WILL count against the Kardashians’ cap this season.
Russell Simmons, Fashion entrepreneur; Co-Founder, Def Jam Recordings
I hope the best for my friend Kim Kardashian and wish she finds peace and happiness
Trevor Donovan, Actor, 90210
I almost won the pool…I said 90 days. Break out the video camera Mr. Humphries …what was good for the goose, can be good for the gander
Jon Friedman, Writer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
I think I’ll be Kris Humphries for Halloween and just go back home.
Jen Kirkman, Comedian
I think the Kim Kardashian marriage and divorce was a planned demolition – like Building 7. #kardashiantruther
Julie Klausner, Comedian
Even if Keeping Up with The Kardashians were a real scripted sitcom, the showrunner would’ve been like, “We can’t break them up YET.”
Email: Jethro.Nededog@thr.com; Twitter: @TheRealJethro
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