KIM KARDASHIAN broke her silence yesterday and addressed her impending divorce on her blog. And she said her 72-day marriage to KRIS HUMPHRIES was NOT a sham.
--She said, quote, "First and foremost, I married for love. I can't believe I even have to defend this. I would not have spent so much time on something just for a TV show!" (--Personally, I can't believe Kim can't believe it.)
--She added that agreeing to make her wedding a TV event was not necessarily the smartest decision, but, quote, "it's who I am!"
--She added, quote, "I felt like I was on a fast roller coaster and couldn't get off when now I know I probably should have.
--"I got caught up with the hoopla and the filming of the TV show that when I probably should have ended my relationship, I didn't know how to and didn't want to disappoint a lot of people."
--Kim also asked us to RESPECT HER COURAGE in walking away from the marriage . . . and said reports that she made millions off the wedding are, quote, "simply not true."
--She did receive thousands of dollars in wedding gifts. And she said, quote, "I'm so grateful to everyone who took the time to come to my wedding and I'll be donating the money for all the gifts to the Dream Foundation.
--"I'm sorry if I have hurt anyone, but my dad always told me to follow my heart and I believe now that I really am."
A 20-Year-Old Claims Justin Bieber Is the Father of Her Child
JUSTIN BIEBER has managed to keep himself fairly scandal-free over the past few years. The only "controversial" things he's done are . . . engaging in a little PDA with SELENA GOMEZ, and getting a new haircut.
--But if this next story is true . . . and that's a big IF . . . those days may be over.
--According to "Star" magazine, a 20-year-old woman named Mariah Yeater claims Justin is the father of her three-month old baby. She's filed a lawsuit demanding that he take a paternity test to, quote, "scientifically confirm" that he's the daddy.
--Of course, if he IS the father, she wants him to "provide adequate [child] support."
--Mariah claims the encounter happened backstage, after Justin performed in Los Angeles on October 25th of last year. She was 19 at the time . . . he was 16. Justin hasn't commented on this, but his people have.
--His rep released a statement saying, quote, "It's sad that someone would fabricate malicious, defamatory, and demonstrably false claims . . . we will vigorously pursue all available legal remedies to defend and protect Justin against these allegations."
--A court hearing has been scheduled for December 15th.
Hugh Grant Has Accidentally Become a Father
Nine months ago, HUGH GRANT had some fun. Today, he's a father. There's no word who the mother is.
--Hugh's rep says, quote, "I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive.
--"He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms."
--This is Hugh's first child. He's 51 years old.
Are Denise Richards and Richie Sambora Dating Again?
DENISE RICHARDS and BON JOVI guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA might be dating again. A source says, quote, "It's serious but they are trying to keep it low key."
--Denise and Richie dated in 2006 after they left their respective spouses, CHARLIE SHEEN and HEATHER LOCKLEAR. They broke up in 2007.
--Denise is 40 years old . . . Richie is 52.
Jerry Seinfeld Will Be Regis Philbin's First Replacement on "Live"
JERRY SEINFELD will be REGIS PHILBIN'S first temporary replacement on "Live! With Regis and Kelly". Regis' last day is Friday, November 18th . . . and after that, the show will be called "Live! With Kelly".
--Jerry will co-host the show with KELLY RIPA on the shortened week before Thanksgiving . . . from Monday, November 21st through Wednesday, the 23rd. The show will use guest co-hosts until they decide on Regis' permanent replacement.