In news likely to tip hundreds of borderline adolescents into full-on madness, the Jonas Brothers have announced they are . . . disbanding!
"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas tells People. In a desperate plea to keep some hope alive, Nick tells the mag the act isn't like, um, fully dead. "It's really hard to say 'forever,' " he says. "We're closing a chapter, for sure." (It feels final: The Twitter account @JonasBrothers has been closed.)
Reports this month indicated the band had experienced a deep rift, a packet of creative differences.
Khloé, Lamar working at it
Khloé Kardashian, 29, and her Kardashian Kabal hostage (read: husband), the errant, reportedly drug-abusing Lamar Odom, 33, are trying to save their four-year marriage. Anonymous Source tells TMZ the erstwhile NBA player, who is clean and sober, took the reality starlet out Monday night to a Kanye West concert in L.A. It was their first public outing as a couple in months.
Gossip petits fours
Michael Jackson's ex-doc Conrad Murray is busy a day after being released from prison after serving two years for manslaughter. TMZ says he's shopping around a memoir. . . . Martin Scorsese's latest Leonardo DiCaprio pic, The Wolf of Wall Street, a true-crime film about stock swindler Jordan Belfort, will hit theaters Christmas Day. . . . Paris Hilton, 32, says her hyper-sluttified music vid "Good Time" is a feminist coup. "I'm into girl power," she somehow tells USA Today.
Why do you hate Snooki?
Why indeed? Voters in our fine nation gave a big diss and a shove to novelist Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Monday night by voting her off Dancing With the Stars, even though she had the judges' approval. The Snooki & JWoww star danced in full makeup as a zombie! (A symbolic reflection of her inner life?) She left in tears.
Camille restraining order
A California judge has issued a restraining order against Camille Grammer's beau, Dimitri Charalambopoulos, after the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star filed a complaint that he viciously assaulted her Oct. 16 in a Houston hotel room, where she was recovering from a hysterectomy performed to treat early-stage endometrial cancer.
Nudist quote du jour
Katy Perry is tired of all the recent bare-skin stunts pulled by the likes of Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga. "Everybody's getting naked," she said in an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, excerpted by the New York Daily News. "I mean, I've been naked before, but I don't feel like I have to always get naked to be noticed."
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