When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2 promised that "it all ends," we really weren't expecting that to apply to one of the more stable celebrity marriages.
But that split was only one little taste of the news that tore through the celebrisphere this week, so you better catch up, ASAP. And if you live in Los Angeles, no excuses, because we know you aren't driving anywhere today...
REBUILDING: Demi Lovato is healthier and happier than she's been in ages, and she picked E! as the place to share the first steps on her journey back from the edge. Not only did she sit down with Ryan Seacrest for a very revealing chat, but we also premiered her "Skyscraper" video.
7-YEAR UNHITCH: Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have called it quits after seven years, one movie, a joint tour, numerous red carpets and two children together. The haters (and nonhaters) might not be shocked, especially given the duo's romantic history before they joined forces, but they truly seemed like a great match. It's too bad for everyone involved.
MOMMY SMOOTHEST: Kris Jenner, wanting to look her best for Kim Kardashian's wedding and the raunchy bachelorette party that Khlo Kardashian Odom is planning, had a little treatment on her already lovely visage. As one might expect, she was pretty nervous about going under the knife, but her devoted kids and some doting cameramen (yup, we got it on video ) helped put her at ease. Kourtney Kardashian later insisted that it was her who got the nip/tuck. Oh, sure. But while mom's not exactly showing off her refreshed face yet, Kim showed off her bombshell 'do.
BABY, YOU CAN DRIVE KATE'S CAR: Prince William and his incredibly shrinking wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may have left Los Angeles for a staycation back in Britain, but their presences linger on after last weekend's whirlwind of activities, including the BAFTA Brits to Watch gala downtown ("Eek!" thought Zooey Deschanel?). Meanwhile, the 2001 VW Golf that Will's missus used to drive when she was "just" Kate Middleton (she of the hearty constitution ) is going up for auction on eBay. Who wants to bet it sells for more than Blue Book value?
NOT TOO BAZAAR: Victoria Beckham and delish hubby David Beckham welcomed their fourth child and first daughter together, Harper Seven Beckham, and the new arrival seems to be going over well (the baby, not the stroller )... Also getting in on the birthing this week was Kate Hudson, who welcomed Bingham Hawn Bellamy, her second child and first with fianc Matthew Bellamy. Duty fell on dad to explain the origin of that name...But who's going to explain Jewel and Ty Murray's newborn nugget, son Kase Townes Murray ?
SPELLBOUND: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 showed Twilight who's boss--for now, anyway--by grossing a record-smashing $43.5 million from Friday's midnight screenings. Eclipse raked in a lowly $30 million, but look for both parts of Breaking Dawn to break new ground. In the meantime, E! was all over the NYC Potter premiere, and we talked to all of the principals, some of whom revealed even more about their costar crushes over the years.
TV LAND, EMMY EDITION: The boob tube always seems much smarter when we start poring over nominations for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Award s--and it makes the honorees so happy! The intense HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce leads all comers with 21 nominations, including an acting nod for the lovely Kate Winslet, while Boardwalk Empire and Madmen also made impressive footprints. Glee may be shedding half its cast a year from now, but at least its managed to hang onto most of its Emmy love. Alas, there are always some prominent snubs.
WEDDING BELLS: Vanessa Minnillo and Nick Lachey made it official in one of those our-guests-just-think-they're-going-on-vacation ceremonies on a tropical island; it's the ex-Mr. Simpson's second marriage...Coincidentally, some footage of Tony Romo and Candice Crawford's vow swap briefly made it online.
ALARUM BELLS: Doug Hutchison, 51, and Courtney Stodden, 16, are still making the rounds to explain their May-December-of-next-year marriage. Good thing, because we kinda can't get enough of them.
ENOUGH ALREADY: Has anyone ever explained to Bristol Palin that she's not going to get her virginity back no matter how many times she smears Levi Johnston's name through the "I was drunk my first time" mud?...Then there's Chris Brown, who sure seems to be mistaken for a guy who uses gay slurs a whole lot.
BUMPED: Kristen Stewart is fine after her Mini Cooper was dinged in a minor car accident. The other driver might still be in shock and wondering if she should really, OMG, call Kristen Stewart.
THAT'S AMORE: George Clooney denies making a comment attributed to him in the Italian press that would have him squiring a new love interest to the upcoming Venice Film Festival. Maybe the reporter responsible should have tried hacking Clooney's phone to get the real story.
RADIO WAVES: Ryan Seacrest and Selena Gomez cut the ribbon on The Voice, a new multimedia broadcasting center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where kids can produce their own in-house radio and TV shows, practice their deejaying skills and otherwise play and have fun, just as kids are supposed to.
IF THE SHOE FITS: Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky insists she didn't recently take a job selling shoes in her hometown, though people have claimed to see her doing just that.
BABY TALK: Miranda Kerr further proves that Gisele isn't human.
KIDS DO THE DARNDEST THINGS: Gavin Rossdale's daughter, Daisy Lowe, 22, is old enough for her first Playboy spread.
TV GUIDANCE: Ted Danson has joined CSI... X Factor, baby...The wedding special didn't work out, but Hef's Runaway Bride is a go, and here's a clip...A Lifetime movie starring Rob Lowe as accused wife killer Drew Peterson won't see the light of day if the Peterson camp has its way...So You Think You Can Dance is down to 10, who will dance with seven all-stars...The "ladies" are getting nasty on Jerseylicious...Bad Girls Club star Natalie Nunn needed a trip to the ER...If The Bachelorette doesn't want Ryan, who does she want?... SPOILER ZONE!
MUSICAL NOTES: Head Foo Dave Grohl will tolerate no Fighters on than his bandmates at their concerts...Lady Antebellum postponed Friday's show after the death of Hillary Scott's grandmother, while Drake is taking Saturday off following the death of his uncle... Tornado-relief fundraiser Rihanna has been deemed the most popular female star on Facebook, while Lady Gaga became persona non grata on YouTube (and Australia's pissed at her, too)...And is Gaga on the edge of a feud with Katy Perry?...Kings of Leon is proof that you can let your babies grow up to be rockers...Julian Lennon quashes rumors of a Beatles reunion, but it sounded pretty logistically complicated anyway...Beyonc's dad, Matthew Knowles, denies stealing money from his former managerial client, Beyonc...Rebecca Black will have a second single, "My Moment," which sounds as if it's about making "Friday."
SCREEN PLAY: These hot pics from Captain America: The First Avenger will have you screaming, "USA! USA!"...The Dark Knight Rises looks intense-- in the poster, at least...Katie Holmes has career crushes on Amy Adams, Meryl Streep and Rene Zellweger...Arnold Schwarzenegger's next movie, Last Stand (no, not a biopic), is back in business...Alexander Skarsgrd will star in and coproduce The Vanguard...Clint Eastwood's son Scott set to topline the very gory sounding Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3-D... Pictures of Bilbo and Gandalf in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...Natasha Lyonne is the latest to sign up for American Reunion...Russell Brand's method is an interesting one in Arthur...Check out reviews of the latest Harry Potter and Winnie the Pooh.
TRAILER PARK: Robert Downey Jr. is indubitably wearing lipstick in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows...Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the first to go in Contagion...Hugh Grant is more than a ball of clay in The Pirates! Band of Misfits...What's a bigger mystery, the plot of Martin Scorsese's Hugo or the reason why its title was changed from The Invention of Hugo Cabret?...There's life after FNL for Taylor Kitsch in John Carter...Al Pacino couldn't fix Gigli, so why think he can help Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill ?
FAREWELL: Roberts Blossom, Macaulay Culkin's creepy yet ultimately helpful neighbor in Home Alone, died of natural causes at 87...Sherwood Schwartz, creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, died at 94...Michael "Wrzel" Burston, onetime guitarist for Motrhead, died of heart disease at 61... Celebs pay tribute to Betty Ford, former first lady, namesake treatment center founder and women's rights advocate, who died at 93.
HELLO: Charlie Sheen, for the record, has not passed away. And, according to former goddess Bree Olsen, he's alive and well in be d, too.
LAW &DISORDER: Jake Gyllenhaal had an up close and personal view of a nonfatal gangland shooting while, er, shooting the cop drama End of Watch in L.A...Nicki Minaj may be in denial, but the cops' incident report details some nasty behavior on her friend's part in Dallas...Paparazzi end up handcuffed after getting too aggressive on Paris Jackson detail...Halle Berry found cause to get a restraining order, but the target of it has pleaded not guilty to three straight days of being dangerously creepy...A jury finds for the worker who sued Sharon Stone...Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro finally gets an intervention...Accused wife-killer Bruce Beresford-Redman ordered back to Mexico to stand trial...The second guy in as many weeks accused of bothering Paris Hilton has pleaded not guilty...Richard Hatch hatches yet another sentence-shortening scheme...Crimewatch turned up Sharon Osbourne's missing bauble...Tone Loc pleads not guilty to getting domestically violent...Paz de la Huerta is working on a plea deal...Cops busted two suspects blamed for separate break-ins at The Late Show With David Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater this week...Foxy Brown off the hook for mooning incident...Daniel Baldwin's estranged wife doesn't take the divorce or the restraining order well, gets arrested...The Sister Wives family accuses Utah of violating their civil rights...Washington, D.C., police were found to be just doing their job, albeit slightly lazily, in the case of Charlie Sheen's high-speed escort...Autos are not being stolen in London on Kelly Osbourne's watch...Ex-Queens of the Stoneage bassist Nick Oliveri fought the law, and guess who won ?... Same result for Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd... DMX. There's really nothing left to say, is there?
TEEN MAMA DRAMA: 16 and Pregnant star Aubrey Wolters is the latest of MTV's young moms to get busted...
DATE NIGHT: Mila Kunis is determined to make it to the Marine Corps Ball on time, and Justin Timberlake will be there, too!...Might Ryan Reynolds be ready to rebound with Charlize Theron?...Joe Jonas has been spending quite a bit of time, some of it silly, with model Karlie Kloss....
SPRITZ NOW: Obviously envious of what it's done for Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift is getting into the fragrance game with Wonderstruck...Rosie Huntington Whitely has lost everything but her trench coat in honor of Burberry's new Body scent.
SURREAL ESTATE: Jerry Seinfeld's looking to unload his Telluride vacation estate for $18.25 million...Hank Azaria shows off his kid-friendly and adult-priced mansion...R. Kelly's facing foreclosure in Chicago...Carnie Wilson may be in R. Kelly's boat, but in Tarzana, Calif....Covering Vogue once again, Sarah Jessica Parker admits to flirting with the idea of leaving NYC.
SEEN: Only two nipples on Zac Efron's anatomically correct chest...Lindsay Lohan talking business in a pleasurable setting with Spencer Falls at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood...Sheryl Crow's impossibly adorable son Wyatt helping mommy hail a cab in Manhattan...Buzzed and beefy Channing Tatum leaving a meeting in Beverly Hills...Dakota Fanning flashing a pixie crop in London on the set of Now Is Good...Justin Timberlake promoting poolside during the 2011 MLB All-Star Game at Phoenix's Chase Field...Paris Hilton and Hangover director Todd Phillips confusing more people at Madeo in WeHo...Hilary Duff frolicking with hubby Mike Comrie on the isle of Capri...Jessica Simpson locking lips with her new Birkin bag, a birthday gift from fianc Eric Johnson...Penlope Cruz looking her usual vixen self on the set of Woody Allen's Bop Decameron...Gwyneth, her kids and godfather Steven Spielberg enjoying the sun in Porto Servo, Italy.
PHOTOS: With all this talk about Kate, we did not forget Pippa! She's in our Big Picture Gallery, of course...