Kardashian Christmas Eve party includes famous friends

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon look at the mostly deserted pop-culture landscape finds a duly noted Christmas Eve party, rumors of a split, other things, and the mystery music video.

KARDASHIANS GATHER: How sweet, per the Daily Mail (with photos), “It was of course a lavish affair and now fans can get a glimpse of just how glamorous the Kardashian's annual Christmas Eve party really was. Photographs show the famous family posing with Santa Claus, opening presents by the Christmas tree and making the most of the festive period and quality time together.”

OLD NEWS: Only reason it’s being recycled now is because of a recent reunion pic, per People, “Don't expect Will Smith and his former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Janet Hubert to exchange Christmas presents any time soon. She wouldn't even come to the recent reunion! Hubert, who played the series' Aunt Vivian Banks from 1990 through 1993, was noticeably absent from the cast photo released last week because of her longtime ill will toward Smith.”

WHERE ARE THE REPS?: This one continues to percolate, per E!, “A source confirms to E! News that Katy (Perry) and Russell (Brand) have been having "problems" and that they've been spending "a lot of time apart," including Christmas.”

TRIO FOR THE AGES: They should make a movie, per the AP, “Bambi, Forrest Gump and Hannibal Lecter have at least one thing in common: Their cinematic adventures were chosen by the Library of Congress to be preserved in the world's largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings.”

WINNING: Charlie Sheen’s former show, that is, per the Los Angeles Times, “The biggest shock of the fall TV season was CBS' successful re-engineering of its top-rated comedy "Two and a Half Men." After star Charlie Sheen's highly public meltdown, which led to his being fired from the show this year, CBS gambled that "Two and a Half Men" could go on with a new leading man. And it looks as if the network's bet on bringing in Ashton Kutcher is paying off. "Two and a Half Men" is averaging almost 19 million viewers, a jump of about 25% from last season.”

TRULY WINNING: For all to see, per Us Weekly, “Exactly two weeks after undergoing a successful double mastectomy Giuliana Rancic returned to work on Tuesday. "Back at work today since surgery," the E! News hostess, 37, tweeted. "Excited to be on set of @ENews. I've missed my 2nd family (co-workersnd you guys!!!) #thankful"

VIRAL VIDEOS: Here are the best of 2011, in the opinion of The Insider.

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood Follow me on Twitter at @DaybreakSkip