Daybreak Daily's afternoon road-trip with the pop-culture world ponders -- because the readers inexplicably like it -- all things Kardashian, and the mystery music video.
SIGH: Per the Los Angeles Times, "The news of Kim Kardashian's divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries didn't surprise many fans of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." The E! reality series had captured scenes of the couple bitterly squabbling in the weeks leading to their blockbuster two-part TV wedding spectacular, which attracted an average of 4 million viewers on both nights.
It was the timing of the split a measly 72 days after the nuptials that caused a ruckus. Fans felt duped, and the cynics felt vindicated.
Water cooler jokes and conspiracy theories swirled: Was the whole fairy-tale romance a publicity ploy? The divorce quickly became a running gag on Twitter with the trending topic #thingslongerthankimsmarriage (among those suggested: an iPhone's battery life). "Saturday Night Live" wickedly lampooned the family last weekend. "I know a lot of people think Kim got married just to earn over $17 million from the wedding, but that's not true," said Kristen Wiig in the persona of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner. "She also got married for attention." http://lat.ms/rVqIyy
MEANWHILE: Per TMZ, "Kendall Jenner emerged from her sweet 16 dinner last night (with sister Kim among the guests) to find her present -- a brand new, bow-tie wrapped Range Rover -- waiting for her outside. Must be nice." http://bit.ly/uEu8dC
MEANWHILE II: Per E!, "It couldn't have been a sweeter 16th birthday weekend for Kendall Jenner.
Not only did the young reality star get a Range Rover to mark her big milestone at her B-day bash on Saturday, but the following night she and little sister Kylie took home the Stylish Sisters awards at the Hollywood Style Awards!
The girls were thrilled to be on the red carpet, dishing to E! News that they were excited to be honored at such a young age." http://eonli.ne/vCa6IS
MEANWHILE III: Per Us Weekly, "Newly-single Kim Kardashian will continue to keep a low-profile until the end of the year, but she's ushering in 2012 with a bang! Us Weekly has exclusively learned that Kris Humphries' ex will host a New Year's Eve party at TAO nightclub in Las Vegas.
"She's spending New Year's Eve again at TAO," a source tells Us of the reality star, 31, who hosted a New Year's Eve party at the venue last year. At that fete, she debuted her single "Turn It Up." http://bit.ly/sB0KD8
GOOD MAN: Per Rolling Stone, "Justin Timberlake took Corporal Kelsey De Santis to the Instructor Battalion Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday night, fulfilling a promise the pop star made over the summer. The singer agreed to the date with De Santis after publicly encouraging his Friends with Benefits co-star Mila Kunis to accept a similar invitation from a member of the Marine Corps. De Santis reached out to Timberlake in a YouTube video.
Timberlake wrote about his experience at the Marine Corps Ball in a post on his website yesterday. "I had the opportunity to sit with Kelsey, get to know her and get a tiny glimpse into what her life as a Marine was like," he wrote. "She talked about her training in mixed martial arts with a passion, a discipline, and a respect. It reminded me of how I hear my favorite athletes talk about their sport, or how I hear my favorites among my peers in music and film talk about their craft." http://bit.ly/uMm3UF
NICE: Per People, "Leonardo DiCaprio pulled out all the stops for a lavish 37th birthday party at New York City hotspot Avenue on Friday.Surrounded by a bevy of Victoria's Secret models, pals Russell Simmons and Bradley Cooper and his mother Irmelin, the birthday boy "was having a great time and talked to everyone at the party," says a source.
The actor also spent the evening surrounded by Brazilian supermodels, including Alessandra Ambrosio, Izabel Goulart and Ana Beatriz Barros.
"It was a very exclusive crowd," adds the source, confirming that DiCaprio rented out the entire club." http://bit.ly/vnL2kb
NICE GIG, BUT YOUR DAD HAD TO HAVE BEEN PREZ: Per the AP, "Chelsea Clinton began work at NBC News on Monday, the second daughter of a former president at the network.
NBC said it had hired the 31-year-old Clinton to work on projects for "NBC Nightly News" and Brian Williams' newsmagazine, "Rock Center." She will report stories for the feel-good "Making a Difference" series.
The only child of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pursuing a doctorate at Oxford and working for the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative." http://apne.ws/tbf4C3
HORRORS: Per Radar, "Kat Von D says Jesse James cheated on her with at least 19 women, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. In a lengthy Facebook blog titled "Thank You, Jesse James" posted on Sunday, Kat reveals that her relationship with Jesse was "toxic" and that she "encountered" woman 19 that he'd cheated on her with during their relationship.
"Today I encountered the 19th girl to add to the list of people Jesse cheated on me with during this last year," Kat wrote." http://bit.ly/rASlmF
HEY, WAS THAT A CURSE WORD?: Per Celebuzz!, "Actress Charlize Theron shows off her Oscar-winning looks in the December issue of Vogue, in which she discusses her new movie, Young Adult, her break-up from Stuart Townsend and how winning an Oscar for Monster completely changed her career.
"It was life-changing it opened a lot of doors," she said of receiving Hollywood's highest honor. "But it made people have a lot of opinions about what should happen next. You realize quickly that you can never please everybody."
The 36-year-old actress, who took a three-year hiatus from major movies, also revealed that filming Young Adult reminded her of how much she loved acting. "I really, really missed it. Like around week three, I had this horrible, sappy moment where I got a little overwhelmed. It was just a really great f***** experience." http://bit.ly/rRqCCM
AND FINALLY: Today's mystery music video. http://bit.ly/bwsYS5