It’s all over for Nicky Hilton and David Katzenberg. Due to conflicting, hectic schedules, the couple has split after four years of dating, insiders confirm to The New York Post . “The main reason was that they have been busy with their work, and it has made it difficult to spend time together,” a source tells the newspaper . “Nicky has been back and forth traveling overseas a lot with her business. She has recently been in Asia promoting her jewelry line, and David is starting a new production company.” Katzenberg created MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger , while Nicky actually does seem involved in the family business. She’ll be leaning on one of those family members in the face of this break up. “Paris and I are going to go to the South of France next week for some business and pleasure,” Nicky told Us Weekly on Wednesday. [Photo: WENN.com]
Jay Cutler really can’t come through in the clutch. What a quitter. After just 10 months together, the Chicago Bears quarterback and Kristin Cavallari have called off their engagement, a source confirms today. As for who facilitated the split? “She got dumped,” says another source . “Kristin is absolutely devastated. She can’t believe this is happening.” The couple, who were planning a spring wedding, became engaged in April, when Cutler popped the question while on vacation in Mexico. They had been spending much of their time recently in Chicago, and Cavallari had planned to move there during the upcoming NFL season. “She was planning her dream wedding, the date, the location – everything was set,” the source says. “She’s in shock that it ended this way.” Last week, Cavallari Tweeted about her engagement party: “Thx to all my amazing friends for making my engagement party a blast last night!” The couple had completed their wedding registry, and the former star of The Hills was determined to be in great shape for the wedding. Saturday night Cavallari hit The Beverly, an L.A. lounge, and was spotted without her engagement ring. Says a source close to Cavallari. “She was hanging out at a table with Nicky Hilton and Alessandra Ambrosio. She was telling friends how they called off the engagement.” Personally, we can’t believe the guy sacked a babe as gorgeous as Kristin. Here’s hoping Cutler gets sacked around 200 times this season.
Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyers saw what happened to Casey Anthony . The doctor’s legal team told the trial judge they don’t want Nancy Grace to influence the jury – not that it worked in Anthony’s case, with Grace eviscerating her daily – so they asked the judge to prohibit jurors from watching. Why anyone would want to anyway is beyond us, but fair point. Dr. Conrad Murray is free on bail as he awaits trial . Attorney Michael Flanagan argued it’s impractical to tell jurors they can’t watch TV – because they simply will anyway – so he wants them sequestered. We’re talking full-on O.J. style. The idea that Murray, who’s charged with involuntary manslaughter in the June 2009 death of Michael Jackson, can’t receive a fair trial because of Nancy Grace is dubious, but the case will receive inordinate media scrutiny. The judge told Flanagan to file a motion and he’d consider it, though the judge did say he thought sequestering was unnecessary and too expensive. Flanagan also pressed his claim for outtakes for the final Michael Jackson rehearsal footage – which Sony won’t give up – in an attempt to prove MJ was on drugs, weak, beyond repair, a lost cause, etc., etc., etc. In a telling comment, Judge Michael Pastor did not seem compelled, saying, “This case is going to focus on the charge, not personal lifestyle.”
Recent reports have been confirmed by a friend close to Elin Nordegren: She’s got a new boyfriend in Jamie Dingman , it’s fun, and she’s happy! After her divorce from Tiger Woods, Elin instantly became one of the most eligible and desirable women on Earth … but also sought to lay low. It wasn’t until a year and a half later that she was ready to move on and was spotted kissing and hugging Jamie Dingman in Stockholm, Sweden: Elin Nordegren and New Boyfriend A source confirmed to People that the two are an item, but still “at the beginning of dating, where you don’t know where it’s going to go.” Elin met Jamie, a financier, at a charity dinner in Florida benefiting Queen Silvia of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation on April 2. Despite rumors to the contrary, such as Elin dating a student in Florida last summer, this is Nordegren’s first post-split relationship: “It’s fun and she’s happy,” adds a second Elin friend. Looks like Jamie’s strange ties to Rachel Uchitel – which reportedly blindsided Elin – haven’t put a damper on things. At least not yet. Tiger, who from all accounts we’ve read is currently single, finalized his divorce from Elin last year, giving her at least $100 million. They have two children, Sam, 4, and Charlie, 2. If things don’t work out, E, just give us a call. No one on our staff has done Rachel Uchitel. Well, probably. She does get around …
On the same day we confirmed Elin Nordegren and Jamie Dingman are an official item, Tiger Woods and his longtime companion have parted ways. Dude fired caddy Steve Williams after 13 years! The high-profile celebrity breakup was announced via Tiger’s website, which says, “I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change … I wish [Steve] great success in the future.” No word if Tiger was cheating with another caddy or 20. Tiger Woods Fires Caddy Stevie says he’s shocked by the move, especially because he stuck by Woods’ side throughout the stunning cheating scandal of 2009-10. “After 13 years of loyal service needless to say this came as a shock,” he says. “Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger’s scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change… I’m very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time.” Stevie went on 60 Minutes last year to say he never knew anything about the golf legend’s affair with Rachel Uchitel or other assorted VIP hostesses.
In surprising news, it’s over for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, who announced today that they will be divorcing after seven years of marriage. “We have decided to end our marriage,” they said in a statement . “This has been a very difficult decision. We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved,” the couple continues, “and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time.” No reason was cited for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s split. Lopez, 41, and Anthony, 42, wed in June 2004 in a casual and secret ceremony at Lopez’s Beverly Hills home, then renewed their vows last year. They have two children, 3-year-old twins Max and Emme. It will be Marc’s second divorce and J. Lo’s third. She was previously married to Ojani Noa, who she is still skirmishing with legally, and Cris Judd. We wish the couple the best as they navigate through this difficult stretch, and will continue to update you with any additional information …
The marriage between Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong appears to be over. And the couple has never sounded more supportive of each other! “We still love each other, but after going through counseling it has gotten to the point that the stress is just too much for both of us,” Russell tells OK! Weekly. “I want Taylor to be the biggest actress on TV, and I want to feel happy not being on TV.” Russell has already moved out, but no divorce papers have been signed yet. Expect some kind of drama to take place soon, though. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers wouldn’t have it any other way. [Photo: WENN.com]
Turns out, Roy Williams can’t hold on to a football or a beautiful woman. The underachieving wideout for the Dallas Cowboys proposed to Brooke Daniels last month, a beauty queen from Texas. But it wasn’t your typical proposal. Williams reportedly sent her a package that included: $5,000 for school and dental bills. A signed baseball (for Daniels’ brother) A recorded marriage proposal. A $76,000 ring. Daniels rejected the proposal – but did not send back the ring! In response, Williams has filed a lawsuit, but Daniels’ father says he’ll make sure his daughter does the right thing. He also claims the wide receiver told Brooke to keep it. “He said her, ‘I’m not like a lot of people, I don’t want the ring back. You’ll eventually come back to me,’ and she didn’t,” the father said. Williams better hope the NFL lockout ends soon. That way, we can go back to talking about how huge of a bust he is and not how huge of a moron he is.
Remove that .01% from the equation , readers: Emily Maynard and Brad Womack are most definitely over. “We’re no longer engaged,” Maynard says in the latest issue of People . The statement came just minutes after she taped an interview with Chris Harrison that will air on the July 11 episode of The Bachelorette . With speculation growing every week over Emily and Brad’s status, Maynard says she’s confirming the couple’s split now because she wants her life with six-year-old daughter, Ricki to “get back to normal.” Womack, who will NOT appear on camera next month with Maynard and Harrison, also told People he and Emily were over, sating: “The demise of our relationship was completely my fault.” But Emily isn’t interested in assigning blame: “Just because we love each other doesn’t mean we’re right for each other,” she says. What a boring, mature, staged break-up. Where are the Jake and Vienna-like fireworks?!? [Photo: WENN.com]
Calling all Goddesses: a newly-single Warlock has hit the market. Insiders confirm to TMZ that Natalie Kenly recently walked out on Charlie Sheen, officially leaving the actor’s Goddess cupboard as bare as his job prospects. It sounds like Brooke Mueller might take Sheen back , though. Sheen didn’t respond to the split well, sources say , demanding Kenly return the Mercedes he bought her and telling pals such a break-up is “not a common thing for the Masheen!” The actor has remained relatively quiet over the past couple months, putting his Los Angeles home up for sale and, reportedly, entering into negotiations for a new sitcom . Look for him and Hugh Hefner to hit the town together any day now. [Photo: WENN.com]