A Week Filled With Celebrity Splits and Skin
By PopEater Staff Posted Apr 17th 2010 04:46PM
The celebrity world is a place of cycles and trends, and two major ones emerged this week. While half of Hollywood seemed to be breaking up or filing divorce papers this week, another batch of Tinseltown starlets were making headlines by baring all in daring nude photo spreads. To put it bluntly, it was the week of splits and nudes.
Let's get the sad stuff out of the way and barrel through the break-ups. Larry King's eighth divorce from his seventh wife (he married the same lucky gal twice) came out of nowhere, and once it broke, wild stories of infidelity became attached to the suspender-happy CNN host. Was he cheating with his wife's sister? Was she involved with their son's baseball coach? Time shall tell, but either way, with word that Larry and Shawn had no pre-nup, we doubt this one is going to get any more civil.
Next up on the celebrity couple chopping block was Mel Gibson and his girlfriend, Russian songstress Oksana Grigorieva. G&G caused a whirlwind when they announced their coupledom just a month after Gibson split from his wife of more than 30 years in April of 2009. Shortly after, the happy new couple announced they'd be having a baby -- Gibson's eighth. Sadly, their run as a couple came to an end this week.
Then, Melissa Etheridge and her wife Tammy split after nine years together. While certainly not the most high-profile, the Etheridge split was certainly the most shocking in the "didn't see that one coming" sense.
Conversely, rumor has it that Paris Hilton and on-again, off-again boyfriend Doug Reinhardt are kaput. That is all we need on that one.
Now, it's time to discuss the week in nudity.
Just in the nick of time on Friday, a nude photo of Kim Kardashian from Harper's Bazaar magazine found its way online. The picture shows an unclothed Kardashian laying across a grey photo set (small photo on the right... click to see a larger pic). It's not the first time Miss Kardashian has gone au naturale for a photo shoot. She posed for Playboy in 2007.
The bulk of body-baring came courtesy of Allure magazine, who published their annual "nude issue." The basic premise of said "nude issue"? Yep, you guessed it: Naked celebrities. In the past, stars like Padma Lakshmi and Eliza Dushku took it all off for the magazine, but this year, stars you wouldn't expect showed their birthday suits for the spread. 'American Idol' judge Kara DioGuardi showed she still has her Bikini Girl-beating body by laying down nude and discreetly covering all R-rated parts with proper positioning of legs and arms.
Other starlets who went nude include actress Emanuelle Chriqui, songstress Colbie Caillat and 'Grey's Anatomy' star Jessica Capshaw. But perhaps the biggest stunner in Allure's nude issue was that of 40-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones, who in one photo is seen sprawled across a bed in the buff.
In other naked news, Ashley Dupre's Playboy spread put the woman behind Elliot Spitzer's downfall back into the news cycle. With a very naked, very publicized Playboy pictorial, Dupre left nothing to the imagination, posing in various styles of undress.
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