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Kim Kardashian Files For Divorce From Kris Humphries

After less than three months, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries …

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After less than three months, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kris Humphries …

According to TMZ, which obtained the documents, it was just 72 days of marriage before Kardashian cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.

According to the application, Kim wants Kris to foot his own lawyers fees.

Kardashian released a statement today, reading in part:

“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage,” she said. “I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

Here’s a grab of the filing, and below that, some buzz about what the reasoning may have been for the split:

 

 

So why the split? Some reported theories, and my opinion on each:

Partying Hard? Some reports claim that Kris, now unemployed, was enjoying the nightlife a little too much for Kim’s taste. She wanted him to stop partying and get a job. My thoughts – Kim loves to party – and the reality show IS a gig for him now. Aside from making professional appearance as a guest at parties, it’s hard to say exactly what she thinks he should be doing – and two months isn’t enough time to really use that as an excuse to split.

Location location location - It’s even been reported that Kris wanted to move with Kim to  Minnesota near his family, and Kim wanted to stay in LA for the business. The report claimed that in all the craziness, they never really talked about future plans, and it got swept under the rug until now. My take: It’s ridiculous to think that Kris would really imagine Kim going to Minnesota, when her shows are in NY and LA, and that literally nothing about her screams  Minnesota. Either he’s completely, or the theory is totally ridiculous. My guess is that its ridiculous.

A family hate-fest – There’s talk that these to families hated each other. The Kardashians didn’t like Kris, and Kris’s family hated the Kardashians (they were shocked and appalled by the wedding itself.) After debuting her new single (remember that song? didn’t think so)  in Vegas back in January, Kim flew to Minneapolis to watch Kris play basketball against the Minnesota Timberwolves. But in the time that passed since, the families didn’t exactly love each other. My take: People can easily take for granted that when you marry someone – you marry their family… but could that really be taking such a toll?

The reality show curse: With few exceptions, reality TV destroys more relationships than it builds. (Nick and Jessica, nearly every couple from The Bachelor. Did the spotlight of reality TV and the contrived conflict blur reality? My take: this was definitely part of it… Kris was thrown into this life with little preparation. It’s not his style. He also learned that the show is Keeping up with the Kardashians. Humphries, (whose last name Kim did not take in the marriage) was second banana both professionally and personally. During fashion week, when Kim’s half-sister got to walk the runway, Kris and Kim were there. The very next night, when Kris’ sister walked a runway, Kim was a no-show. There’s more to this theory than we know.

We all got played (and my thoughts): You can’t deny that this could all be part of the new culture of reality show television. The Kardashian’s play the media like a harp. Even the divorce news came out just hours before the tabloid magazines’ final deadline. Then, Humphries released his own statement saying he was devastated to learn that Kim filed for divorce, going on to say that he is “willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.” Could this all be part of the grand plan? Get enormous media attention for a wedding, get enormous media attention for a divorce, and get enormous media attention for a reconcilation? (and series cliffhanger?) Bette Midler tweeted “We got played’ today. Perhaps she’s right.

 

 

 

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Can’t Go Out? Here’s Six Ways You Can See The World Right From Your Very Own Home

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Turns out there are plenty of ways to beat the boredom blues!

Countries around the world are being asked to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most businesses, attractions, theaters and museums have been closed down to help prevent the spread of the virus. Just last night here in the U.S., it was announced that the self-quarantine guidelines are to remain in place until April 30th of this year. Another month at home doesn’t have to mean another month of carb-loading and channel flipping though! There are actually quite a few ways to keep your brain stimulated during these unprecedented, sedentary times. Below you will find six ways to experience the world from your very own house…and don’t worry, I wouldn’t put anything on this list that would require changing out of your comfy sweats.

Virtually experience the happiest place on Earth.

Safe to say we can all use a little happiness during these troubling times so why not turn to the home of happiness itself, DisneyWorld. YouTube channel, Virtual Disney World, offers dozens of 360 degree videos that allow you to virtually experience DisneyWorld attractions, shows, hotels, monorails, trains, boats, park areas and more. These videos are fully immersive meaning you simply pan your VR-headset, phone or tablet in any direction to experience all of the excitement happening around you. Now, you can relive the magic you’ve loved your whole life anytime from anywhere! *Giant turkey leg smell not included….unless you’re actually cooking turkey legs while watching these videos, in which case I applaud your commitment.

Tour a national park on Google Earth.

Take a hike…well sort of. Hiking is a fun activity that can be done alone or with very few others, remember we are in socially distant times, but making your way to a trail might be a challenge these days. Public transportation schedules have been drastically altered and even if they weren’t, a crowded train or a bus just sounds like the breeding ground for some heinous germs right now. You could try to carpool but again…germs! You can avoid any viral risk by simply checking out one of the 30+ virtual hikes on Google Earth. Last year, Google Earth released virtual tours of some of the most beautiful parks in the country. Grand Canyon National Park, Redwood National Park, Everglades National Park and so many others are featured in this exciting experience. On your “hike” you will see some of the most breathtaking trails and views these parks have to offer. Best part? You don’t need bug spray.

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Check out some of NYC’s finest street art.

It’s hard to feel particularly cultured when you’re wiping the crumbs from your second lunch off your overly worn pajamas. With that being said, we should not let our love for the arts fade like our flannels have. Instead, check out some of New York’s coolest street art via Google Arts and Culture. Their online experience 9 Amazing Street Art Murals In New York provides a fully immersive, virtual tour of some amazing art. In this tour you will see stunning artwork from prolific artists such as Eduardo Kobra, Keith Haring, Banksy and more. No need for a MetroCard to see these murals which is great because now you can put that $2.75 towards your next Seamless order.

Sing along while streaming your favorite Broadway shows.

Broadway has taught us all how defy gravity but now it’s helping us defy boredom too! Theater has been the perfect vehicle for escapism since it’s inception and now you can escape without even leaving your home! BroadwayHD is a streaming service that began broadcasting beloved Broadway shows back in 2015. With over 300 shows in their catalog, you can belt along to all of your favorite shows without having to worry about being escorted out of a theater. The platform is currently offering a free 7-day trial along with a very affordable $8.99/month plan. A one-year subscription is still cheaper than tickets to just one broadway show!

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Virtually wander through some of the most impressive museums.

Staring at the same four walls of your apartment for weeks on end definitely won’t keep your mind stimulated, trust me I know. Combat the brain laze by learning about some of the world’s most fascinating arts and histories. Many of the world’s finest museums are offering virtual tours that provide users with a fully immersive experience. Never made it to that dream trip to Paris? Tour the Lourve from your couch! Embarrassed by how out of breath you were when you finally climbed all of those stairs getting into The Met? Skip the stairs and see it all online! Never perfected that English accent? That’s ok, no one will hear you on this virtual tour of The National Gallery in London! There are dozens of museums providing these tours and you can find most of them through a quick internet search. I listed a few below because this is the most brain stimulation I plan on having today.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Musei Vaticani, Vatican City

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Natural History Museum, London

Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Go to a house party.

NOT LITERALLY!!! We all know with the social distancing guidelines the last thing we should do is host a house party. To remedy our social urges is the new digital platform called HouseParty, which allows users to throw virtual parties with their friends. Like on many other live-streaming apps, HouseParty allows you and your friends to simultaneously FaceTime. What makes this app special, however, is its gaming feature. With HouseParty you and your friends can choose from a variety of party games to play all while maintaining a safe distance. The app is available for iOS, Android, macOS, and Chrome and is truly putting a new twist on classic pajama parties.

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Be sure to try something new today otherwise you might just go crazy. We are living in unprecedented times so we might as well try some unprecedented ways of entertaining ourselves. Stay safe out there and stay socially distant…only physically of course!

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Foodies Rejoice! You Can Build Your Breakfast With This New Lego Waffle Maker

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Finally an excuse to play with your food.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day but maybe it can be the most fun too? Well there is a new kitchen gadget in the works that would definitely bring creativity to your morning routine. The Building Brick Waffle Maker turns ordinary waffle batter into interlocking building blocks so you can construct your own carb castle. The waffle maker makes 14 bricks at a time so there are plenty of pieces to play with. The company behind the maker also produces construction plates that make for the perfect base for your waffle creation.

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If you’re hankering for a waffle brick you might have to wait just a little bit longer sadly. The maker launched on Kickstarter with a goal of raising $7,500. At the time of writing this, the Kickstarter is up to a whopping $77,000! That’s a lot of legos! According to the site, pledging $50 will get you one waffle maker, $75 will get you one waffle maker and two construction plates, $95 will get you two waffle makers, and $100 will get you one waffle maker and four construction plates – all of which will be delivered in August 2020.

Maybe it’s time to Leggo the Eggo and start making waffle creations at home!

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VIDEO: “Quarantine With Me” Is The Perfect Song For Social Distancing

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“You can put your hand in mine…once you washed it for the recommended 20 seconds time” is just the first line of this comically informative, coronavirus-themed ballad.

They say “necessity is the mother of invention.” Well, you may not have known you needed a coronavirus-themed ballad but once you hear it, your quarantine will never be the same.  David Sikabwe, a 22-year-old student at UT Austin, took to Twitter to give a little corona-concert with a charming song he wrote entitled “Quarantine With Me.” The song is oddly beautiful while still chock filled with good information about staying healthy during the global pandemic.

When speaking with Mashable, Sikabwe said the reasoning behind writing the song was sort of random:

“The song was really just a random idea I had. There are a lot of songs written about staying home with someone you care about like ‘Nothing’ by Bruno Mars an ‘Do You Wanna Do Nothing with Me’ by Lawrence. I figured that sentiment had a special significance with the looming specter of this disease.”

Hope this song helps bring some levity to your quarantine. Be sure to share with friends…FROM A SAFE DISTANCE!

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