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Kim Kardashian declared legally single amid Kanye West divorce
All the legally single ladies, now put your hands up. A judge on Wednesday granted Kim Kardashian's request to be declared legally single over a year after she filed for divorce from Kanye West, and West will now be officially dropped from her last name. Kardashian asked to be declared legally single in December. Last week, she said in a filing that "I very much desire to be divorced," adding (fairly optimistically) that the "court terminating our marital status will help Kanye to accept that our marital relationship is over and to move forward on a better path which will assist us in peacefully co-parenting our children." In recent weeks, of course, the divorce has gotten increasingly ugly as West repeatedly attacks Kardashian's current boyfriend, Pete Davidson, and others on Instagram. The rapper fired his fourth divorce attorney just before the hearing. His current lawyer reportedly didn't object to declaring Kardashian legally single during the hearing, though it would probably be wise to brace for an impending Ye Instagram meltdown anyway.
Dax Shepard reveals he dated Ashley Olsen
Dax Shepard waited until the very end of his latest Armchair Expert podcast to drop a bombshell, which for once wasn't something weird about his marriage to Kristen Bell. The 47-year-old CHiPs star revealed that he and the 35-year-old Olsen twin dated about 15 or 16 years ago. The revelation came to light after the topic of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's clothing brand The Row was brought up. "I just saw her at a party and was kind of thunderstruck by her beauty," Shepard said. He didn't go into a lot of details about their relationship, but he had nothing but great things to say about her. "She's just the most wonderful person," Shepard said. "She's fantastic." Shepard also said he's lucky he never actually watched Full House, which Olsen starred in, because "I probably wouldn't have been able to be attracted to Ashley if I knew her as a baby." Alright, we got it, dude.
Dua Lipa sued for allegedly ripping off 'Levitating'
Did Dua Lipa rip off her biggest song? A new lawsuit claims the answer to that question is "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah." Artikal Sound System has filed a lawsuit against Lipa, accusing the pop star of ripping off their song "Live Your Life" for her massive hit "Levitating." The lawsuit alleges copyright infringement, claiming it's "highly unlikely that 'Levitating' was created independently." The band's song came out in 2017, while Lipa's "Levitating" debuted in 2020. Previously, Taylor Swift faced a copyright infringement lawsuit from songwriters who claim she ripped off "Playas Gon' Play" with "Shake It Off," mainly just because both songs feature the phrases "players gonna play" and "haters gonna hate." In Lipa's case, though, the songs definitely sound similar. "I wasn't expecting it to sound actually that close but damn," one Reddit user wrote after listening to the Artikal Sound System song. Will she have to levitate her way to a courtroom?
Marilyn Manson claims Evan Rachel Wood impersonated an FBI agent
After Evan Rachel Wood accused Marilyn Manson of sexual abuse, the disgraced rock star has filed a stunning defamation lawsuit against her. Manson sued Wood for defamation on Wednesday, alleging the Westworld star's claim that he is a "rapist and abuser" is a "malicious falsehood" that has "derailed" his career. But he also makes the wild claim that Wood and her "on-again, off-again romantic partner," Ashley Gore, impersonated an FBI agent by "forging and distributing a fictitious letter from the agent, to create the false appearance that Warner's alleged 'victims' and their families were in danger, and that there was a federal criminal investigation of Warner ongoing." Manson also claims she "provided checklists and scripts to prospective accusers," made "knowingly false statements" to these prospective accusers, hacked into his computers and social media, and "created a fictitious email account to manufacture purported evidence that Warner was emailing illicit pornography." Wood hasn't yet responded to the lawsuit, which comes a few weeks before a documentary in which she discusses her allegations is set to premiere on HBO.
Jason Momoa says he and Lisa Bonet are 'still family' after report claims they're back together
Less than two months after Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet broke up, are they already back together? A report from Hollywood Life claimed as much, with a source saying, "Jason moved back in with Lisa about two weeks ago and they are very much back together." The news hasn't been confirmed, but on Tuesday night, Momoa showed up at the premiere of The Batman to support Catwoman star Zoë Kravitz, his stepdaughter. "We're just so proud," he said. "Lisa couldn't be here so we're representing, me and the babies." When an interviewer noted he was there despite his recent split from Bonet, he said, "It's still family, you know?" In January, Momoa and Bonet announced in a rather sweeping statement that they are "parting ways in marriage" at a time when a "revolution is unfolding," but they said the "love between us carries on, evolving in ways it wishes to be known and lived." If they do end up announcing they're back together, can they possibly craft something more dramatic than that? Or will they just go short and sweet with "Actually, never mind"?