The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might actually be over this time, blame your woes on Brendan Urie, and more

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West might actually be over this time, blame your woes on Brendan Urie, and more

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.
(Image credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

1. Kim Kardashian is reportedly planning to divorce Kanye West

Ever since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got married back in 2014, cynics have claimed it was never going to last (admittedly, Kardashian's track record, which included being married to Kris Humphries for less than three months, didn't assuage skepticism). But six years and four children later, it sounds like the end might actually be nigh. "They are keeping it low-key but they are done," a source told Page Six. "Kim has hired [celebrity divorce attorney] Laura Wasser and they are in settlement talks." CNN separately reported the couple have been "living separately" and are in "marriage counseling," while according to E! News, Kardashian is "only focused on what's best for the kids. It's a tough decision for her and she's figuring it out."

Page Six CNN

2. Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendan Urie blamed for all the world's problems

Gone are the days of, "Thanks, Obama." If you have a problem, according to Twitter, just schlump it on Panic! at the Disco singer Brendan Urie's shoulders. The trend seemingly started when one user tweeted, "Normalize blaming Brendon Urie for things he didn't do." And doing so quickly became normalized. Urie is now responsible for everything ranging from One Direction breaking up to sinking the Titanic and assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand, effectively starting World War I. No comment yet from Urie, who is likely really panicking now.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.


Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up


3. Leslie Jones' Steve Kornacki love affair continues on election night in Georgia

While some live-tweeted coverage of election night in Georgia, Leslie Jones live-tweeted coverage of MSNBC's Steve Kornacki covering the election. Jones declared her love for the journalist during the presidential election, and it is evident her feelings have not waned since. "MY LOVE STEVE IS BACK!!! #KornackiThirstcontinues," the comedian tweeted, alongside a video of Kornacki on her TV screen. "When you write on the board, that comforts me," Jones said over the recording. She then requested MSNBC's Kornacki Cam, "like, all the time, though." As results rolled in, Jones captured a good portion of the nation's feelings, writing, "I'm scared but Steve is here so I'm good."


4. Zach Braff wants to play Jon Ossoff on Saturday Night Live

Another election, another Saturday Night Live casting decision to be made. Shortly after the polls closed in Georgia Tuesday night, Zach Braff submitted his resume, tweeting a gif of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, with the caption, "Lorne. I got this," referencing SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels. Ossoff was projected to defeat incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue on Wednesday. One Twitter user pointed out Ossoff is 12 years the actor's junior, which Braff, known for his role on Scrubs, wants to keep hush-hush, as he replied, "Shhhhhhh." Others suggested Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Topher Grace more closely resemble Ossoff. SNL has a lot to think about, as the recent departure of both Jim Carey and Alec Baldwin leave the roles of Joe Biden and Donald Trump open, too.

Hollywood Life

5. Katie Couric to host a week of Jeopardy!

Who is Katie Couric? Your next Jeopardy! host. The famed journalist will be taking the reins from Ken Jennings as "interim host" after his current guest stint, according to the Los Angeles Times. Though Couric will only be on the show as host for a week, she's a fitting replacement for Alex Trebek, who died last year at the age of 80, since she's appeared to present Jeopardy! clues over the years. Though there's no word yet on who Trebek's final replacement will be going forward, the show has said it intends for its interim hosts to "create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers."

Los Angeles Times Vulture

Continue reading for free

We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.

Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.