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Stargazing | Tom, Katie are toast

06/29/2012 5:00 AM

05/16/2014 6:53 PM

People magazine reports that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce after five years of marriage. “This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Katie’s attorney, Jonathan Wolfe

, told the magazine. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”

So where did the love go? All that love that made Tom famously jump up and down on Oprah’s couch a year before he married Katie?

Think back, too, to their lush, over-the-top wedding in that Italian castle in November 2006. At least we can thank them for bringing into the world one of the cutest kids in Hollywood —


, who is now 6.

News of the divorce blew up Twitter on Friday. Comedian Al Yankovic (þ@alyankovic) had one worth retweeting: “Sorry to hear that Tom Cruise’s marriage has jumped the couch.”

This was Katie’s first mariage and Tom’s third, after

Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman

, with whom he adopted two children.

“She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better,” Tom recently told Playboy about Katie.

Tom marks his 50th birthday on Tuesday.

Adele will soon be rolling in the diapers

The British Grammy winner announced Friday that she is pregnant. Boyfriend Simon Konecki is the father.

“I’m delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together,” the singer, 24, wrote on her website.

“I wanted you to hear the news direct from me. Obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time.”

She and Konecki, 38, the CEO of Drop4Drop charity and a divorced father, accompanied her to the Grammys in February, where she won six trophies for her album “21.”

Capt. Kirk loses trousers

This once happened to us ... in a dream.

William Shatner

was catching a flight to South Africa this week at Los Angeles International Airport when security pulled him out of line for a search.

Unfortunately, he’d dressed in comfy pants — with no belt — for the long flight. During the search his pants fell to the floor, leaving him standing in his undies in front of his fellow passengers.

“It was awful to have people looking at me with my pants down, probably the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me,” he says.

“It was a long flight, so I wanted to wear loose clothing because I didn’t want anything to bind me.”

Slam dunk proposal

LeBron James sounds refreshingly down-to-earth in his interview with Oprah Winfrey

on “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” which airs Sunday.

He tells Oprah that one of the most pressure-filled moments of his life — other than winning the NBA championship — was proposing to longtime girlfriend,

Savannah Brinson

, mother of their two children.

He popped the question to his high school sweetheart during a New Year’s party in South Beach.

“I was nervous,” says LeBron. “It felt like before a finals game.”

He asked Miami Heat teammate

Dwayne Wade

to hold the engagement ring for him during the party while he waited for just the right moment to get down on one knee.

“I asked him for it right after the ball dropped,” he says.

“He was like, ‘You ready?’ I was like, ‘If you don’t give me this ring right now, I ain’t gonna do it.’ ”

Mary J. apologizes

Mary J. Blige

told New York radio station Hot 97 that making that ad for Burger King’s chicken snack wraps — which some people called borderline “buffoonery” — was a mistake.

“I wanted to crawl under the bed,” she says. “It was sold to us that I would be shot in an iconic way. It hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days.”

Burger King pulled the ad and apologized to Mary J.

“I want to apologize to everyone who was offended who thought I would do something that was so disrespectful to our culture,” she said.


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