Larry King. All together now: Larry King? Yes, the 76-year-old broadcaster is breaking up with his wife, Shawn Southwick, after 13 years of marriage, and there are nasty charges that he slept with his sister-in-law. The couple, who have two sons, each filed divorce papers the same day. King, who’s been married seven times before, reportedly had an affair with Shawn’s sister Shannon Engemann and gave her some over-the-top gifts, including a Cartier watch, to the tune of $1 million. Engemann denied the affair to Access Hollywood and said she “was not the reason” for the divorce. For whatever reason, it looks like the Kings have been on the outs for a while. RadarOnline reported that the two had a loud public fight in a restaurant earlier this year. So don’t look for the divorce to be civilized: Television judge Jeanine Pirro pointed out on the Today Show that according to the divorce papers King filed, “he doesn’t want to pay her any support…I’m getting the sense here that there may be a fight down the road.” No kidding.
Jesse James. We may have heard more than enough about him, but we’re still reading the stories because they’re fascinating (in a horrifying sort of way). For those of you just joining us, we’re up to mistress #5. To recap: Last month we found out that James, the owner of the motorcycle company West Coast Choppers and the host of TV’s Monster Garage, was stepping out on his wife, Sandra Bullock, with the by-now-notorious tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee. Not only was McGee a tattoo model, she was a tattoo model who wore Nazi regalia. James seemed to be into that stuff as well, getting photographed in a Nazi-era hat and giving the Heil Hitler salute. And records of his text messages showed him using anti-gay words. No surprise that the Academy Award-winning Bullock has kept out of the spotlight the whole way, despite a wave of popular sympathy and condolences from stars as various as George Lopez and Anderson Cooper. Will she file for divorce? No one’s sure. In the meantime, what’s astonishing is that James has his own group of supporters: “I don’t give a s*&t that he cheated,” one wrote. “He’s an extremely talented guy and one of the best welders in the world.” If that isn’t a recommendation, we don’t know what is.