Just when you thought Kim Kardashian's divorce from her 72-day husband Kris Humphries couldn't get any nastier -- or sleazier -- well, it has.
My own Kardashian sources report Kardashian's mom Kris Jenner actually engineered Kim's raunchy sex tape with old boyfriend Ray-J. This all came up as NBA player Humphries ex-girlfriend Myla Sananaj is dragged into his divorce from Kardashian -- with Humphries hoping emails to Sananaj -- alleging Jenner instructed kim to reshoot her original sex tape to improve it -- will offset evidence Kardashian plans to use against him in court. For the record -- the Kardashians deny all this -- calling Humphries "totally delusional."
Sounds like Ann Curry's days on the "Today" show are numbered. It's long been rumored that the longtime show mainstay's move from newsreader to co-anchor just wasn't working out. First reported by the New York Times -- it seems NBC is negotiating with Curry for a new role at the network. I've learned from my NBC sources that Matt Lauer himself -- while personally friendly with Curry -- asked that the Peacock network find him a new co-host -- at the time he inked his recent long-term renewal. There just has not been the right chemistry as he felt with Meredith Vieira or Katie Couric.
Now, looking ahead to the weekend, there's lots to do, beginning with the annual Pride parade. Now one of the city's largest parades, it has grown from a relatively small lake view celebration of Chicago's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered community into a massive event that is expected to attract more than 700,000 people from all over the city and suburbs to watch this very colorful festival. One note. The route of this year's Pride parade has changed -- now beginning at noon Sunday at Broadway and Montrose and then heading south -- ending at Diversey and Cannon drive.
Also happening this weekend is Chicago's annual Gospel Fest -- but with new locations -- including the Chicago Cultural Center and Ellis Park in Bronzeville. Among the acts scheduled are headliners Mary Mary, Blind Boys of Alabama, Byron Cage and Fred Hammond -- among a ton of great, inspirational acts.
Also appearing in the area this jam-packed weekend are the Jackson brothers show at Star Plaza in Merrillville on Friday, Aerosmith at the United Center -- also Friday -- and Steve Martin showcasing his musical side with his Steep Canyon Banjo Band at Ravinia on Sunday.