Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Sinead O'Connor's brief marriage is over because of weed, Kristen Wiig's new romance heats up, and Queen E's main squeeze is going to be okay.
And here we thought they looked like forever. Pope-ripping Irish chanteuse Sinead O'Connor has announced that, a mere eighteen days after their wedding in Las Vegas, she and her husband Barry Herridge have decided to split. Her reasons? Delightfully bizarre, as befitting the Glenageary goofball. She says:
Within 3 hours of the ceremony being over the marriage was kyboshed by the behaviour of certain people in my husband's life. And also by a bit of a wild ride i took us on looking for a bit of a smoke of weed for me wedding night as I don't drink. My husband was enormously wounded and very badly effected by that experience and also by the attitude of those close to him toward our marriage. It became apparent to me that if he were to stay with me he would be losing too much to bear. A woman wants to be a joy to her husband. So.. U love someone? Set them free. He is a wonderful man. I love him very much. I'm sorry I'm not a more regular woman. I truly believe though it is painful to admit, we made a mistake rushing into getting married, for altruistic reasons, and weren't aware or prepared for the consequences on my husband's life and the lives of those close to him. He has been terribly unhappy and I have therefore ended the marriage. I think he is too nice to do so. And too nice to trap.
!!! That is pretty perfect, we think, as far as Sinead O'Connor 18-day divorce announcements go. Basically she is saying that his parents were like "Oh hellll no" and that she took him on a Miss Sinead's Wild Ride around Las Vegas looking for hashish and that it terrified him. She added, "I only killed what needed killin'. I'm not a butcher. But ol' Barry lillypants over there got right scared and took sick. Aye, 'tis only the strongest o' men what can ride with Black Sinead." Congratulations, everyone. [People]
Some love ends, other love begins. Kristen Wiig and Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti have been seen spending more time together, meaning they are officially in love. Page Six writes: "Wiigetti, as they’re known." Oh are they? "As they're known," like yes, that's just a commonplace nickname for these people, just something that everyone's saying these days, you probably heard your kids say "Wiigetti" when they were back home for Christmas and you had no idea what the heck they were saying but now you know, it's a new common parlor term meaning a couple of thirtysomethings in showbusiness who are dating. "As they're known." Heh. Anyway, Wiigetti, because of course, was spotted at JFK on Friday waiting for a delayed flight to Los Angeles. Which is all celebrities do, btw. They just forever fly back and forth between New York and Los Angeles, not really knowing why, just doing it because it is the instinctual migratory pattern passed down through their genes for untold millennia. [Page Six]
Continuing on the love theme, American Idol's resident bejeweled Frankenstein monster Adam Lambert recently got in a drunken spat with his boyfriend, Finnish Big Brother winner Sauli Koskinen, outside of a Helsinki nightclub and the police came and everyone reported about it and it was très embarrassing. But now everything's fine. Adam tweeted about how everything's great now and they had traditional Finnish Christmas with Koskinen's family and they snapped pics and somehow, somehow, even in tiny dark Finland, Adam Lambert managed to find a Santa hat that wasn't a traditional Santa hat, but actually a big floppy brimmed thing done in the style of a Santa hat. We have to believe he packed that because it is just too specific to him to have just found it in Finland. That country is full of mysterious elf creatures for sure, and many of them do wear big floppy brimmed hats as they creep through the forests, but none are Santa-style. So we must believe that Lambert had that specially made in Los Angeles, otherwise our notion of international cultures has really just been thrown for a loop. [People]
Prince Phillip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, is said to be recovering well and will soon leave the hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Saturday. So everything is fine. Though, a spokesperson for the royal family said, "Sadly the Boxing Day shoot will have to go ahead without Phillip." Now, we imagine that refers to some sort of hunt, but wouldn't it be wonderful if there was actually a traditional Boxing Day photoshoot that the royal family did every year, showing off all the new clothes they got plus some garb from centuries of the British monarchy? "Wonderful Camilla, love it love it, now pout, give me a little kitten, there you go, rowwrr, now Charles, oh I love that big fuzzy hat on you, just pretend like you're playing in the rain, splash and kick, that's right that's right, oh these are great guys, best fashion shoot in a long while." It'd be a shame if Prince Phillip had to miss that. Anyway, he's expected to make a recovery in time for the winter season's annual festival of beheadings and a good old fashioned war with the French. [AP]
In her new memoir about losing weight, Jennifer Hudson says that she turned down the lead role in Precious because "as much as I was moved by this film, I wanted to try a role that had nothing whatsoever to do with my weight." Hm, OK. Other reasons cited were, hopefully, "Plus I look nothing like a high school student," "I'm not a terribly good actress," and "This is kind of just a made-up anecdote for this book." No comment from Gabourey Sidibe yet, but here's hoping some sort of bizarre feud breaks out. [Us Weekly]