Here’s Part 1 of the list of the most recognizable celebs:
1. Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi
The British tabloids exploded when a photo of Nigella and Charles was released: they were dining in a posh London restaurant, he had his hands around her neck and she had a desperate look on her face. Their divorce after ten years of marriage moved quickly, but the aftermath has been more than ugly.
The latest episode saw Nigella in court testifying at the criminal prosecution of her two assistants who were charged with fraud. The allegations included unauthorized spending on Lawson/Saatchi credit cards and misuse of household funds. Nigella underwent a vicious cross-examination by defence lawyers who forced her to admit her cocaine/marijuana problem and her extravagant spending.
Can this television chef recover her once-stellar reputation? With her phalanx of highly paid public relations people she likely will. As for Saatchi, he will take his millions and move on to his next marriage.
PS The assistants were acquitted this week after 90 minutes of jury deliberation.
2. The Kardashians and the Jenners
You couldn’t make this stuff up. The reality family was immersed in divorce in 2013. Of course, beauty Kim Kardashian was finally granted her divorce after her 72 day marriage to Kris Humphries. Not a moment too soon as she gave birth to Kanye West’s baby, North West, and the pair got engaged at a gala party in a large sports stadium.
Meanwhile her mom, Kris Jenner and her step-father, Bruce Jenner finally admitted their marriage was on the rocks. Apparently he had been living in their Malibu home for some time. For Bruce it must be sweet release after playing a ridiculed spouse weekly on television.
But they did not go quietly into that dark night. No, rumours abounded that Bruce was contemplating a sex-change operation and frankly, recent photos of him look decidedly more feminine than when he was an American Olympic hero. While Mrs. Jenner had her facelift live on TV, Bruce’s plastic surgery was more discrete, but he did look like an old woman, thanks to dreadful cosmetic surgery.
Finally, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage also collapsed in 2013. It’s been a tough year for Khloe as her short-lived gig on “The X Factor” also came to a screeching halt.
Lamar Odom suffers from the same problem as many professional athletes: too much of everything including celebrity worship from his basketball fans, and an excess of drugs, booze, and the party life.
The only good news for the Kardashian/Jenner family is that their reality show has been renewed and they have plenty of salacious story lines to explore in 2014.
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang