While Kim Kardashian continues to milk her wedding-and-divorce-based fame, a movement is afoot to boycott everything Kardashian. Chris Pizzello / AP Photo
While Kim Kardashian continues to milk her wedding-and-divorce-based fame, a movement is afoot to boycott everything Kardashian. Chris Pizzello / AP Photo

In today's entertainment news: Kardashian gives up on the fairy tale



Kim Kardashian has come to the conclusion that her dreams of the perfect romance will not come true, and so has abandoned them for more "realistic" goals, reports the New York Post.

"Maybe my fairy tale has a different ending than I dreamed it would," she says in a forthcoming cover story for the US edition of Glamour magazine.

"I always wanted what Mom and Dad had. And at first, I was like, 'I want six kids.' Then I went down to four ... and now I'm like, 'Maybe I won't have any.' Maybe I'll just be a good aunt."

Kardashian's divorce from the professional basketball player Kris Humphries, which came 72 days after their August wedding, was captured in a two-part special that begins in the UAE on E! on Sunday night and continues the following Sunday. Despite fears of a backlash, the Post reports the breakup seemed to draw more viewers. According to the paper, ratings for the US premiere of the second season of E!'s Kourtney & Kim Take New York drew six per cent from the first season.

Meanwhile, an online petition called "No More Kardashian" is pushing for a mass boycott of everything associated with the reality TV star. The petition, accessible through BoycottKim.com and targeting E!, has gathered more than 170,000 signatures and will be open to the public until tomorrow. "We are respectfully requesting that your network find other shows to air," says the official boycott site. "Enough is enough."

There is also a Boycott Kim Facebook page and official YouTube petition video.

Beckham fashion kudos

The former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham's elevation into the fashion industry's elite was confirmed on Monday when she was awarded a major prize at Britain's most prestigious design awards. The singer and wife of the footballer David Beckham won the Best Designer Brand prize at the British Fashion Awards ceremony held in central London's exclusive Savoy Hotel.

Wearing a black halter-neck gown, Beckham claimed the "fashion Oscar" after winning against competition from the industry giants Stella McCartney, Tom Ford and Burberry.

Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton, who designed the Duchess of Cambridge's wedding dress and her sister Pippa Middleton's bridesmaid outfit, walked off with the evening's top prize, Designer of the Year.

Other winners included the model Stella Tennant and the TV presenter turned catwalk star Alexa Chung.

* AFP

Cher and Nicki Minaj feud on Twitter

Over the weekend, a fan sent this tweet to the music icon Cher: "Did you know that @NickiMinaj dissed you in her song Did It On 'Em?" referring to the line from Minaj's song that says, "If you could turn back time, Cher / You used to be here, now you're gone."

Cher playfully replied to the fan: "I've seen lots of people come & go! No biggie!"

This apparently didn't sit well with the notably feisty Minaj, who tweeted to Cher: "#stopit".

Well, it didn't stop there because Minaj's boyfriend entered the ring, threw offensive attacks to Cher and told her off: "Yo ... do you know what a rap metaphore is???"

Cher, who may have been desperate to move on with her life, replied: "You're right! I'm wrong! U R Right!"

Unseen Jackson footage fails to sell at auction

Have the fans of the late king of pop finally moved on?

Previously unseen footage of Michael Jackson's 1993 Dangerous tour in Argentina failed to sell at auction in Britain on Saturday, despite expectations to fetch as much as US$8 million (Dh29.4m).

"At this stage it has not sold," a spokesman for The Fame Bureau auctioneers said. "We are still talking to people."

The two-hour footage was shot by Jackson's production crew, intended as an intimate portrait of the star on tour. Jackson was reportedly unhappy with the video's quality and gave the only copy to his driver, who's now trying to sell the footage.

The Afghan connection

The influx of talented young Afghan players to UAE cricket could have a big impact on the fortunes of both countries. Here are three Emirates-based players to watch out for.

Hassan Khan Eisakhil
Mohammed Nabi is still proving his worth at the top level but there is another reason he is raging against the idea of retirement. If the allrounder hangs on a little bit longer, he might be able to play in the same team as his son, Hassan Khan. The family live in Ajman and train in Sharjah.

Masood Gurbaz
The opening batter, who trains at Sharjah Cricket Academy, is another player who is a part of a famous family. His brother, Rahmanullah, was an IPL winner with Kolkata Knight Riders, and opens the batting with distinction for Afghanistan.

Omid Rahman
The fast bowler became a pioneer earlier this year when he became the first Afghan to represent the UAE. He showed great promise in doing so, too, playing a key role in the senior team’s qualification for the Asia Cup in Muscat recently.

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