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Monday, July 2, 2007 1:44 pm
Rushmi Splitsville!
Posted by: Keir Graff

I’m back — and what better way to celebrate than with a piece of hot celebliterary news? (Litebrity? Once I get this figured out, I’ll be trademarking the result.) Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, Britain’s incorrect answer to Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, have called it quits. From Reuters, via the couldn’t-have-named-it-better OMG! (“Author Rushdie and TV host Lakshmi to divorce“):

When the Indian-born Rushdie started his romance with the model more than 20 years his junior, the British tabloids made much of their differences in age and intellectual stature. But Rushdie always defended his wife. “Anyone who’s met Padma knows she’s as intelligent as they come,” he told The Times of London in a 2005 interview. “But, you know, it’s not supposed to be permitted to be gorgeous and really smart and also very nice.”

Can’t he just say that he only reads her for the articles?


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