Khloe Kardashian has been kashiered, kanned, kicked to the kurb. The producers of Fox's The X Factor announced Monday that they had pink-slipped Khloe as kohost, confirming a rumor that had been noised about for the last two months. "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors," the official statement bleated politely. No warning about watching out for the screen door. Khloe's cohost Mario Lopez survived to host another day and will be back to welcome viewers to the show's third season in the fall. X Factor demiurge Simon Cowell and ex-ingenue Demi Lovato will return as judges, but fellow arbiters Britney Spears and Antonio "L.A." Reid have already announced they won't be coming back, and no replacements have been named yet.
Kate, Kim, Jess compared
"All comparisons," Don Quixote observed, "are odious." So it was perhaps kind of catty for celeb website TMZ.com to point out in a post Tuesday that the the royal baby bump of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (the erstwhile Kate Middleton), is much trimmer than those of Kim Kardashian (what would "SideShow" be without the Kardashians?) and Jessica Simpson. "Not All Famous Preggo Chicks Have to Be HUGE," TMZ headlines. "Kate's due to give birth to Prince William's baby in July . . . the same time Kim K's due . . . and Jessica is also expected to deliver kid #2 sometime around then," TMZ observed, backing it all up with pictures. BTW, Kim said Monday she's gotten used to the whole pregnancy thing, the Associated Press reports. "I finally really embrace it," the reality TV star said. "I love it now, but it took a minute. It was a lot, you know, a lot of body changes and stuff."