Sideshow: Reports of this marriage's demise are premature

Kendra Wilkinson and her husband, former Eagle Hank Baskett, are reportedly working through some marital challenges.
Kendra Wilkinson and her husband, former Eagle Hank Baskett, are reportedly working through some marital challenges.
Posted: July 03, 2014

Kendra's OK! It's OK!

Did Kendra Wilkinson flush her wedding ring down the toilet and order hub Hank Baskett out of her life?

Us Weekly says Kendra, 29, went ballistic, wailing and punching walls, when she heard Hank had been carrying on an extramarital affair. (His lover, reportedly, is a transsexual, which is supposed to make the scandal even more tawdry and awful. Should it?)

But TMZ ain't buying it, citing an Anonymous Source who says despite the alleged affair, Kendra and Hank are fighting for the marriage.

You know, they're working it through. Working. It. Through.

'Community' reborn

Community, which NBC has so often had on the block, finally lost its head in May. But the beloved silly show isn't dead. Yahoo Screen has ordered a sixth season of 13 episodes from Sony Pictures Television. The full cast is said to be on board, including Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong (but not that vociferous bad boy, Chevy Chase!)     . Look for other Web monsters to save niche-y shows in the future!

Vile & the vile mural defacer

The Fishtown mural defacement story has rocker Kurt Vile nonplussed.

Over the weekend, a neighborhood mural for Vile's 2013 album, Wakin' on a Pretty Daze, was painted over. Vile, who has a music studio in the neighborhood, had commissioned the mural from prominent artist Stephen Powers, also known as Espo.

The alleged defacer, a local DJ named Lee Mayjahs, initially said he did it because the mural attracted graffiti.

"At first, I was confused," Vile says. He said he couldn't imagine why anyone would do such a thing to a work of art. The defacer is "totally defacing property. It wasn't his building."

Vile calls the graffiti claim "so lame. His reasoning doesn't make sense. There's murals all over the city. Has he not noticed? The worst part is, it looked so awesome. How could you not see that?"

Powers, says Vile, put an immense amount of work into the project: "All his hard work that came from the heart . . . that some guy can wipe it out in two seconds, that's totally lame. . . . " He said he didn't know if Powers was going to reconstruct the mural: "I hope it gets up again soon."

- John Timpane

Pippa speaks to America

"We're very normal." So almost-royal gal Pippa Middleton says of her family in the second of a two-part chat with Today's Matt Lauer. Pippa, younger sis of our beloved Duchess Kate of Cambridge, says it's "wonderful" to be aunt to Prince George. "He's amazing, he's a lot of fun," she says, "very characterful."

Characterful? Is that normal?

Gossip petits fours

Barbara Walters seems at a loss in the wake of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy's departures from The View. "I don't know," Babs tells Extra. "I'm not sure. I know The View will continue." . . . Robin Williams hasn't fallen off the wagon, but the recovering addict has checked into rehab as a prophylactic measure after completing several exhausting back-to-back projects, his rep tells People.


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