Celebrity roundup

Kris Humphries needs a lawyer; case goes to trial


Kris Humphries is out a lawyer. The NBA player’s divorce attorney, Marshall Waller, dropped Humphries as a client just before his Friday joint court appearance with estranged wife Kim Kardashian. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Waller says there has been an “irremediable breakdown of the attorney-client relationship.” The reality star asked a judge to order a trial to end her marriage as soon as possible and she got it. Humphries, who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, wanted the case to remain on hold until his season ends.

Toothy problem

LeAnn Rimes isn’t smiling over her teeth issues. The country star has filed a lawsuit against her dentist, Dr. Duane C. McKay, whom she claims gave her bad veneers and crowns which led to “severe tooth pain, gum inflammation and chronic gum bleeding.”

Rimes says in the suit that since her procedures she has been forced to have nine root canals, bone grafting, a temporary bridge, physical therapy and suffered a “permanent cosmetic deficiency.” She is seeking unspecified general damages and money for medical expenses and “emotional and psychiatric injuries” and money for loss of wages. No alienation of affection from Eddie Cibrian, we hope.

Special delivery

Another late bloomer in the parenting department: Bryan Adams and his girlfriend, former production assistant Alicia Grimaldi, welcomed their second daughter in London earlier this week, the Canadian rocker’s rep tells Us Weekly.

Grimaldi got pregnant with their first child, Bunny (22 months) while Adams was still with ad exec Antonia Harrison. She consequently broke up with the Everything I Do singer.

Megyn Kelly is going for No. 3. The Fox anchor, 42, announced on America Live she is pregnant. Asked what she was getting her husband, author/Internet security executive Doug Brunt (his company Authentium has offices in Palm Beach Gardens), for Valentine’s Day, Kelly answered, “another baby.”

Show stopper

There oughta be a law. Oh wait there is. 2Chainz was hauled off on drug charges before performing at a college in Maryland. State troopers stopped a van Thursday night for speeding near Easton, and smelled marijuana wafting. A backpack was found to have a marijuana grinder and trace amounts of pot. The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, claimed possession of the backpack and was arrested. He was cited and released; the citation carries up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

His bad

Stevie Wonder is condemning Lil Wayne’s lyrics that reference Emmett Till, a black teen who was killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The blind R&B legend says the rapper’s disturbing verse should not have made it beyond the recording studio for the world to hear in the Karate Chop remix. Epic Records has already apologized and taken it off the Web.

On the mend

Sally Kirkland is recovering from surgery after breaking her leg in two places. The 71-year-old actress fell off the stage while accepting an award at the Studio City Film Festival in L.A.

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