LOS ANGELES – Kim Kardashian has a due date for her baby and now a trial date for her divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries.
A judge on Friday set a May 6 trial for the reality TV star who wants to end her marriage before July, when her child with Kanye West is due.
Kardashian filed for divorce on Oct. 31, 2011, after she and Humphries had been married just 72 days. Their lavish, star-studded nuptials were recorded and broadcast by E! Entertainment Television.
The trial is expected to last three to five days and could reveal details about Kardashian’s reality show empire, which includes “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and several spinoffs.
Two judges determined Friday that Humphries’ lawyers had adequate time to prepare for the trial.
Humphries wants the marriage annulled based on his claim that Kardashian only married him for the sake of her show.
She denies that allegation and says the case should be resolved through what would be her second divorce.
Humphries’ attorney Marshall Waller asked for a delay until basketball season is over.
But Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon refused, saying firefighters, police officers, truck drivers and others have to miss work for trials, and Humphries must do the same if necessary.
Waller filed paperwork Thursday to withdraw from the case but didn’t mention that development in court and refused to answer any questions about the document on Friday.
Waller said he was still hoping to obtain and review 13,000 hours of footage from Kardashian’s reality shows to try to prove the fraud claim but noted he does not yet have an agreement to receive the footage.
Kardashian’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, said her client was ready for trial.
Cain lands job as contributor with Fox
NEW YORK – Former presidential candidate Herman Cain will be getting some regular TV work at Fox News Channel.
The network announced Friday that Cain, a failed Republican presidential contender in 2012, will be a network contributor. Cain, the former president and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza from Georgia, will also contribute to the Fox Business Network.
Cain said he’s looking forward to the job because it is “an opportunity to be one more voice for intelligent thinking in America.”
Fox has been shuffling its contributor lineup since the election, hiring Dennis Kucinich, Scott Brown and now Cain.
Former ‘Melrose’ actress gets 3-year sentence
SOMERVILLE, N.J. – A former “Melrose Place” actress who was drunk when her SUV plowed into a car and killed a woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, infuriating the victim’s relatives, who had hoped for the 10-year maximum.
“What a travesty!” the victim’s husband, Fred Seeman, yelled after the sentence was read.
“This is not justice,” the victim’s 26-year-old son, Ford Seeman, told the judge before he stormed out of the courtroom.
A jury in November convicted Amy Locane-Bovenizer of vehicular homicide in the 2010 death of 60-year-old Helene Seeman in Montgomery Township.
Locane-Bovenizer will be eligible for parole after 2 1/2 years and will be credited the 81 days she has already served. She also had her license suspended for five years and will be on probation for three years after her release.
– From news service reports