Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Diane Von Furstenberg: "I can’t believe (Padma's) leaving (Salman Rushdie)"

She'll always have "Top Chef;" He'll always have his Fatwa. The leggy, supersexy TV host is apparently kicking Booker Prize author Salman Rushdie to the curb (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment). At least, apparently, that is what was overheard from CFDA prexy Diana "Cheekbones" von Furstenberg. Next to having a fatwa decleared upon you with a bounty, this has to be a close second in bad news for the brainy author. From the salmon-colored weekly (via gawker):

"Is it curtains for author Salman Rushdie and his fourth wife, the actress, chef and reality-show hostess Padma Lakshmi?

"Late last week, a source overheard designer Diane von Furstenberg obsessing over the news that the luscious Ms. Lakshmi, 36, was set to drop the 59-year-old novelist, her husband of three years, like a heavy sack of unread best-sellers.

"'I can’t believe she’s leaving him,' Ms. von Furstenberg kept saying, according to the source. The wrap-dress queen is a longtime friend of the couple and attended their wedding in April 2004, along with editor Tina Brown, comedian Steve Martin and assorted other famous guests."

The good news: Persia's present distraction with The West, which flares up every 500 years or so, ought to give Rushdie some breathing room on the fatwa.

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