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Why did Elisabeth Moss and Fred Armisen split up after just 8 months of marriage in 2010? Hockey season-long celebrity marriages are nothing new, but this break has always seemed particularly odd. There's been chatter that Moss' devotion to Scientology somehow drove the couple apart, but in a new Page Six Magazine interview, Moss blames Armisen -- and by extension his style of comedy -- for the split. For added context, here's the entire passage:
"It's so hard to talk about," she says, growing quiet.
"One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.' To me, that sums it up."
She leans forward, chin in hands and brow furrowed, as she confides all this in a low, measured near-whisper.
"And I think that's...that's it," she says, releasing a drawn-out giggle-sigh. "I've never told anyone that. And I don't want to waste any more of my life talking about it."
Weird! But also probably counterproductive: she's going to have him thinking he's Peter Sellers. [Page Six Magazine]
Nicole Polizzi -- aka, Snooki from Jersey Shore -- has confirmed she is both pregnant and engaged. This is not good news for MTV, since Jersey Shore depends a great deal on Snooki drinking and cavorting and yelling, something pregnant women really can't (and shouldn't) do. The network has yet to greenlight a sixth season of the show, and a source says they're considering auditioning "a Snooki replacement," who hopefully will be called Snooki Deux. [Fox 411]