February 16, 2013 in Nation/World

Kardashian has date for divorce trial

 

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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. 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.

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.

Sheen pays for teen’s therapy dog

There’s a 15-year-old Florida girl who didn’t really know much about Charlie Sheen before this week – but does now.

The actor wired $10,000 to Teagan Marti and her family on Thursday for a therapy dog to help in her rehabilitation from injuries sustained when she plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride in 2010.

“I think he’s a very kind person for helping me and my family and very generous,” Teagan Marti said by phone Thursday from her home in Parkland, Fla.

Teagan Marti suffered brain, spine, pelvis and internal injuries in July 2010 when nets and air bags that were supposed to catch riders on a free-fall ride at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells were not raised.

She initially had no use of her arms or legs but through physical therapy is able to walk again with a walker.

Teagan Marti’s mother, Julie Marti, said she had no idea how they would pay for the English golden retriever puppy.

“I’m in such disbelief,” Julie Marti said. “I was crying. … What a guy. What a guy.”

Lucia Wilgus, of Eau Claire, Wis., became friends with the Martis after hearing of the accident and has spearheaded fundraising and helped find the dog and arrange training.

She sent a letter this week to Sheen through Sheen’s godfather, who is a Wilgus family friend.

“I like to pay it forward,” Sheen said Thursday in a phone interview from Los Angeles.

He said he doesn’t like to publicize most of his donations, but wanted to talk about this one to inspire others to donate.

Teagan Marti gets the dog on her birthday in September.

The birthday bunch

Rock musician Andy Taylor is 52. Actress Sarah Clarke is 42. Pop-rock singer Ryan Follese (Hot Chelle Rae) is 26. Actress Elizabeth Olsen is 24.

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