Jaime King and Kyle Newman’s divorce has been messy, and it’s now been made messier by Jaime, who has accused her soon-to-be ex-husband of implying that she’s a terrible mother by filing for sole custody of their two children. And just like the previous times we’ve talked about their split, we’re hearing that Jaime would very much like this to remain a private matter! But, like – later. After Jaime has had a chance to take a verbal swing at Kyle.
We went the whole summer without really hearing much regarding Jaime King’s divorce from Kyle Newman, which was probably for the best, considering initial reports included accusations of drug abuse (against Jaime) and domestic violence (against Kyle). Things are still a major mess between Jaime and Kyle, but the really dark accusations have been temporarily replaced with an accusation from Kyle, where the only abuse is at the expense of a joint bank account.
A little over a week after Jaime King filed for divorce from her estranged husband Kyle Newman, the messiness has escalated to a new level. Both Jaime and Kyle have decided to aggressively throw down in public, much like Jaime’s character Heather Vandergeld did on the dance floor of a club in the seminal 2004 hit film White Chicks. Normally the mere mention of White Chicks would easily be the lowest point of a post, but not here. It’s the bar to which everything else will fall below.
Usually when a famous person’s marriage has bit the dust, you can expect either a reasonable amount of civility or a full-blown mess in which both parties fight tooth and nail. And then there’s Jaime King’s split from her director husband of nearly 13 years, Kyle Newman, which has gotten dark fast. Jaime filed for divorce from Kyle a few days ago, at which time she also filed for a, “domestic violence prevention petition,” aka a restraining order. Jaime was granted a temporary protective order that will be enforced until a hearing on June 8th. Kyle has something to say about all of that.
When someone mentions Jaime King these days, usually I just think of all that Taylor Swift squad drama fanfiction I wrote when 1989 first came out. She was notably absent from the “Bad Blood” video, and I don’t care if she was 900 months pregnant: Preggo Polly deserved a spot alongside the rest of those ass-kissers. Especially considering the super-special bond she shares with the Don Corleone of Care Bears! Because of this, I often forget Jaime does stuff beyond having kids and being a 38-year-old full-time Swiftie. You know, stuff like modeling!
Sure, dried drop of urethral pus Donald Trump mouth shat up another batshit crazy dingle today when he called for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton, but here at Dlisted, we only post about the most important political news, so here’s the video of a bunch of famous and famous-esque people singing Rachel Platten’s little-known, unheard pop single “Fight Song.”
Jabba the Trump had the USA Freedom Kids (whose manager is threatening to throw a lawsuit at the Trump campaign for violating an agreement) and Hillary Clinton has a bunch of celebrities singing “Fight Song” on the old set of The Branchy Bunch’s intro. The Los Angeles Times says that Elizabeth Banks put together as many pro-Hillary celebs as she could to sing in a video for the DNC. The likes of Aisha Tyler, Mandy Moore, Rob Reiner, Connie Britton, Kathy Najimy, Julie Bowen, Hana Mae Lee, America Ferrera, John Michael Higgins, Kristen Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Billy Porter, Sia, Dollar Tree Victorian cameo Jaime King (who really, really took it seriously) and a bunch of others warbled out a cover of “Fight Song” that made my face contort into the cringe position. I cringed, cringed and cringed some more.
For the first minute, I thought to myself, “You all are NOT helping!”, but that all changed when the music stopped and Jane Fonda talk-sang for her life!
Leave it to Jane Fonda to save it all. But if you watched that video above, you know that Jane wasn’t the only one who really delivered. About 90 seconds in, Ellen Greene (aka Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors) popped up in impeccable Louise Brooks cosplay and delivered a stirring, raw and melodramatic re-telling of “Fight Song.” That is how it’s done.
God, I love theater people.