Sad news today for anyone who was predicting that Salman Rushdie and his fourth wife, model turned food writer and TV personality Padma Lakshmi, would go the distance: no less than Diane Von Furstenberg is spreading the rumor that they're through. And Padma is apparently the dumper, not the dump-ee: per DVF, she's thinking of leaving her marriage to focus on her hosting duties on Top Chef. While Padma's commitment to her career is laudable, it seems potentially ill-considered. After all, the producers of Top Chef clearly have a trophy-wives-only requirement for their hostesses—how else to explain Katie Lee Joel? If Padma does ditch Salman, they will no doubt immediately step up their efforts to recruit Melania Trump.
Rushdie, Crushed? [NYO]