Kim Kardashian's $100,000 Purse Shopping Spree, and Other Recession Hardships

See the shopping bags in this picture? The stuff inside is worth more than your college education. Are Annette Bening and Warren Beatty on the rocks? Will Christina Hendricks do nude scenes? Thursday gossip asks hard questions.

  • Kim Kardashian went on a $100,000 purse shopping spree in Paris. For the price of 40 acres in Musselshell County, Montana, Kim bought seven items to hang in the crook of her arm: Six $10K Hermes Birkin bags, and one $30K bag made from "an extremely rare crocodile skin." (Andre Leon Talley?) So that's $90K in purses, plus fancy French tax, equals $100K, TMZ estimates. [TMZ, image of Kim exiting the Hermes store via Bauer-Griffin]

  • In th wee hours of the morning, a cheer rose up from the nightclubs of Los Angeles: Lindsay Lohan is back. Apparently she's back to clubbing all night long: "She's telling everyone she didn't go out. We're like, 'Lindsay, people saw you there!'" Where's the darn invisibility cloak when you need it... [Us]

  • Something's going down with Annette Bening and Warren Beatty, but nobody's sure what: During the press tour of The Kids Are All RightI, Bening's flacks warned journalists not to ask questions about the star's family or husband. [P6]

  • Kim Kardashian's $100,000 Purse Shopping Spree, and Other Recession HardshipsKanye West is still talking about this Taylor Swift stuff? It's like he has VMA-related PTSD, and it manifests itself in Taylor Swift Tourettes. [XXL]

  • A "source close to" Christina Hendricks says she's turning down roles left and right before she refuses to go naked. "Clearly everyone wants to see more of Christina but she doesn't want to be overexposed in the wrong way." I am skeptical of poorly-sourced stories about Christina ever since those quotes about how no one would lend her an Emmy's dress turned out to be out of date and out of context. These stories probably have a kernel of truth to them, but the lady is a magnet for misinformation. Why is that? [ShowBizSpy]

  • LeAnn Rimes gave an interview about why she cheated on her husband with Eddie Cibrian. "It wasn't a fulfilling marriage for either of us. We got married so young: I was 19 and he was 21." Marrying before you reach drinking age is always risky. Beer goggles change things. [Shape via Us]

  • Meanwhile, Eddie Cibrian baby mama Brandi Glanville accused LeAnn Rimes of "bad parenting" after LeAnn took her son to an emergency room and tweeted, "Boys will be boys!" Apparently finding out your kid has been hospitalized via your ex-husband's new girlfriend's Twitter is not a pleasant experience. [Us]

  • Bravo TV has had it up to here with Michaele and Tareq Salahi. Apparently they blame Real Housewives of D.C.'s epic failure on them. [Popeater]

  • Kim Kardashian's $100,000 Purse Shopping Spree, and Other Recession HardshipsIce-T's impossibly curvaceous wife Coco showed her butt on a New York Fashion Week runway. Her hair looks great. [DailyMail, images via Getty]

  • Former president of Mexico Vicente Fox hired a pair of YouTube stars to make him famous. "But you are famous, you're the former president of Mexico!" one YouTuber protested. "I know, but I'm not famous enough," the world leader replied. [P6]

  • Speidi's divorce charade is over. Now they're back to making out in public. [TMZ]