While Kristen Stewart's famous relationship is foundering, her parents' relationship has already sunk.
Kristen's mother Jules Stewart filed for divorce from John Stewart on Aug. 17 in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The "Twilight" star's parents have been married for 27 years, according to TMZ.
Jules, a writer/director, cited irreconcilable differences in her filing and listed the date of her separation from John, a TV producer/stage manager, as June 15, 2010.
So we can't blame this one on Kristen's affair with her director.
In case you spent the summer in a cave, she's been estranged from hern boyfriend of three years Robert Pattinson after she was caught cheating on him with her "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, 41, last month.
"She isn't sleeping and she stays up all night crying," a source recently told Us Weekly of Stewart. "She's close to a total meltdown."
Aren't we all? I mean, this has been hard on all of us.
"Right now their relationship isn't defined," an insider told Us earlier this month. "Rob's dealing with a lot of indecision"
RANDY JACKSON IS OUT AT 'IDOL': Randy Jackson is officially out as an "American Idol" judge, but will remain with the show as a mentor, according to TMZ.
Shouldn't they be adding judges, instead of subtracting them? If the show started today, Mariah Carey would be sitting
Apparently there is concern among producers that Jackson is not well-suited for the mentor role, but they feel they need him because he's the glue that helps keep the show together.
As for the remaining judge's seats, Nicki Minaj's deal to join the show is said to be 99 percent done. But reports have been saying that for a few weeks now.
Producers are supposedly aware that Carey isn't a fan of Minaj and doesn't want her at the table, but feel the tension between the two will be good for the show.
TMZ also reported that the show will add a fourth judge and that one of the spots will go to someone in country music. Kanye West and Nick Jonas have been named as other possible candidates. Katy Perry recently turned down a $20 million offer to join the show.
ABOUT THAT WHOLE NEXT JUDGE THING: Keith Urban is close to being named the next judge on "American Idol."
Urban is in serious negotiations for the job, according to TMZ.
"Idol" sources said the country singer is in the final negotiation stages with producers to take the third judging spot on the show, alongside Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj (who also isn't officially signed yet), who replaced Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.
Keith will replace Randy Jackson, but hasn't officially signed up yet. He's still working out a few contract kinks, but it's pretty much a lock, says TMZ.
He'll be receiving roughly between $3 million and $4 million for his hard work, about half what Minaj is expected to make and far less than Carey's $18 million paycheck.
There will likely be a fourth judge this season, and producers allegedly want a man.
AND IN NEWS OF FORMER 'IDOL' JUDGES: Simon Cowell saved nine people from a sinking ship this week.
No, this has nothing to do with any staff changes at "X Factor."
Cowell was on his yacht with his ex-girlfriend in St. Tropez when someone on board heard a distress call from a nearby, smaller vessel.
Simon ordered his captain to locate the boat that was sinking. The captain found the 35-foot boat, and rescued nine people. Cowell's crew plugged the hole and saved the boat as well.
Then he lined them all up and very bluntly told them what was wrong with their boat.
SAGE STALLONE DIED OF HEART ATTACK: Sylvester Stallone's son, Sage Stallone, died from a heart attack, and no drugs were found in his system, according to TMZ.
The L.A. County Coroner determined there was evidence Stallone had heart disease. A source connected to the coroner said it was "unusual" for a person Sage's age -- 36 -- to have such advanced coronary problems.
Stallone's body was discovered July 13, but he may have been dead days earlier. Sources close to the investigation have said that there was evidence of prescription drug use at the scene.
ROBIN ROBERTS' MOTHER DIES: Robin Roberts' mother has died, it was announced on "Good Morning America" Friday.
Roberts left the show earlier this week to visit her ailing mother in Mississippi. Co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on Friday's program that Roberts' mother died on Thursday.
"Robin did make it (home to Mississippi), to say goodbye," he said.
In a note about "Robin's beautiful and inspiring mother" that was distributed to ABC staff members Thursday night, Tom Cibrowski, senior executive producer of "Good Morning America," wrote, "Robin arrived home with her sister Sally-Ann forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved mother in time to see her."
Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, the note said, "was the first African-American to head Mississippi's Board of Education. She loved the written word and the poetry and joy of song. She even recorded a CD of hymns for her family as a gift last year."
Roberts is taking a leave of absence that was supposed to begin after Friday's show. She'll be taking several months off to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder. She's scheduled for a bone-marrow transplant next week, thanks to her sister Sally-Ann, who donating some of hers. Roberts developed the blood disorder as a result of getting chemotherapy for breast cancer.
SEPTEMBER 1 IN HISTORY
Saturday is Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2012. There are 121 days left in the year.
1715: Following a reign of 72 years, King Louis XIV of France died four days before his 77th birthday.
1807: Former Vice President Aaron Burr was found not guilty of treason. (Burr was then tried on a misdemeanor charge, but was again acquitted.)
1902: The Georges Melies short film "Le Voyage dans la lune" (A Trip to the Moon) opened in France.
1923: The Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by an earthquake that claimed some 140,000 lives.
1932: New York City Mayor James J. "Gentleman Jimmy" Walker resigned following charges of graft and corruption in his administration.
1939: World War II began as Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
1942: U.S. District Court Judge Martin I. Welsh, ruling from Sacramento, Calif., on a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Fred Korematsu, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
1951: The United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty.
1961: The Soviet Union ended a moratorium on atomic testing with an above-ground nuclear explosion in central Asia. A TWA Lockheed Constellation crashed shortly after takeoff from Chicago's Midway Airport, killing all 78 people on board.
1972: American Bobby Fischer won the international chess crown in Reykjavik, Iceland, as Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union resigned before the resumption of Game 21. An arson fire at the Blue Bird Cafe in Montreal, Canada, claimed 37 lives.
1983: A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter after the airliner entered Soviet airspace, killing 269 people.
1987: Peace demonstrator S. Brian Willson lost his legs when he was hit by a train at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in California while protesting weapons shipments to Central America.
2002: The California Legislature approved a $99 billion budget, ending a 2-month-old standoff. Typhoon Rusa, the worst typhoon to hit South Korea in 40 years, left at least 119 people dead.
2007: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig announced his resignation, saying he would leave office on Sept. 30, 2007, in the wake of fallout over his arrest and guilty plea in a Minnesota airport gay sex sting. (However, Craig later reversed his decision, saying he would serve out the rest of his term.) Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second major league start, just hours after being called up by the Boston Red Sox. Buchholz struck out nine, walked three and hit one batter to give the Red Sox a 10-0 victory over Baltimore.
2011: In a fiery broadcast from hiding, Libya's Moammar Gadhafi warned that loyalist tribes in his main strongholds were armed and preparing for battle. Leaders and envoys from 60 countries and the U.N. met in Paris for talks with Libya's rebel-led National Transitional Council to map the country's future.
Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz (74), comedian-actress Lily Tomlin (73), singer Barry Gibb (66), rock musician Greg Errico (64), talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw (62), singer Gloria Estefan (55), former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers (51), jazz musician Boney James (51), retired NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway (46), rock singer JD Fortune (39).