Jemima Khan, the British socialite who does it with Hugh Grant and used to be married to hot cricket player turned Pakistani politician Imran Khan, showed up to protest Pervez Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule yesterday. "I never usually talk to press, but I am talking to press just to keep the focus on what Musharraf is doing in Pakistan," she said. "I want to keep up the pressure and highlight that the people affected by this are from all walks of life. It is teachers, lawyers, students, journalists - these people have been targeted while known terrorists are on the loose and have not been put on trial despite Musharraf's words." Now, okay, speaking of terrorists, just over the summer members of the party Imran founded used England's knighthood of Salman Rushdie as a chance to take to the streets and praise Osama Bin Laden, so the politics of all this is really tricky. But speaking of Padma's ex-husband, I just want to use this space right now as an appreciation for the Big Ex-Ship.Jennie Lewis and Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley.
Did you read that story? FASCINATION STREET. Also: Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald on last night's Private Practice. (Jennie's reference.) The Big Ex is the person for whom you'd fly to Haiti at a moment's notice, the person you'd lend your credit card and your couch and the contents of your brain, if it's necessary. You never talk shit on the Big Ex. You are a much better person to the Big Ex than you are your boyfriend, and you are a much better person to the Big Ex now than you were before you were "former." Now, it's not usually entirely that simple/selfless, and I have no idea what the fuck is going on with Jemima and Imran, but here's to hoping she flies to Lahore for some reunion sex when he gets released from wherever they're holding him.
And, oh yeah, that he's released from wherever they're holding him.