Zooey Deschanel Opens Her Books; Hold the Sinead O'Connor Divorce Jokes

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Zooey Deschanel Opens Her Books; Hold the Sinead O'Connor Divorce Jokes

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Zooey Deschanel Opens Her Books; Hold the Sinead O'Connor Divorce Jokes

Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Zooey Deschanel's personal finances leaked, Russell Brand had doubts about marrying Katy Perry, and another Village Voice veteran has been laid off.

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If you'eve ever wondered how money Zooey Deschanel spends eating out every month ($500), or how much credit card debt she's carrying (nada!), it's your lucky day: TMZ has posted her divorce filing from Ben Gibbard, which contains a very thorough account of the New Girl star's finances. Though we can't believe she gives $1,500 to charity every month.  [TMZ]

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Sinead O'Connor has apparently changed her mind about divorcing fourth husband Barry Herridge. Last month, O'Connor announced she was ending the marriage after just 18 days, only to tweet yesterday that after further deliberation and "a beautiful evening of love making" she and Herridge have "decided to be boyfriend and girlfriend again an[d] stay married." [People]

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Kanye West went on a strange and informative three-hour tweeting spree yesterday. Among his more notable claims: that he and director Spike Jonze "want to do a Summer school that tries new forms of cuuriculim" and that he's been operating without representation ever since his former agent Cara Lewis defected from William Morris Endeavor. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that West doesn't plan on hiring a replacement, and wants to assemble "a sort of 'Board of Directors' to handle his business dealings going forward," which is as exciting as the idea of Spike Jonze creating some sort of summer school.   [The Hollywood Reporter]

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A source says that before Russell Brand married Katy Perry in October 2010, he "threatened to call off the wedding multiple times" because he "couldn’t deal with Perry’s hard-partying ways." Considering the two sides reportedly didn't have a prenup in place, a decision that cost pay Perry as much as $20 million, she might be wishing he followed through on the threat.  [Gatecrasher]

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Jim Hoberman is out as chief film critic at The Village Voice after 29 years at the paper. In an interview with Daily Intel, Hoberman said he was "shocked, but not surprised" to be the latest veteran name to get the axe. At least he got a nice rueful dig in on the out, delcaring "It's not the same paper that I started working at."   [Capital New York]

It looks like on-again Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel in Wyoming over the holidays. And she said yes! [Us Weekly]

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