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British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie is one of the world's greatest living novelists; Kim Kardashian is a 31-year-old socialite who lives her life on reality TV. What could these two possibly have in common? Twitter, of course! On Wednesday, after a day of chatting with followers about great literature, the 64-year-old Booker Prize-winning author decided to weigh in on the scandalous Kardashian divorce... by writing a limerick.
The very random poem was a response to a fan's tweet -- "Hey, why are you talking about literature and art, don't you know there's Kim Kardashian gossip to attend to?" -- which Rushdie took as a personal challenge. Here is what he describes as his "once-only, never-to-be-repeated Kim Kardashian Limerick":
The marriage of poor kim kardashian
was krushed like a kar in a krashian
her kris kried, not fair!
why kan't I keep my share?
But kardashian fell klean outa fashian.
How's that for some klever kommentary?
Kardashian herself has been uncharacteristically silent on Twitter since the announcement that she was divorcing Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage. She has posted nothing in the past two days except an explanatory blog post to her fans, and a tweet saying, "God always has your back!"
It seems that Kim may actually be taking her first-ever break from the spotlight, in light of her disastrously brief marriage. Although she followed her divorce filing by jetting off to Australia to promote her handbag collection, Kim has now decided to cancel the remainder of the trip and fly home to the U.S. with sister Khloe.
"She went to Australia to honor her commitments. However, during this very difficult time she felt it'd be best to return home to close friends and family,” Kardashian's rep tells the New York Daily News.
Meanwhile, the fallout from Kris and Kim's highly publicized wedding continues. In an effort to prove that her marriage was more than a money-grabbing publicity stunt, Kardashian has announced that she'll be donating the money from her 440 gifts to the Dream Foundation.
But etiquette expert Lizzie Post says that Kardashian's charitable effort is inappropriate. "The gifts should be returned to the givers if the wedding is dissolved within a short timeframe like hers was," Post tells People. "I don't want to come across as saying that charity wouldn't be a great way to handle it. It's just that in that case, you're making a charitable donation on someone else's behalf under your name."
Post adds that Kardashian's contribution to charity will likely benefit her in the end, earning her "a huge tax write-off." So if Kim wants everyone to stop being cynical about her marriage -- well, she may have to try another tactic.