A LONELY KNIGHT Lakshmi, Rushdie
• Packing their knives: Salman Rushdie and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi get divorced, proving once and for all that knighted authors and former-model TV hosts just aren't compatible.
• Since they own it: Ron Goldman's family has purchased the rights to O.J. Simpson's If I Did It and plans to sell it as Confessions of a Double Murderer.
• Country Idol: In a move that signals a shedding of her rock grrrl image, Kelly Clarkson hooks a new manager with strong ties to the country world.
• Star trash: An empty can of dog food pulled from Paris Hilton's garbage goes for $305 on eBay.