KRIS HUMPHRIES WANTS AN ANNULMENT: KRIS HUMPHRIES doesn't want a divorce from KIM KARDASHIAN -- he's reportedly asking that a judge annul his marriage instead.

Radar Online is reporting that Kris is taking this position because he's a religious guy and, quote, "he absolutely plans on getting married again. Since the marriage only lasted 72 days, Kris feels that an annulment is appropriate."

TMZ, meanwhile, claims Kris is allegeing FRAUD. According to their source, quote, "Kris wanted this to be a genuine marriage, but Kim was never really on board." Us Weekly's source, however, tells *them* "the whole 'fraud' thing is ridiculous. If the marriage was a sham, he was in on it. The reason Kris is alleging 'fraud' is because the other options were ridiculous." Those other options, by the way, include impotency, incest, bigamy, and unsound mind or force.

SNAPSHOT - JENNIFER LOPEZ AND HER BOYTOY KISSING!!!: I guess I was wrong about JENNIFER LOPEZ and her 24-year-old backup dancer Casper Smart. Perhaps it's time I come to terms with the fact that they truly are romantically involved. I don't want to believe it, but what else can I surmise from these pictures of them KISSING!!!???


Earlier this week, he was photographed dining in Paris with French actress Melanie Laurent, best known for her role in "Inglorious Basterds." The couple enjoyed a night at the theater, before dining together at Cooper's hotel.

Meanwhile, Star magazine claims he's hooking up with Avatar star Zoe Saldana. According to the tab, on September 14th Cooper and Saldana joined a group of friends at a Manhattan nightclub and were "acting like two high school kids going steady."  Explains a source, "They were casting sexy smiles at each other, and every time they were within arm’s reach, they made sure to give each other a sneaky little rub on the shoulder or hip. It was like they were sharing naughty little moments."

IS BRITNEY ON THE BRINK OF ENGAGEMENT???: BRITNEY SPEARS will celebrate her 30th birthday tomorrow, but she may soon be celebrating another occasion as well.

A source close to the singer tells "People" magazine that Brit's man, Jason Trawick is planning to pop the question sooner rather than later. The loose-lipped source says Trawick has already picked out a ring and insists, "It would be surprising if they are not engaged by the end of the year."

MAZEL TOV!: Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are engaged -- again! The couple, who announced wedding plans in April, only to call it off in July, are back together. Kristin tweeted the news yesterday. We never did find out why they called things off in the first place, but the accepted story in the gossip rags was that Jay dumped Kristin pretty much outta nowhere.

SNAPSHOT: Boy, JESSICA SIMPSON sure has let herself go ...

Jess hit the red carpet earlier this week with fiancé Eric Johnson for the 25th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at the Museum of Modern Art and promised the crowd she wouldn't go into labor but she DID have to pee!