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Hollywood, Please Stop Renewing Your Vows

Ramona Singer and her husband Mario are doing it on next week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” Vicki Gunvalson did it at the end of last season of “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” Heidi Klum and Seal do it every year. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon did it to celebrate their second wedding anniversary. Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are doing it to downplay rumors that their marriage is on the rocks. What am I talking about? More and more celebrity couples — from A-list to D-list — are making headlines by renewing their wedding vows and it’s gotten completely out of control. Keep reading »

Do You Celebrate Your “Dating Anniversary”?

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a very serious, pertinent issue I need for us to discuss. It’s about anniversaries. Namely, what sort of anniversaries do you celebrate with your significant other and do you have names for those anniversaries? For example, my husband and I were set up by a mutual friend and met in person for the first time on a blind date. Today is the fourth anniversary of that blind date, and for the past few years we’ve always just called this day “our anniversary.” But last summer we got married and now, as our first wedding anniversary approaches, it’s occurred to us that we can’t keep calling May 5th “our anniversary” if July 24th is “our anniversary” too. I mean, by definition, an anniversary is something that occurs once a year, so you can’t very well have two of them, can you? Now do you see why this is such a serious issue here? Keep reading »

Man Marries Cat


Uwe Mitzscherlich, a 39-year-old postman who lives in Germany, has married his cat, whose name is Cecilia and is 15 years old. This is probably the weirdest marriage I’ve heard of since the guy married the pillow. Or the woman married the Eiffel Tower. Apparently, if it exists, people will marry it. According to the BBC, the asthmatic cat is dying, and Mitzscherlich wanted to tie the knot before she kicked the bucket. “Cecilia is such a trusting creature,” Mitzscherlich said, giving me the willies. “We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed.” I really don’t want to hear about their honeymoon night, frankly. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Quotable: Gillian Anderson Is Wishy-Washy On Getting Remarried

“Undoubtedly, it will happen at some point. But I just don’t want the fact of it to change how things are. Things are fantastic the way that they are. And I’m slightly worried that there’s something in me that … it all feels fine. I’ve already done it. I just don’t want to screw things up. Things are great just as they are. But I probably will at some point.”

– Gillian Anderson on whether she’ll tie the knot with her current flame, Mark Griffiths, after two previous marriages that ended in divorce [SFGate] Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “Is it Shallow To Want A Unique Engagement Ring?”

I have been dating my boyfriend for three years and we have lived together for two. Recently, we have been talking seriously about getting married, and I’m 99 percent sure he’s planning to propose soon. I decided that what I really want is an antique engagement ring, preferably something one-of-a-kind. I know my boyfriend is the type of man who will more than likely pick out something from the mall jewelry store the day before he plans to propose so I have been dropping hints (maybe too many) that I don’t want a mass manufactured ring that everyone else could get. As a result he recently got angry with me and told me that he was sick of me trying to “pick out my own ring” and now he feels like whatever he gets will not be “good enough for me” because I have so many “dream rings” picked out. I really was just trying to help but now he apparently thinks that I’m shallow. I just feel like if I’m going to be wearing the ring for the rest of my life I want it to be really special. Am I shallow? How do I fix this? — One-of-a-Kind

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Here’s Where To Meet Your Future Husband

Life is busy. If you’re a single woman looking to maximize your time spent looking for a future husband, you probably wonder: is it better to date online, hit up a bar, have friends set me up or search for Mr. Right at work? Keep reading »

Better Marriage Blanket Will Save Your Marriage By Repressing Farts

The divorce rate in this country is way too high, period. Many marriages break apart due to financial problems, work-related stresses, the hectic nature of raising children, and a constellation of other reasons. But not many know that a shocking secret has led to the dissolution of many of this country’s great union. And that is farts. Farts, I know, speaking from personal experience, can destroy a bond once thought unbreakable. Horrible late-night emissions, disturbing butt-gas odors, and explosive noises emanating from your significant other’s rear end can send one screaming out the front door and right to the divorce lawyer. Thankfully, for the more gaseous and also married among us, there is the Better Marriage Blanket. The blanket is made with military-grade materials that stop nightmarish farts from killing romance in the conjugal bed. I’m ordering one as soon as I find a husband! [Gizmodo] Keep reading »

A Couple Gets Married In A Hospital

Yesterday, I read Wendy’s post on how to get your wedding announcement in The New York Times and followed a link to Offbeat Bride, where brides who think outside the box showcase their unique weddings. But far and away the most special, and moving, wedding I saw was that of Rebekah, a designer and “wannabe entomologist,” and Shayne, a computer programmer. Their wedding took place last November in Manhattan’s Beth Israel Hospital a week after Shayne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Keep reading »

How To Get Your Wedding Announcement In The New York Times

Wedding season is upon us and one of the many items on a bride and groom’s long to-do/wish list may very well include having their wedding announcement published in the New York Times (or not!). This time last year, when my husband and I were planning a wedding, we figured it was a pretty long shot getting our own announcement published, but we also thought our families — and friends … and future kiddos — would get a kick out of it if we somehow made it happen. Kinda like, “Can you believe the Times actually let those dorks grace its pages?” And you know what? It did! My husband and I are not rich, don’t have particularly impressive pedigrees, didn’t graduate from Ivy League schools, and can’t call ourselves doctors, lawyers or investment bankers (at least, not with a straight face), but the New York Times still published our wedding announcement anyway. And if the Paper of Record can let a couple of average Joes like us into their esteemed wedding section, it’s certainly possible for you to land a coveted slot too. After the jump, check out my tips for getting your wedding announcement published in the New York Times. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Do You Have A Back-Up Plan?

I took Friday off to head upstate with some friends for a relaxing weekend in the country. Plaid shirts were worn, showers were abstained from, and copious amounts of pork, wine, and other stuff were ingested. A great time was had by all, especially when my girlfriends took the time to put their heads together to come up with a “back-up plan” for yours truly. Keep reading »

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