Posts tagged "divorce"

Put A Fork In It: Marriage Is Dying

And I’m not just declaring it so because I’m no longer getting married and am bitter in some way. No, marriage is dying because the studies say so. According to new census figures analyzed by The New York Times, married couples, whose numbers have been declining for decades, have finally slipped into the minority. So…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2009

Does Parental Alienation Syndrome Exist?

Remember when Alec Baldwin railed against his then-11-year-old daughter, Ireland, in that now infamous voicemail message? Well, he claims he was suffering from Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) and has written a memoir, A Promise to Ourselves, about his devastating divorce and child custody battle with Kim Basinger. But what exactly is PAS and why i…

Annika Harris / January 1, 2009

Happy 2009: Get A Divorce!

New Years can inspire many things. Like a fresh start and sticking to your resolutions. But for some, one of those resolutions is ditching your spouse. According to lawyers in the UK,
January is the most popular month for couples to split up. Divorce attorneys say January is the busiest month for divorce filings. Thi…

Persia Ali / January 1, 2009

10 Butt-Kicking Breakup Ballads

Over the weekend, The New York Times’ advice column, “Social Q’s,” got a query from a recently dumped girl who just couldn’t seem to cheer up. Writer Philip Galanes pointed out, the proper soundtrack can get you grooving to your own gloom! He singled out Pink’s new anthem about getting back out there after her…

Simcha / December 1, 2008

Divorce: Reading The Sign(s)

So many men, so little time. Well, at least that’s a divorce lawyer’s motto. Corri Fetman, who handles Chicago’s romantic splits, has put up a billboard even more controversial than a pre-nup. Sandwiched between two half-naked models, the tag line reads, “Life is short. Get a divorce.” While some hopeless romantics in town find the…

Simcha / October 21, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Madonna and Guy Hire Female Divorce Lawyers, & Playboy’s Wine Of The Month Club

Guy Ritchie and Madonna supposedly each have a female lawyer representing them in their divorce. [WENN]…

Catherine Strawn / October 17, 2008

Madonna Provides The Soundtrack To Her Own Divorce

With Guy Ritchie and Madonna making their divorce plans official, you know that ho (as always) is going to turn to music to get her through it. Since she’s supposedly has A-rod waiting in the wings, her recovery period will probably only last a couple pop songs. Luckily, Madge won’t even have to search for…

Simcha / October 15, 2008

Star Couplings: Lauren Conrad And Heidi Montag Hug It Out

ZOMG!!! Heidi Montag and Lauren Conrad totally hugged and reconciled and NOT in front of cameramen! [Us Weekly]
Madonna and Guy Ritchie are splitting up, maybe, who knows, this rumor comes out once every few months. Oh but if it’s true, Guy is apparently getting $100 million in the divorce settlement. Sweet mother of God.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 15, 2008

Man With 86 Wives Defies Government Divorce Order

We’ve all dated cocky guys, but Mohammed Bello takes the cake! About a month ago, we here at The Frisky were befuddled by the story of a Nigerian man with 86 wives. At the apparently arrogant age of 84, Mohammed Bello was still fathering children and seen as a preacher and healer to his wives,…

Simcha / September 2, 2008

Star Couplings: Jennifer Aniston & John Meyer NOT Heading Down The Aisle

Those Jennifer Aniston/John Mayer wedding/baby rumors are as B.S. as you would expect. [Us Weekly]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 7, 2008

Quick Pic: Madonna Needs Some R&R

It looks like the A-Rod scandal and divorce rumors are getting to Madonna because homegirl looks STRESSED. Also, is it just me or does it look like she had her cheeks done? [Kabbalah Center, New York City, 7/29/08]…

Annika Harris / July 29, 2008

Divorced Couples Battle Over Custody Of The Dog

I don’t believe in pre-nups, but if I was going to have one, it would have to say something about the dog. Lucca is comin’ with me should I ever get divorced. More and more couples are going to court over custody of their pets, battling for full custody, joint custody, or at the very…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2008

Star Couplings: Will Smith Doesn’t Believe In The “D” Word

Will Smith’s secret to a long and happy marriage: “Divorce is not an option.” A lesson he clearly did not learn from best bud, twice-divorced Tom Cruise. [People]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2008

Can No One Make It Work Anymore?

The Liv Tyler/Royston Langdon split is official. They’ve got a son, Milo. Sigh. I think this whole married/divorce ratio is slipping into 49/50 territory. [People]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 8, 2008

Broadway Couple Has It Out In Court…And On YouTube?

And you thought the Paul McCartney/Heather Mills divorce was ugly! British actress and playwright Tricia Walsh-Smith is in the middle of a very heated divorce from her husband, Phil Smith, president of the Shubert Organization, the largest theater owner on Broadway. Not only is she spilling her guts in court, but she’s doing…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2008

Divorce Is Not An Option

It’s wonderful that gay couples can get married in Massachusetts, but if they break up and want to get divorced, they’re kind of screwed. In Rhode Island, the top court ruled that gay people who get married in Massachusetts can’t get divorced in Road Island because lawmakers there only define marriage as a union betwee…

Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Contracts, Drinking Water, And A Bitter Divorce

A member of parliament in Australia is proposing that men should carry around sex contracts in their pocket, “next to their condoms.” Women would sign the contract saying they agree to have sex, hopefully decreasing the number of false rape allegations. Not only would women have to sign the contract, but they would also have…

Catherine Strawn / April 3, 2008

Women Get Richer, Men Get Alimony

More and more women are discovering that with equal rights comes equal responsibilities. For the five years ending in 2006, the number alimony recipients who were men went from 2.4 percent to 3.6 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Divorce experts are saying that fewer and fewer men are rejecting outright any talk of…

Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2008

Star Couplings: Kirsten Dunst Is All Apologies

Part of Kirsten Dunst’s 12-step sobriety program requires her to call the people she has wronged in her life and apologize. She started with Tobey Maguire, telling him she was sorry for her behavior when they filmed the Spiderman movies and when they dated in 2001. Did she call Jake too? Oh, and I spy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2008

Star Couplings: Another One Of Pamela Anderson’s Divorces Is Finalized

Pamela Anderson and Rick Solomon’s marriage has been annulled, with the reason cited as “fraud”. How many times is Pam allowed to get married and divorced before the courts say, “Maybe this chick doesn’t take marriage super seriously…”? [DListed]
Johnny Knoxville’s divorce from wife Michelle was also finalized. The two separated in 2007, but i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2008
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