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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 between a man and a woman. They can go back to Massachusetts and get divorced, but they have to live there for a year first to establish residency. In Missouri, a conservative lawmaker is urging a judge not to grant an annulment to a lesbian couple who were married in Massachusetts. How completely messed up is that? Keep reading »

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 to write their marital status, whether they have kids, if they agree to being taken to another location to engage in sexual activity, and their driver’s license number. Can’t a girl get some privacy? [Thaindian News]
  • You know those people who carry around bottles of Evian? They’re idiots. New research shows that drinking eight glasses of water a day doesn’t clear out toxins, relieve headaches, benefit the skin, or help you lose weight by making you less hungry. [Reuters]
  • After a court ruled that Branko Zivkov, a Serbian farmer, had to split all of his property with his ex-wife, he used a grinding machine to cut his farm tools and machines in half. “I still haven’t decided how to split the cow,” he said. “She should just say what she wants — the part with the horns or the part with the tail.” [Reuters]
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    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 seeking alimony, most likely because the number of women who out-earn their husbands has risen in the last decade. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

    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 a snaggle. [In Touch]
  • Robin Williams’ wife filed for divorce and he showed how he felt by wearing a t-shirt with a dagger-through-a-heart image on it. Who says message tees are out of style? [Us Weekly]
  • Jessica Simpson and family took a page out of the Ashton Kutcher/Pop Fiction playbook this week — mom Tina told a reporter that Jessica had remarried, while Jessica played coy about the rumor by giggling, “Well I guess if my mom said it, it must be true!” Except it’s not. [News.com.au]
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    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 in 2005 rumors abounded that Johnny had a fling with his Dukes of Hazzard co-star, Jessica Simpson. [Us Weekly]
  • In the grand tradition of short-lived celebrity marriages that end in divorce and poorly considered tattoos, Denise Richards finally took some steps to either getting her “Charlie” tattoo covered or removed. Let this be a lesson ladies! [Hollywood Backlash]
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    Female Celeb Proposes, Marriage Fails

    This week everyone is talking about leap year day and women proposing. The March 10th issue of Us Weekly discusses female celebrities who proposed to their men — though they didn’t necessarily wait for a leap year to do it. Halle Berry proposed to David Justice in 1992. Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline in 2004. Pink proposed to Carey Hart in 2005. Are ya seeing a pattern? Keep reading »

    Agent Provocateur Breaks Up With Lily Allen

    Lily Allen has reportedly been dropped by Agent Provocateur as the face/body of its lingerie, and her ads (featuring her in a corset and stockings) haven’t even run yet. The company’s bosses, Joe Corree and Serena Rees, are in the midst of a divorce, and supposedly can’t agree on anything, including Lily. This is a downside of working with your significant other. [Female First] Keep reading »

    Radio Station Breaks Up… Marriage

    Sick of your spouse, but your bank account is worse off than you are? No problemo! You’ve got a couple more hours to apply for WKLC Rock 105’s divorce give away. One lucky couple will get a trip to Splitsville for free from West Virginian attorney Rusty Webb. Jay Nunley, the sympathetic scrooge of Valentine’s Day and smart station programming director, said about the promotion, “Sure we can give away concert tickets, and we do. That’s going to make you happy for a little while. This is the chance to make someone happy for the rest of their life.” To qualify for the un-”I do’s”, just fill out this form and then tune-in for the divorce drawing at 5pm. Good luck dumping the douche! But if you don’t win, perhaps you could give your worse half a box of crappy worm-filled chocolates for Valentine’s Day. That oughta get the job done. [Yahoo! News] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler End Their Union

  • Though they’ve broken up and gotten back together nearly a half dozen times, the marriage between Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler is officially over…for now. [DListed]
  • Ooh! Ooh! Even though her rep denied she was engaged to BF Ryan Reynolds, Scarlett Johansson was spotted shopping for wedding dresses in LA. [Page Six]
  • Tony Romo let Jessica Simpson accompany him to the Pro-Bowl in Hawaii — you know, because it’s the only game that doesn’t count for nothin’. [Pop Sugar]
  • Rumors of Beyonce not liking her boyfriend Jay-Z getting close with his collaborator Rihanna were fueled even more when Rihanna and J won a Grammy Award and Rihanna grabbed the rapper’s hand — and he pulled away when he realized Beyonce was watching. Cat fight! [DListed]
  • Ryan Phillippe tells the new issue of W that there were problems in his marriage to Reese Witherspoon before he met “the other woman”, Abbie Cornish. A little problem called “My wife is more famous and successful than I am”? [Us Weekly]
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    Mills’ Name Is Mud

    Heather Mills is in big trouble! Her old lover Tim Steel, a former male model, claims she cheated on Paul McCartney with him for six months. Steel says she loved for him to rub her amputee stump and that she would roll out of his bed and into lavish romantic vacations with her Beatle husband without batting an eyelash. This bomb dropped just in time, since the divorce court battle over alimony (why no pre-nup you hopeless romantic hippie?) and custody of their daughter Beatrice, 4, began today in London. It’s been a long and winding road to finalize the split and finally the peace loving Paul has been given the ammo he needs to defeat the gold digging she-devil who has broken his heart, gone after $98 million settlement, and above all, slandered his name. In court, McCartney will have to defend himself against allegations of spousal abuse as Heather acts as her own lawyer. While Mills may have previous experience as a soft-core porn star in the 80’s, this time she’s going to be the one getting whipped. Good riddance! We’d just like to say to the newly single Sir Paul, you’ll always be our knight in shining armor. [Reuters and Perez Hilton] Keep reading »

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