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Ex-Spouse’s Divorce Yard Sale Is the Sweetest Revenge (PHOTOS)

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In this age of the Internet, people have some curiously wacky ways of getting over their breakups. Remember the guy who posted the Craigslisted about the mattress? What a way to call out your cheatin’ ex! Now, one business-savvy ex-spouse has thrown a pretty snazzy divorce yard sale to celebrate their split. How is it “snazzy,” you ask? Read more on The Stir…

Adam Scott And Amy Poehler Star In “A.C.O.D.,” Out Tomorrow

"A.C.O.D." trailer
Catch It In Theaters Tomorrow!

Nearly forty-five percent of American marriages are projected to end in divorce. It’s sad, it’s unfortunate, but it’s true: failed marriages are a major theme in our current social age. In “A.C.O.D.,” Adam Scott stars as Carter, an A.C.O.D. himself, who must revisit the chaos and confusion of his parents’ bitter separation fifteen years prior when his younger brother decides to get married only to discover that his former therapist, played by Jane Lynch, wasn’t a therapist at all, but a researcher studying the effects of divorce on children … but what of the adult children of divorce, the product of the least-parented generation ever? Director Stuart Zicherman’s debut production also stars Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as Carter’s parents, Amy Poehler as his stepmother (Dad’s wife #3), and Jessica Alba as his love interest. The promising cast is just the beginning — the trailer in and of itself is at once funny and touching, realistic and poignant. A must see!

Report: Khloe Kardashian Intends To File For Divorce

  • Khloe Kardashian reportedly told Lamar Odom on their fourth anniversary that she would be filing for divorce.  Guess she’s not going to stand by her man after all? After all the rumors of cheating and crack addiction, we can’t blame her. [Radar Online]
  • The final coroner’s report in the death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith has been released and his death has been ruled an accidental overdose. According to the report, drug paraphernalia, “including a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle,” was found in the room. [Us Weekly]
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child, who is now 16, inherited some huge-ass muscles. [US Weekly]
  • Here’s Laura Carmichael from “Downton Abbey,” on Lady Edith’s evolution from jilted-at-the-altar dork to budding feminist journalist with a taste for married men. [Cosmopolitan]
  • The New York  Times‘ ombudswoman addressed that uncomfortable “Vows” column where the bride had accidentally killed a small child. [The Atlantic Wire]
  • This letter from a grandpa to his daughter after she kicked his gay grandson out of the house is AMAZING. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

NY Judge Allows Abortion To Be Used As Evidence In Custody Case

Lisa Mehos NY judge allows abortion used as evidence in custody hearing

If a woman has had an abortion, does that means she’s unfit for custody of her two children? That is what the lawyer for a high-powered investment banker appears to be arguing as she defends her client in family court.

Manuel (John) Mehos, a Houston banking bigwig, divorced Lisa Mehos after six years of marriage in October 2011. Now he has subpoenaed his ex-wife’s medical records and his lawyer wants her abortion to be used as evidence in a custody hearing. Lisa Mehos’ unplanned pregnancy was reportedly the result of a “one-time fling with a longtime friend”; she had the abortion over Easter weekend in 2012 while her mother babysat the kids and would not allow her ex-husband to watch them because it was Easter he was an “atheist.” John Mehos’ lawyer claims all this stuff about the abortion is pertinent because Lisa Mehos has said her ex-husband caused stress in her life, but the court should know she may also have been stressed by having an abortion.

Oh sure. I’m sure the stigma against women who terminate pregnancies — they’re selfish, they’re immoral, they’re slutty,  they’re unfit mothers — has nothing to do with why this might come up in a custody hearing.  Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: The Barely Separated Guy

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Dealbreaker: The Barely Separated Guy

It all started with a cat.

I used to like cats. Or I didn’t totally despise them. They can be super cute when they act like dogs.

I stopped liking cats on my second date with Jerry* (as in Springer, as in the show he totally is going to be on someday). We had made pre-dinner, “hmm this sounds tasty” chit-chat, ordered some chicken fried rice and had finally moved on to serious second dates topics like favorite TV shows, embarrassing childhood stories and oh, how his fantasy is to have sex with lots of girls at one time. Also, we talked about cats.

“I used to live with a cat,” he told me in the most awkward way possible.

“Like … you had a cat as a roommate?” I asked, totally making fun of the way in which he phrased that statement.

“Well, it was actually my wife’s cat.” Keep reading »

Sorry, Bro: Posting A Video On The Internet Of Your Wife Having A Temper Tantrum Is Indefensible

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This Ain't No Lover's Quarrel

By now you may have seen a video, which made the rounds on Monday, of a woman throwing a crazy-ass temper tantrum in the car while her husband films her flipping out. Jim Mongiat and his wife, Whitney Styles Mongiat, from Knoxville, Tennessee, were fighting because she wanted to spend the weekend at the lake, while he wanted to get chores done.

As Mongiat films away, Whitney screams, cries, kicks the seat and makes melodramatic over-the-top pronouncements. (Clips of it are in the Right This Minute segment above.) The video — which, Godwilling, is a hoax, although she seems to be a real nurse in Knoxville — is utterly appalling. And while I can’t believe an adult woman actually screams at her husband like this and flops her legs out the car window, I’m just as disgusted that he filmed a marital spat in which both of them are behaving like tremendous douchebags and posted it on the Internet assuming we would all “side” with him. Keep reading »

Half-Eaten Box Of Oreos: Grounds For Divorce?

The Oreo Separator
This guy invented a machine that separates an Oreo cookie from its creme. Read More »
Waka Divorce
Waka Flocka Flame and Diane
Woman divorces husband to go to Waka Flocka concert. Read More »
Big Gay Oreo
Some people were offended by this Oreo. Read More »

A wife committed an Oreo cookie crime so heinous, so unimaginable that her husband threatened to divorce her. The woman licked the creme-filled center out of an entire box of Double Stuffs and put the box back in cupboard, leaving only the less desirable cookie outsides. The Oreo offender posted the evidence of her crime and the her husband’s subsequent Post-It retaliation on Reddit with the caption: “Ate the cream from the oreo and put the cookies back in the bag — Woke up to find this note … I’m a monster.” Keep reading »

Russell Brand Told Katy Perry About Divorce Over Text Message

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Russell Brand's marriage to Katy Perry failed over over monogamy. Read More »
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  • Katy Perry, in the new issue of Vogue, on her divorce from Russell Brand: “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me.” She also said Brand “didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour,” calling it “very controlling.” She said there is a “real truth” to why their relationship ended (um, cheating?), but she won’t disclose what it is. Oh dear, drama! [US Weekly]
  • Jon Gosselin ruined Ed Hardy’s tattoo-style clothing brand. Ruined it, I tell you! “That Jon Gosselin thing was the nail in the coffin,” Hardy said. “That’s what tanked it. Macy’s used to have a huge window display with Ed Hardy, and it filtered down and that’s why Macy’s dropped the brand.” Celebrities like Madonna used to wear Ed Hardy designs, but then Gosselin started wearing it and then the “Jersey Shore” douches and then … well … the rest is Douche History. [New York Post]
  • In defense of the bridezilla. [xoJane]
  • This might be the world’s strangest mascara wand. [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Woman Divorces Husband To Go To Waka Flocka Show

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Waka Flocka Flame and Diane

You know, sometimes in life you’re going to be faced with difficult choices. Where to go to college, whether to quit your job, what to eat for dinner, whether it’s worth divorcing your husband to go to a Waka Flocka Flame show. If you are anything like Diane D. of Florida (pictured with WFF), this isn’t a very labored decision at all. Obviously, you leave your husband for Waka.

A few months ago, Diane wanted to go see Waka Flocka, but her hubby wasn’t having it. He disapproved of rap music and attempted to dissuade her from going by telling her she would be out of place amongst a largely African-American audience.  That was when the 53-year-old woman, who actually writes a blog about hip hop, realized that her husband just didn’t get her.

As she wrote in her blog: Keep reading »

True Story: The Jewelry My Ex-Husband Gave Me Was Fake

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Today in Things I Should Have Seen Coming: the jewelry my ex-husband gave my was fake. And really, why wouldn’t it be? It’s the perfect, almost too cliche, synopsis to the story of our marriage. Lies — all of it.

Almost three years ago, at the start of what would become a long, drawn out and difficult divorce, I had tucked little pink suede bag that contained the jewelry he had given me away in the back of my safe. Admittedly, it wasn’t much: two rings, a third passed down to him from a family member, and a tennis bracelet.

It seemed unfathomable, at the time, that I would ever reach this point, standing in a quaint little shop trying to convert the pieces into cash. I imagined myself handing them over to our daughter when she was older or just letting it collect dust, because selling it would just be wrong. Disloyal. Tacky, even. Keep reading »

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