Jon and Kate’s Televised Divorce

2 07 2009

These reality television parents have been the talk of the tabloids ever since their marriage of 10 years hit a downward spiral.  What began as innocent and inevitable arguments and disagreements that all couples experience, especially a couple that has 8 children, has become much more as Jon and Kate can’t quite seem to kiss and make up.  What with the allegations of Jon cheating on Kate with a younger woman, and the increasing tension between the two on and off the air, unfortunately, a reconciliation doesn’t seem to be in the cards for them.

In fact, as of Monday the couple has made the decision to solidify their separation and file for divorce.  While this decision will end their 10 year marriage, it apparently will not put an end to the filming of their show on TLC, Jon & Kate Plus Eight.  The ex-couple have agreed to continue filming the show as they go through their divorce, but just do so on an individual basis.  Kate will film separately from Jon and visa verse.

Personally, this decision seems a bit selfish and invasive, especially when their 8 adorable children are involved.  Divorce is a very private and sensitive matter and in choosing to broadcast it for the world to critique and analyze, they are only asking for even more drama and problems to surface.

Sadly, i do have to admit that it will make for great television and I wouldn’t be surprised if the shows ratings skyrocket.





8 Great Reasons for Staying Single

17 04 2009

Being single allows a person to have total control over what and who they want to do 😉  It is a time in one’s life where you can afford to be as selfish as you like because you don’t have to worry about anyone but yourself.  An unattached individual encompasses the feelings of freedom, independence, sovereignty, and power.  For some, single-hood becomes a way of life that  is much more comfortable and enjoyable than being attached in a committed relationship.  Whether you are a lifetime single or someone who is fresh and new to this way of life…embrace it because it sure has a lot to offer!…

We are witnessing a major trend in the growth of the US singles population as more people are choosing to wait longer before settling down and getting married.   Maybe this trend correlates to the increasing US divorce rate or maybe being single is just so much fun that people are making it a way of life.  Whatever the reason, people are loving and living the single life.  Here is my list of some of the best reasons to stay single…

1.)  You get to do WHAT you want, WHEN you want…

You never have to ask if it’s OK for you to go on that vacation, call that person, or buy that thing.  Every single decision you make is up to you and you alone.  No need to worry about what the other person is going to think.

2.)  You get to take your sweet time…

Marriage is a HUGE commitment, a life-time deal, a wake up in bed next to the same person every day for the rest of your life decision.  Take your time!  When you are single, you won’t have to worry about having someone constantly harassing you about “the next step” or the “L” word.  You get to go at your own pace and enjoy every minute of it.

3.)  If the SEX is boring…you can do it with someone else!

If you think that waking up next to the same person for the rest of your life is bad…imagine how scary it could be to have sex with that same one person…and nobody else…forever!  AHHH! If that thought freaks you out, then you are definitely better of being single.  If you sleep with someone and it sucks…go sleep with someone else.  If you are sleeping with someone who gains a hefty 15 pounds and it becomes a little too much cushion for the pushing…then ditch the fatty!  That’s the joy of having no commitment…you can leave whenever you want.

4.)  You can focus on your CAREER

Yup!  This is a biggie!  Without the pressure and stresses of a commitment to another person, you can focus solely on yourself…this means it’s time to start getting your shit together.  A career…especially in the current economic situation…is extremely important!  So go tackle that new job or apply to graduate school…it’s all up to you!

5.) You can build your WEALTH

Heck Yes you can!  We all know how expensive it can be to have a significant other…especially if that “other” is a woman who loves shopping 🙂  When you only have to worry about your own expenses, you will be able to put a lot more money away in savings.

6.) You can keep all of your TOYS and Quirks

OK, for the men…if you don’t have a woman in your life, then you have a lot more room and time for your “toys.”  I’m talking about cars, boats, video games, and whatever else sparks your fancy.  As for the ladies, you can keep your pink wallpaper and barbie collection dolls without a single word being said.  And in regards to quirks…when you are single you can sleep, talk, walk, burp, and eat in any manner you want.  You don’t have to deal with someone constantly picking and analyzing every little thing you do or don’t do.

7.)  You can enjoy serenity

Ahhh Yes!  Although being single can bring on some pretty wild and crazy moments, at the end of the day, you get to go home to your own room, with your own bed, and watch your own TV shows.  You get to enjoy your independence and what an empowering thing that can be!

8.)  You don’t EVER have to compromise

Never again do you have to “meet in the middle” or “give in” just because you have to make sure that the other person is happy.  Being single is all about you, you, you.  If you want to do something, do it, and don’t ever feel bad about it.

This is your life…and you only have one to live, so live it…and keep it SINGLE!





Top Celebrity Divorces of 2008

16 04 2009

I have decided to compiled a list of the top 5 celebrity divorces of 2008.  Those crazy celebs always seem to provide us with enough drama to last a lifetime, especially when it comes to their relationships.  Staying together is hard enough in any situation let alone in Hollywood where you are criticized, judged, watched, and tempted by anything and anyone around you.

The star studded life of these tinsel towners may seem glamorous, but their disastrous relationships seem to prove otherwise.  The list I have compiled contains both newly married couples as well as those who have been together for centuries.  No matter what the reason for the split…they all ended in divorce.  Maybe we can learn something from these A-Lister’s and chose wisely next time we think about the “M” word.

Here they are…

1.) Eddie Murphy & Tracy Edmund:

This lovely marriage only lasted for a measly two weeks.  Pretty pathetic, if you ask me!  They must have had a really bad honeymoon (aka bad sex).

2.) Madonna & Guy Richie:

Rumors circulated around this high-powered couple for over a year, expressing a possible breakup.  Madge was even accused of having an affair with Baseballer stud, Alex Rodriguez.  Weather the rumors were true or not, the couple did decide to end their marriage after being together for 7.5 years.

3.) Morgan Freedman & Myrna Colley-Lee:

It definitely seemed like this couple was going to make it all the way…but, they feel short.  Things between the two seemed to get pretty rocky following a serious car crash that Freedman was involved in.  After dating for 8 years and being married for another 24, the couple decided to call it quits.

4.) Robin William & Marsha Garces:

This couple met in an interesting fashion.  Garces, who started out as the nanny for William’s son, became his wife for 20 years.  They had two children together and decided to go their own separate ways after filing for irreconcilable differences.  Maybe William’s has a new nanny that he has fallen for?

5.) Pink & Carey Hart:

This punk rocker and her hubby of two years decided to call it quits after coming to terms that they were just “better off as friends.”  Sometimes the chemistry just dies, and without that passion for each other, a relationship can get really shallow and boring!

I hope you all enjoy this list and please let me know if there are any other celeb couples that I missed.  Also, does anyone have any ideas on who the top divorced Hollywood couples of 2009 will be?  Let’s start taking bets!





The Craziest Reasons to get Divorced

15 04 2009

OK…

Before any of you decide to lock it up and commit your life to that “special someone,” you may want to consider some of the most bizarre and unusual reasons that can prompt a divorce.  Marriage is already complicated enough between balancing finances, kids, decisions, morals, values, jobs, sex, and everything else that this life throws at us, but, I’m pretty sure that you never thought you had to consider these “problems and issues” before considering marriage.

And I thought that divorce usually followed  infidelity and irreconcilable differences…

Check out the following “legitimate” reasons for filing divorces  from all around the world…

1.  In Canada, if a man snored too loud and his wife was able to prove it, she could successfully file for a divorce.

That’s a sure reason for Canadian men to invest in those anti-snoring devices!

2.  In Italy, household chores, such as dish-washing, can be serious enough to bring up the discussion of divorce.

Why doesn’t the couple just hire a maid if it is that big of an issue?

3.  In Japan, sleeping in an “unacceptable ” position is grounds for a divorce.

Wow, the poor Japanese can’t even relax when they are sleeping!

4.  According to the Manu Law, an Indian male had the right to “switch out or swap” his wife if she did not bear him any children after the 8Th year of marriage.  These men could also “dump” their wives for someone else if she only gave birth to female children after 11 years of marriage.

Congrats! You just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl….and your husband is leaving you!  What a memorable experience.

5.)  In England a simple act of “vandalism, ” whether it is intentional or not, can be a completely legitimate reason to ask for a divorce.

Watch out ladies!…make sure you don’t wash your hubby’s favorite white tee with colored clothes and accidentally dye it pink… or else… you might just find yourself divorced.

All I can say is WOW!  No wonder the divorce rate is so freaking high…you can practically divorce someone for any possible reason!  What’s next… approving a divorce if your hair starts turning gray?  You never know….better start stocking up on that hair dye just in case 😉





Mel Gibson: The man behind the worlds most expensive divorce

14 04 2009

OK, so we are all well aware of the fact that in Hollywood, marriage, relationships, and really all commitments between two people of any kind, do not seem to last long. However, if for some miracle  it does last longer than a few months (or weeks), the ending is sure to be no fairy tale.

Let’s take a look at A-Lister and world-renounced big screen actor, director, and producer, Mr. Mel Gibson. This money making mogul is estimated to be worth around $1 billion! His movie, The Passion of the Christ, (that he both directed and produced), pulled in $600 million in the box office alone!

So, what is the only problem with being that rich…?

Going through a divorce from a 28 year-long marriage with NO prenup.  Ouch!

Yup! Looks like Mel Gibson is going to lose half of his earnings (or $500 million) to his soon to be ex-wife, Robyn Moore. The couple has 7 kids together and have been married since 1980. Moore, who is very-low profile, is about to be an extremely wealthy and single lady…

So if you’re looking for a sugar mama, she might just be the perfect candidate ;).





They say distance makes the heart grow fonder…

10 04 2009

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder, unfortunately, this is not the case in every relationship… Especially when it comes to the long distance marriage between Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee.  For this couple, distance in fact makes the eyes wander…or at least Katie’s eyes.

Billy Joel’s crazy tour schedule keeps him away from his bombshell wife for months at a time.  However, it doesn’t seem like Katie is too upset at his absence.  Instead of missing her hubby and eagerly awaiting his return from tour, Katie is embracing her “alone” time by hanging out and getting down with another man.

36 year old Yigal Azrouel has been Katie’s designer and close “friend” for over a year now.  The two have become extremely close in the time that Joel has been on tour and have been seen out together on multiple occasions.

In the beginning, Joel just thought that the two were really good friends and was happy that Katie had found a companion to keep her occupied while he was away.  Humm..well I guess Yigal really did occupy her…in the bedroom.

Billy has not made any final decisions as to whether or not he is going to give his two-timing woman a second chance,  or ditch her to find another 20-something year old.  Either way, again, Hollywood gives us yet another great example as to why MARRIAGE CAN WAIT!





Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler…”It’s Over!”…Again…

2 04 2009

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Looks like the on-again off-again couple is OFF…again.  I wonder how long their supposed break up will last this time?  My guess is no more than a week.  Maybe the reason these two are always calling it quits just to jump right back in, is because they have really good make up sex…humm…you just never know?

Travis and Shanna’s relationship has been a roller coaster ride from the very beginning.  The unstable couple has been though a lot, including a reality television show stint, two kids, a divorce, Travis’s near death plane crash, and now an alleged affair?  Yup…the drama is nowhere near being over as the couple decides to spilt again (we have lost count on the number) after a vicious argument erupted over Shanna’s so called affair with movie star hottie, Gerard Butler.  Apparently, while Travis was hospitalized after barely surviving a brutal plane crash, the former Miss America and mother of two was busy enjoying Butler’s chiseled abs.

While it may seem like Shana is insensitive, this is not the case…AT ALL.  Yesterday, Moakler lashed back in her official blog that she is sick and tired of having her character and morality bashed.  She explains that at the time of the plane crash, Travis and her were very much committed and she stood by his side for love and support.  However, after he was well enough to return to LA, she discovered  romantic emails from numerous women that confirmed Travis’ lies and infidelity.

Shana is not the only one who is at fault here.  Both individuals engaged in wrongful acts and expressed inappropriate behavior, and BOTH should take responsibility for their mistakes.  Travis Barker needs to grow some balls and admit that his ex wife is not the only one at fault here.  I mean, come on…What do you expect your significant other to do if she finds erotic emails from women who are not her?  You can bet she will go find herself some loving too.  Duh!

Maybe if they both apologize they can decide to reconcile their differences for the thousandth time and get back together, AGAIN.  Blah!