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Divorce in bulk: Kate Walsh, Anna Torv and Mark Valley -- and birds

April 12, 2010 |  4:09 pm


"Private Practice" star Kate Walsh, late of "Grey's Anatomy," is officially divorced after 14 months of marriage to movie exec Alex Young, TMZ reports.

"Fringe's" Anna Torv and former costar Mark Valley are splitsville too, after 16 months together, People says. Valley is now the star of "Human Target."

And in "The Bird Detective," a book to be released this week in Canada, it's revealed that although some birds do in fact mate for life, many songbirds get "divorced" all the time, for selfish reasons including stepping up in the word for better food and shelter, or hooking up with a bird who's more colorful, or just a better singer.

Divorce rates range from 99% in the greater flamingo to zero in the wandering albatross, ABC News reports.

You make of that what you like.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Kate Walsh, the greater flamingo and Anna Torv. Credits: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press, left; Glenn Koenig/ Los Angeles Times, center; Jennifer S. Altman / For the Los Angeles Times, right.

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