PREACH IT! Celebrities, if you're not blogging your breakup, you are SO 2009
But, by focusing so much on the scorched-earth tactics of the onetime “winners” of "The Bachelor," we’re missing out on other fine contenders in the public-breakup department. Yes, there’s Mel Gibson, whose leaked abuses to baby mama Oksana Grigorieva fall far beyond the pale of the typical he said-she said. But there’s also Tammy Lynn Michaels, soon-to-be ex of singer Melissa Etheridge, who has taken to blogging about her breakup in free-form verse.
"SMACK!!!!!!!!!!!!/FILE FOR DIVORCE!!!!!!/even though we both promised/agreed/ handshook/pinkyswore/no filing until after tour/in the fall/her broken promises/told to me/by headlines"
A very tacky, very entertaining one too.
None of us asked these stars to comment on their breakups. They took to the Internet or the airwaves and volunteered the information. It just goes to prove: Yes, America may be obsessed with celebrities, but there are plenty of stars who are desperate for that obsession and will do anything to keep it alive.
Speaking of tacky: Which couple is next to implode and take their dirty laundry public? You tell us, in the comments section below.
-- Leslie Gornstein
Top photo: Melissa Etheridge, left, and Tammy Lynn Michaels in February 2007. Credit: Amy Sancetta / Associated Press
Bottom photo: Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson in April 2009. Credit: Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images
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