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PREACH IT! Susan Sarandon tells us how we feel

September 8, 2010 |  1:18 pm

Sarandon-robbins According to Susan Sarandon, the nation is going through a really rough patch right now, and not necessarily because, you know, we have no jobs. We weep, all of us, from Guam to Anchorage, because Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank Redemption" have broken up.

Sarandon discussed the breakup in the latest edition of New York magazine. She described it unto us thusly:

"The nation mourned," Sarandon said. "I did feel a sense of responsibility, because I knew that people had a certain idea of how I was and who we were."

For the record, Sarandon adds, “But on your deathbed, it's not really going to matter how those people felt."

As of Wednesday afternoon, Staples Center has not been booked for any sort of memorial; we also were unable to confirm any dates for a public service at Forest Lawn, though we are awaiting return phone calls from several local makers of gold caskets, and we can only assume that Jennifer Hudson will be singing something grand, probably backed by a local AME church choir.

In the meantime, let’s try our best to face our grief with dignity. The onetime couple that was Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank" would want it that way.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: One more look, for old times' sake, at Susan Sarandon and That Guy From "Shawshank Redemption." Feel better now? You know you do. Credit: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times

Related dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip:

Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins call it quits after 23 years

Work out more of that lingering despair with a tour of the Preach It! archives.