August 31, 1988 |
The ride's getting rougher in that tunnel of love. Bruce Springsteen's actress-wife, Julianne Phillips, filed for divorce yesterday, claiming "irreconcilable differences" with The Boss. They were married May 13, 1985, in her home town, Lake Oswego, Ore. A Springsteen spokeswoman has denied previous reports that he and Phillips separated over the issue of starting a family. The one-page petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks unspecified spousal support and says property rights will be determined later, said Phillips' attorney, Arlene Colman-Schwimmer.
March 20, 2009 |
WE COULD HAVE sworn that Ted Haggard's 15 minutes were up. Unfortunately, the ex-evangelist still feels the need to proclaim to the world that he's a repentant straight man. But where to go when you've already blabbed about your bi-sex life to Oprah, Larry King and an HBO documentary, and your former flock still isn't flocking? The answer: "Divorce Court. " We really thought that this was a joke when copy editor Karin Berry informed us of the pastor's plans, but, alas.
August 30, 1999 |
Here comes the judge! OK, here comes the family-law attorney and former judge pro tem, Mablean (say it Maybelline) Ephraim, who will take up the gavel for the reincarnated Divorce Court, premiering today on Fox Philadelphia at 11 a.m. Ephraim may not be a judge, but 10 minutes in her presence could convince any jury that she's more than qualified to play one on TV, to render binding judgment to the troubled couples who will come before her....
September 15, 1986 |
"Divorce Court," the half-hour show that debuts today at 4 p.m. on Channel 10, often profiles cases where dirty family laundry is laid bare before millions of people. Through it all - 180 shows a season - sits Judge William B. Keene, an attractive, fatherly type who invariably appears perplexed that two adults are actually asking him, a stranger, to make a decision that will drastically change their lives. "Stay out of divorce court," advised Keene during an interview here last week.
April 10, 1986 |
Every weekday at 12 o'clock sharp, George John Voegele pulls up his rocker in front of the television, leans his good ear (the right one) forward, and flicks on his favorite show: "Divorce Court. " "Some of it's ridiculous," said Voegele, "but I get a kick out of it. " He should. George John, who'll be 90 on Sunday, and his bride, Catherine Marie, who was 90 last November, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. For George, a day without "Divorce Court" is a day without "kicks.
November 1, 1987 |
The blood, the melodrama, the plunge toward genteel poverty - this is not the kind of life that Charlotte Fedders envisioned for herself. "It just blows me away," she says. "I never could've imagined it. " A mere half-decade ago, she was still being beaten up by her husband, a Reagan administration law-enforcement watchdog. Back then, she would accompany John Fedders to Washington cocktail parties, and everyone would swarm to his side. He was the top cop of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 6-foot-10 and 230 pounds, and they'd think he was so charming and brilliant.
November 28, 1986 |
Beginning Monday, Philadelphians can see marriage from two sides - The Newlywed Game on Channel 3 and Divorce Court on Channel 10. Divorce Court becomes the weekday lead-in to the 5:30 p.m. local news on WCAU-TV, switching places with Magnum, P.I. The half-hour Court will air at 5 p.m. and the hour-long Magnum will begin at 4. "The court genre is very successful," WCAU vice president and station manager Gordon T. Hughes said in announcing the...
May 27, 1987 |
Questions called in to Dr. Michael Broder's talk show on WCAU (1210/AM) used to be mainly about sexual performance, or such common problems as how to get the boss off your back, or to resolve conflicts with a spouse. Now, says Broder, a psychologist, the most frequently asked questions revolve around dating or, as Broder put it during a recent interview, "the whole issue of being single with AIDS looming in the background. " Another hot topic is divorce, said Broder, who has been hosting the weekly show (on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m., and 10 p.m. to midnight)
April 21, 2013 |
Philly guy Bradley Cooper visited Boston Marathon bomb victim Jeff Bauman , recovering from amputation surgery, Thursday. Bauman's family has Philly and South Jersey roots. Celeb split-ups galore! Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne , now noisily separate in various posh L.A. sites, deny - Deny! - that they will reconcile. At last! On Friday, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries signed a divorce agreement. K-Hump wanted an annulment cuz K-Kard married him for P.R. purposes only ( perish the thought!
September 29, 2012
Betty A. Thompson, 88, who became one of the most prominent family-law attorneys in Virginia and who was instrumental in modernizing the commonwealth's divorce statutes, died Monday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. She had suffered a stroke, said Laura Dove, a lawyer at Ms. Thompson's Arlington County-based firm. After graduating from George Washington University's law school in 1948, Ms. Thompson became one of the first female lawyers in Arlington, Va. She made a short-lived bid for the General Assembly in 1957 as a pro-segregationist candidate but in later decades reversed herself as "very open-minded" on equal rights.