December 21, 2012 |
Recent romance releases include a sweet story about struggling newlyweds, a twist on a very familiar theme, and a bittersweet tale of love among Shifters. Midnight Promises By Sherryl Woods Harlequin Mira, $7.99 paperback Midnight Promises continues the story of single mother Karen Ames and sexy personal trainer Elliott Cruz. We first met them in Woods' Feels Like Family , a previous entry in the Sweet Magnolia series, in which they were secondary characters.
August 18, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My ex-wife, "Gloria," and I have been divorced eight years, but have managed to remain civil to each other. Last year, my daughter had a birthday party to which I wanted to bring a date. Gloria decided that she would not attend because it would be "hurtful" to see me with another woman. After my daughter called me in tears, I canceled my date and went to the party alone. Now my daughter is about to be married and I want to bring a date to the ceremony. Again, Gloria has announced that she will forgo the pleasure of seeing our daughter get married "so I can have my way and prove to the world I'm able to get a date.
April 15, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - How do we react to the presence of evil and injustice when, as an adult or a child, it intrudes on our world? It's easy enough to say "you fight it," but the reality is never that simple. When do we act, how far do we go, what price are we willing to pay? When, if ever, is retaliation legitimate? How do we deal, finally, with the pain and suffering of the world? The Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier has a potent gift for turning abstract, moral questions like these into edge-of-your-seat compelling dramas.
June 2, 2010 |
AFTER 40 YEARS of marriage, ex-Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper , are separating. Was it Al's uncensored, sexually explicit rapping? Did Tipper finally come across an inconvenient truth? Is this really more significant than the separation of Heidi and Spencer ? According to an e-mail circulated among the couple's friends, relatives and colleagues yesterday, the Gores said it was "a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.
August 25, 2008 |
FORMER "Saturday Night Live" cast member Chris Kattan ("Corky Romano," "A Night at the Roxbury") became the latest celeb to separate before some guests even got home from the wedding. Kattan filed for legal separation from model-wife Sunshine Tutt after only eight weeks of marriage. Tutt probably caught a glimpse of his old Mango sketch tapes. The quickie couple, who wisely seem to have a pre-nup, wed June 28 in Yosemite Valley. They spent roughly a month together and now there ain't no Sunshine when she's gone.
September 24, 2004 |
Phil Collins has always seemed to be one of pop's worker bees, a real bloke. The drummer for progressive-rock group Genesis, he turned vocalist when singer Peter Gabriel split. Then the barrel-chested thumb of a man - whose already wispy hairline receded before he had his first solo hit - famously flew from London to Philly in time to play both Live Aid shows on the same day in 1985. So it seems strange that Collins, 53, has joined divalike elders Cher, Gloria Estefan and Kiss in pop's surefire money-making trend: the farewell tour.
March 13, 1998 |
The old Hollywood adage - that a true star is someone who can bring big audiences to bad movies - will be tested on Leonardo DiCaprio and his latest vehicle, "The Man in the Iron Mask. " DiCaprio, on the strength of the box-office success of "Titanic," has upped his asking price from $2 million to $20 million per picture. We'll find out if he's worth it this weekend, when he's asked to anchor this low-energy version of Alexandre Dumas' classic story of intrigue and derring-do in the court of King Louis XIV. Since DiCaprio's fans are young and perhaps more likely to have read Nancy Drew than Dumas, we'll steer around some of the the story's well-known twists and turns.
February 3, 1998 |
Hillary Clinton's comment in an interview on Today - "The only people who count in any marriage are the two that are in it" - is absolutely true. Despite our fairy-tale image of the ideal marriage, the reality is that every marriage is different. Some patterns and configurations, however, do emerge. The following are examples. The true partnership. This is a marriage of true equals. As partners, some men and women want someone who can share on many different levels. They work together in all aspects of their lives, juggling work schedules, children's schedules and romantic schedules.
April 2, 1995 |
When his 3-year-old says on Mondays, "Poppa, please don't go," college professor Alan Filreis sometimes weeps. Then he packs the car and drives for nearly four hours back to Philadelphia from Selinsgrove, Pa. He will not see his son, daughter and wife again for three days. It was a Thursday, 8:45 p.m. at the Pittsburgh airport, and Helen Pudlin's flight to Philadelphia was delayed. Again. "I took out my portable phone, called home, spoke to my children and told them I was delayed," she said.
December 6, 1994 |
Princess Di may turn in her tarnished tiara on Friday. On that day two years ago, she and her cheating hubby started to live separate lives, making them eligible for a friendly and mutually agreed upon divorce, according to the law of their land. Books (authorized and otherwise), confessions, spying and rumors have fueled speculation among Prince Charles' subjects as to his future as the heir apparent. Unless the twosome do something in legalese soon, Diana, more popular than Charles, would become queen if some accident befelled Chuck's mom, Queen Elizabeth, and he ascends to the throne.