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06 Apr 2010 23:27


Culture: Let’s grade the breakup tweets Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy sent!

24 Jan 2010 11:18


Offbeat: Breakups with rich software execs more expensive, more public

  • mistress For eight and a half years, Oracle co-president Charles E. Phillips was cheating on his wife with YaVaughnie Wilkins. He almost got divorced, but never did.
  • breakup After Phillips broke up with Wilkins, Wilkins bought a bunch of billboards about their now-public relationship, complete with a Web site full of love letters. Ouch. source

24 Jan 2010 01:07


30 Aug 2009 11:37


Music: Daily Poll: Think the Oasis breakup is permanent?

  • OK, we know, we know. We forgot yesterday’s poll. It wasn’t anything intentional. Julius was trying to drag us out to a party, and we didn’t really want to go, but he talked us into it. And it wasn’t even that much fun, either. His friends are so robotic! Anyway, this poll is about the most obvious breakup ever – the row between Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis. The band may go on without him but they haven’t decided. Think he’s bluffing? Think he’s not? Vote. source

28 Aug 2009 18:49


Music: Oasis revisited: Here’s five of Noel Gallagher’s best tunes

  • We admit it. Oasis was pretty much our favorite band between about 1995 and 1998 (when we switched over to Radiohead). Noel Gallagher, who just left the band, is a huge reason for that, of course. His songwriting – with just as much T. Rex in the mix as there was Lennon/McCartney – killed on the first two albums. Here’s five of our favorite Noel vocal tracks. Two are B-sides (including “Acquiesce,” which he sang the chorus on), one is a Noel-sung Chemical Brothers single from the era, one is a lean-era tune we’ll actually defend, and of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without “Don’t Look Back in Anger.” source

28 Aug 2009 18:25


Music: Noel leaves Oasis. We’re sure he’s gonna look back in anger.

  • It’s with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight. People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer. Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan.
  • Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher • On quitting the band his songwriting made famous. Holy crap. This is a big deal. Oasis holds a special, drunken fighting-with-siblings place in our hearts. We’ll miss them greatly. (Rejected headlines: “Oasis doesn’t live forever”; “Liam wasn’t Noel’s Wonderwall after all”; “Oasis explodes like a champagne supernova in the sky”) • source

12 Aug 2009 22:22


Offbeat: Hilarious breakup #2: He went to Europe, she didn’t get the memo

  • Kind of hilarious, but really, it’s tragic. We have no clue if this video is real. But we don’t care. It’s still crazy. Jay David writes/presents an interesting yarn out of a girl who didn’t listen to him say that he was leaving for Europe multiple times. source

11 Mar 2009 21:09


Politics, U.S.: Speaking of celebrity couples, Bristol Palin broke up with her bf

  • They have a kid with a gubernatorial granny. Sarah Palin – remember her? She was that vice presidential candidate who was on everyone’s lips for like two months. Then we forgot about her. Anyway, her daughter Bristol, who was pregnant during the campaign, broke up with her boyfriend Levi Johnston recently. They have son, Tripp. (As in “Tripp up the campaign”? Sorry, that was harsh.) But anyway, yeah. Now it’s on the record. Back to not caring about Sarah Palin anymore. source

16 Feb 2009 21:34


Music: Trent Reznor sputters down the NIN pretty hate machine

  • In NIN world, 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while.
  • Trent Reznor • In a post on his Web site, where he tells fans he plans take Nine Inch Nails out with a bang – a tour with the original members of Jane’s Addiction. • source