Category Archives: Art imitates life
Saw the movie It’s Complicated with my divorce support group over break. Great movie to see with a bunch of divorced people…
Can I just say that I want to be Meryl Streep? In general, but for sure in that movie. There she was, the self-assured, confident, successful ex-wife. At the beginning of the movie there’s a scene where she’s with a group of people, including some friends, her ex-husband (sleazily played by sleazy Alec Baldwin) and his trophy
bitch wife. And, as she leaves the group – alone – you don’t feel sorry for her, you feel like she’s just fine with it.
And can I say I would also like her bakery, the house, and Steve Martin. Just sayin’
Me and Courtney Cox. Uh huh.
I’m sure you’ve seen the TV ads for Cougar Town, the new ABC show starring Courtney Cox. Other than the fact that she’s looking at 40, and, for me that’s a somewhat distant memory, it’s a little spooky. ABC bills it as “a single-camera comedy that dares to tell the truth about dating after divorce.”
Nice to know that I’m in a common enough demographic that I rate a TV show.
Just when you think reality TV has sunk to a new low – from the “Jerry Springer school of relationship TV…”
Do You Want a Divorce just put out a casting call to couples who want to divorce. They’ll pay each participant $500 to appear before their judge in LA. All you have to do is send in a photo of the two of you, or just one of you, and explain why you want a divorce or why you want to save your difficult marriage.
Then you can go to view and vote for members who have applied… there are none yet.
You can also apply to “I used to love you but now we’re through.” That one does have a few applicants.
You and your partner appear before a celebrity judge who decides that the marriage is over or worth saving (seriously?).
Check it out here
From The Huffington Post this morning… Ellen Barkin is going to be producing a series about a “high-profile divorcee” who is “in her early 50s … whose life explodes unexpectedly…Her nerve and life experience allows her to tell the world to go screw itself, and they love her for it.”
I guess I’ll be DVR’ing that puppy. So nice to know that I’m some kind of trendsetter, I suppose. Oh, but wait, except for the “high profile” part…