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Sep 26, 2011

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey berated reporters following a doubleheader in New York on September 24, saying he received an inappropriate question about his divorce via a text message from a member of the press prior to the game.

Celebrity gossip site TMZ recently broke the news that Lackey filed to divorce his wife of nearly three years, Krista, who is battling breast cancer.

Sep 26, 2011

In a situation illustrating the value of drafting a prenuptial agreement, singer Melissa Etheridge and her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, are engaged in a contentious legal battle regarding the breakup of their relationship.

Etheridge recently filed for a family law trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, stating she intends to seek a legal resolution to matters involving the dissolution of their relationship, spousal support, division of property, attorney fees and costs, and child custody issues, including visitation and child support.

Etheridge and Michaels spl

Sep 19, 2011

Tareq and Michaele Salahi, socialites who are notorious for gate-crashing the first state dinner thrown by the Obama White House and being featured on the Bravo reality show "Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.," are getting divorced. The 43-year-old Tareq recently filed to begin divorce proceedings on grounds of adultery and abandonment following revelations that 45-year-old Michaele left him for Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

While he is no doubt unhappy about the dissolution of his marriage, Tareq is likely relieved that he and Michaele signed a prenuptial agreement.

Sep 1, 2011

Actor and director Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend, Russian singer Oksana Grigorieva, recently reached a settlement in a contentious break-up battle.

Under terms of the settlement, the Braveheart star will pay Grigorieva $750,000 and split custody of their 2-year-old daughter. Gibson will also maintain Grigorieva in a multimillion dollar home.

Aug 29, 2011

Melissa Gilbert, who became famous for playing Laura Ingalls on the television series "Little House on the Prairie," recently announced she will divorce her husband of 16 years, Bruce Boxleitner.

The 37-year-old Gilbert and 61-year-old Boxleitner separated several months ago, and are now making the split permanent, citing irreconcilable differences. Gilbert seeks joint custody of their 15-year-old son and no spousal support from Boxleitner, an actor who appeared in TV shows such as "Scarecrow and Mrs.