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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are divorcing after seven years of marriage.
Jul 19, 2011
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After seven years of marriage, superstar couple Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have decided to divorce.

"We have come to an amicable conclusion on all matters," the singers told People Magazine in a joint statement. They also said that the decision was "painful," and they want to maintain their privacy.

Jun 14, 2011

The Rhode Island House of Representatives recently approved legislation that granted more rights to individuals who had been adopted, as a bill was sent to the Senate for the final step in the legislative process.

After the House passed the bill for the third year in a row, the Senate once again stands in the way of its passage into law, according to the Providence Journal.

The bill stands to grant adopted children the right to see their original birth certificate, reversing the current law which seals the documents once kids are passed on to their adoptive parents within the

Jun 2, 2011

Celebrities can often call attention to a good cause, such as the notion that many children are without parents, as the former lead singer of Blondie is the latest to help orphaned kids find a home.

Debbie Harry, better known to the world as the golden pipes behind the band Blondie, has decided that she wants to become a mother through the adoptive process.

Jun 2, 2011

The wrong-doings of former California governor and celebrity muscle-man Arnold Schwarzenegger have been the subject of much speculation and many rumors. Although the marriage is not officially over, if the couple were to split, the fortune of the action star could be decimated, according to the New York Post.

The total value of the couple has been estimated to be between $200 and $400 million.

Jun 2, 2011

Former iconic teen star Mark-Paul Gosselaar - Zach on "Saved by the Bell" - has finalized his divorce from his wife of 14 years, Lisa Ann Russell.

Gosselaar and his former wife had a judge sign off on the divorce papers after they were filed by the television star more than a year ago.

May 25, 2011

"Mad Men" actress Elisabeth Moss has finalized her divorce from comedian Fred Armisen, reports The Associated Press.

According to the news source, records from Los Angeles Superior Court indicate that the pair was granted a divorce on May 13 by Judge Hugh Bobys. The finalization of the divorce reportedly comes approximately eight months after Moss began her separation from Armisen, reports the news source.

The couple, who married in October 2009, do not have any children.