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#1Single Guy and Married Couple have been friends for a long time. You will often catch pretty photos of them hanging out together every couple of months. No, this isn’t going where you think it’s going. They are not a threes*me. Nor is Single Guy romantically involved with Married Girl. However, they do have a very interesting arrangement.

Single Guy is quite the package, so it’s not exactly hard for him to land an attractive woman. In fact, he always seems to have a new Single Girl on his arm. However, he is not the only one doing the selecting. Married Girl has a big say in Single Buy’s choice of mates. That’s because the bottom line is that the Single Girl is really for her. That’s right. The real couples here are: Single Guy + Married Guy and Single Girl + Married Girl.

So, now you know that whenever Single Guy breaks up with his Single-Girl-of-the-Month, it’s really because Married Girl has decided that it’s time. Married Girl is the selector of Single Girl, ergo the decision maker in Single Girl’s termination.

It doesn’t always go smoothly, though. Once the Single Girl is part of this lifestyle, the fame-by-association and the lifestyle can make it very difficult to leave. However, they always do go, thanks to a binding contract and a nice payoff.

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Popular guess: George Clooney/Rande Gerber & Cindy Crawford
                       Leo DiCaprio and some variant of his crew

#2  What pop star is about to dump her longtime manager and replace him with her fiancé? After years of turmoil, the singer is finally getting her act together and wants a new guru to direct her reinvigorated career.

Popular guess: Britney

#3. This actor was really riding high for a few years. Unfortunately, he was also literally high much of the time. His substance ab*se problem began to interfere with his ability to show up for work on time. And to have his lines memorized. Sometimes he just wouldn’t show up at all. Even though he was quite talented, directors and producers just starting passing on him, tired of his unprofessional behavior. He eventually just dropped off the radar.

Well, he has finally cleaned up his act, and is now looking to get back to work. However, a whole new crop of young actors have come up since his departure from the limelight, and he is more than a little shocked that his name just doesn’t carry the weight it once did. He is getting quite discouraged and depressed about it. We hope he finds work soon so that he can continue to stay clean.

Popular guess: undecided

#4. The search for a replacement for the costar of this television show has dragged on for months. The producers have finally narrowed it down to three men. They are all in their 30s and 40s. One is a funny actor, one is a professional performer, and one is just a pro. All three are very comfortable on camera and have good chemistry with the current costar.

The really interesting twist is that there is one other last-minute dark-horse entry: the current costar’s ex. He would certainly be ratings-grabber, but we don’t know how much longevity he would have on the show, and the producers really want someone for the long haul.

Out of the running: two gay talkers (both are too busy with other projects), two over-50 contenders (too old), and the current costar’s current SO.


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Popular guess: Show = Live with Kelly


#1. They have passed the five-year point, so the marriage is over! They are living separately, their public appearances as a couple are down to once or twice a month (tops), and any time together is as much about keeping the child/ren connected to the whole family as it is to be seen together for the paparazzi.

Here’s the timing for the announcement of the split: He has two big projects this year. She has already agreed to chip in and help promote the first project with red carpet appearances and positive interview mentions. If that occurs (and we believe it will), the official split will be announced during the summer lull. If she takes an additional payout and waits until after the second release, the announcement will be made approximately New Years 2013.

#2. This actress – who worked much more several years ago than she does now – has found the perfect way to annoy her controlling husband. He always insisted that she not step foot out of the house unless she was looking her best (full hair, makeup, clothes) because she was a “reflection of his image”.

But now that they have quietly separated, she consistently walks out of the house in casual clothes and messy hair and no makeup (even when her destination isn’t the gym). Of course, the paparazzi are there, just waiting to snap her photo. Her publicist called and said,“Do you realize how much you’re p*ssing him off when you do that?” She replied, “Absolutely!” and giggled. Sounds like it’s just her little way of reclaiming her life.

Tom Cruise had so much control over Katie Holmes during the first few years of their marriage that it was downright scary. He wanted to dictate where she went, what projects she worked on, who her friends were, and what she looked like. He even wanted her to change her professional name (“call her Kate”).

The only time Katie Holmes was “allowed” to go without makeup was when she went to the gym. Any time she dared to go without for any other reason – and was caught by the paparazzi – a lecture from Tom was sure to follow. And god forbid she should ever let her hair go grey.

We just loved this little publicist conversation story when we heard it. We also loved this photo of Katie published on April 27, 2012 with no makeup, grey hair, and a bit of a smirk on her face. Some media outlets speculated that the grey hair might be a sign that Katie was pregnant. However, we knew that the entire look was just one giant middle finger to Tom Cruise.