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Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce
 Jenny Sanford  
 Files for Divorce 
SURPRISE, SURPRISE

Jenny Sanford Files for Divorce

She says attempts at reconciliation were 'unsuccessful'

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is divorcing her philandering husband. “I know it will soon become known so I choose to release this brief notice,” South Carolina's first lady says in a statement obtained by the State . “I am now filing for divorce. This came after many unsuccessful efforts at...

Cheaters, Beware Your E-Trail
 Cheaters, Beware Your E-Trail 

Cheaters, Beware Your E-Trail

How could Tiger Woods be stupid enough to text his alleged mistresses?

(Newser) - If Tiger Woods really did send flirty text messages to Jaimee Grubbs as she claims, then he’s a moron. Did he miss the John Ensign scandal? Or the Kwame Kilpatrick one? Or heck, Puck’s sexting incident on Glee? Digital missives brought down all three. Of course, it’s...

Tiger's Penchant for Barbie Dolls Is Depressing

Woods' taste in women is so narrow it's sad, says Eugene Robinson

(Newser) - They look so much like Barbies, “Mattel could sue for trademark infringement,” writes Eugene Robinson, who finds Tiger's taste in women the saddest of the sad facts of his serial philandering. It points to the deep insecurity of a man who "appears to have bought into an...

Jenny Sanford Endorses Candidate for SC Governor

Influential first lady could give crucial boost to Nikki Haley

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford is getting back into politics—by endorsing a relative underdog in the South Carolina Republican gubernatorial primary. Mark Sanford's estranged wife announced her support for Nikki Haley, a "principled, conservative, tough and smart” candidate, in the five-way race for the nomination to replace her husband. Haley was...

Neighbors Cool But Polite to 'Icky' John Edwards

Some North Carolinians would rather forget scandal

(Newser) - The national attitude toward John Edwards may be a mixture of mockery and fading recognition, but in his hometown of Chapel Hill, NC, the situation is more complex. Elizabeth Edwards is still a hit across the state, and the 2004 VP candidate is more than just a passing curiosity—he’...

Saudi Man Jailed After Bragging About Sex on TV

He earns 5 years and 1,000 lashes

(Newser) - A Saudi man has been sentenced to 5 years in jail and 1,000 lashes after boasting about his sexual promiscuity on a TV show. Broadcast in July, it features the man displaying sex toys and talking up his exploits. Three friends who appeared on camera got 2-year sentences, notes...

Top Public Mea Culpas
 Top Public 
 Mea Culpas 
OPINION

Top Public Mea Culpas

Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton is king of the list

(Newser) - David Letterman’s acknowledgement yesterday of some skeletons in his closet is only the latest caught by television’s unforgiving lens; Lisa Todorovich runs down her faves on True/Slant:
  • Bill Clinton: The Democratic candidate, with wife Hillary alongside, cops to “mistakes in my marriage in a 1992 interview with
...

Ensign May Have Busted Ethics Rules After Affair

Senator arranged lobbying work for senior aide after having affair with his wife

(Newser) - Sen. John Ensign says his affair with an aide was a strictly personal matter but he may have trampled on ethics rules and federal criminal law during his efforts at damage control, according to the New York Times. Ensign helped his mistress' husband, Doug Hampton—another senior aide— join a...

How Edwards' Aide Morphed From Devotee to Sellout

Tell-all author was disturbingly attached to senator, to his wife's dismay

(Newser) - Andrew Young was right there every time John Edwards needed a Diet Coke, dry cleaning, a ride from the airport, and finally a babydaddy for his mistress. The "personal servant" who turned tell-all author—other aides even called him Edward’s “butt boy”—showed a fierce devotion...

Jenny Sanford to Pen 'Inspirational Memoir'

Ballantine Books won't disclose fee for May 2010 release

(Newser) - Jenny Sanford will write an “inspirational memoir” to be released by Random House next spring, CNN reports. The publisher is mum on how much the estranged wife of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will get for her trouble. The fairer half of the couple has been fairly tight-lipped since...

SC House Republicans Tell Sanford to Resign

Fellow Republicans slam governor in open letter

(Newser) - The majority of South Carolina’s House Republicans told Mark Sanford to resign today, the State reports. At least 60 of the 73 representatives signed a letter hand-delivered to Sanford’s office that slammed the governor’s scandalous actions as “destructive to our state's image on a worldwide stage,...

Rimes Announces Divorce
 Rimes Announces Divorce 

Rimes Announces Divorce

(Newser) - After a much-publicized affair that ended the marriage of a co-star, LeAnn Rimes says she, too, is filing for divorce. “After much thoughtful mutual consideration, Dean and I have agreed to move forward with dissolving our marriage,” Rimes, 27, writes on her website of Dean Sheremet, whom she...

Madoff Lover Still Talking About Tiny Penis

Oh, and forget about her being in the clear—Weinstein says she 'had to know'

(Newser) - Sheryl Weinstein is still expounding on Bernie Madoff’s “not very large” penis, most recently to Cindy Adams of the New York Post. “It was narrow,” she says. “Tiny in terms of girth, not length.” Still, he somehow convinced scores of women to sleep with...

Sanford: I Won't Be 'Railroaded' Out of Office

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford rebuffed his lieutenant governor's call to resign today, two months after he admitted an affair, saying he will not be "railroaded" out of office and plans to finish his term. At a news conference hours after Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer called for him to...

Ruth Madoff Knew Nothing: Mistress

Weinstein says Bernie was afraid divorce would reveal scheme

(Newser) - Ruth Madoff was probably thrilled to hear another woman talk about sleeping with her husband this morning. Alleged Madoff mistress Sheryl Weinstein told Good Morning America that the financier was terrified Ruth would find out about their affair, because “divorces or something like that leads to books being opened…...

I Had an Affair With Madoff: Accountant

Zionist group's CFO, bankrupted by Ponzi schemer, writes tell-all

(Newser) - An accountant says Bernie Madoff didn’t just steal her money, he stole the shirt—and various other articles of clothing—right off her back. In her upcoming book Madoff’s Other Secret: Love, Money, Bernie, and Me, Sheryl Weinstein, former CFO of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of...

Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out
 Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out 

Jenny Sanford, Kids Move Out

(Newser) - The wife of South Carolina's philandering governor is moving out and taking the kids, the State reports. “I have decided to move back to our home in Charleston with our sons for the upcoming school year,” Mark Sanford's wife, Jenny, said in a statement released today. The governor...

Cheating Wives Blogs: Bragging or Therapy?

(Newser) - Women's "infidelity blogs" have surged in number in recent years and they're attracting a large and loyal following, the Independent reports. The bloggers say they're not trying to flaunt their affairs, but rather to use anonymity to share details of their secret lives and find support among like-minded people....

Sanford: I Feel Like I Was at My Own Funeral
Sanford: I Feel Like I Was
at My Own Funeral
COMMENTARY

Sanford: I Feel Like I Was at My Own Funeral

'Broken' governor vows to be more 'humble' leader

(Newser) - A “broken” Mark Sanford says the fallout from his admission of an extramarital affair has been like attending his own funeral, but he’s “thankful for the perspective it has afforded.” In a column for the Greenville News, the disgraced South Carolina governor shares the life lessons...

Marital Woes Strike Ensign's Ex-Housemate
Marital Woes Strike Ensign's Ex-Housemate
ANALYSIS

Marital Woes Strike Ensign's Ex-Housemate

'Christian fellowship home' in DC was also Sanford hangout

(Newser) - Add Chip Pickering to the list of Republicans with fidelity issues: The former congressman’s estranged wife is suing his mistress for alienation of affection—in essence, destroying the Pickerings' marriage, TPM Muckracker reports. Oddly enough, Pickering lived in a Capitol Hill home that operates as a sort of boarding...

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