Sunday, September 18, 2005

210. Ho-hum: Zellweger/ Chesney split up (like, who cares?)

Four months? ....

These people are borderline idiots. They know no better and should be taken out for airing twice a day on a stout leash. This article brings up the fascinating question of the social function of celebrities and the ghoulish attention paid to the brain-dead things they do. Do we really need these people. Uhhh.... no.


The BBC reports:

Actress Renee Zellweger has said she hopes her split from husband Kenny Chesney after four months can be achieved "as privately as possible".

(dream on, baby)

The Oscar-winning star and the country singer are seeking an annulment and Zellweger listed "fraud" as the reason.

(he's impersonating a singer? impersonating a guy?)

But she said it was "legal language and not a reflection of Kenny's character".

(but I was disappointed with his tiny little whatsit)

She added: "I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalised or untrue conclusions."

(I think he's a jerk but you're not allowed to print that)

Chesney also released a statement on Friday describing it as "an incredibly sad time".

"I just hope everyone can respect the privacy that I know Renee has already asked for," he added.

(if she keeps her mouth shut, so will I)

US TV show Entertainment Tonight reported a further joint statement saying the split was due to "the miscommunication of the objective of their marriage at the start".

"Renee and Kenny value and respect each other and are saddened that their different objectives prevent the success of this marriage," it said, according to Entertainment Tonight.

(sex wasn't all it was cracked up to be and the phone kept ringing)

"They are disappointed that the legal term 'annulment-fraud' has been publicly misunderstood and exaggerated."

(our expensive lawyers discovered a loophole)

The Bridget Jones star, 36, married Chesney, 37, on a Caribbean beach in May, four months after meeting at a benefit for tsunami victims.

(tsumami ... beach ... duhh!)

Chesney, one of the biggest country music stars in the US, was named entertainer of the year at the US Academy of Country Music awards in May.

Zellweger won a best supporting actress Oscar for Cold Mountain in 2004, and was also nominated for her roles in Chicago and Bridget Jones's Diary. It was the first marriage for both.

Marriage invalid

In US law, an annulment is a decree that a marriage was invalid from its outset.

Anyone seeking an annulment on the grounds of "fraud" must prove that their partner misrepresented some matter that was vital to the marriage.

This may include the concealment of a fact such as an existing spouse, permanent impotence or a criminal history.

(not to mention non-performing stock portfolios)

If either party was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when the marriage took place, it may also be grounds for its annulment.

In her court submission, Zellweger also demanded that the court rule out the possibility of spousal financial support for Chesney.

(money, money, money ... I got more than you -- nyaa, nyaa -- and you ain't gonna see none of it!! So, bite on that, you sorry-ass cowboy)