David Brooks May Not Have Gotten Divorced After All

J.K. Trotter · 04/02/14 03:00PM

Back in November, the Washington Post reported that New York Times columnist David Brooks and his wife of 27 years, Sarah, were divorcing. The unsourced item, under the collective byline of the “Reliable Source” gossip column, rattled a certain portion of the Acela corridor: Here was a leading conservative pundit, a father of three who has blamed single mothers for the country’s “fraying social fabric,” dismantling his own marriage.

Woman Surprises Boyfriend With Wedding

Lauri Apple · 10/30/11 07:19PM

We've all thought about tricking the person we're currently dating into marrying us at a wedding that we've organized in secret, haven't we? No? Oh. Well, Cherie Butler of New Zealand had the idea—and just yesterday demonstrated that it's not always a wrong-headed or crazy one.

Are Bill O'Reilly and His Wife Living Separately?

John Cook · 06/02/11 05:44PM

Online data miner and private investigator Joseph Culligan has noticed something curious: Bill O'Reilly's wife Maureen McPhilmy purchased a new house about a year ago, just down the street from the Long Island home she's shared with Bill-o since 2002. O'Reilly still owns the old one. And Fox News isn't saying whether they still live together.

Emily Gould · 10/16/07 11:45AM

"Men's Health, the largest men's lifestyle magazine brand, today announced a media partnership with The Knot, the #1 wedding website, to launch the 'Ultimate Proposal Boot Camp' plan. The program will help guide over half a million men planning to 'pop the question' during engagement season, running November through February." Hold up: There exists engagement season now? Ladies, start chewing your creme brulée extra carefully when you're in the romantic candlelit restaurant, cause there might be a ring in there! Related: does this mean that Men's Health editor Dave Zinczenko is ready to quit tomcattin' around and resign himself to providing only his Rose McGowan-lookalike new girlfriend, Brit actress Melissa Milne, with subpar oral sex for all of eternity? Ah, romance!

'WSJ' Discovers Wedding Websites

Emily Gould · 05/31/07 11:08AM

"Wedding Web sites — also known as 'Wed sites' — were originally conceived as a convenient way for couples to notify guests of wedding events, provide directions and link to gift registries. Now they are turning into elaborate hubs of matrimonial exhibitionism, with confessional stories, courtship videos, and blow-by-blow accounts of the preparations," the Wall Street Journal reports today. Huh. Who knew? Anyway, apparently some people think this trend is tacky. "It is similar to sending an e-blast on the process of giving birth," etiquette writer Peggy Post says. "Show me the child, not the process." And, to extend her metaphor a little bit further, maybe also don't solicit donations to pay for the child's first trip to Disneyland in lieu of baby shower gifts?

Webbed Bliss: Brides And Grooms Tell All Online [WSJ]