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Ladies in the running for the crown of Miss Great Britain can reign supreme even if they are divorced or single moms — previously this was a big no-no for the pageant, which began in 1945, reported the Daily Mail.  For the first time in its 65-year history, the pageant is not limited to the childless, never-marrieds.   (more…)

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The Celebrity gossip mill is buzzing that Elizabeth Taylor, 78, is engaged to be married to Janet Jackson’s talent manager, Jason Winters, 49, as first reported in Us Weekly.

Taylor is the queen of divorces—eight in all when you count her two divorces from Richard Burton. But there is a good chance that the talk of marriage number nine  stems from someone’s desire to spread publicity about her lust for a big screen comeback.  While other sources say that even if she did marry Winters, the marriage would be a sham. (more…)

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Elizabeth Taylor, 78, is renown for her many husbands and divorces almost as much as she is for her stellar age-old acting career.  Here’s a look at the men she married, and in one case, re-married. —SHEREE R. CURRY

No. 1: Conrad “Nicky” Hilton
May 6, 1950 – Jan. 29, 1951
About 2 1/2 months after she turned 18 years old, Liz wed hotel heir Conrad Hilton (Paris Hilton’s granduncle). They divorced 205 days later, a month before she turned 19.   (more…)

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A 31-year-old divorcee is looking to update her Spring wardrobe to something that can be flirty, sophisticated and affordable all rolled into one.  What’s the killer outfit for women post-divorce?  See if you agree with style editor Sarah Cristobal. (more…)

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When interfaith parents divorce, religion of the children can often become a contested issue, even if during the marriage they had agreed on how to raise the children.

The issue can be further complicated when one parent converted to the religion of the other spouse before or during the marriage, but then wants to revert back to a previous religion after the marriage—and convert the children as well.

How courts handle the issue, if it is brought before them, can be a delicate balance of separation of church and state while respecting each person’s right to freedom of religion. (more…)

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A mother must spend 10 days in jail for signing her son up for a baseball league using his stepfather’s last name instead of that of his biological dad, the Alabama Court of Appeals ruled.

Lisa Preston was required to have her son use the last name of her former husband, Matthew Saab, when playing sports, according to the parties 2005 divorce decree, but in 2008 she did not use the Saab last name when she registered the 13-year-old.  She claimed it was the boy’s choice. But as we all know, children can be influenced. (more…)

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A 10-year legal battle over a divorced woman’s request to be implanted with the embryos she and her ex-husband had frozen and stored might not be over given a recent ruling from the 8th Circuit federal appeals court that says it lacked jurisdiction to hear her claim against the medical center that will not release the embryos to her. She does, however, have other options available to her without having to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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