From Contra Costa Times By Malaika Fraley Contra Costa County Superior Court violated state law with a rule that prohibited people in divorce trials from presenting oral testimony, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The ruling means a new divorce trial for Jeffrey Elkins, a Danville business consultant who challenged the county court's rule that required evidence to be submitted exclusively by written declaration, except in unusual circumstances.
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From Science Daily Science Daily — Men with large jaws, flaring cheeks and large eyebrows are sexy, at least in the eyes of our ancestors, researchers at the Natural History Museum have discovered. Facial attractiveness played a major role in shaping human evolution, as studies on our fossil ancestors have shown our choice of sexual partner has shaped the human face. The face holds the secret to determining the sex of our ancestors and what makes us attractive to the opposite sex for reproduction. According to palaeontologists at the Natural History Museum, men have evolved short faces between the brow and upper lip, which exaggerates the size of their jaw, the flare of their cheeks and their eyebrows. The shorter and broader male face has also evolved alongside and the canine teeth have shrunk, so men look less threatening to competitors, yet attractive to mates.
From The New York Times By Christine Haughney FOR years, Michele Kleier, a real estate broker on the Upper East Side, knew why one of her most persistent clients was calling even before picking up the phone. The client, a former high-ranking fashion executive and perpetual volunteer at her children’s private schools, was checking the price she could get for her nine-room co-op in a prewar building. When the market reached a high, she told Ms. Kleier, she planned to divorce her husband, sell the apartment and live on her share of the profits. Last year, Ms. Kleier delivered the long-awaited news: Manhattan luxury apartments were at a peak. The client went through with her plan. Now the woman calls from her new condo in California, raving about the weather and the distance from her ex-husband.
From New York Daily News By Jo Piazza LOS ANGELES - Kevin Federline's lawyer is aiming for the jugular in his new custody battle for the two sons he fathered with Britney Spears - and he has called in an ex-Israeli commando to help. Early yesterday morning, K-Fed's lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, sent security expert Aaron Cohen out to track down and subpoena Spears' assistant Alli Sims, who is also the singer's cousin. Also in Cohen's cross hairs was Spears' music producer Jonathan (J.R.) Rotem. Kaplan wants both questioned under oath about Spears' alleged erratic - and sometimes dangerous - parenting skills. Cohen caught up with the pair at a Hollywood Hills bash at 2:30 a.m. "He infiltrated the grounds and said, 'Are you Alli Sims? Here is a legal document ... you have been served,'" a source said. "Cohen knows his stuff. He was in the Israeli Army. Let's put it this way, if Alli were a terrorist, she would have been taken down." Tango’s Take
From The New York Times By Shira Boss Now that women have solidly earned their place in the work force, many find themselves still yearning for something men often have: wives. “The thing I most want in life is a wife. I’m not kidding,” said Joyce Lustbader, a research scientist at Columbia University, who has been married for 29 years. “I work all day, sometimes seven days a week, and still have to go home and make dinner and have all those things to do around the house.”
From Fox News LOS ANGELES — Christina Applegate is now unmarried ... with no children. The actress and her actor husband, Johnathon Schaech, have officially parted ways a year and a half after he filed for divorce. The pair's split was finalized in Superior Court on Friday, according to court documents obtained by CelebTV.com. Applegate, known for her role as ditzy daughter Kelly Bundy on TV's "Married ... With Children," and actor Schaech married in October 2001. They separated in November 2005, citing irreconcilable differences, according to court papers. Schaech filed for divorce Dec. 5, 2006. Applegate's publicist, Ame Van Iden, and Schaech's publicist, Cindy Guagenti, both declined to comment Friday. Tango’s Take
The Confirmed: Helena Bonham Carter. HBC and her husband, the awesome Tim Burton, will be having their second child. He’s currently directing her for the second time. Their first collaboration was on the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes (not so strong). They can turn it around, she was great in Fight Club (which we don’t talk about) and he rocked ass in Batman. The Speculative: Angelina Jolie is rumored to be pregnant. With a baby. The evidence, put forth the by GossipGirls.com, is somewhat specious. Small weight gain and copious rubbing of the belly at a recent party. Also Brad Pitt reported for jury duty. That’s where a lot of expecting fathers go, to ‘get away from it all.’
From AJC.com By Shelley Emling London — Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Marcia Cross. Who wouldn't want to look like any one of these three gorgeous redheads? Perhaps someone living in Britain, where being a redhead often means a lifetime of discrimination. Classic British playground taunts such as "tut-tut ginger nut, where d'ya get your hair cut?" have evolved in recent years into more nasty matters. Britain's Prince Harry (left), suggested recently that he had been bullied because of his red hair. He is shown here with Zara Philips and Prince William following the civil wedding of Britain's Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles on April 9. Zara Philips is the daughter of Britain's Princess Anne.