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UPDATE- Celebrities: Lovin’ and Leavin’ in 2009

January 6, 2009

USA/(Writing and reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis)

The new year is only a few days old, but already 2009 is full of celebrity couples news.

Craig Ferguson, the host of “The Late Late Show” on U.S. network CBS, got married over the holidays. But celebrity watchers didn’t know about it until he announced on his show early Tuesday morning that he married art dealer Megan Wallace-Cunningham. The Scottish-born Ferguson showed off pictures of himself in a kilt at the wedding, which is his third marriage.

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and her fiance, actor Ross McCall, have split up, People magazine reported on Monday.  The couple (that’s them in happier times in the picture at left) became engaged in November 2007, when the Scottish-born McCall gave Hewitt an antique engagement ring that had been in his family for more than 100 years. People said that Hewitt, who stars in television show “The Ghost Whisperer,” and McCall broke up over the holidays. A representative for Hewitt could not immediately be reached for comment.
In 2008, few couples were in the spotlight as much as actress Lindsay Lohan and her gal pal SamanthaLEISURE SUPER BOWL FILM-MTV/Ronson, a celebrity DJ. What does 2009 hold for them?  Numerous media reports indicated last week that that LiLo and SamRo are apparently NoMo, as in “no more”, after several reports of the two girls fighting.

But the “Mean Girls” actress took to her blog on the social networking Web site MySpace to address the rumors. “We did NOT break up!,” she wrote on the site. She also told Life & Style magazine that the stories were not true.

From breakups to babies, Comedian Tim Allen, 55, and his wife, actress Jane Hajduk, 42, are expecting their first child together, the U.S. show “Entertainment Tonight” reported on Monday.USA/ The couple have been married since 2006. Allen starred in the TV sitcom “Home Improvement” in the 1990s, and has appeared in a number of Christmas-themed films since then, including 2006 movie “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.”
Speaking of “escape clauses,” if divorce trends are any indication, this month could be an eventful one in celebrity breakups. (See Love Hewitt above, sort of) Divorces often spike in January, because couples who kept their marriages together for the sake of the holidays suddenly split when the Christmas decorations come down. The Web site First Wives World reports that lawyers in London are calling Jan. 12 D-Day, as in Divorce Day, because that will be the first Monday after children return to school.

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