Is Sandra and Jesse's Saga a Sign of Our Times?

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sandra bullock

I am haunted by the Sandra Bullock-Jesse James scandal, and I sincerely hope that it's a ridiculous rumor spread by desperate publicity seeker "Bombshell McGee." I'm afraid it does not bode well for us wives who are more successful than our husbands, and with the economy the way it is, our numbers are increasing.

Since this tattoo model started blabbing her painfully personal story to the tabloids (what kind of woman does that?) all sorts of speculation has been popping up about the "Oscar Curse," in which so many Best Actress winners split with their romantic partners within a year or two of receiving the award. The numbers are chilling: Eight of the last 12, including last year's Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, Hillary Swank and Chad Lowe, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck, Julia Roberts and Benjamin Bratt, Halle Barry and Eric Benet and Helen Hunt and Hank Azaria.