Amy Bloom & Brian Ameche Are Nobody's Chattel

Each week, Intern Alexis surveys the Weddings and Celebrations section of the Times and subjects them to her patented rating scale so that we might know who is best preparing to be well-set-up after their divorces. "Bourgeois marriage is, in reality, a system of wives in common," wrote Marx. Hence we pay attention to the weddings so that we may know who will later be exchanging wives and each others' money at the same time.

When it came to the weddings section, we used to be all about preppy people with crazy middle-as-first names, like this week's perfect example: Fell Ogden. Sometimes we're all about the young journalists. And it's truly hard for us to turn down any bond trader with a III at the end of his name.

But though this week's announcements belonged primarily to the young, it was the less young who took top prize this week (due to their elderly stealth and substance!). We present to you this week's winners, Amy Bloom (author, psychotherapist, Yale professor, TV producer) and her hubby Brian Ameche.

Amy Bloom, Brian Ameche

Both over 35: -2
Amy has written five books, one of which, Away is currently on the NYT bestseller list: +8
She is also an executive producer, a writer and a creator of the Lifetime Network television series "State of Mind": +1
It co-stars Devon Gummersall, aka Brian Krakow from "My So-Called Life"!: +3
She has a master's degree in social work from Smith: +1
Her father is from Branford, CT: +1
Brian, an architect with Marx/Okubo, is the chairman of Durham's Conservation Commission: +1
He graduated from Yale and has a master's degree in architecture from the University of Minnesota: +3
His father was a football star at the University of Wisconsin and won the Heisman Trophy in 1954. He played for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1960, and scored in overtime to defeat the New York Giants in the National Football League's 1958 championship game. The bridegroom is the stepson of the late Glenn Davis, a halfback who played for Army and won the Heisman Trophy in 1946: For two Heisman Trophies in the blood: +6

Total: 21