Everyone has a friend—a terrifying, beautiful friend—who wields humor the way ranchers wield cattle prods; who jokes, and teases, and Just kidding!s her underlings ("BFFs!") toward the cliff-edge of nervous breakdown; whose sadism is impossible to fight against because it's just a joke, why can't you take a joke? Sometimes, that friend gets married.
A husband is suing his wife of barely a week for stealing $72,000 worth of wedding gifts, according to the New York Post. She allegedly kept the $24,000 two-carat diamond engagement ring, snatched a pile of cash and checks on her way out, and absconded with two gold necklaces, three diamond necklaces, a gold bracelet, and a gold ring.
Remember Rachelle Friedman, the aerobics instructor whose bridesmaids pushed her into a swimming pool, resulting in paralysis and an inability to marry, lest her fiance's income push her over the limit for Medicaid? After a year of physical therapy and a series of charitable donations, she is finally getting married. The AP reports:
Here's a fascinating Twitter account: @AforeignBride. "Sending tweets out for men who are looking for a foreign bride…" It just features links to profiles of women from all over the world who have signed up for mail-order bride sites like Loveme.com (specializing in the Phillipines) and Elena's Models (specializing in Russia and Eastern Europe).
Love is a weird thing: You never quite know when and where cupid's arrow might strike. Take, for example, the recent nuptials of Doug Hutchison, a 51-year-old actor best known for a recurring role on Lost, to (allegedly) 16-year-old Courtney Stodden. Stodden is an aspiring everything from Ocean Shores, Washington, an area of the country one reader colorfully describes for us as "a morbid, destitute shithole of a coastal village masquerading as some kind of 'tourist destination.'" (Stodden was Miss Ocean Shores 2009.)
Rachelle Friedman's bridesmaids pushed her into a pool's shallow end, breaking her neck and leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Now she can't marry her fiance because their combined income would cause her to lose her Medicaid benefits.
Ah, the preparations for a wedding. For these families, the preparations include shirtless men spitting, throwing punches, and hitting each other with mannequins in wedding gowns. Surely every girl hopes that her own special day will be this memorable!