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Poll: Which Celebrity Breakup Shocked You the Most?

Jesse James and Sandra Bullock

2010 may just go down as the  year of shocking celebrity breakups. First, there was Sandra Bullock's divorce from Jesse James. Then Courteney Cox and David Arquette announced their separation. And now, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have called it quits.

Look back at our list of some of the most surprising splits of the year, and tell us which breakup floored you the most.

March
New Oscar winner Sandra Bullock filed for divorce from Jesse James shortly after several women — namely tattoo model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee — claimed to have had affairs with the Monster Garage star. Bullock and James had been married since 2005.

April
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Melissa Etheridge's Ex Seeks Full Custody of Children

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa Etheridge's ex-partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is seeking sole custody of their children.

Michaels, 32, filed papers Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting full legal and physical custody of their 3-year-old twins, daughter ...
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Melissa and Tammy Etheridge Separate

Melissa Etheridge and her partner Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa and Tammy Etheridge have separated after nearly nine years together, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Melissa Etheridge Refuses to Pay Taxes Over Gay-Marriage Ban

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is putting her (tax) money where her mouth is.

Responding defiantly to the passage of California's Proposition 8, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter suggested in a blog post on The Daily Beast that she will not pay her state taxes in protest of the gay-marriage ban, People reports.

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Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels to Wed

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

Here come the brides again: Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are planning on getting married."We have four children and we're trying to find the right time now actually to go down and do it — is where we're at," the rocker told Extra.Etheridge and Michaels wed in a commitment ceremony in 2003, but now want to make it official after gay marriage was legalized in California.They welcomed twins, son Miller Steven and daughter Johnnie Rose, in October 2006. Etheridge has two children, Bailey Jean and Beckett, from her previous relationship with Julie Cypher.Since the ban was lifted this spring, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and George Takei and Brad Altman have tied the knot. — Joyce EngRelated:• Takei Takes Trek Down the Aisle with Longtime Beau• DeGeneres and de Rossi Wed in Intimate Ceremony read more

Mrs. Etheridge Is Committed


Popular grad Tammy Lynn Michaels (aka Mrs. Melissa Etheridge) is baaaack. An habitué of portraying wily, wacky women, she currently plays Tess, the shady nanny on NBC's new Tuesday-night comedy, Committed (9:30 pm/ET). She also has a recurring role as Lacey, a loopy but lovable lesbian on Showtime's The L Word (Season 2 begins Feb. 20). Here, the mouthy 30-year-old starlet candidly discusses her gigs as an actress, stepmom and rock star's missus. Buckle your seat belts, folks...

TV Guide Online: Just curious. Do you mind being called "Mrs. Melissa Etheridge"?
Tammy Lynn Michaels:
Are you kidding me? I took the name Etheridge. In my career, it's Tammy Lynn Michaels. Around home, I'm Tammy Etheridge.

TVGO: Did you change it legally? Visiting the DMV to update your driver's license must've been fun.
Michaels:
Yeah, especially when the f---in' government doesn't even recognize the reason why you're changin read more

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