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Here's a sentence I never thought I'd type: The tabloids were right all along. After, like, years of speculation, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have announced their plan to "part ways," according to a remarkably grammatically correct statement released by the thimble-brained former Newlyweds. "This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other." Whew  so long as their publicists are still getting along. In related news, the Hollywood Reporter says that Mad About You cocreator Danny Jacobson has been hired to write Lachey's WB sitcom pilot, about a music baseball star whose young marriage comes under constant scrutiny. Nice to see a promising thespian really stretch for a change, eh?