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Jill Brooke

Over a ten-year period, while a pop culture and business correspondent on CNN's "Showbiz Today" and "Your Money," Ms. Brooke got divorced, happily remarried and thrust into the world of step-parenting. As a result, she started reporting on divorce and blended families and became an expert in this field. Her contributions to The New York Times have included, "Honey, I'll Marry You But No Kids," Living Apart Together (LAT) Relationships," and "Revenge Decor." She has also written for New York Magazine, AdWeek, Harpers Bazaar, Chicago Tribune, Metropolitan Home, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brooke worked at ABC's "Nightline" and as an entertainment columnist for the New York Post. While at the Post, she revamped Hampton's Magazine and later became the Editor in Chief of Travel Savvy, Avenue, and Show Circuit Magazine. She has also been a contributor to CBS' "Early Show" where she did several series on divorce, and is the author of the bestselling book, "Don't Let Death Ruin Your Life", which was featured on "Oprah". She has been writing for the web since 1998 when CNN started their Internet division. Mr. Brooke is a certified Stepfamily Foundation coach, and is currently finishing her second book, "The Wacky World of Divorce".

Jill Brooke

Most Recent Articles

Sarah Palin and the He-Dude

Monday, 06 October 2008 19:32
With the confidence of a captain of the girls' basketball team, Sarah Palin swished her way into the office of Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, took a jump shot at being Governor of Alaska, and then slam dunked the nomination for the Republican vice…
Peter Cook’s goose may be cooked. By dishing to ABC’s Barbara Walters, the porn-loving ex of Christie Brinkley broke a confidentiality agreement not to discuss his divorce. But his temper, he says, was boiling because he felt that …

Nicole Kidman: Second Love More "Profound"

Wednesday, 08 October 2008 17:42
Love can be sweeter the second time around. At least that's what Nicole Kidman is saying about life with country crooner hubby Keith Urban. The Australian superstars just had a baby girl named Sunday Rose.In an interview…

Dow Is Down, Men Cheating Is Up

Thursday, 09 October 2008 17:50
Guys use sex to reduce the increased pressure in their lives. With the Dow dipping, no prob if they were turning to wives and girlfriends. But according to a New York Daily News story, they’re down and getting down with sources of…

Brinkley and Cook, in Court Again

Friday, 10 October 2008 16:06
You are parents forever, even after divorce. That conventional wisdom resonated this week with the new dust-up between Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley. As we reported this week, Cook apparently violated a confidentiality agreement by…
This is no laughing matter. After just eight weeks of marriage, "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan and his wife, model Sunshine Tutt, have split. "Separated for the moment. No plans for divorce at this time," his rep told Us Magazine. Kattan,…

Britney Spears Wants to Shave Legal Fees

Wednesday, 20 August 2008 14:12
Britney Spears is finding, like the rest of us, that divorce can be expensive. Not only emotionally, but financially. To resolve her custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline, the belly-baring singer had to pay her attorney $466,000 and his…
Republican First Lady wannabe Cindy McCain has always said she's an only child — which came as a painful shock to her two half sisters. McCain's parents both had a child from previous relationships, but as was often the case a generation ago,…

While Jake Gyllenhaal Is Away...

Monday, 25 August 2008 09:17
If your new man was going to be working with the home wrecker who took away your husband, what would do? That dilemma may now be facing the lovely Reese Witherspoon, who, post-divorce from Ryan Phillippe, is seeing Jake Gyllenhaal.In Touch…
How many marriages are too many? Tom Arnold just finalized divorce No. 3. Mickey Rooney has had eight wives, and ten children. But Mohammed Bello Abubakar of Nigeria has 86 wives, and at least 170 children.Now a court in Nigeria has told him he must …
Recent revelations by Heather Mills’s former publicist may make it more difficult for divorcing women everywhere to bring charges of spousal abuse into the courtroom.The publicist, Michele Elyzabeth, says she launched vicious rumors against…

Saudi Girl, Age 8, Seeks Divorce

Tuesday, 26 August 2008 17:20
Most American 8-year-old girls are thinking about The Suite Life with Zack and Cody and not a married life with a man in his fifties. But in Saudi Arabia, girls just can't have fun, and how they're treated is no laughing matter.According to the BBC, …

Sex Change Couple's Divorce Finalized

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 11:20
Losing a job often means a spouse can’t afford to pay a divorce settlement. When Steven became Susan Stanton at age 48 after a sex-change operation, the Largo Florida City Commission fired Steven/Susan from his/her job as city manager — a job…

Palin on Thin Ice Over Divorce Crisis

Monday, 01 September 2008 13:38
If your sister was emotionally battered by a bitter divorce and custody battle and you became your ex-brother-in-law’s boss, what would you do? Would you want to fire the guy? Most likely. But politicians and elected leaders are supposed to…

Hilary Duff's Father in Contempt

Tuesday, 02 September 2008 13:50
Hilary Duff's father will be a stranger now. Although Hilary wrote the song "The Stranger," musing about how her mother, Susan, must feel after her dad had an affair with a stewardess, the song title is particularly accurate, since Robert Duff has…

Gov. Palin Abused Power in Divorce Scandal

Saturday, 11 October 2008 09:22
The bi-partisan council of the Alaska Legislature accepted unanimously (12 to 0) the conclusions of an investigator: Sarah Palin abused her powers as governor. The investigation said that she, her husband, and members of her staff applied pressure…
Japanese husbands may want to cry “entrapment” over the practices of a company that hires professional seducers to help unhappy wives get rid of their husbands.In most U.S. states, you can just say sayonara to husbands who are belligerent, …

How Pets Handle Divorce

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 10:48
Here's your pet's pet peeve. Your beloved animals suffer anxiety when you separate or divorce, just as you do. In fact, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals in London has added divorce to the list of events that can lead to "acral lick…

Kenny Chesney's Achy Breaky Annullment

Monday, 13 October 2008 15:32
Breaking-ups cause heartaches, headaches and, yes, sometimes creative inspiration. In his new album Lucky Old Sun, which will be released tomorrow, country singer Kenny Chesney reflects on the aftereffects of the annulment of his marriage…

Who Gets the Embryos in a Divorce?

Tuesday, 14 October 2008 09:14
After going through the stress of many in vitro fertilizations, I vivdly remember signing a paper giving the unused embryos to scientific research. In my mind, it was the least I could do since, thanks to this modern day miracle, I could possible…