Apparently what happens in Vegas stays there ... until your lawyer finds out about it.
Such is the lesson Janeane Garofalo and writer/producer Rob Cohen reportedly learned when they discovered they'd been married for the past 20 years, and just didn't know it.
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Garofalo recently recounted the scenario during the "Ben Stiller Show" reunion at the New York Comedy Festival. The 44-year-old comedic actress said that she married Cohen, a former writer for the "Ben Stiller Show," in Vegas as a joke, not realizing that the marriage was the real deal.
"Rob and I got married, for real, which we had to have a notary dissolve not 30 minutes before we got here tonight,” Garofalo said Saturday. “We were married for 20 years until this evening.”
It all began the way most things happen in Vegas (or so we hear): with plenty of drinks.
"We got married drunk .... We dated for a year, and we got married at a drive-through chapel in a cab," she recalled. "[We thought] you have to go to the downtown courthouse and sign papers and stuff, so who knew? We were married, and apparently now that [Rob] is getting married for real, his lawyer dug up something."
that applies to hacking into computers televisions and emails also-not just songs....
Obviously the broad is looking for attention. A quick search of Clark County website shows no record of Rob Cohen or this broad getting married. https://aivitals.co.clark.nv.us/WebPIInternet/
Sadly, this is the most successful marriage in Hollywood.
and empty box with no place to go.
so the man will be able to live again.
I like Garofalo and think she is funny and real. I am not like her, and do not live in her world...but female comedians live in their own wild world, and thank goodness for that. Somebody has got to do it. As a stand up comedian she is not funny, but she is funny as a writer and an actress. And this story is funny. Good for her...for doing something silly while drunk...like get married to a dude for fun. How wild and crazy. I think it is funny...and considering she is a lesbian it is funnier. I am sure Cohen is laughing his head off too.
This kind of stuff only some people will do, can do and get away with...and even think about doing. They live in their planet...and if it is harmless while being funny so be it. Is the divorce Las Vegas divorce too?
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence
you do know you could be sued for reprinting copyrighted songs without the owner's written permission...
are you aware?
Obama/Patrick - Visualize: "Oz Prison Lovers" - Listen to George Michael "Older" - Sounds of silence in the dark Benghazi fire-lit night - "Hot Freedom of Press" release?
try to stay on topic, lance
Being married without knowing it? That happens to me all the time.
if it doesn't work it doesn't work.
This proves my theory. The key to a successful marriage is not participating in it. This example lasted 20 years... a record nowadays. THE ONLY people who benefit from marriage these days are divorce litigation attornies and the family court judges who orchestrate that auction house. THE WORST THING you can do for your children, if anything, is allow divorce lawyers to steal all the assets during the inevitable divorce. STEER CLEAR of ever getting married. Trust me.
Not participating is not the only way, and you miss the fun times too.
That's dumb. She was married on paper, but never lived as a married person. That's not really being married. The key to being married happily is for both people to be completely committed to it. I've been married for eighteen years and love it, but it takes a lot of time and attention to get the joy and benefits of it. And the joys are definitely worth it.
She was also a comedian for twenty years and nobody knew.
*apply ice, soothe, repeat*
If you are looking to accidentally marry someone else for the next 20 years, I want you to know that I am absolutely available. Any Time. Any Place. Call Me.
She's quite a bit older than 44.
valerie is accurate....certain people need to keep their heads down when they walk the streets
and kept the blinds closed.
Ok someone has to say it... STILL a better love story then Twilight!
and intelligent an i agree with you. grrrrrr
that would make you hair stand straight-keep your heads down–
your nothing and she is always something
She’s just another arrogant, miserable, smug, creep. A typical intolerant, non-inclusive, Hollywood hemorrhoid. They all pat themselves on the back for being pillars of society while hate-speaking generously upon anyone who dares have an opinion that differs from their own .
And the difference between you and her is that you don't live in Hollywood.
Yep....that's exactly the way it is. Plus, she's gay.
Milargros: Javadude's more or less right. She's telling a funny story about a drunken Vegas marriage; you're verbally assaulting her and countless others with a broad, generalizing brush, presumably motivated by an irrepressible need to politicize all you see before spraying toxic bile without warning or cause. Frankly, I'll take a marriage story over your gibberish any day, Milagros.
baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa ho haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Come on, surely your life is better than that? Try being nice about people, it might improve your outlook!
Milag, baby– You must be thinking of someone else. Try to calm down. It's just a funny story by a funny woman.
wow, you send like angelic human being yourself. did you mom have any children that lived?
man i agree...i'm a guy too and could never be drunk enough to marry her either
Right because you're such a catch? She, at least, is talented and funny. Your claim to fame? Oh wait, you're not famous. Okay, your areas of significant quality?
yeah, guy has to be drunk to marry her. I don't think I'd ever get drunk enough to marry her.
Sounds like the perfect marriage.
I was going to marry her but I took one of Meg Fox's thumbs to the knee
Will they be paying the back taxes?
No, they're democrats.
Reasonable question! Already asked and answered at Slate. Turns out they don't owe.
Complete BS. The drunk, quickie, "oh my God, were married" Vegas wedding only exists in TV and movies. Contrary to popular belief, you can't just get drunk, run to the local Vegas chapel and get legally married. To be legally married in Las Vegas ( or anywhere else in Nevada), you MUST present yourself at the courthouse/county offices, stand in line, fill out paperwork, pay a fee, and receive a marriage license. THEN. You can go to a chapel and have a quickie marriage. Otherwise, it's just a pretend "symbolic" ceremony.....
True. She is just an attention hound. Besides, even if this WAS true, and it isn't, what grown woman in her 40's would BRAG about it? I would be hiding in freaking shame but no, not this tool!
I got married spontaneously in Lake Tahoe in 1995 in small chapel on New Year's Eve (not to recommend from a tax perspective). We never had to go the courthouse. The license arrived by mail sometime later. Still married, though, and apparantly it is legal.
and never show their face any anyone (s)–
No one seems to see she did not bring it up, Mr.Cohen's attorney did when Rob decided to get married. SMH If only common sense was actually common.
This "news" story has nothing to do with politics! Why are so many of you making such a big deal about her political views? Who cares? She got drunk and married some guy in Vegas. Liberal or conservative – feminist, lesbian, straight, whatever – why are you so quick to attack each other? Go find some other chat room to battle it out. Marquee blog is for mindless celebrity gossip, not political debates. You guys are way too serious and mean to each other!
What an idiot. No wonder dipstick liberals get their talking points from idiots like this.....
Dude. Seriously? You're going to turn this into a political discussion?
Sour grapes much?
Gets his talking points from entertainment news.
What Wow said.
Apparently what happens in vegas does NOT stay in Vegas....
Loved her in "The Truth About Cats and Dogs".
Mike,Albany... "Truth abt Cats and Dogs" is one of my favorite movies. Since you liked it, consider Happy Accidents with Marisa Tomei. Ciao!
Great movie! Don't forget Larger Than Life, Mystery Men and Big Trouble. She's very good!
Every movie mentioned was horrible. The more you see of Jeaneane in the movie, the worse it is..
I always kinda dug her...
I think she is way off politically, and can't figure why celebrities get so political, as I think for business sense they can lose fans/followers 9both directions).
But I found her pretty, smart and funny. That = pretty hot
I'll bet the husband got about as much as the rest of us married guys – but it didn't cost him a fortune when he finally got rid of her.....
I never figured her for being any too bright anyway.
She is bright.
Have another look.
she is not married. go to the clark county nevada mariage license search and you will see that they were never issued a license, which means that this is a stunt for attention.
WHAT? A celebrity doing something as a publicity stunt? Say it ain't so, Joe!
I did, I got curious. However, those records only go back to 2001, so their licese would not be available. (And I am not writing in and paying the fee to order one from the year she would have been married.)
i like this woman..
I hope the IRS makes her refile all her tax returns for the incorrectly filed as single. She should have to pay the same marriage penalty as the rest of us.
Surprised media didn't make anything out of her having an interracial marriage with Mr. Cohen..
How is this an inter racial marriage?
They're both white.
He's a Jew and she's part Irish and part Italian.
Or is your objection that he's Canadian and she's American (can't get more American than being Italian-Irish and born in New Jersey)?
Do you have a license to be this stupid or are you being stupid without a permit?
Are you SWI, stupid while intoxicated or is this your normal condition?
Better hope the IRS is not reading this. I assume they have been filing as single rather than married, which would affect their tax rates in a negative way should the household income be over $250k. Not to mention all sorts of other tax fun. IRS audit alarm sounds in 3 .... 2 ....
They never lived together as a married couple.
The IRS will simply laugh and say "never mind, no penalty here".
As a rule, if 2 people are filing single they'd end up paying more tax than if they were married, filing jointly. This story does seem to have been told for comedy effect and told well: she's a smart, funny and PRETTY lady!
she's not skum
Wow that's awesome! I thought she was a lesbian.
would really be funny if the girl demands alimony!
can we make call tech? thanks.
And people look to this woman for advice on how the country ought to be run?
No. Whatever gave you that idea?
disconnect from this? cnn?
So does this mean their income taxes have been filed wrong the past 20 years? I assume they've filed separate returns when they were actually a married couple.
Yeah, they've been paying more taxes than they needed to.
Don't worry. JG's a big POTUS Obama supporter, so she'll be okay with having paid more taxes over the years.
Yes, they haven't been paying enough taxes for the last 20 years. Married filing separate, and married in general pay more than those that file single. I wonder if the IRS will go after them for the unpaid taxes?
Um, here's another reality check. Those of us who file single pay MORE in taxes. We don't get all the tax breaks that married and especially married with children get!!
Single people pay more taxes ONLY when both don't work. If both spouses work, the married typically pay more taxes. Just look at the tables. The higher tax rates kick it when married at less than 2x where they kick in for singles.
Wow, she's funny, intelligent, socially aware, self employed and straight, so of course nearly everyone on this comments board tries to state she's talentless, stupid, inept, a drag on others and a lesbian! And when your colorless comments fail to incite you insult each other's mothers!! What a funny, intelligent, socially aware bunch we pulled from the commentary sewers today.
I have never thought she was funny or a good actress. However, to each their own.
It just means she's like most liberals: Smarter than they think they are and mentally unhinged.
Finally a coherent reply to this! I agree 100% ... it's just a funny story and they took care of it amicably, so what's the big deal? lol...
Well someone is in love with Janeane.
i12bphil, “It just means she's like most liberals: Smarter than they think they are and mentally unhinged.” Can you really state that with a straight face when your boy Romney just lost in a landslide? It seems to me that the democrats are pretty smart. Also, “unhinged”? This coming from the party that gives us Palin, Trump, Limbaugh, Beck, Coutler, “legitimate rape”…? I would say that one of the main reasons that you lost is because you guys sound like angry, bitter, lunatics. I’m so pleased that Obama won. Evil has been defeated. Hahaha.
Bow-Wow, someone get the kibbles.
Clueless as ever
REPLY TO ITZbphil -– Are you saying that the Republican John McCaine picked a Liberal to run as Vice President?
She is a comic?! I thought she was just an angry feminist (BTW, I am a woman).
I thought the same thing about him.
One day maybe she will wake up and realize she's not a comedian.
When will youi realize you are not funny?
And a dumb comedian at that.
OK...granted this is kind of unrelated to the story....more of an observation of the picture....
but the broad has a LOT of forehead....I'm talking Rocky Dennis lot......
I have heard her liberal rants. She is unaware of most things a person with common sense would know.
This woman always has a scheme to claw her way back into the spotlight (since talent so cruelly left her at the altar). Most likely in a year or two she'll be back with a story about how she recently discovered that she's actually a man and never even knew it.
She could marry herself and be too stupid to know it until she has to pay herself support.So sad and lonely now.
Wow, she's a bigger IDI0T than I belived she could be...I bet she even voted for Obama.
Well, Bob, if she's an idiot for voting for the guy who won the election... I just the people who voted for the guy who lost are just plain stupid.
Seraphim01 – Obama only won 50.5% of the popular vote, so not exactly an overwhelming majority were "for" him – they're just for the stuff that those of us who work will provide to the takers who voted for him. And just think about all of those who didn't want him in who didn't vote – shame on them! They're as guilty as those who voted for him.
Sera....to answer your question. Yes.
Reason: Bush was elected twice....and I can say that those that voted for Bush twice were stupid. So, to elect a different president twice that did little more good than Bush....AND increased some of the bad that started with him....that would place those voters as idiots....yes.
ImIrish – you know that you lost *because* of your contempt for your fellow Americans, *not* because your negative views of them are actually true? Your general disconnect from truth, and rational science, is why your party has become a loser party. Because you're unable to grasp this, it's looking like you'll be lost in the swamp a long time. Which frustrates me, because our system could use a *rational* voice in favor of aggressive pro-market philosophies (which aren't always right, but sometimes are) but you're not going to be able to deliver it. And it truly is at some point a failing of both intelligence and ability to modernize.
the idiots voted for the guy who lost, remember?
@ ImIrish – So Obama won by only 50.5% (actually 50.6%), at least that's a majority. Unlike GW Bush who "won" with 47.87% in 2000.
Twice. That makes her twice as foolish
biking through 13 countries is more important to me then the word "your".
REALLY need to learn how the reply function works.
So were you biking through another country when you wrote this? The count went from 12 to 13..
You should use the word "than", not "then".
Just giving you carp.
Or the word "than", apparently.
Being familiar with her politics, it seems Ms. Garofalo must go through life completely oblivious to reality.
It also comes as no surprise that the only way this hag could get married is by mistake.
Admit it – you've just finished tossing off to her picture.
Now hang your head in shame, wait ten minutes..............and do it all over again.
So the man had nothing to do with this? Nice of you to so openly display your antifemale bias, that's what defeated Romney.
You crazy Europeans and your wacky masturbation verbage.
as old as i am even though i'm not a size 5 bimbo who banks 40 years olds for the electric bill...
i'm the one they walk too....i don't know why...but that's the way it goes.
it relates because i'm the boss of my blog–your not
Should probably learn how the reply function on your blog works. And to be "boss of my blog" is kind of like being the "architect of my BM"....while it may be of significance to you...it leaves the rest of us scratching our collective heads.
Oh Tony: most guys would not want to be called a "spinster". And while you're insulting someone online, take care to spell correctly. It is Y-O-U-'-R-E, not "your", when you are combining "you" and "are"
i just got married at 50 years old...did that make me a spinster .. .no i've been all over the world 3 times over and have done everything a single man could do....it was my decision not be single anymore.
so, you just wanted to write some random editorial snippet about yourself, and place it on this little forum huh? How does what you just said relate to the story?
lived in italy for 6 months, drove my motorcycle through 12 countries, met great women, met not so great women.
i road my bmw bike all over the world - i wasn't a spinster.
Foodpimp need a hug?
I think those guys are confusing spinster with sphincter.
"A spinster, or old maid, is an older, childless woman who has never been married, typically in her late 40's." Wikipedia definition, but pretty much correct. Dude, you could never have been a spinster no matter how you tried, absent a gender change.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Well, presumably not ONLY your decision, unless you live in (e.g.) the 1300s.
most of you are married and are spinsters. the singles are busy.
"A spinster, or old maid, is an older, childless woman who has never been married, typically in her late 40's." Wikipedia definition. Married people are not spinsters. What did you think this word meant?
it then will become the whole universe's business. sorry.
I like her because she was against the Iraq war before it was popular. I hope her or someone in her circle reads this and knows she has supporters. And I'm a straight white male, witch is not her main demographic.
Well....if that doesn't shout "HEY, LOOK AT ME" nothing does. I hope you got her attention skippy. Keep us filled in with all the details.
You're doing a pretty decent job of garnering attention to yourself, Foodpimp.
I don't like my fans. Hard to to spend my foodstamps on government cheese in peace with the unwanted masses following me around like a pack of lost puppies. Always trying to take my used loser scratch-offs as souvenirs from the trash....filthy habit.
legally that should have been take care of. if there is no "paperwork" then nobody can leave the home.
Jeanie Jeanie Jeanie. I always liked you and I thought you were so smart! Don;t you realize it's your right and duty, when dissolving a marriage, to reduce your ex to askes financially? Did you at least get a HOUSE out of this deal?
Why would she do that to him if she didn't even realize they were married, didn't live as a married couple and both were unaware of the reality of the situation. I really hope you were joking and the joke just didn't come through, otherwise your greed astounds me, as if she needs the money.
Obvious joke/troll is successful joke/troll. Irish girl soooooooooooooo dumb.....fo real...........FO REAL fo real.
That's just dumb.
she doesn't care...but unfortunately we do.
And yet, it is not our stinking business.
Other than it being funny, I really don't care.
Ignorant can be fixed
Stupid is permanent
you want to say: Ignorance can be fixed ( not ignorant, ignorant is an adjective..dhu! now who is stupid :)
You are just a tad bit judgmental aren't you? It's not as if anyone ever goes to Vegas and does something stupid...where do you think the whole Vegas marketing tag-line of "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" comes from?
umm...a clever marketing/pr firm....
Where do YOU think the saying came from?
Why are all these jerks here?
Is the "Freerepublic" server down?
she looks great.
its under lock and security..there is skum out there that needs to be controlled.
I love her opinions and comedy.
If those same opinions were coming from someone without an ounce of humor in their body, you should still love them?
The trolls are out in full force and sadly nowhere near as amusing as Garofalo, and probably don't have even a fraction of her income either.
Wonder how her significant other feels about this. No strap-on tonight till ammens are made.
married are moreso
Heck I thought she was gay.
the print out does. lawyers live by proof not by mouth.
Sound like an ideal marriage to me.
When you come out and admit to doing something this stupid, you are WAY too desperate for attention…
a movie star gone down.
Comic? Really? More like bitter leftist....
I remember when she used to be funny – just like that bitter rightist, Dennis Miller.
Always thought she was a lesbian......hmm
Girraffelo, hahahahahaha, bet you had a kid too. A whole family and have no idea where they are.
Oh,,, and is this the woman who "RANTED" day in and day out about how stupid Conservatives were? What a stupid Twit!
Stupidity is a function of how many people it affects. If it screws you, that's a bit stupid. If it screws millions, it's millions of times more stupid.
Why does this not surprise me? Typical clueless Hollywood bimbo, and a left-leaning one to boot.
Oh my, this is such a tragic, sad story. I feel so bad for her. She seems like she is just a wonderful young lady. I hope he didn't physically abuse her also. She has been thru so much. Can anyone tell me where I can donate $$ to help her through this devastating time in her life?
Who freaking cares? She lost all credibility when she revealed to be nothing more than a hypocritical eft wing extremist.
Yes because credibility is what is really important in our comedians...
Sackless? How appropriate.
Right wing extremists are your preference. Got it.
And what about her makes her a hypocrite? Can you actually provide an example? Are you parroting something heresay you once heard on Fox? Or maybe you just don't like her and decided to slap a negative label on her?
What makes her a hypocrite? Go on. Enlighten us.
She is just another drunk waste, that thinks she is funny.
How is she hypocritical? You even know what that word means?
She needs to file amended returns with the IRS. She's probably due some money.
That's no more probable than her owing money. Might want to look up the phrase "marriage penalty" in your spare time.
But you're correct. Depending on how that marriage was dissolved, she probably should consider filing those amended returns.
Then again, perhaps legally it was dissolved as if it had never occurred. In fact, that's probably the case.
I've never seen a more ignorant bunch who is more absolutely sure of their rightness in my life when the simplest Internet search could EASILY educate them. No wonder this country and this world is in such bad shape.
Take it from an ACTUAL TAX ACCOUNTANT WITH TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
1. If you are MARRIED, you CANNOT file as SINGLE. That's a crime.
2. When you do file as MARRIED FILING SEPARATELY, you HAVE to provide your spouse's NAME and SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
3. It's unclear whether or not the change in filing status would affect Garofalo for better or worse without seeing her actual returns, BUT since there is something called the MARRIAGE PENALTY (look it, geniuses) which affects high-earners more than low-earners, Garofalo and her hubby would probably owe a little more. But that can always be fixed by filing amended returns for the years in question.
In conclusion, the rocket scientists claiming that you can "file as single even if you're married" and that you "don't have to acknowledge your spouse on your return" or that "you'd probably get money back anyway" are so stupid that they really are a waste of resources on this planet as ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS READILY AND EASILY AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET!!!
I weep for the intelligence level in this country.
I weep far more for the bitter and arrogant types such as yourself than I do for the less intelligent/misguided etc. folks that you are condemning. Please get over yourself.
Pretty sure in 1992 google didn't exist. But good job stick to you day job. Sounds like it is terrible
.,l,, -_- ,,l,.
You are the idiot!
Really.... if you were married to her, would you want anyone to know? I'd be a reclusive as the Unibomber.
nobikiniatoll - Moron.
Gary - Bitter and arrogant - No, just not as UNREMITTINGLY STUPID as the rest of you. Please educate yourself. You MIGHT seem like less of an idiot. Then again, probably not.
SETL - What does Google have to do with 1992, genius? I'm speaking to the people HERE and NOW (does Google exist now, idiot?) who claim all the things I set for in the above in the postings below. Reading really is fundamental, you enormous tool.
Ron - BWAHAHAHAHA! LOL! I stand corrected! Well played!
You know how I hate it when you cry!
Walter – Therman in Dinner for Schmuks must have certainly been modeled after you and your pathetic life... right? I've got a pudding pop for you! Schmuk!
You are an arrogant moron. And you are also totally wrong. This is a perfect mistake of law situation. She had a total lack of criminal intent and awareness of the law for this situation so there is no crime. A first year associate would get this dismissed if the IRS chose to pursue it which they wouldn't because the IRS is a business. They only get involved when it makes financial sense.
Wow, Congratulations Tax Man. You sir are, as Michelob might say, a REAL American hero. Of all the things you could have spent your life doing in this great beautiful world you decided to be a .... tax dude, sitting in a cubicle, sorting people's numbers. I think I'd rather be in prison for 20 years.
How does this statement make this individual ignorant?????? Makes perfect sense to me :) And lack of knowlege is not an excuse to the IRS! Everyone knows that when you get married in Vegas- IT IS REAL! Hellllllloooooo????? Are you kidding me? I mean, even a moron who watches Friends would know this. Sheesh.. and yes it will affect her taxes greatly seeing as she'll have to file MFS....if she or he ever claimed EIC they will have to pay it back. Plain and simple. MFS returns have no EIC> EVER> They must ammend 20 years of tax returns. Thats gonna be fun... I'm more surprised that neither of them have tried to get married since then.
This was 20 years ago. Who was looking up marriage rules on the internet then?
Man, you are an arrogant a**hole. So, people who AREN'T accountants like yourself are ignorant for not knowing tax law? Does that make you an idiot for not knowing how to replace a motor or wire a house?
Who cares if you know about this subject? I pay 60 dollars a year to someone in your profession.
Yeah, I guess getting over yourself is completely out of the question. Your loss.
Not everyone has to wire a house or replace a motor- but everyone has to file taxes. You should know the basics of it. At least know your filing status. DUH! If you're married and you aren't filing together- Married Filing Seperatly. People amaze me. I like knowing about taxes because it really does come in handy. I dont trust anyone other than myself to do them. Because honestly, I probably know more than half the morons at H&R Block. However, I am really excited to know that tax preparers must take a competency test now. It should've been like that all along.
Walt, I could be wrong here but, you are a bit of a condescending sort, eh?
Gary, it's funny that you ever thought there was a chance in the first place haha! This guy obviously has a superiority complex because he is SUCH a good accountant...what a turd burglar.
Must have bumped into zach galifanikis from the hangover and downed a shot of his home brew! wake up smellin the carpet with a tooth missing wish i was there!!!
Why am I not surprised by these antics?
20 years worth of banging her he missed out on
Ron Paul 2012!
Typical clueless Liberal denies everything
Yeah, reminds me of Reagan saying "I don't remember". Oh wait, he was a republican.
Reagan also had Alzheimer's Disease.
the Reagan thing is similar to the Clinton thing where he claimed "I did not inhale"
Typical archaic conservative spewing hate in response to a funny story about a funny person. Turning humor into hate, as usual. Congrats.
Typical moronic republitard....
Typical partisan morons, generalizing half the country and pretending like your own side of the aisle doesn't do the same thing.
Jack, don't make fun of alzheimer's. That's not funny.
Viknat – Obama is your MASTER in chief.
No, that was Reagan's EXCUSE, but he knew full well what he was doing. He did have Alzheimers but it wasn't until later it became a big problem.
Congratulations on having Hollywood's longest lasting marraige!
20 years is a record!!! LMAO!
20 years and they are still friends!
Really, they are that stupid? Do not ever want to hear her give grief to anyone about anything if you are this ignorant. She needs to quit her job dogging people since she is brainless.
Sounds to me like she's got a better sense of humor than you. If I had to choose between the two of you to be friends with, I'd choose her "stupidity" over your vitriol any day.
She is just another clueless moron.
all they just steal everyone's material and provide nothing and you will always provide nothing because you are nothing.
that is how we remain in control..you are nothing. spit spot off to work
No one has any idea what you just babbled..... What language is it?
Shaka. When the walls fell.
This is what the DOMA is all about.
i look ok for my age, i joke around alot, i do not have a "track" record that some of these 25 year olds have an i'm glad.
however if a guy is arranged and he wants the nooks once i might do it....
i have nothing to hide...I still get male attention(of course i don't know how long that will last) - so what the heck
if you met a guy in an arranged marriage as long as he tells you the truth and you can handle it then do what you have to do.
she' has to leave him.
but men like to fool around–not saying its right or its wrong...i'm just saying if you want to dip the pen in the ink you should remain single
i agree with the other blogger many marriages are ok arranged....it depends on the couple and how they run their lives.
Is this a publicity stunt? I havent heard from her in years.
then you seen her act then. That would be the reason.
You're not missing anything...she's a terrible actress
however this is what they do nowadays...i'm single so who knows whats right in marriage anymore....my friend just married at 50(first marriage) - jumped into florida for the wedding a month agao... never regrets marrying older....and i would not either.
if your going to cheat.. then you should remain single -
But if you're single, it isn't cheating, dummy. Where's the fun in that?
What is this? Marriage is serious thing not something to be taken lightly!
Wow, Janeane looks great! I always thought that she was funny and cool, but here appearance was.... frumpy? Now she looks better then ever. Seems like they had lost of great fun (and lost) nights with that cast. 20 years ago I would have fit right in.
The angry posts are just sad. Whats wrong with you people? Are you so easily influenced by the media that you cant have any conversation at all without it breaking down to talking points? I can read the same BS on any political blog because THESE IDEAS are PROVIDED for YOU! They are not your own. Makes you a bunch of TOOLS.
is just the pattern that is going on now...i'm single i could cares less what arrangements married couples have - thats their business..the world has changed and i speak to many men who are arranged and they seem fine....
I think the ultimate benchmark of spinsterhood has to be this story. Think about it: she's so undesirable that a guy is married to her and she's unaware of it....talk about having no other real offers that entire time.
What century are you living in? We practice serial monogamy in the US now, that's just the fact, and she probably prefers to keep from making a lifelong commitment when she knows it's likely to not be "life long". She probably hasn't met anyone cool enough to tie herself down for LIFE to. I can understand that... I won't get married again, either. I refuse.
How stupid do you have to be, to be married for 20 years and not know it?
where they see others..that's their business...janeane case? can't be..
This speaks volumes about her. She's totally clueless politically, we all know that. She's never been funny, so her "humor" is also clueless. Now, apparently, she's clueless about her own life. She must have just enough neurological functions to carry on the essentials, and that's about it.
I see. You sharpen your knives listening to Rush and Hannity, then come to perform surgery on CNN, hacking in to people with out an original idea of your own. Vapid waste of "higher" brain function.
She certainly isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. I wonder if she rode the short bus to school.
besides his wife-shocked i tell you shocked.
would never cheat on his wife
he has never cheated on wife...pinky swear....
This is complete nonsense. I have been married for 12 years and my wife reminds me EVERY day that I am married.....
she is a total moron!
Typical of the leftist entertainment world. They do not think words mean anything, and apparently, when she says "I do" she was lying. Also, all the guys she has slept with in the past 20 years, she lied to them, too, since she didn't tell them she was a married woman. Honorable men would not have slept with her had they known. She deceived them as well – all because she does not mean what she says or does. Being an idiot is not funny or comedic. It is sad to think humanity has sunk so low. Should she ever decide to marry in the future, require a breathalyzer at the altar.
....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...oh my I hope you're not trolling. I hope you really exist. I really do.
interesting, so you think our society has just sunk low just because a comic got married in Vegas and didn't tell anyone for 20 years (possibly cheating for 20 years)
too bad you didn't take more history in school, her behavior is tame compared to some of the crap our society has done
Nelly Olsen? Is that you?
A truly 'honorable' person wouldn't be so preoccupied with a celebrity's past adventures. Want a hanky? ...h'bout some therapy?
Just more Hollywood idiots.
If they were still filing as singles on there tax returns they paid more taxes. So they still paid their fare share of taxes
She's a comic? Hmm, I thought that required a person to be funny.
I would do stuff to her.
I am deeply in love with Janeane Garofalo. She is so nice. Obviously, she is available. And, she needs me.
Apparently she isn't that bright either.
WE WERE ON A BREAK!!!!!!!
Take half, J!!!
remember your skum and we are not.
You def sound like skum. Def skum maybe trash? Def trash maybe skum. Meh you be the idea.
All fine and good, but, has anybody been following the stuff going on along Euphrates River and the book of revelations in Bible. People get ready!
Yeah many of us know exactly what you are talking about. You should read the text by joel richardson, you will be amazed at its contents and the current events.
Book of REVELATION.
No "s" on the end.
From your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist!
Uhhh, have u read the book of revelations? It is like some craazy stuff! People be all biblical and wow man...it be wacked!!
You know that the book of revelation was describing the siege on Israel 2000 years ago, right? Mark of the beast was a mispelling of the innumerated form of Nero's name, the temple was destroyed, etc. Prophecies tend to be self-fulfilling, especially in regards to war.
You are so far off my friend. And misleading people with irresponsible statements like that. It's a book of prophecy and a descriptive of the afterlifes judgements. But, maybe and hopefully this kind of debate will encourage people to look and study the facts for themselves. The truth will be true no matter what you want it to be.
South Carolina: A common-law marriage is established if a man and woman intend for others to believe they are married.
One common misconception is that the parties have to live together for seven years. That is absolutely not true. A South Carolina marriage can be formed in as little as one night.
So if you check into a SC hotel with the intent that the clerk believe you are married – come morning, you are!
You mean that rainy night that I took refuge from the storm in that barn in S.C. i may be married to that goat i shared a stall with???
I wouldn't trust your tax advice any further than I can throw my IRS agent. You can file single and be married. You both have to file as single for it to work. And I wouldn't throw my IRS agent, he's been a god-send and has saved my wallet and bank accounts from my ex.
i gotz to see the guyz...i'm 38 at that place!
THEY B SAYN U NOT PAYN ATTENTION!!!
You do have to go to the court house. Been there done that!!!! That lawyer must have passed the bar at Hard Rock Cafe.
Drive thru chapel, really!! They have those?
that's one way to get 20 years out of a hollywood marriage. congrats!
Another Obama supporter I'm sure. She has all the qualifications, stupidity being her greatest assest.
He won. Deal with it
Yeh, its silly. This story has nothing to do with the President. If you hurry, you can move to another country.
Take your pill and hush.
Damn tea baggers.
My generation figured Jimmy Carter out in four years.
But then again, the teachers weren't as strong as they are now.
You guys will learn.
The hard way.
She's rich. Doesn't that automatically make her a job creator and the object of Republican affection?
You must be one of the "education is only for liberals" people, as you clearly missed that this article has nothing to do with the election.
Or are you just one of those people who can't stop spewing hate...?
Have another beer and put Faux News back on to get your dose of paranoia.
Look at it this way, you've got four more years to blame everything you don't like on Obama, then another four years after that to blame everything you don't like on the next Democrat that gets elected. Eventually you'll figure out that you might be the one headed in the direction not the folks that are managing to elect a president. If the Republicans could offer up a candidate and a platform that people could actually get behind they might pick up that 4% or so they need to win. Until they do that you're gonna have someone to blame for all your problems. Even Mitt thinks you should be responsible for yourself so suck it up and take it like a man and quite blaming everyone else for electing Obama. You're the guys that failed to win the voters over.
let me ask you something dzip, what's an assest? you probably mean "asset". if your main theme is to point out how stupid she is, @ least spell all of your words correctly....just a thought.
Hollywood is full of morons like this.
If this story isn't good motivation to quit drinking, I'm not sure what is! I'm not sure you could find a more effective way to scare a male than to tell him he is unknowingly married.
Wow who would have guessed she has a lot in common with Brittany Spears lol..Well Brit at least knew she was married.
This just goes to show you that marriage is a sacred thing between a man and a woman.
always been a fan...this took it up another notch!
Hahaha, ummmmmmmm, IDIOTS!!! We, as Americans, are lacking common sense. And this proves it.
We've become an idiocracy.
Mensa she ain't.
Only 'she' is crazy...what about the other part of this couple?? The worst part of the whole scenario is that they were married at a drive thru wedding chapel...who was driving drunk?
And he is?
Lindalou – they were sitting in the back seat of a taxi in the drive-in, so that implies someone else was driving while they were drunk and getting hitched. Taxi driver may have even been a "witness" on their license. ;)
And to think people look up to these idiots.
I don't believe this. I now live in Las Vegas and you don't get drive thru and get married like this implies. You have to go to the courthouse and take a bloodtest like all other states/cities. I doubt it was different 20 years ago. I is not like the Hangover movie.
I beg to differ... There aren't any blood tests needed to tie the knot in Vegas or any other city in that state. Not unless things have changed in the past 12 years!
Hubby and I got married at Lake Tahoe (NV side) in a casino, never took a blood test, and the casino took care of everything – including, but not limited to, filing our license with the state. And, yes, we're married! It shows up on the NV state public records!! :)
You don't need a blood test in Vegas, but you do need a license – even at the drive-thru. Doubt the story is true.
Maybe she should read her IMDB page. It is listed in her triva section.
How much of this is just to generate some publicity
So what if she is a lesbian...she doesn't publicity like this to get some attention. Good Lord; what is it about smart women that annoys the GOP?
Smart people scare them because they usually can think for themselves.
This woman is a complete moron. Married for twenty years and doesn't know it.
bar bashing night baaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaa
it was for youuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!
out for drinks my pet?
That was probably one of the happiest Hollywood/Las Vegas marriages in the last 20 years!
I got drunk in Vegas one night. Holy crap, hope I didn't get married during my drunken stupor! Maybe I should check. Might put a damper on my current marriage.
According to Wikipedia, Garafola is 48, not 44
ah come on this is CNN ! they do not bother with FACTS
I just checked Wikipedia, and it says she was born in 17th century France. Maybe Wikipedia isn't the best place to fact check...
She still hot. >.>
Another dumb bimbo.
We all knew this. It's been on her wikipedia for years.
And this woman votes!
That's really quite scary!
Yeah, but last I checked no one could vote drunk in a drive thru from the back of a cab. Not that it matters, I'm sure if we scrutinized your life we can find all sorts of stupid stuff and then point it out and call into question your ability to vote.
"Dave, you forgot to let the dog out and he made stinky on the rug again! I can't believe you can vote, scary"
It's scary these idiots are running the country.
Wrong, LaLa. A married couple may file jointly or as "married filing separately", but NOT as single. There are special rules for "married filing separately." If one spouse itemizes, the other MUST itemize or lose the standard deduction – a definite financial disadvantage. The IRS does not like marrieds filing separately and discourages it in every way possible.
What a bunch of morons. I can't believe people look up to her. I guess we really have become an Idiocracy.
Zul, who said that anyone "looks up to her"?
I think it's hard to look up to her, it's my understanding that she's really short.
But seriously, what does it really matter? I fail to see why you are all indignant about what other people do.
And she's a smart woman, too - not like the unnecessarily angry and dull, anonymous troll you are.
Still a better love story than Twilight.
Now that was a nice comment.
The only law that was broken about 20 times was filing their taxes as single even though they were married. I wouldn't have let this story get out. IRS can go back I believe 7 years and make adjustments (Cant recall exact amount of years).
They would have paid less tax had they filed as married either jointly or separately. If the IRS makes an adjustment, they would get a refund. No crime was commited.
My mom has been married to my dad for over 30 years and they always file single. No crime is commited.
@truth – your parents probably file as married, filing separately.
yes, married couples are not required to file joint returns. you are apparently not married or you would have known this.
' That's not Funny '….......................................................................... TRUTH
Ok...question. What happened to the wedding night video?
Perfect username. You took a cleat to the head when you were running the bases in a Little League game as a kid, right?
Ignorance of the law is not a valid defense for breaking the law...
What law did they break? Oh, that's right – none.
And what law, pray tell, have they broken?
didnt you know – its illegal to say that....
No laws broken, homey.
really? where did you go to lawschool? no? well then , what class in high school did you take on law? none? if never taught, why are YOU required to know the law? cops dont know it, and most are criminal "justice" majors...
And being a dick is no excuse for being a dick.
They did nothing wrong and anyone who cares needs to get a life.
No but ignorance of the facts are dork
From this picture it looks like she is getting better looking with age. Just saying.
What did her husband say about this???????
Why does this not surprise me? The person who wants to tell everyone how they are not liberal enough, that wants to tell us all how to live our lives, is married and doesn't know it. She's dumber than Pelosi.
Yet still smarter than Romney. Go figure.
Clearly. What this country needs is conservatives running our lives for us: telling us who to marry, what to believe, what god we worship, what we can or can’t do in the bedroom, making decisions about our bodies for us. That’s what we need, right? *rolls eyes*
I knew she wasn't gay!
I call Bullsh**..... even in Vegas, you need to get a marriage license before you can wed. Even if it is from a cab in a drive-thru. Pathetic stab at free publicity.
Actually about 20 or so years ago the Chapels could issue the marriage certificate and the courts would mail the marriage license....now Vegas is like most other places where you have to apply for the license and then you can do the rest.
obvious you have never got married in Vegas!
No Mike. Married couples don't have to file jointly. And to you Jesse: it appears nothing she said would influence you anyway. I'm sure no one could teach you to spell either. So tune Rush back in–he's a real pillar of morality. Ask any of his divorce attornies, ex-wives, or drug dealers. Janeane and Rush both claim to be comics; the only difference being that Rush can't stand up.
And Rush isn't funny...
"liberal spoke-person" Wow, I bet she doesn't know about that either. Get back to me when someone introduces legislation based on one of her jokes instead of Limbaugh's.
Here is a prime example of a washed up celebrity releasing something to the tabloids to get his/her name back in the public. The reality is, nobody cares.
I was going to disagree with you but then I realized; you're right, I don't care.
And yet you read the article and comment on it.
And she is the liberal spoke-person who constantly spews off at the mouth. And people actually listen to her, but somehow she wasn't smart enough to know if you get married, it means you are in fact married. Typical
She's the liberal spokesperson? did the liberals get together and appoint her or something then? all those in favour say aye?
A right winger whining that there is something wrong with having an opinion that isn't cleared with Rush Limbaugh. Reactionary talk radio crybabies are the de facto leaders of what's become the GOP base.
Applying your logic I would like to ask that you reign in your conservative spokes-person. I'm sick of seeing Larry the Cable Guy everywhere hocking everything.
And yet still one of the more successful marriages in Hollywood.
So sad ... but soooo true !
What an amazing advertisement for Sobriety!
yet, I'm still drinking whiskey tonight.
So for 20 years, Rob was married to a lesbian but enjoyed none of the fringe benefits.
She's not a lesbian. She just has dark hair and glasses. You can tell because of that part where it doesn't mention anywhere in the article that she is a lesbian, because you and I know that CNN would have mentioned that, like, 20 times in the article if there was ever a hint of that.
Their tax returns were all filed wrong, and for some years they would owe more money in total as married people (the so-called "marriage penalty"). They might both be heading to the pokey for tax fraud.
Doesn't fraud require you to know that you're committing it?
A married couple can choose to file jointly or each can file as singles. They didn't have to acknowledge one another on their returns.
Fraud requires intent. If they didn't know they there could be no fraud.
@LaLa – No, if you're married you can file either as Married filing jointly or Married filing separately. You cannot file as Single if you're married. Trust me on this.
LaLa - "A married couple can choose to file jointly or each can file as singles. They didn't have to acknowledge one another on their returns."
Incorrect. Married Filing Separately SPECIFICALLY requires that you file as such (not Single, as Garofalo probably did) AND IT REQUIRES YOU TO PUT YOUR SPOUSE'S NAME AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON THE RETURN.
You're a prime example, LaLa, of what's wrong with this country and this world. Surrounded by access to more information that at any time and history and yet completely ignorant AND utterly sure that you're correct when you're clearly not.
They'd likely only get in trouble if they didn't go back and file amended returns as "Married, filing separately"
You're saying that the majority of American voters are dumb enough to get drunk and then get married in Vegas? Man, we really are in trouble as a country
Somebody sounds like they need a hug or something. Hey, here's a post from an Obama supporter. I got a job. I got a house. I got my own car. Oh hey, guess I don't need anything from the government. You losers just can't even come up with anything original. And you know what, I bet Garofalo has way more money than you, too. Here's a flippin' tissue, go cry me a river.
You have just illustrated the average sense of the right wing voter. Thank you. Now sit around for the next few years trying to figure out why your party keeps losing.
Yeah, but Garofalo? Are you kidding?
I didn't even know she liked guys.
I would chew my arm off.
DUHHHHHHH Don't give your wife any ideas.
"You have just illustrated the average sense of the right wing voter. Thank you. Now sit around for the next few years trying to figure out why your party keeps losing."
As opposed to the simple-mindedness of the average left wing voter who has already forgotten that the Repubs gained 63 seats in the House way back in 2010 - far outpacing what the Dems gained in 2006 and 2008 when Pres Bush was in office.
So she's ugly, opinionated and stupid."
So......do you always talk about your sister/wife like that.....????
pot, meet kettle.
Look in the mirror lately, DaveinIL? Janeane Garofalo is neither ugly nor stupid. Everyone is opinionated.
No, that would be your mother.
wow. cynical. who pooped in your bran flakes.
dc, "Typical liberal...... acting on impulse without doing the research....." Actually don't you mean typical "republican"? The last time I checked John McCain chose Sarah Palin without doing any research. Look how that worked out for him. A "maverick" indeed. I'm go happy Obama won this election. Evil has been defeated.
Ua Typical LOSER!!!
Really? We're going to go this route? Okay, then I am obliged to tell you that the more educated a person is, the more likely they are to be "liberal". And the party that wasn't interested in facts this election was the conservative political party. Not good at facts and very good at name calling. Yup. That was the tendency for the right this past election. Let's grow up and stop the name calling.
You are beyond pathetic. Your party just got thrown under the bus. Perhaps you didn't notice that?
Typical conservatives start impulsive wars over wmd's that just weren't there. Talk about not doing your research. Stuuuuupid! In this case being impulsive cost thousands of lives. Oh I wish we could all be as diligent as all of you fine
clear thinking CONservatives. Lighten up Francis.
Although I find it utterly foolish for dc to drop the "party card", you all should not act righteous as though you never do the same. JG is a fool, however it has nothing to do with her deep liberal beliefs. I mean this is the same woman that essentially said "no woman with a brain would ever vote Republican". And she did not know she was married? Yeah, how is all you self-proclaimed intelligence working for you, JG? And Gast...."Okay, then I am obliged to tell you that the more educated a person is, the more likely they are to be "liberal". And the party that wasn't interested in facts this election was the conservative political party."? Well there is plenty of liberalism being forced into the cranium at many universities, so you could have a point. And if you want to throw "facts" around, you should first realize that both parties favor "facts" that support their agenda. BO is the king of the spin, so yeah imaginary tales are strictly a Republican thing. Hope, Change, Yes We Can, Forward, not Back, Fair Share....all just rhetoric and high school cheer drivel. People make their comments on these sites as though "their" party is so superior. Wake up and realize that both parties have an agenda and are seriously flawed. Robin Hood politics is not the answer though.
JPX, you do make me smile. McCain chose Palin without any research...that was for VP. In the same election the Democrates elected a President without doing any research. Hmmm....
How dare you, Lou. Barry was a community activist. He had a great deal of experience in the art of fear manipulation to guarantee votes. He used his own tactics against his Dem opponent to win his election to the Senate. Although I am no big proponent of Palin, yes, community activist and very short term Senator is far more impressive than one who runs a state. When you boil it down, they were BOTH horrible choices....Obama & Palin.
my opinion....ugly and stupid...
Please grow up Frank. Will the likes of you (GOP) never learn?
Yeah frank. Only Dems can name call and demonize. When will you learn!
@Frank No, dumb lost and smart won. So .. I'm kinda thinking until the country puts it's head in the sand again and you all find a sap like W to run ... well ... nuff said.
Uh, Frank, ole boy, the election is OVER! Such name calling is childish. How about putting some energy into making things better by getting along?
Oh, boo hoo! Those mean ole "dumb democrats" kicked our "smartass" republiKKKlan butts in the Presidential election, and they also complained about voter suppression just because we tried to limit how many minorities could cast ballots! The world is SO unfair! We should have had a white president who is a magic underwear Mormon bishop from the planet Kolob who believes all people can become god, and who chose a Teabagger ID10T for his running mate to shore up the ultraChristoNAZI vote.
You guys just don't get it, do you? Well, guess what! You're still not going to get it in four years, though you are going to "get it", after which time you are really going to need that proctology exam that Haley Barbour is now talking about.
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