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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, December 19, 2009

Palin says she meant no slight against McCain

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she cut short her Hawai'i vacation because of paparazzi, who photographed her wearing a sun visor with the name of John McCain blacked out.

The pictures were circulated widely on the Internet with speculation the redaction was a slight against McCain, but Palin said she meant no disrespect to her former GOP running mate.

"In an attempt to 'go incognito,' I Sharpied the logo out on my sun visor so photographers would be less likely to recognize me and bother my kids or other vacationers," Palin said in a statement.

"I am so sorry if people took this silly incident the wrong way. I adore John McCain, support him 100 percent and will do everything I can to support his re-election," the former Alaska governor said.


PHILADELPHIA Jon and Kate Gosselin officially divorced yesterday after 10 years of marriage, eight children and a year of tabloid headlines.

Kate Gosselin, 34, gets the family home in eastern Pennsylvania in the no-fault divorce agreement, according to her lawyer, Mark Momjian. She will also continue as the primary caretaker of the reality TV couple's 9-year-old twins and 5-year-old sextuplets.

The lawyer for Jon, 32, was not available for comment. The Gosselins worked out custody arrangements themselves but let an arbiter decide financial issues, Momjian said. They filed for divorce in June.


HOUSTON Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles, has filed for divorce from the pop diva's father and manager, Mathew Knowles.

Tina Knowles began legal proceedings Nov. 11, according to documents filed with the Harris County Court Clerk.

The divorce filing came about a month after Mathew Knowles was named in a paternity suit. Los Angeles resident Alexsandra Wright claims in the lawsuit that he is the father of her unborn child.

Tina and Mathew Knowles wed in 1980. They have another daughter, 23-year-old singer Solange.


LOS ANGELES LeAnn Rimes' husband, Dean Sheremet, has filed for divorce.

The couple announced a divorce was in the works in September, but no paperwork had been filed. Court records show Sheremet filed in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Sheremet is seeking spousal support and to have Rimes pay his attorney's fees.