The new civil way for celebrities to announce that things are over.
It used to be the way we found out our celebrities were whores, thieves or cheats was for TMZ or Page 6 to corner them in an alley and humiliate them red handed. Of course not to say stuff like that doesn’t still go on, because since this being America we as Americans are forever guaranteed by the constitution to witness zany shit in our lifetimes.
That said, following the latest trend of twittering one’s sexuality, drug habits and other must say confessionals (in the spirit of the greater public good) this afternoon Jim and Jen did the dignified thing and declared via twitter that after 5 years they were no longer an item. And the country for a second nearly thought about weeping, but at the last moment preferred to ignore the bunk save for a few bloggers like this one.
Jim, Jen the media world is going to miss your relationship…best of luck.