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Stacy Schneider, Esq., is a New York City trial attorney and legal commentator. She appears regularly on CNN, HLN, and Fox News. She was a contestant on NBC’s The Apprentice . Ms. Schneider is the author of He Had It Coming: How to Outsmart Your Husband and Win Your Divorce (Simon & Schuster). For more info on Stacy log onto

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'Spotlight' Film Talk of the Town at Hamptons International Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 12:48 PM

It was the hottest ticket in the Town of East Hampton this holiday weekend at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Among huge lines, actor Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, were some of the first ticket holders through the door to the screening of Spotlight, a gripping new drama starring...

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Life Before Facebook: An Old-School Documentary Walks Us Down High School Memory Lane

(3) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 1:09 PM

Some of us have no interest in reliving high school, but a documentary called All American High Revisited, which recently had its East Coast premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, might make you wish you could return. The film offers a sweet glimpse of an almost forgotten, pre-digital life.

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Charisma and Character of Public Figures Define Documentaries of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 12:18 PM

There's nothing like a film about a champion. Two surprisingly fascinating documentary films about two extraordinary people were released this year: Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way, directed by the politician's daughter, and This is What They Want, a film about retired tennis champ Jimmy Connors. Both films were entered in...

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Art With a Dose of Philosophy From the Millennial Generation

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 4:30 PM

The Millennials are different from you and me. And one daring young artist is taking the art world by storm the way only her generation would. World Wide Web first, real life to follow.

Meet photographer Elizabeth Waugh, a twenty-something, Brooklyn-based artist, who is shaping a burgeoning career on...

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Decoding Deepak: A Son's Peek Inside a Legend

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 2:32 PM

The documentary film Decoding Deepak, released early October, is a refreshing, insider's look at Deepak Chopra, the international spiritual teacher and prolific author. What makes the film fresh is that his son, Gotham Chopra, made it without any inhibitions about portraying his iconic dad in the most honest light possible....

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A Performance Picnic: Unexpected Gastro-art Delights at the Museum of Modern Art

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 3:03 PM

Everything is beautiful at the performance picnic. While spending a Sunday afternoon browsing the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I stumbled upon the most interesting and satisfying exhibit of the day: a performance picnic. It was part of the Common Senses exhibition, collaboration...

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Can Love Karma Change Your Divorce Destiny?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2012 | 3:16 AM

Would fewer marriages end in divorce if we relied on our intuition, rather than our hearts, when picking a future spouse? Is there a way to predict whether a marriage will last before you even walk down the aisle? Well, according to a new book, Love Karma: Use Your Intuition...

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Conrad Murray Trial Won't Yield a Casey Anthony Verdict

(48) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 9:21 PM

I hate to call it this early, but Conrad Murray is going down. It's not because it's nearly impossible to seat an unbiased jury that doesn't have intense adoration for Michael Jackson. It's not because of a potential mob mentality that someone has to pay for the pop star's death....

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Recession-Proof Your Marriage

(1) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 10:54 AM

It's a known fact among matrimonial lawyers that divorce rates go up along with money pressures. Even the most solid marriages are not immune from rough patches that come with job instability, dwindling bonuses, real estate depreciation, disappearing nest eggs and lay offs. The best way to avoid divorce court...

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Avoiding Holiday Custody Tug of Wars

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2010 | 9:56 AM

Many divorced parents look forward to the holiday season as much as a trip to the dentist's office for a root canal. That's because child custody tug of wars during the holidays are as inevitable as your tax bill. The high-stakes, often warrior-like jockeying between exes over who's going to...

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No Justice, No Jail for Lindsay Lohan

(25) Comments | Posted May 26, 2010 | 12:12 AM

Celebrities are different from you and me when it comes to criminal justice. We see defendants like O.J. Simpson, Chris Brown, Naomi Campbell, and Courtney Love skate through the system with barely a slap on the wrist. But then there are cases like poor little probationer Lindsay Lohan, where the...

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Sarah Palin: 2009's Paris Hilton of Politics

(12) Comments | Posted January 4, 2010 | 1:37 PM

We just couldn't get away from Sarah Palin this past year. After the launch of her book (which, thanks to the Tea Party people, became a bestseller), we were forced to endure all Sarah Palin all the time on her media tour. The more I saw her on Oprah and...

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Tiger Wood's Case of DWA (Driving While Angry): Why It's None of Our Business

(19) Comments | Posted December 3, 2009 | 7:32 PM

Tiger Woods was involved in a minor traffic accident--a one-car fender bender-- that started on his own property and ended with his own injuries, and he's not talking about it. Actually, Tiger turned down a request by the Florida police to interview him about the incident three times. Instead of...

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Jon Gosselin: Fool In Love (With Himself)

(117) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 11:20 AM

The reputation of Jon and Kate Plus Eight's Jon Gosselin has turned from doting dad to sleazy cad. Less than two weeks after announcing he's divorcing mom-of-eight Kate, the ridiculously immature reality dad is behaving like a dog in heat. The bachelor wanna-be is living the high life, renting a...

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Jon and Kate Plus 8: Divorce Reality Style?

(42) Comments | Posted June 9, 2009 | 2:29 PM

Rumors have it that Jon and Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin have hired divorce lawyers. If so, theirs will be America's first reality divorce to go down while the show a show is airing. No doubt the saga will continue generating the TLC channel's biggest...

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Supermodel's Divorce Starts Ugly

(4) Comments | Posted June 1, 2009 | 11:43 AM

Victoria's Secret supermodel Stephanie Seymour should trade in her lingerie for a full set of body armor. She needs it to defend herself from soon-to-be ex-husband, billionaire Peter Brant. Seymour is suing the polo player for divorce in a bucolic Connecticut courthouse, and he has already come out swinging....

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Law Can't Touch Octomom for Now

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2009 | 2:03 PM

It seems society can't let go of the Nadia Suleman's story and its desire to see the "Octomom" punished. With every move Suleman makes, including her latest "firing" of the free in-home child care services provided by a national charity, a question persists: Can she be charged with...

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No Sign of John Edwards After Doomed Marriage Scandal

(26) Comments | Posted October 14, 2008 | 6:24 PM

No one has mentioned the name John Edwards since his marriage scandal killed his political career. Even as the National Enquirer continues to pursue stories about his alleged love child and disqualify his half-hearted mea-culpa maneuvers, I can't understand how such a once-respected politician, the last of the so-called "good...

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O.J. Had it Coming

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2008 | 2:34 PM

I've got news for you, Orenthal James Simpson. You'll soon be trading 13 years on the golf course for 15 years to life of baloney sandwiches and a cold metal urinal next to your ratty prison cot. Thirteen years to the day after you were wrongfully acquitted of double murder...

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The Poisoned Fruits Of Denise Richards's Latest Divorce Court Battle: A Reality Show Exposing Her Kids

(12) Comments | Posted May 27, 2008 | 8:09 PM

Denise Richards is making her kids reality television stars and her fuming ex-husband Charlie Sheen is powerless to stop her. Daughters, Lola, 2, and Sam, 3, are headed for Hollywood, as Denise is making the rounds on the nation's talk show circuit this week promoting a new reality show about...

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