Divorce Hotel: 'Untie the knot' overnight!

Divorce Hotel: 'Untie the knot' overnight!A hotel in The Netherlands that offers quick and cheap divorce is proving popular among couples who are desperate to end their marriage.

The 'Divorce Hotel' helps husbands and wives to arrange all the necessary legal documentation to end their marriage over the course of just two days.

They meet a mediator and series of lawyers behind closed doors who will split assets, agree alimony payments and arrange visitation rights - all for a fixed fee, News.com.au reported.

Entrepreneur Jim Halfens behind the concept said he spotted a gap in the market in a country where the average divorce can easily run into five figures and take months to complete.

"When they leave the hotel, all work is done," Halfens told Sky News.

"The only thing that happens then in Dutch law is that they have to show the agreement to a judge in the Netherlands and that takes a couple of weeks.

"They walk divorced out of this door and to make it official takes a couple of weeks," he stated.

He uses a number of high-end boutique hotels around the country, including the smart Carlton Ambassador Hotel in The Hague.

Sales manager Ninke Bons explains that the couples, who often check in together, but mostly choose to stay in separate rooms, are handled with care by the staff.

"We treat them as any other guests, we just try to keep a closer eye on them or make sure they are not wandering around by themselves," she said.

"Just as an example - we would normally inquire if a guest enjoyed their stay at the hotel. Well, obviously that's not very appropriate in the case of the 'Divorce Hotel," she added.

Couples have to apply to use the process and are rigorously screened by the divorce hotel legal team. If the husband and wives are squabbling, or barely on speaking terms, they are deemed unsuitable for the process.

The concept is thought to be perfect for TV and the multi-Emmy Award winning Base Productions is pitching a series to television networks in the US, and several are said to be interested.

Producer Mickey Stern says rather than a reality TV show - a genre born in the Netherlands - they are proposing a high-gloss documentary series examining couples as they go through the process and how conflicts are resolved as the spoils are divided.

Madonna Treats Super Bowl Workers to Pizza

Madonna Treats Super Bowl Workers to PizzaMadonna showed her appreciation to crewmembers working on her upcoming Super Bowl performance by buying them pizza on Wednesday (01Feb12).

The pop superstar will take to the stage for the half-time concert during the big game in Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday (05Feb12) and she has been hard at work this week (beg30Jan12) putting the final touches to heract.

She reportedly thanked her staff for their dedication on Wednesday by placing a massive order with a local Papa John's fast food eaterie, askingfor 50 pizzas for all her workers, according to TMZ.com.

The website reports the bill came to more than $500 (?312), but restaurant staff gave the Material Girl a discount.


Lady Gaga’s dad wants her to wear normal clothes

Lady Gaga’s dad wants her to wear normal clothesWhile a number of dads will have words about the length of their little daughter’s miniskirts, not many like Lady Gaga’s old man have had a row about them using good steaks to cover their bits.

The 25-year-old singer said that her dad Joe Germanotta likes to ask her to wear more normal clothes.

“I look the same during the day as I do on stage,” the Sun quoted her as saying.

“My father is still like, ‘Can’t you just put this on?’

“Some of it he just can’t handle,” she added.



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