Dec 5 2009

Tiger’s Transgressions: Why Do Men Cheat?


Tiger’s Transgressions isn’t a movie yet but I’ll bet somebody at the  Lifetime or Oxygen channels  is probably working on a script. After allegations of multiple affairs became public, golf icon Tiger Woods stood in front of a press conference and said, “I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings.”

Tiger Woods is just the latest celebrity linked to controversial extra-marital affairs. Here are 7 more peccadilloes of the rich and famous:

  • David Letterman apologized on his TV talk show for embarrassing his staff and hurting his wife after having an affair with a staffer.
  • Mel Gibson’s wife of 28 years divorced him and 6 months later he had a child with another woman.
  • Brad Pitt hooked up with Angelina Jolie while still married to Jennifer Aniston.
  • Bill Clinton denied his affair with Monica Lewinsky saying “I did not have sex with that woman.”
  • Hugh Grant was caught with a less-than-model-beautiful prostitute while married to Liz Hurley.
  • Jimmy Swaggart lost his TV ministry and let down thousands of followers when his visits to prostitutes was discovered.
  • JFK had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. Continue reading

Oct 18 2008

The Themes of Love and Lust in Moonstruck


“Why do men cheat?” is a subplot in Moonstruck. Rose poses the question to several men throughout the movie and the answer at which she arrives is that it is “Because they fear death.” Many of us enter middle age and are struck by the idea that life might end and we’ve missed out of something by choosing to enter into a life-long relationship with someone.

Rose’s husband Cosmo is cheating on her. Rose’s brother Raymond remembers being awakened by a big full moon and looking out the window to see Cosmo looking longingly up Rose’s window. He calls that kind of moon, “Cosmo’s moon.”  In the movie the moon is back but Cosmo’s sense of romance with Rose is gone and he is trying to find it elsewhere. Rose knows he’s having an affair and tries to understand why. Continue reading