‘Dexter’ just ended, but marriage on the rocks much earlier

  • By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:31pm
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Q: I am a little late asking this, but what happened to the marriage between the star of “Dexter” and the girl who plays his sister?

A: It ended. Michael C. Hall, who played the title role in the Showtime drama, and Jennifer Carpenter, who played Dexter’s sister, married in 2008 and split a couple of years later.

According to E! Online, the official reason for the divorce was simply “irreconcilable differences.”

Hall and Carpenter continued to work together on the series, which had its final episode on Sunday.

“The fact that Jennifer and I worked through whatever was going on with us personally in the way we did and maintained our commitment to telling this story was never in question,” Hall said recently, according to the Huffington Post.

Q: The couple who advertises Swiffer products (Lee and Morty Kaufman) is so adorable. Please tell us that they really are married to each other!

A: They are. Lee, 90, and Morty, who is four months older, live in Valley Stream, N.Y., and have been married for 44 years. According to AdAge.com, their daughter Myra recommended them to a casting director she knew who was looking for an older couple.

Neither Lee nor Morty was a professional actor.

They had not used Swiffer before trying it out for the ads, and weren’t even big fans of TV pitches.

“I never even listened to ads,” Morty told AdAge.com. “That was information that I was never interested in.”

But their videos have had millions of views on YouTube, they have been interviewed about their new stardom and, if asked to do more ads for the product,

“We would have no objections,” Lee said.

Q: Will “Mike &Molly” be back?

A: The CBS comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell is in CBS’s lineup for 2013-14, but not in the fall part of it.

Look for the show later this season, probably in January.

So why hold the show back? “By starting it in January, it can be rerun-free through the rest of the season,” said CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler, according to Zap2it.com.

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