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Broadway mogul Philip Smith has been granted a divorce from the actress whose dull video rants inexplicably clocked up over 3m hits on YouTube. Tricia Walsh-Smith attained the kind of internet infamy previously only afforded to dramatic prairie dogs with her petulant marriage mitherings, in which she stomps around the couple's …


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  1. John Robson Silver badge

    Throw me on the street with 750k any day

    Title says it all....

  2. Edwin
    Paris Hilton

    Deported to where?

    We don't want her!

    Tele2 is currently running a series of adverts on Dutch telly showing this sort of pointless youtube drivel with the (spot-on) comment that you don't want to be paying too much for it.

    Nice to see US judges are reasonably immune from hype :)

    (Paris, 'cause she'd get more hits on Youtube if her footage didn't violate the ToU)

  3. Stef


    ... You beat me to it.

    Only $750K

    Poor woman.

    I met a homeless guy on the street the other day. Poor guy only had $800K.

    Get a job you selfish cow.

  4. Anonymous Coward
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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture


    I've always said that women don't help thier own cause. With the standard of women rising to be almost equal to men, some bad egg has to go and ruin it for all the rest of you.........You'll never get the vote at this rate......

    Hmm, is that the wife? With a shotgun? Oh shit.................

  6. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Retarded

    Look, she's not one of us, OK? She's defected.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Or just plain...

    ...defect. You should file a bug report. "Makes a nasty noise and has a tendency to put hands in pockets not belonging to her". Will probably get a "WONTFIX" or "Can't reproduce, please provide steps" slapped onto it, but it's worth a try.

  8. Mr B
    IT Angle

    She should be grateful

    the judge granted her the 750 k$, I thought the failure to consummate your marriage is grounds for annulment.

    Lucky her, she'll have numerous occasions to catchup for all the sexless years, she might have to go thru that process to find a new home.

    Botox is not only damaging your face it's harmful to your brain ... and makes your hubby claim he's got high blood pressure.

  9. Stef

    Hold on...

    ... A woman? On YouTube? With her clothes on?

    What is the world coming to?

    I wonder what she did with his viagra and condoms in the end?

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  11. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Re: Retarded

    Don't you mean she's defective!

    Send her back for a refund...

  12. david

    I'd divorce her...

    ...just for the plastic surgery induced permanent look of surprise.

  13. Anonymous Coward

    how awful for her

    so she gets 750k and is now probably well-known enough to get herself a few magazine stories, a book deal, be on tv, (a film??) etc etc, all of which will be bought by the million or so retards that watched her drivel in the first place.

    oh how i feel sorry for her. /sarcasm

  14. regadpellagru
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    Well said

    "We hereby petition for her to be deported from the gender, which has problems enough as it is."

    Ah, well said. It's raising my faith in the said gender.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Sounds familiar

    Stupid blond gold digger reveals embarrassing personal details about her rich & successful husband in a desperate attempt to extort more money out of him in the divorce settlement...

    shouldn't this be referred to as "doing a Heather"?

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Am I a wrongun @Sarah

    cos I read your comment as "she defecated.." must be this dodgy font that I've got here....

  17. Hollerith

    The Third Sex

    I am with you there, Sarah Bee. Can we have a third sex, perhaps called 'cretin', where we can deport all women who shame their gender and all men who give men a bad name?

    Maybe we can find an island for them somewhere? There's one right next to Elephant Island in Antarctica that would do nicely with a bit more global warming. Hardly any ice on it now during summer. Little beach, a few penguins -- fun!

  18. Joel

    @Sarah Bee

    Typo alert:


  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    She needs somewhere to live and $750K isn't going to get her anything in Manhattan and wouldn't bring in much of an income even if she already has her own place.

    Is there somewhere I can donate money to her?

  20. Anonymous Coward

    re: Re: Retarded

    We all have our defects. She's just gone and made hers all public, is all.

    Sad git doesn't know when to shut up.

  21. Anonymous Coward


    According to her website:

    "Tricia is of British heritage, but was born in Gutersloh, Germany, on March 24 under the sign of Aries, The Warrior!"

    Sign of Aries (ram) != The Warrior

    Sign of Ares (Mars) == The Warrior

    Boy, they cannot even spell a word out there...

    Mine is the one with fleece...

  22. heystoopid
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    Hmmm , the the old story of you ask for what you get and get what you ask for and revenge is never the wisest foot to be the first step !

    Undoubtedly , she will attempt to sell even more sleaze and innuendo to the usual crap trash unreadable supermarket dime magazine or British Tabloid Newspaper of the type that is usually reserved for wrapping yesterdays trash in and nobody bothers to read in the first place past the page three Samantha Fox clone girlie picture with many features over enhanced by photoshop , of how she was robbed of that which she was never entitled too in the first place "Oh the evil injustice of it all , oh woe is me she will cry ! " !

    It would be a sweet irony , given the current dodgy state of the entire US Bank and financial system , if she had just banked the settlement funds is the next Bank in line to financially implode on the day before the funds are cleared(All Wall Street brokerage houses have a complete list of all US Banks about to financially implode due to being over whelmed by bad debts exceeding both reserves and assets by very large margins within the next few months , and a couple of big banks are on that list too)!

    Alas , after her ten finger legal friends finish with that settlement payment deducting their usual ten digit toe cutting fees , she would be lucky to raise enough of the settlement monies left for a one way ticket back to obscurity even flying with el cheapie airlines like Ryanair !

    Or as Andy Warhol once said "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." , unfortunately for this particular woman her time of fame had expired long before in another century or two or three long ago ,well before she even arrived on the scene in the first place !

  23. John Imrie


    An island for cretins.

    Humm I'm sure I saw a documentary about such a place recently.

    It was called Castaway I think.

  24. Snake Plissken

    She will shortly be penniless

    Those designer shoes and handbags don't buy themselves, you know.

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ Warrior?

    Well she couldn't very well portray herself as a Goat now could she? People would assume she was kidding.

  26. Steve


    Gender is a quality of grammar, being masculine/feminine/neuter. The petition you want here is to have her deported from her _sex_ (being the distinction between male and female). Sadly the PC brigade in the US are so frightened to say "sex" that they prefer to use a longer and inaccurate word instead. El Reg should have more respect for the Queen's English, or at the very least it should have less respect for PCness.

    </pedant mode>

  27. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    $750K will buy you a pretty nice place


    What are you talking about? $750K in cash will buy you a 1 bedroom in a great neighborhood, or a 2 bedroom in a good neighborhood in a elevator/doorman building. That will bring you $4000-$5000 monthly rental income... that's about 4x more than your standard NYC actress makes (excluding the catering side jobs).

  28. Richard

    Sara ....

    Have you been borrowing Lewis's thesaurus again?

  29. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    just to say...

    That was never a foot Edwin, bearly 8 inches.

  30. Scott


    We got Gordon Brown and Tony Blair (it) may push us over the edge.

  31. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: Sara ....

    Richard: 'Sarah'.

    Steve: GENDER.

    That is all.

  32. Anonymous Coward

    @ Sounds Familiar- Heather Macca...? There's a difference...

    After her ranting on TV and elsewhere, experts concluded that Heather Mills was clearly unbalanced...

    In response, Sir Paul let slip that a folded-up beermat under her left leg usually did the trick.

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "What are you talking about? $750K in cash will buy you a 1 bedroom in a great neighborhood"

    The average apartment price is $1.4million so a $750K place must be a real stinker.

  34. Laurent_Z
    Gates Horns

    His ex-wife was {...} restrained

    See how too many words in a sentence make us forget the nice part in it ?

  35. Acme Fixer
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    does this have to do with IT? Nothing.

    There are 6 billion other concerns in this world and we have to be bothered with some rich bitch's problems. Sheah...

  36. Anonymous Coward

    RE: The Third Sex

    "Maybe we can find an island for them somewhere?"

    For the love of Jeebus - NOOOOOOO!!!

    Have you not seen Jurassic Park?


    (apologies for the use of three exclamation marks)

  37. NT

    @ Sarah (and Steve)

    Sarah, obviously you're entitled to dictate how your own name's spelt. No question there.

    But Steve's right about 'gender'. Although, Steve, to be fair, as wrong usages go, this is a pretty well-established one. Sarah's easily got convention on her side. Gender as a synonym for sex is, sadly, pretty firmly dug in by now: the Online Etymology Dictionary dates that usage to 1963.

    I'm with you, brother pedant - but we're probably going to have to accept we're not going to get many converts on this one... :o)

  38. Michael

    @ Joel

    "She's defected" isn't neccessarily a typo.

    defected - To abandon a position or association, often to join an opposing group

    It could mean "She has defected" as in, she's abandoned her association with normal, got-their-heads-on-straight women, in favor of being associated with women of the vitriolic, bat-shit-crazy variety.

  39. Mark


    Never Give Up! Never Surrender!


    Now try saying "gender" ten times.



  40. Terrence Bayrock
    Paris Hilton

    Is there a Meat angle in any of this?

    So far, El Reg has cheerfully regaled us with the follies (or is it foibles) of a select group of humans.

    I say it is high time to deport them all to safe zone, say Pluto. Oops, can't be Pluto as it's no longer a planet.

    Any better suggestions from your noble readers?

    Paris, since she would gleeeeeeeefuly advise a fellow blond................

  41. James O'Brien

    Now intruducing WIFE 3.0

    We are happy to announce the arrival of WIFE 3.0. This new version is designed for Windows Vista and will happily scale (we are removing the word bloat (up) in this new version) to any income, erm, resource size that is available. In addition to the great new (blond) user interface, you will be stunned to watch as your Quickbook files are magically reduced in size and that your wallet is also lighter. The new Windows APIs for DirectX10 even allow us to offer the ability for anyone using the new Wife 3.0 program to post videos on YouTube showing how much (of a) manipulat(ion)or you are and wow appointed and elected officials of your great choice in programs.

    we do appologize for the undocumented bug in the first release where if the YouTube video goes wrong you will lose 750000(dollars)K of memory. At this time we are currently trying to reproduce this bug but it is hard to replicate due to the elusive nature of this (bitch).

    Also in addition (sorry Sarah :P) We have the new SarahBee 0.9 ready for alpha as well as the new plugins Richard 1.0 and Steve 1.0 which are designed to help with your running of Wife3.0. Currently you can only have one of the three installed as there is a known issue with conflicts about spelling and grammar when you attempt to use the dictionary portion of the program.

    So please enjoy this new release of the WIFE application and if you have any issues running it your welcome to e-mail Technical Support at and we will help you for a small sum of an additional $250,000.

    Thank you.

    -Dumb bitch, I watched the video and couldnt help but laugh and feel sorry at the same time. Now I cant help but laugh, on the street with $750K. HAH

  42. Jason Clery

    An island for cretins?

    "An island for cretins." you say??

    Its called Crete

  43. Amanda

    The world doesn't stop at the edge of Manhattan island...

    $750k is a nice retirement account back where I grew up (semi-rural Texas) or much of the rest of the US. A nice $200k house and something sensible like a Toyota Corolla bought outright every decade still leaves over $500k. It wouldn't be glamorous, but she also wouldn't necessarily have to work again.

    What an ingrate!

  44. Martin

    An island for cretins?

    Did the brits try that years ago? Think its called Australia =P

  45. Steve


    > Gender as a synonym for sex is, sadly, pretty firmly dug in by now: the Online Etymology Dictionary dates that usage to 1963.

    But I predate that, so I claim precedent :)

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