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Famous Breakups, Explained

The Beatles: Ringo was urging a shift to ska

MLK Jr. and the Suffragettes:
Their lead singer inexplicably stopped showing up to practice

Seinfeld: Realized that The Marriage Ref (NBC, Thursdays at 10/9c) couldn't be developed unless he had 12 years to work on the concept

Germany and the Soviet Union (June 22, 1941): Hitler had recently called Stalin a "poopypants" on führeriousatmyfather.tumblr.com

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston: She was just too sad and boring all the time

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Conan had done all that he could with the show

Britney Spears's career:
Her fetus became pregnant

Brittany Murphy's career: Got less cute a few weeks after she died

The Primordial Universe (pre-Big Bang): Sick of being singularity

Nicolas Cage and Acting Ability: Right after Adaptation, when he deboarded a JetBlue red-eye to LAX and accidentally left his ability to care in the seat pocket in front of him

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow: Mia turned 12

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston: With Bristol pursuing her post-baccalaureate at the University of Washington and Levi increasingly in demand for his lectures on international microfinance, they tried to make it work, but agreed it would be best for the world if Levi just posed for Playgirl

Sonny and Cher: After struggling with a long illness, Cher exploded

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