You remember Blink 182, don't you? They were that band from six years ago that 12-year-olds liked because they'd do funny stuff in the rubbish videos for their terrible songs. Well, their drummer Travis Barker has just split up with his wife.
Because Travis Barker and his wife Shanna Moakler used to have their own MTV reality show – Meet The Barkers – and they've split up, just like Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson and Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro before them, the split between Travis Barker and his wife is being blamed on The Curse Of MTV, although The Curse Of Needy, Money-Hungry, Approval-Seeking TV Whores With Shit Haircuts is probably slightly more appropriate for all three splits.
Now is probably not a good time to be Travis Barker; Blink 182 – the annoying whiny guitar band he drums for – have all but split up and his new band The Transplants couldn't be less famous, he's just split up with his wife Shanna Moakler and, as a result, his TV career has hit the skids too. If Travis Barker wasn't always so busy spending all his time and mental energy trying to make his hair look quite as crap as it does, we imagine he'd be pretty bummed.
After less than two years of marriage, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler have announced that they are to split up. No reason has been given for the split, although many commentators are pinning it on The Curse Of MTV – a mythic thing that split up Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, split up Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro and almost burnt Kelly Osbourne to death in a house fire – since Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were the stars of MTV's Meet The Barkers. And why not blame an abstract reason on the break-up of a marriage rather than look inside and examine your own failure to commit even though you managed to have two children together.
As is usually the case when two microscopically famous people split up, the slaves are thrown into action. According to Travis Barker's slave Dvora Vener:
"I can confirm that Travis filed this morning."
Meanwhile Shanna Moakler, communicating through her slave, said:
"My only concern right now is for the welfare and best interests of my children."
[story by Stuart Heritage]