Billy Joel to Participate in America’s First Divorce Expo and Reception

I interrupt this food blog to bring you some breaking news from the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up department. Sometimes the mass of press releases that land in my inbox just give me tired head. This is one I thought you would like to see. I mean, seriously? Billy Joel is now headlining divorce support groups? Anyone with a private jet want to take me up tomorrow? Money quote: “Divorce Parties are a multi-million dollar business today.”
(Who can find the giant typo? Go, Kirk.)
[First of all, how long before Joel sues these guys for using his name for this event.?] Here goes:

Soon to be divorced music icon Billy Joel has been invited to join some of his neighbors in the region that just officially untied the knot for the start of a new life.

Organizers and newly divorced Long Islanders will hold a press conference on Thursday June 25th, 2009 at 11:30am at the Harbor Links Golf Club (1 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, NY to describe the first ever Divorce Expo and Reception being held that night to get troubled couples on the right track. The expo will be a fun night for those to bond with friends and fellow divorcees. A wedding giant cake will be spit with a married couple on top to kick off the festivities at the news conference. Divorce Parties are a multi-million dollar business today. Years ago divorce was treated as a hidden taboo but for some people its a celebration. Long Island has one of the highest divorce rates in the State of New York.

Americas first Divorce Expo and Reception is being held on that night on Thursday June 25th, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Harbor Links Golf Club in Port Washington New York. The 2009 Divorce Expo will offer important information, expert advice, and valuable resources for those in the various life stages that take place before, during, and after a divorce. The 2009 Divorce Expo will offer a great lineup of speakers, programming, and workshops. The panelists and speakers, all experts in their field, will offer reassurance and practical advice on a variety of topics. There will be sessions on the various aspects of family law, including: divorce, separation, custody, parental visitation, spousal support, child support, relocation, orders of protection, business and pension analysis, negotiation strategies and settlement agreements, and all matters pertaining to the courts.

The expo will also feature one of the most sought-after speakers in the field of sexuality, parenting and women’s health, Dr. Logan Levkoff, ph.d. Dr. Levkoff appeared on Good Morning America, and has been featured in The New York Times and The Daily News.

The event will take place from 7-10PM at the Harbor Links Golf Club (1 Fairway Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050).


  • TLS

    “A wedding giant cake will be spit…”

  • DGirl

    This is as badly written as it is tasteless.

    There are several typos, including a “wedding giant cake” (what’s that?) being spit, “for some people its a celebration, Port Washington New York, Dr. Logan Levkoff, ph.d. Dr. Levkoff . . . There are tons of stylistic inconsistencies too.

    I hope the person who wrote this doesn’t make more money than I do.

  • DGirl

    And yes, there are typos in my comment, but there are never typos in my press releases.

  • DGirl, I’m sure he does make more. TLS, you win. What would you like for a prize? I emailed him back for details just because I want to see if Joel shows up.

  • TLS

    The phrase “TLS, you win” is my prize.

  • Media Ho

    this made me lol. what a total loser. It sounds like they invited Billy Joel and then announced he was going to be there. wedding giant cake is just outrageous. Only the good die young!!!

  • DGirl

    And another thing, who here is surprised that Billy Joel and his child bride are getting divorced? Poor guy. I hope he has a pre-nup.