Monday, Nov. 03, 2008

Tricia Walsh-Smith

Back in the spring, the so-called "internet divorce lady" posted on YouTube a six-minute, professionally filmed rant against her estranged husband, Broadway theater mogul Philip Smith. The clip, titled "One More Crazy Day in the Life of a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes," shows Walsh-Smith, 49, touring the Park Avenue flat Smith wanted her to vacate, referring to one of his children as "nasty, evil stepdaughter" and calling his office on speaker phone to ask what her husband wants her to do with "the condoms, the porn movies and the Viagra" that she found — even though, she says, he claimed they couldn't have sex because of his high-blood pressure. The actress and playwright belittled her way onto FoxNews Channel and Good Morning America and filmed a couple of sequels, but ultimately lost her challenge to the couple's pre-nup. She now has to make do with a $750,000 pay-out and, though newly divorced, an offer to be on the next season of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York.