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Kate Winslet Was ‘Bored’ With Mendes, Says Source


Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes each have Academy Awards, but it wasn’t enough to keep their marriage intact.

They’re ending their marriage, according to their representatives.

I am told, believe it or not, that the split actually came last summer. “Kate was bored with Sam,” says a source who knows the inside scoop. “They drifted apart.”

It didn’t help that Mendes directed Winslet in “Revolutionary Road,” a good movie that failed. Simultaneously, Winslet was starring in “The Reader,” for which she won the Academy Award. The 2008 awards season was grueling because Winslet wanted that best actress prize for Mendes’ movie. It didn’t happen.

The word is that Winslet and her kids are in Mexico on holiday while this storm blows over. When she returns to New York, she’ll be filming a miniseries for HBO based on “Mildred Pierce.” Mendes will have no end of projects in theater and film. And that, as they say, is showbiz.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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