Nicholas Sparks and Wife Separate

There will be no storybook ending for Nicholas Sparks and his wife Cathy – the woman who inspired so many of the best-selling author’s novels.

The king of the love story, who has penned 17 romantic novels – nine of which, including The Notebook, have been made into movies – is splitting from his wife of 25 years.

Producer Recalls Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth's First Kiss

Sure, he acts, dances and directs, but there’s yet another talent Adam Shankman can add to his resume: matchmaking.

Shankman was one of the producers of The Last Song, the 2009 romance that introduced Miley Cyrus to now-fiancé Liam Hemsworth, who announced their engagement Wednesday.

How to Win Over Miley Cyrus

Sure it helps to be good looking, but if a guy really wants to win the heart of teen star Miley Cyrus, he needs to embrace the entire Cyrus clan.

“My parents are a little loco,” admits Cyrus, 17, at the press conference for her upcoming drama The Last Song. “We have five [kids] and my mom and my dad and my grandma plus like my 10,000 dogs – so if you love me after you see my lifestyle then you’re good. You’re a keeper.”