By Tanner Stransky
April 16, 2010 at 02:45 PM EDT

Image Credit: Denise Truscello/WireImage.comWas there something contaminating the celebrity water supply this week? Seems totally plausible, considering that several high-profile stars, including Paris Hilton, Larry King, Mel Gibson, and Melissa Etheridge, parted ways with their loved ones in the last several days. I mean, these kinds of break-ups — especially when you consider someone like Paris Hilton — happen all the time. But…what could have caused this cataclysmic celebrity mess? Tanner investigates here on PopWatch.

I ran myself through the entertainment news of the week to try to figure out what could have possibly started this rash of rifts. And here are my totally scientific reasons behind the breakups. Maybe Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt (pictured) blew up at each other when Paris insisted that it was Kate Gosselin’s time to go on Dancing with the Stars and Doug agreed with the judges that it was Aiden Turner’s time to go. Could the resurgence of Octomom have prompted Mel Gibson to dump Oksana Grigorieva, sending him into a tailspin back toward his own Octowife/mom Robyn? Was Larry irked that Bill Maher keeps getting renewed and decided to take out his rage by divorcing wife Shawn? Is it possible that the premiere of Sue Sylvester’s version of “Vogue” after Tuesday night’s Glee somehow caused a rift between Tammy and Melissa Etheridge?

None of that seems very possible…. But then again, it all seems very possible! Right? Don’t you agree? If not, what do you think caused all the celebrity break-ups during the Great Celebrity Break-Up Week of 2010? Sound off below!