‘Cheers’ Star Blames Country Music for Relationship Woes
'Cheers' actor John Ratzenberger is frightened by his ex-girlfriend's affinity for country music. So much so that he's asked for a restraining order against her!
In court papers obtained by TMZ, Ratzenberger claims his ex, Lindsay McGrail, has "indicated that it is common in many country western songs for women to set the cars of their former boyfriends on fire." The actor is apparently afraid she may someday live out the lyrics of one of those songs to exact revenge upon him.
Ratzenberger also claims in his court filing that McGrail has been making defamatory statements about him, as well as leaving him "harassing and intimidating phone calls, emails and text messages." He asks that she remain 100 yards away from him -- and his house and car -- at all times.
Ratzenberger is best known for his role as lovable mailman Cliff Claven on 'Cheers.' We don't know much about McGrail, but we can guess what might be on her iPod:
Miranda Lambert - 'Gunpowder and Lead'
Carrie Underwood - 'Before He Cheats'
Taylor Swift - 'Picture to Burn'
Loretta Lynn - 'Women's Prison'
June Carter Cash - 'Tall Lover Man'
SheDaisy - 'Little Goodbyes'
Nancy Sinatra - 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin''