We didn’t fully realize until today just how angry Kris Humphries was about whole Kim Kardashian divorce drama. How mad, you ask? Mad enough to turn down $10 million. So yeah, that’s pretty mad. According to RadarOnline, Kim offered the Brooklyn Net a $10 million settlement to end the legal stalemate in their divorce. Yes, $10 million. But Kris turned her down, because he’s not out for money, he’s out for some cold courtroom vengeance.
“After Kim filed for divorce, she offered Kris a $10 million payoff with the agreement that he would not continue to pursue an annulment to their marriage on the grounds of fraud,” and insider told the website. An annulment is basically the marriage-equivalent of a “freebie oops” card (that’s a thing, right?), which voids a marriage in any spiritual or religious capacity. “He wants to be able to marry in a church again, with a clear conscience, when he finds someone special. Kris is deeply religious and he believes that the only way he can do that is if his marriage to Kim is annulled.”
They’ve been split for well over a year, but things haven’t settled much between Kris Humphries and the Kardashian Klan. His ex-wife Kim and her big sis Kourtney appeared on David Letterman last night to talk about a baby she’s having with a dude that’s not Kris, and to essentially discuss why he’s being a dick. So we imagine Kris probably switched over to Leno.
Kris has been complicating the legal actions to dissolve their marriage because he insists that the relationship was a sham and that Kim only married him to get a television special out of the deal. This sentiment is echoed by many detractors of the famous reality family, but Kourtney offered a particularly good comeback. “I think if she was going to do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew,” she shot back to her haters. BOOM! Even Letterman seemed taken aback by the excellent point.
Prepare to have Matilda ruined for you forever, you guys. Celebrity evergreen couple Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are separating after 30 years of marriage. The adorable couple’s rep confirmed the sad news toEntertainment Tonight earlier today, and it gave us the worse case of the Monday’s ever. The pair have known each other since 1970, when Perlman saw DeVito performing on Broadway in The Shrinking Bride. Sparks flew pretty quickly, and they moved in together after only two weeks! Perlman told People back in 1983 that DeVito “was a lot more fun and a lot more sexy” than other guys in her past.
They tied the knot in 1982, and have three children together. The actors became close professionally as well, working together in episodes of DeVito’s classic television sitcom Taxi and of course as the parents from hell in the aforementioned Matilda. Together they founded the production company Jersey Films, which was responsible for hits like as Pulp Fiction, Garden State and the TV show Reno 911. We have to admit that we’re honestly really sad about this news, but we tried hard to find a silver lining. The best we got is: Hey ladies, Danny DeVito is back on the market! We hope the sharp-tongued twosome find their way back to each other.
With over $250 million in the bank, Tom Cruise’s split from Katie Holmes could have resulted in a divorce payout of McCartney proportions. However settlement details leaked on TMZ reveal that homeboy got off pretty easy, leaving the vast majority of his millions untouched. After five years of marriage, Katie walks with just $400,000 child support for six-year-old daughter Suri. That might seem high at $33,333.33 a month, but Suri’s got a wardrobe to keep up, people! No Oshkosh for her.
These support payments will continue for 12 years until she turns 18. Tom is also responsible for paying Suri’s medical, insurance and educational costs, but that’s pretty much it; Katie personally gets nothing from the settlement. Aside from the complete Mission Impossible DVD boxed set, maybe. But she did score a sizable victory but getting a clause in the settlement stipulating that Suri cannot attend a residential school. We imagine this was placed in the agreement to avoid any kind of Scientology-related educational disagreements the ex’s might have.
And just like that, TomKat was gone…Head on down to the gallery and take one last look for the road. But don’t worry Celeb fans: We’ll always have Suri.
What was Kim Kardashian up to yesterday as her divorce drama was heating up in L.A.? Heating up the beach in a bikini on a glorious Hawaiian island, of course! It’s the Kardashian way of dealing with things. The 31-year old tweeted these pictures of herself looking like a 1950s pinup in a throwback swimsuit, complete with island flowers tucked in her locks. “Me Ke Aloha,” she captioned one, which we think is Hawaiian for, “This is way better than looking over affidavits.”
Despite rumors that wedding bells are in the air, Kim insists that she isn’t fast-tracking her divorce from Kris Humphries so she can marry boyfriend Kanye West. Friends told TMZ that Kim feels Kris has become “a cancer” on her life, and she wants to be rid of him for good. These sources quote Kim as saying that “Kris is the first person I ever had to break-up with and that f—ed with my emotions.”
She also alleges that he made threats as their marriage started to hit the fan. “He told our producers he would destroy my career and me if the show wasn’t edited right.” Kim claims that she has outtakes from Keeping Up With the Kardashians which illustrate Kris as a “manipulative, vindictive, petty, fame-hungry jerk,” but the whole experience is reportedly leaving her “emotionally exhausted.” So maybe a Hawaiian getaway is just what the court ordered.
Imagine for a moment that you’re Kanye West. It’s cool, we do it all the time. You’ve just woken up nice and rested after an 8 hour break from your girlfriend Kim Kardashian’s baby voice. You head downstairs and find a package from Nordstrom, so you think, “Oh great, my Rue La La orders are here!’ You tear into it feverishly expecting to find your hot new pink polo and you find…a subpoena! BOOM! You just got served by Kris Humphries’ lawyer.
Kris’ legal team proved themselves to be nothing short of Nobel-Prize-level geniuses when they pulled this stunt to trick Yeezy into being served a subpoena, thus drawing him further into the Kim/Kris divorce fray. We heard that his facepalm was audible for miles. But Kim’s lawyer Laura Wasser is calling foul over the sneaky move during the court case that is currently underway. Kim is already $250,000 deep into the proceedings, but her team is still uncertain what Humphries hopes to get out of the whole mess.
According to his lawyer Marshall Waller, Kris intends to prove that the entire marriage was simply a publicity stunt for her reality TV empire and demands to be granted an annulment. In an effort to get more information on the program, he has subpoenaed not only Kanye, but momager Kris Jenner as well as the show producers and high ranking executives at NBC Universal. Team Kim is claiming innocence, saying they don’t know why Kris would suspect that the marriage was anything other than sincere. Exiting the courthouse today, Wasser told TMZ “We’re just moving forward. My client just wants to be divorced.” We’ll report back with more!
Just when our mourning over Tom and Katie’s divorce subsided, TMZ reports after 11 years of marriage the legendary Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his wife Kai Millard Morris for irreconcilable differences. In the divorce documents obtained by TMZ, Wonder asks for joint custody of their two sons ages seven and 10. In 2001 the couple tied the knot, separating eight years later in October 2009. Despite his feelings toward his soon to be ex-wife, Mr. Wonder agrees to pay both child and spousal support. Such a stand up guy. Our inquiring minds want to know if Mr. Wonder sang “I Just Called to Say I Love You” to his ex-wife in an attempt to reconcile. Sad to see the couple divorce after over a decade, but let’s all hope this doesn’t get nasty. And for our poor little hearts, no more celeb divorces this year. Please!
Ten and a half years of marriage for celebrities is a huge accomplishment. Let’s face it, staying together in Hollywood is not the easiest thing to do. Despite Vanessa Bryant owning the deeds to three mansions and being entitled to half of Kobe Bryant’s money, it looks like the two are working toward a reconciliation, according to TMZ. The site reports that Vanessa will not sign the paperwork that would make her divorce from the Lakerstar final. Vanessa may have had a change of heart about the man she’s been with since she was 17-years-old, but the two have yet to move back in together.
California law mandates a six month waiting period from the date of filing before the divorce is officially final. This weekend marks the six month period for the couple. When Vanessa filed for divorce in December the ‘net went bananas about the non-existent prenup. It even prompted Drake to rap in “Stay Schemin,” “Kobe ’bout to lose a hundred fifty M’s/Kobe my n***a I hate it had to be him/B**** you wasn’t with me shooting in the gym.” Well, Drake may get his wish if the two decide to save the marriage. Only time will tell if these two are headed back to marital bliss, but in the meantime take a look at the timeline of their relationship.
November 1999: Kobe and Vanessa met while Vanessa was working as a backup dancer on the set of Tha Eastsidaz “G’d Up” video and he was shooting his own video that was never released. Although Vanessa was a 17-year-old high school student, Bryant courted her anyway — for a whole six months before tying the knot.
May 2000: In the longest courtship ever (we kid, we kid) the couple announced their engagement while Vanessa was still a senior at Marina High School in Huntington Beach. High school graduation and an engagement to a millionaire ball player in the same year must be sweet! Read more…
Usher Raymond’s custody battle with ex-wife Tameka Foster has us asking ourselves, ‘Is this an audition for a new drama series on cable?’ Unfortunately, the soap opera drama isn’t fiction TV, it’s real life. So far Usher’s custody battle comes complete with spitting, food throwing, tears, deadbeat dad accusations and violent threats. But wait, that’s not all. What would a troubling fight for custody of children be without accusations of Usher sleeping with the one of Tameka’s bridesmaid. And here we were thinking the shenanigans couldn’t get any worse.
TMZ reports that in a cross examination yesterday, Tameka’s attorney countered Usher’s argument that she brings different nannies in and out of the kids lives by claiming he was caught in bed with one of Tameka’s bridesmaids. Usher’s attorney objected stating this wasn’t a divorce custody so the question was irrelevant, but the judge allowed the question to stand. From the video it doesn’t look like he confirmed or denied the accusation.
Look up the word messy and you’d find a picture of this court hearing. It’s messy in the sense that it’s not even funny. Just sad. Not all things done in the dark must come to light. This hearing is one thing we wouldn’t mind being dealt with behind closed doors for no one to see, especially those two beautiful baby boys.
The two main details of the divorce have been made public, though. He’s asking for joint legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old twins Max and Emme, and should J.Lo ask for spousal support, he’s asking for it to be denied. Both parties have been doing quite well since the separation, and seem quite happy with their respective new partners. We don’t see this getting acrimonious in any way. But it’s still sad. We actually thought they were quite sweet together.