We’ve heard about the sexcapades that occur between athletes at the Olympic Village, but we never figured that the journalists sent there to cover the events would get in on them. Looks like Matt Lauer may prove us wrong, at least according to reports in the National Enquirer. The Today Show host has reportedly left the home in New York that he shares with his wife Annette and their three children after Annette accuesed him of hooking up with at least two female broadcasters at the Vancouver Olympics this year.
This isn’t the first time the couple has had problems – Annette filed for divorce in 2006 but withdrew the petition because she was pregnant with their third child. Matt allegedly screwed around on the poor woman just before they were married in 1998 as well. While in Vancouver, Lauer is said to have stood up his wife on Valentine’s Day, instead opting to hang out with his colleagues. You know, we’ve never really thought about what the hosts of the Today Show do in their spare time, they always seemed like blank slates to us. Now it’s taking all the strength we have to not think about the sex lives of Ann Curry and Al Roker.
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If Brooke Mueller and Charlie Sheen‘s marriage can survive a violent Christmas argument and rumored visits to escorts, surely it can survive a little pre-nup renegotiation. Little over a day after Gawker got their hands on the couple’s 2008 pre-nup (which suggests Mueller would walk away with just $3.5 million if she left the sitcom superstar now), TMZ reports that the pair are hashing out the details of a divorce, neither feels ready to give up on the marriage yet. Seems the couple would just like to be prepared in case things go south. Though considering they’re reportedly not even living together, it’s hard to imagine how things could get any worse.
That there’s even anything to negotiate after the pre-nup suggests Brooke may be holding that little felony trial Charlie has coming up over his head. While his legal team has hinted they won’t be above calling into question his wife’s mental capacity (based on her multiple stints in rehab since his arrest for domestic violence), they’re undoubtedly hoping things won’t go that far. It’s a miracle Sheen still has a career at this point as it is.
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Kim Kardashian spoke of her abusive marriage with ex-husband, music producer Damon Thomas last week. Their divorce papers (the split happened in 2003) were recently leaked and Kardashian say’s she was physically and emotionally abused during their three year marriage. She was too scared to to go the police, and claimed Thomas hit her after growing suspicious about who she was paging, “He became enraged and punched me in the face. My face was bruised and swollen as a result,” she said. “I thought about calling the police but was afraid and decided not to do so.” She added, “Damon decided what we would do and when we would do it. He was very much the ‘King of the castle,'” she said. “He said he wanted to know where I was at all times.”
“It’s just absolutely not true,” says her ex to In Touch magazine. Thomas claims she’s just trying to get “a lot of money” out of him and isn’t really telling the truth. He stated he’s the one who filed for divorce after he apprently discoveredthat Kardashian was cheating on him with a bunch of guys. He also claims she convinced him to foot her massive shopping bills and plastic surgery. “She wanted to have that lifestyle. She wanted to be what she ultimately became.”
The music producer says he ended things when he saw her with J.Lo’s ex-husband Cris Judd. “I saw my wife with another man, wearing the clothes that we had just bought after her lipo. It was not something as a husband you ever wanted to see.”
And his final blow? “Kim is obsessed with fame,” he said. “She can’t write or sing or dance, so she does harmful things in order to validate herself in the media. That’s a fame-whore to me. It’s just not cool at all.”
Hot on the heels of Sandra Bullock‘s People magazine cover story, Jesse James has issued a statement about her decision to go ahead with their divorce and her solo adoption of a baby. Here, “in his own words”, is what he has to say about Sandra’s plans for a future without him.
“My whole life has been full of hard decisions. The decision to let my wife end our marriage, and continue the adoption of Louis on her own, has been the hardest. The love I have for Louis cannot be put to words. Not having him around to love and to hold has left a huge hole in my heart.
“Sandy is the love of my life, but considering the pain and devastation I have caused her, it would be selfish to not let her go. Right now it is time for me to beat this addiction that has taken two of the things I love the most in life.
“I have always taken great pride in proving people wrong. That time has come once again to show that I am not what everyone says I am. I know in my heart that I can be the best father possible to my four children, and the mate Sandy deserves, and realize that this is an incredible mountain to climb. But I believe that the steps I have taken in the last 30 days are the foundation for making this happen. The lifelong commitment I am making is what being a real husband and father is all about.
“I ask that you please do not judge Sandy for the things I have done. She has done no wrong. She played no part in any of this. She has been an amazing wife, mother, and best friend, for the over 6 years we have been together.”
He certainly takes responsibility for his actions (without going into detail), but we’re taking a slight issue with his use of the phrase “the decision to let my wife end our marriage.” Yeah, sorry friend, but I don’t think she was asking your permission, and also, you let yourself end the marriage when you dropped a Bombshell McGee.
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Well, isn’t this convenient. Sandra Bullock will be on the cover of People talking about her decision to file for divorce against philandering husband Jesse James, but she won’t be alone. America’s favorite Oscar winner has been in the process of adopting a baby from New Orleans for the last few months, and she’s using her exclusive interview to introduce 3 1/2th month old Louis. “He’s just perfect, I can’t even describe him any other way…It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives.” Despite her use of our—and the fact that Louis has allegedly been living with Bullock and James’ family since before the Oscars—she’s completed the adoption process as a single parent.
“Yes, I have filed for divorce,” Bullock confirmed to People, admitting “I’m sad and I’m scared.” More details are certain to come in the full interview, but without them it’s hard not to feel a little queasy about a star shoving an adopted baby in our face after a family scandal. Was she so oblivious to Jesse’s cheating ways that she thought bringing another child into their relationship was a good idea? Let us know what you think about this startling news.
Jennifer Lopez must have seen something in ex-husband Ojani Noa when she married him, but after his constant wahmbulance rides, we’re not seeing it. Last year, we reported that Noa felt victimized after J. Lo put a stop to the release of personal home movies recorded on their honeymoon, which Noa intended to use for a mockumentary titled How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story. Yeaaah, maybe don’t try to capitalize on your much-more-famous ex-wife with something so skeevy, Ojani. Noa was previously sued by Lopez after writing a tell-all book about their marriage which violated a confidentiality clause in their divorce settlement.
Today, we learned that Noa is still whining about the situation, saying “The lawsuit put me through so much pain and frustration.” He is declaring bankruptcy as a result, and hilariously, to make money, he had hoped to sell the tapes he was prevented from showing. Seriously, who’s advising this guy? Not someone who thinks things through. And lest you think the only thing on his resume is “Jennifer Lopez’ Ex,” Noa has tried to get jobs the legit way. He’s a model-actor (of course he is), but he explains “I can’t go to work because anytime I go to a casting, people are afraid to hire me because of the judgment on my head. [They are] skeptical [because] of what I’m going through.” Or maybe they just don’t want you to secretly film them and be turned into a mockumentary.
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It’s finally going down! While Tiger Woods is partying at Nickelback concerts in Orlando, Florida, Elin‘s in Stockholm, Sweden remodeling her home so it’s ready for her kids. An insider source says, “It’s a 100% happening. Elin and her Mom met with a lawyer before they went to Sweden.” And that wasn’t all that was said. The source went on to reveal, “Elin and the kids are out there visiting with [Elin’s] family in Stockholm. She is definitely planning on spending a lot of time there — they are gutting it. She and the kids are going to be spending most of the summer there. Without Tiger.”
About the divorce itself, the word was, “It’s going to take a long time to go through. [But] she will go through with it. She is all about being a mom. She will do it slowly and carefully.” It’s about time Elin took some action and made Tiger squirm.
Last week we thought it was gross when we heard the rumor that Larry King was sleeping with his wife Shawn Southwick-King‘s sister. The infidelity led Shawn to file for divorce, although now they are reportedly trying to work it out. Seems weird, right? Knowing your elderly husband is able to genetically compare you to your sister “down there?” (God, sorry, we even grossed ourselves out with that one.)
It sounds like Southwick may have committed some indiscretions of her own, which might be why she’s willing to work things out and not lay all the blame on Larry. Little League baseball coach Hector Penate claims that he and Southwick had an affair starting in 2007, and he told In Touch that her infidelity was motivated by revenge. “I really think she had the affair with me because of him and her sister,” Penate said. He also told Entertainment Tonight that Southwick would whisper sweet nothings to him, like “Don’t worry, he’s gonna die soon,” referring to Larry.
But our most favorite tidbit is that Penate and Southwick had sex while Larry’s show was on in the background. “We had sex in Larry’s bed — a lot, I had sex with Shawn while Larry was on TV. Our sex life was real good,” Penate told the magazine. Lube? Check. Mirrored ceiling? Check. Larry King’s raspy “Go ahead, caller, you’re on!” in the background? Hell yes. Who wouldn’t get turned on by that?
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Larry may look like a vulture, but you people really are vultures! The CNN crypt-keeper has been trapped in his Beverly Hills mansion since news of Larry King‘s impending divorce (and alleged affair with his sister-in-law) broke, having food ordered in so that he doesn’t have to face the paparazzi outside (either that or he’s just one of many 76-year-old men who didn’t leave the house today). Police were called to the residence this morning and have been stationed outside since, presumably in case the 9 or so cameramen across the street violently descend on the alleged familial philanderer when he eventually exits to interview Ann Coulter tonight (hey, for once Ann won’t be the embarrassing elephant in the room).
Tawdry tales of sister-swapping aside, King’s split from Shawn Southwick would still be a vicious one, as there was apparently no pre-nuptial agreement and the old rascal is worth over $100 million. “She is a tall, good-looking blonde and that pretty much explains it,” a source told TMZ. Hey, isn’t Ann Coulter a tall blonde? Ha cha cha! But unless Larry shows us how single septuagenarian puts moves on his guests, we’re sure this whole thing will blow over soon. Even if Larry filmed a sex tape with Shawn’s sis, someone would have to find a way to upload the Betamax footage without going blind.
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Ladddddddies! Are you in the mood to make out with a grandfather? Do you want to date a guy with his own private church and a lust for liquor? You’re in luck! Yesterday both Larry King and Mel Gibson apparently became single after parting ways from their current lady loves. Oh universe, how you provide for us!
Serial husband Larry King is the first bachelor up for a new romance. The 76-year-old hunk of aging love is splitting with his 7th wife, Shawn Southwick, after 13 years together. Because no divorce can be drama free, Shawn is accusing the CNN host of cheating on her with her sister, who calls the accusations “ludicrous.” Says Shannon Engeman, “I did not have an affair with Larry. He’s been like a father to me.” Er, right. Because he’s 76 years old.
Mel Gibson is also newly single, after allegedly splitting from baby mamma Oksana Grigorieva after a year or so together. Apparently the pair, who have a baby daughter together, “just drifted apart,” which is what tends to happen when you get together with your mistress.
Get in line girls!