Hard to say how Charlie Sheen must feel now that he’s officially divorced from Brooke Mueller. He already moved on romantically to two “goddesses” and it’s not like the paperwork will truly close a chapter of his legal, familial and financial headaches. Did he feel a sense of relief when he heard the news, or was it a feeling of faliure, the knowledge that another attempt at family had been dashed, that passed over him, if only for a moment?
Technically, Sheen will be handing over $55,000 a month in a child support for twins Bob and Max, with the pre-nup bound Mueller getting about $1.75 million for her stake in their home and her troubles. It shouldn’t too much of a pain to Sheen’s paycheck—assuming re-runs of Two And A Half Men run internationally for perpetuity, but the emotional costs of love’s labour lost may never truly be known.
Look for signs of self-examination and soul death in Charlie’s face as he visited the Chateau Club and Gardens in Vegas this weekend, where he was joined by girlfriend Natalie Kenly, Jack Osbourne and the cast of The Hard Times Of RJ Berger. Party, party!
Any shred of hope the world had for Christina Aguilera‘s five-year-old marriage to Jordan Bratman is gone: The pair finalized their divorce in court this morning. Aguilera filed for divorce back in October and, after a required six-month waiting period (which, for so many reasons, must have seemed like the roughest six months of her life), a judge finalized the request today.
As you already know, Aguilera didn’t need an official divorce to start shacking up with her new beau, Matthew Rutler, he moved in to her California home before Bratman had even gotten a chance to move out. Aguilera and Bratman plan to share custody of their 3-year-old, Max.
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In an interview with Us Magazine, Christina Aguilera has acknowledged that she’s going through a very trying time this year. The singer explained, “In light of the past year, there have been obvious setbacks. I’ve gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It’s a life-uprooting time and there have been hiccups along the way that unfortunately the whole world gets to witness and judge.”
While it’s certainly tough to live life in the public eye while going through a divorce and rumors of a drinking problem, Aguilera says “I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life because I’m getting through it.” Being a performer makes it more complicated, because “you could be having the worst day of your life and you have to get up on that stage and you have to give to your fans in a way that they would never know the difference,” she says. She plans to channel her own experiences as she advises contestants on the upcoming singing competition, The Voice. She wants the world and the aspiring singers on the show to know that she’s “human, too” and that “people make mistakes and go through things in life and I’m definitely taking that into the show.”
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Elizabeth Hurley filed for divorce this weekend in London, after four months of being separated from her soon-to-be-ex husband, Arun Nayar. The reason for the split has been cited as Nayar’sÃ‚Â “unreasonable behavior,” which is kinda odd because he’s not the one having an affair with an Australian cricketer, is he? Yes, Hurley was spotted making out with Shane Warne, prompting her to announce that she and Nayar were through.
We’re not saying she cheated on her husband, of course. The actress defended her actions, saying that the couple had been separated for months before Warne and her hit it off. The cricketer had to do the same because he was still thought to be married to wife Simone Callahan. He was forced to admit they had been separated for some months too. As if that wasn’t enough secret sexing, Warne was accused of cheating on Hurley with a 26-year-old porn star. All must be forgiven because they’re still inseparable and Hurley’s gone ahead and filed her papers. Good luck you two… you’re going to need it.
With Miley Cyrus hogging all the headlines, it’s easy to forget that her parents are going through their fair share of drama. Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus filed for divorce in October, 2010, with rumors circulating that Tish had a fling with Bret Michaels. But now mom and dad Cyrus have decided to give their marriage another shot. Billy Ray is calling off the divorce, and he explained the whole deal to The View ladies this week. He said, “I dropped the divorce. I wanted to put my family back together.”
He also explained that the family’s working towards mending rifts. “Communication I think is one of the biggest problems that we as human beings have in this whole world and I think for the first time me and my entire family are finally communicating with each other in a way that it’s been quite some time and to answer your question, things are really the best they’ve ever been.”
Call us old-fashioned, but we think this is great news. A 17-year-old marriage (and counting) does deserve another shot. He’s also sorted his issues out with Miley after that GQ interview he gave, saying, “I’ve got my Miley back.” Bro needs to realize when he’s given good quote, because he rambled about Hannah Montana AGAIN, adding, “I feel like we are the daddy and the daughter that we were before Hannah Montana happened. Our communication, we have laughed a lot in the last couple of days.”
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Look, we’re completely sympathetic to Eva Longoria feeling down about her marriage ending, but a large part of us just wants to shake her and scream, “You’re still a beautiful A-lister, woman!” That thought came to mind because while Longoria talks about her divorce from Tony Parker in the new issue of Allure, she also throws out a few incidentals that confirm that yes, her life is still 10,000 times more amazing than yours. “It’s been—every time I talk about it, I want to cry. It’s been hard. Very hard. I’m just trying to get through it as gracefully as possible without any drama,” Eva says about her divorce. Think of it this way, Eva: you escaped a marriage to someone who allegedly cheated on you with your karaoke buddy. Two sides to every coin!
Now, Longoria lives in a house with two of her closest friends; “We always say that my house is the female Entourage,” she laughs. Eva can also return to her first love, vibrators, which she raved about in a past interview. “That was, like, seven years ago—premarriage. It’s hard for me to censor myself, because I like to be honest and free and say exactly what I’m thinking or feeling. Unfortunately, so many things are taken out of context, and [now] I’m a little more cautious about what I say,” Eva explains. Time to let your vibrator flag fly free! So you lost a pro-ball player; you’re still dating Penelope Cruz’s brother Eduardo Cruz. Overall, you have it pretty sweet.
TMZ are reporting that they’ve been offered a supposed sex tape featuring Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster. Oh.My.Gosh! Apparently, they were sent a short video and two photos, and TMZ says that they’re pretty certain the “performers” are Usher and Tameka.
Sources are saying — not admitting that the sex tape exists, of course — that if there is a video, it could have been taken when Usher had his car broken into in 2009. It was pretty ridiculous because he reportedly had over $ 1 million worth of booty stolen including electronics (a laptop, natch), jewelry and furs. We still don’t know why he was carrying so much stuff in his car, but that’s rotten luck. FYI: he’s had pretty bad car luck all around because while he was splitting with Tameka, he had to make a call to 911 because she supposedly keyed his ride! Question now is, will there be any takers for this sex tape, and it it really them? We’ll just have to wait and see.
It’s time our girl moved on to bigger and better things. Namely, every available bachelor in Hollywood. People reports that Olivia Wilde filed for divorce today from husband Tao Ruspoli, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Wilde separated from Ruspoli in January, but apparently just realized she should get the knot legally unsealed if she’s going on secret zoo dates with Ryan Gosling.
Some suggest that Olivia married too young (and in an abandoned school bus) for her marriage to last. “Olivia got married really young. She’s done a lot of growing since then, just like anyone would…they’ve just grown in different directions,” a friend told US Magazine. Now she’ll be able to look at any exotic animals in any enclosure in America as a free woman, and have a working wedding bus gased and waiting in the garage. Just in case.
If the rumors are true, Ashlee Simpson might have just swapped out one rock star for another. Did she think we wouldn’t notice? E! reports that allegedly Ashlee Simpson has a new man Craig Owens. Owen and Simpson have been seen out shopping and, most damningly, smooching in public. Musicians aren’t like white socks or your son’s hamsters, Ashlee. You can’t just replace them without anyone noticing!
As if being tatted up and having meticulously groomed hair (well, until recently, Pete) weren’t enough of a similarity between Simpson’s old and new mans, as a current member of the band D.R.U.G.S. Owens is signed to Wentz’s label Decaydance. “Pete did a lot for this guy,” a source told US Magazine. “Craig was in another band and got kicked out. Pete found Craig, built a band around him and signed him. He’s shocked at how this guy is repaying him.” Too bad Pete and Asheee’s divorce and custody battle couldn’t wait until she died Craig’s hair black and installed a beanie permenently on his head. Then no one ever would have ever been the wiser…
Divorcing couples meeting up for a meal seems to be a trend now. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker did it, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds did it, and now freshly split couple Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz just met up for a Valentines day lunch. And they brought their little son Bronx Mowgli with them. Someone pass the tissue!
The two seemed camera-shy while entering the Beverley Hills Hotel, both dressed casually but with “I’m a celebrity” sunglasses on. Wonder if this part of Pete’s apparent plan to save the marriage. Or maybe they were discussing Bronx’s custody. Either way, it’s pretty darn sad that they met up on V-Day, and aren’t together anymore.
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