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According to the folks over at TMZ, Mel Gibson’s wife, Robyn, has filed for divorce.
Sources tell us there is no prenuptial agreement — they were married in 1980, before Mel Gibson amassed a fortune estimated at $900 million back in 2006. Under the laws of California, community property — which includes earnings — is divided 50/50.
Robyn is also asking for spousal support and attorneys fees.
Robyn lists the date of separation as “to be determined.” This is important, because earnings generally cease to be community property when the couple separates. There could be a skirmish over this. We’re told the couple grew increasingly apart over the last few years, especially since Mel’s drunk driving arrest in 2006.
I just can’t wrap my head around this, why on earth would a woman want to divorce an antisemitic psychopath? Things that certainly make you go hmmmmmm…….
What happened? I seriously don’t know what to say about this disaster. And to think she was always picking on Elisabeth Hassleback. Um…….whose the butt of the joke now?
Ever since Billy Bob Thorton insulted Canada on a Canadian radio show, the Canucks have had it in for him. So much so, that Billy and his band, The Boxmasters, have decided to cancel the concert tour. I for one, didn’t even know he was on tour. Seriously.
Billy Bob Thornton’s band has canceled the rest of its Canadian tour after the actor compared the country’s fans to mashed potatoes with no gravy in a testy interview that caused a sensation online.
The Boxmasters opened for Willie Nelson on Thursday in Toronto, where they reportedly were booed and met with catcalls of “Here comes the gravy.”
A note posted on Nelson’s Web site Friday said the Boxmasters were canceling the rest of their Canadian dates “due to one band member and several of the crew having the flu.”
Madonna can’t stop herself from trying to adopt that Malawian kid, even though she’s been declined by the country. And even though she threw a kegger for the countries socialites. Looks like she intends to carry on. Good luck Madonna, I guess.
“I want to provide Mercy with a home, a loving family environment and the best education and healthcare possible,” she e-mailed Malawi’s Nation newspaper in response to its questions. “And it’s my hope that she, like David, will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country.”
Madonna, 50, continued: “Though I have been advised that I cannot publicly discuss the pending appeal regarding my desire to adopt Mercy, I do want to say how much I appreciate the level of support that I have received from the people of Malawi and my friends around the world.”
Chris Brown doesn’t have Rihanna anymore, she will not even talk to him. So he opened up his little black book and got in touch with his ex-girlfriend. Apparently she is supposed to be good for him, not just a punching bag. God I crack myself up, I really do!
And while Jackson is “no Rihanna,” the general consensus among his friends and family is that the new girl is going to be good for him in the long run. “[Erica] has a good head on her shoulders; she’s solid,” says our insider. Chris and his new gal pal were spotted leaving a Sunset Blvd. tattoo parlor on Saturday afternoon.
“She’s more of a plain Jane — cute though,” says our source. At the very least, she’s helping to ease Chris’ pain over Rihanna. He was mad in love with that girl.”
According to pals, the “mad” one in this love trifecta will be Rihanna herself. “She is going to be pissed!” says a pal of the pop starlet. “Ri is going to be so hurt that Chris has moved on so quickly and is parading this new girl around town.”
Phil Spector, the rock music impresario behind such hits such as “Da Doo Ron Ron,” “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” and “Be My Baby,” was convicted of shooting and killing a struggling actress at his mansion after a night of drinking.
Mr. Spector, 69, faces at least 18 years in prison. The jury, in a five-month trial, reached its unanimous decision after deliberating whether one of the recording industry’s best-known producers shot the woman in a fit of anger or, as his lawyers argued, merely witnessed the woman’s suicide.
In addition to second-degree homicide, the jury also found Mr. Spector guilty of illegally discharging a firearm.
This was the second murder trial in the case. A previous trial was ended September 2007, when a jury deadlocked 10 to 2 in favor of conviction in September 2007. Mr. Spector has remained out on bail for most of the last six years, but was immediately taken into custody after the verdict on Monday.
Mr. Spector came into court looking frail and sullen. He wore a long blue overcoat, a bright red tie, and a shoulder-length mullet hair-style. Gone were his psychedelic glasses and the swagger that carried him through more than five decades at the top of the Los Angeles pop music scene.
He whispered only a few words to his lawyers, whose number shrank to two from more than four by the time the jury was polled. As a court clerk read the verdict, Mr. Spector leaned forward intently. He face betrayed little emotion throughout the proceeding.
The family of the actress, Lana Clarkson, who was 40 at the time of her death, reacted with relief and embraces. They declined to speak to the throng of reporters gathered at the Los Angeles Superior Court in downtown Los Angeles.
Mr. Spector, who was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, is famous for his “Wall of Sound” lush orchestrations heard on an array of hits in the 1960s and 1970s with groups like the Ronettes. He has worked with the Beatles, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones and others but had receded from the public stage in recent years and was known as much for eccentric behavior — he has been often photographed wearing a large fright wig — as his talent.
The verdict came more than six years after Ms. Clarkson was found shot to death in the foyer of Mr. Spector’s mansion in suburban Alhambra on Feb. 3, 2003.
The decision was a victory for Los Angeles prosecutors who have endured high-profile defeats in celebrity murder trials, including the acquittals of O.J. Simpson and the actor Robert Blake.
Mr. Spector, who had been free on $1 million bail, was accused of shooting to death Ms. Clarkson, an aspiring actress best-known for a starring role in the 1985 cult hit “Barbarian Queen” and a bit part in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” in 1982.
She was working as a hostess at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip when Mr. Spector visited the nightclub, struck up a conversation and eventually took her out drinking.
They ended up at his Alhambra mansion, known as “the Castle,” but when she spurned his advances and tried to leave he put a gun in her mouth and fired, prosecutors said.
They argued that this fit a long pattern of Mr. Spector’s drinking and threatening women with guns over several years, and they presented testimony from several of them.
Mr. Spector, they said, essentially confessed when he emerged from the home, gun in hand, and told his limousine driver, “I think I killed somebody.” Mr. Spector retreated into the house and in the prosecution’s view, took steps to cover up the crime.
The defense disputed the case on several fronts, including the account of the limousine driver, Adriano DeSouza.
They noted that he was a Brazilian immigrant not fully proficient in English and said he may have misquoted Mr. Spector, who they suggested may actually have been telling him to “call somebody.” A gurgling fountain nearby and the driver’s fatigue and hunger from working all night may have added to confusion, they told jurors.
The defense suggested that Ms. Clarkson was handling the gun when it discharged. They said she was despondent over her lackluster career and finances and decided to take her own life.
They supported their case with scientific evidence they believed questioned the prosecution’s sequence of events.
Eva Mendes is one of the world’s sexiest starlets, so when it comes to the privacy of her own bedroom what is the actress’ ultimate indulgence?
“I have so many guilty pleasures! One of them is to eat in bed while watching television. It sounds kind of gross, but I absolutely love it,” Mendes told us. “I love to watch my favorite program with my food on a tray on my lap. I’ve learned however, that eating Indian may not be such a good thing to have in the bedroom. I’ve made that mistake before, so never again! But I am a huge snacker so you’ll always find me indulging in something.”
It comes as no surprise then that Mendes was recently named Magnum’s Global Pleasure Ambassador and spent last week in Istanbul to launch the world’s largest survey on pleasure. Never before have scientists delved into the science behind what causes pleasure, how to get more of it and triggers it — so the sultry starlet was on hand to add a stroke of sexiness to the scientific summit. The poll, aimed at discovering the human pleasure quotient (through a uniquely prepared test titled the “PQ” test), will survey 100,000 people all over the world and results will be released in a few months. So why does Miss Mendes think she was chosen for the gratifying gig?
“I love chocolate! I like chocolate like no-one else and I love indulging. In fact, I am all about pleasure. I am the girl who will get three massages a week — that’s my luxury and that’s where I spend most of my money,” she admitted. “I’m not a big shopper, but I love facials and spas and everything indulgent when it comes to the body and pampering. I am a girly girl at heart.”
Argh, all that chocolate and she still has a bangin’ body. …
“Oh no! Don’t hate me because seriously, I work out almost everyday — at least five days a week,” Mendes quipped. “I put in a lot of time at the gym to ensure that I am able to indulge at other times. Pleasure is pain.”
But the “Hitch” hottie also offered a wealth of wisdom for women who also want to squeeze some more self-indulgence into their hectic lives.
“I think as women, we’re sometimes told not to ask for certain things, or to constantly put others before ourselves. These are nice characteristics but I think that women should learn to ask for what they want in all areas of their lives more than they currently do,” she explained. “I want to encourage the world to inject more pleasure into their lives and I think especially at this time in the world where it’s all doom and gloom it’s a fantastic time to talk about pleasure and work out how to get more pleasure into our lives.”
And although the 35-year-old starlet has been with her man, producer George Gargurevich, for seven years is there still a tiny bit of hope for the millions of men out there that wouldn’t mind getting to know the glamour gal a little better?
“I think sometimes society can put pressure on women to married at a certain age and to have kids at a certain age, but I think one of the great things about being a true individual is not listening to societal pressures and just to do what you want and not to be afraid to go on your own train,” Mendes added. “Children and marriage is just something that hasn’t interested me.”
That might be just as well seeing as though the Hollywood hottie is still causing a ruckus. Her risqué Calvin Klein ads (which featured her naked in bed) were banned from U.S airwaves last year.
“I don’t know why (it caused such a fuss) though. I thought it would be really fantastic and I was so proud to be the face of Calvin Klein and to be a part of their legacy. I think it was just way too much for the American public,” Mendes said with a smile.
So while it’s that smile that brings a smile too so many others (hence why she was recently named “Most Desirable” by Askmen.com) the actress/ambassador said being recognized for talent instead of appearance would actually give her far more personal pleasure.
It’s very cute and sweet but truthfully, I’d rather be nominated for an Oscar than to be voted number one in the looks department,” she added.
A throng of hopeful women turned out for Saturday’s “take two” audition for “America’s Next Top Model.” But will host Tyra Banks and her producers take any of them seriously?
Sources tell us that producers choose at least some of their contestants at private tryouts and that the open cattle calls around the country are mostly just publicity stunts.
A rep for The CW network, which airs the show, declined to comment when we asked whether it was true that at least four contestants were chosen before the infamous March 14 incident in Manhattan.
That was the tryout where a panic-induced riot sent six girls to the hospital. Many more went home disappointed when the event was called off.
One source claims the deck was stacked against them.
“The producers had already picked some of the girls they wanted in private meetings,” says the insider. “They had to sign agreements promising not to reveal how they were chosen.”
Dehea Abraham says she flew up from Atlanta for the March 14 open call only to be told by a friend that she didn’t stand a chance. “My friend is a dancer who’s represented by a talent agency that also handles models,” says Abraham. “Someone from the show saw her MySpace page and invited her to a secret pre-audition. My friend doesn’t really want to model. But she figured she’d try it out. She had to sign a confidentiality agreement.
“When I got to New York, she called me and said, ‘Please tell me you’re not in New York City. You’re wasting your time.’”
Dionne Sherrae, who injured her shoulder in the March 14 melee, says she’s “not surprised” to hear that the 13 girls who get into the Top Model House may not all come from cattle calls. “You never hear about people saying, ‘Oh, I stood in line next to that girl.’”
Abraham says she “saw the clues” that the cattle call was mostly about getting a big turnout for the cameras. “They lowered the height requirement, so they get more people. But they also get a lot of high school girls who haven’t developed and don’t have morals. They cut in line. That’s how the trouble started.
“To me, the show is totally different from last year,” says Abraham. “It’s lost its soul. It’s all about ratings.
They don’t really look for new faces. They just look for a girl that fits the image they already have in mind. It’s preordained.”
Here is Miranda Kerr’s latest photoshoot with Victoria’s Secret. Wow, that’s a huge fairy chair! Yeah, anyways, she is so freaking hot that its almost disgusting. Its a case of being so hot you almost come around to being unhot. I think I need a wet nap. Don’t ask.
Heidi Montag is not giving up on music, even though it has really given up on her. These pictures are from the set of Heidi Montag’s latest music video for her non-hit single, Your Love Found Me. And when I say “set,” it should be noted that the term is a loose one, considering that boyfriend Spencer Pratt is actually the one filming these disastrophe. The good news in all of this is that Heidi is still very hot, I’d hit it. Too bad she can’t just be hot and leave the rest of it alone. More pictures of Heidi Montag below.
Lindsay Lohan took her broke a$$ to the salon and got her hair done. Using whose money isn’t entirely clear. When will Lindsay just break down and do Celebrity Rehab so she can “rehabilitate” her career. What a total disaster Lindsay is becoming. She needs to go to the Britney Spears school of career rehab, or else this may not end well.
Pete Wentz went to Vegas and partied with tons of rockstars, Holly Madison and some classy strippers. Wife Ashlee Simpson stayed at home and watched the new baby, Bronx Mowgli. Its also been reported that she is baking a pie to have ready for him when he gets home. More from the Star.
The Fall Out Boy bassist — who was without his wife of nearly one year — partied hard with about 50 band members, dancers and pals (including Girls Next Door star Holly Madison) following a sold-out show at the Palms Casino Resort on April 5.
“Everybody was going absolutely crazy,” an eyewitness tells Star. “People were even drunkenly playing makeshift Slip ‘n’ Slide with a mat and lubricant. And Pete was in great spirits. He was dancing and singing along to his band’s own songs, grinding up against the dancers.”
At one point he was “dancing on a pool table with the girls,” the partygoer adds.
Kathy Griffin does a bikini shoot for Ok! Magazine. To be honest, I am torn and really don’t know how to feel about them. Her body looks pretty tight. But its Kathy Griffin. See the quandry? I guess all you can do is look, I mean, it is Friday, right?
Lindsay Lohan and Samanth Ronson may get back together…and then they may break up again. All this according to both People magazine and People with common sense.
“It changes every five seconds,” a friend of Lohan’s tells PEOPLE. “It is up in the air with them. You never know”
The friend, who spoke to Lohan this week, says, “She’s in pain and she’s alone and feels like the world is against her. She doesn’t live an easy life. She has always been in the spotlight. She doesn’t know how to live without it but it would be nice if she did for a little.”
Lohan’s father Michael Lohan, 48, tells PEOPLE his daughter is coping with the breakup by spending time with her mother and sister in Los Angeles. “Dina and Ali are out there with her,” says Lohan.
Perfect, seek shelter and comfort with someone that is not only crazier than you, but is genetically responsible for all the craziness that you possess. What I think Lindsay needs is for me to make sweet love to her. She needs a man. Even a dork like myself could do wonders for her to her. No reason to deny it Lindsay, you need the dong that Britney Spears has now appearing at her concerts. Yeah, I said it. Check out a few Lindsay Lohan pictures below. Why not?
Britney Spears, the typically just say ho girl, or say yes to pharmacueticals, or say yes to rails of blow, is now telling her audiences to just say no, to weed. I guess the smoke in the air was too much for Britney’s lungs and she had to leave the stage. You go girl, drop that hypocrisy likes its hot! She also encouraged the audience to show their dongs. Nope, not kidding. “Don’t smoke weed. Rock out with your cocks out. Peace, motherfuckers!” This is good reminder for guys to NOT attend a Britney Spears show. Last thing I need is a weed-free house with a bunch of dong hanging out all over the place. I have some ho-pictures of her below. I also have the Youtube video for you. Pretty much, this is your Thursday Britney Spears fix. So please enjoy.