TMZ reports the first $25 Million is for work already performed on the series and the profits that have already accrued.
However, the 180 episodes he did shoot are worth $100 million for the actor in syndication profits over the next 7-10 years.
Charlie – you are winning.
Sienna Miller has reached an out-of-court settlement with the newspaper ‘News of the World,’ reports E Online.
The settlement will see that the tabloid pay her a whopping $162,000 in damages after it accepted all liability for hacking into the actress’ phone for scoops on her private life. Talk about ruthless journalism.
The tabloid will also provide Miller with a full accounting of the wiretapping that took place between 2004 and 2005. That was when several of of the newspaper’s reporters, three of whom have since been jailed, gained illegal access to the actress’s private voicemails in an effort to dig up dirt on her relationship with then-beau Jude Law.
“We are pleased that we have managed to bring this case to a satisfactory conclusion,” read a statement from the newspaper. “Several weeks ago we admitted liability in certain cases and offered a genuine and unreserved apology. We hope to resolve other cases swiftly.”
Lawyers for the paper then went on to clarify the nature of the material that it’s agreed to disclose to Miller’s camp.
“For the record, reports that have been ordered to disclose 8,000 emails to Ms. Miller are inaccurate,” continued the statement. “The error stems from a reference in court to the fact that a total of 8,000 e-mails were being searched to ascertain whether any Sienna Miller-related material was amongst them.”
Miller’s attorney, Hugh Tomlinson, was quoted telling the court yesterday his client didn’t care about the money (she initially demanded $650,000 in compensation) as much as knowing “the extent of wrongdoing.”
“In those circumstances, her primary concern is not how much money is awarded by way of compensation but to know exactly what the extent was of the hacking which took place,” he said.
Good for her, that’s just a whole other level of privacy-disruption. I’m all for digging for dirt and exposing celebrities, but never would I tap a phone or hide in the bushes to do it. I’ll get my information from someone else.
John Cleese is writing his memoirs to fund a nasty divorce settlement, reports CTV.
The ‘Monty Python’ actor and comedian is writing a book in order to help fund his £12.2 million divorce settlement from third wife Alyce Faye Eichelberger.
The book, to be titled ‘The Maintenance Memoirs,’ will be written by John with an official biographer, with them each taking it in turns to write a page. The book is thought to be able to command an advance of around £2 million from potential publishers.
Cleese told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “I don’t think anybody’s ever done one like this. I’d been putting it off – partly because I was too busy, and also because it was too difficult trying to remember things.”
The 71-year-old star has previously said he needs to earn about £1 million a year to pay off the settlement and he is currently on a comedy tour of the U.K., dubbed ‘The Alimony Tour,’ which finishes on July 2.
That has to suck. Working just to pay off a divorce? Cleese must be worth a hell of a lot or must have done something really bad, because the ex-wife seems to be getting a lot of money out of this.
Hopefully the book makes all that money and more, so he actually gets something out of writing it.
Radar Online is reporting that Tiger Woods has paid his ex-wife Elin Nordegren approximately $110 million in divorce payouts.
The ever-classy Nordegren has refused to flaunt her settlement money. Though she’s quite clearly rolling in it, Elin’s only major shopping trip of recent history seems to be a quick house-hunting jaunt in Florida to be close to Tiger and to ease the joint custody of their children.
“Tiger was worried Elin was going to move back to Sweden and take their children,” an unnamed source said.”That was a bigger hang up than money. Making sure he had access to Sam and Alexis was crucial for Tiger.”
And that might not be the end of Elin’s payout! Because Tiger is worth roughly $500 million in total, She could be entitled to another $100 million in cash and assets.
After banging half of the world’s trashy hooker population, we think Woods got what was coming to him.
This turned out to be a very expensive and sad day for Tiger Woods. The divorce between Tiger and wife Elin Nordegren became official TMZ reports.
Tiger and Elin were both present in the Panama City, Florida court room today to execute the agreement. As part of the divorce, Tiger has agreed to pay Elin $100 Million.
Elin’s lawyers released the following statement on behalf of the couple: “We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future.”
The statement continues, “While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us.”
“Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern.”
TMZ reports that the couple have reached a settlement agreement, however the terms are sealed by the court. A source familiar with the situation says “An official agreement between Jon and Kate has been reached and they will be working together for the benefit of their children.”
In April Jon requested primary custody of the children and lessened child support obligations. However because of the confidential terms of the agreement, we aren’t sure the type of deal he was able to work out.
TMZ reports that although the divorce is not settled, Elin will have a lot of flexibility in where she decides to settle with the kids.
Additionally, rumors have it that as part of the settlement, Elin will get around $100 Million.
TMZ has found out that part of the divorce agreement legally prohibits Elin from talking about her marriage and divorce from Tiger. That means she is unable to write a book or unable to do the talk show circuit.
However, Tiger is giving Elin a very big pay day. TMZ has learned Elin will receive $100 million in a settlement, which is much more than she was entitled to under the prenup.
Prince has been humiliated publicly by the Irish Courts. A judge decided to release information about a court battle that the pop singer lost, according to TMZ.
High Court Justice Peter Kelly announced that Prince owes almost $3 Million to concert promoters after he backed out of a 2008 show in Dublin.
The two parties apparently reached a settlement in February but Prince has yet to write a cheque.
TMZ is reporting that Oprah has settled a defamation lawsuit with the former head mistress of her school for girls.
Nomvuyo Mzamane claimed that the talk show host made falsified and defamatory comments about her after a sex abuse scandal at the girls school in 2007, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa.
The trial was supposed to begin Monday in Philadelphia and Oprah was expected to take the stand.
So as everyone knows Conan O’Brien was able to negotiate a $45 Million settlement with NBC, his staff will be taken care of with severance and that his last show will be Friday. Or is it? TMZ is reporting that we haven’t seen the last of Conan on the Peacock Network as NBC will be running reruns.
Conan O’Brien’s settlement deal is in the homestretch, but there are a couple of hangups still left to be ironed out. One of the issues is how long Conan needs to keep his mouth shut about NBC (which is pretty funny). In this contract NBC wants Conan to sign, they are basically saying that he cannot badmouth NBC for a certain period of time. Apparently this is a real issue for Conan (and why he has been so funny recently) so the lawyers are going back and forth about finding a reasonable resolution.
The specifics of Conan O’Brien’s settlement deal with NBC are starting to surface. Although it’s not official that Conan is leaving the network, if and when he leaves, there will be certain strings attached. TMZ is reporting that some of the highlights of the deal include:
Congratulations LeAnn Rimes, you officially have been awarded by andPOP the fastest celebrity divorce of all time! Well done. According to Us Weekly, LeAnn and her husband have decided to go their separate ways after being married since 2001. But here is the amazing part. The day the couple filed for divorce they also reached a settlement which both parties believe is fair. Unfortunately the details of the divorce will remain sealed.
“The [settlement] shall not be filed in this proceeding due to the parties mutual desire to maintain their respective rights to privacy,” states the divorce document filed with the Los Angeles court.
Living the rock star life can cost you millions – especially if you are Paul McCartney and Phil Collins.
Earlier this year Heather Mills reportedly received $45.37 million from her divorce settlement from McCartney. Now, according to E! News, Orianne Cevey has joined the multi-millionaire ex-wives club by receiving $46.68 million from her divorce from Phil Collins.
Collins, 57, and Cevey, 35, were married for seven years before separating in 2006. The pair have two children together, sons Nicolas, 8, and Matthew, 4.