Kris Humphries is “secretly demanding” his ex-wife Kim Kardashian for $7 million.
According to TMZ, the basketball player’s lawyer has given Kardashian an ultimatum: either pay up, or endure an ugly, public trial.
But Kardashian’s lawyers are playing it tough.
Considering that the marriage only lasted 72 days, the community property wouldn’t even be close to $7 million even if there wasn’t a pre-nuptial agreement.
But since there was a pre-nup, this means Kardashian owes Humphries nothing.
Though it’s not like Humphries didn’t make money off the marriage.
According to TMZ, he made around $ 1 million from the wedding and the TV special that showcased the nuptials. In addition, it was also said that he made somewhere between $250,000 and $300,000 for making appearances on the Kardashians’ reality show.
I honestly could care less about the short marriage, but I find it funny and ironic how TMZ reported that Humphries was “secretly demanding” his ex-wife for money and threatening an “ugly, public trial” if she doesn’t follow through.
Let’s face it. There are no secrets with the Kardashians. And seeing that this already out in the public, calling this a secret would be extremely redundant.
Come on! It’s the Kardashians for crying out loud.
Judge Michael Pastor has just sentenced Doctor Conrad Murray with the maximum sentence – four years – for the death of Michael Jackon.
TMZ dished all the details about the sentence hearing. Apparently, Murray will do time in an L.A. county jail, and so the site thinks he’ll just end up doing half the time.
TMZ also says Murray must pay an $800 fine, a $30 court security fee, and a $40 criminal conviction assessment. In addition, he must pay “appropriate restitution” to Michael Jackson’s estate and close family, I ‘m assuming his kids.
What was appreciated in the tense courtroom today was the Judge’s opinion on all the backlash (not to mention death threats) the doctor’s been recieving.
“There are those who feel Dr. Murray is a saint. There are those who feel he’s the devil. He is neither. He’s a human being,” the Judge said.
Alas, this aggravating trial has finally come to an end and the Jackson family can finally be at peace.
Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger’s former common-law partner of over six years, Marianna Goriuk, is taking Kroeger to court seeking $95,000 a month in spousal support.
According to legal documents, he’s currently only paying her $10,000 a month, but Goriuk is arguing that given his $9.7 million a year income and “lavish lifestyle,” she deserves to receive much more.
B.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Anne MacKenzie will take the issue to trial, where they can assess the couple’s “credibility and reliability” in their respective arguments.
For now, she ordered Kroeger to pay interim spousal support of $25,000 a month, which Goriuk previously declared to be her average budget.
“I find $10,000 a month to be unreasonable in all the circumstances. The parties’ lifestyle was extravagant. According to the claimant, they spent unlimited amounts to improve their properties. They ordered expensive food and wine, took private jets to Mexico and other places, hired helicopters at the last minute to fly in to Vancouver for the evening and travelled in limousines. He has a wide variety of assets, including corporations, trusts, partnerships, real property and other assets that are difficult to discern.”
Look, although $10,000 a month is nothing to scoff at, I’d be pretty pissed too going from rockstar living to commoner living. It sucks for Goriuk that she doesn’t have any legal rights to anything too, since they were a common law couple. Maybe she is to blame for not sealing the deal.
Former ‘Desperate Housewives’ star Nicollette Sheridan is taking the ‘Housewives’ creator to court, reports E Online.
A Los Angeles Judge has given the go-ahead for the ex-star’s $20 million lawsuit against creator Marc Cherry to proceed to trial. Why is Sheridan taking Cherry to court, you ask? Sheridan sites ‘wrongful termination and assault’ for the lawsuit, claiming Cherry smacked her in the face while on set and then arranged to have her fired when she complained. Talk about harsh.
“It is clear to the court that this is something that needs to go to a jury,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Allen announced at a hearing yesterday.
Sheridan, who had not appeared at any of the other proceedings in the case, did turn up for the session.
“I’m very happy that I am being treated fairly,” she told reporters outside the courtroom.
The actress, whose character on the hit ABC series met a shocking end (literally, she was electrocuted and killed off), filed her complaint against Cherry a year ago. Sheridan claims that the creator wrongly fired her after she reported to network bosses an incident of assault by Cherry in 2008.
However, last June (after her former costars pledged to support Cherry’s version of events), the actress backed off the abuse claims, filing an amended suit. Sheridan then changed her tune, alleging that the altercation didn’t involve a whack but rather “a light tap on the side of the head.”
But now, she’s going back to her main story. Something about this seems fishy – she just can’t make up her mind about what happened. Maybe the slap across the head caused memory loss.
ABC investigated her allegations, including her assertion that Cherry “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” but determined they were “of no merit.”
Now it’s up to a jury to sort it all out. The trial is set to kick off on June 8.
To plea bargain or not to plea bargain – that is the question Lindsay Lohan seems to have been wrestling with over the past couple weeks, and has finally come up with a decision. Let’s pray it’s the right one!
According to Perez Hilton, Lohan has decided not to take the plea bargain Judge Schwartz offered, concerning her felony grand theft case.
TMZ reports that Lindsay met lawyer, Shawn Holley, on Tuesday afternoon to discuss her options, but is standing firm on her claim of innocence and has decided to go to trial where she will face the “tough but fair,” Judge Sautner.
While Lohan might think this is a good idea, we hope she knows a storm is brewing and it won’t go down all-too quietly! According to TMZ, prosecutor Danette Meyers will be claiming that Lohan’s behaviour on probation has been “unsatisfactory” and that Lohan has a history of stealing, and will ask for six months in jail.
“Meyers will allege Lindsay has a history of stealing – a $12,000 mink coat in 2008, a $400,000 necklace in 2009, and a $35,000 Rolex in 2010,” claims TMZ.
We wish you the best of luck Lindsay! With all the evidence against you, you just might need all the luck you can get!
Lohan is set to go to trial next month.
Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael went live on the radio this morning to talk about Lindsay’s court trial, their family problems, and anything else he could exploit to the media. In the radio interview, found on PerezHilton.com, Michael claims Dina has snorted cocaine with Lindsay in the past. When asked if Dina was an enabler for Lindsay, Michael had this to say.
“She drank, she partied, she did coke with Lindsay – give me a break,” said Michael.
“At the begining, before Lindsay went to Betty Ford, Dina was still saying ‘my daughter doesn’t have a problem, she’s fine.’ But now that everyone knows she does and when she admitted it, now she’s coming clean and saying she knew it all along.”
This revelation doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. I mean, everyone knows that Dina’s parenting skills have never been exceptional. Now, to believe this announcement or not is the other issue. Michael has had a long history of lying and stretching the truth to the media, so maybe he is making this up to get back at his ex. It’s obvious they aren’t on the best of terms.
What I do know is that I feel bad for Lindsay. Between her court trials and personal issues, the last thing she needs right now is a very public feud between her parents. Plus, bringing up her drug past is surely not going to help her in her trial. I don’t care how fair the judge claims to be, if they see that Lindsay’s parents are feuding, talking about her drug past, or whatever it may be, this will obviously lead them to see Lindsay in a negative light. Do I think Lindsay is an innocent little angel? No. Did she steal the necklace? Probably. But is it fair that her parents expose her personal life for the whole world to see? Is it okay that I’m sitting here writing about it? No. I can only pray for Lindsay.
Lindsay is still on trial for allegedly stealing a necklace valued at $2,500 from Kamofie & Company. There is supposed video evidence of Lindsay stealing the necklace, but she continues to plead her innocence. The jewlers have had suspicious info in their claims as well, such as the necklace being way overpriced and inconsistencies in their facts.
It has been learned that Lindsay is most likely going to jail for up to six months if sentenced in Judge Keith Schwartz’s court.
Sex and the City Star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick will not be present for the trial of Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter, reports E! News. Carpenter is facing multiple felonies including burglary and receiving stolen property for allegedly orchestrating a break-in at the Ohio home of the woman carrying Parker and Broderick’s twins.
Jury selection began Monday. Reportedly, only one of the 70 potential jurors in attendance claimed not to be aware of the case.
Bridgeport Sheriff Chad Dojack will stand trial Jan. 12 on similar charges in connection with the incident, while Bruce Callarik will be booked on a lesser charge of receiving stolen property.
Prosecutors have claimed the late Anna Nicole Smith may have had a sexual relationship with Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, reports Perez Hilton. Eroshevich, Howard K. Stern and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor are all currently on trial for allegations that they illegally provided prescription drugs to the reality TV star who died in February 2007.
While lawyers are suggesting the relationship served as Eroshevich’s motivation for providing the medication to Smith, the judge said the claim was irrelevant and he will not allow any further discussion of the topic. He said he did not want the trial to turn into a “circus sideshow.”
A trial date has been set for the two Ohio police chiefs accused of planning a break-in at the home of Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick’s surrogate mother. The crime happened in June just before the woman gave birth to the couple’s twin daughters, reports E! News.
Chief Barry Carpenter of Martins Ferry will be tried Nov. 16 and Chad Dojack, chief of the Bridgeport Police Department’s trial is scheduled for Jan. 12. Each faces a number of charges including allegedly breaking into a residence to collect information on Parker and Broderick with the intention of selling it to the tabloids. Carpenter faces a total of 21 years in jail, while Dojack could go away for 14 years if convicted of all charges.
After less than a day of deliberations, a jury acquitted R. Kelly of all 14 counts of child pornography charges, reports E! News.
“R. Kelly was found not guilty, because they had the best jury that Cook County could produce,” Kelly’s attorney, Sam Adam Jr. said outside the courtroom.
Although it took more than six years for the case to go to court, the trial only began last month and lasted four weeks.
R. Kelly was charged with allegedly videotaping himself having sex with a girl prosecutors claimed was a minor at the time. The alleged victim, now 23, refused to testify against Kelly.
If convicted, the R & B singer could have faced a minimum of four years in prison and a maximum of 15 years and would have had to register as a sex offender in Illinois.
Kelly did not testify during the trial.
R. Kelly’s trial is full of allegations, with the newest claim coming straight from the defence lawyers.
According to the singer’s lawyers, the people who testified they had a copy of the sex tape, which R. Kelly is accused of making with an underage girl, should be guilty of child pornography for not turning the tape into authorities. At the same time, the defence argued that the tape may have been doctored and that the sexual encounter between the R&B singer and the underage girl never even occurred.
Although the jury had the day off, Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan heard arguments all day Friday, from both sides, after being informed that R. Kelly’s lawyers wanted to bring charges against some of the prosecution’s witnesses.
A judge denied media request to get access to sealed documents in the R. Kelly child-pornography trial.
“Of paramount concern is that the defendant gets a fair trial,” Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan wrote. “The torrent of media interest in this case has prompted entry of the order which prevents the serious and imminent threat that this case would be tried in the media.”
Arguing that the public has a constitutional right to observe the court proceedings, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press and Chicago Public Radio asked for access to records of the closed-door hearings in the case.
Although judge Gaughan acknowledged the need and importance of media coverage in covering criminal justice, he said his ruling is “narrowly tailored” to preserve Kelly’s rights to a fair trial, citing the 2004 ruling in the Michael Jackson criminal case as precedent.
Kelly, who has pleaded not guilty, is charged with videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl.
The jury is complete for the R. Kelly child-pornography trial.
Both the prosecution and defense have chosen and agreed upon twelve jurors—one of whom is a rape victim – and four alternates. The jury consists of mostly men – with eight men and four women – while two men and two women will serve as alternates. Eight of the jurors are white; four are black. Two alternates are black, one is white and one is Latino and, age wise, the jury is said to be split even between young and middle-age adults.
Opening statements in the case are to begin Tuesday.
Kelly, who denies the charges, stands accused of videotaping himself having sex with an underage girl.
A violation of police protocol may save Chad Kroeger from spending up to six months in jail, reports the Surrey Leader.
Chad Robert Turton, a.k.a. Chad Kroeger, plead not guilty to impaired driving on June 22, 2006. The results of his breathalyzer test may be thrown out if Judge Peter Gulbransen finds that the Surrey RCMP violated Kroeger’s rights. Defence lawyer Marvin Sterns claims that Kroeger’s belongings were illegally searched and seized during his arrest.
In addition to jail time, Kroeger would have to pay a $600 fine and one-year driving prohibition if convicted. The trial was originally slated for Nov. 23 and 24 of last year, but will be postponed until Feb. 20 while the judge makes his decision.