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September 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
No matter what's up in Lamar Odom's life - and with all the chatter lately, it's sometimes hard to tell what exactly is up in Lamar Odom's life - he wants people to know that the Kardashian family is something he values quite a bit, especially during what he called a "dark time. " The former Clippers player and current husband to Khloe Kardashian Odom, who's been mum since rumors began swirling about his alleged drug use, took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond via Twitlonger to remarks made by his father Tuesday, blaming Odom's current state on the Kardashians.
September 25, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Actor Richare Gere and model-actress Carey Lowell are separated and headed for divorce after 11 years of marriage and 18 years together, it was reported Wednesday. The couple have drifted apart in recent years, an insider told the New York Post's Page Six , as he digs privacy and she enjoys socializing. "They have a place in Bedford [N.Y.], and he likes it because it's quiet and he likes the solitude," the insider told the paper. "She likes being in North Haven in the limelight.
September 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction. The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now. "What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she wrote on her Facebook page. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles.
September 18, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The improving economy and booming housing market have prompted an unexpected result: More people are getting divorced. It's not that money necessarily leads to unhappiness. Instead, the recession caused many couples to stay together because their homes were underwater or one or both parties were out of work, said Debra Schoenberg, a San Francisco divorce attorney. "Prior to the recession, a couple's home was one of their largest assets to divide," said Schoenberg, author of the newly released book, "Divorce in California: The Legal Process, Your Rights and What to Expect.
September 18, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
First came the movie “Silver Linings Playbook.” Now comes the sort-of sequel: “Silver Linings Divorce.” Just check out this headline from Wednesday's L.A. Times website: “Divorces Increase as Improving Economy Makes Split-ups Affordable.” (And you thought there weren't any good-news stories anymore.) Apparently, what's at work here is a corollary of the old “staying together for the sake of the children.” Call this one “staying together for the sake of the nice house and the BMW and the box at the Hollywood Bowl.” Let my colleague Stuart Pfeifer explain: It's not that money necessarily leads to unhappiness.
September 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
"Enlightened" star Laura Dern has finalized her long-running divorce from Ben Harper, according to reports out Wednesday. The Grammy-winning musician originally filed for divorce from the Emmy-nominated actress in October 2010, citing irreconcilable differences. Court documents said the couple, who had been married since 2005, had already separated in January of that year. They have two children together, and Harper had asked for denial of spousal support. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 Dern, 46, daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern, and Harper, 43, attempted to reconcile in 2012 and stepped out for HBO's Golden Globe Awards after-party at the time.
September 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Jamie McCourt has no legal basis to force her ex-husband to share his record profit from the sale of the Dodgers, a judge ruled Monday. In a 57-page ruling, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon repeatedly dismissed Jamie McCourt's claim that she was unaware of the potential values of the Dodgers and of a regional sports network as “not credible.” Frank McCourt sold the Dodgers for $2.15 billion last year, five months after Jamie...
September 5, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
After standing by her man, Shellie Zimmerman is striking out on her own: She has filed divorce from her husband, George Zimmerman, her attorney told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. The pair have had trouble staying out of the headlines following George Zimmerman's July acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin. He's since reportedly visited the factory that made the gun he used to shoot Martin and has been pulled over twice for speeding, most recently Tuesday in Lake Mary, Fla. Last week, Shellie Zimmerman, 26, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor perjury for lying to a judge about the strength of the couple's finances as the judge was setting bail for George Zimmerman.
September 1, 2013 | Liz Weston, Money Talk
Dear Liz: How long must I be punished for my ex's poor payment history? In our divorce he agreed to pay the credit cards and other bills. He defaulted and has filed for a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. My credit scores plummeted, and recently one of the cards I obtained on my own to help rebuild my credit has dropped me, stating my credit scores as the reason. Do I have any recourse here? Answer: Not really. As you've discovered, creditors don't have to pay any attention to divorce decrees that say who's responsible for paying what.
August 21, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Rutina Wesley of "True Blood" has filed for divorce from her husband of eight years. Wesley, 34, plays feisty vampire Tara Thornton in the campy HBO series, which wrapped its sixth season on Sunday. The actress filed for the split from actor Jacob Fishel on Aug. 16, according to court documents obtained by People and TMZ. In the document, Wesley cited irreconcilable differences and has requested that Fishel not receive any spousal support. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 Wesley and Fishel met while attending the Juilliard School and married when they graduated in June 2005.
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