Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has reportedly lost the settlement agreement she made following her split from the actor after violating a confidentiality agreement. Grigorieva and Gibson became embroiled in a heated custody battle in 2011 which eventually resulted in the Lethal Weapon star agreeing to pay her $750,000 (£484,000) in instalments until 2016.
On Wednesday (19Feb14) editors at TMZ.com reported that the Russian songwriter had filed for bankruptcy and now the website's writers claim the settlement agreement has also been revoked after she violated a gag order preventing her from discussing her time with the actor.
Court sources tell the website the violation relates to an interview Grigorieva gave with radio shock-jock Howard Stern in October (13), during which she described her relationship with Gibson as "painful and dark".
Her comments were allegedly enough for a judge to rule that she had violated the order, which prevents her from discussing her life with the actor, and she will not receive the remaining instalments of her settlement, which are said to amount to $375,000 (£234,375).
The Butler star Terrence Howard has reportedly married for the fourth time. The actor and his girlfriend, Miranda, exchanged vows quietly earlier this autumn (13) and hinted they were husband and wife at The Best Man Holiday premiere last month (Nov13), when they arrived wearing matching bands on their ring fingers.
Now sources have confirmed Howard and the Canadian are indeed married with one insider telling media outlets, "He only knew her for about a month!"
Howard has been married three times before - twice to the same woman, Lori McCommas.
Earlier this year (13), he was ordered to stay away from another ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, after she alleged he had attacked her during a family holiday in Costa Rica. Howard maintains he was the victim, stating Ghent attacked him with pepper spray and struck his adult daughter.
Ghent and Howard finalised their divorce in May (13).
The actor has yet to confirm the latest marriage reports.
We suppose it would stunt the show's creativity to demand that Amy Poehler be required to play Drunk Leslie Knope in every single episode, but wouldn't it also be worth it? Loaded Leslie is one of the great joys of Parks and Recreation, and though her appearances are rare, they are memorable. To say the least. While we wait somewhat patiently for the show's fall hiatus to end, let's crack open a cold one and reflect on some of her finest and tipsiest moments.
Leslie vs. Ron's Mom
In season four episode "Ron and Tammys," Leslie takes one Team Ron. When his ex (Tammy 1) and mother (Tammy 0) face off over him with a bottle of homemade mash, Leslie enters the contest to save Ron from both of them. She wasn't able to hang, but did gift us with our new favorite party mantra: "Everybody pants now."
Take it easy on the Snake Juice
Leslie wasn't the only one stumbling around the Snakehole Lounge at the launch of Tom's new lifestyle liquor. But while everyone else was dancing in tiny hats and making dated Howard Stern references, Leslie and Ann were having their first real BFF fight. Luckily, they're both feeling embarrassed and chastened enough in the next day's hangover haze to make up quickly.
In one of the best episodes of the series' early days, Leslie is so nervous to be going on a date with Officer Dave (Louis C.K.) that she enlists Ann to take her out on a dress rehearsal. Too drunk and way too confident, she shows up at Dave's door a day early to tell him what that chair in the bathroom is called. If you have the DVDs, watch the gag reel of this episode to see how often Amy made Louis break when they improv-ed this scene.
"Blah blah blah, Poker Face...."
Leslie becomes queen of the Pawnee gay community and thereby guest of honor at club "The Bulge" when she holds a marriage ceremony for the zoo's same-sex penguin couple. "You know why tonight is so much fun? Because everyone is so gay."
Actress Courteney Cox has ended her relationship with actor Brian Van Holt, according to her ex-husband. David Arquette broke the news of the split during a boozy phone call to pal and radio shock jock Howard Stern's show on Wednesday (30Oct13).
Initially hesitant to share details on-air, the actor said, "I'm not going to get into her personal stuff," but he revealed Cox has already moved on with someone new.
He said, "She's with someone who loves and cares for her. That's all I care about. She's the most brilliant, beautiful friend that I've ever met."
Cox and Van Holt reportedly began dating earlier this year (13). Arquette accused the actress of having "an emotional affair" with her Cougar Town co-star in 2010, shortly before they separated after 11 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalised in May (13).
The actor's drunken call to Stern surprised many fans as Arquette has been sober for almost two years after checking into rehab at the beginning of 2011 for alcohol-related issues.
Actor David Arquette shocked Howard Stern fans on Wednesday (30Oct13) by drunk calling the shock jock's live radio show and rambling about Adolf Hitler. The Scream star, who began drinking alcohol again earlier this year (13) after two years of sobriety, rang in to speak to Stern and his sidekick Robin Quivers.
Arquette admitted he had been boozing before dialling, and left listeners concerned for his wellbeing when he began to talk about the Nazi leader.
He told Stern, "I'm wasted. This isn't the first time I called you (drunk). I've called in a few times."
He added, "This is the most controversial thing I'm going to say. It's very controversial, and I'm sorry, and I apologise to anyone I'm going to offend. And I'm wasted and I'll get sober tomorrow. Listen, listen, listen - I've gotta say something on the N-word later - but Hitler played the game very well. He did. Listen, yeah, he played his game very well. He convinced a lot of people to play his f**king evil game. He played the game really well, but he was playing the wrong game."
Arquette went on to gush about his ex-wife, Courteney Cox, saying, "She's the most brilliant, beautiful friend that I've ever met."
Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot Susan 313 might have not gotten picked up by the network, but that's not going to stop the comedian from sharing her comedy with the public. With the go-ahead from 20th Century Fox, Silverman went to YouTube and posted the pilot on her personal channel JASH (although we wouldn't have been surprised if she posted the video without getting approval first).
The pilot follows a newly single woman named Susan (played by Silverman) who heads back to her old life, and more importantly, her old apartment in an attempt to move on from her 10-year relationship.
Silverman introduces the video by saying, "This isn’t like, 'Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?!' It's like, 'They probably did the right thing, but we liked the show.'" And you know what? We like the show too. Here's why we think Susan 313 should have been given a chance:
1. The cast includes comedy gold like Tig Notaro (Inside Amy Schumer) and Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation).2. The cast also includes actress and writer June Diane Raphael, who deserves her own section on this list. Raphael, also known as Casey Wilson's writing partner, has starred in NTSF:SD:SUV, Drunk History, Burning Love, New Girl, and most recently Parks and Recreation as Tynnyfer. 3. Jeff Goldblum guest stars as Silverman's ex in the pilot. Jeff Goldblum, guys.4. Ron Howard was producing. Ron Howard, guys.5. Within the first five minutes, it's apparent that Susan 313 is already better than NBC's Sean Saves the World. One can only guess as to why the network would pass up on a show that seems to be a match made in heaven and go with one that probably doesn't deserve the NBC time slot.6. The premise seems somewhat similar (but not too similar) to the pilot of New Girl, and that show's doing well, right?7. The comedy is still classically Sarah Silverman, but it's much more toned down than we thought it would be. And we mean that in a good way.8. A broken faucet causes Susan to have a full-on meltdown. And we like that because we all know that stuff like that happens way too often in the real world.
While the pilot didn't get picked up this time around, we can only hope that someone out there likes the comedy enough to make sure more episodes get made. Netflix, are you listening?Silverman's first HBO stand-up special, We Are Miracles, will air November 23. You can check out more of her work on Jash.com, the online comedy network that she founded along with Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts.
Is the universe ready for a sequel to the 1999 hit movie The Best Man? Yes. Yes, we finally are. A few months back the trailer for The Best Man Holiday hit the internets and for those of us who never get tired of the glorious faces of Morris Chestnut and Nia Long, it was a pretty good day. As the November 15th premiere date approaches, let's review the trailer and mentally prepare for the awesomeness headed our way.
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So here's what we've learned so far.
Everyone Is Still Hot
Seriously! Did these people age at all? No, no they didn't. The entire cast looks as hot as they did back in '99! Between Chestnut, Long, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and pretty much everyone else, there's enough eye candy for all.
Speaking of Candy...
Candy the stripper (played by actress Regina Hall) is back and all cleaned up! Looks like she's gone good while Julian's crazy ex Shelby has gone bad. That bedroom scene with Terrence Howard's character is going to be all kinds of epic.
Nia Long Trades In Dark Chocolate For White Chocolate
So, Long's character Jordan is an interracial relationship with hottie Brian McDaniels (played by real-life hottie Eddie Cibrian). Harper may or may not approve, but we're totally and completely into it.
There's A Synchronized New Edition Performance Going On
Did you catch that moment at the 1:30 mark where all the guys started doing their Can You Stand The Rain thing and panties were thrown? We expect that this scene alone will be worth the price of admission.
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Folk icon Bob Dylan is staying away from his gay daughter's upcoming wedding, according to her future mother-in-law. Desiree Dennis-Dylan, the singer-songwriter's daughter with former backing singer and ex-wife Carolyn Dennis, is set to marry her partner Kayla Sampson next year (14), but the rocker won't be there to walk her down the aisle.
Sampson's mother Jolene tells the New York Daily News, "Of course he's invited, but he's just not going to go. He didn't say that, but that's what we are assuming.
"It would be sad (if Dylan doesn't attend), but he is really supportive and happy for her."
Desiree's existence only came to light in 2001 after a biography by Howard Sounes revealed she had been born in 1986. Dennis later explained she and Dylan had decided to keep the birth a secret to give her a normal childhood.
Dylan and Dennis divorced in 1992.
Whether you know him as Opie Taylor, Richie Cunningham, or the dude that narrates Arrested Development, Ron Howard has somehow done the unthinkable and stayed relevant in Hollywood for over half a century. Oh yeah, he directs movies too! Here are five of Howard's most underrated works.
5. WillowThis fantasy tale about a magical dwarf (played by Warwick Davis) that must save a special child from an Evil Queen definitely holds a soft spot for anyone who grew up in the 80s. The film also made a star out of Davis, who later went onto lampoon his typecasting as Willow in the hilarious Ricky Gervais-produced comedy Life's Too Short.
4. Night ShiftIn one of Howard's earliest directorial efforts, Henry "The Fonz" Winkler plays an ex-Wall Street trader that finds refuge in his less stressful job at a wacky New York City morgue. Night Shift also features an early appearance by a young Kevin Costner, as well as a 10-year-old Shannen Doherty and one of TV star Shelley Long's few memorable big-screen roles.
3. BackdraftBefore NBC's (gasp!) Chicago Fire, there was Ron Howard's gritty, authentic-as-a-punch-in-the-face portrayal of a group of rough-and-tumble firefighters that are trying to chase down a serial arsonist. Side note, Backdraft is still the highest grossing-movie ever to be made about firemen. In your face, Ladder 49!
2. RansomGimme back my son! Mel Gibson utters those iconic words with such zeal in this highly-entertaining Howard film about a kidnapping gone wrong that a hysterical YouTube video was recently made parodying it. Never seen it? Check it out below.
1. Cinderella ManThis inspiring rags to riches story about the Depression-era boxer James J. Braddock, who defies all odds (as well as a broken hand) to become the heavyweight champion of the world is right up there with Raging Bull and Rocky as one of the greatest boxing movies ever made. Although nominated for three Academy Awards, however, Cinderella Man was quickly forgotten after its 2005 release. Let's hope film buffs and scholars are kinder to this overlooked Ron Howard classic.
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Terrence Howard has agreed to stay away from his ex-wife Michelle Ghent for the next three years after a restraining order against the actor was made permanent. The Iron Man star has been locked in a nasty legal battle with Ghent since their split in 2011, and their latest court fight centres around allegations Howard attacked his ex after reuniting with her for a family holiday in Costa Rica this summer (13).
The actor hit back at the claims and insisted he was the real victim in the altercation, accusing Ghent of using mace on him, his adult daughter and another relative.
They both applied for restraining orders against one another following the incident, but a U.S. judge only approved Ghent's request for protection - and the actor was temporarily banned from contacting her in August (13).
The restraining order was made permanent on Wednesday (18Sep13), when Howard agreed to abide by the ruling and cover his ex-wife's $14,800 (£9,867) legal fees, according to TMZ.com.