Kirk Kerkorian -- the billionaire who once owned United Artists and the MGM Hotel in Vegas -- has fired back against his ex-wife who is gunning to put him under a conservatorship, calling her a serial liar motivated by unbridled greed.
Lisa Bonder had filed legal docs claiming the 95-year-old Kirk was being held hostage by people in his company and she wanted someone to step in and, at the very least, allow Kirk to re-establish a relationship with their 15-year-old daughter Kira.
Now Kirk has fired back in legal docs, saying, "The only person Lisa Bonder has ever cared about is Lisa Bonder." Kirk says Lisa is a proven liar many times over -- for starters, he notes she deceived him into believing Kira was his kid by rigging a DNA test -- he says she took the DNA from Kirk's natural child and passed it off as Kira's.
Even though Kirk's not the dad, he stepped up for benefit of Kira and agreed to pay child support, but he says it's never been enough for Lisa. Kirk had agreed to pay $50,000 a month in child support, but Lisa wanted $100,000. After Kirk agreed to pay her $100k and gave her more than $10 million to just go away, she came back and asked for $500k a month.
Kirk notes in the docs that Lisa has lied to multiple judges about what she claims are Kira's needs, only to be shut down and exposed as a liar.
Kirk believes Lisa wants a conservatorship because she thinks she can screw him out of more money with a conservator.
NBA superstar Tim Duncan has filed legal docs in his divorce case, asking the judge to put the brakes on the dissolution of his marriage until the San Antonio Spurs clinch the NBA championship.
TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in Bexar County, Texas, in which Duncan makes the case that his employment "is currently making extraordinary demands on him and hopefully will continue to make those demands for the next 30 or so days." Translation -- he's banking on a ring.
Duncan's wife, Amy, filed for divorce in March, saying she wanted to end their 12-year marriage which she says has become "insupportable because of discord and conflict."
In the docs, Duncan reveals he has a prenup, which he wants enforced. This is important because Duncan got married 4 years AFTER he was selected in the first round of the NBA draft. In 2012, he inked a 3-year, $36 million deal, and that's just the last contract. Dude is worth a fortune.
Duncan also says he expects he and Amy will reach an agreement on financial support for their two small kids.
BTW ... Duncan's request may not be wishful thinking. The Spurs are up 2-0 on the Memphis Grizzlies and just 2 victories from playing in the NBA finals.
Amanda Bynes is back on the streets ... the judge released her on her own recognizance moments ago in NYC -- after she offered a hysterical excuse for her alleged bong-tossing arrest.
Amanda told the judge the bong cops say she threw out of her apartment window last night was "just a vase."
Prosecutors requested Bynes be held in lieu of $1,000 bail. The judge instead chose to let her go without bail ... but gave her a stern warning that if she missed her court date in July an arrest warrant would be issued.
Amanda was escorted out of court by an officer ... and left, on her own, in a taxicab.
9:30 AM PT -- Amanda has been formally charged with attempted evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and marijuana possession.
8:52 AM PT -- TMZ obtained the criminal complaint from the incident ... which says a man in Amanda's building told cops he witnessed the actress smoking a joint in the first floor lobby.
The report says an officer went to Amanda's room ... and saw a bong on the kitchen counter.
According to the report, the cop -- wearing a "full police uniform" -- asked Amanda about the bong ... and that's when the actress flipped out.
Here's the cop's narrative -- "I observed [Amanda] grab said bong, run to the westbound-facing window, and throw it out the window where numerous pedestrians were walking on the 8 Avenue and West 47 Street sidewalks below."
Bynes was immediately arrested for reckless endangerment, possession of weed and tampering with evidence.
Amanda Bynes was arrested in her NYC apartment Thursday night for marijuana possession and throwing evidence out the window ... TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement sources ... a building official called police after spotting Amanda in the lobby with a joint, acting erratically and talking to herself. We're told when cops arrived they knocked at her door and she let them in.
Our sources say when police saw the bong Amanda quickly tossed it out the window ... which fortunately didn't hit anyone on the street below.
Amanda, who was wearing a platinum blonde wig, was placed under arrest and went ballistic, yelling, "Don't you know who I am?"
She was booked for criminal possession of pot, as well as reckless endangerment and FELONY tampering with evidence.
Our law enforcement sources say Amanda was briefly taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and then taken to the station for booking.
But the cop shop wasn't the last stop. A cuffed Amanda was then taken to night court just before midnight. She's still there in a holding cell, waiting for a judge. She should get a hearing sometime this AM.
Fox News honcho Roger Ailes is coming out SWINGING against the U.S. government ... after the FBI secretly seized a Fox News reporter's phone and email records because of his work on a story about N. Korea's nuclear program.
Backstory -- the reporter at the heart of the drama is James Rosen, who was labeled a "co-conspirator" in a leak investigation for allegedly speaking with State Department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim about North Korea's nuclear program. The Justice Department charged Kim with violating the Espionage Act for his contact with Rosen.
Now for Ailes -- who just fired off a letter to Fox employees yesterday, voicing his anger over the government's actions.
"The recent news about the FBI’s seizure of the phone and email records of Fox News employees, including James Rosen, calls into question whether the federal government is meeting its constitutional obligation to preserve and protect a free press in the United States."
He continues, "We reject the government's efforts to criminalize the pursuit of investigative journalism and falsely characterize a Fox News reporter to a Federal judge as a 'co-conspirator' in a crime."
"The administration’s attempt to intimidate Fox News and its employees will not succeed and their excuses will stand neither the test of law, the test of decency, nor the test of time. We will not allow a climate of press intimidation, unseen since the McCarthy era, to frighten any of us away from the truth."
"To be a Fox journalist is a high honor, not a high crime."
Shades of Watergate paranoia? Seems like this BS is more nonpartisan than everyone thought.
Eva Longoria ... a-list actress, producer, entrepreneur, and now proud owner of a Master's degree! How'd she pull it off while still acting -- and what's she going to do with her degree? Eva joined us to talk higher ed and future job prospects.Plus, world renowned MMA fighter…