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Matt Lauer and Wife Flip-Flop on Divorce

10/4/2006 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Matt Lauer DivorceSo are they or aren't they? As they await their third child together, Matt Lauer and his wife Annette are trying to keep their marriage from dissolving completely.

On Sept. 13, Annette Roque filed a petition in Manhattan Supreme Court seeking a split from her husband, but, according to Rush & Molloy, the former model is withdrawing the petition, and a rep for the couple says today that they're "not getting divorced." Last spring, the Lauers separated, then reconciled. It is unclear when the Lauers will welcome their impending arrival.


K-Fed To Get $10 Million After Split


If you were K-Fed, would you be taking care of the babies? Page Six reports today that Kevin Federline's walk-away package, in the event that he and wife Britney Spears ever split up, is $10 million – much more than has ever been reported. "Britney was leaving Kevin but then got pregnant again," according to a "frustrated family friend." He would have gotten his $10 mil – but has apparently stuck around at least to reap the professional fringe benefits of his rather more famous wife, like cameo appearances on a TV show and a rap album.

Tori Preggers -- Will It Fix Feud With Candy?


Tori Spelling, as many had suspected, is pregnant with her first child, and according to several reports today, she's three months into bringing baby along.

But it's still too early to tell whether the impending arrival will have any warming effect on the glacial rift between Tori and her mother Candy, who have had a very public tiff over the past year over everything from Tori's wedding to her inheritance to a tribute to her late father Aaron at the Emmy Awards.

According to People, the former "Beverly Hills 90210" star already plays stepmom to her husband Dean McDermott's 8-year-old son by ex-wife Mary Jo Eustace. McDermott also has a 1-year-old adopted daughter with Eustace. A friend of the couple says, "They're so excited."


Did ABC Pay $1 Mil For Babwa's Irwin Interview?


Barbara Walters' interview last week with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's widow Terri was a very big get for Walters and her network ABC – but at what price? According to Rush & Molloy, "sources inside and outside" ABC News are wondering whether a "licensing fee" that the network paid to the Irwin family of as much as $1 million is ethically acceptable. An ABC exec insists that the fee was more like "mid-six figures."

Still, a rep for ABC News says it's all on the up-and-up. "We do not pay for interviews. Period," says Jeff Schneider. "We paid a fair license fee for hours of exclusive material of Steve Irwin. Compensating rights-holders for their video is something that is a standard industry practice."

Though some ABC staffers were "taken aback" by the shell-out, Rush & Molloy also report that CBS offered even more for the same interview, which would have been done by Katie Couric. Even though CBS was willing to shell out a hard mil, the Aussies declined because Barbara Walters is better-known Down Under – because they get "The View."


Party Favors: "Lost" Is Found, Finally ... Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito To Wed ... Another Carrey Movie Kaput


The "Lost" boys and girls are finally back tonight, and the question that all the rabid fans of the show want answered, according to USA Today, is: Who are the Others, and what do they want with Jack? ... Actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Esposito, who've kept their romance very much under the radar, are engaged, says People. The marriage will be the first for both ... Jim Carrey and Cameron Diaz' much-hyped reunion flick, "A Little Game Without Consequence," has been shelved, says the Hollywood Reporter, making it the third movie in a row for Carrey to stall or shut down completely. Problems with the script are thought to be the culprit.


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1.

Cristal Hall    

No one is talking about the fact that Britney is the one who pursued Kevin Federline. She was the one who proposed to him! So, do you think it was necessary for him to live up to anyone's expectations?

2854 days ago
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Alyn Brodsky    

Federline is total trash--and the idea that this piece of garbage could get ten dollars, let alone ten MILLION, is enough to cause riots in the streets. As for Tori being knocked up--I find that the most esciting news since my last BM.

2911 days ago
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liz    

That could be the best 10 Million $$$ Britney has spent if K-Fed turns out to be as lousy as his action make him look to be.

2911 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Britt,pay the money and kick that thug to the curb,that money will come in handy when her gets into the dope dealing,he could really make some money,just think,10 million dime bags,$$$$$$$$$$$$,Britt will be broke and he will have a very high dollar operation.K-Thug maybe u can find some other stuipd girl and take ten million from her,Maybe Paris ,Shes very easy,very very very easy,she would have sex with you for nothing,but you need another pre nup.just to make sure,You dime bag selling thug.

2911 days ago
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Amy    


K-Fed is Bobby Brown all over again......................Hopefully it won't take Britney 14 years to figure that out! Cut your losses & go!!!!!!

2911 days ago
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the wife    

Britney should just cut hers losses and give him his money and start over.. She doesnt need a man in her life..

2911 days ago
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jaime    

if you want this marriage to work move to london.or somewhere else..seriously.people in us are too interested and opinionated to care if your chidren keep their parents together or not! also hubby wont be so insecure.

2911 days ago
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sam    

Wow, even Terri Irwin is a sell out? I guess it's a standard these days. Every one wants to make a buck of their dead relative. Is there such a thing as Australian Trailer Trash? I guess there's trailer trash everywhere. Sad.

2911 days ago
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Joyce    

Post #7--You sound more like trailer trash. Think about it. You were married to a wonderful man who respected wildlife enough to make it his life, with a child-like enthusiasm. You want to share this story with the world, so they will understand that as hard as it is to lose him, she's better for having known him for the 14 years she did. I watched the interview, and I cried, and I remembered Steve and how I got caught up in his "Crikey, Mates!" love of the animal kingdom. The money she received will no doubt be spent on the zoo, or helping endangered species, or some other way that will benefit not only animals, but people as well.

2911 days ago
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the wife    

#7, I think you are out of line calling her Australian trailer trash. I personally have a lot of respect for Terri Irwin. She is a woman with great faith and dignity. Did you ever think that she might have done the interview so maybe people will now leave them be to grieve? If she was paid for it then so what? We shouldn't judge her when I bet most people in here would take money for something like that too. I also really doubt she is jumping at the bit to spend it.

2911 days ago
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tk    

To #7.....Terri Irwin didn't take any money.....ABC had to pay for the rights to show any video/film clips of Steve Irwin because they are the property of other production companies (i.e. "Crocodile Hunter", "Collision Course" the movie, "Crocodile Hunter Diaries", anything from Animal Planet, etc.) ...that is standard practice in the media. So shut the f#$k up about Terri Irwin.....she is a class act. You're an idiot.

2911 days ago
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HOLLY    

WHY DOES BRITTNEY HAVE TO PAY THAT JERK ANYTHING?SHE MADE HIM AND SHE SHOULD BE ALOUD TO BREAK HIM.IF IT WASN'T FOR HER HE WOULD HAVE NOTHING.HE HASN'T HELPED HER CAREER HE'S HURT IT.WHERE IS HER MOM OR LEGAL HELP.MOST WOMAN GET MONEY FROM THERE HUSBANDS FOR HELPING THERE CAREER NOT VISE VERSA.WHAT AN IDIOT,BOTH OF THEM.POOR KIDS

2911 days ago
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Get over it    

Britney was retarded enough not to get a prenup now when she finally decides to smarten up she will have to foot the bill. Not to mention she is already stuck with 2 kids from that loser.

2911 days ago
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Tasha    

Suprise! Surprise!
K-Fed dumps his pregnant girlfriend to be with Britney. Now he leaves Britney at home, 3 weeks after giving birth to his 2nd child, to go run the streets in Vegas. C'mon Stevie Wonder could have seen the writing on this wall!
If the money is right , K-Fed will have NO problem walking out the door and Brit like Shar will be stuck taking care of his kids!

2911 days ago
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Zoe    

I'm all for Terri Irwin getting those millions. Heaven knows the media has spent the past month exploiting her husbands death in every way possible and cashing in at every opportunity, they should be giving some of it back.

2910 days ago
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