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Hulk on Divorce: "Holy Smokes"

11/24/2007 8:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hulk HoganWrestling star Hulk Hogan didn't learn of his impending divorce from his soon-to-be ex wife Linda -- but rather from a reporter in Florida. Whoa, brother!

As TMZ first reported, Linda filed the papers on Tuesday. But when called for comment by a St. Petersburg Times reporter, Hulk simply said, "Thank you for the great information," and hung up.

The Hulkster called the paper back five minutes later and said, "I'm kind of shocked ... You caught me off-guard. Holy smokes. Wow, you just knocked the bottom out of me."

The couple went through problems on their VH1 reality show, but eventually reconciled.

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Francis, who is currently in jail in Reno, Nev., tells Page Six, "I fear for my life if I have to go back there ... I think I would have been dead or I'd be drooling in a cup." A tad dramatic, no? Francis tells the paper he was denied toilet paper or meals, and said, "They treated me like I was a terrorist," he said. "They'd put my food just out of reach and laugh with each other, 'Oh, I guess Joe wasn't hungry today.'"

Joe is awaiting trial in Reno for federal tax evasion, then it's on to Florida to face charges he used two minors in a sexual performance -- though both girls later admitted to lying about their ages.

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61.

Steven Millan    

As far as the Hulkster is concerned,Divorce-A-Rama is running wild !!!!

2422 days ago
62.

jon and kate are octomoms role models    

Now, all the Hogans will become Jesus-freaks and start carrying the Bible around like Paris Hilton did. They will all of a sudden believe in the power of forgiveness, and ask the victim to forgive them so they can keep all their money. Then they will write self-help books about the power of forgiveness. They will go on Larry King Live and he will ask them what their favorite Bible passage is, since they will claim to read the Bible every day. Their collective response to Larry's question will be "Duh.........????? We don't have a favorite passage......"Double-Duh"........

2422 days ago
63.

Dog is a racist mutt!    

Suzy, I think you could paste that to a number of blogs! I could've sworn that was a comment on Dog Chapman! Or Paris. Or.............bla, bla bla!

2422 days ago
64.

david cook rocks    

the reality show curse strikes again

2422 days ago
65.

jon and kate are octomoms role models    

Yeah, Fur sure, the Hogan's will find some kinda way to milk all the money they can out of this tragedy...They will market "Pray for John" tee-shirts, caps and beer holders...write self-help books how the power of prayer has changed their lives...sell "HULKSTER" Bibles and religious trinkets...the possibilites are endless...if there's a way to make money...they're all over it...they need to put the daughter in a convent...the son in a monastary...and Mom and Dad need to due penance the rest of their lives by helping the poor, disabled, homeless and comatose...RIGHT ON...............BROTHER.....

2422 days ago
66.

Robin    

#65, u hit the nail on the head. another reality show bites the dust. Who would air their "dirty laundy" and booty on reality for fame. I like to curl up in bed with my spouse,sleep well and say tomorrow is another day. Is there something wrong with working for peanuts, raising great kids and all being a family at the end of the day. Happy belated Thanksgiving to all. But also remember Thanksgiving is everyday and money comes and goes. "who's in your house"?

2422 days ago
67.

THEMOMMA    

SO NOW JOHN'S FAMILY HAVE 2 FAMILIES TO GO AFTER ..... HULK'S MONEY AND LINDA'S MONEY ............ SHE'S JUST AS LIABLE AS HE IS IF NOT MORE ....... SHE THOUGHT ALL HIS STUPID STUFF WAS SOOO FUNNY BUT AS IT TURNS OUT NOT SOOOOOO MUCH ................. NOW THE OL' HAG WILL LIVE OFF AND MONEY HER UGLY DAUGHTER CAN PULL IN ..................

2422 days ago
68.

David    

His CPA's told him to divorce in order to reduce the payout he's got to make to that poor brain-dead Marine... DUH.

These people are ENTERTAINERS... there job is to play people.

2422 days ago
69.

Jamie Lynn    

IF HE WERENT SO OBSESSED W/BROOKE HE'D HAVE SAVED HIS MARRIAGE.

2422 days ago
70.

Jamie Lynn    

hogan is going to be sooooo broke after this divorce and the $$$ that john's family is going to be getting because of nick. no nice little castle to live in. he may have to go back to wrestling and start getting his ass kicked again to make him more humble. nick you are the reason your ugly mother is leaving she knows hogan ain't going to be worth squat.

2422 days ago
71.

Frybread    

Hulk has nothing to worry about. He can just move on to a woman 20+ years his junior, like all the other famous, rich dudes.

2422 days ago
72.

P-Type    

As I keep saying- they will "divorce"- and still live together for their kids sake.

2422 days ago
73.

WHAT!!!    

yup, its a big ploy. i hope the lawyers are reviewing all this and looking into all these red flags. linda on tv lying, brooke and linda in a car racing, nicks dumb interview in rides, brooke saying the kid is fine like nothing is wrong, nicks dumb blog entries which now his profile is private, the lovely youtube videos of this idiot, the fact that graziano was on his drift team so nick knew better then to drive without knowing his passenger had on a seatbelt, plus the underage drinking, nick lying about his sponsors, him being showed on his own show as being lazy and disrespectful with no guidance whatsoever, now a divorce to seperate the money so they wont have to give it up to a "friend" their son hurt, the list goes on and on. i really hope those lawyers fry the hell out of their peroxide splattered brains.

2422 days ago
74.

Peter "up" North    

Joe Francis is worried when he goes to prison in Florida he's going to run into some girls father thats been in one of his videos and is going to make Joe his bitch

2422 days ago
75.

IhateJon    

http://www.sunbiz.org/scripts/corofflis.exe?action=OFFBWD&action_dir=B&princ_comp_name=BOLLEATERRY&names_cor_number=L05000057160&princ_type=P&cor_web_princ_seq=0001

If you go there you can see all the corporations both Linda and Hulk Hogan have. I guess what John could get from a lawsuit will be determined by what is actually held in corporations. I don't think they could attach assets that are owned by Hulk's corporations, can they?

2422 days ago
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