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Dennis Hopper

Life Is Expensive

4/5/2010 3:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0405_dennis_hopper_tmz_bnIt cost $26,000 a month to keep Dennis Hopper alive.

During a court hearing today in his mega-bitter divorce case, Hopper's lawyers explained how the cash-strapped actor was spending a fortune each month to battle cancer and other health problems.

Nonetheless, the judge ordered Dennis to pay Victoria Hopper $8,000 a month in spousal support and another $4,000 a month in child support. But wait, there's more. The judge ordered Dennis to pay more than $9,000 a month in child care and household expenses.

The judge also said, "The best thing for this child is not to have his aunts, uncles and cousins fighting with his mother over this child."

The judge also ruled Victoria can continue living in a guest house on one of Dennis' properties -- and he has to pay for the mortgage.

But Victoria has to pay for half of the upkeep of their horses.

The problems of rich people ...

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DallasDiva    

Given his deteriorating health, if I were Dennis Hopper, I would figure out a way to set up a nice fund for my kids' future then blow the rest of my money on drugs, sex and other frivolous things, hoping either the sex and/or drugs kills me quicker than the disease. Then his b!tch of a wife couldn't get anything. And this is coming from a female.

1475 days ago
17.

FlowerChild    

Doesn't this guy have enough wealthy friends who could easily part with tons of money in order to pay his medical expenses??????? What the hell are rich friends for?????

1475 days ago
18.

p51d007    

Under Obamacare, poor Mr. Hopper would be required to take a pain pill, go home and die, because he is a drain on the system.
God speed Mr. Hopper, hope you beat it!

1475 days ago
19.

Robyn    

Right on Kate! You hit the nail right on the head. He should have stayed with the starter wife who would love him no matter what.

1475 days ago
20.

THINK TANK    

The weak old man defence is one of the best defences.GOOD thing the judge didn`t buy into that,he stuck it in they they are sticking him.C-HOPPER CHOPPER HOP HOP HOPPNER some rich dudes that cashed in the hippy biker movies insiders at that.Weak art weak father weak life..I`d sign everything over to the kid when the kids turns 25 and than get some cash if I needed any or find a hole in the wall.Life doe`snt go on forever on this plane.

1475 days ago
21.

Thunder Thighs    

TO ALL MEN DO NOT GET MARRIED!!!!! WHY GIVE HALF OF YOUR PAYCHECK TO PUSSY??? HIT IT THEN QUIT IT. ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

1475 days ago
22.

Wombat    

He ought to go on Larry King Live with her and his lawyer. While on the air he should sign a will leaving everything he has to her in exchange for her being by his side when the end comes...then just before he dies...he shoots her in the head...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

1475 days ago
23.

Thunder Thighs    

TO ALL MEN DO NOT GET MARRIED!!!!! WHY GIVE HALF OF YOUR PAY CHECK TO PUSSY??? HIT IT THEN QUIT IT. ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

1475 days ago
24.

Chell    

Can I be someone's trophy wife? I have a mortgage to pay...

1475 days ago
25.

tarded    

hey- it sucks he's ill, but he married the gold digger and had a kid with her, so he has to pay. i only feel sorry for the daughter.

1474 days ago
26.

SP    

Once Obamacare kicks in people like him will not have to worry about that expense, he will just be told to take a pain pill until he dies. They will not spend that kind of money on an old person like this, plus he will not be able to pay for it out of his own pocket either.

1474 days ago
27.

mr. ?    

Well i was there during this long trial Mr. Hoppers lawyer was doing all the talking for most of the time. Am no actor but i know bad acting when i see it, After the trail i could notice a Grinch smile from Ms. Hooper. Did u know that some of Mr. Hooper's money is paying for poor Ms Hooper dog who has a bad back O poor dog.

1474 days ago
28.

Jamaican Sam    

"Hollywood. Where young men turn to old women"

1473 days ago
29.

dsdsdem    

someone please provide one example of a noteworthy performance by this clown. why does anyone care how bad his death is proceeding?

1472 days ago
30.

Thunder Thighs    

Get a job you lazy, evil bitch! She doesn't deserve anything she wanted him dead! Spousal support is such bull shit, if there is a prenup go by that. Child support I can totally understand, but really, $8,000 per month so she can sip lattes at Starbucks and shop on Rodeo while he can't even get out of bed. Only thing I am not surprised about in this case is that that hag Gloria Alred and her have not hooked up. They would be a perfect match!

1470 days ago
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