"Scandal" star Columbus Short is being allowed to return to his home -- after being banned from the premises for allegedly threatening to kill his wife -- but he won't have time to get comfortable ... a judge is giving Short just 2 hours at home to get his stuff ... and get out.
Short was in court today seeking permission to move back into his house after his wife obtained a restraining order, barring him from entering the home -- but a judge denied his request.
Instead, the judge gave Short 2 hours next Monday to go to the house and gather any belongings he needs ... and only with his attorney present.
TMZ broke the story ... Tanee Short got the restraining order, claiming Short had threatened to kill her during an explosive fight in their Chatsworth home April 7. Tanee claimed Short pinned her down, choked her, and threatened to stab her unless she admitted to having affairs.
She also claimed Short put a knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.
Tanee has since filed for divorce and wants sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Wife Files for Separation
... After 20 Years
4/22/2014 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Marriage was NOT as good as it gets for Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife -- she just filed for separation from the Oscar-winning actor after 20 years of marriage, TMZ has learned.
Sara Kapfer filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. She and Cuba were high school sweethearts and got married in 1994. They have 3 children, 2 of whom are minors.
Sara wants joint legal and physical custody. According to the docs, child support will be determined later.
It's surprising -- just last year, Cuba gushed about his wife on "The View," talking about how wonderful it is to be married to someone for so long.
Files for Divorce from Amy Poehler
4/16/2014 4:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This is not a trick, Michael -- "Arrested Development" star Will Arnett has officially filed for divorce from Amy Poehler ... nearly two years after the couple separated.
According to court documents, Arnett wants joint legal and physical custody of their two sons aged 5 and 3. He also wants visitation.
43-year-old Arnett and 42--year-old Poehler got married in 2003.
Since they separated, Arnett has reportedly been dating Billy Joel's ex-wife Katie Lee and Poehler has been linked to comedian Nick Kroll.
This is Arnett's second divorce and Poehler's first.
TV Star Giselle Fernandez
NEWSFLASH ... It's Over ... And I'm Rich
4/15/2014 4:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Journalist and TV host Giselle Fernandez just lost 180 pounds ... by dumping her husband after 11 years of marriage ... and according to legal docs, she's quick to point out ... she makes a fortune.
52-year-old Fernandez filed for legal separation from business exec John Farrand on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.
And this is interesting ... Giselle is NOT asking for spousal support, saying in her docs, "I was the breadwinner." Giselle claims she typically works 40 hours a week and earns an impressive $41,667 per month.
Other fun stuff -- Fernandez claims she spends $6,500 a month on rent and $2,000 on GROCERIES.
The couple was married at their Beverly Hills home back in November 2002. They have a 7-year-old daughter, and Giselle wants joint custody.
In addition to "Access Hollywood," Fernandez guest anchored for "CBS Early Show," "CBS Evening News," "NBC Today," "NBC Nightly News," and even appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" (she didn't last long).
Johnny to Victor
There Will Be No Mutual Masturbation
From Here on Out!
4/15/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Johnny Weir wrote a 5-page post-nup which is part of his newfangled reconciliation package with Victor Voronov -- and Johnny makes it clear mutual masturbation will NOT be tolerated.
TMZ broke the story ... Johnny and Victor agreed over the weekend to call off their divorce, but Victor wanted Johnny to sign a document apologizing for trashing Victor in the media and promising to keep Johnny's mom out of their relationship.
So Johnny fired back with a document of his own, which, among other things, defines the type of cheating that will not be tolerated. The document -- obtained by TMZ -- lists the following:
-- sex outside the marriage
-- oral sex outside the marriage
-- kissing or making out
-- aggressive flirting
-- mutual masturbation
-- social media/grindr/dating
And it gets better. According to the document, if either one has a situation where they're "in close range or contact with someone from our past or someone to be part of the future" ... the other can veto the contact. Johnny specifically gives an example of a figure skater he dated.
The document also requires joint STD tests every 6 months with the results being read with both in the room.
And there's a section about splitting assets if they ultimately get divorced: "Should a gift be given, i.e., the Cartier Roadster (R.I.P.), the gift belongs to you." Someone broke the watch!
And finally ... there's a section titled "Ultimatums." Johnny lists examples of Victor's ultimatums, including, "If I give you one more day to get your bank records to me, then I want to have a free f*** of anyone I want."
Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie
Do They Look Separated to You?
4/14/2014 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie don't look like people that recently separated ... instead, they were hanging together at Coachella this weekend looking every bit the married couple.
Duff and her NHL player hubby announced their separation back in January, but still managed to take a family vacation together over Valentine's Day (see below).
Perhaps this relationship isn't over until the divorce attorney sings.
I'm Done With French Montana
For Possibly Banging Khloe
4/12/2014 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It seems French Montana is banging Khloe Kardashian ... and his main squeeze Trina is hotter than fish grease over it -- and the rapper's now telling friends she's done with his tricky ass.
Trina and French weren't officially BF and GF -- but we're told they were living together in New Jersey -- sources close to the couple say she was devastated after seeing video of Khloe/Montana all over each other last week at a strip club.
We're told Trina feels like she got played -- She and French were talking regularly up until a few weeks ago when he started working in L.A. on his next album ... and now it's radio silence.
There's been no confirmation Khloe and French are dating -- but they're definitely banging, right?
Let Freedom Ring
4/11/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Unlike his estranged wife Gwyneth Paltrow, Coldplay singer Chris Martin isn't wasting any time showing off his new "uncoupled" status to the world -- stepping out in NYC this week with no wedding ring on his finger.
As we reported, Gwyneth and Chris announced their separation last month -- aka their "conscious uncoupling."
But Gwyneth is obviously taking a much slower approach to letting go of their 11-year marriage -- the actress was seen still wearing her wedding ring in L.A. on Sunday.
Moon Zappa Divorce
Our Kid Will Still Get the Star Treatment
4/11/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Moon Zappa and "Matchbox Twenty" drummer Paul Doucette just finalized their divorce ... and they agree on one thing ... their daughter will live like a glamorous Hollywood princess.
According to their divorce docs ... 9-year-old Mathilda will get the standard celeb kid trappings -- private schools and music lessons -- but Moon and Paul also signed off on ... "photo or video shoots for Mathilda's career."
Also ... they've agreed to never allow her to be "baby-sat by a hotel baby-sitting service, fun rooms or the equivalent."
The docs show Doucette will pay Zappa $8K a month in spousal support for the next 5 years ... and another $6K a month in child support.
Plus, they'll split the money Paul made from more than 50 songs he's written or co-written -- including "Matchbox Twenty" gems ... "If You're Gone" and "How Far We've Come."
Sappy adult contemporary -- supporting famous kids since 2014.
'Cosby Show' Star
Wife Crushes 'Cockroach'
Files for Divorce
4/10/2014 4:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The guy who played Martin's pal on TV is in the market for a new wingman -- Carl Payne's wife has filed for divorce ... TMZ has learned.
Melika Payne cites irreconcilable differences in the docs she filed last month in L.A. County Superior Court. The couple has a son, and she's asking for sole physical custody and joint legal.
Melika also wants spousal support from Carl -- who's probably best known as Walter "Cockroach" Bradley ... Theo's pal on "The Cosby Show."
Carl and Melika got married back in 1992 -- the same year he started on "Martin" -- and separated in 2012.
Small consolation, but 20-years is a pretty damn good run in Hollywood ... or just about anywhere, these days.
Big Sean & Naya Rivera Split
Couples Therapy Made Me Realize
I WANTED OUT!
4/10/2014 7:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Big Sean broke off his engagement to Naya Rivera because he was scared off by her violent fits of anger and jealousy.
As we reported, the rapper announced yesterday he and Naya had called off their wedding -- we're told B.S. made the decision weeks ago after realizing his fiancee was way too controlling.
Our sources say Naya demanded to know where he was at all times and would threaten him by saying things like, "If you don't listen to what I say, I'll ruin your career."
We're told she was suspicious whenever Sean was with other women and would work herself up into jealous rages ... once breaking an expensive lamp during a rampage in his home.
We're also told Big Sean and Naya went to couples counseling -- which apparently worked because Sean realized how much he HATED being a couple ... and decided to get the hell out.
We've reached out to Naya's camp ... but so far, no response.
Big Sean to Naya Rivera
But I Didn't Jack Your Jewelry
4/9/2014 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The split between Big Sean and Naya Rivera is already turning nasty -- with Naya accusing the rapper of stealing expensive jewelry from her house.
Sean's rep announced today that Sean had called off their engagement and wedding ... but insisted "recent rumors and accusations" had nothing to do with the breakup -- a reference to reports claiming he cheated.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... the cheating rumors are 100% false and that Sean actually made the decision to call off the wedding weeks ago. We're told he thought Naya was too controlling and too jealous of the women he worked with and met on tour.
The "Glee" star took to Twitter today to accuse BS of thievery ... claiming he stole a pricey Rolex watch from her. But sources tell us the watch was Sean's in the first place -- he bought it for himself when he became successful. We're told Sean gave it to Naya to wear ... but it was never hers to keep.
So, Big Sean leaves the relationship with his watch, his enormous member ... and their potential to attract new women.
Sophie Turner Divorce
You Take Piven, I'll Take Our Daughter
... Says Dissed Hubby
4/7/2014 11:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sophie Turner -- the hot blonde model who's been linked to Jeremy Piven -- will soon be free to date openly again ... because her husband just filed for divorce ... and it looks like he's out for blood.
In the divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Gianmichele Gennari wants physical and legal custody of their 7-year-old daughter, Angelica.
As we reported ... Gennari claims Turner effectively abandoned their family from time to time, choosing to hit the town till all hours of the morning ... sometimes with Piven. He says she pretended to be single -- not wearing her wedding ring -- and acted hot to trot.
Gennari wants full physical and legal custody of their child. He ONLY wants her to have monitored visits. He also wants her to pay him spousal support.