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Michelle Kwan Husband Files for Divorce

3/29/2017 10:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0329-michella-kwan-clay-pell-tmz-03Michelle Kwan's marriage is on ice, because her husband has just filed for divorce.

According to legal docs, Clay Pell cites irreconcilable differences for the breakdown of his marriage to the 36-year-old, 5-time world champion figure skater and 2-time Olympic medalist.  

Clay is mum on spousal support but he does want her to foot the bills from his lawyer.

The couple married in January 2013. 35-year-old Clay was a White House National Security staffer under President Obama. He also ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Rhode Island.

They have no kids so if there's legal beef, it will be over property.

Christina & Tarek El Moussa We Want More 'Flip or Flop' ... Bring On Season 8!

3/29/2017 9:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

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The only place Christina and Tarek El Moussa are going is back to flipping houses for their hit TV show -- at least that's their plan ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the show tell us Christina and Tarek are currently in talks with HGTV for a new season ... and they want to keep the production rolling, despite their divorce.

We're told reports "Flip or Flop" is dead in the water after season 7 just aren't true, and Christina isn't shopping around her own show either. The ratings are holding strong, after all.

Sources also tell us the former couple is excited for the attention the spin-offs will bring to their OG version, and that's why they're actively negotiating. 

Bottom line ... ball's in HGTV's court. So far, the network isn't commenting on season 8.

Jodie Sweetin Ex-Fiance Arrested

3/27/2017 3:06 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0327_Justin-Hodak-Arrest_tmz_wmJodie Sweetin's ex-fiance was just arrested for violating an order requiring him to stay clear of her.

Justin Hodak was arrested in Sherman Oaks, CA Monday ... days after she obtained a restraining order.

According to legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Jodie claims earlier this month they had a nuclear fight, exacerbated by what she says was his anger triggered by steroids and alcohol. She says that's when she ended their engagement.

She says he threatened to kill himself with a 9mm pistol if she made him leave. He left the house with a gun, leaving behind an assault rifle. He also threatened suicide by cop.

Jodie got a restraining order requiring Hodak to stay 100 yards away from her, but Monday Jodie called police and reported a suspicious car in front of her house. When cops arrived they saw Hodak drive by, coming just feet from her home, so they stopped the car and arrested him.

Jodie Sweetin Tells Cops Fiance Might Kill Himself After Engagement Ends

3/27/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324-jodie-sweetin-justin-hodak-getty-01Jodie Sweetin called 911 when her now ex-fiance stormed out of their house claiming he wanted to kill himself ... and it led to him going to jail.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sweetin told them Justin Hodak was out of control after they had a nuclear fight during which she ended the engagement. She said Hodak threatened to kill himself and she was worried he'd make good on his threat.

Cops arrived and spoke with Jodie, who told them he had a gun in one of the bedrooms. Cops retrieved it, ran Hodak's rap sheet and found he was a felon, so possessing a gun was illegal.

We're told Hodak returned home later and cops were waiting. They slapped the cuffs on him and took him to jail.

Hodak bailed out a few hours later.

We reached out, but he had no comment.

Phaedra Parks & Apollo Nida Judge Says ... Not So Fast, You're Still Married!!!

3/24/2017 1:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0324_Phaedra-Parks_apollo-nida-tmzupdate_graphic_red_barPhaedra's rep Steve Honig tells us, "It’s very confusing why a man who is engaged and enjoys frequent visits with his fiancée would work so aggressively to avoid ending his marriage."

"Regardless, Phaedra is reviewing her options with her attorney to determine the most efficient path toward ending this marriage so she can move forward and focus on raising strong, healthy and happy children.”update_grey_gray_barPhaedra Parks' ride in the single lane has come to a screeching halt -- a judge tossed out her divorce judgment because it was unfair to Apollo Nida.

The judge said he was troubled by a number of things, including Phaedra "intentionally misspelling the parties names." 

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- hizzoner also said he was troubled Apollo was given the impression he would attend future divorce hearings from prison, which was always out of the question.

Apollo was also not informed of the final hearing or served with docs notifying him the divorce was final.

So, back to the drawing board.

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Orlando Bloom His New Cliff-hanger

3/22/2017 6:56 AM PDT

0322-orlando-bloom-akm-arrow-01Orlando Bloom's leaving us in suspense with a new cliff-hanger ... by jumping off a cliff.

Orlando's in St. Barts with Kristy Hinze and her billionaire husband James Clark -- been there since Friday, actually -- and he's getting over Katy Perry in exhilarating fashion.

Geronimo. 

Mel B What I Really Really Want Is a Divorce

3/20/2017 4:42 PM PDT
Breaking News

0320-mel-b-divorce-tmzMel B is divorcing her husband of almost 10 years ... Stephen Belafonte, and it's been months in the making.

Mel reportedly filed her divorce petition, citing irreconcilable differences -- and according to the docs they've been separated since December 28, 2016.

She and Stephen got married back in June 2007 after only 5 months of dating. They have one daughter, 5-year-old Madison ... and Mel is asking for joint custody.

The Spice Girls singer and 'AGT' judge also wants the court to terminate any spousal support to Belafonte. People first reported the split.

Darius McCrary Wife Files for Divorce Fears for Daughter

3/13/2017 4:29 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

0313_Tammy-Brawner-Darius-McCrary-tmz-instagramDarius McCrary's wife is divorcing him, and wants the judge to keep him away from their infant daughter until he gets help for booze, drugs and rage.

Tammy Brawner filed in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences, and made it clear she has serious concerns about 1-year-old Zoey's safety. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Tammy says she wants Darius to "attend alcohol/drug abuse and batterers' intervention classes."

She wants his visitation rights cut off until the "Family Matters" star provides proof he's completed a treatment program.

Not shockingly, Tammy wants legal and physical custody of Zoey. She's also asking for spousal support.

We broke the story ... the exes both have restraining orders against each other, with each claiming to be a victim of spousal abuse.

Adriana Lima, Julian Edelman Broke Up Over Kids

3/9/2017 12:12 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0309-edelman-lima-breakup-tmz-3It's not often people turn down a chance to knock up a supermodel ... but NFL star Julian Edelman told Adriana Lima he's not ready for more kids and that was one of the main reasons they split.

Multiple sources connected to both sides tell us ... the couple broke things off a few weeks ago after months of casual dating.

Distance was definitely a factor -- Lima lives in Miami, Julian lives in Boston and has a daughter in L.A.

But we're also told both stars are on completely different pages when it comes to family planning -- Adriana wants more kids. Edelman does not ... at least right now.

We're told Edelman was taken by surprise by the baby talk -- he didn't think things were THAT serious. Lima was all about it and felt he could be "the one."

Things were frigid after the split -- Lima and Edelman unfollowed each other on Instagram. 

We're guessing both insanely beautiful, wealthy people won't have an issue rebounding. 

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Joe Biden's Daughter-in-Law Kathleen Divorce Docs She Kicked Him Out of the House

3/2/2017 10:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0302-kathleen-biden-hunter-biden-divorce-getty-01Joe Biden's daughter-in-law, Kathleen, has filed for divorce ... but long after she told her husband to leave the family home.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Kathleen claims she and Hunter Biden formally separated in October 2015, and they've been living separately ever since. She says in legal docs she asked him to leave July 5, 2015, "due to his conduct the night before." The docs go on to say they had a prior agreement, if he engaged in the conduct in question he would leave.

She doesn't describe the "conduct," but does say it "creates situations that are unsafe or traumatic for the parties' children, and his judgment is frequently impaired."

She also says in the docs ... Hunter spent lavishly on his own interests including, "drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations." Kathleen says his habits have depleted their funds available to pay legitimate bills -- and adds they've maxed out credit cards, have double mortgages on 2 properties, and more than $300k in unpaid taxes.

Kathleen wants their temporary spousal support to be $20k per month for herself, and $5k per month for Hunter.

The October filing date is significant because the separation occurred just 2 months after stories surfaced Hunter was allegedly caught up in the Ashley Madison scandal ... something he denied.

The divorce docs were filed last December. Hunter is now involved with Hallie, the widow of his brother, Beau, who died in May 2015 from brain cancer.

She's asking for sole physical and legal custody of their 1 minor child. They have 3 kids, and 2 are adults.

He's asking for joint physical and legal custody.

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Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Respectfully & Lovingly No Longer Banging

3/1/2017 6:25 AM PST

0301-sub-katy-perry-orlando-bloom-wireimage-01Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are officially on a break from each other ... but a very tender one.

The couple were together Sunday night at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, but Tuesday night their reps said, “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”

The statement to US Weekly was reminiscent of Chris and Gwyneth's "conscious uncoupling," but bottom line is ... you're probably gonna see them out with other people very soon. In fact the "rumors" line might have been a reference to shots of Orlando chatting up a woman last week at a pre-Oscars event. To be fair, looks like friendly conversation.

Katy and Orlando were together just over a year.


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Mariah Carey Burns $250k Wedding Dress Take That, Packer!!

2/3/2017 12:51 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0203-mariah-carey-wedding-dress-fire-TMZ-YOUTUBE-02Mariah Carey's sending a harsh -- and expensive -- message to ex James Packer by scorching the actual wedding dress she was going to wear when they walked down the aisle.

Mariah chucks the gown in the fire in her new "I Don't" music vid ... which features YG. Sources close to her say it's no prop either ... it's THE custom $250,000 Valentino she got last year before she called off the Bora Bora wedding to Packer.

Obviously, the wedding never happened ... but luckily the dress was still laying around for the epic scene in the video. Makes sense -- the song's a breakup anthem.

One more shot at Packer -- we're told the video was shot at the former couple's mansion in Calabasas. The burn is real. 


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Judge Joe Brown Divorce Final Hizzoner Keeps Crib, Recliner

2/3/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

0202-judge-joe-brown-TMZ-02Judge Joe Brown's long divorce battle's finally seen its last day in court ... he's officially single.

Joe's patience might have paid off ... because he's making off nicely. He'll keep a Tennessee home, a Porsche 911, Range Rover, Land Rover and Jeep ... according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Joe also keeps the leather reclining chair ... a bachelor must.

But he doesn't get off scot-free ... Joe's gotta pay his ex, Deborah Herron, $2,219 a month in spousal support ... and she gets to keep a Lance Armstrong spin bike, stair climber and the Bowflex.

Good luck!

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