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Terrence Howard

Ex-Wife Claims

He's Screwing Me Royally Over 'Empire'

3/31/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrence Howard Ex Wife Money

Terrence Howard owes his ex-wife $508,000 and counting ... so she claims, and she's gunning for a payday.

Michelle Ghent claims Terrence has been hiding assets and grossly undervaluing what he makes a month to avoid his spousal support obligations.

TMZ broke the story ... Terrence is required to pay Michelle $5,800 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21% of the excess. According to her docs, Terrence made $125,000 an episode in Season 1 and he's sure to get a huge raise.

Michelle claims Terrence has not only failed to pay the 21%, but she says he's way behind in the $5,800 monthly obligation ... to the tune of more than $100k.

Also according to Michelle's docs, Terrence is using his first ex-wife's business to divert his earnings, making it appear he earns very little. In fact, Terrence claimed as recently as November all he was getting in the way of income was just shy of $6k a month ... money that was paid by the ex-wife's business.

"Empire" started shooting in September, so that's when the bucks started rolling in.

But all good things come to an end, and according to the divorce, Michelle's spousal support ends next year.

'CSI' Star Jon Wellner Divorce

My Wife Should Quit Acting

And Get A REAL Job

3/31/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jon Wellner Divorce

"CSI" star Jon Wellner has called it quits on his marriage after 7 years, and says it's time his wife gave up on her acting, got off her ass and started working.

According to the divorce docs ... Jon says his wife, Whitney Wellner, hasn't made it as an actress and probably never will ... he's asking the courts to force her into pulling down a full-time job.

Whitney lists her credits like "Save the Last Dance" -- released in 2001. She also got a guest gig on "CSI" last year, but he insinuates it was a case of nepotism.

Whitney fires back in her legal docs, saying he obviously thought she was good enough to appear on his show.

She's presumably gunning for spousal support, and it's gonna be hard for her to live without it. While she says he makes $20k an episode, she pulls in $12 a month in residuals.

Who knew they were still playing "Save the Last Dance"?

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Terrence Howard's Ex-Wife

Move Over, Cookie ...

I'm Taking My Cut of the 'Empire'

3/30/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrence Howard Ex Wife Empire SalarySomeone else is digging into Lucious Lyon's pockets -- Terrence Howard's real life ex-wife is demanding a chunk of his "Empire" salary.

Michelle Howard is already supposed to get $5,800 per month from Terrence -- but according to new docs ... she stands to benefit greatly from his astronomical success on the FOX show, and here's why.

The deal is Michelle gets 21% of anything Terrence made over $62,500 in the first 3 months of this year. As we previously reported ... Michelle says Terrence pulls in $125k per episode -- and sources tell us 3 episodes were shot this year.

We did the math, and he needs to cut her a check for about $65k. That's just from his "Empire" money. Remember, Terrence has another show -- "Wayward Pines" -- debuting on FOX this year ... so she'll get some chunk of that.

Bottom line -- they had a nasty divorce, but it's safe to say Michelle's now rooting for Terrence.

Amber Rose & Wiz Khalifa

We're Burying the Hatchet

For the Sake of Our Kid

3/29/2015 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Amber Rose Wiz Khalifa RelationshipAmber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have called a truce in their custody war ... and they've agreed to co-parent their son ... TMZ has learned. 

You'll recall Amber and Wiz were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their 2-year-old son Sebastian.

But a song changed Amber's tune. She heard Wiz's new song, "See You Again," which appears on the "Furious 7" soundtrack. We're told here's what got to her:

How could we not talk about family when family's all that we got?
Everything I went through you were standing there by my side
And now you gonna be with me for the last ride

Our sources say Wiz asked Amber to listen to the song, and after she heard it she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for Sebastian.

Baby steps.

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Tyler Perry Star's Divorce

Ditching My Scrub of a Husband

Is Costing Me a Fortune

3/29/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Actress Tasha Smith will think twice about getting hitched again -- the now ex-husband she calls a glorified assistant just scored a fat settlement in their divorce.  

According to the court docs ... the "Why Did I Get Married?" star has been ordered to hand over nearly $7k/month in spousal support to Keith Douglas. That's on top of the $50k she already shelled out to him in December.

As we previously reported ... their rocky marriage took some crazy twists, including mutual restraining orders, and both saying they feared for their lives.

The settlement wasn't a total loss for Tasha ... Keith had to give back her Mercedes.  

Unfortunately her friends all drive Porsches, but she'll make amends.

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Orlando and Miranda

Together Again

... But Not Really

3/29/2015 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0329-orlando-bloom-miranda-kerr-together-PCN-01Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr reunited in Malibu Saturday ... but it appears it's all about their kid.

The former hubby and wife were with 4-year-old Flynn.  They were visiting a friend in Malibu.

You'll recall there was bad blood during their divorce, especially after rumors that she got real chummy with Justin Bieber.

And who can forget Orlando taking a failed swing at the Biebs Ibiza. 

But it seems it now all about the kid, which joins them at the hip for life.

Darius McCrary

Ex-Wife Perjures Herself

Retracts Claim of Violence Against Son

3/28/2015 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Darius McCrary Custody Battle Michael JacksonDarius McCrary's ex-wife says she lied when she swore under oath he beat his kid.

Karrine "Superhead" Steffans filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- admitting she perjured herself when she joined forces with Darius' baby mama in a child support war over their young son. Karrine claimed she saw her ex beat the boy with a spoon.  

But Karrine had a change of heart, and filed new legal docs saying she lied because she was "hurt and upset" over their divorce. Tell that to a judge in a perjury case.

Sometimes allies can shoot you in the foot. 

Jeremy Renner's Estranged Wife

I Didn't Choose an Uber Over Our Kid

3/25/2015 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0325-jeremy-renner-sonni-pocheco-tmz-splash-03Jeremy Renner's estranged wife has fired off a response to allegations she's a horrible, neglectful mom who extorted her husband ... well, she responded to everything but the extortion thing.

Sonni Pacheco says Jeremy is lying in his legal docs when he claims she hopped in an Uber and left their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava alone for 15 minutes. She also says allegations that she was smoking and drinking during her pregnancy are a lie as well.  

She says she did NOT stop breastfeeding because she was hitting the bottle. Sonni says she stopped because her diet was making Ava gassy.

She also says she's a doting mom and Jeremy is spotty when it comes to caring for the kid. She mentions an incident shortly after Ava was born, claiming Ava burnt her head on his fireplace glass and he expressed no concern other than to tell her to bring over some polysporin.

Here's what she doesn't mention ... Jeremy's business partner said in his documents Sonni allegedly tried extorting Jeremy, saying she'd release embarrassing videos of the actor if he stopped helping her get a green card. She makes no mention of this in her legal response. 

Sonni is fighting to get full custody even though they've been sharing 50/50 custody since they split in December. Sonni also wants more child support than Jeremy is paying.

Jeremy Renner

My Wife Extorted Me

With Intimate Videos

3/25/2015 8:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jeremy Renner's estranged wife threatened to release intimate videos of him if he ever went back on his promise to help her get a green card ... this according to legal docs Jeremy just filed. 

Renner is in the middle of a bitter child custody fight over their nearly 2-year-old daughter Ava. Sonni Pacheco's gunning for primary custody of their child and wants more than $13K a month in child support.

Jeremy has been sharing 50/50 custody since they split up in December.   

In Jeremy's new legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Jeremy says Sonni repeatedly admitted she married him to get a green card and financial stability. He claims she repeatedly told their roommate Jeremy should be nice to her and not fight her on the green card or money issues or she'd release the embarrassing videos to TMZ ... By the way, TMZ never spoke with her and we wouldn't post such videos.

Jeremy says there are multiple issues of bad parenting on Sonni's part, the worst of which was back in September when he was on location and she left their kid alone in the house for 15 minutes. She went in an Uber to party and never checked to see if someone was at home to care for Ava. 

Their roommate filed a declaration saying Sonni smokes and drinks and in fact stopped breast feeding because she felt guilty she was drinking alcohol. 

The roommate also claims Sonni did coke during a vacation right after Ava was born. 

We've reached out to Sonni's reps, so far no word back.  

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Rick Salomon

Pam Had Sex and Dog Issues with Me

3/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0323_pam_anderson_rick_salomon_TMZNow we know why Pam Anderson is dunzo with hubby Rick Salomon ... she's bored with him sexually, and she's done with his dog, too.

Sources connected with Rick say she laid it all out in an email to him in February, saying, "We are not compatible sexually. I'm frustrated and bored."

But it doesn't end there. Pam says she wants Rick completely out of her life. She never wants to speak with him again. And she even takes a shot at Bumble Bee, Rick's dog, saying, "We are getting 2 puppies (King and Zeus) and starting fresh.

Bumblebee mysteriously disappeared shortly after the split, but Rick found the pooch.

Jean-Claude Van Damme Divorce

Expendables 5

The Wife Strikes Back

3/20/2015 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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If marriage is bloodsport, Jean-Claude Van Damme's wife is tapping out again -- filing to divorce the action star for a second time ... TMZ has learned.

Jean-Claude's now estranged wife Gladys filed the divorce docs Wednesday in L.A. ... citing irreconcilable differences -- and pulling the plug on their 15 year marriage.

According to the docs ... they separated on March 7. They have 2 adult children.

The muscles from Brussels and Gladys -- who was a bodybuilder -- were married once before from '87 to '92.

This time around she's asking for spousal support -- and she's also ditching his last name ... which is really Van Varenberg, by the way.

JCVD's an old pro -- this is his 5th divorce, including the 1st from Gladys.

Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife

I Made Peace with His Fiancee ...

Even Before the Escalade

3/19/2015 5:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0319-kevin-hart-escalade-tmz-instagram-01Kevin Hart handed his ex-wife keys to a new Caddy, but she gave him something pretty awesome too -- peace between the mother of his 2 children and his new fiancée.

Torrei Hart tells TMZ, the 2015 Escalade Kev gave her for her 37th birthday came on the heels of her squashing all old beef between her and Eniko Parrish

It's no secret ... the Harts' bitter divorce included nasty Twitter rants and cheating accusations -- but Torrei says things are so cool now with the future Mrs. Hart ... the ladies even hang together at the kids' hoops games.

Torrei adds Kevin was so supportive when he knew she needed a new ride ... he even let her pick out ANY vehicle she wanted.

Bottom line ... that crap they say about grudges might be true. 

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Derek Fisher

Marriage Imploded In Last 30 Days

3/19/2015 11:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0319_derek_fisher_anniversary_instagramJust one month before Derek Fisher pulled the trigger on his marriage -- he was singing a completely different tune ... praising his wife as the love of his life ... that is, until something went terribly wrong. 

Fisher filed divorce docs in L.A. Wednesday seeking to end his 10 year marriage to Candace -- but on February 19th, he was gushing about how much he LOVED his "beautiful wife."

"There are people in your life that are specifically designed, by God, to bring you closer to what your life is truly meant to be @mrsladyfish #myrib is that one person," Derek wrote on an Instagram post. 

"She has changed the way I view life and what's most important to me. Life would not be the same without my queen. PERIOD!!!"

In the post, in which he was celebrating their decade-long marriage, he continued ... "Happy Anniversary honey! Our best lives are ahead of us! Let's GO!!! #itpouredrainonourweddingday #wetknot #westucktogether #myrib #blessedlife #beautifulwife."

So what happened between February 19th and March 18th that caused Derek to have such an extreme change of heart??? 

That seems to be the million dollar question ... 

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