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'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein Ex Misses Payments ... May Cost Him Even More

10/14/2016 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1012_Michael_wainstein_jules_Instagram_gettyJules Wainstein has a problem with her ex -- she claims he's not bucking up the support the court ordered him to pay her.

A source close to the situation tells TMZ, the 'Real Housewives of NY' star has filed docs calling out her estranged husband, Michael, for not ponying up the $10,000 per month he was ordered to start paying last month. We're also told he hasn't paid their children's tuition or sent a dime for utilities.

Now, Jules doesn't just want the money ... she's asking the judge to find Michael in contempt, which could lead to additional fines.

Jules and Michael have had a rocky few months, starting with an argument that led to a 911 call. Michael's lawyer has claimed he doesn't have the income to make the payments, so looks like this won't be settled easily. 

We've reached out to reps for Jules and Michael, but no reply yet.

Angelina Jolie Look-alike On Dating Brad Pitt ... Ewwww!

10/12/2016 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Being a dead ringer for Angelina Jolie does NOT give you carte blanche to go after bachelor Brad Pitt ... and Mara Teigen should know.

The model, who's blown up for being Angie's doppelganger, was out in Bev Hills when we asked if she had any thoughts about dating Brad. After all ... we know he's got a type, and she definitely fits the bill.

Check out the video -- it's definitely the first time anyone was ever creeped out about the idea of banging Brad Pitt.

Of course, Mara's already got a sugar daddy, but never hurts to have a plan B, right?



Robert Griffin III Divorce Estranged Wife Wants QB To Pay For Her Lawyers

10/11/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1010_Rebecca-Liddicoat_rg3_tmz_gettyRobert Griffin III's estranged wife wants the Cleveland Browns QB to pay for the legal team she had to hire after he filed for divorce ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Rebecca Liddicoat -- who was married to RGIII for 3 years -- filed her response to his divorce petition in Texas last week.

In the docs, she doesn't go into specifics about child custody or shared property -- but denies everything he said in his petition, across the board.

Liddicoat also says Griffin should pay for her lawyers ... probably 'cause he was the breadwinner in the relationship.

R.L. says she needs attorneys to ensure she gets her share of their assets and a fair custody arrangement for their 1-year-old daughter.

RGIII officially pulled the plug on their marriage on Sept. 7th -- and has moved on with Florida State University athlete Grete Sadeiko.


'Jumanji' Star Wife Files For Divorce ... Time To Reboot

10/10/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1005-bradley-sheri-pierce-tmz-01Bradley Pierce, the little kid from "Jumanji," is splitting with his wife of 10 years.

Shari Pierce filed for divorce ... stating in legal docs the couple separated back in January. She wants joint legal custody of their 3 kids ... and also wants an even split of their Marriott timeshare.

Bradley tells TMZ ... he recently moved into a new home and is living separately from the family -- but everything's amicable. Much like the "Jumanji" franchise, he's starting fresh. Bradley's been dating someone for a few months -- so he's down with this reboot.


Brad Pitt FBI To Close Case Because There Ain't One

10/8/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007-brad-pitt-TMZ_01Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for the incident on his private jet ... in fact, we've learned there was never an investigation in the first place because FBI sources say there's no case. 

TMZ broke the story ... after the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services started its investigation into allegations Brad struck his 15-year-old son on a private jet, the LAPD was notified and turned the matter over to the FBI, which has jurisdiction.  

Well-placed law enforcement sources tell us the FBI never opened an investigation, and say the matter should never have even been referred to the agency.

The Bureau's official position is that they are still fact-gathering, though they are not calling it an investigation. Behind the scenes, we're told the case will go nowhere.

As we reported, Maddox suffered no injuries and some witnesses on the jet say Brad's contact with the boy was inadvertent.   

Sources connected with Angelina Jolie put it out there that she did not want Brad prosecuted, but the reality is ... that was never going to happen anyway.  

DCFS has interviewed family members but, as far as we know, the dept. has taken no action with respect to custody. As we reported, for now Angelina has full physical custody of the couple's 6 kids.


Red Hot Chili Peppers Ex-Guitarist Officially Divorced And I'm Smiling Because ...

10/8/2016 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1007-john-frusciante-nicole-turley-facebook-02Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante got off pretty good now that his divorce has gone final ... considering it could've been a whole lot worse.

Sure, John's gotta fork over a onetime payment of $1.6 million to ex-wife Nicole, and pay a big chunk of her legal fees. But once that's done, John's off the hook and won't have to pay any support ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Nicole also gets to keep 4 paintings from famed artist Laurie Anderson ... plus her Toyota Prius and a mini travel studio John built for her.

It's small potatoes compared to what John gets -- master recordings and musical compositions made before, during, and after their marriage. That's HUGE considering he was the guitarist on Chili's hit album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and co-wrote the music to "Give It Away."

Plus ... John gets to keep 4 properties in L.A.

Angelina Jolie Adds Powerhouse Lawyers To Her Dream Team

10/2/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0930-shelly-sterling-lawyers-angelina-jolie-bertam-fields-pierce-odonnell-REUTERS-01Angelina Jolie just added a couple of aces to her already star-studded lineup of legal eagles -- coming on board are the 2 lawyers who helped Shelly Sterling execute the sale of the L.A. Clippers.

Sources close to the situation tell TMZ ... Angelina hired Pierce O'Donnell and Bert Fields in a move to bolster her team that's led by disso queen Laura Wasser. The explanation is simple -- Pierce and Bert are accomplished trial lawyers who add firepower to the team.

Obvious question -- Why does Angie need trial lawyers? Glad you asked ... if her divorce case with Brad Pitt gets super ugly ... well, it becomes a whole "May it please the court" thing.


Angelina Jolie I Don't Want Brad Prosecuted

10/1/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0929-brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-getty-2Angelina Jolie will not cooperate with law enforcement if there's a move to file child abuse charges against Brad Pitt ... TMZ has learned.

Our Angelina sources say she's adamant ... Brad should not face criminal charges for getting physical with 15-year-old Maddox on their private jet. We're told she'll go "radio silent" if authorities make a move to build a case against her estranged husband.

We're told Angelina was forthright with the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, telling social workers Brad struck Maddox (in the face).

Other sources say Brad did not strike his son in the face, but instead lunged at him and Angelina got in the way, causing Brad to inadvertently make contact with the boy's shoulders.

Angelina, we're told, has a singular focus ... protecting her kids, not punishing Brad.

DCFS does have the authority to recommend custody restrictions to the dependency court, although it's looking more and more like it will not reach that stage. Furthermore, given there were no injuries to Maddox and conflicting accounts of what happened, prosecution is also unlikely.


Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Temporary Custody Deal Struck Drug Testing, Therapy

9/30/2016 9:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0922-brad-pitt-angelina-jolie-GETTY-01Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have agreed to a temporary custody deal that was laid down by the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, and it involves therapists and random drug testing.

Sources familiar with the situation tell us, DCFS has made its recommendations and Brad and Angelina had 2 options ... agree or fight it out in court. We're told they both agreed with DCFS.

Here are the terms of the temporary agreement:

-- Angelina gets temporary physical custody of the 6 kids until Oct 20th.

-- Brad gets visitation, with strings attached. The initial visit is with a therapist present and the therapist then has the power to either allow Brad subsequent unmonitored visits or insist on being present whenever he's around the kids. 

-- Brad is subject to random drug/alcohol testing. As we reported, Angelina believes Brad has issues with alcohol and weed. Our law enforcement sources say Brad's first test was negative for drugs and alcohol.

-- Brad and Angelina will each submit to individual counseling. In addition, Brad, Angelina and the kids will undergo family counseling together.

We're told Angelina agreed with recommendation because her focus is to "heal" her family and her children.

We're told the agreement will only last for another 3 weeks. At that point DCFS could impose new ground rules or possibly turn the matter over to the courts.


Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Settlement Negotiations Full Steam Ahead

9/30/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-tmz-02Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been in the throes of settlement negotiations almost from the start ... but it got rocky early on when Brad pulled the plug ... sources familiar with the case tell TMZ.

Our sources say both sides wanted a quick end to what could become a contentious divorce. Jolie set the stage by asking for sole physical custody after Brad lunged and made contact with 15-year-old Maddox on a private jet.

We're told when TMZ broke the story about the incident in the air, Brad felt Angelina's people leaked the story and said he was done negotiating. But our sources say shortly thereafter, negotiations resumed. 

We're told there are 4 elements to the settlement discussions:

-- Custody and visitation

-- Temporary support for Angelina and the kids 

-- Permanent financial support

-- Property split 

We're told the first 2 items are well on their way to resolution, with one big hitch. TMZ broke the story ... the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating the jet incident, and any settlement must conform to the eventual DCFS recommendations.

Our sources say the 3rd and 4th elements have not been resolved.


Frances Bean Cobain Forced to Pay Ex While Working On Divorce

9/28/2016 4:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0928_Frances-Bean-Cobain_Isaiah-Silva_gettyFrances Bean Cobain is going to fork over nearly $50k in emergency relief to her estranged husband until the dust settles in their divorce ... TMZ has learned. 

A judge signed off on an agreement for Frances to pay Isaiah Silva $12,000 a month for the next 4 months. The dough is temporary spousal support to carry him over until they wrap up the divorce battle. According to the docs, Frances and Isaiah are going to mediation during the 4 month period.

Frances will also have to pay $15k toward his attorney fees. For Isaiah's part, he was ordered out of their house 10 days ago. 

The exes were married less than 2 years. As we previously reported ... he's aiming for $25k per month when it's all said and done. Mediation should be interesting. 

Tokio Hotel Guitarist Run, Run, Run from My Wife ... Files for Scheidung

9/28/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0927_tom_kaulitz_Ria-Sommerfield_getty_twitterTokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz doesn't want to love the woman who loves him back anymore -- he's calling it quits with his wife ... TMZ has learned.

Tom, the twin brother of lead singer Bill, just filed divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to part ways with Ria Sommerfeld, with whom he tied the knot a little more than a year ago.

Tom's citing irreconcilable differences, and wants the judge to shut down any request by Ria for spousal support ... we're guessing he's the breadwinner.

Tom and the rest of the Tokio Hotel crew have been making hits in both German and English for years, and it looks like he might have made most of his cash well before getting with Ria last year ... when he toured a bit but didn't put out any new music.

Their letzte tag together before separating was New Year's Eve.

Mary J. Blige My Prenup's WAy More Solid Than My Marriage

9/27/2016 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0927-mary-j-blige-kendu-isaacs-tmzMary J. Blige wants to make it absolutely clear that her prenup is solid as a rock ... but her estranged husband begs to differ.

The singer's lawyer, Gary Fishbein, filed docs asking the judge to give her prenup the stamp of approval. She's worried because the lawyer for Martin "Kendu" Isaacs has made sounds it's not worth the paper it's written on, calling it "immensely invalid, unenforceable and unconscionable."

Mary says they drew up the prenup on December 5th, 2003 and got married 2 days later. She filed for divorce back in July and asked the judge to block Isaacs' bid for spousal support.

It's pretty simple -- she says the prenup clearly lays out who gets what. If it's thrown out ... it'll be an ugly mess.

Stay tuned.

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