Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have quietly figured out how to remain a family for the sake of their kids ... and they successfully spent the first big holiday together since they separated.
Mariah made it SEEM like Thanksgiving was Cannon free ... posting a pic of her in the foyer of a home.
But we know not only was Nick there ... it was HIS L.A. home.
Our Carey/Cannon sources say their relationship was extremely toxic when they were together, but they actually get along as friends now and both are committed to the welfare of their 3-year-old twins.
We're told Thanksgiving was calm and happy, although Mariah and the kids bolted for a hotel after the meal.
As for how the kids are doing ... we're told they're not really conscious or affected by the separation, because they're used to being cared for by one parent or the other ... interaction with both Mariah and Nick was infrequent over the last 3 years.
Ex-Teammate Filing for Divorce
After Affair Accusations
12/1/2014 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
DeMarco Murray's former college teammate Brennan Clay tells TMZ Sports he's filing for divorce from his wife Gina ... after publicly accusing her of banging Murray behind his back.
Clay -- who played with Murray at the University of Oklahoma -- says the Dallas Cowboys superstar was his mentor at OU ... "the person who I looked up to the most as a running back and as a friend."
But Clay says everything changed when he found one of his wife's old cell phones -- which allegedly contained more than 50 "inappropriate" text messages between DeMarco and Gina which "made me disgusted."
Clay says he also found graphic cell phone pics that he believes Gina and DeMarco had sent each other.
Clay put both Gina and DeMarco on blast on Twitter Sunday -- saying, "So Demarco Murray was having an affair with my wife ..I'm done."'
Now, Clay says he's escalated the situation -- and filed for a divorce from Gina. The two have only been married for 4 months. Clay says he's currently meeting with lawyers to discuss the next step.
A rep for DeMarco tells TMZ Sports the running back has no comment ... saying, "DeMarco is focused on the Bears."
Sophie B. Hawkins Split
If You Don't Want Custody ... I DO!!
11/30/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Carrie Mathison from "Homeland" should have been married to Sophie B. Hawkins -- because her kid would have a real parent who actually wanted the kid.
Sophie has just filed legal docs, gunning for custody of her 6-year-old son Dashiell. She shouldn't have any problems, because her soon-to-be ex domestic partner, Gigi Gaston, has already filed her own docs saying she's washing her hands of the whole full-time child rearing thing.
Based on what we see it looks like Gigi will end up with some visitation, but Sophie will take the reins.
Wife Wants 60-Day Psych Hold
He's Trying to Detox Himself
11/29/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Stapp is irrational, incoherent, delusional, psychotic, dangerous and needs to be involuntarily committed to a mental facility again and he's in great danger because he's trying to detox himself without help ... this according to his estranged wife and mother-in-law.
Jaclyn Stapp and Hayat Nesheiwat filed legal docs Wednesday ... trying to convince a judge Scott needs to be committed for 60 days ... this after he was released from a 3-day psych hold a short time ago.
The women echo what cops said before getting the 3-day hold ... they say Scott refuses to get help and is deep into drugs, including amphetamines, steroids, weed, coke, PCP, Ketamine and others.
They say the Creed frontman has been leaving messages that his son's school is about to be attacked by ISIS, biological weapons are on the way, he's been poisoned and he's threatened to hurt people. He's also drained his bank account and is living out of his truck.
The women say Scott is lying on the video he released -- that he's clean -- and the real issue they say is that he's trying to detox himself which if true can sometimes be fatal.
Scott's wife and mother-in-law also say they fear he'll harm himself or others if he's not committed.
Unloading My Hubby
AND My House!
11/29/2014 12:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
This is the winter of Autumn Reeser's discontent -- first she jettisons her husband by filing for divorce ... and now she wants to get rid of their home.
The "Entourage" actress and hubby Jesse Warren Strutzel listed their split-level Los Feliz contemporary 2 weeks ago ... they're selling it and divvying up the proceeds.
We're told Autumn's already moved out ... Jesse's still living there. They bought the place 4 years ago for $1.3M. It's listed at $1.699M.
The place is pretty cool ... with 3,005 sq. ft and 4 bedrooms -- big enough for a small entourage.
Placed on Psych Hold
Fears ISIS Attack Against His Kid
11/28/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Creed frontman Scott Stapp was placed on a psych hold after cops say he had drug-fueled paranoid delusions he's a marked man, and his wife says he hears voices and worries his kid will get attacked by ISIS.
TMZ has obtained a Madison County Florida Sheriff's Dept. report which says deputies found Scott on the side of a road Nov. 13 and he appeared wasted, incoherent and rambling that someone was trying to poison him. Cops placed him on a 72-hour psych hold.
Jaclyn Stapp -- who filed for divorce last month -- then filed new legal docs claiming Scott is off the hinges, threatening to kill himself and his AA sponsor, and she says he has the wherewithal to do it ... he has guns.
According to the police report ... Jaclyn said Scott hears phantom voices and has visions of people on fire. She says he's also paranoid. He left a message with the dean of his kid's school on November 10, warning that the school was about to become the target of an ISIS attack.
As for why he's out of his head, Jaclyn says he's on a potentially fatal drug binge, fueled by steroids, weed, cocaine, PCP, Special K, Crystal meth, and various Rx drugs.
Stapp posted a desperate video Friday, saying he's broke, sometimes homeless and sometimes goes without food. Jaclyn says it's because he blows all of his money on drugs, and has resorted to pawning personal items to fuel his habit.
Jaclyn dismissed her petition Friday to lock Scott up ... we're told she's now talking to Scott and hopes she can accomplish her goal by communicating with him and convincing him he needs help.
Creed's Scott Stapp
I'm Homeless and Penniless
Shocking New Video
11/26/2014 10:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Scott Stapp -- the lead singer of Creed and one of the most successful frontmen in the '90s -- says the government has stolen his money and now he's so desperate, he can't afford rent or even food.
Stapp just posted a 15-minute cry for help on his Facebook page, saying the IRS has frozen his accounts and the banks have conspired to rob him of his fortune.
The singer says his wife -- who has filed for divorce -- is trying to get him committed, falsely accusing him of doing meth and showing signs of paranoia. Her divorce docs reportedly contain text messages from Stapp which say, among other things, "Florida is not safe. Biological weapons on the way."
Stapp sent another text which read, "I wouldn't doubt it if the CIA is behind Alcoholics Anonymous." And he warns, "God created you and now God is ending you."
Watch the video ... it's really sad.
A rep for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office tells TMZ they did a wellness check at Stapp's home last week and spoke with both Stapp and his wife. All was well.
NBA's Stephen Jackson Sued
'I'll Spend It All'
Before I Let My Wife Get It
11/26/2014 7:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Jackson's estranged wife says there's an innocent victim in her divorce from the ex-NBA star ... her Bentley ... which she claims Stephen sold off behind her back just to piss her off.
In some super bitter legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Renata White Jackson claims she filed for divorce from Jackson in 2013 ... and says both sides were instructed not to get rid of any major assets until the court could divide them up.
But according to Renata, Jackson wasn't having it ... and on October 9, 2014, he stole the keys to her Bentley and sold it off behind her back.
Then, Renata says Jackson taunted her about the sale in a text that read, "Clearly u make a lot of decisions without me. So I sold [the Bentley] for what I pay for it. U can get something else."
He continued ... "I will spend it all before I let u take it and spend it on another n**ga or bitch."
"I worked to [sic] hard and give u to [sic] much to be treated like a guest and not a man. F*k [sic] dat. I will get to the bottom of all this disrespect. I'm wit the bulls**t."
Now, Renata claims Jackson should BE THROWN IN JAIL until Stephen forks over her share of the profit from the sale of the Bentley.
Celeb attorney Marvin Solomiany, who is representing Jackson, tells TMZ Sports, "There is a valid prenuptial agreement that both parties agree is enforceable. While we’d like to keep these matters private, our client denies any allegations that he’s acted contrary to the terms of the party’s prenuptial agreement."
'Star Trek: Voyager' Actor
I'm Scared For My Life
My Wife's Gun Was Used in MURDER
11/25/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Star Trek: Voyager" actor Robert Picardo says his estranged wife is under investigation in a murder case, and he now believes his own life is in imminent danger.
Picardo -- who's in the middle of an ugly divorce from Linda Pawlik -- asked a judge to throw Pawlik off his property STAT, because he's deathly afraid of her. She's currently living in a guest house on the property -- after Picardo got a restraining order against her.
In new court docs, Picardo says Pawlik was questioned by cops after her friend, Edward Mello, was found dead Oct. 29 in a hotel room -- killed with a handgun he says was registered to Pawlik.
Picardo claims Pawlik was ordered to turn over all 10 of her handguns when he got the restraining order ... but he claims at least 4 guns were never turned in -- and one was used to murder Mello. He also claims Pawlik hangs out with violent criminals and drug users.
A judge sided with Picardo ... and ordered Pawlik to move out of the guest house and off the property by Dec. 7. ... but Picardo has to pay $10K toward her moving expenses.
We tried several times to reach Pawlik ... but so far no word back.
Files For Divorce
I'm Done Hugging it Out
11/24/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
"Entourage" actress Autumn Reeser has just filed for divorce.
It's a familiar Hollywood story -- citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for divorcing Jesse Warren Strutzel. They got married in May 2009 and separated last month.
According to court docs ... Reeser wants joint legal and physical custody of their two young sons -- ages 3 and 11 months, but she's doesn't wanna pay him spousal support.
Strutzel had a web series called "The Bannen Way" ... but Reeser has had the bigger Hollywood career -- starring in TV shows like "The O.C." and "Hawaii 5-0."
Paige Laurie Dubbert
Here's What a Walmart Heiress Prenup Looks Like
11/21/2014 3:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Walmart Heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert got her husband to sign a prenup that gives him $15 million ... but only if they're married for 30 years and she croaks.
Paige and Patrick Bode Dubbert have been locked in a bitter divorce, and they both just filed legal docs revealing the very long prenup agreement.
We're including the doc in the post in case you want to see how rich people do it, but the big thing is that Patrick gets $30K a month in spousal support for half the length of the marriage. They've been married almost 6 years, so he'll do ok.
Patrick obviously thinks he can do better, so he's gunning to invalidate the prenup. He says he had hired a lawyer to help negotiate the document before they got married, but he says Paige's lawyer underhandedly convinced him not to use her, saying she was a "crazy female lawyer" who didn't know what she was doing and who "had never dealt with billionaires."
And this is the best ... Patrick says Paige's mega-wealthy parents gave him an ultimatum -- either sign the prenup before the parents returned from a yacht trip, or the parents would not pay $100K for the wedding planner.
Ricki Lake Divorce
Hubby Claims, 'You Defrauded Me!'
11/21/2014 10:02 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ricki Lake tricked her estranged husband into signing a prenup and he wants the divorce judge to invalidate it ... TMZ has learned.
Ricki's hubby, Christian Evans, claims Ricki committed fraud in getting him to sign the prenup before their marriage in April 2012. He does not explain the basis of the fraud, but this becomes SOP in lots of celebrity divorces, where the other spouse tries to squeeze more cash out than the prenup provides.
If the prenup is invalidated, Evans would be entitled to half the earnings during their marriage ... although Ricki's heyday was her talk show era, long before they got hitched.
Based on what we see ... it looks like what Christian is really gunning for is more spousal support than the prenup provides.
My Awful Wife Owes Me a Mil
For Molestation Recording
11/12/2014 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Stephen Collins is on the attack ... demanding a million dollars from his wife for secretly recording his confession that he's a child molester ... TMZ has learned.
Faye Grant appeared in court Wednesday AM for the first day of their divorce trial. Stephen was a no show, but we obtained docs which outline his new demand. He claims Faye should pay because he can't get work as a result of TMZ posting the audio.
Stephen says Faye had no right to secretly record him in his therapist's office -- that she had a legal duty to protect his privacy. And he claims she's responsible for leaking the recording to TMZ.
Stephen wants a million bucks ... presumably deducted from her share of the community property, which we're told is valued at around $14 million.
The trial was delayed because Faye's lawyer told the judge he didn't want to rep her anymore because of a fee dispute ... so she needs a new lawyer.