Jill Whelan -- who famously played Capt. Stubing's daughter Vicki on "The Love Boat" and Lisa (the sick girl) in "Airplane!" -- is getting divorced.
Jill filed legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- citing irreconcilable differences. Jill -- now 47 -- and her husband, John Chaykowsky have an 8-year-old son. She wants full legal and physical custody.
Jill -- who has worked sporadically since her big roles -- also wants spousal support.
The couple married a decade ago.
BTW ... "Airplane!" -- best move ever.
NAILED By Wife in Court
6/25/2014 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Columbus Short is learning a lot about the legal system these days ... today's lesson -- you don't show up in family court and your wife will take you to the cleaners.
The former "Scandal" star was just ordered to fork over a whopping $17,005 a month in spousal support to estranged wife Tanee Short. And if that's not enough, he also has to pay $4,542 a month in child support.
But wait ... there's more. Columbus got tagged for $25,000 to cover Tanee's legal bills.
Short's side of the counsel table was empty. No Short, no lawyer.
Short hasn't even responded to Tanee's divorce petition.
Blood ... meet turnip.
I Found a Way to Get Antonio
Off My Body!
6/23/2014 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Melanie Griffith has a problem ... she's divorcing the husband whose name is emblazoned on her arm and she wants it removed ... which takes time, so Melanie has now figured out a shortcut.
Antonio Banderas' soon-to-be ex-wife is sitting for photos right now in NYC. She's doing a magazine spread showcasing her newly decorated Central Park West apartment.
Sources connected with the shoot tell TMZ ... Melanie has laid down the law -- Antonio MUST be Photoshopped out.
Our sources say Melanie -- who used makeup to cover the tattoo last week -- plans on having it lasered off, but has yet to find the time.
No Longer an Outkast in His Marriage ...
6/23/2014 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Andre 3000 is not the only person with whom Big Boi has reunited ... we've learned he and his estranged wife have dropped their divorce ... shocking because it was super contentious.
As TMZ first reported ... Big Boi's wife, Sherlita Patton, filed divorce docs last October after 11 years of marriage. She demanded support and full custody. Big Boi responded that she wasn't getting anything without a fight.
But in quiet fashion ... the two filed docs earlier this month asking the judge to 86 the divorce ... and the judge obliged.
The move is not completely out of left field -- Big Boi posted a photo of Patton on Mother's Day with the caption, "Happy Mother's Day to my queen."
Ex-Wife Spending Space Bucks
...On $1 Million Condo
6/23/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
45 years after Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon ... the trip's still paying huge dividends -- just ask his THIRD ex-wife, who's snatching up a prime piece of luxury real estate.
Lois Driggs Cannon dropped just under $1 mil -- $995,000 on the sixth-floor condo which features 2,045 sq. feet, 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, but the real value is ... location, location, location. The pad is located in the exclusive Wilshire Corridor area of Los Angeles.
Buzz and Lois' divorce was finalized in December 2012, -- and she walked way with nearly $250,000 cash, $9,500 per month in spousal support ... AND 30 percent of Buzz's future income.
Apollo 11 ... the gift that keeps on giving.
Ready to Divorce NBA Hubby
Through with 'Boobie' ... But Maybe Not Boobies
6/20/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Keyshia Cole is officially pulling the plug on her marriage to ex-NBA player Daniel "Boobie" Gibson -- 3 months after revealing they had split.
Sources close to the singer tell TMZ she's already drawn up divorce papers and we're told she plans to file them any day now. The couple has a 4-year-old son.
Keyshia and Boobie had 2 wedding ceremonies ... the first in May 2011, and then a bigger -- aka expensive -- one four months later in Hawaii. One divorce will get the job done though.
Interestingly, Cole just released a new single called "She" which seems to allude to a female lover: "Down to try something different/Lips and legs/Soft skin so feminine/Curves like me/Covered in my cherry scent."
Maybe unrelated. Possibly just art. Definitely hot.
It Takes an Army ...
To Walk 30 Feet!
6/19/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez takes her security very seriously ... because today in New York, she strolled all of 30 feet flanked by a TEAM of security that acted like it was escorting the president.
JLo was leaving an office building Thursday afternoon when our photog tried to ask her about the anti-paparazzi clause in her divorce settlement with Marc Anthony.
But her team -- at least 3 bodyguards and 2 handlers -- had ALL sides (even that one) covered ... making it clear NO ONE gets close to JLo.
If her security acts like this all the time ... she won't need that clause.
JLo & Marc Anthony
6/18/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are finally officially single, but there are strings attached ... they are both prohibited from making their kids public spectacles in front of the paparazzi.
The divorce -- 2 years in the making -- became official Monday. The former couple agreed to use their "best efforts" to avoid unwanted publicity when it comes to 6-year-old twins Emme and Max. The document makes it clear ... it's in the best interest of the kids to shield them from "aggressive news organizations and photographers."
JLO gets primary custody and Marc gets the kiddies 7 days a month. But get this ... when Marc has the kids, the nannies must be present.
Translation: Mommy gets reports on Daddy.
Not surprisingly ... neither ex gets spousal or child support.
And there's a bonus for the kids ... Marc and JLo each get to take the kids trick-or-treating separately ... which means the lucky twins will be doubling up on full size candy bars.
'JAG' Star Zoe McLellan
My Loser Husband Wants Custody
To Get My TV Money
6/17/2014 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Zoe McClellan says she just learned a hard lesson about success ... sometimes your ex will come
after you with a vengeance, especially when money is on the line.
Zoe just signed on as the new star of "NCIS: New Orleans." According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- she'll be raking in $45K an episode.
Zoe's hubby, J.P. Gillain -- a struggling actor -- just filed for divorce, and she doesn't think it's coincidental. J.P. is asking for joint custody, and she suggests a motivating factor is that he wants child support.
Zoe is also incredulous ... because she goes on and on in the docs saying J.P. has never been a hands-on dad, to the point where he doesn't know how to put their 18-month-old Sebastian to sleep.
Zoe used to be rolling in dough, starring in "JAG" for years. But when the show went off the air she couldn't get an acting job -- she was a life coach and J.P. waited tables.
Zoe wants to move to New Orleans to shoot the show, and she's now asking the judge for an emergency order giving her temporary full custody, but J.P. strongly objects.
There's a hearing today and the judge will have to decide. If the ruling goes against Zoe, she'll have to make a true Sophie's choice -- the show or her kid.
Sara Evans Ex-Husband
I Only Got 25 Chickens
To My Name
6/17/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sara Evans' ex-husband has become a country music cliche ... fighting with his ex, dodging an arrest warrant, and so deep in debt his main assets are a couple dozen chickens.
Craig L. Schelske filed docs in his bankruptcy case, listing a mountain of debt and a sorry, short list of assets. For starters he owes Evans $333K. Lots of other debts as well.
Now the assets ... 25 chickens (valued at zero) and 2 bags of chicken feed. And then there's 60 DVDs, 3 silver coins and 40 books, all worth a grand total of $100. And of course there's a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and a hand gun.
He also lists 4 vacuum cleaners and a card table. As for cars -- he has a Ford F-250, a Chevy pickup, a Chevy Tahoe and a Honda 4-wheeler.
As for the warrant -- it seems Craig stopped paying Sara child-related expenses, so the judge slapped him with a contempt citation and made him a wanted man.
You may remember ... Evans and Schelske went through a brutal and ugly split ... he claimed she exposed their kids to drugs and alcohol on her tours ... she claimed he was banging the nanny and was obsessed with porn.
Chickens and porn ... a way to a man's heart.
Avril Lavigne's Ex
Finally Free From Her Name ...
Only Took Him 3 Years
6/16/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sum 41 singer Deryck Lavigne Whibley has officially erased Avril Lavigne from his life, and ... more importantly, his signature -- a judge just granted his name change.
The rocker’s request to drop Avril's name was stamped on Thursday. As we first revealed, Whibley had secretly taken her name during their 2006 marriage ... to become Deryck Jason Lavigne Whibley. Deryck's name change was filed a few months after Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroger ... which is probably not a coincidence. The fact Deryck has a new fiancée probably influenced the change too.
"Why'd you have to go and make things so complicated?"
Melanie & Antonio Divorce
She Wants Custody
... of the Dogs!
6/15/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Melanie Griffith thinks she's a better parent than Antonio Banderas -- a dog parent, that is -- and she's dead set on getting custody of their three dogs in the divorce ... TMZ has learned.
As TMZ first reported, Griffith filed for divorce on June 6 after 18 years of marriage to Banderas.
Child custody won't be an issue -- their daughter turns 18 in September -- but sources close to Griffith tell TMZ she is angling for custody of their three dogs. The former couple has one terrier mix and two shepherd lab mixes they adopted last February.
Our sources say Melanie is the better dog owner between herself and Antonio ... and the pooches mean the world to her.
Ben Franklin Movie Plans
Revealed in Soap Star's Divorce
6/14/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Alec Baldwin wanted to play Benjamin Franklin in a new movie ... and we didn't find out from an agent, a publicist or a movie studio ... we found out from the divorce docs of a TV soap star.
"The Bold and the Beautiful" star Katherine Kelly Lang finalized her divorce this week from hubby Alex D'Andrea ... and in the docs, she gives up any claim to movie projects D'Andrea was involved with ... including the Franklin flick.
In the section marked Community Property Awarded Transferred to Respondent (Lang's ex), it mentions Walter Isaacson's book about Ben ... which had been optioned by D'Andrea, Alec and William Baldwin for a TV mini-series.
According to the docs, the three pitched the idea as a co-production with Sony, but it never found a home. Their option ran out and the rights reverted back to Isaacson because "Sony could not find a network to co-finance and/or broadcast the project."
We can only assume Alec was slated to actually play Franklin himself ... because who wouldn't want to see him get struck by lightning?