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'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein 911 Call Over Fight with Estranged Hubby

8/10/2016 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810-jules-michael-wainstein-getty'Real Housewives of New York' star Jules Wainstein called 911 after getting into an angry argument with her estranged hubby ... TMZ has learned.

The call came in just before 8 AM Wednesday from Julie's Manhattan home. We're told minutes before cops arrived, Michael left.

We're told there was no evidence of injury, and no one was arrested.  

As for why they fought, it's pretty clear ... Michael filed for divorce last month and things have been rocky.

We've reached out to Jules, so far no word back.

Amber Heard Cried, Yelled, Screamed ... You're Not Taking My Depo

8/9/2016 11:42 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0809-amber-heard-tmz-02Amber Heard refused to go under oath Saturday for her deposition, crying, yelling and screaming in defiance ... so claim Johnny Depp's lawyers, who want the judge to call BS on her and dismiss the domestic violence case. 

TMZ broke the story, Amber showed up around 11:50 AM Saturday for a 10 AM deposition. She was there until around 9 PM but never even walked in the deposition room, where lawyers, a court reporter and videographer were waiting.

According to new legal docs filed by Johnny's lawyer, Laura Wasser, Amber repeatedly refused to submit to questioning. According to the docs, at 2 PM Wasser and company wanted Amber to leave the adjoining office where she had been waiting and enter the conference room so the depo could begin.

According to the docs, Amber refused to enter. At 5:30 PM, Wasser again requested Amber to enter the depo room and again she refused. She never went in the room, instead, according to Wasser, she began crying and carrying on in the adjoining office.

Wasser says Amber also refused to turn over documents she had requested.

Johnny's team now wants one of 2 things ... either an order prohibiting Amber from testifying when the case goes to trial next week, or an outright dismissal of her domestic violence case

Amber Heard I Have Medical Proof Johnny Abused Me Before

8/9/2016 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0806-amber-heard-tmz-04Amber Heard plans to put Johnny Depp on the stand if her domestic violence/divorce case goes to trial, and she also plans to show the judge evidence she sought medical care in the past for a prior alleged domestic violence incident.

Amber's exhibit list includes a 2014 pic of her holding pills, and it appears her lawyer will try to connect the meds to domestic violence. The exhibit list also references medical records relating to a prior alleged act of domestic violence.

She also plans to submit videos and audios of Johnny interacting with her at their home.

Amber's lawyer, Samantha Spector, submitted their witness lists, which includes her good friend Raquel Pennington and Raquel's boyfriend, Joshua Drew ... both of whom were in the apartment building on May 21, the night she says Johnny brutalized her.

She's also calling iO Tillett Wright, the woman with whom Amber was on the phone during the incident.

As for putting Johnny on the stand ... Amber's lawyer wants to ask about the incident on the 21st as well as alleged prior domestic violence incidents.

Johnny plans to call 23 witnesses, but Amber's list is much shorter ... 7.

Johnny Depp Slew of Witnesses in Amber Heard Trial ... And Secret Photo

8/9/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0808_amber_johnny-tmxJohnny Depp is locked and loaded for his trial next month ... his lawyers have submitted a list of nearly 2 dozen witnesses to support his claim ... Amber Heard is lying when she says he brutalized her.

Among the witnesses ...

-- The 2 responding officers on May 21 -- the night Amber says Johnny attacked her. Both officers will testify they saw no evidence of injury nor was anything broken in the loft.

--  5 concierges in the building, all of whom saw Amber between May 21 and May 27, and all of whom have said in depositions they saw no injuries on Amber's face.

-- 2 security guards who were in the unit on May 21, who will testify Johnny did not strike Amber.

-- Jodi Gottlieb, Amber's publicist. We're told Depp's lawyer, Laura Wasser, tried taking Gottlieb's deposition but she was not available. And Gottlieb is important because she was allegedly present during discussions between Amber and her lawyer.

-- And then there's Hilda Vargas, the housekeeper. According to the witness list, "Ms. Vargas will testify about a discovery in the home." The documents do not describe the discovery.

-- Of course, Amber is on the witness list. She will be called as a hostile witness.

There are also a number of exhibits listed, including Amber's domestic violence arrest report from the State of Washington and documents from the Australian dog smuggling case. We're told Depp's lawyers will press the point that Amber lied when she said she didn't know it was illegal to bring the dogs into the country.

And finally, this ... a mysterious photo. Johnny's legal docs explain, "For privacy reasons, this exhibit is being served on petitioners [Amber and team] and will be supplied to the court at the time of hearing."

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Amber Heard I Did Not Refuse to Sit For My Deposition

8/8/2016 1:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0808-amber-heard-depo-TMZ-04Amber Heard's camp has come out swinging, claiming she did not refuse to have her deposition taken Saturday.

A member of Amber's team tells TMZ ... "Although she was ready, willing and able to go forward with her deposition, it was not taken by Johnny's attorneys. She waited for 10 hours and at no time did Amber ever refuse to start the deposition. There was nothing preventing Johnny's counsel from commencing the deposition."

They do not explain why Johnny Depp's lawyers would not want to grill Amber. As we reported, they were all present and had both a court reporter and videographer at the ready.

The team member also says Johnny's camp agreed to have Johnny's depo taken this Wednesday, but now says they can't make the date.  

And they dispute the claim Amber was an hour and a half late for the depo. Even though it was called for 10 AM, they say they "confirmed" Amber would be arriving at 11. And they say she was there at 11, but didn't enter because they were blindsided by paparazzi.

For the record, Amber knew paparazzi were present long before she arrived.

Nasty Gal Founder Calling It Quits on Marriage ... Like a #GIRLBOSS

8/7/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804-sophia-amoruso-joel-jarek-degraff-INSTAGRAM-GETTY-01Sophia Amoruso is proving she really is a #GIRLBOSS -- even in divorce. 

The founder of the Nasty Gal clothing site, and author of the best-selling memoir "#GIRLBOSS" ... has just filed to divorce her musician husband, Joel Jarek DeGraff -- and it looks like he won't get a dime of her empire. 

According to the docs, they had a pretty detailed prenup when they got married in June 2015. It says Sophia will retain her earnings and property from before, during and after their marriage.

We can't blame her though ... Sophia's reportedly worth $280 million. And that number's probably gonna skyrocket once Netflix gets her "Girlboss" series up and streaming next year. 

Way to stay true to your brand, Sophia.  

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Amber Heard Finally Shows For Depo

8/6/2016 11:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Amber Heard showed up 1 1/2 hours late for her deposition ... where she'll be in a face-off with Johnny Depp's lawyers over her divorce/domestic violence case. 

Amber and her lawyer Samantha Spector showed up Saturday morning at the law offices of disso-queen Laura Wasser's firm, Wasser, Cooperman and Mandles, the firm that's repping Johnny in the divorce.  Her client wasn't with her and finally, at around 11:30 AM Amber drove up to the front of the building but didn't want to be filmed so she found a more private entrance.

Our sources say both sides tried hammering out a settlement Friday night but negotiations fell apart at around 9 PM. 

As TMZ reported, the depo should last all day and the lawyer doing the questioning -- Blair Berk will almost certainly be interested in Amber's domestic violence claims. Berk will pepper Amber with questions over the fact the police officers who responded to the downtown L.A. loft saw no evidence of physical injury and no damage inside the unit. 

The deposition will also cover Amber's demand for money in the divorce. The marriage lasted only 15 months. 

WNBA's Glory Johnson Arrest Warrant Issued Blew Off Dom. Violence Program

8/6/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805-glory-johnson-USA-TODAY-SPORTS-01Glory Johnson is a wanted woman ... a warrant was issued for the WNBA star's arrest after officials say she did NOT complete a court ordered domestic violence program, TMZ Sports has learned.

It all stems from the violent altercation with her ex-wife, Brittney Griner, back in 2015. Both Johnson and Griner were arrested for attacking each other in their AZ home.

Part of Johnson's sentence was to complete a 6 month domestic violence program by Sept. 25th -- or else she could face up to 6 months in jail.

But according to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Johnson didn't keep up her end of the bargain -- and as of May 2016, hadn't attended a single session.

Do the math ... impossible to complete a 6 month session in 4 months ... so a warrant was issued for failure to comply. Court records show the warrant is still active.

For her part, Johnson has been incredibly busy ... she gave birth to premature twins back in October and has been raising them by herself. She also divorced Griner and went back to work in the WNBA.

A rep for Johnson insisted "Glory's doing everything the court ordered her to do," ... telling us the warrant is a result of "a paperwork issue that we had assumed her attorney handled."

Amber Heard I'll Be Back for My Depo ... And Johnny Can Watch

8/4/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0803_amber_heard_johnny_depp_tmzAmber Heard has been cavorting in London this week, but we're told she will absolutely be back for her deposition on Saturday ... and Johnny Depp could be watching the whole thing.

Our sources say Amber is locked and loaded for the depo, which is set for 10 AM Saturday morning. Johnny's lawyers, we're told, plan to grill her on her claim Johnny physically attacked her. We're told the depo could last 7 hours, and the range of inquiry includes statements from cops and witnesses who say she showed no signs of injury and nothing was broken in the downtown L.A. loft.

Johnny could be at the depo -- he has a right to show -- but both sides have to sign off on him being present because a restraining order is currently in place. 

We're also told Johnny must sit for his deposition next week.

If the case is going to settle, this is the time. We're told settlement discussions are ongoing.

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Destiny's Child Singer I Got a Divorce ... But I Want It On the DL

8/1/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0727-letoya-luckett-rob-hill-sr-tmz-instagramLeToya Luckett, one of the 4 original members of Destiny's Child, just got a divorce ... and took careful steps to stop it from getting messy in public.  

Luckett and ex-hubby Rob Hillman tied the knot back in January but split after just 2 months and change. The divorce was just finalized, and according to docs it all seems pretty cordial -- with such a short marriage there wasn't much community property to divvy up.

The one celebrity difference -- the clause about "Social media postings/public statements." It states neither will make public statements about each other or "provide photos, videos, recordings or other documents" to media outlets and blogs.

That's not typical divorce petition language, but the translation is clear: No leaked sex tapes here.

Sorry, pervs.

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'Legally Blonde' Actor Not So Sweet 16 ... Files for Divorce

7/29/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-oz-perkins-sydney-perkins-GETTY-01Oz Perkins -- the actor Reese Witherspoon bitch-slapped in "Legally Blonde" -- is calling it quits on his marriage after 16 years.

Oz, the son of late acting legend Anthony Perkins ... just filed for divorce from Sidney Perkins. According to the divorce petition ... he's asking the court to hold off on deciding spousal support.

Interestingly, he lists their separation date as TBD. That date would be the cutoff point for sharing their assets.

Oz and Sidney got married in 1999. They have two minor kiddos -- 11 and 7 -- and he's requesting joint custody.

Keshia Knight Pulliam I Want the House And My 'Cosby' Money

7/28/2016 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-keisha-knight-ed-hartwell-instagram-01Keshia Knight Pulliam is demanding the Atlanta home she and Ed Hartwell shared, her pre-marriage possessions and everything she made during their marriage. 

In new divorce docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Keshia's asking for all assets she acquired during their marriage -- which is interesting considering most couples split assets accumulated during a marriage. 

Keshia also makes a point to demand she be awarded all property and assets she had before the two married, which includes even more 'Cosby' cash.

And get this ... in Ed's divorce filing, he stated they had no kids, but Keshia makes it a point to say a child IS expected of the marriage. In other words ... Ed's the daddy.

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Mary J. Blige Files For Divorce From Husband/Manager

7/28/2016 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0728-mary-j-blige-kendu-isaacs-tmz-instagram-01Mary J. Blige just pulled the plug on her marriage to her husband/manager ... filing for divorce to end her 12 year marriage, TMZ has learned. 

Blige just filed docs seeking to end her union from Martin "Kendu" Isaacs -- who she married back in 2003. Blige lists the date of separation as "to be determined" -- unclear why.  

Blige cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The couple has no children together. 

There is one interesting note ... Blige is asking the judge to block Isaacs' ability to get spousal support. The document does not say if there is a prenup.  

We reached out to Blige and Isaacs -- so far, no word back. 

Unclear what went wrong -- but back in 2014, Blige talked about the challenges of dating her manager during an interview with Stella Magazine. 

"He always has my back -- he’s going to fight to the death for Mary J Blige. The downside is that there’s no separation -- it’s on all the time."

"When you don’t feel like answering to your manager, he’s still your husband. If one of you doesn’t want to talk about something right now, you have to respect that. And you have to respect each other’s space."

Blige also famously banned Isaacs from having friendships with other women.

"All females for me, all guys for him. There’s none of that, 'Oh, that’s my female friend. Oh, that’s my guy friend.' No. Not in a marriage, I’ve never seen that work."

A rep for Blige tells TMZ, "Ms. Blige is saddened to say it is true that she has filed for divorce saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would... but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing & working on her album which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time."

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