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Tyler Perry Star Tasha Smith

Getting the Big D

... And Paying For It

12/17/2014 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Tasha Smith Divorce

Actress Tasha Smith has jumped from filing a restraining order against her estranged husband ... to slapping him with divorce papers ... and right off the bat it's costing her a bundle of cash.

The "Why Did I Get Married?" star sought the split after she and Keith Douglas filed dueling TROs against each other -- and since she's the bread winner in the family ... the judge is making her pay him $50k in spousal support up front. 

We broke the stories ... a judge ordered Smith to stay a bizarre 2 yards away from Douglas -- while they were estranged, but still shacking up in the same house. A week later she filed similar docs to get protection from him. 

They'll be back in court next month for the restraining orders. As for the $50k payment -- we're told that's just to hold Douglas over until a permanent support agreement is hammered out in divorce court. 

Tyler Perry and his 'WDIGM?' writers should be taking notes.

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Deion Sanders' Ex

Tossed in Jail

for Violating Custody Agreement

12/16/2014 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Deion Sanders' ex-wife was sentenced to seven days behind bars today for failing to return their kids in a timely manner ... as they agreed to do in their divorce agreement.

Pilar Sanders was found in contempt, and immediately taken into custody. The judge ruled she did not bring their 3 children back to do Deion on time after a visit last July -- and also took them when it wasn't her turn.  

According to local reports, Pilar did not have an attorney with her ... and at one point told the court, “I am not a part of the United States corporation." As we first told you ... Pilar now believes she can only be judged by the Moroccan Empire (which does not exist). 

Deion is also suing her for defamation and the judge ordered Pilar to delete any disparaging social media comments about Deion.

Celebrity Trainer Astrid McGuire

Sheddin' 180 lbs ...

Worth of Husband

12/15/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Celebrity Trainer DivorceAstrid McGuire can handle celebrity asses, but she's done with her husband's -- the famed trainer is calling it quits on her marriage.

McGuire filed papers in L.A. last month after ten very healthy -- on her end at least -- years of marriage to husband, Michael Heier McGuire.

Whipping stars like Christina Applegate and Julianne Hough into shape at Barry's Bootcamp has put her in high demand -- and she's modeled since she was 15.

According to the divorce docs ... divvying up of their property will be handled by a written agreement -- so, should be a clean split.  

Astrid's clearly taking her best assets with her.

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Ex-Red Ranger

Go Go Away ... Power Ranger!

Wife Wants Split

12/14/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

Power Rangers DivorceBrandon Jay MClaren, who used to kick ass as the Red Ranger, ain't feeling so mighty right now -- his wife has filed for legal separation.

According to court docs, MClaren's estranged wife, Mieka Tennant, is seeking a split after nearly 3 years. They don't have any kids, but Mieka -- a big time Hollywood publicist -- is demanding spousal support during the separation.

MClaren's "Power Rangers S.P.D." days are long gone, but he's nabbed roles on "The Killing," "Falling Skies" and "Graceland." 

Tennant will disagree, but BJ's still Zord of the Manor to us.

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Creed's Scott Stapp

Loses Custody of Kids

12/12/2014 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Stapp
's downward spiral continues ... he has lost custody of his 3 kids.

A Florida judge has ruled ... the former Creed frontman's soon-to-be ex-wife Jaclyn will have sole legal and physical custody of their 3 kids. There's no indication from the ruling that Scott even gets visitation.

The judge also ruled Scott has no right to stay in the family home -- it's exclusively for Jaclyn and the kids.

Scott has been off the rails for a while ... Jaclyn says he's delusional because he's taking a pharmacy of drugs, including coke, weed and meth. She's trying to get him involuntarily committed for 60 days.

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John Schneider

Marriage is a Hazzard

Wife Files for Divorce

12/12/2014 12:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider is headed for divorce court ... and it's all his wife's doing.

Elvira Schneider filed legal docs citing irreconcilable differences.  

The couple married in July, 1993. They have 2 adult kids.

Elvira is asking for spousal support.

As for John ... it will be his second divorce. He was previously married to former L.A. news anchor and Miss America Tawny Little.

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Keyshawn Johnson

Model's Husband Claims

Ex-NFLer Had Online Affair with His Wife

12/11/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Keyshawn Johnson Model Cheating
Ex-NFL great Keyshawn Johnson is caught in the middle of a model's break-up with her husband -- who thinks she's been cheating with Johnson ... and has filled his court papers with lurid messages.

Alicia Tarry's husband just filed docs seeking an annulment of their 6-month marriage based on fraud. The docs include scores of Twitter direct messages Johnson and Tarry allegedly sent to each other.

The DMs include some racy language about arranging possible hook-ups between Alicia and Johnson. One DM says, "Send me a p**** shot." The response, "I'll get one in a few sorry have a guest over."

It appears Tarry's husband got hold of her phone or her Twitter account ... because one of the alleged DMs to Keyshawn -- says, "Please leave my wife Alicia alone."  

Alicia tells us she did not cheat with Keyshawn, and further ... she says the DMs "appear suspicious" and were illegally obtained.

Sources close to Keyshawn tell us he has "no idea what the guy's [the husband's] talking about."

Umami Burger Founder

My Marriage Is Well ... Done

12/9/2014 8:24 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1208-adam-shanna-fleischman-getty-twitter-01The wife of Umami Burger founder, Adam Fleischman would like a single to go ... with a side of cheddar, or in legal terms -- she's filed for divorce and wants spousal support too.

Adam's wife Shanna Fleischman filed divorce docs in L.A. County last month, but they separated back in April ... 10 days shy of their 10th anniversary.

The couple have 2 kids who are both minors ... and Shanna's asking for joint legal and physical custody.

It's unclear how much Umami beef is up for grabs in the split. Adam is still CEO of the company which launched in 2009. According to the docs, the exact amount of their community assets is "unknown" at this point.

Their marriage is survived by 24 locations serving juicy burgers ... with really pretentious toppings. 

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Lorenzo Lamas

Becomes Primary Parent of his Kids

Shauna Sand Crushed

12/4/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lorenzo Lamas won a big victory in his never-ending war with ex-wife Shauna Sand ... he effectively became the primary parent of their 3 daughters.

A judge radically changed the joint custody arrangement Wednesday from 50/50 to the 3 girls living full-time with Lorenzo, while Shauna gets them every other weekend.

The judge was swayed by declarations filed by the 3 girls -- ages 17, 15 and 13 -- all of whom said they desperately wanted to live with their dad because their mom constantly brought new boyfriends to live with them and verbally abused them, calling them c**** and bitches.  

The kids also said their mom rented out their bedrooms and 2 of them ended up sleeping on the sofa and the third slept alone in the guesthouse.

Shauna was sobbing after the ruling came down, but the girls -- all of whom were at the courthouse -- were ecstatic.

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Mariah Carey

NBC Gambles ... She is Performing Live

12/3/2014 8:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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NBC just realized Mariah Carey is worth the hassle ... because they have now booked her to perform live tonight ... this after pulling the plug on her Tuesday night. 

TMZ broke the story that Mariah showed up more than 3 hours late for a taped performance that was supposed to air during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony Wednesday night in Rockefeller Center. She was delayed because she was yacking with her lawyer about the divorce settlement with husband Nick. When she finally showed up, frustrated NBC execs sent her packing.

But, NBC had a change of heart and they are now rolling the dice that she will show up tonight. It's interesting ... the decision comes after LeAnn Rimes tweeted that she would have more air time, insinuating it was because of 'the Mariah problem.'

The tree lighting ceremony just got more interesting.

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Mariah Carey

Divorce Talk Derails NBC Tree Lighting Performance

12/3/2014 6:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Mariah Carey was so consumed with divorce talk Tuesday evening ... she blew off her scheduled taped performance for the Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony ... and when she finally showed up the pissed off NBC honchos sent her packing.

Carey was supposed to tape a segment for the live show that airs Wednesday night. But as fans waited for hours in the rainy, cold night , there was no Mariah in sight.

People connected to the hotel tell us  ... Mariah was ensconced in her East Side hotel, yacking with her lawyer on the phone about her divorce. People who overheard her say it did not seem nasty ... she was going over the property settlement.

When she pulled up to Rockefeller Center more than 3 hours late, she was still on the phone and people overheard her continuing to talk divorce.

NBC execs were full on enraged -- ditto the crew -- and Mariah's people were told to just go home. We're told she really wanted to perform, but the network had clearly had enough.

We're told Mariah was upset because she didn't want to disappoint her fans or the network.   

Calls to Mariah's rep were not returned.

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Mariah and Nick

We Still Break Bread as a Family

12/2/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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.

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DeMarco Murray

Ex-Teammate Filing for Divorce

After Affair Accusations

12/1/2014 10:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1201-breennan-clay-insta-01DeMarco 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."

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