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'Homeland' Star

Husband Demands Cash & Custody in Divorce

9 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF

0829-morena-baccarin-tmz-01"Homeland" star Morena Baccarin's growing success could be exactly what hurts her in her divorce ... costing both money and time with her kid. 

Morena's soon-to-be ex-husband Austin Chick just filed docs in their divorce, and he wants his chunk of her paycheck. Chick claims Morena is pulling in $1.5 million a year.  He wants a cut for child and spousal support. 

Chick says Morena's constant travel for work isn't healthy for their one-year-old, so he wants physical custody. He also wants Morena to cover nanny expenses up to $3k per month. 

Chick says he's taken on the role of Mr. Mom ... taking their son to the zoo, the park, and caring for him on a daily basis. 

Megan Fox

In a Cool, Dark Place

8/26/2015 3:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0826_megan_fox_wennMegan Fox was throwing major shade ... over her own face while out for a stroll with her little boy.

Mama Fox was rocking a giant floppy hat on Wednesday as she and 1-year-old Bodhi cruised around L.A. -- sans pops Brian Austin Green.

Don't read too much into that ... our sources tell us Megan and Brian's divorce is amicable, and they're still living under the same roof.

This is the first time either of them has been seen out in public since their split.


Brian Austin Green

Spousal Support Necessary

Vertigo Derails Work

8/24/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-brian-austin-green-tmz-01Brian Austin Green will almost certainly get spousal support from Megan Fox in their divorce, and the reason appears to stem from a terrible car accident.

TMZ broke the story, Megan filed for divorce Friday.  As we said, our sources say it's likely she'll end up paying Brian spousal support, because of the large disparity in income and income potential.

We're told Brian has worked very little since last December, when he was in a head-on collision.  As we reported, Brian and Megan were driving when they were hit by a drunk driver who was arrested.  Brian says the guy was going around 50 MPH and it was severe enough for the airbags to deploy.

At the time of the accident TMZ was told Brian and Megan were not injured.  But now we're told the accident triggered a serious medical condition ... vertigo, which affects balance.

Our sources say Brian's vertigo is so bad he can't get out of bed.  We're told he hasn't worked since the accident.

As we reported, Brian and Megan -- who is working steadily on huge movies -- are still living in the same home.


Ben Affleck's Ex-Nanny

Offered $1 Mil To Play Batwoman ...

In A Porn Parody

8/23/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819-ben-nanny-batgirl-getty-instagram-01Ben Affleck's ex-nanny Christine Ouzounian has a new career option ... playing a caped crusader just like Ben ... the only difference is she'll have to perform her own hardcore stunts in order to get paid.

TMZ has learned porn parody producer and director Axel Braun is offering Christine $1 mil to be in the sequel of "Batman v Superman XXX: An Axel Braun Parody."

It's not just a hit it and quit it scene ... she'd be playing Batwoman, an integral part of the pornline ... she'd have to act for two weeks and do 3 sex scenes.

No word on whether Christine green/red light's the project.

Five Finger Death Punch Singer

Acting Like He's Possessed ...

Wife Begs for Rehab

8/23/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0812-ivan-moody-facebook-03Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody is running out of time -- his estranged wife says he's having bizarre Jekyll & Hyde-like episodes and needs to get help for alcohol abuse, stat. 

Moody's estranged wife, Holly Smith, filed an affidavit with the Adams County Court in Colorado ... saying Ivan can no longer tell the difference between his real persona and his onstage one ... thanks to his alcohol abuse.

In the docs, Smith says Ivan's taking on the personality of the band's song, "Jekyll and Hyde." She says, "Ivan has talked to me in third person in a voice different from his own as if he were a demonic presence inhabiting a body."

Ivan's sister, Sandra Dykes, filed an affidavit of her own as well backing up many of Holly's claims.

Holly and Sandra think he needs to get into rehab immediately. In the meantime, the judge granted Holly a restraining order against Ivan after she showed photos of bruises he allegedly gave her.


Megan Fox

Files for Divorce

8/21/2015 10:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0820_brian-austin-green_megan_fox_TMZMegan Fox has filed for divorce, just days after announcing her separation from husband Brian Austin Green

Fox, who's repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser, cites the standard "irreconcilable differences." She's asking for joint physical and legal custody of the couple's 2 sons.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ, there is no prenup, so earnings during their 5-year marriage are community property and divided 50/50. They've been together for 11 years and we're told the probability is their assets are so co-mingled, they will be divided in half.  

Our sources say the likelihood is Megan will end up paying Brian spousal support, partly because of the disparity in income and partly because he's had medical problems. 

We're also told the divorce is "very amicable," to the point they continue to live in the same house.

The date of separation is listed as June 15th.


Jared Fogle's Wife

Divorce Docs Indicate

She Had No Clue Until Yesterday

8/20/2015 9:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


It appears Jared Fogle's wife was blindsided by the severity of the charges against her husband, because she sent him packing at the same time prosecutors charged him with having sex with minors.

Katie Fogle filed divorce papers Wednesday and according to docs, obtained by TMZ, she lists the date of separation as the same day.

Prosecutors held their cards close to the vest until they filed formal charges yesterday, detailing Jared's sexual liaisons with underage girls. Until yesterday, it appeared the only charges involved possessing child porn.

Katie expressed shock when she announced yesterday she was going to divorce Jared. Bottom line ... it seems the underage sex charges were an enormous, hideous surprise.  

As for the divorce ... she says she'll offer a specific custody proposal when the judge hears the case, but wants to make it clear the order should be in the best interests of the couple's 2 kids.

She says she wants the financial assets divided in a "just and reasonable" manner.

She cites "irretrievable breakdown of the marriage" as her reason for filing

Donald & Shelly Sterling

So, This Is Divorce ...

Everything's Wonderful

8/20/2015 6:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Sterling's got a funny way of divorcing -- 2 weeks after he filed docs to split from Shelly Sterling ... he had his arm around her strolling through Beverly Hills.

Yeah, we were pretty shocked to see the former first couple of the L.A. Clippers looking like they're still a thing, so we had to ask ... is the divorce off? 

Donald was tight-lipped as usual, but Shelly told us ... "Everything's gonna be wonderful."

The Sterling's 60th anniversary is this week, so maybe it was a ... celebration?

Anyway, check out Shelly's response when we asked if she still loves Donald. 

Jared Fogle's Wife

Filing For Divorce

8/19/2015 8:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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5:45 PM PST -- According to court records ... Katie has officially filed a petition for divorce.

update_grey_gray_barJared Fogle is losing more than his freedom .... he's losing his wife, because she's filing for divorce. 

Katie Fogle wasted no time after the news of his plea deal came out, saying she was "shocked and disappointed," and therefore ... bailing on Jared.  

Katie said, "I am in the process of seeking a dissolution of the marriage. My focus is exclusively on the well-being of my children. Neither I nor my family will have any further comment on the matter."

Fogle reached a plea deal under which he agreed to serve at least five years behind bars. The judge has yet to sign off on the deal.

Megan Fox & Brian Austin Green


8/19/2015 7:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green have separated after being together 11 years.

The couple married in 2010 and has 2 sons together.

Us Weekly, which broke the story, cites sources saying the decision to separate was made 6 months ago. They've rarely been seen together in public over the last several months ... the last time was back in June.

No word on whether they've decided to file for divorce yet. 

This was the first marriage for both of them -- although Brian has a son with his previous longtime GF, Vanessa Marcil.



Terrence Howard Testifies

I Used to Do Coke, Ecstasy and Smoke Weed

With My Ex-Wife

8/17/2015 12:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0811-terrence-howard-michelle-ghent-tmz-gettyTerrence Howard said under oath he's a changed person after divorcing Michelle Ghent, but when they were together he fell into the dark world of drugs.

Howard testified he and Michelle would often smoke weed and do cocaine and ecstasy together. He also said they watched a lot of porn. 

Terrence says all that has changed since they split ... he said, "I refuse to get high, I refuse to watch porn." 

Howard and Ghent have been fighting over his spousal support payments. She is angling for more money, claiming $5,800/month payments don't cut it and he needs to pony up more money based on his recent success with "Empire."

Howard has claimed he only agreed to the settlement because she blackmailed him with threats of releasing naked photos and videos.


'Pretty Little Liars' Nia Peeples

Files for Divorce

I Want the Trailer!

8/17/2015 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0817-nia-peeples-sam-george-tmz-gettyNia Peeples is ditching her husband and she wants to keep the trailer they rode in on.

Nia filed for divorce from professional surfer Sam George, and in her docs she says the home on wheels is hers. Maybe that's a little misleading ... the "trailer" is actually a fancy Malibu mobile home which has an ocean view and is valued at $875,000.

The "Pretty Little Liars" star also wants to keep her 2005 Honda Element but she's ok with him keeping his pickup.

Peeples and George were married for 7 years and they have no kids together. So they only thing to fight over is that fancy trailer. 

Terrence Howard

Here's What Lucious Would Do

In My Court Case

8/15/2015 7:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terrence Howard can't talk about Friday's testimony -- that his make-out scene with Jennifer Hudson triggered an insane reaction from then-wife Michelle Ghent -- but he was quick to tell us how Lucious Lyon would handle the court case ... and it's pretty violent.

Speaking of Lucious .... Terrence was chatty on the subject of "Empire," and whether all the guest stars in season 2 could ruin the show's vibe.

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