Nick Cannon took the first public shot at his estranged wife Mariah Carey ... by putting his soon-to-be single body on display ... for the sake of charity of course.
TMZ broke the story ... the couple's divorce is a "done deal." Nick is clearly telegraphing ... he's taking the split in stride.
Cannon accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Spice Girl Mel B and upped the ante by completing the task in the BUFF!
Nick also makes a point of talking about his wiener ... fond memories, Mariah?
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
Divorce 'A Done Deal'
Separated for Months
8/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Mariah and Nick have been living in separate houses in NYC since May. He sees the kids but that's the extent of their contact.
Our sources say ... Nick's appearance on Big Boy's radio show in March was the beginning of the end. Nick played Big Boy's game -- name the 5 celebs you've slept with. Nick named 5, but our sources say the one that made Mariah insane was Kim Kardashian.
We're told Mariah tore into Nick for weeks ... feeling humiliated and the relationship never recovered.
We're told it went from bad to worse when Nick went on Howard Stern and talked about Mariah not giving it up before they got hitched. She went nuclear.
Our sources say Mariah feels Nick has abandoned her by taking every gig that's on the table ... when they don't need the money. She's especially angry because it keeps him away from their kids.
For Nick's part ... we're told he feels Mariah has become impossible because she surrounds herself with "yes men." He says she can't handle it when he dares to disagree with her.
We're also told Nick is incredulous Mariah is bitching about his work ethic ... he says he's generated $75 million since 2011 for the family.
Bey's Marriage Is Perfect
Breakup Rumors Are BS!!!
8/21/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Beyonce and Jay Z are NOT breaking up ... in fact, their relationship is "perfect' ... so says a woman who would definitely know -- Beyonce's mom.
Tina Knowles was leaving lunch with Kelly Rowland at Via Alloro in Bev Hills -- and in a super-rare moment, actually opened up about rumors that B and J's marriage is on the rocks.
Mama Knowles even had some choice words for people like Akon -- who recently told us the couple's relationship "feels corporate."
And there seems to be evidence to back up Tina's statement -- Bey and Jay have been spotted out together a lot recently ... looking happy at the go-kart track, a restaurant opening, and they even embraced on stage.
So, the question ...
Kevin Hart's Ex-Wife
I Don't Care What He Does
With His Money
8/20/2014 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart's ex-wife Torrei has her own life, her own money, her own career ... and she's OVER Kevin Hart ... so she says.
Our photog got the "Atlanta Exes" star at LAX Wednesday ... as she pimped her new line of mixers, she insisted she was not bent out of shape when Kevin and his freshly-minted fiancee came face-to-face with her at Magic City strip club in ATL Monday ... where Kev dropped $40K.
Good Q by our photog -- If Kevin invites her to the wedding, would she go?
Also, check out the 2 people flanking Torrei during the conversation. Pretty funny.
From Blurred Lines
to Grocery Lines
8/20/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Thicke is living that bachelor life now, which includes making a solo run to the grocery store Tuesday.
Robin went to the uber-expensive Bristol Farms in Bev Hills ... where 3 bags of groceries can really set you back. And, just like the rest of us, he succumbed to the temptation of tortilla chips.
DiGiorno frozen pizza? You know you want it!
Runs Into Ex After Engagement
At Strip Club!
8/19/2014 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kevin Hart was eye to eye with his ex-wife at Magic City strip club in ATL ... hours after he popped the question to Eniko Parrish.
Kevin and ex-wife Torrei Hart seemed at odds Monday night ... her show -- "Atlanta Exes" -- had its premiere, where she accused Kevin of cheating on her. For his part, Kevin jacked her spotlight by proposing to his fiancee and then posted the video on Instagram.
So Torrei took her co-stars to the strip club after the show aired ... and around midnight Kevin walked in with his freshly-minted fiancee.
It gets better ... we're told the 2 exes were seated within eyeshot of each other. They noticed each other but didn't say a word to one another.
But Kevin made a big statement -- he dropped $40K with his fiancee ... making it rain all over the place.
Torrei sat impassively ... with her new guy.
Walmart Heiress' Hubby
Screw Saving Money
I Want to Live Better!
8/19/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Walmart heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert is in a Catch 22 -- she's fighting her husband's bid in divorce court for half her fortune, but the longer she fights him ... the more she'll have to pay.
Patrick Dubbert is trying to invalidate their prenup ... claiming he was defrauded. He says Paige's lawyer went around his lawyer's back and contacted him directly, promising a "side deal" if he signed the prenup.
Now here's the problem. If the prenup is invalidated, Patrick can get half of what Paige earned for the 6 years of their marriage -- A FORTUNE.
Paige is waging legal war to enforce the prenup, which gives Patrick a fat $30,000 a month check for half the amount of time they were married -- right now that would be 3 years. But the longer the divorce drags on, the longer she'll have to pay him $30K a month.
In other words, RPP.
Back on the Prowl
8/18/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Antonio Banderas is single and ready to mingle ... and he zeroed in on an attractive woman while partying in St. Tropez over the weekend.
"Puss in Boots" takes on a whole new meaning.
at Work ... Again
8/17/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katharine McPhee can't keep her hands off her co-workers ... but it's not a director this time ... it's her new show's leading man.
McPhee was on set Thursday getting handsy with Elyes Gabel, her co-star in the upcoming CBS series, "Scorpion." Unlike her last on-set romance ... Gabel's not married and she's getting divorced.
You'll remember ... photos surfaced of McPhee locking lips with "Smash" director Michael Morris in October 2013. McPhee was married to Nick Cokas (though she claims they were separated) and Morris was married to actress Mary McCormack (they're still together).
Her next project will be interesting ... what the hell will she do if she co-stars with Neil Patrick Harris?
'Basketball Wives LA' Star
Scores Sweet Support Deal
from NBA Baller Ex
8/17/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Charlotte Hornets guard Jannero Pargo better have a good season, because he's going to need a nice new contact after a judge gave his ex Malaysia a nice support deal.
As TMZ Sports first reported, Malyasia -- who stars on the VH1 show "Basketball Wives LA" -- filed for divorce from Jannero back in May. They have 3 kids together, a 7-year-old and 3-year-old twins.
According to docs filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Malaysa (whose real name is Laquisha) was awarded primary physical custody, while the couple will share legal custody.
Jannero was ordered to pay $15,380/month in child support and another $7,500/month in spousal support. He's also been ordered to fork over $25,000 for her attorneys' fees.
Jannero recently a signed a one-year deal with the Hornets, with some reports putting his salary at a little under $1.5 million for the season.
Here's to hoping he has a good year.
Typical 'Divorce Jokes'
8/15/2014 2:03 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin Williams did not have money trouble and money had no connection to his depression ... although he DID complain about being taken to the cleaners "the way most divorced husbands do" ... so says a person who frequently discussed finances with the actor.
The source -- who was in regular contact with Robin -- tells us he was not cash strapped and lived "the way he wanted to," adding, "He always flew first class, took great vacations and lived in the house he loved."
As for why he was selling his Napa ranch, we're told he just didn't like going there anymore. The source says the ranch was "a thing" for Robin and his second wife, Marsha, and he just didn't enjoy going there any longer.
The source says Robin did complain over the years about "getting taken to the cleaners by his ex-wives."
Multiple sources tell us ... money had nothing to do with the depression that ultimately led to Robin's suicide.
Transsexual Porn Star
I'm a Man, Baby!
Now I Can Get Divorced
8/14/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Transsexual porn star Buck Angel is now 100% legit under Louisiana law ... which means he can now legally ditch his wife and go after her money.
According to the court decision, Buck and Elayne Angel's union is legal because they always intended to be married as a man and woman -- and back in 2003 they were granted a marriage license in Louisiana ... as a man and a woman. No one questioned Buck's gender when they got the license.
California also played big in the court's decision because Buck got a legal name and gender change there way back in 1998.
Elayne was hoping the court would rule Buck is a woman -- which would nullify their same-sex marriage under Louisiana law.
As we previously told you ... Buck wants a divorce and is gunning for $2,000/month in spousal support.
Attempt to Keep Kids in U.S. FAILS
Freaks Out In Court
8/13/2014 2:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kelly Rutherford burst into tears and freaked out after a judge shut down her last ditch effort to keep her kids in the U.S.
Rutherford claimed another judge had illegally awarded custody of her 2 kids to her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, who lives in France. Rutherford claims the judge effectively deported the kids.
So she was in federal court Wednesday ... asking a judge to step in, but the federal judge said he didn't have the power. Outside the courtroom, Rutherford broke down, saying "My own country won't save my children and I pay taxes!"
The judge gave Rutherford a ray of hope, saying although he didn't have jurisdiction over custody, he would set up a conference call Friday with him, Rutherford and Giersch's lawyer ... to figure out a way for Giersch -- who has immigration issues -- to come back to the U.S. to live.
The clock is ticking ... if the judge's Hail Mary doesn't work ... the kids go to France August 19.