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'Friends' Creator Marta Kauffman Single Again ... And Loaded

7/23/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0722-marta-kauffman-michael-skloff-GETTY-01The co-creator of "Friends" just struck a divorce settlement, and we've learned it involves a yearly residual check that would make your eyes pop out.

Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff have just ended their 31-year marriage. According to legal docs filed with the court, and obtained by TMZ, they're both doing well but it looks like she gets more.

The big-ticket item ... Marta gets one "Friends" residual check a year, and our sources say it's a doozy ... many millions of dollars. According to the settlement agreement, she gets to keep 75%, and as soon as she gets the check she must write one to Michael for 25% ... pronto.

BTW ... Michael gets his own residual check ... he composed the show's theme song, and gets a big fat check he gets to keep all to himself.

There are multiple houses ... and she gets 3 out of the 4, including the super-expensive one on Broad Beach in Malibu.

Marta is a prolific producer, who also created "Grace and Frankie," which is currently on the air. She also gets residuals from "Joey," "Dream On" and "Veronica's Closet." And the money from all these shows is hers and hers alone.

You gotta have Friends.

Amber Heard Hangin' a Lot with Elon Musk

7/21/2016 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0721-amber-heard-elon-musk-TMZ-01Amber Heard -- who's in the throes of a divorce with Johnny Depp -- is spending a lot of time with a guy who makes Johnny look like a pauper -- billionaire extraordinaire Elon Musk ... TMZ has learned.

Our sources say Amber has known the Tesla inventor for several years, but in the last few months they've been spending a lot of time together.  

Just last weekend Amber and her sister were hanging out in Elon's hotel bungalow in Miami.  We're told she had a 1-on-1 dinner at his L.A. house 2 weeks ago. We're told she recently went to Elon's L.A. area office to spend time with him. And we're told he's paid several visits to her home.

No one in Amber's camp is calling it "dating," but we're told the amount of time they spend together has definitely increased.

Elon -- who's worth an estimated $12.7 billion -- is also going through a divorce with Talulah. They married, divorced, remarried and she filed for divorce for a second time in March.

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Jay Mohr Files for Divorce from Nikki Cox

7/21/2016 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0721-jay-mohr-nikki-cox-getty-tmz-02Jay Mohr has filed for divorce from Nikki Cox, but we're told it could go the way of Patrick Dempsey.

Mohr filed legal docs Tuesday to end his 9-year-marriage and followed up with an emergency petition Wednesday for full physical custody. In his papers, he claimed Nikki suffers from depression and self-medicates and he worries their 5-year-old son might be at risk if left alone with her.  The doc say the drug problem is "serious" and "ongoing."

The judge said he wanted to hear from both, so set the hearing for next month.

In the meantime, Jay and Nikki told us Thursday, "We are very married. Very in love. Very happy and that's really all there is." Translation ... they're trying to work it out.  

The divorce docs, filed by Jay's lawyers, Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig, cite irreconcilable differences. There's also a prenup, according to the filing.

Nicollette Sheridan Files for Divorce Who Knew She Was Married?!

7/20/2016 4:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-Nicollette-Sheridan-divorceNicollette Sheridan pulled a fast one -- on us, anyway. Turns out she tied the knot, the marriage fizzled and Nicollette just filed for divorce.

The former "Desperate Housewives" star and Aaron Phypers are dunzo just 6 months into their marriage ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.  

According to the docs, they separated a month ago.

Rumors swirled they had been mulling over marriage ... but there was never a clue they tied the knot.

Nicollette is asking the judge to reject any claim Aaron might make for spousal support.

As for kids ... the marriage didn't last long enough for a proper gestation period.

Johnny Depp I Won't Give Amber My Financials Till She Shuts Her Trap

7/20/2016 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0720-johnny-depp-amber-heard-tmz-01Amber Heard leaks like a sieve, at least when it comes to yapping to the media, so claims Johnny Depp, who does not want to give her any of his financial info unless she swears to keep it private.

Johnny just filed legal docs, obtained by TMZ, in which he concedes Amber is entitled to know something about his financial situation in order to get her cut in their divorce, but he says she has refused to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

In the docs Johnny's lawyer, disso queen Laura Wasser, claims Amber and her team have been blabbing to the media, suggesting that a TMZ story about details in their settlement negotiations came from Amber's camp.

Johnny also has a problem with the scope of Amber's demands for financial docs. She's asking for records from Johnny's Hollywood Vampire bandmates -- Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum -- which he says is absurd.

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Arnold & Maria 5 Years Later ... We're Still Married!!!

7/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-arnold-schwarzenegger-maria-shriverArnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have both moved on with their lives since the split in July 2011. He's had a girlfriend for several years, and she's got a boyfriend. He's established a strong bond with 18-year-old son Joseph Baena. She's moved, redecorated, etc. Oh, they're still married.

It's one of the weirdest divorces in memory. They didn't have a prenup and we're told they essentially worked out a property settlement several years ago ... splitting up the estimated $400 million fortune. There have never been any custody issues. The kids are now all adults. Yet neither Maria nor Arnold have done anything to move the divorce past the finish line. 

We're told Arnold and Maria haven't really shared why they continue to stay married. There are theories it's too painful for either to walk away from $200 million, but that really doesn't make any sense. There are others who say it's because Maria is super religious and doesn't believe in divorce, but Arnold could still pull the trigger if he wanted.

Our sources say neither is interested in ending the marriage. It just goes on, as they lead separate lives.

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NBA's Byron Scott I Can't Afford My Ex-Wife's Lifestyle ... I'm Unemployed!!

7/17/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-byron-scott-anita-ex-wife-GETTY-01Ex-Lakers coach Byron Scott says he can't keep paying for his ex-wife's baller lifestyle, 'cause he hasn't found a new job yet.

As we previously reported, Scott signed a $17 MILLION contract with the Lakers right after he filed for divorce in 2014. He'd been married to his high school sweetheart, Anita, for 29 years. 

Since he was making around $300k per month at the time, the judge ordered him to pay $26k per month in spousal support. 

But in new court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Byron claims his financial situation has changed drastically ... 'cause he got fired in April and isn't pulling those huge NBA checks anymore. 

Byron says his only form of income these days is a $50k-per-month deferred compensation check from the Cavs ... and half of that already goes straight to Anita. 

On top of that, Byron says he probably won't find a new job 'til next year .... 'cause every team has filled their coaching spots and "there will not be a need for an analyst or commentator" at this point in the season.

Byron is asking the judge to cut off all spousal support payments ... at least for now. The case is due back in court later this month. 

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Divorce Gone Nowhere

7/16/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-ben-affleck-jennifer-garner-TMZ-01Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their split in June 2015, yet they haven't moved an inch in ending their marriage ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ.

Divorce papers have not been filed, and we're told neither side has taken any steps to dissolve the marriage. 

Ben has been living on the family property since the split, in the guest house.

It's unusual for a couple to announce the end of their marriage yet take no action for more than a year ... and still live within eyeshot of each other.

We're told the inaction is largely about protecting their kids and creating a structure for co-parenting 10-year-old Violet, 7-year-old Seraphina and 4-year-old Samuel.   

Our sources say this is not an issue of reconciliation ... although no one's saying that's impossible. As one source put it, "It's just been status quo. Nothing's changed."

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Ralphie May Killer Typhoon a Threat to My Kids

7/15/2016 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0715-ralphie-may-TMZ-01Ralphie May's children are about to be right in the path of a massive typhoon that's already killed dozens -- or so he believes, which is why he rushed to court to block his estranged wife's vacay plans.

Ralphie's ex, Lahna Turner, was planning to take their 2 kids to China from July 9-18 for what she called an "educational trip." Ralphie wasn't down with that because he says Lahna's been interfering with his custodial parenting time. 

The comedian also busted out meteorology to sway the court -- referencing super typhoon Nepartak. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, he said the storm was on track to hit Shanghai during the vacation. 

The court sided with Ralphie and put the kibosh on the Lahna's plans. 

Probably for the best ... Nepartak destroyed Taiwan last Thursday, killing more than 20 people, and then headed toward mainland China.

Tyrese #BlackLivesMatter Made Me Declare Peace with My Ex

7/13/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0712-tyrese-family-cute-pic-INSTAGRAM-01Tyrese has buried the hatchet in his custody war with ex-wife Norma, and he says the catalyst for peace was the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Tyrese tells us last week's horrendous events had a huge impact on both of them, and they had a long, heartfelt talk for the first time in memory ... about all the hatred in this country. They realized by waging war with each other, they were part of the problem.

Tyrese feels strongly ... black families need to band together, and the place to start is home.

As we've reported, it got so bad beteween the 2 Tyrese was accusing Norma of planning to disappear with their 9-year-old daughter, Shayla.

Things have changed in a big way in the last few days. Tyrese posted a picture Monday with Norma and Shayla where they were all smiles.

As for the future, Tyrese insists this doesn't mean he's getting back with Norma ... it's about putting their differences aside to co-parent Shayla, and it's working.  

Lamar Odom Khloe Pulls Rug ... And House Out From Under Him

7/11/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0708_khloe_lamar_tmzLamar Odom is a vagabond without a home, after Khloe kicked him out of the Calabasas rental.

As we reported, Khloe rented the $25k a month home for Lamar just blocks from hers, soon after he OD'd in Vegas last year. She wanted to be near him to help in his recovery.

Well, the last straw was dropped last month after family members found a crack pipe on the property.

We're told Khloe threw Lamar out of the 6,400 square foot pad. The lease is up at the end of the month and we're told she won't renew.

TMZ broke the story ... Khloe filed for divorce in May ... for a second time.

As for Lamar ... we're told he's going from house to house, staying with friends in the Valley.

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Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs ... Umm, Exactly What She Said

7/8/2016 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0708-lamar-odom-khloe-kardashian-divorce-answer-TMZ-01Lamar Odom just filed his response to Khloe Kardashian's divorce petition ... and it shows the exes are lockstep when it comes to this breakup.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Lamar lists the exact same date of separation as Khloe did -- December 13, 2013. Ditto for court's ability to award spousal support to the other. As we reported, our sources say they have a prenup.

They even agree each will pay for their own attorneys, a rarity in Hollywood divorces.

Now that Lamar's officially responded ... seems like it's just a matter of time before this is final. Typically, it's about a 6 month wait in Cali before the court signs off.

Gwen Stefani Hollaback To My Maiden Name

7/6/2016 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

070616-gwen-stefani-tmzGwen Stefani closed the final chapter on her 13-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale by legally changing her last name back to Stefani.

A judge gave approval last week for Gwen to restore her maiden name. She had legally changed it to Rossdale after the couple tied the knot in 2002.

Their divorce was finalized in April -- after Gavin had been allegedly caught cheating with their nanny.

Gwen still went by Stefani when it came to her stage name, which was a good move in the end.

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