Randy Jackson has 2 things that would be problematic for a lot of guys ... a $40 MILLION fortune, and no prenup.
TMZ broke the story ... Randy's wife filed for divorce Friday, after 18 years of marriage. Sources connected with the couple tell us ... they had no prenup, which means all of Randy's earnings during the marriage are split 50/50.
Short story ... all of Randy's "American Idol" money is on the table. We're told toward the end of Randy's 12-year run as a judge he averaged around $5 mil a year.
We're also told his estimated worth is approximately $40 million. Although some of that is money he brought into the relationship -- meaning it's his separate property -- we're told it's been so commingled over the years it's impossible to unscramble ... so Erika will get half ... subject to any wheeling and dealing between the lawyers.
And finally ... they're still living together and getting along just fine. There are no allegations of infidelity. As one source put it, "It's not gonna be all Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa."
Larenz Tate Sued
Menace II His AMEX Card
9/28/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Larenz Tate deals in "Dead Presidents" onscreen, but offscreen he has nothing to do with them ... which is why American Express is suing him.
The "Menace II Society" star racked up more than $57K on his AMEX card but didn't pay a Native American cent ... according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
AMEX claims in its lawsuit it's sent several demands for payment -- but got radio silence from the famous debtor.
AMEX wants $57,912.85.
Maybe he SHOULDA left home without it.
Attacks Songwriter Who Sued
With a Vengeance!
9/28/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Call Lady Gaga a thief ... and then prepare to cough up more than a mil to pay her army of lawyers who will tear you apart in court.
Gaga has filed court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- to collect nearly $1.4 million she paid her lawyers ... to fight a woman who sued Lady G for allegedly ripping off one of her songs.
Gaga -- one of the richest women in music -- claims she spent nearly three years and a fortune defending her reputation ... and in the end she won. A judge threw out the case ... concluding the 2 songs sounded nothing alike.
Gaga wants the loser to foot her lawyer's bill.
Married in Venice
9/27/2014 12:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry ladies, there's no more time to object ... so forever hold your peace -- because George Clooney has finally married Amal Alamuddin.
The couple tied the knot at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy Saturday ... his rep confirms -- and the ceremony was FILLED with celebs like Bono, Bill Murray and Matt Damon.
George and Amal were married by Walter Veltroni -- former mayor of Rome.
The couple started dating last October ... and things escalated pretty quickly ... especially for a guy who once vowed to never get married after things fizzled with his first wife, Talia Balsam.
R.I.P. Clooney's bachelorhood ... it was a good run.
Private Celebrity Tribute Held
9/28/2014 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robin William's famous friends and family gathered for a private memorial Saturday in San Francisco ... and Billy Crystal was in tears during the emotional tribute.
The event was reportedly held at the Curan Theatre and featured speeches from Billy, Whoopi Goldberg, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Idle, Williams’ three children and his wife, Susan.
Stevie Wonder handled the tribute's music ... and the event was attended by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, George Lucas, Penny Marshall, Danny De Vito, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jeff Bridges, Minnie Driver, Josh Groban, Seth Green, Eddie Izzard and Richard Lewis.
Robin's daughter Zelda Williams reportedly organized a majority of the memorial.
Weight Loss Secret
... Walk It Off!
9/28/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Val Kilmer is half the man he used to be ... and we're told he shed the pounds the old fashioned way with determination ... and walking his ass off.
We're told 'Iceman' looked in the mirror and realized he had let himself go ... and decided to change everything.
There was no personal chef or magic diet pill ... just healthy eating and exercise, especially long walks on the beach by his home in Malibu ... which doesn't suck.
By the way ... walking on the beach is good exercise ... but not as good as playing volleyball with shirtless dudes.
What's The Big Frigin'
9/28/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sorry, Steven Tyler ...
This Is Gonna Hurt [VIDEO]
9/28/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears ... is exactly what Corey Feldman did during a recent karaoke sesh in Hollywood -- and we got the painful footage.
Corey hit up Whiskey Blu Wednesday, where anyone -- even Corey -- can sing karaoke with a live band. He opted to jam out on the Aerosmith classic, "Dream On."
We'll say this for Feldman ... he brought some energy to the stage -- and even dared to attempt Steven Tyler's legendary scream.
GOOD GENES OR
9/28/2014 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Janeane Garofalo's looks are stand up!
Here's a 31-year-old version of the "Saturday Night Live" star at an awards party in Los Angeles back in 1995 ((left) and 19 years later... the comedic powerhouse -- who turns 50-years-old this weekend -- at a party in New York City earlier this year (right).
Her beauty is nothing to laugh at.
The question is...
The Hair You Save
9/27/2014 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jermaine Jackson's hair is ... well, unexplainable.
Feel free to try making sense of this in the comments.
'Shark Tank' Contestant
My Fiancee is Still in Japan
... FOR NOW!
9/27/2014 12:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Shark Tank" contestant Phillip Lapuz's fiance is still stuck in Japan ... even though he said she'd move to America if a deal was struck -- but don't worry, there's a good reason.
In case you missed it, Lapuz bawled his eyes out on last night's episode ... saying he couldn't move his fiancee Mariko to America because his business is not yet a success -- so her parents wouldn't approve.
The waterworks, and biz plan, hooked Robert Herjavec -- so it seemed like only a matter of time.
TMZ spoke with the Kronos Golf founder who tells us he had to keep the good news under wraps since the episode was shot back in June -- but now that it's aired ... he's put the clip in an email to Mariko's parents.
He's waiting for them to wake up in Japan to get the news he's bigtime now.
If the in-laws are impressed ... he says Mariko should be stateside soon.
50 Cent's Son
I'M TEAM MAYWEATHER NOW
9/27/2014 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
This one's gotta hurt ... 50 Cent's estranged son Marquise has a new father figure in his life -- and it happens to be his biological dad's worst enemy.
Marquise posted a photo to his Facebook page .... hangin' with FLOYD MAYWEATHER!!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know 50 and Floyd hate each other's guts ... so for Marquise to post this pic -- clearly, he's trying to get under his father's skin.
50 and Marquise have a complicated relationship -- 50 hates Marquise's mother ... and hasn't really been a part of Marquise's life ... something Marquise admits he's very upset about.
Now, it seems like things have gone to "Hook" levels -- with a public war for Marquise's affection.
So far, 50 has yet to post anything about it on his Instagram ... but we're guessing it's only a matter of time.
The Final Hoorah
Before Tying the Knot
9/27/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
George Clooney said arrivederci to freedom with the boys Friday night in Italy ... the day before he ties the knot with Amal Alamuddin.
Clooney and Amal starred at a rehearsal dinner with family and friends in Venice ... and it looks like they went on separate journeys afterward with their respective genders.
Clooney hit up a restaurant with all the other dudes -- it's unclear where Amal went.
Most of George's famous friends are also in Venice for the wedding ... including Bono, Bill Murray, Matt Damon and Ellen Barkin.
Now it's only a matter of time.