Oksana Grigorieva played tapes of Mel Gibson’s rants to her lawyers because his attorneys didn’t offer her enough money.
Emails have been released in which the Russian singer - who recorded telephone conversations in which Mel makes threats to her and tells her she was a “****” - reveals their 11-month-old daughter Lucia was offered a “generous gift” but there was “nothing” in it for her.
“As far as the tapes go, I only played one to my lawyer, because on March 15 Michelle proposed on ur behalf not a very generous gift for our daughter and there was nothing for me. My lowers also told me that Tom Hansen [one of Mel’s lawyers] said I wouldn get a penny. (sic),” Oksana wrote in one email obtained by gossip website TMZ.
However, her lawyer Daniel Horowitz has revealed she was reluctant to play the tapes to him, because she didn’t want to “hurt” the star: “Oksana was legally entitled to play all of the tapes for her lawyers and most clients would have done so. She was being supremely careful of Mel’s privacy because she knew that even lawyers in Hollywood might lose track of the tapes and she didn’t want to hurt him.”
Despite being on rehab lock-down, Lindsay Lohan is making quite the fuss, reportedly wanting an apology from the Californian courts.
The actress is said to be “fuming” after medical assessments at the UCLA Medical Center - where she is currently undergoing a 90-day stint as part of her sentence for breaching probation - found she may have been misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is not suffering from bipolar disorder or addicted to drugs as was previously claimed.
Instead, medics believe it is possible her prescription for Adderall, which treats ADD, led to her erratic behavior, meaning the 24-year-old star feels her sentence was unfair. “Lindsay is fuming - she is really upset that the courts put her through all this,” said a source.
Although the insider says Lindsay’s representatives are “exploring their options,” it is not expected she will be able to gain legal action against the perceived damage to her public image. Criminal Defence Attorney Steve Cron explained to Fox 411’s Pop Tarts, “No judge or prosecutor could be sued under these circumstances, they have absolute immunity. Judge Revel formulated her opinion of Lindsay based on the information she had at the time from another program. The judge could still be dissatisfied with the report from UCLA and seek independent opinions or insist Lindsay be enrolled in other programs.”
There’s a new he-diva around town: Taylor Lautner is suing a trailer company for “emotional distress.”
The Twilight star planned to buy a customized 2006 Country Coach Recreational Vehicle (RV) for $300,000 to use while filming new movie Abduction but has launched legal action over his “annoyance” that the vehicle wasn’t delivered on time.
The actor filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday against McMahon’s RV after the dealership failed to have the vehicle delivered by the agreed date of June 21. Taylor, 18, has claimed breach of contract and fraud and is demanding unspecified damages from the company.
Actress Portia de Rossi is taking on her wife Ellen DeGeneres’ surname.
The 37-year-old actress - who married the talk show host almost two years ago - filed a petition in a Los Angeles court to formally become Portia DeGeneres. “Petitioner is taking the last name of her spouse,” court papers state.
Portia signed the documents in March this year and filed them in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, but the name change won’t be official until a hearing takes place on September 23. Although Portia is cementing the couple’s love for one another by changing her name, it doesn’t look as if children are on the cards for them
Ellen, 52, recently revealed she and Portia have no plans to start a family: “I don’t think we’re going to have kids. We have animals, and we love them. And, you know, we are brand new aunts. Her brother and his wife just had a baby girl who’s a month old now, and it’s fun to be a part of that. It’s just a huge responsibility, and I don’t know that that’s something we want to take on. We’re very happily married without children.”
Portia and Ellen married in front of 30 guests at their Beverly Hills home on August 16 2008.
While her career is experiencing a comeback, Britney Spears‘s domestic life isn’t still quite on track. The princess of pop is reportedly set to be quizzed by social workers over allegations of child abuse.
Spears, who has two sons, Sean Preston, four, and three-year-old Jayden James, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, has been accused by her former bodyguard Fernando Flores of being an unfit mother, beating one of the tots with a belt and giving them both foods they were allergic to.
“Britney doesn’t mean to be a bad mother. But Flores feels she has so many issues she can’t be trusted around her boys. He claims the first really shocking incident was when she came marching into the pool house at her mansion and demanded his belt. He handed it over but then followed her into the main house and claims he witnessed the alleged incident,” said a source.
Britney, 28, strongly denies claims she mistreated her young boys in late March or early April. They currently split their time between her home in Beverly Hills, California, and their father Kevin’s house. Child protection agency workers apparently tried to question her about the allegations last week, but Britney had already left her home to spend a few days in Los Angeles.
Whether or not people think she deserves it, Lindsay Lohan got a big break. Perhaps not career-wise, but more along the lines of her legal woes…
Lohan’s now-infamous 2007 DUI could have been a lot worse for the celebrity fashion designer. According to a Santa Monica Police report, the officer at the scene of the crime mistook her cocaine for a crushed breath mint!
“[I] discovered a folded Clinique sun care card with an unknown substance caked on to the surface of the card in Lohan’s right rear pocket… Some of the white substance fell to the floor. I used my foot to see what had fell but thought nothing of it. I did not recognize the substance attached to the card and initially thought the substance was a wet crushed breath mint. I put the card into the jail trash can next to the booking windows. I was looking at the floor and began to recognize the substance as resembling powder cocaine. I then recovered the card from the trash.”
Either she paid the guy or he’s a big enough fan of the actress to tamper with the evidence—could a police officer truly be that incompetent?
Michael Douglas’ ex-wife has filed a lawsuit claiming she is entitled to half the money he has earned from new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Diandra Luker received a $45 million payout from the couple’s divorce in 2000, but she now claims she is entitled to 50 percent of the earnings Michael makes from any spinoffs to his previous films. The 65-year-old actor - who has been married to Catherine Zeta-Jones for 10 years - is said be furious with his former spouse’s suit.
Michael starred in the original Wall Street movie in 1987, and according to him, the new Oliver Stone movie is a “sequel”, not a “spinoff.” However, Diandra’s lawyer Nancy Chemtob told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper last week, “It’s the same character, the same title, just years later.”
Michael’s lawyer Marilyn Chinitz said, “They’re not the same thing. He doesn’t want her to be an albatross around his neck forever.” On Wednesday, Justice Cooper told the lawyers he hasn’t yet come to a conclusion regarding the case and he will not until he decides whether it should go ahead in New York or be sent back to Santa Barbara, California, where the former couple divorced.
Mariah Carey is being sued by her vet.
The singer - who is married to rapper-and-presenter Nick Cannon - reportedly owes just under $30,000 in unpaid bills for Dr. Cindy Bressler’s services for her pets. The veterinarian filed claims in a New York court yesterday, alleging the pop star has paid just $8,200 towards the $37,800 worth of charges for “extraordinary services” given to her three dogs, JJ, Cha Cha and Dolomite in one month. The filing states Cindy tended to the pets “at the special instance and request” of Mariah between October 31 and December 2, 2009.
“She rendered veterinary services including extraordinary services to the defendant’s canines. Dr. Bressler performed work, labor and services on the defendant’s canines… at the agreed price and reasonable value of $37,790.32, which sum Mariah agreed to pay.”
If Cindy’s claim is successful, Mariah will also have to pay her legal costs making the final total sum higher. Cindy’s attorney told gossip website TMZ the vet was in charge of feeding and grooming the pooches while Mariah was away in Los Angeles.
A spokesperson for 41-year-old Mariah said her legal team were not aware of the lawsuit.
Lindsay Lohan could learn something from Nicole Richie, who recently extended her probation.
The socialite - who was put on probation in 2006 following a driving under the influence (DUI) offence, after being arrested for driving the wrong way down a Los Angeles motorway and failing a sobriety test - was told it wouldn’t be terminated next month as expected, because she hasn’t attended enough alcohol education classes.
According to her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley - who appeared in a Los Angeles court yesterday - the 28-year-old starlet failed to complete the course because she has been too busy looking after her children Harlow, two, and nine-month-old Sparrow, her kids with her rocker fiance Joel Madden.
Her probation period has now been extended to March 2011, but the judge has promised to terminate it early if she completed the alcohol program before then. Despite the extension, Nicole has been praised for her work on the course so far. Her report states, “Her attitude is excellent.”
UPDATE: New sources say that Lindsay’s alcohol level was 0.4 when the SCRAM bracelet alert went off.
Much to people’s disbelief, Lindsay Lohan tested negative for alcohol following a recent alert from her SCRAM bracelet.
Lohan’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, revealed that a urine test extracted shortly after the alert tested negative, proving the troubled starlet’s unwavering Twitter statements about her innocence to be true.
The actress, despite her strict bail requirements, was all too tempted to attend an MTV Movie Awards after party earlier this month; at the soiree, Lohan’s alcohol monitoring bracelet went off, blinking a red light through her boots (she later denied this, claiming that the light came from a bracelet her friend had given her).
Faster than anyone could say, “I Know Who Killed Me,” a warrant was issued… and then later recalled once Lohan coughed up a cool 10% of the bail—$20,000. The district attorney’s office previously said that the alert was “an alcohol-related violation.”
No word yet as to what actually set off the alert.
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