Jude Law looks lovely in Mr. Porter, talks about aging & the tabloids

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Just in case you forgot, Jude Law is a very attractive man. These Mr. Porter photos are so old-school Jude! He looks so beautiful. So beautiful that I temporarily forgot that he’s expecting his fifth child by his third baby-mama, a 23-year-old singer-type named Catherine Harding. Catherine and Jude are no longer together. So, he basically got one of his hookups pregnant and he’s trying to make the best out of it. As for this Mr. Porter thing… Jude is promoting his new film, Black Sea. Jude plays “a laid-off submarine captain who goes in hunt of a sunken ship rumoured to be laden with Nazi gold.” Which might cause some people to wonder: is Jude poor? And the answer is yes. He’s paying child support to two women and he’s about to pay child support to a third. He IS poor. He will work in whatever he can get. You can read the full Mr. Porter article here. Some highlights:

His role in Black Sea: “It required a certain gravitas. It’s not something I could have done in my twenties or thirties. Having recently turned 40, I feel that I’m only just reaching the stage where I can do this sort of thing justice.”

He has looked forward to aging all his life: “I tend to think of it in terms of Shakespeare. You can’t play Prospero in your twenties. And you can’t play Lear. In your twenties, you play Romeo, you play Hamlet. And maybe you progress to Coriolanus, to Henry V. They’re like hoops you have to jump through. Keep going, and you’ll get to Prospero, you’ll get to Lear. But you can’t rush it.”

Acknowledging that women have it harder in Hollywood: “The plight of women over a certain age is a bit of a running gag in the movie industry. Not a very funny one, admittedly.”

The tabloid press: “I no longer let that stuff in. I honestly don’t know and don’t care what’s being written about me. If people want to buy into it, then they can. I just try to live a normal life now. It’s my right. Being free to go out – to a restaurant, to the theatre, or even just to a gardening centre – is my right. That’s what living is. So that’s what I do.”

[From Mr. Porter]

I agree that Jude has grown into what he always wanted to be: a brilliant character actor. People always treated him like he should just be a solid leading man, but Jude wanted different things for his career, and I respect that. I’m glad he’s not clinging to his pretty-boy vibe from two decades ago. And he’s right, the parts for him only get better as he gets older. And it’s not the same for women. As for the tabloid press stuff… I think that’s a smart decision for Jude in particular, to simply not participate in it. Don’t get mad, just ignore it. And he’ll have to do a lot of ignoring if he keeps knocking up his hookups!

PS… I have a thing about great profiles and Jude has an amazing profile! He’s right up there were Angelina Jolie’s profile.

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Photos courtesy of Tom Craig/Mr. Porter.

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Is Renee Zellweger planning to marry her boyfriend on New Year’s Eve?

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Renee Zellweger has been dating musician Doyle Bramhall II (yes that’s his actual name) for about two years. The two first met in college and reportedly didn’t date back then but kept running into each other over the years until they finally gave in and got togerher. That’s sweet.

Renee plays her personal life pretty close to the vest so we haven’t heard that she’s engaged or anything, but The National Enquirer claims that she’s planning to marry Doyle on New Year’s Eve. The tabloids report that she’s sent out a “save the date” email to 15 close friends she wants to attend the wedding. They also claim that Doyle owes thousands in back child support to his ex wife. Sketchy.

The National Enquirer has learned exclusively that the 45 year-old Oscar winner has gushed to close pals that she plans to wed her beau of two years – rock guitarist Doyle Bramhall II – on New Year’s Eve in Austin, Texas.

The couple chose Austin because it’s where they met as students more than two decades ago, sources said.

“Renee is madly in love with Doyle and wants to close out 2014 by marrying him where they share special memories.

“She sent out ‘save the date’ emails to about 15 friends for New Year’s Eve,” an insider revealed…

Doyle was once addicted to heroin and is involved in a messy legal battle with ex-wife Susannah Melvoin.

The two divorced in 2010, but as the Enquirer has reported, he owes her thousands of dollars in back child support for their two children…

“But Renee swears he’s a stand up guy and that despite his financial problems with his ex wife, he’s never asked her for a dime.

“He told Renee that he’d be happy to sign a prenup.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, December 1, 2014]

When the Enquirer runs stories on anyone but A list celebrities they tend to be solid. That’s why I believe that Renee probably did send out an email to friends asking them to save the date. It’s very specific too. Is this why she got all that work done on her face, because she’s ready to move into another chapter in her life? (Reese Witherspoon is now clucking her tongue and calling me sexist.) Good for Renee for falling for a non-famous guy. Remember her four month marriage to Kenny Chesney in 2005? I do question Doyle Bramhall II’s inability to pay child support. That would be a big red flag to me. Maybe he just fell on hard times though. I hope for Renee’s sake that Doyle is decent guy beneath that epic hair. I also hope she gets a prenup.

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Halle Berry Continues Legal Battle To Reduce Gabriel Aubry’s Child Support Payments

Halle Berry Shops For New FlooringOne thing is clear: Halle Berry doesn’t give up. She’s continuing her legal case to get a judge to reduce her child support payments to Gabriel Aubrey for their daughter, Nahla. They’re currently set at $16K per month, and Halle wants them reduced to $3800 per month. RELATED: Halle Berry requests the court slash Gabriel Aubry’s child support.

Halle argued that Gabriel should support himself by working as a model. Gabriel apparently responded that after Halle’s now-husband, Olivier Martinez, beat him up back in 2012, he took six months to heal and has only been able to book three gigs since then. Halle reportedly stated in court documents, per TMZ:

There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns.”

Hmmm. The gender attitudes are pretty clear there, aren’t they? Let’s be honest: many women are receiving similar sized child support payments from men, and no one questions how they are spending the money. However, the fight between Gabriel and Olivier occurred two years ago: his bruises have long since healed, but Gabriel’s getting up in age as a model.

Halle claims Gabriel is using child support for his own needs, including:

  • $740 a month for Gabriel’s “Fitness”
  • $940 a month in clothing (Gabriel lists Nahla’s clothing expenses separately — $675 a month)
  • $700 a month for Gabriel’s health insurance
  • $1,975 a month in car expenses
  • $1,100 a month in furniture and electronics

Halle and Gabriel share joint legal and physical custody of Nahla: it’s 50/50 between them. I see why she’s upset, but honestly, a lot of fathers out there have the same complaint, I’m sure. I don’t think Halle’s going to get special consideration because the gender roles are reversed, but maybe the judge’s attitude will play a role.

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Bethenny Frankel Jason Hoppy Doesn’t Want Bryn on ‘RHONY’

Bethenny Frankel Out And About In NYCIt’s been confirmed: Bethenny Frankel is returning to her reality TV roots for the upcoming season of ‘Real Housewives of New York.’ However, her daughter Bryn may not be returning with her. Jason Hoppy reportedly is heading to court to ask a judge to prohibit Bryn from appearing on the show. RELATED: Bethenny Frankel scolded by judge for wearing her daughter’s pajamas.

A source told Radar Online:

Jason isn’t thrilled with it because he knows Bethenny is going to get in numerous jabs about the divorce.”

Another source said:

It’s just not healthy for Bryn to be on TV at a time when her parents are getting divorced. Bethenny signed up for the show, their daughter didn’t.”

Bethenny’s lawyers reportedly will point out that this is something of a double standard on Jason’s part.

Jason had no problem with Bryn being on Bethenny’s Bravo spin-off show when they were happily married. Bethenny wouldn’t have Bryn be with her during every single shoot for Real Housewives of New York, but she is adamant that the judge allow her to be on the show.”

I can see Bethenny’s attorneys point, but I’m not sure if it will matter. Typically both custodial parents have to sign off on a minor appearing on a show: that’s how Jon Gosselin was able to shut down ‘Kate Plus 8.’ He’s against it now, but he reportedly waived his right to say if they could appear on TV or not in return for not having to pay child support. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be any ‘Kate Plus 8′ specials. Really, though, Bethenny is interesting all on her own :).

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Bethenny Frankel Out And About In NYC
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Bethenny Frankel Out And About In NYC
Bethenny Frankel Out And About In NYC
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Halle Berry Requesting Court Slash Gabriel Aubry’s Child Support Payments So He Has To Work

Halle Berry & Daughter Nahla Shopping At The GroveCurrently, Halle Berry is paying Gabriel Aubry $16K per month in child support for their daughter, Nahla. Well, the ‘Extant’ star has had enough of that. She filed documents requesting the court slash the child support payments to just $3K per month. RELATED: Halle Berry dishes on being a working mom.

TMZ reports that Halle claimed in her legal documents:

Gabriel has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that’s an abuse of the system.

She notes Gabriel is perfectly capable of getting a job … and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life … supplemented by his income.

They have joint physical and legal custody, so each parent has Nahla 50% of the time. Good luck with that, Halle. If that argument worked, don’t you think a whole lot of fathers would have made the same argument about the mother of their children when it comes to child support payments?

On one hand, $16K a month sounds like an outrageous amount of money. Remember the point of child support, however: the child is supposed to live in the same manor as if they were with the wealthy parents, so wealthy non-custodial parents can’t just leave their kids living in a dump while they live it up. With that reasoning, $16K makes sense. At least ‘Extant’ was renewed for another season! Halle may have had better luck if she was unemployed.

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Halle Berry & Daughter Nahla Shopping At The Grove
Halle Berry & Daughter Nahla Shopping At The Grove
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Halle Berry & Daughter Nahla Shopping At The Grove
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Halle Berry wants her child support to Gabriel reduced from $16k to $3k a month

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In June of this year, Halle Berry was ordered to pay $16,000 a month in child support to her ex, Gabriel Aubry, along with over $100,000 in missed child support payments. That amount was reduced from the $20,000 monthly child support she’d been court ordered to pay Aubry since 2012. (Of which she had missed about five months prior to that ruling.) Halle and Gabriel have one daughter together, Nahla, 6. They split in 2010 after five years together.

As you may remember, in late 2012 Berry launched a campaign to move to France with Nahla that was shot down by the custody judge. Shortly after that ruling, Berry’s then fiance, Olivier Martinez, got into a fist fight with Gabriel at Berry’s house during a custody handoff. That’s just background on Berry’s custody battle, which has been contentious and even violent at times. Anyway now Berry reportedly claims that Aubry doesn’t work at all and just lives off her child support so she wants to cut it way down.

Halle Berry has had it with baby daddy Gabriel Aubry … claiming he has been living ENTIRELY off child support, and she is asking a judge to STOP the gravy train.

TMZ has learned … Berry filed legal docs asking the judge in their custody case to reduce her monthly child support obligation from $16,000 a month to just over $3,000 a month.

Halle claims in her legal docs … Gabriel has stopped working and is content to live off of the child support, and that’s an abuse of the system.

She notes Gabriel is perfectly capable of getting a job … and by reducing the support it will allow 6-year-old Nahla to live a comfortable life … supplemented by his income.

Halle and Gabriel have joint custody … each has the kid around 50% of the time.

[From TMZ]

Aubry, 39, used to work as a male model so his shelf life is pretty limited despite his fame. I can understand why he’s not making what he once was and why Berry should pay him support. $16k a month sounds excessive to me, but they’re in LA and Nahla goes to private school. That number is based on Halle’s earnings, so both parents can afford the lifestyle the child is accustomed to. They share custody and Berry can definitely afford it.

Why is she aiming to cut child support down to just $3k a month though? Why not reduce it incrementally to about $12k a month? Maybe this is a legal move and the lawyers assume that the judge will reduce the amount but not by that much. We haven’t heard much from Halle recently. I’m surprised she hasn’t announced a breakup with Olivier.

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Fantasia Barrino Father Of Their Teenage Daughter Sues For Custody

The 68th Annual Tony Awards‘American Idol’ alum Fantasia Barrino is embroiled in another domestic legal problem, but it’s very different from the “homewrecker” case she faced a few years ago. The father of Fantasia’s 13-year-old daughter is suing for custody. RELATED: Fantasia denies breaking up a marriage.

According to TMZ, Brandel Shouse is claiming in his legal documents that he’s the better parent, so he wants physical and legal custody. According to Fantasia, he’s never had any kind of relationship with their daughter. At all.

Apparently Fantasia and Brandel dated in high school, but the relationship was abusive; he reportedly pled guilty to beating and choking her. Well, Fantasia has decided to fight fire with fire. She’s countersuing Brandel for 13 years worth of child support, since she’s said he’s never given her any money to support their daughter.

If he simply wanted to see his daughter and establish a relationship with her, I think that would be great. Every child should know both of their parents if that’s possible. Just trying to swoop in and get primary custody, however, is another matter entirely. I hope the courts consider what’s in this girl’s best interest and act accordingly.

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Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally Speak Out About Divorce & Custody Battle

'Grudge Match' New York PremiereIt sounds like Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally are still very much in the thick of it with regards to their divorce and custody battle. This custody battle has a bit of a different twist: Sherri wants her parental rights waived to their son, who was born via surrogate just last July. Lamar wants her to be considered a custodial parent while he retains physical custody of their son, which would entitle him to child support. Both Sherri and Lamar opened up- a little- about the situation in separate interviews. RELATED: Here’s a surprising twist in the Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally custody case.

Sherri acknowledged what was going on when she visited Wendy Williams. She said:

We can’t say anything about that. I have a lot of lawyers and I’m in court right now and it’s very public and it’s very painful. You know for me, I’m not Tori and Dean, I don’t get paid to talk about my life, so when people tweet me I always say go to Wendy, she knows what’s going on. You can ask Wendy about my life.”

This can’t be easy. Meanwhile, here’s what Lamar said to People:

[Sherri] said, ‘I will love the baby like it’s mine… she never said she didn’t want the baby.”

He said that Sherri “blindsided” him six months into the pregnancy by saying she wanted a divorce. So that’s why he hightailed it out to California and filed for a legal separation? Hmmm…

Sheri still isn’t named on the baby’s birth certificate. She’s reportedly saying Lamar “defrauded” her into having the baby just so he could sue for divorce and get child support from her. Lamar added:

I think it’s the worst thing in the world for L.J. to look at his birth certificate at 16 and see it says, ‘Mother unknown.’ “

A pretrial hearing is set for October 2 in Pennsylvania. I feel so badly for the baby born into all of this.

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Sherri Shepherd Accuses Lamar Sally Of Stealing $20K From Her

Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"It was already clear this divorce and custody battle- if you can call it that- was going to be nasty, but if you had any doubts, the latest developments between Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally can put that to rest. Sherri reportedly is accusing Lamar of stealing $20K from their joint bank account. RELATED: Sherri Shepherd is Broadway-bound as a surrogate delivers the baby boy she was expecting with her estranged husband.

A source told TMZ Sherri wasn’t aware the money was missing until she saw a bank account statement. This is further evidence she plans to use to show that Lamar has been defrauding her all along: just marrying her and having a baby with her so he could divorce her and sue her for child support. Lamar’s people reportedly say she was aware he took the money (implying it wasn’t theft). Sherri wasn’t at the hospital when the surrogate delivered last week, and Lamar says he still hasn’t heard from her.

Sherri is trying NOT to be considered a custodial parent at all to this baby. Since they used a donor egg, and surrogacy agreements aren’t recognized in New Jersey, Sherri may be able to get a court to waive all parental responsibilities if she can get their divorce case heard in New Jersey. Since that’s where they lived before Lamar hightailed it to California, I think she’s got a good chance of getting the case heard on the east coast. There’s no word on whether or not Lamar was able to get her name on the baby’s birth certificate (which is what he reportedly was trying to do last month).

I can’t imagine all the stress Sherri must be under these days. I feel so badly for her. Well, she triumphed with her ex-husband’s attempt to get primary custody of their son, Jeffrey. Hopefully this case will work out well, too.

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Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"
Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"
Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"
Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"
Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"
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Sherri Shepherd Visits "Good Morning America"

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Sherri Shepherd Broadway-Bound To Become The “Wicked Stepmother” As Baby Son Arrives

sherri shepherd (1)A lot is going on for Sherri Shepherd as she prepares to leave ‘The View‘! She announced her first gig after she leaves the talk show later this month; she’s going to Broadway to star as the Wicked Stepmother in ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.’ Personally, Sherri’s life remains complicated. The son she and estranged husband Lamar Sally were expecting via surrogate was born yesterday. RELATED: There’s a surprising twist in the brewing custody battle between Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally.

Sherri hasn’t spoken about the baby’s birth (in all fairness, he was born yesterday afternoon, after ‘The View’ aired), but she did talk about her new Broadway role on ‘The View’ yesterday with a pair of glass slippers on the table in front of her.

I am excited. I’m so nervous. I can’t fit these glass slippers. I am playing Madame, the evil stepmother to Cinderella.”

Exciting! Yesterday afternoon another event that would normally be considered even more exciting occurred: a baby was born! The surrogate for Sherri and Lamar gave birth yesterday, according to TMZ. Lamar was at the hospital for the birth; Sherri was not.

Sherri is trying to argue to have her parental rights waived; she claims Lamar defrauded her into having a baby with the plan to divorce her and hit her up for child support payments. Lamar wants primary custody, but he still wants Sherri to pay him child support. Given that Lamar filed for separation before the baby even arrived, I can see Sherri’s point. Biologically, Lamar is the father, but a donor egg was used, so it all comes down to whether or not the surrogacy agreement is upheld or not. Hopefully Lamar really does want to raise his son because it looks like he’ll be doing it solo.

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