Wrestler Hulk Hogan has blamed his family issues, which have made headlines recently, on his decision to participate in a reality television show. The "reality curse" as it is sometimes called, hit the Hogan family when son Nick was involved in a DUI car crash that injured a friend. During filming of the last season of the show, Hulk Hogan and his wife were reportedly barely on speaking terms and are now involved in a divorce. Hogan claimed in a recent interview that he only considered doing a reality television show after seeing Jessica Simpson's "Newlyweds" show. "I considered it... because it was about the Hogan family and not Hulk Hogan... now look what happened." Hogan reportedly found out his wife had filed for divorce from a news reporter.
Princess Diana's sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, said at an inquest for the Princess' death that she had found a secret box after Diana's death, containing Diana's divorce papers and secret letters. McCorquodale said she gave the contents of the box to Diana's butler, Paul Burrell. Burrell denies having any contents from the box and insists the Spencer family has them. The box also reportedly contained a ring from Diana's former romantic interest, James Hewitt, and possibly letters that might embarrass the royal family. McCorquodale denies seeing letters in the secret box.
The Associated Press has reported that actress Anne Heche must use $240,000 from the proceeds of her home sale and apply it to the legal fees in her divorce with Coleman Laffoon. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has specifically ordered Heche to pay for Laffoon's legal fees. $240,000 will also go to Laffoon to pay rent on his current home. The couple was married for six years and have one son together. Laffoon has asked the court for $22,000 per month in spousal support from Heche.
A nude video of "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher is set to hit the Internet. The video, released while Amy is divorcing husband Lou Bellera, reportedly show Fischer with full frontal nudity while husband Lou Bellera looks on. Fisher served eight years in prison for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco in the face in 1992 while having an affair with Joey Buttafuoco. Fisher was only 17 years old at the time. The porn distributor known as Red Light District Video is reportedly the distributor of the video. News sources have claimed that Bellera gave the tape to the porn distributor before the couple began divorce proceedings.
Televangelist Juanita Bynum says that she still loves her estranged husband, even after he allegedly beat, kicked and stomped her in an Atlanta hotel parking garage last month. While Bynum may still have love for Bishop Thomas Weeks, III, she intends to go forward with her divorce from him.
The estranged couple had met in Atlanta to reportedly discuss reconciliation. The alleged beat down was quite the deal-breaker for Bynum.
Evangelists Randy and Paula White of the Without Walls International Church have announced plans to divorce after 18 years of marriage. Both Randy and Paula White were married before they married each other. The Whites own several properties, including a home in Trump Towers in Manhattan, New York; a $2 million home in Los Angeles; and a home in San Antonio, Texas. The couple also owns a private jet. The couple chaired a church with the slogan, "The Perfect Church, for Those Who Aren't." Their congregation includes more than 22,000 members. Court papers have not been filed.
Los Angeles television anchor Mirthala Salinas, who is reportedly dating the not-yet-divorced Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has been suspended from her on-air position until TV execs at the Spanish-language Telemundo network can determine whether Salinas violated station ethics rules by covering the Mayor after her affair with him began. Villaraigosa's wife, Corina, filed for divorce nearly a month ago after reports that her husband had been unfaithful. Villaraigosa, 54, recently admitted that he had been involved in an affair with Salinas, 35, for more than a year. Salinas reportedly asked superiors to be removed from her political beat about one year ago because of her personal relationship with the Mayor.
United Press International has reported that Evanka Buttafuoco, wife of Joey Buttafuoco, has withdrawn her divorce petition, and a Los Angeles County Superior Court has granted a dismissal of the case. Joey Buttafuoco made world headlines after his underaged lover, "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher, shot Buttafuoco's then-wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the face. Both Fisher and Buttafuoco served time in jail for the incident. Evanka Buttafuoco and Fisher's current husband, Lou Bellera, both filed for divorce amidst rumors that Fisher, 32, and Joey Buttafuoco, 51, were reconciling. The couple had been photographed kissing in New York several days after the divorce petitions were filed. It is not known whether Bellera will withdraw his divorce petition from Fisher.
Beth Holloway Twitty, the mother of missing teenager Natalee Holloway, is reportedly dating John Ramsey, the father of JonBenet Ramsey. Twitty's husband George "Jug" Twitty filed for divorce from Beth last December, citing irreconcilable differences. Both Twitty and Ramsey have been married twice. Twitty's divorce was finalized in April of this year. Ramsey's wife Patsy, mother of JonBenet, died one year ago. Natalee Holloway, daughter of Beth Holloway Twitty and David Holloway, disappeared in 2005 while vacationing in Aruba.
Getting divorced has become a bit more lucrative for famous ex-wives Marla Maples, Shar Jackson, and Angie Everhart, all formerly married to famous men. The ABC television network will soon air the show "Ex-Wives Club" in which the ex-wives of Donald Trump, Kevin Federline, and Ashley Hamilton will coach real-life bitter ex-wives traumatized by their divorces into moving on with their lives. The network has promoted the dirty-laundry type show as "empowering" for women.
Though it may not officially be called a "Hollywood Divorce," Joey Buttafuoco's recent split from his second wife, Evanka Buttafuoco, has just gotten weirder. Joey was spotted having dinner with "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher who, as a teenager, shot Joey's first wife, Mary Jo Buttafuoco, in the head. Even stranger-the pair was spotted together walking arm-in-arm on the night before the 15th anniversary of the shooting. Though rumors of a Fisher / Buttafuoco reconciliation are buzzing, the unlikely pair told cameras that they were merely "having dinner together" because they had "a lot" to talk about. Indeed. The 32-year old Fisher has experienced a bit more of life than most women her age. After having an affair with Joey while she was a minor, then shooting his wife in the head causing permanent injuries, then completing a prison sentence for it, Amy wrote and promoted two books about her experiences then apologized to Mary Jo Buttafuoco for shooting her, and was married to Louis Bellera, whom she met via the Internet and now has two children. Buttafuoco, after serving time in prison for his inappropriate relationship with Fisher, was divorced from Mary Jo in 2003 and remarried current wife Evanka in 2005. The couple did not comment on whether their dinner discussion included plans for Amy to shoot Evanka.
After two years of marriage, Joey Buttafuoco's second wife has filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences" and claiming that the couple has excessive debt. Evanka Buttafuoco married Joey Buttafuoco in 2005. In 1992, Joey Buttafuoco's 17-year old girlfriend shot his then-wife, Mary Jo, in the face at the couple's home in Long Island. The shooter, Amy Fisher, is now free from prison.
Walter Mosley, who wrote the book-turned-movie, "Devil in a Blue Dress," is being sued by ex-wife Joy Kellman for $500,000 in a Manhattan State Supreme Court. Kellman alleges that the couple's divorce agreement stipulated that she would receive earnings from 11 of Mosley's books but was never paid. Kellman also alleges that Mosley did not provide her with tax returns to verify income. Mosley and Kellman were married for nearly 14 years and had no children together.
Forget Her Groove: "Stella" Author Wants Her Money Back: Courtroom news website TheSmokingGun has published court papers filed by Terry McMillan, author of "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," and "Waiting to Exhale," in her $40 million lawsuit against her now openly gay ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, in which she alleges that Plummer and his attorney defrauded her of money by making false claims in the couple's divorce proceedings. The court papers say that Plummer stole $10,000 in artwork from McMillan's home, stole $60,000 from her checking account, hid his homosexuality from her to obtain citizenship, lied and committed crimes during divorce proceedings, and blackmailed her to manipulate her into signing a generous divorce settlement.
The Michigan couple that was convicted of murder in the death of their 7-year old adopted son will be getting a divorce. Tim Holland, now serving 30 to 60 years at Standish Correctional Facility for second-degree murder, filed for divorce against Lisa Holland, now serving life in prison for first-degree felony murder. Divorce papers request that all property of the couple be divided and that Lisa Holland return to her maiden name, Taylor. The couple married in 1997 and has four children, all adopted, and now staying with Tim Holland's relatives.
According to the Associated Press, George "Jug" Twitty, the stepfather of missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, has filed for divorce from Beth Holloway Twitty, citing in Jefferson County, AL court papers on December 29 that there is "such a complete incompatibility of temperament that the parties can no longer live together." The couple married in 2000, and attracted international attention after 18-year old Natalee Holloway disappeared from Aruba in May 2005 during a graduation trip. This was a second marriage for both.