Kanye West objects to Kim Kardashian’s divorce petition
Kanye West has filed an official objection to Kim Kardashian’s divorce petition, including her request to be declared legally single as the proceedings continue. According to multiple reports, the rapper’s response suggests he’s worried Kim could remarry before they’ve hashed out final agreements on custody of their four kids and who gets which property from their marriage. In his filing, Kanye says he wants to ensure his assets are secure before a ruling is made on Kim becoming legally single. He says Kim’s lawyer has rejected his requests to that end — but Kim’s lawyer says a number of the demands are “unnecessary,” given the pair’s extensive prenup, which kept most of their major assets separate to begin with. That’s where Ye’s interest in waiving marital privilege starts to seem like the central component of his filing. Per Page Six, “without marital privilege, all communications between [Kim and Kanye] would be part of the court record.” Given Kim’s ongoing romance with Pete Davidson — not to mention, Kanye’s habits of dissing Pete publicly and pleading for Kim to come back — his objection reads as if he’s concerned wedding bells could be on the horizon for his ex and “Saturday Night Live” star. Kim’s legal marital status is slated to be addressed at a hearing in March. Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021.
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Brad Pitt sues Angelina Jolie over Chateau Miraval stake sale
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are headed back to court. Again. On Feb. 17, Brad filed suit against his ex in Los Angeles on grounds she failed to get his consent first when she sold her stake in their winery in southeast France, Chateau Miraval, to a section of Stoli Group, a spirits company controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler, the Guardian reported on Feb. 18. The former couple — whose 2016 divorce has yet to be settled (though they’re legally single) — had agreed neither of them would sell their stake in the winery without first getting an OK on the sale from the other person. In July 2021, Angelina reportedly told a judge handling their divorce she had lined up a sale of her stake in the company. Brad agreed a few months later that she could pursue a sale, but says in the lawsuit that she was still expected to get his approval on the buyer before closing the deal. He says she never did that. According to TMZ, Brad claims Angelina “intentionally” kept the sale details from him. He found out in October that he now shares the controlling stake in the winery with the Stoli subsidiary, Tenute del Mondo, and according to TMZ, the new co-owners are making it difficult for him to operate the business the way he has been. He also can no longer use the chateau as a residence in France. The lawsuit further notes Brad “poured money and sweat equity” into making Miraval the success it is today, while she had little to do with the company. Revenue from Miraval’s highly rated rose reportedly exceeds $50 million a year, according to The Guardian. In the documents, Brad says Angelina is after “unearned windfall profits” from his hard work and has caused him “gratuitous harm.” Brad’s asking for unspecified damages for breach of contract and he’s asked the court to nix the sale since it wasn’t done one the agreed upon terms. Reps for Angelina had not yet commented on the case as of Feb. 18.
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Elliot Page set to release memoir in 2023
Since coming out as transgender in December 2020, “Umbrella Academy” star Elliot Page has often spoken publicly about his experience as a trans person. Now, he’s getting ready to release his first memoir. Due out on Flatiron Books in 2023, “Pageboy” “… will delve into [Elliot’s] relationship with his body” and “his experiences as one of the most famous trans people in the world,” the publisher told the Associated Press (via People). The book will also “cover mental health, assault, love, relationships, sex, and the cesspool that Hollywood can be,” they added. Speaking to Oprah Winfrey on “The Oprah Conversation” last spring, Elliot opened up about the “dichotomy” he now feels in his body, “… where on some level it feels just like the most miraculous, amazing thing — and it’s also just the experience of, ‘Oh, there I am.” Asked why it was important to him to detail his top surgery experience in an interview with Time, the Oscar-nominated star said,”I wanted to share with people just how much it has changed my life. And I want people to know that not only has it been life changing for me, I do believe it is life saving and it’s the case for so many people … and because there is such an attack on trans health care right now, when already there is such a lack of access or trans people who don’t even want to go to the doctor.”
Newly engaged Simone Biles says her ring ‘definitely beats a gold medal’
Move over, Olympic medals — Simone Biles’ new prized possession is the ring Jonathan Owens slipped on her finger on Valentine’s Day. The G.O.A.T. of women’s gymnastics and her new fiance, a safety for the Houston Texans, appeared on the Feb. 18 edition of “Today,” where they adorably rehashed their engagement story, beginning with their initial Instagram meetup in March 2020. “We clicked really really well in the beginning because we’re athletes and we have the same busy schedules,” Simone recalled. “But other than that, since it was kind of a COVID relationship, we were with each other 24/7, so I feel like now when we’re not with each other it’s almost weird. We’re always texting or calling each other. It’s kind of gross in a way,” she joked. Jonathan, meanwhile, said his first inkling Simone was the real deal came when he noticed a certain family member was a huge fan. “My dog really loved her,” he said of his bulldog, Zeus. “I could kind of see his face like whenever I would pick my bookbag up in my apartment, he would think we’re leaving to go to her place, so he would sprint to the front door. And I’d be like, ‘Huh, you really like her!'” As time went on, Jonathan said he”started to want to see her more.” She apparently felt the same way, because she “stopped leaving” his house. After the two moved in together, he got his courage together and asked her father for her hand in marriage. “I was a little nervous at first,” he admitted. “And for the longest [time], Simone was sitting right next to us so I couldn’t really say what I wanted and then she left so I was like, ‘OK. I finally got the cue.'” Finally, Jonathan got down on one knee on Feb. 14 and proposed. On Instagram, Simone later called the decision “the easiest yes.” As for that ring? “It’s definitely my most prized possession now and I’m always wearing it,” she said on “Today.” “I had to wash my hair the other day, and I took it off just in case. I didn’t know if it was gonna get caught or anything. I have to ask my mom like, ‘When do you take it off? Do you ever take it off?’ But it definitely beats a gold medal,” she added.
Kelly Clarkson files to legally change her name
Following her difficult and often contentious split from Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson became legally single and ditched her former married name in September 2021. Now, the talk show host and singer is taking her newfound single identity one step further. On Valentine’s Day, Kelly, 39, filed to legally change her name to Kelly Brianne, according to Us Weekly. In her filing, she reportedly said using Brianne, her middle name, “more fully reflects who I am.” It’s unclear if she plans to continue using “Kelly Clarkson” on her eponymous show. The request comes after the “American Idol” veteran agreed to pay her ex a 5.12 percent share of the Montana ranch she bought with her own money during their marriage. She’d previously won sole ownership of the property after fighting with Brandon over it (he reportedly refused to vacate the premises). Earlier on in their divorce, she was ordered to pay Brandon nearly $200,000 a month in spousal and child support, as the two sued each other over commissions related to her TV work that Brandon claimed he and his father were owed through their talent agency. Kelly’s name change petition is slated for a hearing on March 28.
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