‘Empire’ Star Terrence Howard Secretly Divorced Third Wife

Forget watching “Empire” — these days the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the popular Fox series is a lot more interesting than anything happening on the show. For example, a recent court hearing revealed that “Empire” star Terrence Howard might have more in common with his character, villainous record producer Lucious Lyon, than fans would think, exposing a recent divorce from his third wife and allegations of suicide threats and drug use.

According to the New York Daily News, a court hearing Monday to settle Howard’s second divorce from ex-wife Michelle Ghent revealed that Howard, 46, was also newly divorced from his third wife, Mira Pak, 38. The couple reportedly secretly filed for divorce on July 27 citing irreconcilable differences. They have apparently been living separately since August 2014; their son Qirin Love Howard was born in May.

The court proceedings also shed light on scandalous behavior during Howard’s marriage to Ghent. According to People magazine, the couple regularly used marijuana, cocaine and Ecstasy together, and engaged in a threesome. Plus, Howard reportedly made multiple threats of suicide to Ghent during their marriage and allegedly accused his ex-wife of threatening him with blackmail.

This comes after news that Howard and Ghent’s divorce was revealed to be causing salary headaches for “Empire” and the Fox network. According to TMZ, Fox parent company 21st Century Fox has asked a judge to help determine who will receive Howard’s salary for his work on “Empire.” Howard claims his settlement agreement with Ghent is invalid and, therefore, he should receive the entire amount. However, Ghent asserts that she is entitled to a large portion of that money. Meanwhile, 21st Century Fox remains worried that if it pays the wrong party it could end up losing money by having to pay again to make things right.

MCM: South Sudanese Actor Ger Duany

Ger Duany, 35 is a south Sudanese model and actor based in the United States. By the age of 14, he had spent four years in Ethiopian refugee camps and fought as a child soldier wandering miles barefoot in his native Sudan.

He moved to the states as a teenager becoming one of the lost boys of Sudan. His debut into acting was in the 2004 comedy ‘I Heart Huckabees’ where he played Stephen Nimieri a refugee. He has also made appearances in movies such as The fighter, Restless City, the documentary; Ger: To Be Separate, Isn’t it Delicious, and his most known film with Reese Witherspoon ‘The Good Lie’

Meet Ger Duany our Man Crush Monday

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Lupita Nyong’o Hangs Out With Ugandan Comedian Anne Kansiime

Lupita Nyong’o is currently in Kampala filming her new movie ‘queen of katwe, she took to her Facebook to post photos of her and Ugandan top comedian Anne Kansime.  The two celebrities seemed to have had fun together while hanging out.

The Oscar Award Winner captioned on her Facebook page ‘Monday Moment of Magic with the one and only Ann Kansiime. Funniest Ugandan period. @kansiime256 #loveher #smilingthroughtheweek #CAPTIONTHIS’
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Anne was also pretty excited posting on her Facebook, ” Today, I had lunch with the amazing Lupita Nyong’o and let me help you understand the madness that was;First of all, I could hardly speak, I was screaming inside, I had a thousand questions to ask but instead stared at her through out, she is so real, so botanical indeed, she hasn’t forgotten herself at all and am still recovering from the whole experience. That said, Kenya produced a real jewel. God bless this lady. #Sharedblessings.”

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Lady Gaga engaged to actor Taylor Kinney

Lady Gaga is engaged to marry actor Taylor Kinney after he proposed on Valentine’s Day. After Kinney popped the question, the couple celebrated at Gaga’s family’s restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Gaga confirmed the engagement herself via Instagram, sharing a picture of her huge, heart-shaped diamond ring via Instagram. “He gave me his heart on Valentine’s Day, and I said YES!” she captioned the photo.

Gaga, 28, stepped out on Monday, Feb. 16, and grinned from ear to ear but appeared to not be ready to flash her new engagement ring just yet. Wearing a purple fur coat, the songstress strategically covered her ring finger with her hand and under her coat.

 

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Lady Gaga and fiance KInney

 

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Celebrity actor Cameron Diaz says ‘I do’ to Benji Madden

Cameron Diaz is officially off the market. On Monday evening the 42-year-old Annie actress wed rock star Benji Madden, 35, at their Beverly Hills mansion.

‘We couldn’t be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends,’ the couple said in a statement to People.

In attendance were Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Diaz’s new sister-in-law Nicole Richie and husband Joel, who is Benji’s twin brother.

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Gwyneth Paltrow on why she split with husband Chris Martin

It’s been nine months she ‘consciously uncoupled’ from husband Chris Martin.

And in a revealing new interview, Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about why she decided to separate from the Coldplay front man.

The 42-year-old actress told Marie Claire: ‘There was nothing dramatic or anything. I had built my life on trying to be all things to all people, and I just couldn’t do it anymore.’

‘I really had the sense that I wasn’t allowed to have needs, and I had to prove my specialness or self-worth by doing all this stuff and taking care of everybody else, and I just sort of hit a wall.’

The Iron Man actress remains close to her former beau and also explained how important it is that they maintain a solid friendship.

She revealed: ‘We’ve worked really  hard to get to [this] point. But we’re very, very close, and it’s so nice. I feel like it’s, in a way, the relationship we were meant to have.’

Paltrow and Martin, 37, have two children together, daughter Apple, 10, and son Moses, eight.

 

Comedian Chris Rock’s divorce getting ugly

They announced on Sunday that they were divorcing after nearly 20 years of marriage. And it seems that relations between Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton are already strained, with the comedian claiming in legal documents filed last week that his wife has been preventing him from seeing his daughters on a regular basis.

In divorce papers seen by TMZ the 49-year-old is asking for shared legal and physical custody of their children; 12-year-old Lola and 10-year-old Zahra.

When it comes to finances, the couple had a prenup when they married in 1996 but the Grown Ups star has acknowledged that it expired as they’ve been together for 19 years.

The split, announce via a statement from both parties, had been in the works for months with Rock reportedly deciding to officially end the marriage

 

Adam Sandler is Forbes most overpaid actor for second year in a row

Adam Sandler most overpaid actor in Hollywood?

Yep, and not only is it true he has the dubious distinction of earning the honor for the second straight year according to Forbes magazine.

The financial magazine “looked at the last three movies of the biggest stars in Hollywood and calculated what they were paid and what the movies earned to come up with what is essentially a return on investment number for each star. We estimate that for every $1 Sandler was paid, he returned an average of $3.20.”

Ouch!

The 48-year-old comedian hasn’t had a hit in ages, but was the topic of a number of hacked Sony emails that revealed he was still demanding outrageous pay for the films he did with the studio.

In one of the emails it was noted,”It is commendable that SPE understands/supports the importance of risk-taking, particularly in how the we pick films to greenlight. However, the studio needs to change deal structure that has been in place with Happy Madison, as this arrangement has disproportionately benefitted Adam Sandler and his team, relative to SPE”

Also,  “There is a general “blah-ness” to the films we produce. Although we manage to produce an innovative film once in awhile, Social Network, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, we continue to be saddled with the mundane, formulaic Adam Sandler films.”

His last film for Sony was Grown Ups 2 which did okay. But he also starred in total bombs like That’s My Boy and Jack and Jill for which he still received a giant salary.

Maybe it’s a good thing he’s taking his talent to Netflix in 2015.
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Lupita Nyong’o speaks about finding purpose and her success journey

Lupita Nyong’o, who is an Academy award–winning actress was asked to speak at the 10th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on December 4, 2014. She addressed a sold-out crowd of 10,000.

Initially she thought about speaking about overcoming fear in order to achieve your goals and dreams because she was afraid. She eventually narrowed down to how she started acting by finding purpose, embracing vulnerability, being decisive and putting aside ego.

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Are you struggling finding purpose? This video is a must watch

I was raped, reknown American actor Shia LaBeouf says

Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during his art installation – where members of the public were invited to spend time with him as he sat in silence with a bag on his head – earlier this year.

The Fury actor spent five days sitting in a Los Angeles gallery in silence with a paper bag on his head, with members of the public invited to choose an item from a selection on a table and sit with him for a while, and the 28-year-old-actor says one encounter was extremely unpleasant.

He said: “One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothing and proceeded to rape me

“There were hundreds of people in line when she walked out with disheveled hair and smudged lipstick. It was no good, not just for me but her man as well.”

And the Nymphomaniac star says the experience was particularly “painful” because his girlfriend Mia Goth, 21, was outside waiting to see him – and he couldn’t discuss what had happened with her because of the nature of the #IAMSORRY installation.