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Priscilla Presley Reveals Why She Left Elvis

'I didn't really know who I was'

(Newser) - Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis made her the envy of many, but it wasn't all glitz and glamour behind closed doors. The pair "didn't go out" and "truly lived in a bubble," Presley told ITV talk show Loose Women on Wednesday, per the Huffington... More »

Jolie to Retain Sole Custody of All 6 Kids

Brad Pitt gets 'therapeutic visits'

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a rep said Monday. The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have... More »

Brad Pitt Seeks Joint Custody of Kids

Request made in divorce filing Friday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt is asking a judge to grant him joint custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie Pitt, according to a divorce filing Friday. The actor's request was included in his response to Jolie Pitt's Sept. 20 petition to end their two-year marriage, the... More »

Kate Beckinsale's Marriage Over After 12 Years

Plus, more Hollywood breakups

(Newser) - It's over for Kate Beckinsale and husband Len Wiseman after a dozen years of marriage. TMZ reports that Wiseman, a director, filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. He and Beckinsale, who wed in 2004, don't have any kids. Rumors of trouble have swirled since last November, when Beckinsale... More »

Brad Pitt Sees Maddox for First Time Since Plane

Temporary custody agreement reportedly expires Thursday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt saw son Maddox on Wednesday, their first time coming face-to-face since the incident aboard a private jet last month during which Pitt may or may not have gotten physical with the 15-year-old . Sources tell TMZ Pitt and the teen met with a therapist present; the therapist hadn't... More »

Tobey Maguire, Wife Split After 9 Years of Marriage

He and Jennifer Meyer have 2 kids together

(Newser) - Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer have separated after nine years of marriage, the AP reports. Maguire's representative has confirmed a People magazine report on the breakup. The former couple tells People in a joint statement that the decision came "after much soul searching and consideration." Maguire and... More »

Jolie, Pitt Strike Custody Deal

She gets custody, he gets visitation, everyone gets therapy

(Newser) - For those losing sleep about the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt breakup, TMZ reports that the estranged couple has reached a deal regarding custody of the Brangelina tribe. The deal was offered up via the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, and was a take-it-or-duke-it-out-in-court offer that the couple opted... More »

Angelina Jolie Hires Real-Life Scandal Fixer in Divorce Mess

As she and Brad Pitt work on settlement negotiations

(Newser) - Well, things are obviously serious: Angelina Jolie has hired crisis manager Judy Smith—the inspiration for "fixer" Olivia Pope on Scandal—to "handle" (get it, Scandal fans?) her divorce from Brad Pitt. "[Judy] is typically a calming non-combative influence," a source tells E! . "Certainly seems... More »

In 2,476 Words, Buzzfeed Dissects Angelina's Calculated Move

Jolie is the ultimate architect of our own impression of her

(Newser) - It's not wholly unexpected that the demise of Brangelina would spur a longform piece, and Anne Helen Petersen provides it at Buzzfeed . In 2,476 words, Petersen takes us on the familiar journey of how the couple came to be and then not be, but does it through the... More »

FBI 'Gathering Facts' About Pitt's Allegedly Drunken Flight

Source denies actor hit son on plane

(Newser) - The Brangelina divorce saga has reached a stage where there really might be a need to make a federal case out of it. Sources tell TMZ that the reason the LAPD isn't investigating Brad Pitt's alleged abusive behavior on the family's private plane last week is that... More »

After TMZ Report, LAPD Says It's Not Investigating Pitt

Sources allege the actor got physical with one of his kids

(Newser) - Of all the post-Brangelina split stories to make headlines, this is a particularly incendiary one: TMZ reported early Thursday that Angelina Jolie separated from Brad Pitt the day after an allegedly drunken and abusive tirade after a plane flight the family took. Sources tell People that an allegedly inebriated Pitt... More »

Brad, Angie, Angie's Dad All Weigh In on Brangelina Divorce

Release the statements!

(Newser) - The statements are coming out. Here's what Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie's father, Jon Voight, have to say about the impending Brangelina divorce :
  • "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt said in a
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11 of the Best Reactions to Brangelina Divorce

'Love is dead'

(Newser) - The world was shocked Tuesday morning by news of the impending Brangelina divorce , leading to some witty and/or emotional reactions. Our favorites:
  1. "One good thing has come from the #Brangelina split: Jennifer [Aniston] memes," reads one tweet (which, of course, also includes a sample Aniston meme). Other Twitter
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Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Explains Divorce in 6 Words

Split apparently stems from fight over parenting styles

(Newser) - Those rumors you may have seen recently in the supermarket tabloids were true: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. TMZ confirms the news, and says Jolie filed Monday and lists the date of separation as Sept. 15. TMZ reports that there was no cheating involved (though Page... More »

Amber Heard Gives Full Divorce Settlement to Charity

$3.5 million will go to combating violence against women

(Newser) - The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce saga has ended with a peaceful settlement —and a stinging retort to those who accused Heard of being after Depp's money. Heard announced Thursday that she is giving the entire $7 million settlement to charity, People reports. "As described in the restraining... More »

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Settle Divorce

TMZ: She gets $7M, drops bid for restraining order

(Newser) - The drama in the breakup of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard appears to be over. TMZ reports that the former couple has reached a settlement in their divorce that calls for Depp to pay Heard $7 million. As part of the deal, Heard has dropped her domestic violence case against... More »

Cosby Show Actress Reveals Pregnancy, Is Dumped by Hubby

Ed Hartwell wants a paternity test

(Newser) - On July 17, Keshia Knight Pulliam posted on Instagram that she and, presumably, husband Ed Hartwell were expecting a baby. "Surprise!!! We have a new addition coming soon," the Cosby Show actress wrote. "Tune into [ podcast ] #KandidlyKeshia this week for the details!!" But on... More »

Nicollette Sheridan Divorcing Secret Hubby of 6 Months

She and Aaron Phypers separated a month ago

(Newser) - Surprise: Nicollette Sheridan is divorcing a guy no one knew she married. (Well, presumably, people who know Sheridan in real life were aware of the union.) As TMZ reports, Sheridan and Aaron Phypers have filed for divorce just six months after a marriage that was never made public, though... More »

2 Years Later, Gwyneth, Chris Consciously Divorced

Judge makes the divorce official

(Newser) - Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are officially uncoupled after a judge finalized their divorce, the AP reports. The judgment signed by a Los Angeles judge on Thursday provides few details, but states neither Paltrow or Martin will pay spousal support. The actress and Coldplay frontman married in December 2003 and... More »

Elizabeth Gilbert Splits From Her Eat Pray Love Love

She and husband Jose Nunes are separating

(Newser) - Elizabeth Gilbert is separating from her husband, Jose Nunes—or, as he may be better known to fans of her book Eat Pray Love, Felipe. That's the name she gave him in the book, which is about a journey she set out on after her first marriage collapsed, the... More »

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