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Mischa Barton Is Suing Her Own Mother?!

Mischa Barton Sued For $320,000 Over 'Promoted' Movie Snub

This family drama sounds SO FUN. And by fun, I mean like a living nightmare. 

Mischa Barton is suing her own mother/manager for taking a large chunk of her salary on The Hoarder, a new film she’s acting in…and for kicking her out of her own home.  According to the filed lawsuit against momager Nuala Barton, the 29-year-old is claiming her mother is a “Greedy stage mother posing as a talent manager.”


The document also says Nuala lied to Mischa about her income for her work on the new indie flick; when the actress found out what she was actually making from the production company on the set (which was, uh, a lot more than she thought) and naturally, she was pretty pissed. In the lawsuit, Nuala took the difference and a 10% management fee, but no specific numbers were revealed in the legal docs.

In ADDITION, the actress claims Nuala used her name to start a handbag line and to open a Mischa Barton fashion boutique in London, and kept all that moolah for herself.

And FINALLY, Mischa is claiming her mom changed up the paperwork to give herself co-ownership of Mischa’s the eight bedroom, 11 bath Beverly Hills mansion, taking out loans against the property and kicking Mischa out of her own house!

Apparently neither Barton parent have had a job outside of their daughter’s brand in years, and I can see why. Sounds like they are totally taking advantage of Mischa’s fame. This would be crazy even if it was just a manager, but a MOM and manager? Man, so sad.


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Posted Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 8:08am
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Jeremy Renner Strikes Settlement Deal With Estranged Wife

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Jeremy Renner can finally put a tumultuous chapter of his life behind him.

The actor’s battle with estranged wife Sonni Pacheco has somewhat officially come to an end, as she has FINALLY agreed to a settlement, something Jeremy was hoping for since December.

The settlement includes both custody and child support involving their 2-year-old daughter Ava, under terms which involve joint custody and a stipend of 13K a month for child support.  Pacheco will get no spousal support, however, as the marriage lasted a mere 10 months (ahh, Hollywood) and there was no prenup.

According to TMZ, Sonni’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, hinted that there could be more issues than the settlement, but Jeremy’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, rolled her eyes to the judge and said the case was fully resolved.

So, it it?

Sonni filed for divorce back in December of 2014 and since the two have been fighting bitterly over the custody of their daughter…Pacheco wanting primary custody and Jeremy wanting a 50/50 split. What’s weird is that Jeremy’s had 50% custody since they split, so the 100% custody seems a little like a power play (gross).

 I hope this is the end of the line for these fightin’ exes…

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Posted Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 8:08am
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Tom Petty Addresses Sam Smith Controversy

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Tom Petty finally issued a statement about all this Sam Smith copyright hubub, and it’s chill, laid back and low key (just like Petty).

As you know, Petty and his Traveling Wilbury’s partner Jeff Lynne were awarded royalties to Smith’s “Stay With Me.” In a statement to Billboard, the rock legend praises Smith and tells everyone that errythings gonna be all right:

About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam. All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by. Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement. The word lawsuit was never even said and was never my intention. And no more was to be said about it. How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself. Sam did the right thing and I have thought no more about this. A musical accident no more no less. In these times we live in this is hardly news. I wish Sam all the best for his ongoing career. Peace and love to all.

See? Cool as a cucumber, and no feelings hurt. What do you think about the statement? Should Petty have been harsher on Smith?

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Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Nanny Sues Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon


Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon may be getting divorced, but they’re gonna have to hang out soon, because they’re being sued by their former nanny…

Why? Because Simonette DaCosta– the nanny in question- said she showed too much affection to their twins!  TMZ said that DaCosta, who was the full-time nanny when the kids were just infants, said that the twins loved her and it did NOT sit well with Mariah.

Wow, Mariah getting beligerent. Who would have thunk it?

DaCosta claims the singer berated her for showing too much affection, meaning she was jealous because the kids dug their nanny more than their banshee of a mom. DaCosta also claims she was worked too hard…like an upwards of 90 hours in a week.

She wants back pay and other damages…and maybe a cut of Mariah’s Vegas Money? Oh wait, that’s Nick.

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Posted Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 8:08am
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