People says that Jodie Sweetin has been ordered to pay her ex-husband $2,800 a month in child support. No, not the one who went to jail (that’s her ex-fiancé) or the husband she married at 20. We’re talking about the one with the old-timey name that she split from after a year of marriage, Morty Coyle.
Jodie and Morty, which sounds like a TGIF sitcom that never was, were married for a year between 2012 and 2013. They share a 7-year-old daughter Beatrix (she also shares a 9-year-old daughter Zoie with her ex-husband Cody Herpin). Last Friday, documents were filed showing that Jodie will pay Morty $2,800 a month until Beatrix graduates high school or becomes emancipated.
Jodie and Morty have been fighting over money since their divorce was finalized in August 2016. In October, Morty claimed Jodie was bringing in $700,000 a year and demanded more money than the $1,864 he was getting for Beatrix every month. Last month, Jodie filed an income report stating that her gross income for 2016 was $437,349, and that she makes closer to $43,000 a month from her Fuller House wages, and self-employment.
She also claimed that her monthly expenses are $15,262, with about $28,352 left over.
I’m still a little shook that Jodie Sweetin only makes a little over $40,000 a month. Based on the fact that reruns of Full House refuse to die, I always assumed she made at least $1.7 million a month from residual checks. But even more shocking is that she isn’t bringing in the big money from repeat airings of the second season of Pants-Off, Dance-Off. You mean to tell me PODO doesn’t air nightly on some cable access channel in a country like Poland? How rude!
The House of Mouse is cranking up Take That today and crooning out “Rule The World” because it can apparently buy and sell us all. Its deal to buy a healthy chunk of 21st Century Fox means Mickey And Minnie will be EVERYWHERE!
CNBC says Disney is reaching a deal to acquire Fox’s television production and studio assets. While I’m sure Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck could do a better job than any of those hyenas on Fox News, the deal will apparently leave the news and sports assets still under Rupert Murdoch’s control. Whew! How else would he pay for Jerry Hall’s highlights?! Comcast is also in talks to buy off the Fox assets, but apparently the Disney negotiations are way further along. Thank God. Comcast can barely work my Internet, so how in HAIL are they going to run something else?
The deal would basically give Disney channels like National Geographic Channel, as well as regional sports networks, movie studios and stakes in Hulu and Sky. The value of those assets is estimated to be north of $60 billion. What’s left for Rupert? The Fox broadcast network, Fox Sports, and the news and business news divisions. I’m a little shocked he’d want to hold onto Sean Hannity like that, but Disney was apparently only offering one of those giant turkey legs from Disney World in exchange for him. Allegedly.
What do we have here, two idiots who are terrible with money. But in this story, the main idiot is Donald Trump, who threw $500,000 at 50 Cent just to show up during his Presidential campaign. At least according to 50 Cent, that’s something he did.
I always figured Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald Trump Jr. were diabolical schemers cozying up to their pops and his wallet until the day he croaks, but this is some 1980s soap opera shit. Newsweek got their hands on an archived interview Trump did with Howard Stern. And if you didn’t already feel bad for the Donald’s Other Daughter Tiffany Trump, well you might now. Not a lot – just a teeny-tiny bit. Like, visualize the amount Donald wants to date Tiffany, and divide it in half.
Despite repeated requests for no more drama in her life, Mary J. Blige and her former manager/soon-to-be ex-husband Kendu Isaacs are still deep in the drama of a messy divorce. On the upside, she’s one step closer to her desired state of drama-free. TMZ says that Mary and Kendu have worked out a spousal support agreement.
When Mary filed for divorce about a year ago, she requested that Kendu be blocked from asking for spousal support. That request wasn’t approved, and Kendu went on to ask for almost $130,000 a month in spousal support. Kendu claimed he needed the money to maintain the lifestyle he got used to during their 13-year marriage. The court found Kendu was entitled to some money, but they also agreed that $130,000 request was pure insanity. A judge approved $30,000 a month for spousal support. Mary will also have to cut Kendu a check for $235,000 for retroactive spousal support dating back to September and his attorney fees.
Mary also got a little slap on the wrist in court. TMZ says that the court accused Mary and Kendu of living beyond their means during their marriage. That might explain how Mary ended up owing a few million dollars to the tax man several years ago.
Kendu getting only $30,000 has got to sting a little. He claimed he needed a lot of money for stuff like private chefs and personal trainers. But he can’t do that anymore on such a measly monthly stipend. He’s got to make some major spending changes, like not blowing hundreds of thousands on his mistresses. Any future girlfriends hoping to get jewelry and dinner out of Kendu better be prepared for Claire’s and a coupon special at Red Robin.