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.
Who knew that picture of Alan Thicke and his third wife Tanya Callau at Family Feud would foreshadow what was to be. Five months after Alan Thicke died, his family is feuding over his money. The Hollywood Reporter says that Robin Thicke and his older brother Brennan Thicke are taking Tanya to court over his estate and accusing her of trying to get her paws on their dad’s money.
Robert De Niro’s IMDB page is a real ride. The 70s start off high with Mean Streets, Taxi Driver and The Godfather II. It dips a little in the 80s after Raging Bull, but it gets high again in the 90s with Goodfellas, Cape Fear and Casino. Then it dips into a puddle of vomit in the 2000s with Little Fockers, Analyze That and Dirty Grandpa. Robert De Niro might be self-aware when it comes to the caliber of his recent films, and he allegedly reminded his wife Grace Hightower of it. And according to Bobby D, it’s all her fault!
CNBC says that the NFL is dropping $10 million on the budget for Lady Gaga’s halftime show. And that makes her halftime show the most expensive Super Bowl halftime show in history. Lady Gaga has a tendency to make any production budget look like a trip to Michael’s Crafts with a gift card and a coupon. But this time she might actually need all that money for her performance.