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Sherri Shepherd's First Husband Alleges Neglect of Their Son, Seeks Full Custody

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd just added another custody battle to her docket.

The View co-host's first husband Jeffrey Tarpley has filed for an emergency custody modification hearing, People reports.

The documents, which were filed in April, claim that their 9-year-old son Jeffrey Jr., who has special needs, is suffering from "neglect."

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Usher Retains Custody Despite Son's Near-Drowning

Usher Raymond

Usher will retain custody of his 5-year-old son despite the fact that he got injured after nearly drowning earlier this week, CNN reports.

On Friday, a Georgia judge dismissed an emergency motion filed by Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster seeking temporary custody of their two children following the accident. read more

Halle Berry Drops Out of Film to Fight for Custody of Daughter

Gabriel Aubry and Halle Berry

Halle Berry has dropped out of a film to prepare for a custody fight for her daughter.

The Oscar-winning actress (for 2001's Monster's Ball) was scheduled to film New Year's Eve this week in New York, but pulled out "due to pending custody litigation involving her daughter," her rep said in a statement. Katherine Heigl will replace her, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Berry and model Gabriel Aubry, who split in April after four years of dating, have a nearly 3-year-old daughter, Nahla. In December, Aubry filed papers seeking joint custody ...
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Melissa Etheridge's Ex Seeks Full Custody of Children

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa Etheridge's ex-partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is seeking sole custody of their children.

Michaels, 32, filed papers Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting full legal and physical custody of their 3-year-old twins, daughter ...
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Tia Carrere Files for Divorce

Simon Wakelin and Tia Carrere

Wayne's World star Tia Carrere has filed for divorce from her husband of seven years, according to TMZ.

Carrere, 43, cited... read more

Dennis Hopper's Wife Wants Full Custody of Daughter

Victoria Duffy and Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper's wife is seeking full custody of their daughter in their divorce, The Associated Press reports.

Dennis Hopper files for divorce

Hopper, who's battling prostate cancer, requested joint custody of 6-year-old Galen in his Jan. 14 petition that cited irreconcilable differences. Victoria Hopper lists ...
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Bristol Palin Seeks Sole Custody of Son

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston

Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, is locked in a heated custody battle with ex-fiancé Levi Johnston after filing for sole custody of their 1-year-old son, Tripp, the Associated Press reports.

Despite a request by Bristol Palin's legal team to keep the court proceedings closed, a Superior Court judge ruled last week to make it open, which Johnston had requested.

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"I do not feel protected against Sarah Palin in a closed proceeding," Johnston said in an affidavit, the AP reports. "I hope that if it is open she ...
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Online Lottery Announced for Jackson's Public Memorial

Michael Jackson

An online lottery will distribute only 17,500 tickets for Michael Jackson's public memorial service at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Tuesday.

About 1.6 million people registered for the lottery during the weekend. Each of the 8,750 people selected will get an exclusive code and instructions on how to obtain two free tickets. read more

Alec Baldwin Says He Considered Suicide Over "Rude Pig" Voicemail

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin said he contemplated suicide after a voicemail in which he called his daughter a "rude little pig" leaked on the Internet.

In the infamous tirade, heard around the country in April 2007, Baldwin told his then-11-year-old daughter Ireland that she needed to have her "ass straightened out" and had "humiliated [Baldwin] for the last time." The Emmy-winning 30 Rock star tells Playboy in the magazine's July/August issue that at times, he had "very serious" thoughts about killing himself. Ultimately, he was talked out of it.

"I spoke to a lot of professionals, who helped me," Baldwin said. "If I committed suicide, [ex-wife Kim Basinger's side] would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal."

At the time of the voicemail, Baldwin ... read more

Lost's Naveen Andrews Wins Sole Custody of Son

Lost's Naveen Andrews has found a custody ruling in his favor.

The ABC show's star won sole custody of his three-year-old son, Naveen Joshua, at L.A. Superior Court on Wednesday, TMZ reports. A judge changed Andrews' joint custody with his son's mother, Elena Eustache, after she allegedly took the boy out of county without permission. Andrews also said that Eustache kept their son from him.

Eustache, meanwhile, reportedly made several claims of her own. Among them... read more

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