Time's change. So does Divorce Court. The landmark show — currently nominated for a Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program — has always been about unhappily marrieds. But there's a big shakeup coming this fall. We got the deets from the judge who has presided over the syndicated hit since 2006 — the wise, funny and (dare we say it?) adorable Lynn Toler.
Gary Coleman, the child star who anchored the classic, racial-barrier battering sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, has died. He was 42.
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Coleman suffered an intracranial hemorrhage at his home in Utah Wednesday and was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. Family and friends were at his side when his life support was terminated, and he died at the hospital at 12:05 p.m. local time Friday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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Actor Gary Coleman and his wife are going their diff'rent ways and will appear on Divorce Court on May 1 and 2 to settle things.Coleman, 40, married 22-year-old Shannon Price last August after the two met on the set of the 2006 movie Church Ball.The Associated Press reports that on the TV show Price told Judge Lynn Toler that Coleman "throws a temper tantrum like a 5-year-old" if he doesn't get his way, and that "he stomps on the floor and yells, 'Meehhh.'"Coleman described their marriage as "mediocre" but said their divorce is "not [Shannon's] fault. I always feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders every day I get up.... There are days I don't even want to get up." J.R. WhalenUpdate: Divorce averted, for now. Both Coleman and Price told Judge Lynn Toler they'd work hard to appreciate each other and be less angry. Each said the do not want to end their marriage. The couple also promised to return to Divorce Court in six months (hello, November sweeps) to give...
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What's the perfect way to end a made-for-TV marriage? Well, if you're famed Jason Johnson, the ex-Marine who got hitched to Bahraini princess Meriam Al-Khalifa, you go on Divorce Court.
Johnson filed for divorce from Al-Khalifa in November, five years after their fairy-tale wedding inspired an NBC movie and numerous TV appearances. The split prompted the invitation from Divorce Court, which the couple had regularly watched together.
"I thought I could get some useful insight from the judge for my [next marriage]," says Johnson, who will appear solo on the show January 31. "[Al-Khalifa] doesn't know that I did the show. She probably won't see it."
"My reaction [was] why is he coming and without the wife? How am I going to do this?" says Judge Mablean Ephriam, who normally referees for the couples who come before her to spar. "He doesn't know where she is. She left. He had asked her for the divorce and she signed [a summary