Red Sox Pitcher Served with Child Support Papers Before Taking the Mound at Fenway

Boston Red Sox pitcher Erik Bedard was served with child support papers before taking the mound at Fenway Park by a process server wearing a Yankees shirt.

Bedard’s former partner, Courtney Roberts, is seeking an increase in child support for their 5 year old daughter. Bedard settled Roberts’ paternity claim in 2006 but Roberts is seeking an increase in support because Bedard’s salary has gone up since then.

Bedard was served with the legal papers filed by Roberts before the start of the Red Sox’s September 20th game against the Baltimore Orioles. Bedard pitched until the third inning and threw 51 pitches. He gave up four runs and the Red Sox lost 7-5 to the Orioles.

Bedard said that the pregame visit by the process server wasn’t a distraction for him. “If you play a sport you have to put all that stuff aside,” Bedard said. “If you let outside distractions get to you, you can’t focus out there.”

Source: ESPN.com, “Erik Bedard served papers at park,” September 21, 2011

“Roseanne” Star’s Husband Files for Divorce

Actor Matt Roth has filed for divorce from actress Laurie Metcalf, citing irreconcilable differences. Metcalf played Roseanne’s sister Jackie on the hit series “Roseanne.” Roth also had a role on the show as Jackie’s abusive boyfriend.

Metcalf and Roth were married in 2005 but were together for many years before that. The couple has three children.

Roth claims that the couple separated in November 2008. He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of the children.

Source: TMZ.com, “ ‘Roseanne’ Star Laurie Metcalf Served With Divorce Papers,” September 20, 2011

“16 and Pregnant” Couple Loses Custody of Child

One of the “16 and Pregnant” couples has lost custody of their child.

According to TMZ, Arkansas Child Protective Services removed a 2-year old girl from the home of Josh Rendon and his wife Ebony Jackson. The Jacksonville police charged them with misdemeanor child endangerment and drug possession.

The police reported that the couple’s house was covered with garbage, maggots, and human and dog feces.

Source: Yidio.com, “ ‘16 and Pregnant’ Couple Loses Custody of Child,” Sean Comer, September 21, 2011

White House Party Crashers’ Prenup: Michaele Gets Nothing if She Cheats

White House party crasher Michaele Salahi’s fling with Journey guitarist Neal Schon could prove costly.

TMZ obtained a copy of Tareq and Michaele Salahi’s prenuptial agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, if Michaele cheats on Tareq or files for divorce without sufficient justification, she automatically waives her interest in any property acquired by the parties during marriage. The prenup also contains a spousal support waiver provision.

Source: TMZ, “Tarreq to Michaele: You Screw Me, I Screw You,” September 19, 2011

Peter Frampton Files for Divorce

Rock star Peter Frampton has filed for divorce from his wife Tina Elfers. The couple has been married for almost 15 years and separated on New Year’s Eve.

Frampton filed his divorce papers in June and is asking for joint legal custody of their fifteen year old daughter Mia with visitation rights. Frampton, who lives in Ohio, wants Elfers to have primary custody. Mia goes to high school in the Los Angeles area. Frampton’s wife and daughter moved there more than a year ago so Mia could pursue an acting career.

This is Frampton’s third divorce.

Source: USA Today, “Peter Frampton files for divorce,” John Kiesewetter, June 24, 2011

White House Party Crasher Files for Divorce

Tareq Salahi, who famously crashed a White House state dinner in 2009 with his wife Michaele, filed for divorce on Friday in Virginia state court.

Salahi tweeted on Tuesday that Michaele was missing and believed that she was kidnapped, only to discover that she was in Memphis, Tenn. with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Salahi wrote in his divorce papers that Michaele has “continually expose[d] our friends and acquaintances to her adulterous relationship and has flaunted [it],” causing him “great harm, humiliation, and embarrassment.”

The couple has been married for 8 years. According to court documents, there is a prenuptial agreement but the terms were not specified.

Source: ABC News, “Tareq and Michaele Salahi: White House Party Crashers to Divorce,” TJ Winick, September 17, 2011

Ex-Fiance Files for Restraining Order Against Michael Lohan

Celebrity journalist Kate Major filed for a restraining order against ex-fiance Michael Lohan. This is the third restraining order that she has filed against Lindsay Lohan’s father since he was arrested earlier this year for domestic violence.

Major filed her application for a restraining order in Sarasota County, Florida last week. Lohan is accused of threatening to have Major’s father “whacked” and “ruin her career.” Major also claims that Lohan repeatedly called and texted her.

Major was a reporter with “Star” magazine but was forced to resign when it was revealed in 2009 that she had an affair with tabloid subject Jon Gosselin. Major and Lohan became engaged in April 2010 and their break-up was partly chronicled on the show “Celebrity Rehab.”

Source: Media Bistro.com, “Celebrity Journo Files 3rd Restraining Order Against Ex Michael Lohan,” Pandora Young, September 12, 2011

Man Takes Fraud Lawsuit Against Ex-Wife’s Lawyers to Connecticut Supreme Court

Former ex-NFL player and investment firm founder Bob Simms sued his ex-wife’s lawyers in Connecticut state court for failing to disclose a $360,000 inheritance she received during a bitter legal battle over alimony.

The state’s Appellate Court ruled 2-1 that Simms’ suit was barred by the litigation privilege, which shields judges and lawyers from lawsuits in connection with their conduct in court cases. In a dissenting opinion, Judge Thomas Bishop wrote that lawyers should be held accountable for fraudulent acts.

The Connecticut Supreme Court has agreed to take up Simms’ appeal. Bob and Donna Simms were married in 1961 and divorced in 1979. The former couple has been fighting over spousal support since 1989, when she filed motions to increase his alimony payments and Simms sought to reduce or eliminate them altogether.

Source: Wall Street Journal, “Conn. Supreme Court to take up fraud lawsuit,” Associated Press, September 12, 2011

Former Ravens Player Says He’s Broke and Can’t Afford to Pay Child Support

Former Baltimore Ravens player Chris McAlister filed a motion to reduce his $11,000 per month child support obligation to his ex-wife because he can’t afford to pay it.

The cornerback was drafted by the Ravens in 1999 and signed a seven-year, $55 million contract after his rookie season. McAlister played five years on the contract before he was released and played briefly for the New Orleans Saints before retiring.

McAlister represented in his court papers that he has no income and is currently living with his parents, who are paying for his basic living expenses.

Source: NBC Sports, “Chris McAlister broke, living with parents, can’t pay child support,” Michael David Smith, September 15, 2011

“Starsky and Hutch” Star in Child Support Battle with Ex-Wife

“Starsky and Hutch” star Paul Michael Glaser has been accused of failing to pay his share of his 13-year old daughter’s school tuition fees. Glaser and Tracy Barone divorced in 2007.

Barone sued him earlier this year because he allegedly owed $3,224 in child support and $13,000 in spousal support. Barone says that their daughter Zoe’s tuition fees are $11,000 per year.

Glaser played Detective David Starsky in the classic television police series.

Source: Toronto Sun, “‘Starsky’ star in support battle,” September 14, 2011