Kim Karshanian Files for Divorce 72 days After Lavish Wedding

Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce against Kris Humphries, according to a TMZ report. The marriage only lasted 72 days.

Kardashian and Humphries were married on August 20th in Montecito, California. The wedding ceremony was rumored to cost $10 million (her engagement ring cost $2 million) and later broadcast on E! television network.

Kardashian reportedly hired divorce attorney Laura Wasser to represent her. The couple signed a prenuptial agreement before they were married.

Source:, “Kim Kardashian files for divorce,” Karen Reardanz, October 31, 2011

Child Welfare Agency Takes Kids Away from Daniel Baldwin’s Estranged Wife

Oregon’s Department of Human Services removed Daniel Baldwin’s children from the care of his estranged wife Joanne on Wednesday night.

Baldwin says that the Department removed his daughters from his wife’s home due to “multiple…improprieties” and concerns for their welfare. Joanne has served 10 days in jail for violating her probation for a DUI.

Baldwin filed for divorce in July and obtained a restraining order against Joanne after she threatened to slit his throat. The actor dropped his divorce suit in August in an effort to reconcile with her.

Joanne filed for divorce a week ago and sought sole custody of the couple’s two daughters as well as $4,000 per month in child support and a million dollar life insurance policy for the girls’ benefit.

The couple married in July 2007. This is Baldwin’s third marriage.

Source: ABC News, “Daniel Baldwin’s Kids Removed from Estranged Wife’s Home,” October 21, 2011

Sonic Youth Co-Founders Announce Plans to Divorce

Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announced that they are going to split up after 27 years of marriage. The couple was married in 1984 and has a 17 year old daughter, Coco.

Gordon and Moore co-founded Sonic Youth in 1981. A spokesman for the band said that it will proceed with a planned tour of South America in November. However, the band’s future beyond that is uncertain.

Source:, “Marital split jeopardizes Sonic Youth,” October 16, 2011

Frank McCourt to Keep the Dodgers in Divorce Settlement

Frank and Jamie McCourt announced on Monday that they have a reached a settlement in their divorce. Under the terms of their settlement agreement, Mr. McCourt will be allowed to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers. It is rumored that Jamie McCourt will receive $130 million.

A judge must still approve the parties’ settlement agreement. Once that happens, McCourt will have to persuade a bankruptcy court in Delaware to allow him to keep the Dodgers.. The team filed for bankruptcy in June.

Major League Baseball is asking the court for permission to file a reorganization plan that will force Mr. McCourt to sell the Dodgers. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig previously blocked a television deal with Fox Sports that could have brought in $3 billion in much-needed revenues for the Dodgers.

Source: CNN, “Husband gets Dodgers in McCourt divorce deal,” Alan Duke, October 17, 2011

NY Divorce Gets Nasty as Couple and Family Fight Over the Family Dog

James O’Hanlon and Susan McCarthy’s divorce feud became more contentious as the parties and O’Hanlon’s sister asserted completing claims over the ownership over their family dog, a goldendoodle named Lucy.

O’Hanlon and McCarthy are the owners of Agave, a trendy restaurant in Greenwich Village. O’Hanlon’s sister, Margaret Healy, filed papers in Brooklyn Supreme Court asking that she be made the owner of the dog.

Healy claims that she is dog’s rightful owner because she has been caring for the dog for the last two years while O’Hanlon and McCarthy have been waging their divorce battle in Nassau County Court.

Slaney O’Hanlon, the couple’s 18 year old daughter, disputes Healy’s claim and says that she owns the dog. Slaney claims that the dog was sent to Healy for safekeeping while she was attending boarding school in Maryland and that a microchip implanted in the dog identifies her as the owner.

Healy countered that McCarthy and Slaney O’Hanlon have never come to see the dog or inquired about it. Healy claims that McCarthy and her daughter tried to steal the dog and even chased her in an SUV. Healy filed a request for a restraining order against McCarthy and Slaney O’Hanlon and is seeking $500,000 in damages.

Thomas Chaves, Healy’s lawyer, says that the fight over the dog will probably come down to “what the best interest of the dog is.”

Source: New York Daily News, “Divorce unleashes feud as hubby’s sister claims ownership of family dog,” Oren Yaniv, October 6, 2011