Giants star Amani Toomer is splitting with his wife, claiming she not only reneged on a pact to have kids with the veteran wide receiver but went so far as to abort four pregnancies, according to bombshell court papers.[READ MORE]
Toomer has sued to annul his marriage to Dr. Yola Dabrowski, who won't get a dime if a judge upholds Toomer's argument that she committed "fraud" when they wed. She is seeking a divorce.
The divorce trial is set to begin tomorrow in Hudson County, N.J., Family Court.
Toomer, 32, alleges his wife refused to have the "big family" they had discussed before getting hitched in a Las Vegas civil ceremony in October 2002.
Toomer, who missed much of last season with a knee injury, is in the middle of a $20 million, five-year contract with the Giants.
Saying "all he ever wanted was for [Yola] to love and respect him," Toomer's filings also include claims that his wife:
- Quit marriage counseling after just two sessions, because she was "tired of lying to therapists."
- Does not like watching his games, and often ridicules instead of praises his play. She "even had the audacity to poke fun . . . when he made a catch [and] stumbled without being tackled," he alleges. And, she "always chose to travel [on vacations] separate" from him, opting to be alone and meet other people, making Toomer feel "abandoned and unloved."
- "Has begun smoking" although Toomer "has asthma and it is unhealthy for his profession to be near a smoker."
- "Basically abandoned" their Toomer Foundation, a charity they set up to help needy kids.
TMZ has learned Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly attacking a man at a Hollywood Oscar party.
Gerard Rechnitzer was at a post-Oscar bash Sunday night with his fiancee at Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. At around 2 AM Monday morning, the 27-year-old Rechnitzer was on his way to the parking lot when he made a pit stop in the bathroom. When he walked out, he noticed his fiancee was surrounded by six men, including Combs. We're told the 5'7", 140 lb. Rechnitzer watched as Combs chatted up his girl for about five minutes, and then asked his fiancee to leave with him.
At that point, Combs allegedly told the woman he was having a party and invited her to come. Rechnitzer persisted and asked his fiancee again to leave with him. Combs then allegedly socked Rechnitzer in the jaw.
Rechnitzer, a real estate broker, called 911. The LAPD came out and took a report, but Combs had left before the cops arrived. An ambulance came but Rechnitzer declined treatment.
We're told the LAPD contacted Rechnitzer yesterday, and as many as five witnesses who observed the incident.
Janet Jackson has come aboard to star opposite Tyler Perry in his next film, "Why Did I Get Married," based on the filmmaker's stage play of the same name.[SOURCE]
Perry is writing, directing and producing for Lionsgate. Lensing is set to begin March 5 in Whistler, British Columbia; Vancouver; and then Atlanta, where Perry recently opened his own studio.
Sharon Leal ("Dreamgirls") and Jill Scott have also joined the cast.
The fourth film in Perry's lucrative franchise, "Why Did I Get Married" revolves around a couple who go away with friends every winter to examine their marriages in a group setting. One of the wives brings along a sexy young temptress who causes plenty of trouble for the couples.
Reuben Cannon is producing with Perry.Jackson was last seen on the bigscreen in 2000 in "Nutty Professor II: The Clumps," starring opposite Eddie Murphy.
An urgent warning has been issued by the Health Department, warning the star-studded crowd who attended the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party on Valentine's Day that they may have been exposed to acute hepatitis A. The list of possibly exposed guests: Beyonce Knowles, Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Bar Rafaeli, and dozens of ridiculously hot bikini models.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed that an employee of Wolfgang Puck Catering was recently diagnosed with the disease, and has strongly urged anyone who attended the SI party, or any of the 13 other events catered by Puck between Feb. 1 - 20, to get an immune globulin shot by tomorrow to prevent illness.
When contacted, a rep from Puck's catering company would not tell TMZ which other events Puck catered, nor would they reveal how many other people may have been exposed to the illness. They did say, however, that no one who attended Sunday's Governor's Ball at the Academy Awards is at risk.
A rep for Beyonce told TMZ that they "were looking into it."
Foxy Brown claims she was a victim of police brutality during a beauty store bust in Florida nearly two weeks ago.
The rapper held a press conference yesterday, and attacked the Pembroke Pines Police for their alleged treatment of her during her February 15 arrest. The store owner claims Brown went on a violent rampage that included squirting hair glue, knocking over displays and spitting at him.
"The only crime I am guilty of committing is being a young black female celebrity in Broward County," said Brown. "I am the victim of an overzealous police department who engaged in police brutality and a money-hungry store owner whose motives are for me to pay his mortgage on his house and his children's tuition."
Brown added that the store owner barged in on her while she was on the toilet and demanded she leave the store , without giving her the privacy to get dressed. Though Brown went off on the police department and the store owner, she didn't deny the charges they filed against her.
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His co-star, Jennifer Hudson, did win big - but lost big, too, because of the much ridiculed metallic bolero Andre Leon Talley made her put on. (Post fashion editor Serena French said it made her look "lost in space.") "Jennifer was kind of sponsored by Talley and Vogue," said one fashionista. "Andre insisted she wear that hideous Oscar de la Renta dress with the awful, awful gold python bolero.
"Jennifer really didn't want to, and so [noted stylist] Jessica Paster got her a beautiful gold Roberto Cavalli custom-made. But when Andre found out, he went ballistic. Moments before she left for the show, there was a power struggle and Jennifer ended up putting his outfit on."
Looks like Ray-J won't be adding Whitney Houston to his Kim Kardashian sex tape library -- he's already moved on to Lil' Kim!
Brandy's little bro was spotted over the weekend, tooling around with the recently sprung jailbird in his new Ferrari, rumored to have been purchased with some of the cool million Ray pocketed for the sex tape. The pair, who are currently working togerther on an updated version of their hit song"Wait A Minute" for Ray's upcoming album, arrived hand-in-hand to the Vibe Magazine pre-Oscar party at Area.
Kardashian was also at the party, but made a hasty exit after Ray-J and Lil' Kim arrived. Guess she's not into threesomes!
The new pairing comes just a week after Ray-J was seen getting cozy with Whitney in Las Vegas. Ray sure can roll 'em!
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Is Eddie Murphy a sore loser? After failing to nab the award for Best Supporting Actor to Little Miss Sunshine’s Alan Arkin, Murphy tried to brush off the loss, telling Us, "It's fine. It happens. It's OK."[SOURCE]
But clearly it wasn't. Shortly thereafter Murphy, 45, and girlfriend Tracey Edmonds left the show in a huff and didn’t return. Thanks to the early exit, the actor didn’t see any of his Dreamgirls castmates perform and missed out on costar Jennifer Hudson’s win for Best Supporting Actress.
Eddie Murphy left his seat at the Kodak Theatre after losing the Best Supporting Actor Oscar (for Dreamgirls) to Little Miss Sunshine's Alan Arkin – but his rep says the comedian would have done the same thing even if he'd won.
"Eddie had always planned on leaving after his category was announced to spend the rest of the evening with his family," says rep Arnold Robinson, adding, "He did the same thing following the Golden Globe Awards." (Murphy did win at the Globes.)
But the actor, who was accompanied at the show by his girlfriend Tracey Edmonds, didn't exactly make a hasty exit. After they left their seats the couple were spotted just outside the theater doors in heavy conversation – and in a group hug – with studio head Harvey Weinstein.
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There's one person who isn't wishing newly engaged couple Usher and Tameka Foster well: Usher's mom.SOURCE: NY Daily News
Sources tell us that Jonetta Patton is "flipping out" about the impending nuptials, as she isn't thrilled with the candidate for daughter-in-law.
Momma Usher once fired Foster as her son's stylist because "she didn't think she was dressing him according to the caliber of star he was."
Patton also suspected Foster was angling to replace her as the star's manager.
Last month, we caught up with the cozy couple at an event at Core Club, where Tameka assured us, "I'm just his friend, just his very best friend."
She added, "You can't go anywhere these days without being made into a girlfriend or engaged or something."
Usher's rep did not return calls.
Ludacris has thanked his fans for their support and asked for privacy to grieve following the death of his ailing father.
Wayne Brian Bridges, 52, died Sunday in an Atlanta hospital after a long illness, said Barry Florence, a publicist for the rapper.
At the Grammys earlier this month, Ludacris, 29, dedicated his award for best rap album for “Release Therapy” to his father, saying his dad was in critical condition and fighting for his life.
This is what Misa Hylton told NY Hot97 gossip girl Miss Info about those pictures of Justin getting a lap dance:
1. This (lapdance) happened at a teen party in New Jersey.
2. Neither Diddy nor Misa were there and do not condone the behavior at all.
3. The security team that was with Justin that night has been fired because of their negligence.
Misa said: "It's so crazy. These teens think that it's nothing, like it's dancing. But this is big problem for Justin. Real big. I don't play that at all!"