$185-million fortune at stake

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones have revealed they have separated to "evaluate and work on their marriage", but will a permanent split lead to a bitter battle over money? The 68-year-old actor and his Welsh wife confirmed last Wednesday they have separated after months of living separate lives.

Whilst the couple are yet to file for divorce, their rumoured multi-million dollar pre-nup and division of assets accumulated within their 13-year union cannot be far from either star's mind.

Whilst the couple have not moved towards a legal separation, if the split does lead to a divorce Catherine is set to be well looked after, with the pair signing a pre-nup ahead of their wedding in 2000.

According to the 2013 Sunday Times Rich List 2013, the couple are said to be jointly worth $185 million. Whilst Welsh actress Catherine has amassed a generous fortune in her own right through hits like The Mask Of Zorro and Ocean's Twelve, it is Douglas who's the higher earner, with his movies grossing more than £1.5 billion over his 40-year career.

The Basic Instinct star's personal fortune is said to be £115 million, compared to his wife's £70 million. The actor's assets also include houses in Bermuda, New York, Canada, Spain and the Turks and Caicos Islands, at least one of which Catherine could lay claim to, with reports suggesting she would also be in line for around £1 million for every year of marriage. Douglas has learnt his lesson the hard way when it comes to shelling out the cash after messy splits. After his first marriage to Diandra Luker ended in 1995, a bitter divorce battle saw the actor pay out $45 million to his wife of 23 years.

— Daily Mail

America's Next Top Model star Eva Marcille is expecting

Eva Marcille is expecting her first child with songwriter Kevin McCall.

The 28-year-old model and actress, who previously dated rapper Flo Rida, says her pregnancy has so far been a "magical" experience and has fulfilled a lifelong "dream".

And the America's Next Top Model winner, who is five months pregnant, has revealed that she looks forward to the rest of her maternity as a "mystical journey".

The television personality told BET.com: "Being able to bring a life into the world is every woman's dream.

"But for me it's more than just a dream. It is a magical, mystical journey which I get to share with this amazing man." She added: "Kevin is the only man who I would share this moment in life with."

Marcille first attracted attention after winning cycle three of America's Next Top Model in 2005.

Since winning ANTM, she has made a number of television appearances. She landed a role on the Young And The Restless from 2008 to 2009, and hosted a hairdressing competition series called Hair Battle Spectacular.

— Daily Mail

Sandra Bullock stuns in a scarlet dress

Opening the Venice Film Festival, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney descended on the Palazzo del Cinema to present their new film Gravity.

And Sandra, 49, certainly drew the attention onto herself in a vibrant red folded gown with black accessories. With her brunette hair pulled back into a quiffy updo, Sandra beamed at the gathered crowd, all there to give a raucous Venetian welcome at the premiere of her latest cinematic offering. Bullock opted for a simple coral red lipstick with smokey eyes, and carried a black and diamante clutch bag that went well with her strappy sandals and diamond earrings.

George, 52, on the other hand went for classic red carpet tailoring, in a black tuxedo, white dress shirt and bow tie.And obviously he was as impressed with Sandra's outfit as the rest of the crowd, pointing at her dress with admiration as they walked the carpet on Wednesday night.

— Daily Mail





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