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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

People: Kim Kardashian's ex feuding with former girlfriend - San Jose Mercury News

Kris Humphries apparently doesn't know how to end relationships amicably.

In the middle of a heated divorce from Kim Kardashian, Humphries is tangling with former girlfriend Myla Sinanaj.

Recently, Humphries turned over evidence to the FBI detailing how Sinanaj tried to extort him, demanding money to keep quiet about secrets from their relationship.

Sinanaj fired back an ultimatum Tuesday via her attorney Joe Tacopina: Either Humphries apologizes or she will file a lawsuit for slander, TMZ reports.

"I defy them to show that she has asked for one red cent," Tacopina told TMZ. "I challenge them to submit Kris Humphries to a polygraph and if he does, I will have my client do the same. She never asked him for a penny."

This is so much better than a soap opera.

Tacopina said Humphries wanted to hide his relationship with Sinanaj because he feared how it would affect his divorce proceedings.

Yes, it's always a pain when the new girlfriend gets in the way of a potentially lucrative divorce settlement.

Arquette, Cox are divorcing

David Arquette officially filed for divorce last Friday, ending a stalemate with wife Courteney Cox.

The actor cited "irreconcilable differences." He is seeking joint legal and physical custody of their daughter, Coco, 8. There is no request for spousal or child support.

Arquette, 40, and Cox, 41, announced their separation

in October 2010. Sticking with their wait-and-see pattern, Arquette signed the divorce papers on March 23 but didn't file them in Los Angeles Superior Court for almost three months. He then got out of town, traveling to Israel for his bar mitzvah at the Western Wall on Monday.

News of the filing leaked Tuesday on the couple's 13th anniversary.

While Cox remains single, Arquette has bounced in and out of a relationship with Entertainment Tonight reporter Christina McLarty. Despite the separation, the couple are publicly friendly.

"He's my favorite person in the world," she told People magazine in January. "He's my best friend. No matter what happens in our future, he's my very best friend."

Richards sends Sambora packing

Denise Richards has given Richie Sambora the boot -- maybe even for good this time.

That is, unless she changes her mind. Again.

Richards, 41, and Sambora, 52, had their latest breakup last week after engaging in a screaming match while in Nashville for the CMT Awards, Celebuzz reports.

The very public argument at Hermitage Hotel focused on Sambora's dislike of Richards' close relationship with former husband, Charlie Sheen.

"He asked her to stop having contact with Sheen," a source told E! Online. "They have two children together. How can she not be in touch with him?"

Richards and Sambora have teeter-tottered through a relationship for five years. But a source close to Richards told E! Online that the actress is fed up with the drama. "She's had enough drama to last her a lifetime."

Phillips on mend, will tour

"American Idol" champion Phillip Phillips is on the mend less than a week after having kidney surgery.

The 21-year-old singer underwent a seven-hour operation June 6 to remove kidney stones that troubled him for much of the "Idol" competition. He checked out of the hospital Sunday afternoon, his reps told the Hollywood Reporter.

Phillips postponed surgery until after the "Idol" season so he could challenge Jessica Sanchez in the May 23 finale. Reports surfaced later that he quietly underwent eight surgeries during the show to treat the kidney stone buildup.

On July 6, Phillips is scheduled to embark with the "Idol" cast on a 45-date U.S. tour, which starts in Detroit. The tour stops at Sacramento's Power Balance Pavilion on July 21 and HP Pavilion in San Jose July 22 ($29.50-$63.50, www.ticketmaster.com).

Bryants not over yet

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant aren't calling their marriage quits just yet.

The basketball star and his wife are working on a reconciliation, reports TMZ.

Vanessa filed for divorce in December. While working out details in the divorce, Kobe reportedly signed over to her deeds to the couple's three mansions.

Under California law, Vanessa must wait six months before filing documents to finalize the divorce. That deadline hits Monday.

The couple wed in April 2001.

History

Wednesday is June 13, the 165th day of 2012. There are 201 days left in the year.

1842: Queen Victoria became the first British monarch to ride on a train, traveling from Slough Railway Station to Paddington in 25 minutes.

1886: King Ludwig II of Bavaria drowned in Lake Starnberg.

1927: Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh was honored with a ticker-tape parade in New York City.

1935: James Braddock claimed the title of world heavyweight boxing champion from Max Baer in a 15-round fight in Long Island City, N.Y.

1942: The first of two four-man Nazi sabotage teams arrived in the United States during World War II. The first group disembarked from a U-boat off Long Island, N.Y.; the second one arrived several days later on the Florida coast. (The eight were arrested after one of them went to U.S. authorities; six of the saboteurs were executed.)

1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head.

1944: Germany began launching flying-bomb attacks against Britain during World War II.

1962: "Lolita," Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of the Vladimir Nabokov novel, had its world premiere in New York City.

1966: The Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional right to consult with an attorney and to remain silent.

1971: The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967 that had been leaked to the paper by military analyst Daniel Ellsberg.

1982: King Khalid of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 69; he was succeeded by a half-brother, Crown Prince Fahd.

1992: Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton stirred controversy during an appearance before the Rainbow Coalition by criticizing rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks that he said were "filled with hatred" toward whites.

1996: The 81-day-old Freemen standoff ended as 16 remaining members of the anti-government group surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch.

2002: U.S. Roman Catholic bishops opened an extraordinary closed-door meeting in Dallas on the sex scandal that was shaking the church as they crafted a plan for a zero-tolerance policy for pedophile priests. Backed by the United States, Hamid Karzai overwhelmingly won 18 more months as leader of Afghanistan's fledgling government. The Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 in game 5 of the finals.

2007: In Beirut, Lebanon, a powerful car bombing killed Walid Eido, a prominent anti-Syrian legislator. Insurgents blew up the two minarets of a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra, Iraq, a year after the shrine's golden dome was destroyed in a bombing.

2011: Facing off in New Hampshire, Republican White House hopefuls condemned President Barack Obama's handling of the economy from the opening moments of their first major debate of the 2011-2012 campaign season, and pledged emphatically to repeal his historic year-old health care overhaul.

Birthdays

Actor Bob McGrath (80), artist Christo (77), magician Siegfried (73), singer Bobby Freeman (72), actor Malcolm McDowell (69), U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (68), singer Dennis Locorriere (63), actor Richard Thomas (61), actor Jonathan Hogan (61), actor Stellan Skarsgard (61), comedian Tim Allen (59), actress Ally Sheedy (50), TV anchor Hannah Storm (50), rock musician Paul deLisle (49), actress Lisa Vidal (47), singer David Gray (44), rhythm-and-blues singer Deniece Pearson (44), rock musician Soren Rasted (43), actor Jamie Walters (43), singer-musician Rivers Cuomo (42), country singer Susan Haynes (40), actor Steve-O (38), country singer Jason Michael Carroll (34), actor Ethan Embry (34), actor Chris Evans (31), actress Sarah Schaub (29), singer Raz B (27), actress Kat Dennings (26), actress Ashley Olsen (26), actress Mary-Kate Olsen (26).

-- Associated Press

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