Morning Buzz: Guy Ritchie Wants no Madonna’s Money
The Daily Mail reports that Guy Ritchie will not be talking money from Madonna after their divorce, instead preferring to share custody of their sons Rocco, 8, and David, 3. Ritchie, per British divorce law, was reportedly entitled to half of Madonna estimated $445 worth, but has reportedly eschewed the money for his sons dividing their time between Britain and the US. Ritchie reportedly has earnings of $45 million himself.
Us reports that Alias actress Jennifer Garner has obtained an order of protection against an alleged stalker. The currently pregnant Garner, 36, wife of Ben Affleck and mother to Violet, told the court that blogger Steven Burky has been threatening her family. “Mr. Burky has been stalking and harassing me,” she says in court papers, adding that he’s been sending “packages and letters containing delusional and paranoid thoughts and following me around the country.” Burky has a blog called “Satanic Panic” that reportedly covers topics like human sacrifice, and once showed up at Jennifer’s doorstep saying “God has sent him a vision of her being persecuted in some manner that may result in her death.” Burky is currently being held on a “5150” in a psychiatric ward, and a hearing will be held this week to make the order of protection permanent.
TMZ reports that record executives at Jive Records, Britney Spears’ record company, are enforcing strict rules for critics when it comes to reviewing her new album Circus. The album, which has already leaked to the Internet, can reportedly only be listened to one person at a time and no recorders or computers are allowed in at the same time. Reviewers are also not allowed to rewind or fast forward the disc themselves. Circus drops Dec. 2.
The New York Daily News reports that Taco Bell has responded to a $4 million lawsuit that 50 Cent filed against them in July for reportedly using his name in advertisements without permission. The fast food chain’s lawyer filed papers described 50 as a “self-described former drug dealer and hustler” whose “gangsta rap” is associated with violent criminals.” Taco Bell reportedly urged 50 to change his name to “79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent” for one day during which Taco Bell president Greg Creed publicly promised that if 50 showed up at a drive-thru window and rapped his order, he would send $10,000 to Jackson’s favorite charity.
TMZ reports that former prostitute Ashley Dupre has spoken to ABC’s 20/20 about her relationship with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer which led to his resignation. Dupre reportedly told People that she didn’t know who Spitzer was until she saw his resignation on TV and that “Some guys, they want to have conversations and really get to know each other. With him, it clearly was not like that. It was more of a transaction. Strictly business.” The interview with Diane Sawyer airs Friday.