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Joe Scarborough; Mark Zuckerberg; Charlie Hunnam

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough quietly divorced his wife earlier this year, it was revealed last week—and divorce papers say she’ll get less than a tenth of his $99,000-a-week salary. The Morning Joe host and Susan Waren were divorced in January but still share a Connecticut house with their two children, who are 10 and 5, said TMZ.com. Scarborough is paying only $30,000 a month in alimony to his wife of 12 years, with no child-support payments, since they still live with him. In the papers, the couple agrees to be bound by some unusual house-sharing rules: Neither can enter the other’s bedroom unless there is an emergency, or visit the other’s side of the house after 7 p.m. Waren takes pains in the papers to acknowledge that Scarborough was a “faithful, devoted, and committed” husband and father. The former Republican congressman married Waren in 2001, after divorcing his first wife.

Mark Zuckerberg has proved he really does care about privacy, by buying four houses surrounding his Palo Alto home to keep out a nosy developer. The Facebook creator, 29, spent $30 million buying four separate houses in the upscale Crescent Park neighborhood. A local developer had been planning to build a new McMansion there and market it as a chance to be Zuckerberg’s neighbor, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The Silicon Valley billionaire is planning to lease the existing homes back to the families who already live there.

The search will continue for an actor to play Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, after leading man Charlie Hunnam got “cold feet” and quit the project this week. The Pacific Rim actor, 33, agreed to take the role in September after producers spent months recruiting a star willing to do the sexually explicit scenes of bondage and sadomasochism required. Fans of the erotic trilogy had hoped Robert Pattinson or Ryan Gosling would play Grey, and 80,000 signed a petition demanding Hunnam be dropped. Sources said that Hunnam “wasn’t comfortable with all the attention’’ and decided the role wasn’t worth the risk to his career.

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