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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills went to court in London this week to hash out the largest divorce settlement in British legal history. The ex-Beatle, who is worth $1.6 billion, has reportedly offered his estranged wife $50 million. Mills is said to be seeking at least $100 million. Mills is representing herself after firing her lawyers and will likely cross-examine McCartney personally over his earnings since their 2002 marriage—a strategy that legal experts said could make her look greedy. Mills’ former publicist, Phil Hall, insists she isn’t in it for the money: “She simply feels there is an injustice here, that her life was wrecked by Paul McCartney.”
The family and friends of actor Heath Ledger laid him to rest in his native Australia last weekend, then plunged into the ocean at his favorite beach in Perth as a tribute. Ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams was among 50 mourners who ran into the water fully clothed or in their underwear, and then stood arm-in-arm, watching the sunset. Earlier, Williams brought everyone to tears by reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, which begins, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Ledger recently died of an accidental drug overdose.
Demi Moore, 44, threw a 30th birthday bash for boy-toy husband Ashton Kutcher last week, and as usual, Moore’s ex-husband, Bruce Willis, was at the center of the couple’s fun. At the party in New York attended by Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu, and Madonna, Willis reached into the birthday cake with both hands “and just dug out two pieces with his hands,” a guest tells the New York Daily News. “Later, he gave Ashton a big, long hug.”
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Kirsten Dunst has checked into rehab, says Star magazine. The 25-year-old Spider-Man star made the decision to enter the exclusive Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah after a week of partying at the Sundance Film Festival. “She’s not doing well,” says a source close to the actress. “She has been partying hard for a while and I’m sure the Heath Ledger thing put people over the edge.”
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