Attorneys’ Fees Continue

By Richard Mineards   |   June 27, 2023

Kevin Costner’s divorce from estranged wife Christine Baumgartner would appear to be getting more acrimonious by the day with claims the Oscar winner is now “homeless,” she splurged $95,000 on his credit card, and has a restraining order against him.

The Carpinteria-based actor’s attorneys claim they have made “multiple offers” to get his wife to move out of their former Padaro Lane marital home, but have failed to reach agreement with Christine, 49, a model turned handbag designer, leaving him effectively homeless.

Costner, 68, laments: “This is surprising and disheartening to me.

“I was married once before and, upon separating, found myself without a home base and unable to live in my own home. I never wanted this to happen again.”

Costner is reportedly worth $250 million and under the terms of the couple’s prenuptial agreement signed in 2004, she has to leave his properties if they split and relocate, using a $1.2 million fund to find a new house.

He alleges his estranged spouse is in breach of this agreement, saying he now wishes to move into the sprawling $145 million property which they shared.

It is owned solely by Costner, having bought it in 1988, long before their 2004 wedding.

Stay tuned…

Request Denied

The Department of Homeland Security has officially denied a Washington, D.C. think tank’s request to release immigration documents on Prince Harry to find out whether he declared his drug use to officials before coming to live in the U.S.

The Riven Rock resident’s revelation of taking psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, and marijuana were detailed in his bestselling memoir Spare, published in January.

Admissions of drug use can be a serious hurdle for non-Americans who want to be admitted to the country.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified the Heritage Foundation of its response last week, citing privacy rules in rejecting the request in an emailed letter.

“To the extent records exist, this office does not find a public interest in disclosure sufficient to override the subject’s privacy interests,” senior director Jimmy Wolfrey wrote in a letter obtained by the New York Post.

Nile Gardiner, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, said the DHS response “shows an appalling lack of transparency by the Biden administration” and vowed the battle will continue in the courts.

And, in other news on the Sussexi, Spotify has decided to scrap its deal with the royal couple announcing Meghan Markle’s podcast Archetype will not be renewed for a second season in what has been described as a mutual decision between them and the streaming behemoth.

With just 12 recordings in two years, it is estimated the move will cost the duo up to $10 million.

New Assistant 

Harrison Colcord, former director of sales and marketing at the San Ysidro Ranch, is now working for near neighbors, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Prince Harry used the ritzy hostelry to do interviews to promote his controversial ghost-written autobiography Spare with Anderson Cooper of 60 Minutes and Tom Bradby of U.K.’s ITV.

In recent correspondence from the tony twosome to Martin and Jennifer Blevins, owners of the Mad Dogs & Englishmen bike shop on Coast Village Road, for a bicycle they sent as a gift for their son Archie’s fourth birthday, the letter was signed by Colcord on behalf of the Office of Prince Harry and Meghan.

Anniversary on the Ranch

Actor Chris Pratt and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary by paying a visit to Ty Warner’s San Ysidro Ranch, where they tied the knot.

“Happy Anniversary!… Back to the spot where we said ‘I do.’ Love you honey,’” Pratt, 43, wrote on Instagram along with a sweet selfie of the duo.

For her part, Katherine, 43, daughter of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 75, and former TV anchor Maria Shriver, 67, posted a series of snaps of the pair at the 500-acre retreat.

Well Wishes to Bonaduce

On a personal note, my thoughts are with former Partridge Family actor Danny Bonaduce, 63, who was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid on the brain.

Bonaduce, who I used to work out with in an aerobics class at the Hollywood Y when I lived nearby in Hancock Park and was a commentator on the KTLA TV morning show, has been scheduled to undergo brain surgery, which will see doctors place a shunt in his head that will diminish the liquid, which has impaired his ability to walk and maintain balance.

I wish him a speedy recovery…

Sightings

Prince Harry at the Warrior Games in San Diego… Former TV talk show host James Corden eating breakfast at the Rosewood Miramar… Warbler Katy Perry checking out Circus Vargas.

Pip! Pip!  

 

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