Lucienne Molnar

Lucienne Molnar is our editor in charge with managing the celebrity and fashion sections of DailyGossip. She currently lives in Seattle and has a lot of experience in the fashion industry, most of it accumulated while working as a part time model for a few popular internet clothing stores.Lucienne is a passionate writer dreaming to create her own fashion line someday.You can get in touch with her at Lucienne.Molnar@dailygossip.org

Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith Divorce Finalized

It seems that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith are no longer a happily married couple. The two have ended their marriage and their divorce has been finalized. So, a Los Angeles Superior court judge has signed the divorce papers and things have officially ended between the two actors. 

However, it is important to mention that the whole divorce case will be completely over on December 20. Apparently, this is due the fact that Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith still have to sell their house in Los Angeles. The pair is said to be splitting the sum obtained from selling this property. 

Under the terms of the divorce that the two stars agreed upon, Melanie received the house that the couple owned in Aspen, Colorado. The actress is also entitled to half of all the profits, royalties and residuals that the actor earned in the period 2004-2014. However, this might not be all. 

Antonio will also have to pay his former wife spousal support. The actor will be required to pay $65,000 per month, which means that he will pay a total of $780,000 per year to Melanie in spousal support. The payments will be made until either party dies or until Melanie remarries. Although the sums are not small, it seems that Antonio agrees with everything. 

Melanie Griffith was the one who filed for divorce back in June 2014. The divorce filing definitely came as a shock, as Melanie and Antonio have been married for no less than 18 years. The official divorce papers cited as the reason of the separation irreconcilable differences, but the exact reason why this marriage ended remains unknown. 

Melanie and Antonio have one child together, Stella. Melanie asked the sole physical and joint legal custody of Stella. Well, this is not the first divorce for Melanie and Antonio. While the famous actor has only been married once before his wedding to Melanie, the actress’s marriage to Antonio has actually been her fourth. So, this is the fourth divorce for Melanie and the second one for Antonio. 

Yahoo to Make Some Important Changes

A couple of years ago, Yahoo was one the most famous companies in the Internet business. This company has released one of the most used email services and also had a successful messaging client. Unfortunately, the years have passed and now they are forced to take some important decisions to remain in this business. 

It looks like the company will spin off its core business after failing to convince people to stay and use their products. Yahoo has declared that they have dropped a plan to spin off its 30 billion dollars stake in Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, but, instead, it will spin off all of its other assets into a new company. Among these assets are included the Yahoo Japan stake.

So, after several days of meetings, Yahoo’s board has decided to go for a new plan, spinning off the company’s core business and its stake in Yahoo Japan into a separate, publicly traded company. “Informed by our intimate familiarity with Yahoo’s unique circumstances, the Board remains committed to accomplishing the significant business purposes and shareholder benefits that can be realized by separating the Alibaba stake from the rest of Yahoo,” has declared Chairman Maynard Webb. “To achieve this, we will now focus our efforts on the reverse spin off plan,” she continued. 

So, this reverse spin of the core business could probably save shareholders a lot of money, billions of dollars actually in taxes. Unfortunately, it will take more than a year to execute and perform, has declared CEO Marissa Mayer during a conference call. This is not good news for Yahoo, a company that has been founded in 1995 by Jerry Yang and David Filo, Stanford University students at that time. Yahoo is probably the last independent titan of the Internet. Other companies like AOL, Netscape, Napster have been companies which introduced a lot of people with the Internet. To be added that AOL has been bought by Verizon. 

“A separation from our Alibaba stake, via the reverse spin, will provide more transparency into the value of Yahoo’s business,” has declared Chief Executive Marissa Mayer.

Mark Zuckerberg wants to donate 99% of his Facebook shares

These days, the co-founder and chief executive of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has made a surprising announcement. He declared that he and his wife want to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares.

 Of course, they also added that they will donate this amount of shares “during our live.” This means that during their entire life they will donate the announced number of their shares. However, it is a surprising announcement, knowing the fact that the holdings are currently worth approximately 47 billion dollars. To be added that these shares will be donated to charitable purposes. 

The questions that emerge in this context are why did they make this announcement and why they are willing to donate their shares? Well, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, made this announcement through an open letter to their newborn daughter, Max. As a reminder, their daughter was born about a week ago. So, they also declared that they are forming a new organization, called the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. “Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities,” they declared. 

However, these charitable plans are commonly met among billionaires, but now it looks like it also started to grow interest among Silicon Valley’s billionaires. Moreover, compared with previous generations of business philanthropists, these young and famous billionaires are willing to spread their money while they are still young. To be added that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are 30. So, with this announcement, they have entered on the charity area, but they have not yet declared how the money will be spent or where they will give the money. 

To be added that Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are not at the first charitable act. In 2010 they gave approximately 100 million dollars to improve the public schools in Newark. 

“We must build technology to make change. Many institutions invest money in these challenges, but most progress comes from productivity gains through innovation,” they also wrote in the letter to their daughter. “We must participate in policy and advocacy to shape debates. Many institutions are unwilling to do this, but progress must be supported by movements to be sustainable.” 

Holland Taylor Talks about Relationship with a Woman

Holland Taylor is without a doubt a famous actress. The Two and a Half Men star, who is 72 years old now, revealed that she has found the love of her life. The actress claimed that her relationship with this woman is very serious, saying that it actually is the first deeply committed relationship she has ever had. 

“It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life,” Taylor said during an interview with WNYC. The actress went on to say that her relationship with a woman is not something new. “I haven’t come out because I am out,” she claimed. “I live out.” 

The actress has not revealed the name of the women she is dating and has not made public whether this special woman in her life is a public person or not. However, Holland claimed that her love interest is a younger woman and said that things are so special between them that they are actually considering getting married. 

“Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me,” she said. “But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth, it would be a wonderful thing to do.” It surely seems that the star is extremely happy with her life partner. And Holland found this special woman in her life at the right time. The star has previously struggled with depression, triggered by the death of her mother. 

“I wasn’t actually a danger to myself but I really sometimes wondered how I could get out of the house to go get food,” the actress said during an interview dating back to about two years ago. “I was on antidepressants for over 15 years, with very intermittent counseling. It was a very dead period of my life,” she added. 

Holland and this woman are said to have been in a relationship for quite some time, although the exact moment when they first started to date has not been made public at this point. Holland also clarified one thing. If she and her girlfriend will finally decide to wed, they would keep everything private, saying that she would not want to publicize her wedding.

Samsung has decided to pay 548 million dollars to Apple

There are approximately five years since Apple has sued Samsung for infringing smartphone patents. Well, after all these years, the giant South Korean manufacturer has decided to pay up. So, Samsung has confirmed that they are willing to pay 548 dollars to Apple before December 14th. 

This is a huge win for Apple, especially after five years of lawsuits and appeals. Approximately half a billion dollars is a lot of money, even for Samsung, so even if they are willing to pay this huge amount of money, the South Korean manufacturer is also trying to claw back some money. 

So, the court statement notes that the South Korean manufacturer “continues to reserve all rights to obtain reimbursement from Apple,” even if Apple disputes these rights. However, for those who doesn’t know, Apple has sued Samsung somewhere around 2011, claiming that Samsung had infringed on several of Apple’s iPhone patents. 

Some of these features include multitouch gestures and tap-to-zoom. Therefore, at that time, Apple had asked approximately 2.5 billion dollars in damages. However, after various appeals from both companies, Samsung has settled down to 548 million dollars, in May this year. This is the amount of money that Samsung has agreed to pay. 

“Samsung further reserves all rights to reclaim or obtain reimbursement of any judgment amounts paid by Samsung to any entity in the event the partial judgment is reversed, modified, vacated or set aside on appeal or otherwise, including as a result of any proceedings before the USPTO addressing the patents at issue or as a result of any petition for writ of certiorari filed with the Supreme Court,” Samsung officially stated. 

On the other side, Apple has wrote that “Apple notes that Samsung purports to reserve rights to obtain partial reimbursement in the future of judgment amounts it has paid. Apple disputes Samsung’s asserted rights to reimbursement.” That is not all, because Apple has also asked Samsung to pay approximately 1.8 million dollars for court costs. However, winning 548 million dollars remains a huge victory for Apple.

Kate Beckinsale to be dating Ben Affleck?

Although only a few days ago it has been claimed that Ben Affleck is interested in famous actress Halle Berry, now the possibility that the actor would be getting back together with Kate Beckinsale emerged. So, new rumors indicated that the actress has found support and comfort with Ben, after her separation from her husband. 

Kate Beckinsale and her husband Len Wiseman are said to have ended their marriage after no less than 11 years together. Well, as imagined the separation had not been simple, so Kate is said to have looked for support with the popular actor. Reportedly, Kate and Ben had a short filing after the filming of Pearl Harbor, back in 2001. 

Some insiders talking to The Sun revealed that Kate and Ben have been spending a lot of time together after they both ended their marriages. One insider revealed that the popular actor had actually be very important in Kate’s life, thus there is no wonder that there still is a spark between them. 

“Kate used to be madly in love with Ben. He would make her giddy with excitement any time they were in the same room,” the insider said. “She’s turned to him for support as a friend because they’ve stayed in touch during her difficult time,” it went on to explain. 

The same source went on to say that Ben and Kate make a great couple together, so their friends have been asking them to try to make the relationship work. “Some of their friends have suggested that they’re made for each other and should give a proper relationship a go,” the source explained. Of course, these rumors have not been confirmed and actually Kate remains officially married to Len. 

Furthermore, the separation between Kate and Len has not been confirmed, either. The rumors on this possible split first emerged after Len was spotted in the company of a 24-year-old model. Insiders said that the two have been separated for several months, but things ended in an amicable way. It has also been said that Kate was waiting to end filming for her latest movie, Underworld: Next Generation, until making public the separation and officially filing for divorce. 

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren Fight over Financial Issues

It seems that Jessica Alba’s marriage is dealing with some issues. According to some recent reports, the beautiful actress and her husband Cash Warren commonly fight over money. According to insiders the issue is that Jessica makes much more money than her husband, who is not happy at all. 

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren have been married for no less than seven years now. The news was first reported by OK! Magazine, which indicated that Jessica and Cash had a serious argument in front of some friends, in Beverly Hills. 

“He told the table that he felt like a ‘kept man,’ and stay-at-home dad, to which Jessica unapologetically snapped: ‘I’m sorry that I’ve done the right things with my money and you haven’t,” Star cited an insider saying. “It’s been hard for Cash to accept Jessica being the breadwinner, and she’s all too happy to keep reminding him of that,” the source explained. 

Similar reports were shared by In Touch magazine, which claimed that the two are fighting a lot over financial issues. According to all these reports, things are not going to last for long for this pair. Insiders said that Jessica was ready to officially separate from her husband. 

However, the claims were dismissed by a Gossip Cop report, which said that Jessica and Cash were not dealing with marriage issues and were not fighting over money. Gossip Cop claimed that it talked with a rep for the star, who revealed that the story was untrue. The married couple have two daughters together, Honor, who is 7, and Heaven, who is only 4. 

As imagined, Jessica and Cash have not officially talked about the rumors, either. Furthermore, Jessica was recently spotted with her two daughters out and the star seemed to be very happy. She also recently opened up about her career and how it has been for her to run a successful business. Jessica is the CEO of her company, The Honest Company, which is having a huge success at the moment. It is yet to see if the rumors were really true or the married couple is still happy together. 

The new Walmart Great Value 10W LED Light

The LED light bulbs market has exploded this year. Several companies have released several new bulbs that can be very useful for customers. The 60 W bulbs are available at the price of 5 dollars these days on the market. 

This is not a good thing, knowing the fact that incandescents can save approximately 7 dollars to the year energy bill, while a LED will save probably just one dollars. However, customers will find at Walmart a bulb called, Great Value. This is a dimmable 60W replacement and it is available at the price of 4.88 dollars a piece. 

The price is probably the strongest point for Great Value. However, this bulb also has some serious competition at this price rage, like GE Bright Stik LED and Philips 60W Replacement LED. These two bulbs will not dim at all, but Great Value is brighter than them and it promises a longer lifespan, approximately 25,000 hours. These are enough hours, to consider this bulb a good deal. 

However, it isn’t perfect, because it has some minuses. For example, even if it dims, it doesn’t dim perfectly, because it cannot go much lower than approximately 20 percent brightness. Moreover, at this percent of dim, the bulb flickers, which is not a good thing, especially for users that like the lights on low. 

However, compared with GE and Philips, Walmart Great Value can be recommended for its price, but for other features, such an excellent dimming performance, probably not. Most likely, many users will prefer to spend some extra money for Philips or even Osram 60W Replacement LED. To be added that Walmart Great Value is manufactured by TCP, a brand that has a good reputation on the market. 

Users will receive brightness from a power draw of 10 watts, which is similar with GE Bright Stik. However, probably the only low-cost LED that can be more efficient than Great Value is Philips 60W Replacement LED that costs somewhere around 5 dollars. However, if the company promises 25,000 hours of use, it results that this bulb can last approximately 20 years. 

Miranda Lambert Opens Up about Divorce

Miranda Lambert and Blake Sheldon are no longer a couple and it seems that Blake has already moved on. In fact, the popular singer is currently dating his The Voice colleague, singer Gwen Stefani. Miranda and Blake have been separated for a few months now, so there is no wonder that he moved on. 

Now, finally Miranda decided to open up about this separation and it surely seems that she only has nice things to say about her ex. During a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Miranda said that Blake is an amazing man. The star also claimed that marriage is not simple and that she and Blake gave it a try, but unfortunately it could not last. 

The beautiful singer also said that even though she and Blake ended their marriage a few months ago, she is still processing everything. Without a doubt, Blake had moved on much faster than Miranda was able to. However, this does not mean that Miranda has something bad to say about her ex. 

In fact, the star claimed that there are no hard feelings between them. “I had a great relationship with an amazing man,” she said “So I know what good is. I have a great launching pad for the future. I will never take that for granted.” Miranda did not reveal if she has plans to go out there and met new people. In fact, she joked that she would properly spend some “nights on my porch crying, drinking whiskey, and going, ‘Man, this sucks rights now.'” 

However, if things do not seem to work that well when it comes to her personal life, Miranda is doing perfectly when it comes to her career. The beautiful singer has recently received the Female Vocalist of the Year Award. And naturally Miranda plans on focusing on her music. The star said that she feels great when she is on stage and it doesn’t matter where she is, she always feels that she belongs and makes her “feel sexy.”

Kim Kardashian Said to be Planning Makeover Surgery

Kim Kardashian is currently pregnant with her second child. The beautiful reality show star has been complaining in the last few months about her pregnancy, being very unpleased with her look and the fact that she had gained some weight. Well, now, some rumors emerged indicating that Kim would actually be willing to undergo a “massive plastic surgery makeover.” 

The news was first reported by RadarOnline, which cited an unnamed source. The insider revealed that Kim has already made up her mind and the star is determined to do “a massive plastic surgery makeover” after welcoming her baby boy. The source went on to add that Kim has also made the first step, talking to specialists about the intervention. 

“Kim has been discussing the surgeries she wants to get done and talking to doctors about them…. [and] talking about which doctors she wants to put on the payroll,” the source said. “She wants to get her boobs done, a tummy tuck and liposuction,” it explained. Well, when it comes to the reason why Kim had made up her mind about the surgery so quick, the insider said that the reality show star “has always been obsessed with her body.” 

There is no doubt in the fact that Kim is willing to get back into shape as fast as possible. “Her body – that is her business. Her body and her appearance are the driving vehicles behind her livelihood, so she has to get back into shape,” the source said. However, the star has not even given birth yet and she might be able to achieve her former body looks through diet and exercise, as she did following the birth of her first child, daughter North. 

The source went even further and said that Kim’s husband, Kanye is not happy with the decision. The insider explained that the rapper is afraid for his wife, as his mother actually passed away during a plastic surgery situation. Thus, this subject is said to be particularly sensitive for the rapper. On the other hand, the insider said, Kris supported the decision of her daughter. However, the report was denied by another insider, reportedly close to the family. This source talked to Gossip Cop and said that Kim will not turn to plastic surgery. 


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