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Originally posted 03/18/2008 02:00PM
The judge gave Heather Mills hundreds of millions of dollars less than she wanted after finding her "inconsistent" and "less than candid," according to a scathing judgment made public Tuesday.
"She was a less than impressive witness," says the judge, Justice Bennett. "The wife for her part must have felt rather swept off her feet by a man as famous as the husband. I think this may well have warped her perception leading her to indulge in make-belief."
Originally posted 03/18/2008 09:15AM
Heather Mills had more than just cash to splash Monday as she allegedly threw water at Paul McCartney's lawyer during the $50-million divorce proceedings.
Mills claimed she was "so, so happy," with the decision, but events inside the courtroom seem to tell a different story.
According to various accounts in the British press, Mills allegedly lashed out at McCartney's high-powered attorney, Fiona Shackleton, pouring a glass of water over the solicitor's head.
The U.K.'s Daily Mirror declared "Wet It Be" on its front page, breathlessly recounting the splash-and-dash. "[Heather] was so angry, she tipped a glass of water over Fiona Shackleton's head, leaving her with soaking wet hair," one insider told the paper. "Everyone was stunned. That kind of behavior is just not acceptable."
Indeed, pictures from the courthouse show Shackleton arriving Monday morning with a bouncy blonde bouffant and leaving at around 2 p.m. with damp locks slicked back behind her ears.
Originally posted 03/17/2008 12:10PM
Yes, the nearly $50 million Paul McCartney is paying ex-wife Heather Mills is a lot of money, but it's no record-breaker as far as celebrity divorce settlements are concerned.
That crown still gets shared among basketball great Michael Jordan, musician Neil Diamond and box-office champ Steven Spielberg and their exes.
After nearly 18 years together, Juanita Jordan walked away from her marriage to the hoop star in 2006 with a $150 million parting gift, just like onetime TV production assistant Marcia Murphey received from Diamond – to whom she was married from 1969 (before he hit it big) to 1996.
Originally posted 03/17/2008 10:20AM
Speaking on the steps of the High Court in London Monday, Heather Mills declared herself "so, so happy" with her nearly $50 million divorce settlement from Paul McCartney.
The 40-year-old ex-wife of the former Beatle said she was "just glad it was over," referring to the long-running and often acrimonious split.
Originally posted 03/17/2008 08:45AM
Paul McCartney and Heather Mills met face-to-face in court Monday to learn the result of their long and messy divorce.
After hours inside, Mills, 40, emerged to tell reporters, "It's over." She promised to reveal more details shortly, and as McCartney, 65, walked out, he said, "All will be revealed."
McCartney arrived at Court 34 in London's Royal Courts of Justice just after 10, humming a tune to himself. Wearing a white shirt, blue tie and his trademark black sneakers he refused to comment to waiting reporters.
His estranged wife – representing herself in court – arrived shortly after, looking stylish in a blue and tan vest, blue pants and clutching a pink Von Dutch bag.
Originally posted 02/18/2008 09:30AM
It's said to be one of the most expensive divorce settlements in the world – and it may turn out to be one of the longest-running.
Heather Mills and the legal team acting for Paul McCartney left the gothic battlements of London's Royal Courts of Justice Monday as far from settlement as when they first entered the building seven days before.
Despite reports that Mills had settled for a $100 million-share of the former Beatle's estimated $1.7-billion fortune, both sides remain deadlocked.
Originally posted 02/15/2008 05:05PM
Despite an expected wrap-up on Friday, the behind-closed-doors divorce hearing of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills is now likely to stretch into a second week.
Officials at London's Royal Courts of Justice tell the Associated Press that Justice Hugh Bennett has allotted extra time for the case to continue on Monday.
Mills, 40, and McCartney, 65, judiciously avoided comment to the press all this week. Reporters are not permitted inside Judge Bennett's Court 34 in the Family Division of London's Royal Courts of Justice.
Originally posted 02/11/2008 08:25AM
Nearly two years after Paul McCartney and Heather Mills announced their separation, the duo appeared in a London court Monday to hammer out a divorce resolution.
McCartney, 65, and Mills, 40 – who wed at an Irish castle in 2002 – are battling over a financial settlement for Mills and arrangements for their four-year-old daughter Beatrice. According to previous reports, the former model is seeking a deal worth up to $100 million.
On Monday morning, Mills and McCartney – both wearing gray suits – were separately spotted entering Court 34 in the Family Division of London's Royal Courts of Justice.
Originally posted 11/23/2007 01:35PM
Heather Mills is at it again – this time it's the wealthy (not the media) she's after.
Poised to become a "rich person" herself, courtesy of the fortune of her estranged husband, Paul McCartney, Heather Mills has denounced the rest of the "snobs" as a whole. During a recent speech to the Trinity College Dublin debating society, she claimed that she befriended people of money only to help her various crusades.
Mills said, "Sadly, you have to mix at a certain level of people to raise the level of funds you need to bring about the greater good. Because people are very snobby. These people who have lots of money, they're either snobby or they're stingy. If you have lots of money, you have to be stingy – because why would you want that amount of money?"
And while McCartney has allegedly offered her a divorce settlement of fifty million dollars, she purportedly wants at least double, which would place her indisputably among those she's bad mouthing. – Karen Salkin
Originally posted 11/19/2007 02:00PM
She's had a heated relationship with the media lately, but Heather Mills isn't shying away from posing for some provocative billboards. The former model and amputee is featured in posters that scream "You haven't got a leg to stand on!" and "Hey Meaty, you're making me so hot!" The shots, unveiled in London this weekend are for Viva!, a vegetarian charity, and highlight livestock as a key cause of global warming. "The startling truth is that animals farmed for meat and dairy are now one of the greatest threats to the planet," says Mills, imploring people to change their diets. "She is not above poking fun at herself to get a serious point across," says Justin Kerswell, campaign manager of the eyebrow-raising images. "She knows they would help get the message across and start a debate."
– Simon Perry
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