Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and her billionaire boyfriend James Packer may not have a prenuptial agreement when they are married, a source has claimed.
A source close to the R&B star says that “it seems like she has convinced him that there is really no need to even have one to begin with,” reports radaronline.com.
Should this be true, it could be considered a stunning decision taken by the Australian businessman. While the 45-year-old singer’s fortune is estimated to be at $520 million, her 48-year-old fiance is reportedly worth $4.7 billion.
But Carey has reportedly told him “that she really doesn’t need his money because she has plenty of her own.”
The source adds: “James said he did not want to upset Mariah by focusing on the whole prenup thing because she would like to think that they will be together forever. Bringing up such a minor issue would just take the romance out of the equation.”
James proposed to Mariah with a 35-carat diamond ring in New York on January 21 during a private dinner attended by her close friends.
They recently rented a luxury home outside L.A. at a little less than $250,000 per month.
While the wedding date has not been revealed yet, she has reportedly planned a lavish wedding on Australia’s Hayman Island.
Rihanna officially releases ‘Anti’ following leak
After subscription-based music streaming service Tidal accidentally leaked singer Rihanna’s new album “Anti” on Wednesday, the “Umbrella” hitmaker’s eighth studio effort was officially made available for purchase and streaming.
The long-awaited album features 13 tracks including the just-released collaboration with rapper Drake called “Work”, “Consideration” featuring singer SZA and “Kiss It Better” that previously leaked.
The Weeknd, Travis Scott (II), PARTYNEXTDOOR, Timbaland, Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard and James Fauntleroy are among other names credited on the follow-up to 2012’s “Unapologetic”.
“Anti” was supported by Samsung, with which Rihanna has signed a $25 million deal.
Fans with Samsung mobile devices who had interacted with the “Anti Diary” are receiving codes to download the album free on Tidal.
Rob Kardashian better than Tyga: Blac Chyna
Model Blac Chyna, who is rumoured to have a romantic relationship with reality TV personality Rob Kardashian, reportedly compared Rob’s skills in bed to her former husband and rapper Tyga. She claimed that the former was better than the latter.
According to HollywoodLife.com’s source, Chyna wanted people to know how great her and Rob’s sex life was, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Blac Chyna is totally playing to Rob’s ego, she’s been telling him that he’s better in bed than Tyga. He hasn’t had this much attention from a woman in a long time, she’s got him sprung,” the insider said.
The source speculated that Chyna did this to get back at her longtime enemy rality TV personality Kylie Jenner, whom she accused of stealing the rapper from her.
“A lot of people are convinced she’s just playing him and it’s all just about getting back at Kylie, but it definitely is doing Rob good in the short-term,” the insider continued.
Blac spread the dating rumour on January 25, the same day Tyga shared that he wanted to marry Kylie.
She posted a sweet Instagram photograph which featured herself embraced by Rob.
Sheen hires new lawyer for legal battle?
Actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly sacked his former lawyer Robert Brandt and employed Mark Vincent Kaplan to defend him in a legal battle with ex-wife Denise Richards.
The “Anger Management” star is being sued by his ex-wife, who claims he evicted her and their daughters, Sam, 11, and Lola, 10, from their home and also sent aggressive text messages to their younger daughter.
And Sheen has now hired a new lawyer to help him do battle in the courtroom, following a “breakdown” in the relationship he had with his previous family attorney Robert Brandt, a source has revealed, reports radaronline.com.
“There was a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship between Charlie and Robert Brandt. Mark Kaplan was recommended, and Charlie hired him,” the source said.
The move comes after another of Sheen’s lawyers, Martin Singer, slammed Denise for being “greedy”.
“I’ve been representing Charlie for more than 20 years. Patty (Glaser, Richards’ lawyer) is just the latest in a long string of lawyers who Denise has hired to squeeze as much money as she can out of Charlie. This motion has nothing do with their children. Denise is simply being greedy,” he said.
“She isn’t satisfied receiving $55,000 per month tax free – more than what 99% of the people in the world make. Now, she’s asking Charlie to pay her more money so she can buy a second home because one $7 million home isn’t enough for her.”
The lawyer spoke out after Richards’ attorney, Patty Glaser, said the actress had sought to take action to protect her kids from their father’s “erratic lifestyle”.
‘Kingsman 2’ will go international: Taron Egerton
Actor Taron Egerton says “Kingsman: The Secret Service 2” would feature an “international story,” unlike the first one which was shot entirely in Britain.
While promoting his new film “Eddie the Eagle” with actor Hugh Jackman, Egerton shared a little bit about the “Kingsman” sequel.
He said that the movie would start filming in summer and it would introduce a new villain that would face off against actor Samuel L. Jackson’s character. He also added that the script was ready.
“With ‘Kingsman’, we’re shooting in the summer at present. There’s a script, it’s brilliant,” Egerton said.
He also said that the sequel would go international and his character would probably embark on a globe-trotting adventure.
“Obviously there’s only so much I can say but what I can say is that we shot (the first) one all in the U.K., that won’t be the case with the next one.
“It’s a far more international story, we’re going to some incredible places, and we have a villain to rival Samuel L. Jackson – this new one is so brilliantly written I wish I could play it. It’s amazing,” he said.
Egerton and Jackson will reprise their roles as Gary “Eggsy” Unwin and Valentine respectively.
There is no detail yet on whether Colin Firth will be back to reprise his role as Harry Hart.
Directed by Matthew Vaugn, “Kingsman 2” will release in North America next year.
Rejection was hard to cope with: Ariel Winter
“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter struggled with rejection when she started in the acting industry at the tender age of four. She says it was “hard to cope with”.
Winter who is now 18, started in the business when she was just four years old, landing the lead in an advert for brand Cool Whip.
While she has found success in recent years thanks to her role in “Modern Family”, she says it wasn’t always so easy.
“I was put in the industry when I was four. I love what I do, but I don’t know if it’s a choice I would have made on my own.
“People criticise you at an extremely young age. There’s a lot of rejection. I heard no thousands of times. That was hard to cope with,” she told people.com.
She has also suffered a difficult personal life, with her sister Shanelle Gray taking over her guardianship from their mother Christoula Workman in 2014.
She then applied to become an emancipated minor in May last year.
While her application was successful, the 18-year-old still chooses to live with Shanelle, her husband David and their children – a situation the actress thoroughly enjoys.
She said: “I have a great support system now. They’ve been so amazing and supportive.
I love living with my sister.
“She’s my best friend, and I love her husband and their babies. My nieces are my entire life. I’ve found a happy situation for me. So there is not really a reason for me to leave until they kick me out!”
Lindsay Lohan hits out at mother
Actress Lindsay Lohan is “done” with her mother.
The “Mean Girls” star blasted her mother Dina on Instagram for not being there for her and suggested she no longer wants anything to do with her, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
In a now-deleted post on the photo-sharing site, the 29-year-old actor uploaded a Bitmoji (personal emoji) cartoon of herself dropping her phone on the floor next to the words “We’re done”.
She captioned the photograph: “@dinalohan… Sometimes it sucks when your mom isn’t there for you.(sic)”
Last year, Lindsay — who is estranged from her father, Michael Lohan — reportedly threatened to call the police on her 53-year-old mother for selling her belongings.
Dina reportedly sold possessions of her daughter’s, including clothing, furniture, and artwork, on the internet and directly to friends without her permission.
Lindsay moved the items — which she claims are worth millions — into her mother’s garage while filming her docuseries for Oprah Winfrey and Dina believes that, as they are in her home, they are hers to sell.
The “Machete” actress was said to have desperately contacted friends in Los Angeles to pick up the rest of her belongings before they were sold, but threatened to call law enforcement if that didn’t work.