|Kim Kardashian Divorce Heats Up|
|By LUCHINA FISHER (@luchina)||Mar 14, 2013, 12:15 PM|
The recent revelation that several scenes in the reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" was faked and re-shot, including Kris Humphries proposal to Kim Kardashian, may not come as surprise to anyone, but it's not clear whether it helps or hurts Kardashian in her divorce battle with Humphries.
While some producers of "unscripted" shows occasionally re-do scenes for various reasons, Life & Style magazine obtained a deposition from "Kardashian" producer Russell Jay who revealed that major sequences -- including Humphries' proposal to Kardashian and her "crying" about a rough spot in their 72-day marriage -- were staged.
Lawyers for Humphries took the deposition as part of the NBA star's fraud lawsuit against Kardashian. Jay reportedly admitted that Kardashian was "completely surprised" by Humphries' proposal in her bedroom, and that she didn't like her impromptu reaction.
According to Jay's deposition, she requested another take, saying, "Can we just like, have me come back in one more time and be, like, really surprised?"
Jay also stated in the deposition that a tear-filled heart-to-heart between Kim and her mom, Kris Jenner, about the difficulty of the new marriage was actually shot after she filed for divorce in 2011.
The magazine quotes Humphries' "pal" as saying, "Kris feels vindicated...This will prove how fake Kim and the show are."
But the deposition could also show that Humphries did indeed propose to Kardashian, even if she recreated the moment for the cameras, and that he clearly agreed to the re-shoot.
Regardless, their divorce drama doesn't appear to be ending any time soon. Kardashian, now pregnant with Kanye West's baby, is expected to provide sworn testimony in a deposition in the case in two weeks.
Of course, this isn't the first Hollywood divorce to make headlines. Click through to check out six more divorces that have gotten memorably ugly:
At the end of last year, "Hustle & Flow" star Terence Howard shared some damning allegations about his estranged wife in divorce documents, according to TMZ, claiming that she was racist, hurled racial epithets at him and once threatened to have him killed by "a lot of Russian friends who would do it as a favor."
TMZ reported that he also claimed Michelle Ghent was abusive and twice attacked him with a bottle.
In February 2012, Howard was ordered to pay Ghent more than $50,000 while they hammered out a long-term agreement.
At the beginning of 2011, Kelsey and Camille Grammer's divorce was shaping up to be a battle of epic proportions with a $100 million fortune built up over 13 years of marriage and no prenup.
But then the erstwhile "Frasier" star and the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member laid down their swords -- she had told radio host Howard Stern that her soon-to-be ex-husband liked to cross-dress, while Kelsey refused to comment -- and agreed to expedite their divorce to allow Grammer to tie the knot quickly with Kayte Walsh, who gave birth to their daughter last year.
They were still working out the final financial details and custody arrangements -- they have two children -- but Kelsey said his biggest parting gift to his ex was agreeing to do the Bravo reality show.
"That was a way of saying, Here's what you always wanted, I'm gone," the Emmy winner told "GMA." "With my grace, go have that famous life you wanted."
To vent after his volatile divorce from Heather Mills, which ended with him writing her a check for $48.7 million, Paul McCartney took to the medium he knows best. In November 2008, he released the scathing song, "Nothing Too Much, Just Out of Sight," featuring the rants, "The last thing you do was to try and betray me/ In new morning light/ I'll never forget it/ And that's just outta sight," and, "And you have money/ And no manners." Ouch.
McCartney married for the third time to New York businesswoman Nancy Shevell in 2011.
It's bad enough finding out about a husband's affair. Having to hear all the gory details divulged in court can be nauseating, especially in the case of Christie Brinkley and Peter Cook. Their July 2008 divorce proceedings featured a torrent of torrid tales, including Cook's tearful admission that he enjoyed oral sex with his then-18-year-old assistant, Diana Bianchi, and had a fondness for masturbating via webcam. No wonder Brinkley told Ladies' Home Journal in July 2009, "I would never get married again." She added, "With what I know, I don't see why anyone would get married."
Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards' years-long back-and-forth made their divorce the subject of countless tabloid headlines, but the faux pas that took the cake came in June 2008, when Richards released a three-year-old, expletive-laced voice message from Sheen. The highlight: a curse-filled rant from Sheen calling his ex-wife -- and the mother of their two daughters, Sam and Lola -- a "f**king c**t" and a "f**king n****r." Sheen, then the star of "Two and a Half Men," followed up by releasing an apology for what he called his "choice of words."
The pair are on better terms now for the sake of their daughters.
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin's divorce drama paled in comparison to the fireworks set off during the custody battle over their daughter, Ireland. In the sixth year of the drawn-out fight, Baldwin called the then-11-year-old Ireland for a court-approved chat, but got her voicemail. He wasn't happy. "You are a rude, thoughtless little pig," Baldwin said in the message leaked on TMZ.com in April 2007. "You have humiliated me for the last time." Baldwin apologized in statement but alleged that Basinger leaked the tape. She refuted his claim, and Baldwin temporarily lost visitation rights.
These days, Baldwin appears transformed. He married 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas last June and they are expecting their first child -- a girl.