Moore mystery and silence: As speculation mounts over the state of tabloid-tainted Ashton Kutcher's marriage, wife Demi Moore has reportedly consulted with a divorce lawyer.
The embattled Two And A Half Men star, 33, has been the subject of tabloid claims that he allegedly cheated on Moore, 48, with Sara Leal, a 23-year-old party girl, on the weekend of his sixth wedding anniversary in San Diego last month.
And now a fresh report claims that a "humiliated" Moore has consulted a lawyer about ending their marriage, and splitting up their estimated $290 million fortune.
Britain's Daily Mail reports that Moore has dialled D for divorce after last-ditch attempts to save their marriage failed.
An "entertainment industry insider" spouts:
"Miss Moore has been totally humiliated. On Friday she consulted a lawyer about getting a divorce.
The discussion included her living arrangements and how a divorce would impact her assets.
"She is worth $150-million and Kutcher is also worth close to that. This is a huge and very tough decision for Miss Moore to take but her trust has been shattered."
The insider adds: "She desperately wanted to save their marriage. But the Sara Leal story was a hard one for Kutcher to deny because it was backed up by the seedy photos of him partying."
The Mail also reports that Moore agreed to attend Kabbalah marriage counselling sessions with Kutcher.
"But it hasn't worked," adds the source. "She is done with him."
Really? Hold on just one cotton-picking minute...
Show of solidarity
Moore and Kutcher's actions might speak louder than words.
As rumours of a looming divorce run rampant, the couple - both wearing wedding rings - was snapped together at the Kabbalah Centre in Los Angeles on Friday night.
People reports the pair, in line with custom, sat on opposite ends of the aisle. Post-service, Kutcher greeted his wife with a hug, and walked out with their arms wrapped around each other's waists.
Two days later, Star magazine (via Radar Online) reports that Moore and Kutcher headed into the woods in a "last ditch attempt to resurrect a faltering union".
An amateur snapper captured the couple during a "campfire heart-to-heart" at Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday.
Not surprisingly, the snapper's presence was not welcome.
"Please don't take photos of me or my family. Please don't expose this," a "gaunt and tired" Moore reportedly told the snoop.
"Demi was screaming," said an eyewitness. "Once she knew she had been photographed, she whistled at Ashton and gestured for him to hurry into the tent."
Speculation over their marriage first surfaced after Moore tweeted a cryptic message to her followers.
On September 23, Moore shared a quote from Greek philosopher Epictetus, writing, "When we are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself & study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger."
A telling tweet?
Kutcher later appeared to respond to the tabloid reports by tweeting: "When you ASSUME to know that which you know nothing of you make an ASS out of U and ME." He'd previously linked to Public Enemy's Don't Believe the Hype.
The couple - who married in 2005 - has shot down previous rumours that their marriage was in trouble. The source of the reports? Star magazine.
So do we believe the hype and surmise that Moore and Kutcher are really over? The jury's out on that one. They may yet issue a statement to clarify that their union is still very much intact. But given their radio silence to date...
Stay tuned for updates...
Tom Cruise, twinkle toes
Don't challenge pint-sized actor and occasional sofa-jumper Tom Cruise to a dance-off - chances are he'll wipe the floor with your sorry moves.
Cruise, 49, wife Katie Holmes and their five-year-old daughter Suri recently attended the nuptials of David Ellison, the executive producer of Cruise's upcoming film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
The Hollywood star was challenged to a dance-off by one of the wedding guests, and to everyone's amazement, he accepted. Rising to the challenge, Cruise slicked back his hair and busted out "The Worm" (the dance move - minds out of the gutter, please) to the tune of Maroon 5's Move Like Jagger.
Of course, Cruise is no stranger to getting down. He's already busted some serious moves in Risky Business and as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder.
A source told New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Suri went to bed before the reception, and then Tom had a dance-off with a few of the guys in the wedding party."
Embarrassing dad dancing? And then some...
Check out Cruise letting rip below:
More legal woes for Lohan
Lindsay Lohan learns there's no such thing as a free ride, but scores herself a free lunch.
The embattled starlet has been hit with a fresh lawsuit for allegedly not paying a $90,000 limousine bill, according to a report.
Elite Transportation Limo and Security Services claim that LiLo, 25, regularly used them over a three month period in 2009 - frequently at a rate that reached a whopping $6000 an hour - and racked up a $33,978 bill that was never paid. Late charges and other penalties have increased the amount to $90,000.
Lohan's response: Eh, what lawsuit?
"Lindsay has not been served with any lawsuit, and we cannot comment on a lawsuit we have not yet seen," a rep for the starlet told E! Online.
Meanwhile, a cash-strapped Lohan has got herself a set of hot wheels. A shiny brand new Porsche Panamera, worth $80,000, according to RadarOnline.
Lohan, who claimed in July that she was that financially-strapped she couldn't start her court-mandated therapy sessions, fell in love with the Porsche after a bout of car envy.
Radar reports that Lohan had clapped eyes on her neighbour and former-gal pal Samantha Ronson's set of luxury wheels, which came from the same dealer. She had to have one, too, obviously.
Nail-gate 2: This time it's personal
And then, someone shouted poor Lohan to lunch ... with a side of fake fingernail.
Holy moly, if it isn't that F-bombing nail that's come back to haunt her.
Let's leave LiLo to chew over that one.
Roll call: Here come the links...
* When she's not Lady BaaBaa (gifting British chat show host Jonathan Ross with a ram), Gaga's holed up in her plush London hotel room, pining for a sighting of the Royal Family in their nearby palace, reports the The Sun. Armed with her high-tech binoculars, the singer "hopes she'll eventually get to see Her Majesty walking the corgis in the garden". Or, if she's being really honest, cop an eyeful of Wills doing the vacuuming in his undies.
* Jennifer Hudson was a no-show at the Michael Jackson tribute concert on Saturday night in Wales. She blames "major production issues". Snitches say J-Hudson's camp claim the singer was not given enough time to go over and rehearse the music she was expected to perform. But will she return the rumoured six-figure paycheck?
* Hugh Jackman is officially HUGE. His latest bot-battling flick has taken the US Box Office by storm, beating the pants off George Clooney's political thriller The Ides of March. Scored an invite to Clooney's Lake Como pad in Italy? Prepare to get naked.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to his hometown of Thal, Austria last week to attend the inauguration of a museum dedicated to his life. Items on display include his first barbell, photos from his early life and a bronze statue commissioned by Arnie himself. Needless to say, Arnie couldn't resist having a little feel. Nice buns, baby.
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