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Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law pleads guilty to hacking celebrity chef’s computer

BY EMILY PENNINK 
  • 09:42, 11 APR 2017

Gordon Ramsay‘s father-in-law today pleaded guilty to hacking the celebrity chef’s computer.

Christopher Hutcheson, 68, admitted the offence at the Old Bailey.

Hutcheson Snr, who is now estranged from the foul-mouthed TV favourite, and his son and daughter, ran Ramsay’s business empire for 12 years alongside the firebrand chef as a “committee of two” until October 2010.

A legal settlement two years later cost Ramsay £2million to cut all professional ties with his father-in-law.

Hutcheson Snr was charged under Operation Tuletta with conspiring to cause a computer to access programs and data without authority.

Three of his children – Adam Hutcheson, 46, Orlanda Butland, 45, and Chris Hutcheson Jnr, 37 – also faced the same charge.

They appeared at the Old Bailey before Judge Gerald Gordon and spoke to confirm their identities.

The defendants pleaded guilty apart from Ms Butland, who denied the charge.

The prosecution accepted the pleas and offered no evidence in relation to Ms Butland.

Hutcheson Snr is the father of Ramsay’s wife, Tana.

The charges relate to an alleged plot to hack the computer system at Gordon Ramsay Holdings Ltd between October 23, 2010 and March 31, 2011.

The defendants, Butland, of Wycombe Place, Earlsfield, south-west London, Hutcheson Snr, who has a home in Druillat, France, but gave the same address as his daughter, Hutcheson Jnr, of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, and Adam Hutcheson, of Sevenoaks, Kent, were on bail.

The judge agreed to the preparation of pre-sentence reports and said all sentencing options were open. He adjourned sentencing to June 2.

Full Read – http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/gordon-ramsays-father-law-arrives-10200050

Danny Devito & Rhea Perlman’s $140 Million Split

Four years after the couple’s last breakup, Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman have decided to call it quits for good.

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia star Danny Devito and his Cheers legend wife, Rhea Perlman have split up once again. Friends of the couple told Radar Online that “this time it looks like the end.”

It was only a month ago that Rhea Perlman was boasting about Devito, calling him her “hubby” on Twitter, but the two have apparently been living separate lives. Devito and Perlman have been married for 34 years. They are currently in the midst of discussing a $140 million divorce.

Danny and Rhea have three grown children together: Daniel, 29, Grace, 31, and Lucy, 33. According to sources, the pair has broken up and gotten back together many times before ultimately deciding on divorce.
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3751969/celebrity-divorce-shocker-danny-devito-rhea-perlman-140-million-split-famous-relationships-news/#ZQp8RhQYoH3rrHa5.99

Appellate Court Rules Mel Gibson’s Ex-Wife Violated Confidentiality Agreement

by | 5:58 pm, August 12th, 2016

On Tuesday, California’s 2nd Appellate District ruled (PDF) on a celebrity case that had been out of the public eye for a while:Mel Gibson’s disputes with his ex-wife, Oksana Grigorieva. The case is technically titled ““M.G. v. O.G.,” but the numerous details in the order make it perfectly clear who’s involved. The court affirmed a previous ruling in Gibson’s favor to the effect that that Grigorieva violated the terms of an out of court settlement between the two by addressing her domestic abuse allegations against Gibson.

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You may recall that in 2010, Grigorieva recorded her phone conversations with a disturbingly unhinged Gibson, including one (embedded above) where he threatened to kill her, saying “I’ll put you in a f—ing rose garden you c–t! You understand that? Because I’m capable of it. You understand that?” If he had much of a career left, that changed. Grigorieva sued Gibson in separate cases (one for paternity of their child, one for battery and defamation), and according to the appellate ruling, here’s how those were resolved:

At the same time, the parties entered into a separate settlement agreement to resolve O.G.’s civil claims, pursuant to which M.G. agreed to pay O.G. a total of $750,000 in three equal installments spread over the course of five years. As part of the settlement agreement, O.G. agreed to keep confidential “any and all information and facts related to the asserted claims and events underlying this Agreement.” The agreement specified that a breach of the confidentiality obligation would result in O.G.’s forfeiture of all outstanding installments of the $750,000 settlement payment.

From there, nothing really happened until Grigorieva appeared on The Howard Stern Show on May 21, 2013:


Howard Stern – Oksana Grigorieva – 5/21/13 by MrBenjyBronk

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While Grigorieva never outright said in the interview that Gibson physically abused her, in the context of the interview, it’s clear that she’s giving credence to Stern’s statements about Gibson hitting her. That’s where Gibson objected, and that’s why the appellate court agreed with Gibson. From the ruling:

Full Article – http://lawnewz.com/high-profile/appellate-court-rules-mel-gibsons-ex-wife-violated-confidentiality-agreement/

Drew Barrymore officially files for divorce from Will Kopleman

Drew Barrymore has officially filed for divorce from Will Kopleman.

The 41-year-old actress reportedly filed official papers in a Manhattan court in New York on Friday (07.15.16), three months after announcing the end of their four-year marriage.

The divorce documents describe Barrymore’s petition as “uncontested”, according to the New York Daily News newspaper.

Barrymore and art consultant Kopelman, who wed in June 2012, have two daughters together – Olive, three, and Frankie, two – and said when they announced their split that their girls were their “first priority”.

Since then, Barrymore, who has been married twice before, and her estranged husband have divided their time between New York and Los Angeles in a bid to share parenting responsibilities.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the Hollywood star is set to become a talk show host.

The ‘Miss You Already’ actress is reportedly in talks about being at the helm of her own chat show in a joint deal with Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production company.

Despite her marriage troubles, Barrymore previously revealed the “strength” and joy she takes from being with her children.

When asked what makes her happy, she shared: “Just strength. Now that I’m a mom, and I know that it harkens back to the girls, aside from that, it really is girl power, badass. It is strength, clarity, conviction, health and focus …

“It’s funny, because there are times in my life that I am so loosey-goosey, so hedonistic, and it is so just ‘hippy-dippy,’ but right now I feel this great backbone is, ‘One foot in front of the other,’ which is sort of my attitude right now. That is anything but loosey-goosey – that if you don’t stay in a straight line, you are going to get into trouble.”

Sourced From – http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6770467-drew-barrymore-officially-files-for-divorce-from-will-kopleman/