Talk about a big payout! Braunwyn Windham-Burke is set to receive $11,000 per month from her estranged husband, Sean Burke, in child support and spousal support, according to legal documents obtained by Page Six on Aug. 1. (Court papers reveal that $6,000 will go toward child support and $5,000 will go toward spousal support.) Sean and Braunwyn share four minor children and three children who are now young adults. The former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star came out as a lesbian in December 2020 and filed for divorce in the fall of 2022. In mid-July 2023, the reality TV alum got engaged to girlfriend Jennifer Spinner.
Braunwyn has argued that the support from Sean is necessary because she doesn't really know much about finances. She once said in legal documents that she relied on Sean "to make all financial decisions for 23 years" and was "effectively kept in the dark regarding the true extent of our business interests and assets." Sean, who works for Economic Transformation Strategies, was ordered to begin the payments within a week of the July 26 decision.
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Stephen Amell is not exactly standing with his colleagues, who have been on strike for nearly three weeks. Over the weekend of July 29, the "Arrow" star was asked about the strike while appearing at GalaxyCon in North Carolina. "I support my union, I do, and I stand with them," he said. "I do not support striking. I don't." The fact that Stephen was at the convention at all is a gray area considering SAG-AFTRA mebers are prohibited from appearances "on behalf of or to promote companies we are striking against." In a roundabout way, Stephen was promoting his Starz show "Heels."
"I think that it is a reductive negotiating tactic, and I find the entire thing incredibly frustrating," he said of the strike. "And I think that the thinking as it pertains to shows like the show that I'm on that premiered last night, I think it's myopic."
A few days later, he took to Instagram to backpedal on his controversial comments, sharing a lengthy statement clarifying what he "actually said" so that "there is no misunderstanding."
Keep on truckin'
She's in her generous era. Taylor Swift recently thanked the production truck drivers who've been hauling her "The Eras Tour" gear across the country for the past six months by gifting them each $100K bonuses. According to TMZ, the "Cruel Summer" singer handed out the checks last week, just before her show in Santa Clara, California. There are around 50 truckers working on her U.S. tour, which means the pop star shelled out about $5M total.
Michael Scherkenbach, founder and CEO of Denver-based Shomotion trucking company — one of two transportation companies used by the tour — told CNN, "The typical amount [of a bonus] is $5,000 to $10,000 each. So this large amount is unbelievable," adding that $100K is a "life-changing" amount of money for the truckers that could be a down payment on a house or college tuition for their kids. "These men and women, they live on the road. They sleep during the day and work all night. It's a grueling task. They leave their families, young children for weeks. For Taylor's tour, they've been away from home for 24 weeks."
TMZ reported that Taylor also gave "very generous" bonus checks to band members, dancers, lighting and sound technicians, caterers and others working on her concert trek. The U.S. leg of the tour comes to a close on Aug. 9 after Taylor's six-show run at Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium, though she's already scheduled a second leg of the tour for the fall of 2024.
Although her partnership with Bud Light negatively affected the beer brand's bottom line, Dylan Mulvaney is cashing in on the fiasco. The controversy-sparking trans influencer is charging $40K per speaking engagement, The College Fix reported on July 27. Just last year, her fee was $26,250. Controversy pays!
Earlier this year, Dylan and Anheuser-Busch teamed up for a March Madness campaign — Bud Light even put her face on a special can. That was enough to cause outrage among conservatives, some of whom boycotted the brand. Amid the outrage, Dylan said she didn't feel "safe" in America and temporarily fled to Peru. She also publicly lashed out at the way Bud Light treated her amid the drama: "For a company to hire a trans person and then not publicly stand by them is worse, in my opinion, than not hiring a trans person at all, because it gives customers permission to be as transphobic and hateful as they want," she said on June 29, adding that she was left with "a loneliness that I wouldn't wish on anyone."
According to reports, Anheuser-Busch has lost $27 billion in market cap value since the partnership went sideways.
Friends and colleagues are remembering Angus Cloud as "one of the realest dudes in the business" who will be "deeply missed." The actor, 25, was found dead in his family's home in Oakland, California, on July 31. His mother called 911 and indicated that her son did not have a pulse while reporting a "possible overdose." He was eventually pronounced dead on the scene. Drake paid tribute to Angus on Instagram, calling the "Euphoria" actor a "good soul." Kerry Washington penned, "You will be deeply missed. Rest in Power." Rachel Zegler said, "Please remember how loved you are. This world is so quick to make you feel otherwise. There are reasons to stick around and this world needs you. Oh, Angus. We celebrate you."
Zendaya, Angus's "Euphoria" co-star, also shared a loving tribute to her friend on Instagram, writing, "Words are not enough to describe the infinite beauty that is Angus (Conor). I'm so grateful I got the chance to know him in this life, to call him a brother, to see his warm kind eyes and bright smile, or hear his infectious cackle of a laugh (I'm smiling now just thinking of it) I know people use this expression often when talking about folks they love… 'they could light up any room they entered' but boy let me tell you, he was the best at it. I'd like to remember him that way. For all of the boundless light, love and joy he always managed to give us. I'll cherish every moment. My heart is with his mother and family at this time and please be kind and patient as grief looks different for everyone."
Bebe Rexha has confirmed that she and her boyfriend of three years, Keyan Safyari, recently split. During a July 28 concert in London, the singer asked the audience to "help" her sing her song "Atmosphere" — a breakup anthem. "I just went through a breakup so I might get a little emotional," the Grammy nominee said, according to E! News. A few days later, she said she was looking for a "new boyfriend."
Bebe first hinted at the breakup on July 16 when she shared a screenshot of a text message Keyan allegedly sent her in which he said that he loved her but wanted to be honest about recent changes to her figure. "Would you rather I lied to you? You gained 35 pounds obviously you gained weight and your face changes? Should I just pretend it didn't happen and that it's ok? Come on I gain 3 pounds and you call me chubbs and fat. Doesn't mean you don't love me," Keyan allegedly texted. He then wondered if Bebe was "finding reasons" to end their relationship. "Don't use something like that to weaponize your anger or anxiety or any insecurity you may have," he wrote. "You know I have always found you to be beautiful and loved you no matter what."
"Real" reason for divorce
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" was a factor — a large factor — in the collapse of Dr. Paul Nassif and Adrienne Maloof's 10-year marriage. "I don't think I'd ever do something like that again, especially if [you] look at my background with this," the "Botched" doctor told E! News on July 30. "I think being on a reality show, it did speed up our demise and divorce. I think it was going to happen anyway, eventually."
Paul appeared on the first three seasons of the Bravo show with his then-wife. Paul and Adrienne, who share three children, divorced in 2012. Still, they speak often and have an amicable relationship. "I've talked to her at least probably five, six times a week," he said, adding that it's "a good thing" for the children they share. Paul has since remarried: He and Brittany Pattakos tied the knot in 2019. They welcomed daughter Paulina in 2020.