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Douglas’ ex wants to cash in on ‘Wall Street 2’

Ten years after parting ways, actor Michael Douglas and ex-wife Diandra Douglas are back in court to battle it out over his latest earnings.
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Ten years after parting ways, actor Michael Douglas and ex-wife Diandra Douglas are back in court to battle it out over his latest earnings.

The 65-year-old star was said to have paid his former spouse a hefty $45 million, per the terms of their 2000 settlement, but according to a report in the New York Post, his current good fortune could add even more money to the old divorce deal.

It all comes down to actor’s decision to bring Gordon “Greed is good” Gekko back to the big screen in the upcoming “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Diandra Douglas’ legal eagles claim the original settlement not only awarded their client a financial share from the films her ex-husband made while they were together, but also any future spin-offs.

Now the question is whether or not the new take on “Wall Street” really is a spin-off. It should come as no surprise to learn Michael Douglas doesn’t think so. Arguing before a judge last week, his attorney insisted the movie is sequel, not a spin-off.

"They're not the same thing," lawyer Marilyn Chinitz said in a quote published in the Post.

Gosselin’s kids think his huge tattoo is ‘cool’ A giant dragon now occupying roughly half of Jon Gosselin’s back is a hit with the kids, or so says the former reality-TV dad.

In an interview with Radar Online, the former Ed Hardy enthusiast revealed the meaning behind his new tattoo, as well as the “Plus 8’s” reaction.

“I have planned this tattoo for years now,” Gosselin explained. “I wanted something that resembled a rebirth or a change in me.”

Well, no one can deny the man has changed a lot over the years. At least the ink marks one change the kids enjoy.

“They love it and think it’s cool!” Gosselin boasted.

Jason Bateman denies getting booedDespite reports that claimed Jason Bateman received a round of boos after being escorted to the front of an iPhone frenzy line last week, the “Couples Retreat” star has denied it.

“There wasn't one boo,” Bateman announced to his Twitter followers. “Not one hiss. The Apple guy brought me in away from the paparazzi. Period. I was content in line. I wish I'd stayed.”

Maybe the actor just couldn’t hear the commotion coming from the end of the reported 2,000-person line.

After all, one source told Us Weekly, "Everyone literally started booing and hissing!"

Dish on the fly If gay heartthrobs want to keep their teen-idol status, they should stay in the closet, according to comedian Joan Rivers. "It’s part of the game. If you're going to be a romantic idol and try to get every teenage girl to love you, then you'd be an a-- to come out and say you're gay," Rivers told The Advocate. “Ricky Martin was so smart. He did what he did, made his millions and then he said, ‘Guess what, everybody? I'm gay.’ ... It didn't matter anymore because he didn't have to bring in 16-year-old girls.” … Did Katy Perry and Russell Brand get married before their official big day? In separate slips, the pair hinted that they’re already man and wife. First Brand referred to Perry as his wife during an interview with OK! magazine, and then Perry followed it up with an even bigger flub. When asked about her future (or possibly current) hubby by U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, she replied, “Life's never dull with him — that's why I married him!” before catching herself.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines. Follow @ReeHines on Twitter to gab about the latest gossip.