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Dennis Hopper’s Daughter Caught In Estate Battle

An ugly battle is brewing over Dennis Hopper‘s estate, and an unintended victim could be his 7-year-old daughter Galen, TMZ reports.

Prior to Hopper’s death last month after battling prostate cancer, he and his fifth wife Victoria Duffy were in the midst of a bitter divorce. In his final months, Hopper had been ordered to pay $12,000 a month – $8,000 per month in spousal, and $4000 per month in child support – to his estranged wife. Further, Victoria and Galen were living on the family compound in Venice, Calif.

Weeks after Hopper’s death, the trustees are now fighting to get Victoria and Galen off the property as soon as possible.

As for dividing up the estate, Hopper reportedly drafted an amendment to his estate plan back in March, in which he effectively tried to cut down Galen’s share from 40% to 25%. Under California law, however, the amendment may not be valid since changes to an estate plan are severely restricted when a divorce is pending.

In the meantime Victoria believes she’s entitled to 25% of Hopper’s estate, while the trustees believe she should receive nothing.

Filed under: Dennis Hopper

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Michael Jackson’s Kids A Year Later: They Are Normal & Happy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Michael Jackson’s death. As the world prepares to memorialize the King of Pop on June 25, his loved ones are still sorting through their grief. “It just shook up the family,” his brother Tito tells In Touch.

Like Tito, brother Marlon says that Michael is always on his mind. The family has gone to great lengths to allow Michael’s three children, Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, to grieve on their own time. Despite much talk that Janet might take over custody of the kids, Tito says this is false, but “Janet will do anything that she feels is necessary for her niece and nephews.” For now, the children will stay with their mother Katherine, with everyone pitching in.

Both uncles describe them as normal, happy kids. “Prince likes electronics. He can hook up about anything. He also likes karate,” says Marlon. And all of the kids are musically talented. “I truly believe that God blessed this family with the gift of music to make people happy all over the world. If they want to become performers, that’s fine with me and my mom, but they also have to get an education,” Marlon adds.

Filed under: Blanket Jackson,Paris Jackson,Prince Michael Joseph Jackson Jr.

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Giveaway: Lisa Jordan Designs ($300 Charm)!

If you are searching for the perfect “push present” or chic gift for a new mother-to-be, look no further. Lisa Goldman, owner and designer of Lisa Jordan Designs is proud to launch an upscale jewelry line specifically designed for moms and proud families. The line features fresh, original designs of little boy and girl charms with the highest standards of excellence and craftsmanship.

Goldman is intimately involved in the creation of every piece, starting with selection of the stones and materials to overseeing the manufacturing process. Selections include different stones and backgrounds including different color enamel, 14 K gold pieces as well as diamonds. Lisa Jordan charms combine fashion with premium quality.

“Adding to the personality of the design, the Lisa Jordan collection celebrates individuality by offering multiple wearing styles,” Goldman says. “From colorful wrist cords to multi functional clasps for any chain, the collection invites versatility and creativity.”

Lisa Jordan Designs were recently featured in Hamptons magazine and spotted on the wrist of none other than celeb mom, Tori Spelling.

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Jennifer Gareis Welcomes A Son!

Congratulations to new parents Jennifer Gareis and Bobby Ghassemieh on the birth of their son!

A rep for the 39-year-old actress, who plays Donna Logan on the long-running CBS soap The Bold and the Beautiful, confirmed the happy news to Soap Opera Digest, saying “Mommy and baby are both happy and healthy.”

The baby boy arrived on June 11 at 7:33pm, weighing 9lbs, 8oz and measuring 22 inches long. No word just yet on what the couple have named their new arrival.

Filed under: Births,Jennifer Gareis

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Jennifer Garner Smooches Her Sweetie

Adoring mom Jennifer Garner had kisses for her daughter Violet, 4, after picking up her pretty preschooler from class in Santa Monica, California yesterday (June 16).

The 38-year-old Valentine’s Day star and her husband Ben Affleck are also parents to daughter Seraphina Rose, 1.

Filed under: Jennifer Garner,Violet Affleck

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