Madonna Settles Divorce, SAG Gets Super Serious and Other Tidbits


Madonna no longer “hung up” on Richie: Madonna finally settled her divorce with Guy Ritchie yesterday, paying him a dainty little sum of $76 million, which included their country home in England and a pub in London. Was their entire marriage just a way for him to get funding for Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels:2? [AP]

SAG saga continues, famous people jump on board: A slew of well-known actors got together Monday after signing a petition against strike authorization in the ever-evolving SAG situation. George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey and Charlize Theron joined 150 actors who don’t buy the top brass’s claims that the authorization would get the guild leverage for wanted contracts. Initiate Golden Globes Deathwatch. [THR]

School, interrupted: Remember that movie where Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder play crazies? In New York, Girl, Interrupted, the book, was being used as a text for a high school psych class, but staff members reportedly pulled out pages mentioning oral sex. Censorship’s cute and all, but we think high-schoolers can handle some head. [Newsday]

Househusbands are the new black: Forget The Real Housewives of [Insert City Here]. FOX has ordered nine hours of a new series that will follow the lives of a group of stay-at-home dads of “successful L.A. women,” including Vanessa from The Cosby Show. Kudos for trying something new, but as far as we’re concerned, the network will never be able to trump this reality TV moment. [THR]

Zach Galifianakis/Jon Hamm sandwich: In this hard-hitting interview with our favorite comedian, the Mad Men actor confirms that he likes Web sites, his middle name isn’t “honeybaked” and his TV show isn’t about people who are in their ’60s. Watch out Barbara Walters. [Goldenfiddle]