$300 million lawsuit against “Empire”… Kim Richards arrested for shoplifting… Will Smith addresses divorce rumors… Reba McEntire and her husband Narvel Blackstock are separating… and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are calling it quits

A Detroit woman claims she is the real-life Cookie and she wants to get PAID! Sophia Eggleston has filed a $300 million lawsuit against “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels and FOX because, she says, they stole her life story! The now 53-year-old Sophia says she was once a drug kingpin who did time for manslaughter after placing a hit on a man. She wrote all about her life story in a book she called The Hidden Hand. Back in 2011, Sophia claims she traveled to LA to meet with a screenwriter and gave her a copy of her book and that a few months later, she got a call from the screenwriter who said she was going to pitch her story to Lee Daniels. That was the last she heard of it and the next thing she knows, “Empire” is on TV and it’s like she’s watching her life story play out through Cookie Lyon! Sophia told Page Six, “$300 million is a very small price to pay for taking my whole life and stealing it.”

Her ex-husband says surely this is a huge misunderstanding, I thought she hit rock bottom a couple months ago, but Kim Richards continues her downward spiral. Kim was arrested Sunday for shoplifting about $600 worth of stuff from Target! Security nabbed her with a shopping cart full of toys in the parking lot and placed her under citizen’s arrest until police could get there. She’s since been released on $5000 bail.

After RadarOnline.com reported that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith would be announcing their divorce by the end of the summer, Will decided to address it himself on his Facebook page. He said, “Under normal circumstances, I don’t usually respond to foolishness. (Because it’s contagious) But, so many people have extended me their “deepest condolences” that I figured – “What the hell… I can be foolish, too!” So, in the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over-again-ness… Jada and I are…NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!!!!!!!!!!! : -)  I promise you all – if I ever decide to divorce my Queen – I SWEAR I’ll tell you myself! #Dumb People Should Have to Wear Scarlet D’s” Their daughter Willow also spoke out, tweeting, “The media thinks my parents are getting divorced like every second hahaha!”

So sad to see that Reba McEntire and her husband Narvel Blackstock are separating after 26 years of marriage. They released a joint statement yesterday saying that despite the divorce, they will continue to work together. Narvel has been Reba’s manager for 35 years. Interesting side note:  Narvel also manages the career of Blake Shelton, who recently filed for divorce from Miranda Lambert.

What a shock to see that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are calling it quits after 13 years of marriage! But sources behind the scenes say it was a long time coming. Sources say Gwen was suspicious that Gavin was cheating on her when he was out on the road. One tabloid is going so far as to say he cheated with the babysitter!!  The couple had no prenup and since they filed in California, they’ll split everything 50/50. They’re both asking for joint custody of their 3 sons, 9-year-old Kingston, 6-year-old Zuma and 1-year-old Apollo.


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