Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of not paying enough child support

Angelina Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of not paying enough child support in a new court filing, after it was previously reported they are "not even close" to finalising their divorce.

The former couple - who have children Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and nine-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox together - split in 2016, but are still at loggerheads in court over their divorce filing.

Angelina is now alleging her former partner has paid "no meaningful child support" since their split almost two years ago.

Angelina's attorney Samantha Bley DeJean stated in papers filed today that Pitt has a duty to pay child support. As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation.

"Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children's expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for a court order] for the establishment of a retroactive child support order."

But a source with knowledge of the case has claimed the court filing by the 43-year-old Maleficent actress was done in order to get their marriage "dissolved" quickly.

The insider told People magazine: "The filing today was only intended for the marriage to be dissolved, and before everything else can be dissolved, things have to be done by both parties, including financial disclosure and child support.

"The dissolution of the marriage will help everyone move forward and work together - as co-parents, something they're committed to. It's up to the court to come up with a solution good for the kids."

The new court documents come after it was recently reported Angelina and Brad, 53, are "not even close" to settling their divorce.

A source said: "Brad and Angelina are not even close to settling their divorce. They are so hung up on dealing with the custody issues that they haven't even exchanged any financial documents yet, which is routine in divorces and one of the first steps people take in the filing process.

"There will be no settlement or resolution anytime soon. They are kind of at an impasse at this point because the focus has been on custody; nothing else has been hashed out yet."

Both actors are said to be keen to "work out the details of the divorce," but they have been "unable to reach an agreement that they are both happy about".

The tabloid headline generating romance is over.
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Ruby Rose cast as first openly gay superhero lead in TV series, in Batwoman

Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.

Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the network's other DC Comics shows, "Arrow", "The Flash" and "Supergirl."

A stand-alone series about Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is in development for the 2019-20 TV season.

Kane is described as a highly-trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind.

Rose wrote today on Instagram that she's "thrilled and honored" and "an emotional wreck" over the news.

As a young, gay person, she never felt represented on TV.

Rose gained stardom when she was cast in season three of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."

Ruby Rose attends the LA Premiere of "The Meg" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Ruby Rose attends the LA Premiere of "The Meg" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. Source: Associated Press

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Council votes to remove Trump star from Hollywood Walk of Fame

The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking the removal of Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the president's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions."

But the vote isn't likely to get the intended result. The tourist attraction is in neighbouring Los Angeles and it's run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber President Leron Gubler tells the Los Angeles Times the chamber has never removed a star because each is considered part of the walk's "historic fabric."

The council vote came after a man used a pickax to destroy the star last month and was charged with a felony count of vandalism. The star, which has been repaired, recognised Mr Trump for his work on the reality show "The Apprentice."

West Hollywood is a decidedly anti-Trump city. Last spring Mayor John Duran declared it "Stormy Daniels Day" and gave a key to the city to the porn actress who is suing Trump over a confidentiality agreement for an affair she claims they had.

FILE - This July 25, 2018, file photo shows Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions." (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
Donald Trump's vandalized star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Source: Associated Press