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(Yahoo)   You may have wondered why an actor with the storied career and legacy of Robert DeNiro has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately. Well, the answer is that he has to pay all of his ex-wife's expenses, and she has very expensive taste   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-04-19 2:01:45 PM  
Who does he think he is, John Cleese?
 
2021-04-19 2:06:54 PM  
has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.
 
2021-04-19 2:06:59 PM  
Huh. If that's what ex-husbands do, I should get one.
 
2021-04-19 2:09:18 PM  
According to the New York Post, Ms Krauss accused Ms Hightower of spending vast amounts of money, including buying a diamond worth $1.2 million(£870,000) from New York jeweller Kwiat.

But Ms Hightower's lawyer, Kevin McDonough, accused the actor of slashing his monthly payments from $375,000 (£271,000) a month to just $100,000.


What kind of farked up divorce system is this? Nobody should get $375 000/$100 000 per month if she/he is your ex. Even if she/he was the best lay on the freaking planet!

The divorce laws need to be changed. Like yesterday.
 
2021-04-19 2:41:55 PM  

JerseyTim: has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.


Yeah, but it was a crappy movie. Holy crap was that movie tedious and pointless. I would say it is Scorsese's worst movie, overall. He's made some semi-stinkers, but they always felt like he was just screwing around for fun. With "The Irishman", he obviously put a ton of effort into it, and achieved nothing.

What an overrated movie. Just awful.
 
2021-04-19 2:42:27 PM  
Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.
 
2021-04-19 2:42:35 PM  

JerseyTim: has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.


I think they're referring to most of the rest of the decade
 
2021-04-19 2:44:09 PM  
His SNL appearances the last five years or so have been painful.
 
2021-04-19 2:46:15 PM  
So what I'm hearing is that I can ask De Niro to appear in any low budget film I put together and he can't turn it down?
 
2021-04-19 2:47:14 PM  
He had a prenup, what kind of crappy prenup did he agree to?
 
2021-04-19 2:52:11 PM  

thesloppy: Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.


As if there was an abundance of good movies coming out?
 
2021-04-19 2:54:46 PM  
🎵 Its cheaper to keep her 🎶
 
2021-04-19 2:55:38 PM  
There are a whole slew of older actors who seem to do a ton of direct-to-DVD/Streaming/whatever movies. Bruce Willis, John Cusack, DeNiro, Pacino. I think it's called the Nicolas Cage Zone
 
2021-04-19 2:56:18 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: thesloppy: Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.

As if there was an abundance of good movies coming out?


I don't want to go as far as suggesting they are GOOD movies, but I am surprised that neither Marvel or DC have apparently bothered to snag DeNiro, because isn't that the obvious answer?
 
2021-04-19 2:56:42 PM  
I can't even begin to imagine living on only $100K per month.
 
2021-04-19 2:57:03 PM  

lolmao500: According to the New York Post, Ms Krauss accused Ms Hightower of spending vast amounts of money, including buying a diamond worth $1.2 million(£870,000) from New York jeweller Kwiat.

But Ms Hightower's lawyer, Kevin McDonough, accused the actor of slashing his monthly payments from $375,000 (£271,000) a month to just $100,000.

What kind of farked up divorce system is this? Nobody should get $375 000/$100 000 per month if she/he is your ex. Even if she/he was the best lay on the freaking planet!

The divorce laws need to be changed. Like yesterday.


Jesus Christ, if I was deNiro I would have just eaten a bullet instead and try to direct my blood and brains to posthumously spell out "You did this, you biatch" behind me.
 
2021-04-19 2:57:56 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: thesloppy: Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.

As if there was an abundance of good movies coming out?


Not in the last year, obviously. But that doesn't excuse the rest of the time.
 
2021-04-19 2:59:30 PM  

realmolo: JerseyTim: has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.

Yeah, but it was a crappy movie. Holy crap was that movie tedious and pointless. I would say it is Scorsese's worst movie, overall. He's made some semi-stinkers, but they always felt like he was just screwing around for fun. With "The Irishman", he obviously put a ton of effort into it, and achieved nothing.

What an overrated movie. Just awful.


No, it was good.
 
2021-04-19 3:00:01 PM  
Murder would be cheaper.
 
2021-04-19 3:00:17 PM  
With De Niro also facing a $6.4 million tax bill ...

I'd like to know what kind of lousy accountant he has to rack up that kind of bill.
 
2021-04-19 3:01:41 PM  

thesloppy: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: thesloppy: Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.

As if there was an abundance of good movies coming out?

I don't want to go as far as suggesting they are GOOD movies, but I am surprised that neither Marvel or DC have apparently bothered to snag DeNiro, because isn't that the obvious answer?


Yeah. Cate Blanchette, Robert Redford, Forrest Whitaker, etc.
 
2021-04-19 3:01:53 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: His SNL appearances the last five years or so have been painful.


I love (most of) his movies but the man is a block of wood.
 
2021-04-19 3:01:59 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: thesloppy: Stop me if you've heard this before Robert, but there is nothing stopping you from taking high-paying roles in GOOD movies.

As if there was an abundance of good movies coming out?


Were you not entertained by a giant ape beating up a giant lizard?
 
2021-04-19 3:04:04 PM  

realmolo: JerseyTim: has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.

Yeah, but it was a crappy movie. Holy crap was that movie tedious and pointless. I would say it is Scorsese's worst movie, overall. He's made some semi-stinkers, but they always felt like he was just screwing around for fun. With "The Irishman", he obviously put a ton of effort into it, and achieved nothing.

What an overrated movie. Just awful.


but do you feel it insisted upon itself?
 
2021-04-19 3:05:15 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: With De Niro also facing a $6.4 million tax bill ...

I'd like to know what kind of lousy accountant he has to rack up that kind of bill.


He doesn't get a W-2 and have normal withholding.

If a big chunk of residuals come through one year, because of the structure of the contracts, then he's got to pay the taxes on them that year (and realistically, that quarter).
 
2021-04-19 3:10:16 PM  
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Don't ask her to marry you.  DON'T!
 
2021-04-19 3:10:48 PM  
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2021-04-19 3:11:26 PM  
"who filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years of marriage."
"until the terms of the prenuptial agreement the couple negotiated in 2004 takes effect."
Words have meanings.....
 
2021-04-19 3:13:22 PM  

jayphat: "who filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years of marriage."
"until the terms of the prenuptial agreement the couple negotiated in 2004 takes effect."
Words have meanings.....


Lawyers are really bad at math.
 
2021-04-19 3:13:57 PM  
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Homeboy was in this 21 years ago...his shiatty choices aren't a new development.
 
2021-04-19 3:14:58 PM  

lolmao500: According to the New York Post, Ms Krauss accused Ms Hightower of spending vast amounts of money, including buying a diamond worth $1.2 million(£870,000) from New York jeweller Kwiat.

But Ms Hightower's lawyer, Kevin McDonough, accused the actor of slashing his monthly payments from $375,000 (£271,000) a month to just $100,000.

What kind of farked up divorce system is this? Nobody should get $375 000/$100 000 per month if she/he is your ex. Even if she/he was the best lay on the freaking planet!

The divorce laws need to be changed. Like yesterday.


Depends. If you have a spouse you've been married to for 30 years with no employable skills, it makes sense that support would be needed.

The real problem is that the per-month amount is most often tied to a fixed amount rather than a % of income. That's a real problem for actors, given it's usually feast or famine. Dave Foley went through something similar a few years back.
 
2021-04-19 3:16:52 PM  

lolmao500: According to the New York Post, Ms Krauss accused Ms Hightower of spending vast amounts of money, including buying a diamond worth $1.2 million(£870,000) from New York jeweller Kwiat.

But Ms Hightower's lawyer, Kevin McDonough, accused the actor of slashing his monthly payments from $375,000 (£271,000) a month to just $100,000.

What kind of farked up divorce system is this? Nobody should get $375 000/$100 000 per month if she/he is your ex. Even if she/he was the best lay on the freaking planet!

The divorce laws need to be changed. Like yesterday.


I love the justification for it, too.  "Maintaining the lifestyle to which she was accustomed."

Well, *I* was accustomed to farking you inside out on a regular basis.
 
2021-04-19 3:20:59 PM  

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Homeboy was in this 21 years ago...his shiatty choices aren't a new development.


I can honestly see someone his age agreeing to it just because he loved those cartoons as a kid. And what're the expectations of a "good" Rocky & Bullwinkle movie?
 
2021-04-19 3:30:41 PM  
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2021-04-19 3:33:58 PM  
He has a net worth of $500 million. He doesn't have to work if he doesn't want to.
 
2021-04-19 3:35:04 PM  

jayphat: "who filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years of marriage."
"until the terms of the prenuptial agreement the couple negotiated in 2004 takes effect."
Words have meanings.....


The prenup easily could have been signed after the marriage.

Example: Maybe there was no pre-nup when they married. Maybe she subsequently cheated and as part of the "I won't do a fault divorce," he said they could work things out, but now with a pre-nup.  OR, vice versa, and she increased her options in the event of a divorce.
 
2021-04-19 3:47:07 PM  

Miss5280: Huh. If that's what ex-husbands do, I should get one.


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2021-04-19 3:49:50 PM  
I bet, from his research, that he knows a lot of guys who paint houses.
 
2021-04-19 3:52:32 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: His SNL appearances the last five years or so have been painful.


This was one of his best SNL skits
Cold Opening: Homeland Security - Saturday Night Live
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2021-04-19 3:52:45 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: jayphat: "who filed for divorce in 2018 after 21 years of marriage."
"until the terms of the prenuptial agreement the couple negotiated in 2004 takes effect."
Words have meanings.....

The prenup easily could have been signed after the marriage.

Example: Maybe there was no pre-nup when they married. Maybe she subsequently cheated and as part of the "I won't do a fault divorce," he said they could work things out, but now with a pre-nup.  OR, vice versa, and she increased her options in the event of a divorce.


Then it's not a PRE-nuptial, it's a signed agreement after the fact.
 
2021-04-19 4:04:12 PM  
I just imagined that he's done so many good movies that he has nothing left to prove, but enjoys spending money like anyone else.
 
2021-04-19 4:08:02 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: His SNL appearances the last five years or so have been painful.


He can't even be bothered to read cue cards
 
2021-04-19 4:18:09 PM  
Huddersfield-born James Mason, who starred in the original A Star is Born (1945) and North by Northwest (1959), also found he could not pick and choose after he split from Pamela Ostrer and was left having to fund a $1 million settlement in 1962.

I guess that explains why this happened:
James Mason says: Thunderbird Wine Has An Unusual Flavor
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2021-04-19 4:21:14 PM  
If you've been married that long, what the hell is the point of divorce?
 
2021-04-19 4:24:19 PM  
Are you talking to me?
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2021-04-19 4:28:38 PM  

JerseyTim: has done nothing but star in the crappiest movies lately

He was in The Irishman just two years ago. He was nominated for an Oscar.


Further and further from solid proof are the Oscars from "good" movies.  The acting was painful, direction was medium (not rare but not well done either) and the editing non existant in that the Irishman was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo long.

\DeNiro lost on bets, owed someone something...
 
2021-04-19 4:49:30 PM  
The Irishman is not interesting until the last half-hour, in which the movie becomes "What if all the criminals in Scorsese movies that died young lived to old age instead?"


Also, never ever get married.
 
2021-04-19 4:51:54 PM  

AintNoAmoeba: Huddersfield-born James Mason, who starred in the original A Star is Born (1945) and North by Northwest (1959), also found he could not pick and choose after he split from Pamela Ostrer and was left having to fund a $1 million settlement in 1962.

I guess that explains why this happened:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/0xY7mBQr​zXU]


He does deliver his pitch with a bit more aplomb than Orson Welles did with Paul Masson. However, unlike Mason, Welles supposedly did commercials and crappy movies to fund his own film projects rather than to pay alimony or tax bills.
Orson Welles' French Champagne
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2021-04-19 4:59:24 PM  

H31N0US: If you've been married that long, what the hell is the point of divorce?


Sleeping alone in peace and quiet.  Not having to negotiate that last bagel.  Not having to avoid products because of differences in preference.  Not having to sit through the same stories for the umpteenth time.

I could go on like this for hours.  And that's only because I got out at the ten year mark.
 
2021-04-19 5:06:53 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: 🎵 Its cheaper to keep her 🎶


Or refuse to divorce her and fark around until she abandons the money.
 
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