Michael Douglas’ ex throws shade at Catherine Zeta Jones; wife says Robin Williams had Parkinson’s; Chris Brown progress report

08/14/2014 4:09 PM

08/14/2014 4:10 PM

Amicable divorce? So not. Michael Douglas’ ex Diandra Douglas, who was married to the 69-year-old actor for 23 years, got in a few digs in a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

When the reporter asked Diandra about rumors that Catherine Zeta-Jones was trying to purchase the socialite’s share of the ex-couple’s villa in Majorca, Spain, the divorcée shot back: “Why would someone who doesn’t speak Spanish or the local Majorcan language or knows nothing about this culture want a house here?”

And Diandra’s answer to why the Hollywood couple was more visible in Majorca than she was: “That’s because I don’t believe in showing off. I’ve never sold photos or kept money from anything and I’ve always given everything away to charity. I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve never turned my private life into show business. Too much public exposure affects children.”

Hmmm. The ex-couple’s son Cameron Douglas is serving time for heroin possession and selling methamphetamine.

Diandra (née Luker) pocketed $45 million after her divorce from the Oscar winner in 2000.


Chris Brown is doing well and following his probation rules since his release from jail in June. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in an L.A. court Wednesday for a progress report. The judge reduced Brown’s drug-test requirement from three times to twice a week.


Robin Williams’ wife may have provided one clue as to why the actor-comedian committed suicide. Though sober, the Good Will Hunting star was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease at the time of his death, said Susan Schneider, a graphic artist. Parkinson’s is caused by the loss of brain cells that produce a neurotransmitter key for movement. There is no cure.

About Madeleine Marr

Madeleine Marr


Former fashion and food writer Madeleine Marr joined the Miami Herald in 2003. The native New Yorker's celebrity coverage includes features, interviews, events, red carpets, premieres, award ceremonies, style, news and gossip in the South Florida area and beyond.

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