Octomom says she has $1 million in debt

  • Updated: May 2, 2012 - 7:25 PM

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman filed for bankruptcy this week, saying in a court filing that she has as much as $1 million in debt. She wants a fresh start and said that filing for bankruptcy is what's best for her children, the Orange County Register said. "I have had to make some very difficult decisions this year, and filing Chapter 7 was one of them," she said. The La Habra, Calif., mother of 14 reports up to $50,000 in assets in federal court filings, which means she owes more than 20 times her net worth. Suleman is filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means a trustee would liquidate her assets to pay off creditors.

Cause of fire at Perry studio unknown

The cause of a fire that ripped through a simulated streetscape at the studios of Atlanta filmmaker Tyler Perry may never be known, fire officials said Wednesday. The Tuesday fire at Tyler Perry Studios will be recorded as undetermined, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran said. "The intensity of the fire in the area of origin consumed any evidence," Cochran said. There were no reports of injuries.

EXPECTING: Actor Barry Watson, 38, and Natasha Gregson Wagner, 41, are expecting a child, his rep told People magazine. Watson, the former star of "Samantha Who?" has two sons from his marriage to TV personality Tracy Hutson of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." This will be the first child for Wagner, the daughter of Natalie Wood and stepdaughter of Robert Wagner.

CASE RESOLVED: "Crocodile Dundee" star Paul Hogan, 72, has resolved his seven-year battle with Australian authorities over alleged unpaid taxes. Hogan and his friend and producer John Cornell said through their lawyer that they had reached a deal to resolve more than $156 million in alleged unpaid taxes and penalties.

Scarlett Johansson's star turn

Golden Globe-nominated actress Scarlett Johansson mixed Hollywood glamour and modern style on Wednesday as she received the 2,470th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. She wowed with a wavy up do, an ensemble by Preen, Bulgari jewelry and red Christian Louboutin heels. The 27-year-old former child star had some star power to help her celebrate the honor, with "Avengers" co-star Jeremy Renner joining her at the event. "The Avengers" -- which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Cobie Smulders -- hits theaters Friday. Johansson, who made her big screen debut at age 10 and was nominated for a Golden Globe for 2004's "A Love Song For Bobby Long," recently wrapped up production on the independent film "Under the Skin." She will next portray Janet Leigh in "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho," which also stars Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.

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