Is greed really good? Michael Douglas, ex fight over 'Wall Street 2' cash
The ex-wife of actor Michael Douglas wants 50 percent in advance of his take from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the New York Post reports. Well, what's worth doing is worth doing for money. Diandra Douglas knows her '80s films!
The 52-year-old, who divorced Douglas in 2000, filed suit earlier this month in New York, claiming she's entitled to half of the up-front money and royalties from the sequel to 1987's Wall Street, which doesn't even hit movie theaters until this fall. (Their divorce ended with a reported $45 million payoff.)
According to the Post, Diandra's legal team is arguing that their divorce deal says she's to get half of any money from any movies he did during their 20-plus years of marriage, including any spinoffs. The question facing the court: Is a sequel a spinoff? (The next question: Will all this be a moot point if it bombs at the box office anyway?)
TOP 5 LINES ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS IN WALL STREET:
5. "Having sex with her was like reading the Wall Street Journal."
4. "I don't go to bed with no whore, and I don't wake up with no whore. That's how I live with myself."
3. "A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place."
2. "If you need a friend, get a dog."
1. "We are smart enough not to buy in to the oldest myth running: love. Diction created by people to keep them from jumping out of windows."
[Photo: Michael Douglas and his wife Diandra Douglas in 1994. Associated Press]