Paulina Porizkova settles with Ric Ocasek's estate, plus more news

Paulina Porizkova opens up about ‘shock of finding’ husband Ric Ocasek dead, estate battle that followed

After a drawn-out battle with the estate of her late husband, Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova revealed she’s reached a settlement and will “be fine.” Speaking to Andrew Goldman for the Oct. 24 edition of his Los Angeles Magazine podcast, “The Originals,” the supermodel, 56, opened up about everything from the pair’s split to her decision to continue living with Ric as they navigated divorce proceedings to her discovery that she’d been cut out of Ric’s will weeks shortly his unexpected death in 2019. Though she declined to divulge a number, Paulina dismissed claims Ric was only worth $5 million at the time of his death but said, “I know exactly how much I’m owed under New York law, how much is due to me. And I am getting it. The estate is settling with me.” (According to, Ric was worth closer to $40 million in 2019.) Asked point-blank “how much” money was involved in the settlement, Paulina said, “That I cannot tell you, [but] I am gonna be fine. … I settled last week with the estate. They were very fair.” The model also spoke candidly about finding her husband dead at 75 in their New York City townhouse. “It completely sideswiped me, I had no idea. … I didn’t know how to make heads or tails out of anything,” she admitted. “The shock of finding him and the grief of him being dead and then ‘Oh, guess what? You get no money. He didn’t want you to have [any] money, and he disinherited his two oldest sons.’ So, I was really messed up, and I won’t ever have the answers.” She added that his altered will may have been “cobbled together” quickly by lawyers before he went into surgery. In his updated will, Ric had specified that because of the divorce, “I have made no provision for my wife.” He went on to say that if he were to die before the divorce was finalized, “Paulina is not entitled to any elective share … because she has abandoned me.” Paulina explained on the podcast that she and Ric had been living together, with separate bedrooms, for about five years when he passed. “I felt really bad about leaving him in this big, old, empty house,” she explained. “I knew he needed help. I loved him. I didn’t want him to have a hard time.” Paulina and Ric tied the knot in 1980, when the Czech beauty was 24.

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Hilaria Baldwin breaks silence on Alec Baldwin, Halyna Hutchins shooting

As new details continue to emerge about Alec Baldwin’s fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust,” Hilaria Baldwin broke her silence about the incident on Instagram on Oct. 25. “My heart is with Halyna,” Hilaria wrote of the late cinematographer. “Her husband. Her son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec.” She continued, “It’s said, ‘there are no words because it’s impossible to express shock and heartache of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.” Her post garnered supportive responses from celebs including Katie Couric, Melanie Griffith and Rosie O’Donnell, all of whom echoed Hilaria’s sentiments. Hilaria’s post comes amid new information indicating safety conditions had been an issue for some crew members on the set prior to the shooting, which appears to have happened after Alec was handed a gun by assistant director Dave Halls, who reportedly yelled, “cold gun,” meaning there were no live rounds in the firearm, according to an affadavit acquired by the New York Times. The gun, of course, turned out not to have been “cold” after all. “Rust” Director Joel Souza is still recovering from his injuries.

Jeremy Piven loses $20k worth of clothing in home burglary

“Entourage” alum Jeremy Piven’s home was recently targeted in a burglary while he was away on a stand-up comedy tour in the U.K., TMZ reported on Oct. 25. Whoever broke into the $7 million home, located in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills section, got in by breaking a window, then proceeded to make off with an estimated $20,000 worth of clothing, law enforcement sources told the outlet, noting that no arrests had been made. Jeremy, 54, has been working steadily as a comic since 2019, after he was accused of sexual misconduct and assault by multiple women. He’s denied all the allegations and took a polygraph test in 2017, which he passed.

Jennifer Aniston, more ‘Friends’ alums honor late costar James Michael Tyler

On Oct. 24, former “Friends” star James Michael Taylor died following a battle with prostate cancer he’d only revealed four months earlier. His death at 59 sparked a wave of tributes on social media, where Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and more of the actor’s former costars remembered him and celebrated his portrayal of Central Perk manager, Gunther. “Friends would not have been the same without you,” Jennifer wrote on Instagram over the weekend after learning of James’ death. “Thank you for the laughter you brought to the show and to all of our lives. You will be so missed.” Courteney also posted a message to the late actor, writing, “The size of gratitude you brought into the room and showed every day on set is the size of the gratitude I hold for having known you. Rest In peace James.” David Schwimmer chimed in as well, offering James his heartfelt thanks, “… for playing such a wonderful, unforgettable role in Friends and for being such a big hearted gentleman and all around mensch off screen.”

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