Entries in Retirement (5)


Mel Gibson's Ex Getting Chunk of His Retirement Nest Egg, Too

Mike Marsland/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- It was widely suspected that Mel Gibson's divorce from his wife Robyn Moore in 2011 would cost him dearly, but now the dissolution of their 31-year marriage has a clearer pricetag.

Because the pair had no prenup, it was reported Moore would get half of Gibson's said-to-be $800 million net worth.  But TMZ now reports Gibson's ex is getting a chunk of his retirement benefits as well.

The gossip site says Gibson's pensions from both the Screen Actors Guild and the Directors Guild of of America will also be split, with Moore getting "a large portion" of that dough as well.

The pair separated in 2006, though Moore formally filed for divorce in April of 2009, and the paperwork was finalized in December of 2011.

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ABC Says Barbara Walters Isn't Retiring, Despite Report

ABC/ Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) -- Barbara Walters, whose Most Fascinating People special aired this week, was the subject of a fascinating rumor on Thursday. reported that following an interview with President Barack Obama, Walters told him, "I need one more interview with you because I'm retiring next year."

ABC denies the 82-year-old legendary newswoman and View co-host is leaving its ranks. An ABC News executive has implied that Walters was just joking.

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Regis Philbin Announces Final Day as Host

Stephen Lovekin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Regis Philbin will officially host his last edition of Live with Regis & Kelly on Nov. 18. No replacement has been named yet.

Philbin announced the date at the start of the morning show, Tuesday.

He has hosted the show for more than a quarter-century, most recently sharing it with Kelly Ripa.

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Oscar-Winning Director Steven Soderbergh to Retire from Filmmaking

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The Oscar-winning director behind the movies Traffic, Erin Brockovich, and Ocean's Eleven and its sequels says he’s planning to retire from filmmaking.  In an interview that aired Friday on Public Radio International's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, Steven Soderbergh said he's done with Hollywood and will retire from filmmaking after he completes two final movies. 

In the interview, the 48-year-old Soderbergh says, "When you reach the point where you're like, 'If I have to get into a van to do another scout I'm just going to shoot myself,' it's time to let somebody else who’s still excited about getting into the van, get into the van."

The director reveals that "for the last three years" he's been turning down everything that comes his way, adding the Nixonian comment, "So you're not going to have Steven Soderbergh to kick around anymore."

Soderbergh won an Oscar as best director for the 2000 film Traffic.  That same year, he received a second best director nomination, for the film Erin Brockovich.  Soderbergh also received an Academy Award nomination in 1990 for best screenplay for his breakthrough movie, Sex, Lies and Videotape.  

He says his final two movies are one about the life of Liberace, starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, and a big-screen version of the 1960s TV spy series Man from U.N.C.L.E., starring George Clooney.

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Phil Collins: 'Retirement' Comments Taken Out of Context

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After an interview appeared in FHM in which Phil Collins seemed to announce that he was quitting music, and a subsequent denial by his spokesperson, Collins himself is now speaking out about what's really going through his mind.

In a posting on his official website, Phil says those quotes in FHM were taken out of context.

"Why they were printed at all is a mystery," he writes, "as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted."

Phil then explained that he is taking a break from music, but it's not because of "dodgy reviews" or "bad treatment in the press."  He also said, "I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved.  I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do, thank you."  He further clarified, "I'm not stopping because I don't fit in [with today's music scene]," and cited the number one debut of his most recent CD, Goin' Back, in the U.K., as proof.  Finally, he denied he was stopping because he wanted to spend all his time focusing on his hobby -- studying the Alamo.

Phil went on to say, "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."  Phil's two youngest sons, Nicholas and Matthew, from his third marriage to Orianne Cevey, are both under the age of 10.

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