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Dog the Bounty Hunter Wife Beth Has Started Treatment … For Throat Cancer

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Dog the Bounty Hunter‘s wife, Beth Chapman, has started treatment to help eradicate throat cancer recently rediscovered by doctors … and so far, so good, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Beth tell us she’s going through chemotherapy, which we’re told started a couple weeks ago. Our sources say she and Dog have been traveling to L.A. to receive the treatments, and that she’s been spending the majority of her time at their family home in Colorado in the meantime.

We’re told the level of cancer remains the same — very serious. The good news … our sources say while the chemo has been tough, Beth is responding well and is in good spirits. 

TMZ broke the story … doctors found Beth’s cancer had returned during an emergency surgery two months ago to clear a blockage in her throat that made it difficult for her to breathe. She beat the same cancer in 2017, but sadly it’s back.

We got Dog out in Los Angeles shortly after the emergency surgery who let everyone know just how serious Beth’s condition was … and he thanked fans for their support. 

Her family had planned to stay in Colorado as they considered their next steps.

Lady Gaga to VP Mike Pence You Give Christians a Bad Name … Shame on Your Wife Too!!!

Lady Gaga went scorched earth on Vice President Mike Pence and his wife over the weekend … calling them terrible representations of what it means to be Christian.

Gaga was performing Saturday at the Park Theater in Vegas — as part of her new residency — and at one point as she played the piano … she paused to talk politics and take some shots at the Trump administration, especially the Veep and Second Lady, Karen.

The pop star first openly wondered if or when President Trump would reopen the government, which got a huge round of applause. She then launched into a tirade against the Pences over Karen resuming her teaching gig at Immanuel Christian School in VA … which aims to ban LGBT kids and teachers supportive of them. Gaga didn’t pull any punches.

She says, “And to Mike pence who thinks that it’s okay that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ — you’re wrong. You’re the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian.”

Gaga continued … “I am a Christian woman, and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.”

Her speech got a huge roar of approval from the audience. Safe to say … they agree. 

‘Wife Swap’ Son Pleads Not Guilty by Insanity … In Mom and Brother’s Murders

Jacob Stockdale, whose family was featured on “Wife Swap,” is pleading not guilty to the murders of his mother and brother because he says he was out of his mind.

Stockdale entered the not guilty by reason of insanity plea Thursday in Stark County, Ohio — and told the court he might not be competent to stand trial. His attorney is requesting the judge appoint a doctor to evaluate Stockdale’s mental state.

His case is particularly gruesome — Stockdale was arrested for shooting and killing his mother, Kathryn, and his younger brother, James, in 2017. He then shot himself in the head, but survived after months of extensive surgery to reconstruct his face.

The Stockdale family appeared on the ABC reality show back in 2008 … and were memorable for being extremely religious and living by strict rules.

A grand jury already decided the death penalty was not appropriate in Stockdale’s case. He’s facing life in prison, if convicted.

Rep. Greg Pence Read My Lips … VP Pence & His Wife Are Not Anti-LGBT

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The Vice President and his wife are getting a bad rap when it comes to LGBTQ rights, despite their track record … at least according to Mike Pence‘s older brother.

Indiana Congressman Greg Pence was on Capitol Hill Wednesday when we asked him about the backlash over the VP’s wife, Karen Pence, going back to teach at Virginia’s Immanuel Christian School … which has a policy of refusing admission to gay students.

Rep. Pence did an artful DC two-step — especially for a freshman — dodging the question by saying he can’t speak for Karen. However, when we asked point-blank if his brother and sister-in-law are anti-LGBT … he answered. Definitively.

Now, whether anyone buys his answer is another thing. The Veep’s reputation in the LGBTQ community stems from a stance he took in 2000 during a campaign. 

His website stated the following regarding the Ryan White Care Act, which provided funding to HIV/AIDS patients: 

Congress should support the reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act only after completion of an audit to ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.

That paragraph is why it’s widely believed VP Pence supports conversion therapy for gays. He’s also backed a law defining marriage as strictly between a man and a woman.

Still, Greg seems to think his brother’s reputation is undeserved.

Arctic Monkeys Drummer Matt Helders Files For Divorce … From Wife Breana Helders

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Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders is calling it quits on his marriage … we’ve learned he just filed for divorce from his wife. 

Matt filed docs Wednesday to divorce his wife Breana McDow Helders, after just over two years of marriage. The couple got hitched in Italy back in June 2016. They have a 3-year-old daughter together. It’s unclear what led to the split. 

Matthew is one of the founding members of the indie rock band, and he’s recorded six studio albums with the Arctic Monkeys. 

Steve Buscemi Wife of 30 Years Dies … Funeral Held at Family Home

Steve Buscemi‘s wife died earlier this week, and the funeral was a moving funeral at their NYC home … TMZ has learned.

We’re told Jo Andres died either last Monday or over last weekend. On Monday, friends and family began arriving at their Brooklyn home. It appears the funeral service — at the home — was held last Tuesday and the burial was Wednesday.

We’re told there were around 20 people at the service, including Steve’s co-star from “The Big Lebowski” John Turturro and Aida Turturro from “The Sopranos.” Steve’s brother Michael and Steve’s son Lucian were also there.

FDNY blocked off the street Wednesday as the wicker casket was removed from the home. As you know, Buscemi was a volunteer FDNY firefighter on 911.  

The company that showed up to do the prep work for the funeral specializes in home funerals and “natural burials” … where the body is not embalmed and typically the final resting place is in a “natural setting.” Everything is biodegradable and one of the purposes is to preserve the environment.

Steve and Jo were married for 30 years. They had a son, Lucian, who’s 29.

We do not know the cause of death.

Jo was 65.

RIP

Jeff Bezos’ New Chick’s Ex No Wife, Happy Life … Cruising Around L.A.

Patrick Whitesell, the estranged husband to Jeff Bezos‘ new love interest Lauren Sanchez, doesn’t look like he’s missing the married life … because he was all smiles the day after news broke of his wife’s shocking affair with the Amazon founder.

Patrick, a Hollywood mega-agent, was seen flashing a huge grin Thursday as he jumped behind the wheel in Los Angeles … and it looks like he isn’t broken up about the whole world finding out his ex is secretly seeing the world’s richest man. 

Seems like it’s pretty much business as usual for Patrick … because he showed up to work at William Morris Endeavor’s office in Bev Hills, keeping it casual in grey jeans and a blue jacket. 

Patrick is currently in the process of divorcing Lauren, the former “So You Think You Can Dance” host, and it looks like the split is totally amicable. 

‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Splits with Wife #3

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Dick Wolf, one of the most prolific and successful TV producers/creators in history, has filed legal docs separating from his third wife, TMZ has learned, and a fortune is on the line.

Wolf, the creator of the “Law & Order” franchise, filed on December 3, but he is not asking for a divorce … at least, not yet. By filing for legal separation, it immediately separates his assets from hers.

Wolf, who’s repped by attorneys Joe Kibre and Jacqueline Misho, says in his docs there IS a prenup.

Now, here’s what’s interesting. His wife, Noelle, followed suit by filing her own docs for legal separation last Friday. In the docs, filed by disso queen Laura Wasser, she’s asking for spousal support.

The marriage lasted 12 years and, since they tied the knot, Wolf created the incredibly successful ‘Chicago’ franchise. 

Sources tell TMZ Wolf makes between $ 10 and $ 15 MILLION A MONTH.

Despite the prenup — and it appears Noelle isn’t contesting it — it will have no impact on child support, which could end up being a huge number. The couple has 2 kids, ages 8 and 11.

This is not Wolf’s first trip to the courthouse over marriage. He was in a 12-year legal battle with wife #2, Christine.  

It’s unclear why Wolf didn’t file for divorce, but that could come later. 

Wolf’s lawyer, Joe Kibre, tells TMZ, “The lawyers for the parties are in the process of negotiations.”

Ex-LSU Star Early Doucet Accused of Brutally Attacking Wife … Again

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Early Doucet — a former superstar LSU wide-receiver-turned-NFL-draft-pick — was hit with a temporary restraining order in November after allegedly brutalizing his wife for the second time. 

TMZ Sports has obtained court docs filed in Louisiana which show the 33-year-old was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the alleged victim and her 2 children after an incident in which Doucet allegedly attacked the woman and smashed up their home. 

The accuser told officials Doucet physically assaulted her in early November — causing bloody injuries to her face and chest. She also claims Doucet smashed holes in the door and walls. 

The judge set a follow-up hearing for December where both sides could tell their side of the story — but no word yet on if the judge has extended the restraining order. 

We do know it’s the second time the accuser has gone to authorities with violent allegations against Doucet. 

We’ve also obtained a police report from April 2017 showing Doucet named as the suspect for assaulting the same woman, who he was dating at the time. 

Police took photos which show the woman bloodied and bruised and missing a tooth. Cops’ photos of Doucet’s hands show bloody knuckles. 

We’ve reached out to officials to find out what happened with that case — so far, no word back. 

We’ve also reached out to Doucet for comment but have not heard back. 

Doucet was a key part of the 2007 LSU national championship team. He caught 7 passes for 51 yards and a TD in the BCS title game against Ohio State. 

Doucet was later selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He never really panned out in the pros and was out of the league by 2013. 

Forest Whitaker Wife Wants Spousal Support in Divorce

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Forest Whitaker‘s wife just filed her response to his divorce petition and although it seems on the surface there may be issues between the two, our sources say the divorce is super amicable. 

Keisha Nash, through her lawyer disso queen Laura Wasser, is asking for spousal support once their 22 year marriage is dissolved. In Forest’s legal docs he asked the judge to deny Keisha spousal support.

The spousal support thing seems like it could blow up, but our sources say not the case. We’re told both sides want to work out a formal property settlement agreement that will satisfy them. There’s a lot to divide … he’s an incredibly successful actor and we’ve learned they did not have a prenup. 

There are no minor children so child support is a non issue.