Hollywood Courtroom Watch: Renee Zellwegger Claims Fraud

Mmm. Fraud. What could she mean by that? I’ll go with, her soon to be non-husband, is really a woman. Tim McGraw seems to think there may be another reason for the split. “I thought he was gay for the longest time!” Although, Renee is claiming that the use of fraud is just a legal term. She’s says, “I would personally be very grateful for your support in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or untrue conclusions,” she said. “We hope to experience this transition as privately as possible.”

In court papers filed Wednesday, Zellweger listed “fraud” as the reason for the breakup but did not elaborate. A phone call to her attorney was not immediately returned, nor was a call to Gleason later in the day regarding the fraud claim.

While Cameron Diaz hasn’t married her future ex-husband Justin Timberlake, she can sleep a tad easier knowing that her blackmailer will be going to prison.

A Los Angeles photographer who was convicted of trying to sell topless pictures of actress Cameron Diaz after forging her signature on a contract was sentenced on Thursday to nearly four years in prison.

John Rutter, who prosecutors accused of trying to blackmail Diaz for $3 million over the steamy, bondage-themed photos taken before she was famous, was found guilty in July of attempted grand theft, forgery and perjury. The judge sentenced him to three years and eight months in prison.

While Cameron may be resting easy, Tom Sizemore has been ordered to remain in rehab for 30 more days. Let’s hope that treatment sticks this time, so he won’t be a drugged up father to his 6-week-old twin boys.

Tom Sizemore was ordered Thursday to remain in a live-in drug rehabilitation program for another 30 days, but he can leave to work and attend charity events.

“This next month should prove to us that you’re going to stay sober — clean and sober — and work at the same time,” Superior Court Judge Paula Adele Mabrey said. Based on a report from his doctor, it appears that “Mr. Sizemore has taken his treatment seriously,” the judge said.

He Had It Coming… [Pop Culture Junkies]
Zellweger Explains Legal Terms of Breakup [AP]
Zellweger Cites ‘Fraud’ in Chesney Split [ABC News]
Man gets prison in Cameron Diaz topless photo case [Reuters]
Tom Sizemore Ordered to Stay in Rehab [AP]