Larry King, No. 7 share one interest: divorce

LOS ANGELES — Larry King filed for divorce on Wednesday shortly before his seventh wife also sought to end the couple’s nearly 13-year-old marriage.

The 76-year-old host of CNN’s “Larry King Live” filed hours before Shawn King filed her own petition. Both cited “irreconcilable differences.”

The couple were married in a hospital room in 1997 three days before Larry King underwent surgery to clear a clogged blood vessel. They have two sons, ages 11 and 9. The petitions differ in that Larry King is seeking joint custody, while his 50-year-old wife wants physical custody.

Larry King is also asking a judge not to award his wife any spousal support and to invalidate an agreement in which he transferred property to her, court records show.

Shawn King’s petition seeks spousal support from her husband, along with ownership of the couple’s home in Beverly Hills, Calif., and two properties in Utah.

“His major concern is the welfare of his children,” said Howard Rubenstein, a spokesman for Larry King, adding that the talk-show host would not comment further on the divorce.

King’s nightly news and interview show has been a CNN mainstay for nearly 25 years. He has three children from previous relationships.

The couple started house-hunting in California shortly after marrying and lived in Beverly Hills.

Quaids snub court twice

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Randy Quaid and his wife are once again wanted by authorities.

The couple failed to show up for a court appearance in Santa Barbara on Monday on charges they defrauded an innkeeper. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter says they also didn’t show up when their case was again called on Tuesday.

Arrest warrants have been repeatedly sought and later quashed for the Quaids, who were charged last year with failing to pay a $10,000 hotel bill.

They pleaded not guilty in December and were released on $40,000 bail. Carter says that bail has now been forfeited.

A phone message for the Quaids’ attorney, Robert Sanger, was not returned Tuesday.

Randy Quaid has appeared in several films, including “Independence Day” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

State: ‘Jon & Kate’ naughty

HORSHAM, Pa. — Pennsylvania regulators say child-labor permits should have been obtained for children appearing in the TV show “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” but it won’t take legal action against producers.

The Department of Labor & Industry released a letter Wednesday to Figure 8 Films and Discovery Talent Services that outlines conditions under which it’s resolving its investigation.

The department says child-labor permits will be needed for any future filming and that a portion of the proceeds must go into a trust fund for the children. The letter was issued last month.

Octuplets’ mom gets temporary eviction reprieve

LA HABRA, Calif. — Octuplets mother Nayda Suleman has reached an agreement with her mortgage holder that will allow her and her 14 children to stay in their Southern California home for at least six months.

Suleman was facing foreclosure after she missed a March 10 deadline for a $450,000 balloon payment.

Her lawyer, Jeff Czech, said Wednesday that Suleman’s mortgage holder, Amer Haddadin, has agreed to a six-month extension.

Haddadin says the agreement calls for Suleman to continue making monthly payments of $4,000 until the balloon payment is due.

Suleman’s father, Ed Doud, bought the $565,000 home in La Habra last year.

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