Ruling has sportscaster Nantz paying $916K yearly
HARTFORD, Conn. — CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz must pay $916,000 yearly in alimony and child support to his ex-wife and give up their Connecticut home under terms of a newly issued divorce decree. The ruling, made Monday in Bridgeport Superior Court, dissolves the 26-year marriage of Nantz and Ann-Lorraine “Lorrie” Carlsen Nantz. It comes after both testified about the breakdown of their marriage; Judge Howard Owens concluded neither was at fault.
Nantz, described by Owens as “our nation’s most prominent sportscaster,” filed for divorce last year from his wife after years of marriage counseling, according to the decree. Although Nantz, 50, acknowledged he started dating a 29-year-old woman before the divorce was final, the judge concluded the marriage deteriorated years earlier and “this remote event in no way contributed to the breakdown of the marriage.”
Under the ruling, Nantz must pay $72,000 in alimony monthly until he dies or his ex-wife remarries, and another $1,000 weekly in child support for the next two years.
Leona Lewis debuts with 1st full-length live concert
LONDON — British pop sensation Leona Lewis has made her full-length live concert debut, performing on familiar territory near where she was born and raised. Fans gave her rave reviews for the performance at the Hackney Empire, a theater where she had first performed as an amateur when she was just 13.
Her performance Monday night marked a successful return to the public eye three weeks after she was punched by a distraught fan at a London book signing. She performed her signature hit “Bleeding Love,” which topped the charts in Britain and America, and also showcased numbers from her upcoming second album, “Echo.”
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