*As we recently reported, Gary Dourdan’s money is funny.
Actually he ain’t got none. That’s why he had to declare bankruptcy.
According to TMZ, the former “CSI” actor filed documents this past week that explain how he dug himself the $1.73 million financial hole he’s currently in. Basically it coils down to the fact that when he got let go from the TV show, his money problems began. makes sense to us.
Here are some highlights:
- Dourdan says he went broke all thanks to “diminished payment of residuals” from “CSI.”
- The “CSI” checks drying up also caused him to default on his two mortgages.
- His current goal is to rebuild his career (and his bank account) with “pending involvement as an actor in two movie productions.” That’s it.
Good luck with that plan, Mr. Dourdan.
*Former “CSI” star Gary Dourdan has given up trying to fight the banks.
The actor filed for bankruptcy on August 30th, reports TMZ. According to the docs, has a little over $1.8 million in assets, but owes his creditors $1.73 million.
A hefty portion of that debt, $1,689,704, is owed to various banks, including Union Bank, which apparently holds the mortgage on his home that may be in default.
His assets include $200 cash, $3,000 in a bank account, $4,000 in furniture, $200 worth of books, $1,500 in clothes, $500 in watches and a 2006 Dodge Charger worth $7,000, reports TMZ.
Dourdan says his disposable income is only $321 a month, claiming his bills ($14,562 a month) eat up just about all of the $14,883 he pulls in on average.
The actor is looking up, though. He says he “anticipates major acting roles” in the future, which can help pay off his debt.
*Melanie Fiona recently mentioned in an interview with The BoomBox that she had experienced a terrible break up after a long relationship, but she never said with whom.
But according to a source, she and “CSI: Miami” actor Adam Rodriguez used to date and it was serious. Fiona actually composed several songs about the man, confessing her love through music.
But the two split, according to the source after she moved from New York to Los Angeles.
“They kept their relationship under wraps,” the insider disclosed. “They’d avoided attending events together or even being photographed when possible.”
As far as the music is concerned, the songs she composed were written during their happy moments. The source says the couple was very happy.
Their break-up, although heart wrenching for the singer, was not too bad. The two actually remain friends.
*Actor Gary Dourdan has filed a lawsuit against officials at a California bank for allegedly neglecting to offer proper financial assistance prior to foreclosing his home, reports E! Online.
The one-time “CSI” star, who fell on hard times in 2010, reached out to Union Bank for mortgage assistance after struggling to meet the $5,000-a-month payments on his Los Angeles home.
But, Dourdan claims the banks were slow to offer him a relief plan, and he fell behind on his bills.
The 45-year-old is accusing the bank of constructive fraud and is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as well as lawyer’s fees and costs.
Dourdan is also seeking a court order to prevent the foreclosure sale of his property.
Actor Gary Dourdan spotted out in Venice, Los Angeles. (April 8, 2011)
*Adding to his recent woes, Gary Dourdan is now facing foreclosure on his home in Venice, Calif.
According to TMZ, the former “CSI” star defaulted his mortgage after missing a payment date on July 1st.
The actor reportedly owes $61,558.90 as of Sept. 28 on the home he bought in 2004 for $922,000.
This marks Dourdan’s third time in the headlines this year. He was arrested after he allegedly broke his girlfriend’s nose, and was busted for possession of ecstasy, both incidents occurring this summer.
*Gary Dourdan’s ex-girlfriend has filed for a restraining order, claiming he punched her in the face and broke her nose, reports TMZ.
Nicole Vail Cannizzaro claims in the documents, obtained by TMZ, she had broken up with the former “CSI” star in May “due to his excessive drug use, which only worsened after cutting off communication with him.”
Nicole claims Gary put recording devices in her home and attempted to break in. She says Sunday night he punched her in the face and broke her nose. Nicole says she ran to the back alley, where a neighbor called 911. Gary was arrested for felony battery but is now out on bail.
Nicole is now asking that the actor stay 100 yards away from her and her two dogs, Charlie and Chanel.
A hearing for the restraining order is set for later this month, reports TMZ. Nicole apparently got an emergency protective order from the cops, but it expires next week.
*Former “CSI” star, Gary Dourdan’s drug habit caught up to him … again.
The actor was arrested Monday morning (June 13) in Los Angeles for possession of ecstasy, but was released just eight hours later on $10,000 bail.
Police initially responded to a report that Dourdan crashed his car into two parked vehicles. While investigating the scene, police found the 44-year-old’s pills.
The actor is due back to court July 7.
This isn’t the first time he’s gotten busted for drugs. In 2008, he was caught with heroin, cocaine and ecstasy in Palm Springs, Calif. after an officer discovered him sleep behind the wheel of his car.
He was arrested, but avoided jail time after pleading guilty. He entered into a drug-diversion program that apparently didn’t work.
Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Raymond Langston on CSI
*The AP is reporting that Laurence Fishburne will not return to “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” next fall, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because CBS had yet to announce Fishburne’s departure.
Fishburne joined the “CSI” cast as Dr. Raymond Langston midway through the 2008-09 season as a replacement for departing star William Petersen.
The person says CBS and the show’s producers are taking Fishburne’s departure in stride, aware that his movie career made a long TV tenure unlikely. His big screen credits include “The Matrix” films, and he’s in the upcoming “Contagion” with Matt Damon.
“CSI” returns for its 12th season this fall and continues to rank among the 20 top-rated shows.
*Former “CSI” star Gary Dourdan was hit with a lawsuit from financial company HSBC over unpaid bills totaling more than 88 grand.
According to TMZ, HSBC filed suit in L.A. County Superior Court claiming the actor owes $88,024.95 for credit card purchases over the last four years, plus cash advances.
HSBC has tried several times to get its money, documents state.
*By now, the budding porn career of Laurence Fishburne’s daughter Montana has been discussed everywhere from “The Wendy Williams Show” to “The View,” with many wondering just what the veteran actor thinks about his 19-year-old’s career path.
“[My dad] is very upset. I heard that he’s mad at me but I haven’t spoken to him yet,” Montana told TMZ.com. “I feel pretty confident that I can work things out with him.”
As previously reported, Montana is set to debut in an adult film for Vivid Entertainment, believing that a sex tape can jump start her career the way it did for Kim Kardashian.
“I think he wants to support me in everything I do, and though he sees this now as a negative, I believe in time he will view it as a positive,” Montana said of her famous father.
She says they’ve always been on good terms and spoke to each other on a weekly basis – until last week. Montana says she never warned Pops about her porn aspirations and plans to have a sit-down with him soon to hash everything out.
*”CSI” star Laurence Fishburne will jump back into film as the newest cast member of “Contagion,” Steven Soderbergh’s ambitious 3D thriller due in theaters Oct. 21, 2011.
The film contains multiple plot lines, but revolves around the threat posed by a deadly disease Fishburne will play a doctor.
The cast already includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard.
Scott Z. Burns wrote the script for the Warner Bros. release, which will also be available in regular 2D as well as IMAX 3D.
*Domestic violence charges against Gary Dourdan’s girlfriend Maria Asis del Alamo have reportedly been dropped.
According to TMZ, a neighbor of the former “CSI” star had called the police after thinking they had heard screams of violence coming from his house. Despite resistance from the couple, del Almo was taken into custody after police found a scratch on Dourdan’s neck.
However, court proceedings have reportedly revealed that the screams heard were those of passion and not abuse.