Scoop: Tiger and Elin’s divorce finalized 

Well, we can’t say this comes as a big shocker: Nine months after the cheating scandal that ruined his role-model reputation, Tiger Woods has finalized his divorce from Elin Nordegren.

Though it wasn’t disclosed how much the spurned Swedish beauty will get from the golf great, it’s safe to say the sum will be generous — we’re talking upwards of $100 million, according to speculation.

“We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future,” the former couple said in a statement released via Elin’s lawyers. “While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us.”

“The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for [the children] as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern,” added the statement.

At this point, is there any aspect of their private lives that hasn’t already been aired in public?

Fantasia’s Anguish

Opening up about the recent overdose that saw her rushed to the hospital, Fantasia Barrino admits it was a suicide attempt. The singer, who downed a bottle of pills after married on-off beau Antwaun Cook’s wife named her as the other woman in divorce papers, said she “wanted out” of the drama in her life.

“I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out,” Fantasia confides in a new “Behind the Music” on VH1. “At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with — all of it, all of that [expletive].”

The “American Idol” winner recalls, “I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

Indeed. We really hope Fantasia is talking about these issues with a therapist, not just a camera crew.

Leniency for Lindsay?

Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer is making a bid to get her out of rehab early — a rare gambit, but one that could work given that the actress’s psychological issues were reportedly misdiagnosed. Doctors at the UCLA medical center where she’s being treated apparently believe she doesn’t need more than 30 days of in-patient treatment.

The judge who originally ordered LiLo to spend 90 days in rehab following her brief prison term has since recused herself from the case.

After her lawyer appears before a new judge Wednesday to argue for an early release, the starlet could be released in 10 days, Radar Online reports.

“She is ready to get out. Lindsay has had a lot of down time, and she is anxious to return to her life,” an inside source said. “Lindsay misses her family and friends tremendously. Lindsay simply wants her life back.”

The question is, will she go back to her old nightclub-scene lifestyle? Or has this experience changed her priorities?

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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