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Dennis Hopper Files for Divorce

Famed movie and television actor Dennis Hopper has filed for divorce in Los Angeles from his fifth wife, Victoria.  Court records show he cited irreconcilable differences, and is seeking both joint legal and physical custody of their 6-year-old daughter Galen. 

Hopper does plan to provide Victoria with spousal support, in part due to the length of the relationship.  The couple has been together for 18 years, and married five years into the relationship.  This is Hopper’s longest marriage of the five, which includes an 8-day union to Michelle Phillips. 

The announcement came as a surprise, as the Huffington Post has reported that Hopper is mentally confused, after taking enormous amounts of medication for his prostate cancer in recent weeks to help with his declining condition.  But the publication is suggesting that if the actor does not make it through, he is worried about who would get his money and possessions.  The Post also suggested he wants to get Victoria out of the will.

In addition to Galen, Hopper has three grown children, Marin, Henry and Ruthiana (to whom he reportedly has not spoken to in years).  Both Marin, her daughter and Henry have lived close to Hopper for the past few years and plan to do so for the foreseeable future.

The report came after Hopper recently finished shooting the second season of the Starz series Crash.  He portrays L.A. music producer Ben Cendars on the series.

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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