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Melissa Etheridge Scrooging Her Ex Out Of Child Support For Christmas?!

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Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels took two years to finally come to a divorce settlement.

Both seemed to get plenty out of the deal, with Tammy Lynn reportedly receiving over $23,000 per month in child support!

But if you thought the fight was over, you haven't seen All There Is on Tammy Lynn's blog!

The Popular actress seems to imply in her oblique, poetic way that Melissa is reluctant and slow to pay. She writes:

Deets On Melissa Etheridge's Split Settlment! Tammy Walks Away With WHAT?!

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WOW. Someone cleaned out!

We reported last month that after almost two years of legally trying to rip each other's throats out over custody and financial support, Melissa Etheridge and her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, had reached a settlement in their domestic partnership split. It appears that the latter ended up receiving quite a significant chunk of change…in royalties from the rock star's music!

That right, under the terms of the agreement, Tammy walks away with 50% of the royalties from

Melissa Etheridge And Family Have Fun At The Carnival!

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On Sunday, Melissa Etheridge was spotted enjoying an afternoon of F-U-N at the Round Meadow Elementary Carnival in Calabasas with her twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven!!

The singer looked to be in great spirits now that her custody battle with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels is dunzo!

We’re SO glad this beautiful family was able to come to an amicable resolution, because these kids deserve nothing but the BEST, and it seems like they’re finally getting that!!!

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Melissa Etheridge And Tammy Lynn Michaels' Custody Battle Is DUNZO!!!

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Usher isn’t the only singer dealing with a raging child custody legal battle!!!

But unlike the Ursh, Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have FINALLY resolved their ongoing legal drama!

About. Effing. Time!!!

After what seemed like an eternity mixed in with a side of cigarette burning, both sides have reached an agreement, as part of a court mandated mediation.

The ladies have agreed to share joint custody of their five-year-old twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven!!!

Tammy is also laughing all the way to bank, as she’s set to receive an undisclosed increa$e in spousal and child support payments, up from $23,000 per month she’s already been getting.

Must be niiiiiice!

We're glad these two put their differences aside for the betterment of their kids!!

And if they can do it, so can Usher and his baby-momma Tameka Foster!!!

We hope.

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Melissa Etheridge SETTLES Her Domestic Partnership Battle With Her Ex

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Divorce is tough and so is the end of a domestic partnership.

Melissa Etheridge has been battling her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels for the last two years over custody and financial support, but the two have FINALLY settled!

Sources are reporting that the feuding former lovers reached a settlement on Monday night, in which they'll share joint custody of their kids and Melissa will give Tammy more than the $23,000 she's getting now.

We don't know how MUCH more Melissa will be giving her ex, but we're happy that these two have decided to give peace a chance and come to an amicable decision.

Now that their separation is in order, we wish both these lovely ladies the best as they continue to search for love!

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Watch Cher Present Chaz Bono With The Stephen F. Kolzak Award

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Aww! Such an AMAZING moment between a mother and son!

Chaz Bono was honored with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the GLAAD Media Awards and who better to present it to him than his mother Cher!

The annual award honors those who have dedicated their life in the media to fighting homophobia. Chaz is the 21sh recipient since it was first given to the Hollywood casting director for whom it is named after.

Other out and proud members of the LGBT community to receive the lifetime achievement include Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge, John Waters, and Wanda Sykes.

Watch the video (above) to hear Cher has to say about her son's decision to transition and, more importantly, her own transition into fully accepting his decision!

Melissa Etheridge's Ex Explains Her Side Of The Cigarette Burning Incident

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Melissa Etheridge custody battle

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have been battling in court since their separation in 2010, and things are only heating up.

Most recently, Tammy has requested more money for child support, while Melissa has accused her of burning one of their children with a cigarette!

However, Tammy is speaking out about her side of the story and claims that her ex essentially made a big deal over nothing. In a recent interview, she explained:

"Miller was about three-years-old. He was inside, playing with my [then] girlfriend. And I was outside, thinking about cleaning the car, and so, I had opened the door of the car. He came up from around and behind me. I didn't even see him come up because the door was open … I felt so terrible. But it was the tiniest thing and Miller didn't care. He was like, "Whatever. Can I help clean the car?"

Accidents certainly do happen, but we can understand how ANY parent would be concerned if they found a cigarette burn on their child's arm. Regardless of the burn, we think Tammy should quit smoking around those kids because of dangerous second-hand smoke.

As far as her financial demands go, Tammy feels that she deserves more than $23K in child support a month because she "gave up the job that was $25,000 a week, not $23,000 a month." Essentially, her thought process is that if she would have continued her acting career, she could be making at least $100,000 a month.

She continued to assert that the amount of money she is receiving may ultimately be a gay rights issue, considering straight wives would be entitled to 50% of their husbands' income. While commenting on the issue, Tammy said this:

"It's the law. When we were together, there were a lot of things said and shared between us. And a lot of things were promised. I'm standing here saying: 'You wanted to fight for gay rights; you wanted everything to be fair. You wanted to stand up for all of us? Because now I'm an 'us,' the gays that wanted to have gay rights and equality and not look like dip s–ts.'"

She actually raises a VERY good point. If this world truly was an equal one, Tammy would be receiving half of Melissa's $178,000 monthly income, wouldn't she?

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