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Phil Collins and ex-wife reach ‘partial settlement’ in battle to remove her from his Miami mansion

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Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a ‘partial settlement’ in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer’s Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Collins, 69, insists former flame Orianne Cevey-Collins has no right to live in his palatial waterfront property with her new husband Thomas Bates, 31, and sued to have her kicked out.

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement.

A well-placed source told DailyMail.com that an official statement will be issued from both camps later today, confirming the breakthrough.

A court case scheduled for Monday through Tuesday at Miami Dade Circuit Court has also been cancelled though our source did not rule out future legal moves should the agreement collapse.

Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a 'partial settlement' in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer's Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

Phil Collins and his ex-wife have reached a ‘partial settlement’ in the bitter battle to remove her and her new husband from the singer’s Miami mansion, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal

The musician sought an injunction this month to have Cevey and her husband kicked out of his palatial waterfront home in Miami Beach, Florida. Pictured in 2016

The musician sought an injunction this month to have Cevey and her husband kicked out of his palatial waterfront home in Miami Beach, Florida. Pictured in 2016 

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement. Pictured: Cevey and Bates

But after the trio came face to face for the first time on Friday in mediation talks held via Zoom, they reached a tentative agreement that could see her leave the $40m home in exchange for a financial settlement. Pictured: Cevey and Bates

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a 'verbal cohabitation agreement' and wanted $20m to leave

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’ and wanted $20m to leave 

Despite splitting from Collins and remarrying, jewelry designer Orianne, 46, claimed the mansion is just as much her home as his under a ‘verbal cohabitation agreement’ and wanted $20m to leave.

Collins, currently in London rehearsing for an upcoming Genesis reunion, sought an injunction that would have allowed him to send in cops to physically remove the couple.

However he softened his stance earlier this week and agreed instead to go into formal mediation.

Collins launched his drastic legal action earlier this month ago after calling it quits with Orianne for the second time. The pair married in 1999 and had two sons, Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15, before splitting seven years later. 

Despite agreeing to a record $47m divorce settlement they surprised the world in 2016 when they announced they were back together and living in the Miami home, which Collins purchased through an LLC. 

However the relationship ended, seemingly for good, when he discovered Orianne had ‘secretly’ married Bates in Las Vegas on August 2. 

According to court filings, the Against All Odds crooner left in a hurry for Switzerland and gave the couple until October 12 to pack their bags and move so he could put the plush property up for sale. 

When they failed to leave, Collins sued Orianne for unlawful detainer and forcible entry, accusing the pair of hiring armed guards, covering over security cameras and changing alarm codes to seize the house ‘by a show of force.’ 

Orianne Collins takes a smoke break during a court hearing on Wednesday

Bates is pictured outside the court

Orianne (left) takes a smoke break during a court hearing on Wednesday. Orianne’s new beau Bates is pictured outside the court, right

Collins bought the home after he and Cevey rekindled their romance in 2015, following their 2008 split. Orianne made a counterclaim for $20 million who claims the house is just as much hers through an 'oral agreement'

Collins bought the home after he and Cevey rekindled their romance in 2015, following their 2008 split. Orianne made a counterclaim for $20 million who claims the house is just as much hers through an ‘oral agreement’

The newlyweds hit back with their own filing, dismissing the allegations as ‘nothing more than a retaliation’ to the new marriage and a ‘shameful story’ that Collins had ‘fabricated’.

Orianne argues that she surrendered a $20m stake in her previous Miami home by getting a ‘quickie divorce’ from her previous husband, Charles Mejjati.

She picked out and jointly furnished the waterfront mansion, paid her share of the bills for five years and had an ‘oral co-habitation agreement’ with Collins that entitled her and their two sons to be there, according to her filing.

Orianne also claims to have informed Collins about her marriage to Bates after making multiple attempts to talk about their ‘deteriorating relationship’ which she maintains he was unwilling to address.

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. 

Collins and Cevey in 2003

Collins and Cevey in 2017

Collins (left with Cevey in 2003, right in 2017) has vowed not to give his ex-wife another dime, as she tried to renegotiate her record-breaking divorce settlement  

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry

The mother-of-three admits covering over security cameras but alleges that this was because Collins had 20 secret devices installed around the $12,000 sq ft residence to spy on her, including in her bathroom and changing room. Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry 

Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry

Inside the home, Collins has left behind memorabilia and unpublished music, as well as millions of dollars worth of jewelry 

‘These cameras were installed without my knowledge or consent. I covered these cameras with Band-Aids in order to preserve my privacy and the privacy of my children in the Family Home,’ Orianne said in her filing. 

‘I was greatly disturbed and outraged that Mr Collins apparently requested that hidden cameras be installed in these rooms.’ 

Orianne insists that having to leave the house would be especially unfair on her youngest son – a nine-year-old referred to in court documents only as A.A. – with whom she shares custody with Miami-based Mejjati.

Because her counterclaim for an ‘equitable interest’ in the home would likely exceed the maximum of $30,000 that can be awarded in the county courts, a judge decided last week to move it- to circuit court. 

The development put Collins’ filling at the back of a long line of pending cases with court closures and pandemic restrictions expected to delay jury trials by a year or longer.

That left the British rock star – worth an estimated $300m – having to choose between paying his ex-wife off for the second time or facing off with her in a bitter, drawn-out court battle.

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Pat Sajak jokingly blasts an ‘ungrateful’ contestant on Wheel of Fortune

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Pat Sajak said he ‘finally snapped’ on Wednesday night’s Wheel of Fortune after he jokingly blasted one of his contestants as ‘ungrateful’.

The game show host hit out at Darin McBain when the contestant correctly answered a puzzle but then questioned the accuracy of the answer. 

The sudden outburst startled some viewers with several taking to social media to pick their side in the debate.

Sajak apologized later on in the show before adding that McBain’s mom, who had a stint on the show in the 80s, didn’t give ‘us trouble like you did’. 

Pat Sajak said he 'finally snapped' on Wednesday night's Wheel of Fortune after he jokingly blasted one of his contestants as 'ungrateful'. Pictured on the show

Pat Sajak said he 'finally snapped' on Wednesday night's Wheel of Fortune after he jokingly blasted one of his contestants as 'ungrateful'. Pictured on the show

Pat Sajak said he ‘finally snapped’ on Wednesday night’s Wheel of Fortune after he jokingly blasted one of his contestants as ‘ungrateful’. Pictured on the show

The jokey spat kicked off when McBain was given a puzzle to think of words that begin with the word ‘kitchen’.

The contestant gave the correct answers of cabinet, oven, towels and sink.

But he then questioned whether one of his answers should really be correct. 

‘Kitchen oven? What was that?’ McBain asked.

‘Yeah, where else would you keep an oven?’ Sajak fired back. 

McBain replied: ‘For sure in the kitchen, but who calls it a ‘kitchen oven?” 

At this point, Sajak appeared to lose his cool, yelling: ‘You won! Don’t argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I’ve had it!’ 

Sajak laughed before adding: ‘No, I’m just teasing. I finally snapped!’ 

The jokey spat kicked off when Darin McBain (pictured) was given a puzzle to think of words that begin with the word 'kitchen'. The contestant gave the correct answers of cabinet, oven, towels and sink but then questioned the term kitchen

The jokey spat kicked off when Darin McBain (pictured) was given a puzzle to think of words that begin with the word 'kitchen'. The contestant gave the correct answers of cabinet, oven, towels and sink but then questioned the term kitchen

The jokey spat kicked off when Darin McBain (pictured) was given a puzzle to think of words that begin with the word ‘kitchen’. The contestant gave the correct answers of cabinet, oven, towels and sink but then questioned the term kitchen

The game show host hit out at McBain yelling: 'You won! Don't argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I've had it!'

The game show host hit out at McBain yelling: 'You won! Don't argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I've had it!'

The game show host hit out at McBain yelling: ‘You won! Don’t argue, Darin! You got the puzzle! Ungrateful players, I’ve had it!’

Sajak apologized later on in the show before adding that McBain's mom, who had a stint on the show in the 80s, didn't give 'us trouble like you did'

Sajak apologized later on in the show before adding that McBain's mom, who had a stint on the show in the 80s, didn't give 'us trouble like you did'

Sajak apologized later on in the show before adding that McBain’s mom, who had a stint on the show in the 80s, didn’t give ‘us trouble like you did’

Later in the show, Sajak apologized to the contestant for his behavior.

‘I’m sorry I yelled at you,’ he said. 

‘It’s just – I don’t remember your mother giving us trouble like you did,’ he added, in reference to McBain’s mom who was a three-day champion on the show in 1982. 

Viewers at home joined in the fun on social media, with some debating McBain’s argument about the ‘kitchen oven’ while others poked fun at Sajak’s outburst. 

‘Cooking in my ‘kitchen oven’. But I’m seriously considering a living room oven. Thanks for the idea, @patsajak! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!’ one person tweeted.

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Viewers at home joined in the fun on social media, with some debating McBain's argument about the 'kitchen oven' while others poked fun at Sajak's outburst

Viewers at home joined in the fun on social media, with some debating McBain's argument about the 'kitchen oven' while others poked fun at Sajak's outburst

Viewers at home joined in the fun on social media, with some debating McBain’s argument about the ‘kitchen oven’ while others poked fun at Sajak’s outburst

Others agreed with McBain’s uncertainty over the puzzle: ‘I agree…who calls it a Kitchen Oven. #WheelOfFortune.’ 

‘The contestant was right! I said The exact same thing before he did! And Pat was just having fun. No harm, no foul,’ added another. 

Others laughed at Sajak’s humorous defense of the puzzle: ‘I loved it, Pat is a great host with a sense of humor. No guile in him!’

‘“Ungrateful contestants!” Pat’s not having it tonight. #WheelOfFortune,’ laughed another. 

Another shared the footage on social media writing: ‘Oh my @patsajak almost lost it on this dude.’  

Sajak has hosted Wheel of Fortune since it began in 1982. It is now in its 38th season. 

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Russia successfully tests new missile capable of destroying Western satellites

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Russia has successfully tested a new missile capable of destroying Western satellites, followed by another weapon ‘to be used on US cities in the event of a nuclear war’.

The US warned that the first missile tested will be capable of destroying Western satellites in low earth orbit. 

Meanwhile, Russia today claimed a successful test launch of its new-age 6,000 mph hypersonic Zircon missile. 

The devastating weapon has been identified by Moscow’s state-controlled TV as Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s weapon of choice to wipe out American cities in the event of nuclear war.

He has called the Mach 8 Zircon – or Tsirkon – ‘truly unparalleled … in the world’.

Russia has said it successfully tested a new missile that the US has warned could destroy Western low-earth orbit satellites. Pictured: A photo shared by Russia's Ministry of Defence of the test launch

Russia has said it successfully tested a new missile that the US has warned could destroy Western low-earth orbit satellites. Pictured: A photo shared by Russia's Ministry of Defence of the test launch

Russia has said it successfully tested a new missile that the US has warned could destroy Western low-earth orbit satellites. Pictured: A photo shared by Russia’s Ministry of Defence of the test launch

Pictured: A Russian frigate launches a new-age 6,000 mph hypersonic Zircon missile, said to be Putin's weapon of choice in the event of a nuclear war against the US

Pictured: A Russian frigate launches a new-age 6,000 mph hypersonic Zircon missile, said to be Putin's weapon of choice in the event of a nuclear war against the US

Pictured: A Russian frigate launches a new-age 6,000 mph hypersonic Zircon missile, said to be Putin’s weapon of choice in the event of a nuclear war against the US

Of the first test, new video has been released of the potential satellite destroyer by the Russian Defence Ministry showing the first missile which ‘is designed to protect against air and space attacks’, according to state media.

The launch was conducted at the Sary-Shagan testing range in Kazakhstan.

‘The new missile … has reliably confirmed its characteristics in a series of tests,’ claimed Andrey Dyomin, commander of the 1st air and missile defence army of Russian aerospace forces.

However, no detail was given about the missile’s precise performance in the test, or the target, and the weapon remains shrouded in considerable secrecy.

Commander of the United States Space Command John Raymond said in April that such Russian extraterrestrial interceptor missiles pose a challenge to U.S. interests in near space.

Raymond claimed that this Russian system is capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit.

‘The threats to US space systems and [their] allies are real, serious and increasing,’ he warned. 

Russia is known to be developing a mobile long-range extraterrestrial interceptor missile named 14Ts033 Nudol (pictured being tested)

Russia is known to be developing a mobile long-range extraterrestrial interceptor missile named 14Ts033 Nudol (pictured being tested)

Russia is known to be developing a mobile long-range extraterrestrial interceptor missile named 14Ts033 Nudol (pictured being tested)

The two-stage 14Ts033 may be used on the new A-235 missile defence system, which is being developed to protect Moscow's airspace

The two-stage 14Ts033 may be used on the new A-235 missile defence system, which is being developed to protect Moscow's airspace

The two-stage 14Ts033 may be used on the new A-235 missile defence system, which is being developed to protect Moscow’s airspace

Pictured: The missile is lowered into a missile silo in preparation for the launch test

Pictured: The missile is lowered into a missile silo in preparation for the launch test

Pictured: The missile is lowered into a missile silo in preparation for the launch test 

Russia is known to be developing a mobile long-range extraterrestrial interceptor missile named 14Ts033 Nudol.

The two-stage 14Ts033 may be used on the new A-235 missile defence system, which is being developed to protect Moscow’s airspace.

The A-234 can reach Mach 12, with a 620 mile range, say experts.

The missile is intended to destroy the warheads of intercontinental ballistic missiles and spacecraft in low Earth orbits.

Speaking about the Nudol system, Gen. Raymond said: ‘The United States is ready and committed to deterring aggression and defending the nation, our allies, and US interests from hostile acts in space.’

Meanwhile, the Zircon missile was launched from the White Sea and ‘successfully’ hit a target in the Barents Sea after a 279 miles flight, said the Russian defence ministry.

Footage shows how the Zircon was fired from the Admiral Gorshkov frigate in darkness.

The Zircon missile (pictured) was launched from the White Sea and 'successfully' hit a target in the Barents Sea after a 279 miles flight, said the Russian defence ministry

The Zircon missile (pictured) was launched from the White Sea and 'successfully' hit a target in the Barents Sea after a 279 miles flight, said the Russian defence ministry

The Zircon missile (pictured) was launched from the White Sea and ‘successfully’ hit a target in the Barents Sea after a 279 miles flight, said the Russian defence ministry

A previous test launch of the missile was staged in early October and seen as a 68th birthday present for Putin.

A radiation leak during a military accident which killed two and wounded six last year was seen as involving a testing on the missile .

Radiation levels temporarily soared 20 times above the normal level in Severodvinsk, a city lying some 18 miles from the weapons testing site at Nyonoksa (Nenoksa), according to Greenpeace citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

Putin was today visiting a plant in closed town Sarov where the victims were from.

The hypersonic cruise missile is designed to be used against ships or land-based targets, and to enter production in 2021, commencing service the following year.

Pictured: The The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, from which the Zircon test missile was launched

Pictured: The The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, from which the Zircon test missile was launched

Pictured: The The Admiral Gorshkov frigate, from which the Zircon test missile was launched

Last year, Dmitry Kiselyov (pictured) presenter of Russia's main weekly TV news show Vesti Nedeli, showed on screen a map of the US identifying targets he claimed Moscow would want to hit in a nuclear war

Last year, Dmitry Kiselyov (pictured) presenter of Russia's main weekly TV news show Vesti Nedeli, showed on screen a map of the US identifying targets he claimed Moscow would want to hit in a nuclear war

Last year, Dmitry Kiselyov (pictured) presenter of Russia’s main weekly TV news show Vesti Nedeli, showed on screen a map of the US identifying targets he claimed Moscow would want to hit in a nuclear war

Dmitry Kiselyov, presenter of Russia’s main weekly TV news show Vesti Nedeli, last year showed on screen a map of the US identifying targets he claimed Moscow would want to hit in a nuclear war.

Kiselyov, seen as a top Putin propagandist, said the Zircon missile could hit the targets in less than five minutes.

Putin warned this year that the West is seeking to steal secrets relating to Zircon and other state-of-the-art Russian weapons such as the Avangard.  

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Ban on travellers from Denmark ends as Estonia and Latvia are also taken off travel corridors list

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The ban on travellers from Denmark has ended but people must still quarantine as other countries are also taken off the list.   

Estonia and Latvia have been removed from the travel corridors list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said.

A number of long-haul destinations with few travellers to the UK have been added to the list, while the travel ban on Denmark has been lifted.

The ban on travellers from Denmark has ended but people must still quarantine. Pictured: Travellers were seen queuing for flights at Heathrow Airport

The ban on travellers from Denmark has ended but people must still quarantine. Pictured: Travellers were seen queuing for flights at Heathrow Airport

The ban on travellers from Denmark has ended but people must still quarantine. Pictured: Travellers were seen queuing for flights at Heathrow Airport

The changes come into force at 4am on Saturday.

People arriving in the UK from countries not on the travel corridors list must self-isolate for 14 days.

The Department for Transport (DfT) said the number of Covid-19 cases by population in Estonia has increased by a quarter over the past week, while the rate in Latvia is up 16% over the same period.

Destinations added to the travel corridors list are Bhutan, Timor-Leste, Mongolia, Aruba, Samoa, Kiribati, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands.

The impact will be minimal as there appears to be no easy way of flying to the UK from these countries without stopping at a location not on the travel corridors list.

Denmark remains excluded from the list, despite the travel ban being lifted.

The DfT said Danish authorities believe the novel strain of coronavirus associated with mink farms is ‘most likely extinct’.

The DfT said Danish authorities believe the novel strain of coronavirus associated with mink farms is 'most likely extinct' (pictured: mink being buried in a pit in Denmark)

The DfT said Danish authorities believe the novel strain of coronavirus associated with mink farms is 'most likely extinct' (pictured: mink being buried in a pit in Denmark)

 The DfT said Danish authorities believe the novel strain of coronavirus associated with mink farms is ‘most likely extinct’ (pictured: mink being buried in a pit in Denmark) 

From December 15, travellers from destinations not on the list will be able to end their quarantine period early if they pay to take a coronavirus test five days after arrival in England, and receive a negative result.

The aviation industry has welcomed the move, but wants the Government to go further by introducing a system where pre-departure testing could eliminate the need to quarantine.

Home Office figures show there were just 1.7 million air passenger arrivals in the UK last month, down 82% from 9.8 million in October 2019.

This represents a decline in the slight recovery in arrivals recorded in August and September, when the year-on-year decreases were 74% and 75% respectively.

Travel corridor list 

You do not need to self-isolate if you’re travelling to England from one of the countries, territories or regions

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba (will be added to the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Australia
  • the Azores
  • Bahrain (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan (will be added to the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • the Canary Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • the Channel Islands
  • Chile (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Estonia (will be removed from the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Greek islands: Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Zakynthos
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Ireland
  • the Isle of Man
  • Israel and Jerusalem (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate) (read about the UK position on Jerusalem)
  • Japan
  • Laos (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Latvia (will be removed from the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Macao (Macau)
  • Madeira
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mongolia (will be added to the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • Norway
  • Pacific Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu) (will be added to the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Qatar (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Rwanda (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Sri Lanka (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (will be added to the list 4am, Saturday 28 November)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • United Arab Emirates (arrivals before 4am 14 November need to self-isolate)
  • Uruguay (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • US Virgin Islands (arrivals before 4am 21 November need to self-isolate)
  • Vietnam

 

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