record-setting divorce


$120 million may not be able to buy him love, but it could settle his divorce. Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his estranged wife, Heather Mills, met in court yesterday to start finalizing their divorce. New reports are saying Heather could receive between 20 million and 70 million pounds ($40 million and $140 million), with most estimating the settlement at $120 million. It could set a record for a contested divorce award in British courts, the biggest settlement so far being 48 million pounds ($96 million) paid last year by an insurance magnate to his wife of 27 years. It's just a small piece of Paul's estimated 825 million pound ($1.65 billion) fortune, but it's still got to sting! The couple, who were married for five years, reportedly wants to settle the divorce before their daughter Beatrice's fourth birthday, which is in three weeks.