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Hot Mess Hall of Fame: Bobby & Whitney

Bobby Brown claims he's ''essentially homeless''

For all the tacky headlines the duo made during their 14-year marriage (notably, their TMI reality show), we expected this divorce to go out with a bang. Instead, the proceedings on April 24 unfolded quietly when an Orange, Calif., judge finalized the split. Houston, 43, was granted sole custody of their 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. End of story? Nope. In a newly uncovered suit filed by Brown, 38, on April 26, the singer says that he is ''essentially homeless'' and wants shared custody, insisting it's his prerogative to have both child and spousal support. (A June 29 court date has been set; Houston's lawyer did not return calls.)

Originally posted May 18, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints