Kelly Rutherford
American actress
Kelly Rutherford
Kelly Rutherford is an American actress known for her roles of Stephanie "Sam" Whitmore on Generations, Megan Lewis on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999 and currently as Lily Humphrey on Gossip Girl.
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Kelly Rutherford Loses Attempt to Appeal Ruling That Sent her Kids to Europe
ABC News - about 1 year
The actress's two children live in Europe with their father.
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Kelly Rutherford Cannot Bring Her Children to US, Judge Rules
ABC News - about 1 year
A judge in Monaco ruled she see them there, but she can't bring them to the U.S.
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Kelly Rutherford's Petition Reaches 100K Signatures, White House Must Respond
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Actress Kelly Rutherford has been fighting to get the White House to help bring her kids back to the United States, and her petition has now reached 100,000 signatures -- which is the milestone a petition needs to reach to receive a White House review. The former Gossip Girl actress has been in a bitter six-year international custody battle with her ex-husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, over their children Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5. VIDEO: Kelly Rutherford on Battle to Get Her Kids Back -- 'It's Cost Me Everything I've Ever Made' Rutherford's kids have been living with Giersch in Monaco since 2012 after his work visa was revoked, barring him from entering the U.S. A California judge ruled in Giersch's favor, ordering that the children should live with him in France. Rutherford has been fighting the decision ever since. According to the 40-year-old Gossip Girl actress, the protracted legal battle has cost her nearly $2.5 million. Rutherford started her petition on We The People ...
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Kim Kardashian, Debra Messing, and More Lend Support to Kelly Rutherford's Child Custody Battle
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Robert Kessler | Yahoo Celebrity? Gossip Girl mom Kelly Rutherford says she was moved to tears by the support of her famous friends, who successfully collected enough signatures on a petition to get the White House to intervene in her years-long child custody case. On Tuesday night, a We the People petition asking President Obama to help return Rutherford?s children to America passed 100,000 signatures, which means the Obama administration is required to at least address the matter in some way. Down to 12k, let?s keep it going! @KellyRutherford needs your help, let?s bring her kids home http://t.co/i32URXlGM7 pic.twitter.com/myRkon2iGS? Ed Westwick (@EdWestwick) May 12, 2015 Rutherford?s Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick was particularly enthusiastic, tweeting several times to his more than 730,000 followers imploring them to sign. Queen of Social Media Kim Kardashian also jumped into the fray, tweeting Tuesday night that she?d signed the petition herself.
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Kelly Rutherford on Battle to Get Her Kids Back: 'It's Cost Me Everything I've Ever Made'
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Kelly Rutherford is involved in an international custody battle that may set a precedent for future cases. It's been a six-year custody fight for the former Gossip Girl actress who wants her children back in the United States after a U.S. judge ordered her children Hermes, 8, and Helena, 5, to live in France with her ex-husband Daniel Giersch. Giersch is a German businessman with a revoked work visa, barring him from returning to the U.S. NEWS: Hollywood's Most Nuclear Divorces Giersch, 40, filed papers to make the kids "habitual residents" of Monaco, and they have been living with him in France since 2012. Rutherford, 46, can only fly out to visit them. The custody battle has cost Rutherford about $2.5 million. "It cost me everything I've ever made," she told ET. As her fight continues, she has been getting support after starting a petition to the White House to bring back her children. WATCH: 7 of Hollywood's Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces  Currently at over 50,000 signatures, she ...
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Court denies Kelly Rutherford from bringing kids back to US
Fox News - almost 2 years
Inside the actress' legal battle
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Red Carpet Confidential: Rosie Pope Reveals Her Favorite Celebrity Client
Ok Magazine - about 3 years
Pregnant In Heels star Rosie Pope recently celebrated her fourth baby with a shower at Herringbone restaurant at Mondrian Los Angeles. “I am so excited to celebrate number four,” the reality star, 34, tells me. “It has always been a dream of mine to have a big family, and for so long, I wasn’t sure it was going to be possible while we struggled with infertility. To finally be here is such a blessing!” OK! Exclusive: Rosie Pope’s Advice for Sleeptraining Your Baby What was the highlight of the shower? “Pulling my own Rosie Pope Baby clothes out of the gift bag,” she says. “It is a project so near and dear to my heart. It was so sweet that the girls included them! I can’t wait for this little babe to wear them.” Already mom to James, 5, Wellington, who turns 3 today, and Vivienne, 20 months, with hubby Daron, the mothering guru has decided to keep the sex of her little one under wraps—for now. “I don’t know, but it’s in an envelope,” she shares. “My husband and I always go to ...
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Celebrities Lighten Up With Barely-There Makeup On This Week's Best & Worst Beauty List (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This week in beauty was filled with celebrities wearing barely-there makeup. Halle Berry made a stunning return to the red carpet sporting radiant skin and her signature piecey pixie and Cameron Diaz popped up at the Tag Heuer flagship store opening in New York City emanating a fresh glow and side-swept bangs. Meanwhile, we couldn't help but be envious of Rihanna's sun-kissed complexion thanks to her recent vacation in Brazil. Get inspired by these barely-there beauty looks (plus see more noteworthy hair and makeup below). BEST: Halle Berry The 47-year-old actress must be aging backwards because her skin looks virtually wrinkle-free. And the natural makeup balances out Berry's edgy pixie haircut perfectly. BEST: Cameron Diaz Diaz has that cool-Cali-girl look down pat with her side-swept bangs and pretty pink makeup. Effortlessly chic! BEST: Rihanna Leave it up to Rihanna to rock the wet hair trend like nobody's business. Her bronzed complexion, metallic gold eyesha ...
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Kitten Bowl Bows On Hallmark Channel
Huffington Post - about 3 years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adorably wide-eyed, fluffy and in need of a loving home is an unusual description for a football player. But it's perfect for the gridiron stars of Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl," an event that aims to both entertain viewers and inform them about animals consigned to shelters. "The plight of these animals is so sad and really needs" attention, said Bill Abbott, president and CEO of the channel's parent company, Crown Media, and the driving force behind the inaugural Kitten Bowl. "It is an awareness issue." The three-hour show airs at noon EST Sunday, followed by repeat showings on what the channel is labeling "Su-Purr Bowl Sunday" for those uninterested in the real Super Bowl on Fox. The Kitten Bowl isn't the only game in which the fur flies: "Puppy Bowl," the granddaddy of the genre, marks its 10th year Sunday on Animal Planet with its own rescue dogs, kittens and, this year, penguin co-stars, who aren't up for adoption. Carrying the idea to its wry extreme, ...
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Olivia Munn & Sofia Vergara: TAO Downtown Opening in NYC!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Olivia Munn and Sofia Vergara arrive in style for the TAO Downtown Grand Opening on Saturday evening (September 28) in New York City. The two ladies were joined at the event by Debra Messing with boyfriend Will Chase, Katie Holmes and Alicia Keys, who came from the 2013 Global Citizen Festival, Brooke Shields, Katrina Bowden with husband Ben Jorgensen, Kelly Rutherford, Michael Shannon, Russell Simmons, Naomi Campbell, Colin Egglesfield, Tyson Beckford, Ashanti, will.i.am, and more. The new venue is approximately 30,000 square foot and was designed by architect David Rockwell. FYI: Olivia is wearing an Equipment sweater, 3×1 shorts, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Michael Kors bag. 35+ pictures inside of Olivia Munn, Sofia Vergara, and more at the TAO Downtown grand opening…
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Kelly Rutherford Doesn't Hate The Idea Of A 'Gossip Girl' Movie
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Imagine a "Gossip Girl" movie? Kelly Rutherford has! "I was wondering if they'd do a movie," she told us when we brought it up at a cocktail party for Elle Decor's fashion issue hosted by John Demsey.
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'Gossip Girl' Here
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Attention, Upper East Siders: Rufus and Lily are back in town. "Gossip Girl" stars Matthew Settle and Kelly Rutherford -- who had an on-again off-again relationship throughout all six seasons of the CW series -- are headed to Lifetime's original movie "A Sister's Nightmare," also starring Petyon List and Natasha Henstridge. Lifetime has described "A Sister's Nightmare" as centering on "an intense sibling rivalry and dark family secrets. After fifteen years of hospitalization for being criminally insane, Cassidy (Henstridge) is finally released and reenters the life of her younger sister, Jane (Rutherford). But when a dangerous rivalry and past familiarities return, Jane is unable to prove her sister is still harmful to society and takes matters into her own hands to protect her family." Although "Gossip Girl" has been off the air for nearly eight months, Rutherford admitted to having her fingers crossed for a "Gossip Girl" movie. "Hopefully [creators Stephanie Sav ...
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'Gossip Girl' Star's New Gig
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Spotted: Lily van der Woodsen is heading to Charleston to climb a very different social ladder. Kelly Rutherford has landed a recurring role in CBS' midseason drama "Reckless," HuffPost TV has learned exclusively. "Reckless" is a legal drama set in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a gorgeous Yankee litigator (Anna Wood) and a charming southern attorney (Cam Gigandet) must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart. Rutherford will play Joyce, a stoic, and shark-like member of the City Council who is clearly its alpha leader. Her political ambition will progress throughout the season as the show's scandal deepens. Check out the official description for the series below: Jamie Sawyer (Wood) is enviously cool, confident and armed with south side of Chicago street-smarts as she takes on the good ol’ boys in the South. Her handsome courtroom rival, Roy Rayder (Gigandet), a divorced father of two, embodies the Ol ...
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Kelly Rutherford Files for Bankruptcy Amid Custody Battle With Ex-Husband
US Magazine - over 3 years
Kelly Rutherford has filed for bankruptcy after being involved in a lengthy custody dispute with ex-husband Daniel Giersch This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Kelly Rutherford Files for Bankruptcy Amid Custody Battle With Ex-Husband
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kelly Rutherford
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In 2016, Rutherford was cast in the ABC thriller Quantico playing the recurring role of Laura Wyatt.
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In December 2015, the Monaco courts reconfirmed that full custody remained with the children's father, with Rutherford granted extensive visitation rights in France and Monaco as well as shared input regarding "health, schooling, religious education and any change of residence".
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    Rutherford then filed a case in New York but on July 27, 2015, the New York court ruled it also did not have jurisdiction.
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    On July 23, 2015, a California judge ruled that California did not have jurisdiction over Rutherford's child custody case because she resides in New York, and her ex-husband was again awarded custody.
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    In May 2015, Rutherford was granted temporary sole custody of her children, following a ruling that both her son and daughter be brought back to the United States from Monaco, where they had been living with their father since 2012.
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  • 2013
    Age 44
    In June 2013, Rutherford filed for bankruptcy, stating she had debts of approximately $2 million, primarily due to the $1.5 million she spent on legal fees relating to the divorce and custody dispute with Giersch.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    In May 2012, Rutherford and Giersch's children went to France to spend the summer with their father.
    More Details Hide Details Rutherford asked the court to grant her sole custody so that she could keep the children primarily in the United States following their visit to France, as the existing joint custody agreement required her to travel frequently to enable Giersch to spend time with the children. In August 2012, in a widely reported decision, a California Superior Court judge ruled that the 50/50 custody arrangement should remain and that, because Giersch is unable to travel to the United States, the children should live in France with him and attend school there, with Rutherford traveling there to visit them. Though Rutherford opposed the decision and requested a stay of proceedings while she appealed, her request was denied and it was ruled that, in two years, Giersch's eligibility to enter the United States and the consequent well-being of the children will be reassessed.
    Giersch's U.S. visa was revoked in April 2012, after Rutherford's lawyer informed the State Department about issues pertaining to Giersch's businesses, which led the Department to conclude that they had sufficient evidence to deport him.
    More Details Hide Details It has been reported that the allegations involved fraud or an involvement in drugs and weapons dealing in South America, considered terrorism under the Victory Act. Giersch consequently was unable to enter the United States and took up residence in France and Monaco.
  • 2009
    Age 40
    In August 2009, Rutherford and Giersch reached a temporary settlement of joint physical custody, in effect until April 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Rutherford also obtained a temporary restraining order against him the following month.
    Rutherford gave birth to their second child, daughter Helena, in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Giersch stated he was not informed of the birth by Rutherford and became aware of it only through media reports.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    While pregnant with their second child, Rutherford filed for divorce from Giersch on December 30, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Rutherford and Giersch subsequently became involved in a child custody dispute over their son and their unborn child.
  • 2006
    Age 37
    She gave birth to their first child, son Hermés Gustaf Daniel Giersch, in October 2006.
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    Rutherford married her second husband, German businessman Daniel Giersch, in August 2006.
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  • 2002
    Age 33
    Rutherford filed for divorce in January 2002, after six months of marriage. The wedding was featured shortly thereafter in the February 2002 issue of InStyle magazine.
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  • 2001
    Age 32
    Rutherford married Venezuelan banker Carlos Tarajano in June 2001.
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  • 1999
    Age 30
    She starred on the show until 1999.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred as Christine Hamilton in the horror film Scream 3 (2000). From 2003 to 2004, she starred in the ABC drama Threat Matrix as Special Agent Frankie Ellroy Kilmer. In next television season she starred in another short-lived series, E-Ring, on NBC. In 2007, Rutherford began starring as Lily Humphrey in the CW series Gossip Girl. The series ended in 2012. Rutherford has also starred in a number of Lifetime movies.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 27
    In 1996, Rutherford joined the cast of Fox primetime soap opera Melrose Place, as Megan Lewis.
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  • 1993
    Age 24
    From 1993 to 1994, Rutherford was a regular on the Fox series The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as Dixie Cousins, a saloon singer and con artist who has a brief romantic encounter with Brisco.
    More Details Hide Details In later episodes, Dixie becomes Brisco's primary love interest. She also appeared in the film I Love Trouble. She also starred in the short-lived series The Great Defender as Frankie Collet (1995), and in Kindred: The Embraced as Caitlin Byrne (1996).
  • 1992
    Age 23
    In 1992 she joined the cast of the ABC drama Homefront.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 18
    Rutherford began her career on daytime soap operas. She appeared on Loving in 1987, and later was cast as a regular on Generations from 1989 to 1991.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Kelly Rutherford was born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on November 6, 1968, daughter of Ann Edwards.
    More Details Hide Details She has a brother named Anthony. Rutherford attended Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. She later studied at HB Studio in New York City, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse in California.
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