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Did Terrence Howard Beat His Ex-Wife?

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Terrence “Baby Wipes” Howard isn’t known for respecting women. Here’s where the “Baby Wipes” in his name comes from:

Toilet paper – and no baby wipes – in the bathroom [is a dealbreaker]. If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves. It’s just unclean. So if I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean.

So between that, blurting out in an interview that Oprah has “tig ol’ bitties”, siding with Chris Brown and oh yeah, actually beating up his first ex-wife, it stands to reason that the guy has problems with women and has anger issues and it isn’t a stretch to say that he beat ex-wife Michelle Ghent.

Here’s the report from TMZ:

Michelle Ghent — who divorced Terrence in May but hooked up with him again recently … took a trip with Terrence and several of his family members to Costa Rica last week. Sources say an argument erupted and she claims Terrence beat her up.

We’ve learned Terrence claims Michelle maced him, his adult daughter and another family member. Police were called and reports were taken.

Sources say Terrence made up the mace story to cover his brutality. Other sources connected to Terrence say Michelle is lying about the actor physically abusing her.

We’ve learned Michelle is going to court in an attempt to get a restraining order … forcing Terrence to stay clear of her.

TMZ previously reported … Michelle has accused Terrence of slugging her in the face and neck. She also claimed the brutality started just 7 days after they were married.

Bottom line, the guy’s got a temper. No wonder no one wants to work with him.

Terrence Howard Says Iron Man Killed His Career

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Terrence Howard is really good at having hissy fits. In his latest, he blames Iron Man for ruining his career. While doing press rounds for his latest film Dead Man Down, Mr. Howard was asked by Hollywood.com, “What’s the worst thing you ever saw?” To which he responded,

Worst thing I witnessed was Iron Man killing my career.

Apparently he said it “with a laugh.” Oh, that Terrence Howard, always known for goofing around! About Iron Man. Mr. Howard was not asked to come back for Iron Man 2 for two reasons.

1. His salary was so high for the first one that they couldn’t match it for the sequel. According to The Huffington Post it was twice as much as Robert Downey Jr.‘s who starred as the actual Iron Man.

2. Director Jon Favreau wasn’t happy with his performance. And then there’s the unspoken #3.

3. Terrence Howard is difficult to work with. (Google “Terrence Howard is d-” and Google will fill in “ifficult to work with.”)

More from Huff Po from Terrence Howard on his struggles:

I love the fact that ‘Iron Man’ put me on a world stage and tested my strength of character,” Howard said (translation via Nerd Reactor; the interview was with a spanish language entertainment news site). “I chose not to fight back, not to deal with the allegations, but to continue forward and do what I had to do. I had to start all over: went from making $6 million a movie, back to $60 thousand a movie. But as long as you don’t give up you are able … I’ll make $20 million soon. Because I have learned the lessons of yesterday.

Terrence Howard is a brilliant actor who has done some bad things and has said some stupid things. My favorite Terrence Howard moment of all time was when he shared his opinions on feminine hygiene with Elle Magazine in 2007:

Toilet paper – and no baby wipes – in the bathroom [is a dealbreaker]. If they’re using dry paper, they aren’t washing all of themselves. It’s just unclean. So if I go in a woman’s house and see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this. And if she doesn’t make the adjustment to baby wipes, I’ll know she’s not completely clean.

Oh, you!

Terrence Howard Will Cut You

A photo of Terrence Howard at the VH1 Do Something Awards on Aug 14

Some guy got what he thought was actor Terrence Howard‘s phone number. This story is already great, right? As if Terrence Howard is really the kind of guy you wanna tick off.

So one night in August, the guy’s girlfriend drunk-dialed the number. Her call went to voicemail, and she left a three-minute message professing her “undying love” to Mr. Howard. Alas, she had left the message on Terrence Howard’s wife’s voicemail. Mr. Howard was not amused.

The prank callers probably didn’t think Terrence Howard would call back, but he did. Did he ever.

Radar’s source—heretofore referred to as “some guy”—gave Radar the audio of Mr. Howard’s terrifying death threat. “If you call my wife again,” Mr. Howard says, “I’m going to come to your house and I’m going to cut your f—cking throat. Understand that. I’m gonna tell you this one time. You call my wife again, I’m going to kill you.”

Yikes.

But this is actually a really cute story in disguise! Last week, Mr. Howard called Radar’s source a second time, to apologize! (Here’s the audio.)

“I’m so sorry for calling you and speaking that way,” he says in the voicemail. “I thought you were somebody that’s been harassing my wife. Please forgive me.”

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Mr. Howard also text messaged the unnamed source, again emphasizing that his wife had believed she was receiving obscene texts from a serial harasser. “I responded with the protective nature that a husband has for his wife,” Mr. Howard SMS’d. “Forgive me for the anger, but as you are watching over your girlfriend, I too am devoted to my love.”

I think the real takeaway here is, try not to harass someone who already has a stalker. Or a big, muscly boyfriend.