Dweezil Zappa sued by his won divorce lawyer. The former MTV VJ’s wife Lauren Knudsen, filed for divorce in 2010. Then, Zappa hired lawyer James Eliaser, but he never paid the lawyer his bill. According to TMZ, Eliaser claims Zappa owes $37,498.75.
Zappa’s retainer agreement reads that Zappa agreed to pay the lawyer $625 an hour. The VJ paid a $15,000 retainer at the beginning, but not the whole bill. According to TMZ, the retainer says Dweezil must pay $4 for the first page of any fax and $1 for additional pages.
42-year-old Zappa used to date musician Lisa Loeb between 1998 and 2004. The two wrote and performed music together. The couple co-hosted the cooking show ‘Dweezil & Lisa’ on Food Network in 2004.
Zappa married fashion stylist Lauren Knudsen in 2005. They have two daughters: Zola , 5, and Ceylon, 3. Lauren filed for divorce in March 2010 L.A. County Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. She applied to share legal custody of the two daughters.
Zappa (who’s birth name is Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa) worked as an MTV VJ in the 1980s. He composed and performed the theme music for The Ben Stiller Show. In 1999, Dweezil, alongside his brother, Ahmet, starred in a television series on USA Network called ‘Happy Hour’ which lasted for one season.
In ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s 2003 studio album ‘Poodle Hat’, Zappa performs the opening guitar solo and lends his vocal talents to the track ‘Genius in France’.
In 2006, Zappa organized the ‘Zappa Plays Zappa’ tour which began in Europe in May with dates in the U.S. from June. After a break it continued in the U.S. The 2007 version of the tour ran from July, finishing in Australia in early December.
Zappa’s solo career includes:
- 1982 – My Mother Is a Space Cadet
- 1986 – Havin’ a Bad Day
- 1988 – My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
- 1991 – Confessions
- 2000 – Automatic
- 2006 – Go with What You Know