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Actor Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly are nearing the end of their divorce proceedings and have decided not to turn back in the 11th hour.  That is all well and good ... except for the fact that they have now reconciled.

Their marriage fell apart in March of 2012 when Kimberly filed for divorce.  Two months later she withdrew the paperwork and they decided the union was still salvageable.

In October 2012 Kimberly called it quits yet again and filed legal separation papers claiming that he was a bad husband who continued to cheat on her.

On November 30, Dennis pulled the plug and filed divorce papers against Kimberly in Los Angeles Superior Court.  She subsequently filed a petition for primary physical custody, as well as child support for the couple's twins, Thomas and Zoe.

The paper work is now awaiting the signature of an L.A. divorce court judge and a divorce is imminent.   They hope to figure out a way to make each other happy outside of the bonds of holy matrimony.  Good luck with that.

Dennis was previously married to P.J. Soles (1978-1983) and actress Meg Ryan (1991-2001).  Ryan and Quaid have a son Jack.

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Dennis Quaid's wife, Kimberly Buffington-Quaid, has filed for divorce after eight years of marriage.

"The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities ... that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation," the divorce petition reads.

Kimberly is asking for fair division of their community assets.  In Dennis' answer to the petition, he says he wants her to get nothing.

A temporary custody order provides both parents time with their children.  The temporary order also gives Kimberly possession of their main residence and the Mercedes.  Dennis gets the Cadillac Escalade and a condo.

"The parties shall cooperate with one another in using the Range Rover," the order says.

The couple have twins, age 4, who nearly died shortly after birth when they were given an accidental drug overdose.

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Soul Surfer star Dennis Quaid recently wrote an article for Newsweek.  The actor was very candid about his past cocaine use and how it affected his life.

He categorized his previous cocaine use as the "biggest mistake" of his life.  Quaid moved from Houston to L.A. in 1974 and joined the party scene.

Quaid talked about how it started: "It was very casual at first.  That's what people were doing when they were at parties.  Cocaine was even in the budgets for movies, thinly disguised.  It was petty cash, you know?  It was supplied on movie sets because everyone was doing it."

When it came to signing deals, Dennis said instead of having a drink, you'd have a line.  He admits it was a contributing factor to his inability to handle the fame that was coming his way.

He got into a viscous cycle: "I'd wake up, snort a line, and swear I wasn't going to do it again that day.  But when 4 o'clock rolled around, I'd be right back down the same road like a little squirrel on one of those treadmills."

In his early days he was in a band called the Eclectics and it was during that time that he realized it was time for a change.  After a "crazy" show, he had a revelation: "I had one of those white-light experiences that night where I kind of realized I was going to be dead in five years if I didn't change my ways.  The next day I was in rehab."

His 80's were fueled by drugs, and the 90's were his recovering years... when he was finally chiseled into a person: "It gave me the resolve and a resilience to presevere in life.  If I hadn't gone through that period, I don't know if I'd still be acting.  In the end, it taught me humility.  I really learned to appreciate what I have in this life."

Quaid marriage P.J. Soles in 1978 but the union ended five years later.  He went on to wed actress Meg Ryan in 1991.  Their ten year union produced a son Jack.

Dennis married his current wife Kimberly Buffington in 2004.  They have twins, a son Thomas and daughter Zoe.

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Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly have reached an agreement with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and will be paid $750,000 as compensation for the accidental overdose of their twin babies one year ago, pending approval of a Los Angeles judge.

Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace, born in November 2007, were each given massive doses of the blood thinner Heparin, at 1,000 times the common dose for infants.  The babies spent five days in intensive care fighting for their lives.  They have reportedly suffered no lasting side effects and are healthy thirteen-month-old toddlers.  Cedar-Sinai was fined $25,000 by the California Department of Public Health after an investigation into the incident.

Court papers filed Monday with L.A. Superior Court said, "The settlement is the result of extensive negotiation between the parties and their respective legal representatives, and is intended to avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of litigation."

The Quaid's have also filed a lawsuit again Heparin manufacturer Baxter Healthcare Corporation over negligence in packaging adult and pediatric dosages in similar vials.  This is believed to be how the mix-up occurred.

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Actor Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly are saying goodbye to Hollywood. No, Dennis is not retiring from acting, they have decided to move closer to family and friends. Dennis told Extra:
The train is going down the tracks."

The couple are moving to Quaid's hometown of Houston with their 7-month old twins, Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace.
We have a lot of family there and we have a really nice plot of land. We have 30 or 40 friends and family members within two miles of us. It's kind of a no-brainer."

The family suffered a near tragic ending for their twins last year when they were given 10,000 units of the blood thinner Heparin (the normal dose is 10 units). Dennis said:
They went through a medical catastrophe. Thank God it had a happy ending. We took them to the kiddie pool for their first swim today. They loved it."

Kimberly and Dennis have been working hard to make sure that the nightmare they lived doesn't happen to any other families. They have established a foundation and will be lobbying for a barcode procedure to minimize human error in the medical field.

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Kimberly Buffington knew something was wrong on an evening in November as her twins lie in the hospital for routine treatment for a possible staph infection. "I just had this horrible feeling come over me, and I felt like...the babies were passing...I just had this feeling of dread."

Kimberly Buffington and husband Dennis Quaid went into gruesome detail of the medical mishap that nearly killed their twins on 60 Minutes.

The babies, Zoe Grace and Thomas Boone, were given massive overdoses (10,000 times the normal dose) of the blood thinner, Heparin, which nearly caused them to bleed to death. "There was blood everywhere," says Quaid.

Dennis and Kimberly sued Baxter, the maker of Heparin, and have set up a foundation to fight the problem of hospital errors, one of the leading causes of death in America.

Until now, the couple has been quiet about their ordeal.

View video of Dennis Quaid and Kimberly Buffington on 60 Minutes below.

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Vantage Point carries the tag line: 8 strangers, 8 points of view, 1 truth. Set in a picturesque Mexican city, it is an action drama thriller that details a presidential assassination plot. The movie topped the weekend box office, taking in $24 million.

The star studded cast includes William Hurt as the president, Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox as secret service agents, Forest Whitaker as a camera toting American tourist. Sigourney Weaver works for a major television network and is filming a rally for the Mexican and American presidents. The duo are set to deliver speeches in front of a flag waving crowd in a huge open air square amid picturesque scenery of the city.

The premise is that Dennis Quaid's character has just returned to his secret service duties after being shot in a previous assassination attempt on his boss, the President. His fellow agents are wary of his ability to perform his duties and he looks like he's not sure about it himself.

We are treated (might be the wrong word) to an series of events that last a very short period of time but get replayed over and over and over again. Each time we are seeing it through the eyes of a different person. With each roll back to 11:59am, the scene begins anew, with more insight into the plot and involvement of our cast of characters.

Forest Whitaker films the entire event with his small handheld video camera, and ends up getting pulled into the chase. His performance is perhaps the most compelling and believable as the innocent bystander who gets swept up in the pursuit, directly on the heels of the secret service.

There is an incredible car chase scene that defies all logic but is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat as the good guys pursue the bad ones.

Some of the plot seems trumped up but it is still a good way to spend an hour and forty minutes. Check out the trailer below.

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by Meg at . Comments

Dennis Quaid and his wife became the parents of twin children via a surrogate mother on November 8th. The babies, a boy Thomas Boone and a girl Zoe Grace were born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They reportedly received an overdose of the drug Heperin, a blood thinning agent that is used to flush out IV lines.

The mistaken dose of anti-coagulant was administered to the twins on Sunday evening and caused them to bleed internally. They are in neo-natal intensive care where they have been given Protomine to reverse the effects of the other drug. They are said to be in stable condition.

The hospital has reportedly had thirteen previous cases of heperin overdose.