Michael Douglas and ex-wife Diandra Douglas Despite being diagnosed with throat cancer, Michael Douglas refuses to delay his court battle with ex-wife Diandra Douglas over her claim that she's entitled to half his earnings from the upcoming 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' which opens Sept. 24. Diandra had offered to postpone the hearing, but "Michael declined -- he wants to get this over with as soon as possible," a source told Page Six. Lawyers representing the actor and his ex tangled in a New York court Tuesday.

The suit appears to hinge on a clause in Michael and Diandra's divorce settlement that entitles her to 50 percent of any earnings Michael receives from any movies he did -- including residuals, merchandising and ancillary rights -- during their 23-year marriage. According to Diandra's lawyers, that provision includes any "spinoffs" of Douglas' movies.

That, her camp says, should include director Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street' follow-up, in which Michael reprises his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko.