• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
AUG
26
10 HRS

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

The Weinstein Company Wins 'Lovelace' Lawsuit

A depiction of oral sex can qualify as transformative fair use in the right context. That's just one of the lessons from a federal judge's ruling on Monday concerning The Weinstein Company's Lovelace, a biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace.

Read More
AUG
26
11 HRS

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

It's Official: Suing Over Graffiti Is Fashionable

As far as the exact moment when street art rose from renegade to mainstream, good arguments could be made for when the work of Keith Haring started selling at contemporary art auctions, or perhaps when Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for an Oscar. But the month of August 2014 is certainly going to go down in the annals of graffiti as well.

Read More
AUG
26
13 HRS

Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

Investors Attack How Paramount Calculates Damages in Film Finance Lawsuit

Quite possibly, Paramount Pictures will be going to trial to defend claims made by Wall St. investors who say they put up $40 million for a slate of films only to see no return. If such a trial takes place, the investors don't want the studio to bring forth an expert who would testify about what would have happened if the investors kept investing in Paramount films.

Read More
AUG
26
16 HRS

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music Sues Over VH1 DJ Competition Series

Universal Music describes a new lawsuit over VH1's Masters of the Mix as a "cut-and-dry copyright infringement case," but modest trappings aside, there's a few reasons to pay attention to this one.

The complaint was filed in California on Friday against Je T'Aime Media Group, the show's producer. Interestingly, VH1 and its corporate parent Viacom are not named as defendants.

Read More
AUG
26
17 HRS

CBS Sued Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo Puppet

CBS Sued Over 'NCIS' Farting Hippo Puppet

CBS Broadcasting is alleged to have violated copyright by selling a farting hippo puppet featured on more than a dozen episodes of NCIS.

Read More
AUG
26
18 HRS

Marlon Wayans Tweet Is at Center of Lawsuit

Marlon Wayans Tweet Is at Center of Lawsuit

Just how much legal trouble can one tweet cause? Marlon Wayans is finding out in a new lawsuit brought by an actor who says he was hired for the upcoming film Haunted House 2.

Read More
AUG
25
2 DAYS

'Raging Bull' Dispute Rages Past Appellate Rulings

'Raging Bull' Dispute Rages Past Appellate Rulings

The next chapter in a very old legal fight over the Martin Scorsese-directed Raging Bull will be written soon enough, and on Friday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals provided a preamble of sorts.

Read More
AUG
22
4 DAYS

CBS Station's Identity Mistake Won't Result in Defamation

CBS Broadcasting has prevailed in a lawsuit involving a Pittsburgh affiliate's bad error to show Christopher William Ghrist as the guy who was arrested on drug charges and other offenses.

In truth, it was Christopher Wayne Ghrist who was arrested, then escaped custody, triggering a manhunt, where he was captured by police with a loaded firearm.

Read More
AUG
22
5 DAYS

M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

After more than three years, a dispute over M.I.A.'s halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI has been resolved.

Read More
AUG
22
5 DAYS

Appeals Court Denies Aereo's Request for New Hearing

Appeals Court Denies Aereo's Request for New Hearing

Aereo is officially on the ground floor again.

Read More
AUG
21
5 DAYS

Joshua Grode Hired at Irell & Manella to Co-Chair Transactions Group

Joshua Grode Hired at Irell & Manella to Co-Chair Transactions Group

Corporate media attorney Joshua Grode has been hired as transactions group co-chair and partner at Irell & Manella.

Grode, who has been a Hollywood Reporter Power Lawyer every year since 2007, joined the firm from Liner LLP, where he was a partner. He will co-chair Irell's transactions group with current chair Gregory Klein.

Read More
AUG
21
5 DAYS

Al Gore Claims Al Jazeera Is Using His Money to 'Buy Favor With Its Distributors'

Al Gore Claims Al Jazeera Is Using His Money to 'Buy Favor With Its Distributors'

Last week, Al Gore and Joel Hyatt filed a lawsuit against Al Jazeera for withholding $65 million in escrow from the $500 million purchase of Current TV.

Read More
AUG
21
6 DAYS

Hollywood Docket: Street Art, Folk Songs and Cryptocurrency

Hollywood Docket: Street Art, Folk Songs and Cryptocurrency

From street art to cryptocurrency, here are some things heating up the court docket in the entertainment industry:

Read More
AUG
20
7 DAYS

'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Sued Over Manager's Commissions

'Criminal Minds' Actor Thomas Gibson Sued Over Manager's Commissions

Frontline Entertainment Management is taking Criminal Minds actor Thomas Gibson to court over money allegedly owed to the firm's Craig Dorfman.

Read More