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Meet the Lawyer Claiming He Was Tricked Into Selling Grammy Awards Tickets

Meet the Lawyer Claiming He Was Tricked Into Selling Grammy Awards Tickets

This story is about Matthew Blakely of the Blakely Legal Group who represents actors, television producers and athletes, and until recently, was a member of the Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammy Awards each year.

Blakely is in the midst of a difficult situation because he sold premium tickets to the 2013 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center for an amount somewhere between $65,000 and $89,500. Those who wound up with the tickets were denied entry, and now Blakely is facing a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court after failing to refund the money.

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Celebrity Nude 'Art' Exposes the Limits of the Law (Guest Column)

Celebrity Nude 'Art' Exposes the Limits of the Law (Guest Column)

As we all probably know by now, numerous female celebrities were recently victimized by hackers who stole copies of intimate photos and posted them on various corners of the Internet where commenters gawked at the pictures and derided the women for their poor judgement. Last week, a Florida artist took it one step further and announced plans to display unaltered and uncensored copies of the stolen, graphic photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton at an October art show.

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Former Intern Drops Lawsuit Against CBS, David Letterman's Company

Former Intern Drops Lawsuit Against CBS, David Letterman's Company

Internship lawsuits are everywhere in Hollywood, but it's rare they end this quickly.

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How James Cameron Ran Into Problems Enforcing a Code of Silence at an Elementary School

How James Cameron Ran Into Problems Enforcing a Code of Silence at an Elementary School

This week, an administrative judge in San Francisco at the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision in a curious case involving famed film director James Cameron.

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'Dungeons & Dragons' Movie Fight: "Son of a Bitch" Sequel Spat Heads to Trial

'Dungeons & Dragons' Movie Fight: "Son of a Bitch" Sequel Spat Heads to Trial

A version of this article appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

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SeaWorld Hit With Lawsuit Over Failure to Advise on 'Blackfish' Impact

SeaWorld Hit With Lawsuit Over Failure to Advise on 'Blackfish' Impact

When SeaWorld Entertainment reported its second-quarter financials on Aug. 13, it acknowledged for the first time that Blackfish had in some way hurt its business. Up until then, the parks giant preferred to not draw any direct line between attendance and the 2013 documentary that attempted to show mistreatment of orcas in captivity. The silence has now provoked a shareholder class-action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California federal court.

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MGM's Grip on Two Clint Eastwood Classics Challenged in Lawsuit

MGM's Grip on Two Clint Eastwood Classics Challenged in Lawsuit

The latest spaghetti western will be settled in a New York federal court after licensor P.E.A. Films filed a lawsuit that seeks to terminate Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer's contracts pertaining to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, For a Few Dollars More and Last Tango in Paris.

PEA is the house of Italian Alberto Grimaldi, who produced the first two films starring Clint Eastwood and the last one featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Marlon Brando.

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Fox News Suffers Major Legal Defeat to TVEyes

Fox News Suffers Major Legal Defeat to TVEyes

On Tuesday, a New York federal judge issued a significant "fair use" ruling, and in the process, handed Fox News a major legal loss in its attempts to protect its news shows from exploitation.

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Adam Carolla Settles Lawsuit Over Popular Podcast Business in Midst of Trial

Adam Carolla Settles Lawsuit Over Popular Podcast Business in Midst of Trial

A day after being cross-examined on the witness stand at a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, Adam Carolla has come to a settlement with his ex-producer Donny Misraje, a former long-time friend who helped the comedian and Fox News contributor build what has been called the world’s most downloaded podcast.

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Adam Carolla Testifies in Trial Over Podcasting Partnership Agreement

Adam Carolla Testifies in Trial Over Podcasting Partnership Agreement

Adam Carolla testified Monday against claims that he removed his former friends from his popular podcasting business without paying them for their stakes in it.

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Studio Hiring Pacts Spark New Class Action Lawsuit

Studio Hiring Pacts Spark New Class Action Lawsuit

Testing the maxim that once is never enough, Robert Nitsch Jr, a former visual effects worker at DreamWorks Animation, has became the latest to go to court over an alleged conspiracy to deny workers in the visual effects community better work opportunities.

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Marvin Gaye's Children Use Audio Mashup to Prove 'Blurred Lines' Is Infringing

Marvin Gaye's Children Use Audio Mashup to Prove 'Blurred Lines' Is Infringing

On Monday, Marvin Gaye's children delivered a message to a California federal judge: Hearing is believing, so listen up.

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Hollywood Docket: David Letterman's Interns; Lifetime's Killer Movie; BBCA's 'Orphan Black'

Hollywood Docket: David Letterman's Interns; Lifetime's Killer Movie; BBCA's 'Orphan Black'

Lawsuits from former entertainment industry interns are no longer a trend. They are an epidemic.

The latest is a proposed class action filed by Mallory Musallam on behalf of himself and others similarly situated against CBS Broadcasting and Worldwide Pants, producer of The Late Show with David Letterman.

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Jay Z Argues Sound Engineer's Song Rights Lawsuit Came Too Late

Jay Z Argues Sound Engineer's Song Rights Lawsuit Came Too Late

Jay Z has filed a motion to dismiss Chauncey Mahan's lawsuit that asks a judge to declare the sound engineer to be a joint author of 45 songs, including "Big Pimpin" and "Things That U Do," plus unpublished outtakes from Vol 3… The Life and Times of S. Carter.

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