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JUL
29
27 MINS

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Suing Auction House Over Bruce Lee Poster

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Suing Auction House Over Bruce Lee Poster

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says his signed Bruce Lee poster is being auctioned off against his wishes — and he's fighting to get it back.

The former NBA star has filed a lawsuit against Julien's Auction House to retrieve 152 personal items, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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JUL
29
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Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Accuser Dropped by Lawyer

Bryan Singer Sex Abuse Accuser Dropped by Lawyer

With director Bryan Singer's motion to dismiss the teen sex abuse lawsuit filed against him by Michael Egan still pending in Hawaii, Egan's attorney Jeff Herman is withdrawing from the case, Herman said in a statement Tuesday.

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JUL
29
6 HRS

SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

SCOTUSblog Founder Joins Marvel Superhero Appeal for Jack Kirby Estate (Exclusive)

In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Goldstein is perhaps most famous for running the invaluable SCOTUSblog, which on July 21 highlighted Kirby v. Marvel Characters as its "Petition of the Day."

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JUL
29
7 HRS

Major League Baseball Embroiled in Explosive Legal War Over TV Deals (Exclusive)

Major League Baseball Embroiled in Explosive Legal War Over TV Deals (Exclusive)

On the verge of retirement, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig probably doesn't want baseball fans to read this story. In fact, he's threatened to "impose the strongest sanctions available" on two team owners for what's about to be detailed.

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JUL
28
1 day

Family Files Lawsuit Over Use of Dead Relative's Photo on 'Southland'

A woman and her daughter filed a lawsuit Monday charging an autopsy photo of their son/brother who was murdered that is part of a montage at the beginning of the TV show Southland violates their privacy, has inflicted great distress and caused other problems.

The suit in Los Angeles Superior Court claims the picture of their dead relative was misappropriated and has unjustly enriched the defendants.

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JUL
28
1 day

Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

Paramount Slams Opposing Lawyers in Film Investment Lawsuit

On Friday, Paramount Pictures renewed its bid to have a New York federal judge dismiss a nearly six-year-old lawsuit that alleges the film studio committed fraud in raising financing for its "Melrose I" slate of movies, including Mean Girls, Elizabethtown, Collateral and remakes of The Manchurian Candidate, The Stepford Wives and Alfie.

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JUL
28
1 day

'Conjuring' Producer Calls Warner Bros.' $750,000 Check Insufficient for Sequels

'Conjuring' Producer Calls Warner Bros.' $750,000 Check Insufficient for Sequels

When Warner Bros. officially announced on July 7 that the sequel to The Conjuring, entitled Annabelle, would come out this autumn, it might have been under normal circumstances a celebratory moment for those involved in building the budding horror franchise. After all, the first film grossed an astounding $318 million worldwide.

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JUL
28
1 day

Record Industry Targets General Motors, Ford Over Music-Copying Vehicles

Record Industry Targets General Motors, Ford Over Music-Copying Vehicles

In efforts to collect money over the copying of music, the record industry has reached as high as the skies and as far as New Zealand, but the latest target is a moving one.

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JUL
25
4 DAYS

Bryan Singer Dismissed from U.K. Teen's Sex Abuse Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Bryan Singer Dismissed from U.K. Teen's Sex Abuse Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Bryan Singer has been dismissed from the federal teen sex abuse case brought against him by an anonymous British actor.

"We are pleased the case was dismissed," the director's attorney Marty Singer tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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JUL
24
5 DAYS

Florida Launches Explosive Lawsuit Over Visual Effects Company's Blow-Up

Florida Launches Explosive Lawsuit Over Visual Effects Company's Blow-Up

After handing over a substantial amount of tax incentives only to watch Digital Domain falter, Florida is now taking action in an effort to recover tens of millions of dollars from the VFX company's former executives and board members, including leader John Textor. On Tuesday, the state filed an expansive, politically explosive fraud lawsuit that opens in an incendiary manner:

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JUL
24
5 DAYS

Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis-Size App Lawsuit

Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis-Size App Lawsuit

Hewlett-Packard has settled a trademark infringement suit regarding the name of a penis-measurement app sold in its app store.

Ernest Evans, the singer-songwriter who performed as Chubby Checker, sued HP last year for selling the app under the punning title "The Chubby Checker." In the settlement, filed July 22, HP admits no liability but agrees not to make use of the singer’s stage name, related trademarks or likeness.

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JUL
23
6 DAYS

Former Asia Singer, Fired Las Vegas Musical Director Sues Casino

After being fired from the Las Vegas musical Raiding the Rock Vault, co-director John Payne has fired off an expansive lawsuit that claims breach of contract, copyright violations and slander.

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JUL
23
6 DAYS

Pharrell Williams Goes for Knockout Win in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Pharrell Williams Goes for Knockout Win in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

One year ago, the world was grooving to "Blurred Lines" when the song of the summer prompted a courtroom battle now destined to make its mark in the annals of music history.

PHOTOS 'The Voice': Meet Season 7 Coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams

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JUL
23
6 DAYS

A&E Television Sued Over 'Duck Dynasty' Camo Clothing (Exclusive)

A&E Television Sued Over 'Duck Dynasty' Camo Clothing (Exclusive)

On an episode of A&E's Duck Dynasty, Uncle Si Robertson proclaimed, "My favorite color is camo."

The line soon made its way onto T-shirts and hoodies, but according to a lawsuit filed in Florida on Tuesday, A&E couldn't camouflage its role in participating in trademark infringement.

PHOTOS Redneck TV: 'Honey Boo Boo,' 'Duck Dynasty' and Cable's Blue Collar Boom

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