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Hollywood Docket: Teamsters strike averted; Shaq vs. Steve Nash; 'Girls Gone Wild' jury verdict

  • Teamsters members agreed Sunday morning to the "last, best and final" offer from studios, averting a strike by Hollywood transportation workers and others. They didn't get the 3% raise they wanted (2% will have to do) but the studios agreed to pay enhancements related to medical tests and drivers licenses and such. Will this be a preview of upcoming negotiations with other guilds? [THR]
  • SAG has agreed to an AFTRA proposal to form a small working group headed by their respective presidents to discuss the possibility of a merger of the actors unions. [THR]
  • An executive producers of the reality show "Shaq Vs." is Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, and apparently there's an interesting backstory here. Nash claimed that Shaquille O'Neal stole his idea for the show, even hiring an entertainment lawyer to possibly pursue a claim, before settling for a credit. The show has also sparked a separate idea theft lawsuit from a book author. [AZ Republic]
  • Former White House counsel John Dean analyzes whether wrongfully ousted government official Shirley Sherrod has a false-light invasion of privacy claim against Breitbart and Fox News. [Findlaw]
  • A St. Louis jury has found that a woman who appeared topless in "Girls Gone Wild" had no expectation of privacy because she played to the camera, even though she didn't sign a release. [OnPoint]