Hollywood Docket Top 5: Producer v. Farrah Fawcett estate; Kelsey Grammer's $10 settlement; Rip Torn's bank robbery
10:56 AM PST 12/21/2010 by Matt Belloni
- Producer Craig Nevius has responded to the lawsuit filed against him by the estate of Farrah Fawcett. Nevius, who was sued for botching the documentary of the late actress and embezzling, claims the estate has mishandled money. [AP]
- A U.K. High Court judge has given the MPAA a victory over Newzbin, a site that indexes files posted to Usenet newsgroups, ruling that the website helped its members violate copyrights. The decision extends the liability of an ISP. [LAT]
- Kelsey Grammer is paying just $10 to settle a lawsuit with a man who claimed the 2008 film "Swing Vote" had copied his script. [TMZ]
- Google doesn't like the suggestion that targeting a journalist for allegedly participating in the leak of sealed documents is similar to China's efforts to crack down on free speech. [C&C]
- Actor Rip Torn plans to enter pleas to burglary and firearm charges after allegedly becoming intoxicated and breaking into a bank with a loaded gun thinking it was his home. [AP]
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