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NOV
3
4 WKS

Justice Department Suing to Stop Merger of Two Biggest In-Theater Advertising Companies

Justice Department Suing to Stop Merger of Two Biggest In-Theater Advertising Companies

The Department of Justice doesn't like the message it's getting from the proposed merger of in-theater advertising companies National CineMedia and Screenvision and has announced that it is filing a federal lawsuit in New York to block the $375 million deal.

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NOV
2
4 WKS

Hollywood Docket: Nancy Grace Settles Slander Lawsuit, Admits Incorrect Reporting

Hollywood Docket: Nancy Grace Settles Slander Lawsuit, Admits Incorrect Reporting

Nancy Grace has settled a lawsuit in which she was accused of slandering Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy who has been suspected in the murder of a 15-year-old girl.

Skakel was convicted in 2002 for the 1975 killing of Martha Moxley, but after spending 11 years in prison, he was freed a year ago for a possible retrial.

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OCT
31
4 WKS

Judge Restrains Lindsay Lohan From Promoting Her Social Shopping App

Judge Restrains Lindsay Lohan From Promoting Her Social Shopping App

Just a day after Lindsay Lohan, her younger bother, Michael Lohan Jr., and Vigme, Inc. were hit with a $60 million lawsuit over a mobile social commerce app that lets users peek into the virtual closets of celebrities and purchase wardrobe items, they are now subject to a temporary restraining order that prohibits them from promoting the technology and seeking partnerships and investments for the app.

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OCT
31
4 WKS

Why Chuck Close's Legal Fight Over Art Resale Royalties Might Impact Climate Change

Why Chuck Close's Legal Fight Over Art Resale Royalties Might Impact Climate Change

In a somewhat unusual development, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear en banc a dispute over the constitutionality of the California Resale Royalties Act.

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OCT
31
4 WKS

Celebrity Photographer's Family at War Over 'Bert Stern: Original Madman'

Celebrity Photographer's Family at War Over 'Bert Stern: Original Madman'

Behind the camera of Bert Stern lies a heated family feud.

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OCT
30
4 WKS

'American Hustle' Sparks $1 Million Libel Lawsuit by Former New Yorker Writer

'American Hustle' Sparks $1 Million Libel Lawsuit by Former New Yorker Writer

It's a very brief exchange in American Hustle: Jennifer Lawrence's character Rosalyn tells her husband, Irving, played by Christian Bale, that microwaves take the nutrition out of food. "That's bullshit," Irving replies, and his wife shows him a magazine and says, "It's not bullshit. I read it in an article. Look, by Paul Brodeur."

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OCT
30
4 WKS

James Franco Settles Lawsuit Over Charles Bukowski Biopic

James Franco Settles Lawsuit Over Charles Bukowski Biopic

James Franco has figured out a way to resolve a lawsuit over Bukowski, possibly leading to the release of the film about German-born author Charles Bukowski, once called the "laureate of American lowlife."

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OCT
30
4 WKS

Paramount Beats Movie Investors' Fraud Claims at Trial (Exclusive)

Paramount Beats Movie Investors' Fraud Claims at Trial (Exclusive)

After a week's worth of trial proceedings, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest has heard enough and has issued a decision in favor of Paramount Pictures in a long-running case over its "Melrose 1" film slate.

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OCT
30
4 WKS

Stan Lee Media Precluded From Asserting 'Spider-Man' Ownership

Stan Lee Media Precluded From Asserting 'Spider-Man' Ownership

Stan Lee Media Inc., the company founded by Stan Lee in 1998 and then abandoned by him three years later, has lost its second big decision in as many days and probably its best hope of ever being adjudicated the rightful owner of "Spider-Man" rights.

This time, the decision comes from a Pennsylvania judge who was tasked with figuring out what to do about SLMI's somewhat innovative attempt to intervene in Disney's lawsuit against a theatrical producer.

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OCT
30
4 WKS

Judge Rejects Bid of Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams to Win 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

Judge Rejects Bid of Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams to Win 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

In a ruling that could set up one of the biggest trials ever over alleged song theft, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt on Thursday denied Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that explores the origins of the blockbuster hit "Blurred Lines."

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OCT
29
4 WKS

Judge Nixes Playwright's Bid to Free 'Zorro' From Intellectual Property Grip

Judge Nixes Playwright's Bid to Free 'Zorro' From Intellectual Property Grip

What's the difference between masked vigilante Zorro and detective Sherlock Holmes? Answer: Tyranny and diligence.

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OCT
29
4 WKS

Stan Lee Beats Namesake Company in Fight Over 'Spider-Man' Rights

Stan Lee Beats Namesake Company in Fight Over 'Spider-Man' Rights

Stan Lee will forever be a comic book legend, but the company he left behind will also be a bit of an embarrassment to his legacy. The latest news about Stan Lee Media Inc. comes on Wednesday in the form of a short memorandum by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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OCT
29
4 WKS

FCC Proposes Treating Online Video Providers Akin to Cable

FCC Proposes Treating Online Video Providers Akin to Cable

On Tuesday, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler threw his support behind a rule change with the potential to transform the television industry — one that would give online video providers the same access to programming that cable and satellite operators currently enjoy.

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OCT
29
4 WKS

'Titanic' Bit Actor's Lawsuit Over Back Pay Survives in Lighter Form

'Titanic' Bit Actor's Lawsuit Over Back Pay Survives in Lighter Form

The actor who says he was bumped up from an extra to a principal performer on James Cameron's Titanic is traveling a little lighter in his lawsuit over whether he is entitled to back pay from the 1997 blockbuster.

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