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JUL
2
4 WKS

Tyler Perry Wins 'What Would Jesus Do' Trademark Battle

Tyler Perry Wins 'What Would Jesus Do' Trademark Battle

While not scripture of ecclesiastic precept, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has declared Tyler Perry to be the winner in a battle over "What Would Jesus Do."

The other contestant in this bout was Kimberly Kearney, who was once known as "Poprah" on the VH1 series, I Want to Work for Diddy.

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JUL
2
4 WKS

'Think Like a Man Too' Producers Dissolve Production Company, Face Lawsuit

'Think Like a Man Too' Producers Dissolve Production Company, Face Lawsuit

The production company behind Kevin Hart’s comedy hits Think Like a ManRide Along and About Last Night is closing its doors, and its founders, Rob Hardy and William Packer, are facing a lawsuit from a shareholder.

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JUL
2
4 WKS

Lindsay Lohan Suing Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Character

Lindsay Lohan Suing Over 'Grand Theft Auto' Character

Lindsay Lohan continues her streak of eyebrow-raising publicity rights lawsuits with a new one that takes aim at Take-Two Interactive Software over Grand Theft Auto V, which she alleges features a character based on her.

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JUL
2
4 WKS

Katy Perry 'Witchcraft,' Kendrick Lamar Sampling Spark New Copyright Lawsuits

Katy Perry 'Witchcraft,' Kendrick Lamar Sampling Spark New Copyright Lawsuits

Katy Perry and Kendrick Lamar are both facing new lawsuits claiming they've misappropriated songs in hit releases.

PHOTOS Katy Perry Prismatic Concert Tour Underway in Raleigh

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JUL
1
4 WKS

Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heirs for Auctioning His Award

Academy Sues Oscar Winner's Heirs for Auctioning His Award

A Oscar statuette awarded in 1942 is at the center of a new lawsuit against the heirs of late Oscar-winner Joseph Wright and the auction house which allegedly sold his award.

LIST The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films

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JUL
1
4 WKS

Disney Beats Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit

Disney Beats Sexual Harassment Retaliation Lawsuit

In a lawsuit exploring the repercussions of office romance, the Walt Disney Company has prevailed against a former manager in its archives division.

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JUN
30
4 WKS

Warner Bros. Aims to Shoot Down Author's 'Gravity' Lawsuit

Warner Bros. Aims to Shoot Down Author's 'Gravity' Lawsuit

If best-selling author Tess Gerritsen hopes to prevail in a $10 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the blockbuster film Gravity, she'll first need to dodge the studio's motion to dismiss.

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JUN
30
4 WKS

George Zimmerman Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against NBC

George Zimmerman Loses Defamation Lawsuit Against NBC

A Florida judge has ruled that George Zimmerman can't prevail in a defamation lawsuit against NBCUniversal and some of its television reporters and, as a result, has granted the media company's motion to dismiss.

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JUN
27
1 month

Michael Jackson Documentary Featuring 'Private' Footage Triggers Lawsuit (Exclusive)

Michael Jackson Documentary Featuring 'Private' Footage Triggers Lawsuit (Exclusive)

The production company behind Michael Jackson: The Last Photo Shoot has filed a lawsuit against the executors of the late singer's estate.

At the center of this dispute is never-before-seen footage taken of Jackson in 2007, two years before he died.

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JUN
27
1 month

Fox and Dish Debate What Aereo Ruling Means for Place-Shifting Technology

Fox and Dish Debate What Aereo Ruling Means for Place-Shifting Technology

Any Supreme Court opinion is important. But maybe just as consequential are the interpretations from movers and shakers.

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JUN
26
1 month

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

Aereo Ruling: The Winners and Losers (Analysis)

When The Hollywood Reporter spoke to experts before the Supreme Court's Aereo argument two months ago, they predicted a tough fight for Aereo, but also that the case was so complex legally that the result could be as lopsided as 8-1 in either direction.

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JUN
26
1 month

MGM Doesn't Think Its James Bond Lawsuit Over 'Section 6' Is Hasty

MGM and Danjaq, rights-holders of the James Bond franchise, are looking to shield a lawsuit from a motion to kill.

The plaintiffs are suing Universal Pictures and screenwriter Aaron Berg over an alleged Bond film knockoff, but Universal argues that the spy flick Section 6 remains unproduced and hardly a firm go, and as such, tells the judge that the lawsuit is a "patent waste of resources."

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JUN
26
1 month

Sony Music Argues Copyright Claims Fly Against United Airlines Contractor

Sony Music Argues Copyright Claims Fly Against United Airlines Contractor

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court looked down on Aereo's system of capturing over-the-air television programming and relaying those copyrighted works to digital devices. It's now time to look higher — thousands of feet above terrestrial signals to what's happening on airlines traveling internationally.

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JUN
26
1 month

Halle Berry Lawsuit: Any Such Thing as a Free Celebrity Gift?

Halle Berry Lawsuit: Any Such Thing as a Free Celebrity Gift?

A lawsuit brought by Halle Berry is now wading into the topic of celebrities being gifted luxury items. Surely, most people would love to get their hands on designer clothing, expensive electronics and other goods for no cost, but maybe such things are not free after all.

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