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NBC Ices Hockey Analyst’s Claim That He Was Fired for Being a Heterosexual Man

Former NHL player and NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick, a heterosexual man, failed to convince a New York federal judge that he was terminated because of his gender and sexual orientation — in part, because the “similar” unpunished conduct that Roenick pointed to as evidence was a scripted skit between two Olympic figure skaters that […]

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NBC Ices Hockey Analyst’s Claim That He Was Fired for Being a Heterosexual Man

Former NHL player and NBC Sports commentator Jeremy Roenick, a heterosexual man, failed to convince a New York federal judge that he was terminated because of his gender and sexual orientation…

Hollywood Docket: Disney Gets Favored Turf in ‘Predator’ Rights Fight

Disney’s 20th Century unit will win the first round in an ongoing battle over franchise rights to the 1987 action film Predator. On April 15, two dueling suits were filed. First, in San…

Flag on the Play: How an Ambush Interview Put Fox Sports Host in a Legal Red Zone (Guest Column)

On May 24, NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe nabbed an interception on his Fox Sports show, Undisputed, when he called star wide receiver Julio Jones, then a member of the Atlanta Falcons…

Comcast Rips Lack of Support From Biden Justice Dept.

According to Comcast, the Biden-era Department of Justice lacks candor, feigns ignorance, obfuscates, and really needs to stand by the courage of its convictions. What provokes such harsh…

MoviePass Operators Reach Settlement With FTC

The operators of the now-defunct MoviePass have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve concerns that they actively prevented subscribers from using their service and…

John Stamos Backs Jeff Franklin in ‘Fuller House’ Firing Suit

Full House creator Jeff Franklin has brought some star power into his suit against Bryan Behar, who replaced him as showrunner of Fuller House, and is also skewering the investigation Warner…

Spotify’s “Discovery Mode” Being Probed by House Judiciary Committee

A new feature Spotify is testing out in a pilot program has caught Congress’ attention. Discovery Mode, which was first announced in the fall, lets artists and labels agree to take a lower…

Evidence Destruction Warrants “Shitty Media Men” Trial, Says Writer

A federal judge in New York will soon have to decide whether to send Moira Donegan to trial for allegedly defaming Stephen Elliott in a spreadsheet called “Shitty Media Men,” which circulated…

Scooter Braun Involved in $200M Legal Dispute Over Private Equity Fund

Scooter Braun, the music industry megastar who launched Justin Bieber’s career, is now afflicted with a significant legal dispute over actions in getting a new private equity fund off the ground…

Weinstein Co. Buyer Headed to Trial for Jilting “Architect” of Deal

Lantern Capital Partners is now facing the prospect of explaining at trial its moves three years ago when it maneuvered to buy most of The Weinstein Company’s assets out of bankruptcy for about…

Hollywood Docket: Biden Admin Is OK With Antitrust Trial for Comcast

As observers wait to see whether Biden-era regulators will give the thumbs up or thumbs down on mega media mergers, the new administration made an under-the-radar move on the antitrust front…

Netflix Stuck Between a Cop and a ‘Murderer’ Lawsuit

Netflix’s fancy First Amendment arguments have failed to persuade a federal judge in Wisconsin to dismiss a libel lawsuit over Making a Murderer, the Emmy-winning documentary series about…