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Concerns for Hollywood Megadeals Emerge Amid Justice Dept. Posturing

After decades of lenient enforcement, federal antitrust enforcers under the Biden administration are signaling they will increasingly challenge mergers as part of an effort to address the consolidation of various industries by a handful of companies. Proposed mergers between Hollywood conglomerates, studios and major talent firms that have yet to be approved may fit the […]

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Concerns for Hollywood Megadeals Emerge Amid Justice Dept. Posturing

After decades of lenient enforcement, federal antitrust enforcers under the Biden administration are signaling they will increasingly challenge mergers as part of an effort to address the

Michael Ovitz Resolves Dispute With Insurer Over Anita Busch Settlement Payment

CAA co-founder and former Walt Disney Co. president Michael Ovitz has resolved a dispute with his insurance company over its refusal to pay a larger share of his nearly $13 million settlement with

Alec Baldwin Argues ‘Rust’ Crewmember’s Lawsuit Should Be Dismissed

Alec Baldwin and other Rust producers are claiming immunity in a bid to dismiss a lawsuit from the movie’s script supervisor over the on-set shooting in October that resulted in the death of…

Kevin Spacey Seeks to Toss Out $31M ‘House of Cards’ Ruling

Kevin Spacey is seeking to toss out an arbitration ruling that he must pay House of Cards producer MRC nearly $31 million for alleged sexual misconduct behind the scenes of the Netflix

Cardi B Wins Million-Dollar Defamation Verdict Against YouTuber

A federal jury on Monday sided with Cardi B on her accusations that a YouTuber waged a “malicious campaign” to hurt the superstar’s reputation, issuing a verdict that the woman had defamed the…

Lawsuit Claims Universal Duped Ana de Armas Fans Into Watching ‘Yesterday’

California resident Michael Rosza in October watched the trailer for Universal’s Yesterday and thought that Ana de Armas played a substantial role in the romantic comedy. But upon renting it…

Vanessa Bryant Accuses L.A. County of Destroying Evidence In “Cover Up” Over Crash Photos

Two days after Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, Joey Cruz, a deputy trainee at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, was spotted at a Norwalk bar showing off gruesome photos of…

Bill Paxton’s Family Can Seek Punitive Damages Against Cedars-Sinai in Wrongful Death Suit

Bill Paxton’s family can seek punitive damages against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in connection with their claim that it failed to perform an autopsy as promised in an effort to cover up his…

AMC Argues Robert Kirkman Can’t Have “Do-Over” in ‘Walking Dead’ Profits Case

An L.A. judge in July breathed new life into a profit battle waged by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and several executive producers seeking a bigger stake in the zombie franchise when…

Britney Spears to Gain Control of Her Money as Judge Refuses to Reserve Funds for Legal Fees

The fight over whether Britney Spears should pay millions in legal fees racked up by her father while he was conservator of her estate isn’t over, but an L.A. judge won’t allow funds to be kept…

Judge Dismisses Ousted UMG Exec Charlie Walk’s Lawsuit Against Former Attorney

A New York state judge tossed a lawsuit on Tuesday brought by ousted Universal Music Group executive Charlie Walk against New York attorney Marc Kasowitz for allegedly botching negotiations over…

Triller’s Suit Against Podcasters Over “Troll” Reviews Tossed by Judge

Ryan Kavanaugh’s legal feud with a husband-wife podcasting duo isn’t over, but an L.A. judge has found his social video platform Triller can’t pursue claims that they directed fans to tank the…