Legal Issues

Sly Stone Awarded 5 Million In Lawsuit

January 28th, 2015 2:43pm EST
Sly Stone
Sly Stone was awarded $5 million in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled in favor of the performer in a lawsuit against his ex-manager, attorney and production company.

"It's a good day for Sly, it's a good day for entertainers in general," said Stone's attorney Nicholas Hornberger.

Stone's lawyers stated in the lawsuit that the funk legend's career was over and he was destitute when Goldstein and Glenn Stone convinced him to become an employee of and co-owner of Even St. Pro...

Madonna Album Leak Suspect Arrested In Israel

January 21st, 2015 2:19pm EST
Israeli Man Arrested For Hacking Madonna's Computer, Leaking Son
The man who allegedly leaked songs from Madonna's upcoming album "Rebel Heart" has been arrested in Israel. The 39-year-old suspect, who has not been named, reportedly hacked into the pop star's computer to gain access to her music.

The middle eastern country's Lahav 433 crime-fighting unit detained the man on Wednesday. The group said in a statement that officers are investigating allegations that the suspect "broke into the personal computers of several international artists over the past few months and stole promotional final-cut singles which have yet to be released and traded them onl...

Network Permanently Severs Ties With Cosby

January 17th, 2015 5:13pm EST
NBC Boycotts Bill Cosby
NBC's president announced on Friday that the network will never work with Bill Cosby again. Over the past few months, over 30 women have come forward claiming the actor/comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted them. He has denied all wrongdoing.

Cosby is most known for his hit 1980s NBC comedy "The Cosby Show, " but Robert Greenblatt has made it clear that the star is no longer welcome on the network.

When asked by reporters on Friday if executives at NBC have decided against working with Cosby again, Greenblatt responded, "I think it's safe to say".

NBC canceled plans to develop a new...

Rick Springfield 'Incredibly Relieved' Following Jury's Ruling

January 17th, 2015 3:55pm EST
Rick Springfield
A New York jury has cleared singer Rick Springfield of any wrongdoing in a civil injury lawsuit stemming from a 2004 concert.

In 2007, Vicki Calcagno sued the musician, claiming she suffered "serious, disabling and permanent injuries" after Springfield allegedly fell on her during a performance at the New York State Fair in 2004.

After a new witness emerged in 2013 a mistrail was declared, but a retrial kicked off in New York Supreme Court earlier this week. Springfield got teary when he gave his testimony on Tuesday, accusing Calcagno's lawyer, Kenneth Goldblatt, of manipulating the stor...

Bill Cosby's Attorney Fights Back Against Latest Accusations

January 17th, 2015 10:30am EST
Attorney: Bill Cosby Wasn't At Playboy Mansion On Night Of Alleg
Bill Cosby's attorney has slammed model Chloe Goins' accusations of sexual assault, claiming he has proof that the comedian wasn't present at the Playboy Mansion on the night of the alleged incident.

Goins says the actor gave her a spiked drink at the mansion in Holmby Hills, Calif., during Playboy founder Hugh Hefner's Midsummer's Night party in August, 2008. She claims she woke up naked with Cosby sucking her toes and pleasuring himself.

Earlier this week, she filed a report with the police, even though the statute of limitations for all sexual assaults except rape is six years.


Chris Brown's Probation Revoked Over Club Shootings

January 16th, 2015 8:33am EST
Chris Brown
A judge has revoked Chris Brown's probation because he performed at a club in San Jose, Calif., last weekend and five people were injured in a shooting. Brown also neglected to get court permission to leave Los Angeles County.

In addition, Brown's probation report included concern over another shooting at 1OAK during the weekend of the MTV Video Music Awards last August.

The judge overseeing the singer's case said there is no evidence to suggest the hip hop star was responsible for the shootings; however, the prosecution is worried that "people will get shot or seriously injured" when t...

Another Bill Cosby Accuser Files Criminal Charges

January 15th, 2015 8:56am EST
Model Meets With Los Angeles Police To Pursue Charges Against Bi
Los Angeles police have interviewed Chloe Goins, who accused Bill Cosby of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in 2008. The model made a formal complaint against the comedian, claiming he attacked her at the Playboy mansion when she was 18.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, Goins said Cosby gave her a drink and "everything kind of went a little foggy." When she woke up, she was naked in a bedroom, and Cosby was sucking her toes and masturbating. When she confronted him, he ran out of the room.

On Wednesday, Goins and her attorney met authorities to pursue criminal charges against Co...

Is Teresa Giudice Getting An Early Prison Release Date?

January 8th, 2015 4:03pm EST
Teresa Giudice Getting An Early Prison Release Date?
Just days after entering Danbury Federal Correction Institute in Danbury, Connecticut, Teresa Giudice has earned an early release date.

The Bureau of Prisons website's "inmate locator" feature lists the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star's release date as Feb. 5, 2016.

She was originally scheduled to be released in May of 2016.

Yahoo Celebrity revealed that the reality star could easily make six-figures upon her release from prison.

A sit down detailing her life behind bars could net her a huge payday.

"That alone is going to be a six-figure deal," predicted Ariel Stepp of the firm ...

Why Are Beats Headphones Creators Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Being Sued?

January 7th, 2015 8:39pm EST
Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre
Music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are being sued over their Beats audio products by a former partner in the electronics business venture who claims they duped him into selling his shares in the company before selling out to Apple.

Noel Lee, the CEO and founder of Monster Inc., which manufactures audio and video cables and components, filed the suit in San Mateo, California Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he would have greatly profited from the sale of Beats in 2014 had he not off his shares in the fourth quarter of 2013.

Apple bought beats from Iovine and Dre, real name Andre...

U.S. Still Looking To Extradite Roman Polanski For Sex Crime

January 7th, 2015 8:36pm EST
Roman Polanski
Filmmaker Roman Polanski is still wanted by authorities in the United States over an unlawful sex with a minor conviction in 1978.

The director, who fled the country for Europe after he pleaded guilty to the charges, is still a wanted man and is currently in Poland, where he was detained for questioning back in October but set free.

Polanski, 81, is reportedly preparing to begin filming a movie in the area, but the U.S. government has asked the Polish government to hand over Polanski so it can finally punish him for his crimes.

A spokesperson for the Polish prosecutor general told the As...