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'Left Shark' Model Maker Angers Katy Perry's Lawyers

February 6th, 2015 12:22pm EST
Katy Perry's Lawyers Send Cease & Desist Letter To 'Left Shark'
Don't try to make a buck off of Katy Perry's stage props. Her lawyers have threatened to sue a Florida man who tried to sell "left shark" figures modeled after her back-up dancers from her Super Bowl half-time show on Sunday.

Two dancers dressed as sharks boogied next to the singer while she was performing, and "left shark" became an internet sensation for his awkward moves. Orlando-based sculptor Fernando Sosa tried to capitalize on the popularity by creating a 3D figure of the "left shark" and selling it online for $24.99.

However, Perry's lawyers quickly intervened and sent Sosa a ceas...
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Who's Fighting Over Robin Williams' Estate?

February 3rd, 2015 9:20am EST
Robin Williams' Estate Becomes A Family Battleground
After his tragic death last year, Robin Williams' estate has become a battleground for his wife and children.

The late actor's wife, Susan Schneider, is now claiming that the couple's children have taken items that were specifically bequeathed to her- jewelry, memorabilia, personal items and Williams' many awards.

Apparently, Williams' estate specifically gave those items to his children, Zachary, Zelda and Cody. Schneider, however, argues that Williams had bequeathed her a house to live in, and that the jewelry, memorabilia and other items found in that home count as hers.

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Suge Knight Facing Life In Prison

February 2nd, 2015 11:36pm EST
Suge Knight
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight may soon be finding himself on death row -- or at least close to it -- after a hit-and-run incident on Thursday left one man dead and another injured.

The hip hop mogul was formally charged with murder on Monday after killing a friend during an altercation on a movie set. Knight's bail was set at $2 million, but a judge revoked it before the charges were filed when the county bail commissioner deemed him to be a flight risk.

Shortly after Knight's bail was revoked, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey charged him with murder, attempted pr...
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You Won't Believe What This Ex Power Ranger Is Accused of Doing

February 2nd, 2015 8:59am EST
Power Ranger Rick Medina, Jr. Arrested For Killing Roommate With
Rick Medina, Jr., best known for playing the Red Ranger on "Power Rangers Wild Force," was arrested over the weekend for murdering his roommate.

L.A County Sheriff's deputies booked the actor on Saturday afternoon. Medina, 37, and his roommate Joshua Sutter got into an altercation in Palmdale, Calif.

During the fight, Medina and his girlfriend reportedly retreated into a bedroom when Sutter forced his way in. Then Medina stabbed his housemate in the stomach with a sword, according to TMZ.com.

Medina subsequently called police and was arrested for murder. Bail was set at $1 million. Sutte...
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Why Does Jesse Ventura Think 'American Sniper's' Chris Kyle Is No Hero?

January 29th, 2015 12:30pm EST
Why Does Jesse Ventura Think 'American Sniper's' Chris Kyle Is N
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has no interest in the blockbuster film "American Sniper."

Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the hit movie.

The former governor testified that Kyle fabricated a chapter in his "American Sniper" regarding an incident between the two which reportedly took place in a California bar in 2006. Kyle reportedly punched Ventura for allegedly saying the SEALs "deserved to lose a few" in Iraq. The former wrestler said the incident never occurred.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.

Cosby'...
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