Posts tagged "lawsuits"

Mike Tyson’s Tattoo Artist Suing Over The Face Tatt In “The Hangover 2″

"The Hangover 2" opens this weekend, and apparently there is someone besides Mel Gibson who will not be eagerly waiting in line with a bucket of popcorn to get a good seat. In the movie, Ed Helms wakes up in a bathtub and discovers that he has a poorly done tribal tattoo o…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 23, 2011

Lady Gaga Sues Over Breast Milk Ice Cream

Lady Gaga is not too happy about The Icecreamists newest flavor in their London ice cream parlor. It's called Baby Gaga and it's made from human breast milk. The milk is given by volunteers, who are registered blood donors, and then is pasteurized and mixed with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The flavor…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 8, 2011

Why Is Zooey Deschanel Suing Steve Madden Shoes?

Zooey Deschanel seems like a sweet girl, but she's also got a bit of a fierce business side. The actress is apparently suing Steve Madden for $2 million for a collaboration that never happened. Apparently, Deschanel had planned to team up with the footwear retailer to create a line of shoes and accessories,…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 20, 2010

Did MTV Steal The Idea For “Jersey Shore”?

"Jersey Shore" may be the hot(tub)est show on television in eons. But one writer is considering legal action against MTV for ripping off his idea. Christopher Gambale submitted a treatment to MTV for a show called "Guidos: A Reality Series." He wrote it and registered it with the Writer's Guild of America back…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2010

Donald Duck Accused Of Groping A Woman

A good rule of thumb: never trust a man without pants. On a trip to Epcot Center in 2008, 27-year-old April Magolon stopped to get Donald Duck's autograph. And after obliging, Donald allegedly grabbed her breast and molested her. April is now suing Disney for $50,000 for negligence, battery, and infliction of emotional distress.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 13, 2010

DJ AM Gets Sued By A Neighbor, Even Though He’s Dead

Isaac Toveg used to live next door to DJ AM, also known as Adam Goldstein. And Toveg claims that when he went outside, he'd often find a "gaseous foul odor and/or smell" coming from DJ AM's yard. Toveg says that along with the horrible smell, he would have trouble breathing and would get sick…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 4, 2010

Apple Being Sued For iPads That Shut Down In The Sun

Pissed that their uber-expensive tech toys shut down in intense heat and sun, three iPad users are suing Apple for everything from false advertising to breaching consumer protection laws. The three plaintiffs -- Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning -- have filed their complaint in Oakland, CA, and their lawyer hopes to…
By: Lily Q / July 29, 2010

Vampire Weekend Sued By The Girl On Their Album Cover

When I first saw the cover for Vampire Weekend's sophomore album, Contra, I thought it was weak. It's a shadowy Polaroid pic of a redheaded girl donning a light yellow Ralph Lauren polo shirt, collar halfway popped. I assumed they'd snapped the pic recently—since the band has fully embraced preppiness, I guessed that was a…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 16, 2010

Gary Coleman Nude Clip Sparks A Lawsuit And The Creeps

A lot of people have trouble letting sleeping dogs lie. Not to call Gary Coleman a dog, but a site called Kikster.com has obtained a clip of the deceased actor flashing the camera, and has packaged it with the headline, "Gary Coleman was Not Little! Exclusive Video of Gary Coleman Exposed." I think it'…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 28, 2010

Former Scientologists Say The Church Pressured Them To Get Abortions

Not that we ever thought particularly good things about the Church of Scientology and their Xenu-fearing ways, but this new report from the St. Petersburg Times is particularly disturbing. While members of the Sea Org—the highest order of Scientology whose members supposedly sign an employment contract for one billion years—have been allowed to marry each…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 14, 2010

Stripper Sues NFL Star Who Ditched Her After She Got Pregnant

Here's just another reason why condoms are awesome. Stripper Silvia Mena met Washington Redskins star Albert Haynesworth over Super Bowl weekend in Miami and the two allegedly began seeing each other. But then Silvia got pregnant. When she told Albert in late March, she claims he said that he would "emotionally and financially support Silvia."…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 26, 2010

Don’t You Dare Use Marlon Brando’s Name Without Permission

When it comes to celebrities and clothing items, it's common practice for designers to honor their favorite stars by naming select pieces from the collection after them. But Marlon Brando's people aren't very happy about a leather jacket that pays homage to him; they are very angry at Joe's Jeans for their two transgressions.
By: Bianca Posterli / May 26, 2010

Laura Day: Psychic To The Stars Or Con Artist?

New Agey celebs such as Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Aniston are big fans of psychic/author Laura Day, who wrote three bestsellers including How To Rule The World From Your Couch, which sounds amazing if it really worked. But according to Adam Robinson, the co-founder of the Princeton Review and Laura'…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 14, 2010

Nicollette Sheridan Sues “Desperate Housewives” Creator For Being The Most Abusive Boss Ever

It's easy for me to say this, considering I am The Best Boss In The World ®, but Marc Cherry suckkkkks. He's the creator of "Desperate Housewives," which makes him pretty douchey in my book because I hate that show, but allegedly, he's an abusive douche to members of the cast and crew. Nicollette Sherida…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 6, 2010

Lady Gaga’s Ex Suing Her For $30 Million

You know how you feel when an ex calls like a year after you broke up, and instead of confessing what a fool he was and how miserable he's been without you, he just asks if he can get his crappy hoodie back? Well, Lady Gaga is totally having that feeling times 10 today.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 19, 2010

If You’re Old, Fat, Or Ugly, Don’t Count On Working At Prada

Apparently, the devil does wear Prada, and his name is Davide Sesia. The CEO of the high-fashion line is now dealing with a lawsuit in which an employee claims she and over a dozen others in the Japan office were discriminated against because of their looks. Rina Bovrisse, the accusing staffer, said that Sesia…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 16, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade Over Commercial

Lindsay Lohan's career is so far in the toilet, especially after Ungaro put her on time-out, that now she's taking legal steps to earn money. Lindz has filed a lawsuit against the financial firm E-Trade for a commercial that shows a baby boy trading on the stock market and apologizing to his girlfriend…
By: Annika Harris / March 9, 2010

Man Sues Axe Spray Over Side Effect

Axe claims it can make women love you even if you’re dumb enough to smell like body spray you can buy at the drugstore. Yet poor, unsuspecting dudes spend their allowance hard-earned cash on the man deodorizer all across the world. And shockingly enough, Vaibhav Bedi, after seven years of shellacking himself in Lynx (the…
By: Simcha / November 2, 2009

A Flight Attendant Takes On Oprah Winfrey In Court

Here's a doozy of a celebrity lawsuit for you. Corrine Gehrls was a flight attendant on Oprah's private jet, until she was fired in June. Apparently, a second flight attendant and Oprah's goddaughter told the Big O that Corrine had sex with pilot Terry Pansing during a flight, and Oprah was not amused.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 12, 2009

Director Of “My Nappy Roots” Sues Chris Rock Over “Good Hair”

Chris Rock's "Good Hair" hasn't even come out yet, and he's already being sued. Filmmaker Regina Kimbell filed the suit, claiming that the flick infringes on the copyright for her award-winning documentary, "My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage," which she maybe screened for Chris Rock two years ago. The lawsuit claim…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2009