Posts tagged "lawsuits"

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 told…

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…

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…

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. Now, Gehrl…

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 claims that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2009

Model Finds The Frenemy Blogger Who Called Her A Skank

Earlier this week we told you about Liskula Cohen, the model who was pissed off because an anonymous blogger was calling her mean names on the internet. A judge ruled that Cohen had the right to know the identity of the blogger behind “Skanks In NYC,” so she could sue them for defamation, and ordered…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2009

Anonymous Blogger To Be Revealed, Promptly Sued

If someone started a blog about you, where they posted photos and called you a “skank” and a “ho,” what would you do? Would you sue? That’s exactly what Liskula Cohen wants to do, but the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” which is devoted to trashing the blonde model, is anonymous. However, a Manhattan judge…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2009

Catfight! Stella McCartney Versus Bono’s Wife

Apparently, Bono’s wife, Ali Hewson, isn’t as charitable a soul as her husband. The UK’s Daily Mail is reporting that the claws have come out—and Stella McCartney is the target! Ali and her business partner, Bryan Meehan, have a company called Nude Skincare and are feeling cranky about the name of Stella’s new fragrance, “Stella…

Nina Carbone / August 12, 2009

Woman Sues School After Three Months Of Joblessness

Trina Thompson graduated in April with a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College in New York. It’s now August, and she still hasn’t been able to find a job. Now, Thompson is suing Monroe, saying the Office of Career Advancement hasn’t provided her with the leads and career advice that was promised.

There are two…

Catherine Strawn / August 3, 2009

How Sacha Baron Cohen Keeps From Getting Sued

On Friday night, I went to see “Bruno.” I laughed. (Hardest at the part where Bruno goes camping with a bunch of rednecks and, as they sit around the campfire, he asks them which “Sex and the City” character they are.) I cried. (When Bruno’s velcro suit caused chaos at a fashion show, and he’…

Beyonce Goes After Bootleggers

This must just be the week of frivolous lawsuits!

Beyonce has filed a federal lawsuit in New York against a group of people who are selling bootleg copies of her CDs and other knock-off merchandise at her concerts around the world.

According to TMZ, her legal team hasn’t been able to track dow…

BET / June 20, 2009

Stripper Kicks Man In The Head. Plus, Other XXX Lawsuits.

There’s a reason men are not allowed to touch strippers. Florida resident Michael Ireland was promptly (and rightfully) kicked in the head after forcefully slapping the butt of stripper Sakeena Shageer, aka “Suki,” at Cheetah nightclub in West Palm Beach last September. Ireland is now suing the club—he says the kick broke some bones and…

Daniela Guernica / June 5, 2009

Victoria’s Secret: She’s Giving You A Rash!

Victoria’s got a secret. Formaldehyde, the same stuff that preserves corpses, may be giving your boobs a lift, a rash, and even permanent scars. A few women are claiming they developed medical issues from wearing the “Angel’s Secret Embrace” and “Very Sexy Extreme Push Up” bras, and want Vicky to compensate them. Lead by Roberta…

Simcha / November 12, 2008

Quickies!: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets A Lot Of, Um, “Fan” Mail

According to Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets more death threats than anyone else on “The View.” [New York Post]
Barack Obama’s half-hour infomercial on CBS, NBC, Fox and Spanish-language Univision was viewed by 29.9 million people last night, according to Nielsen. [E! Online]
Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn are moving out of Anna Nicole Smith’s home…

Annika Harris / October 30, 2008

Strange But True: Woman Sued L’Oreal Over Brown Hair

Back in 2005 a woman in Bridgeport, CT, filed a lawsuit against L’Oreal Inc. alleging her social life was ruined when she accidentally dyed her hair brown with one of the company’s products. Supposedly Charlotte Feeney, whose hair is a “natural blonde hue,” used a box of hair dye that was allegedly mislabeled “blonde” but…

Catherine Strawn / October 8, 2008

Woody Allen Beats Off American Apparel

American Apparel is known for perverse ads which feature their scantily dressed female employees. Although, CEO Dov Charney has already been sued by some of his former employees, he believes in equal opportunity, or so he said in a deposition tape, “I frequently drop my pants to show people my new product.” Vomit. But now…

Simcha / April 2, 2008
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