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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. It seems the denim brand never requested approval to name their leather jacket The Brando, and they labeled one of their e-newsletters “The Wild One,” the title of one of Brando’s films in which he wears a leather jacket. Now, Brando Enterprises has slapped the company with a lawsuit, claiming Joe’s is “infringing and misappropriating the Brando name.” Keep reading »

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’s ex, she is nothing but a con artist. Robinson is suing Day, claiming that he supported her financially, wrote most of her bestselling books, and that she used his “psychological weaknesses” to manipulate him out of his money. Whatever the heck that means. Keep reading »

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 Sheridan — who played Edie on the show until the character was killed off — just filed a $20 million lawsuit against Cherry for assault and wrongful termination. Drama on Wisteria Lane! Keep reading »

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. Her ex, songwriter and producer Rob Fusari, is suing her for $30 million and 20 percent ownership of her company. See, Rob wasn’t just a boyfriend—he also helped shape her sound and persona. Keep reading »

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 her to fire a bunch of co-workers for being “old, fat, disgusting or not having the Prada look.”

Sesia also demanded that Bovrisse herself revamp her look. (We infer that she didn’t as she was put on “involuntary leave.”) This type of discrimination is of course unacceptable, but we do have to wonder what brought on this sudden wave of “ugly firings”? Or has this been going on forever? [NY Daily News]
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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 for not calling the night before. The baby girl becomes suspicious and asks if he was with “that milkaholic Lindsay.” Keep reading »

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 Asian version of Axe), has discovered the real “Axe effect”….

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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, Gehrls is suing for $75,000, saying that the accusations are totally false and that she’s been defamed. The crux of her case are polygraph tests from both her and this pilot saying that they never bumped pelvises on duty. Oprah has a grand tradition of beating every lawsuit that comes her way—lord knows she can afford the lawyer bills—so do you think Gehrls has a chance on this? [Reuters] Keep reading »

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 there are major similarities between the two films, including the inspiration (their daughters) and the interviews with medical pros, celebs and comedians. Plus, both filmmakers go to hair relaxer manufacturing plants and touch on India’s involvement in providing hair for weaves. Even the trailers for both films are pretty similar—just compare the “My Nappy Roots” preview above to the “Good Hair” one after the jump. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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 Google to fork over the email address that the blogger used to start the site. At the time, Cohen said she hoped the person wouldn’t end up being someone she knows and considers a friend. Well, after doing some internet sleuthing — using Google, I assume? — Cohen discovered that her nemesis was, in fact, a frenemy! The woman behind “Skanks in NYC” is a “social acquaintance” — her name hasn’t been revealed — who Cohen describes as “an irrelevant person” whom she’d bump into at events and restaurants. So what did Cohen do with this new information? The answer may surprise you. Keep reading »

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