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Courtney Love has been in the news again recently, this time as the defendant in a defamation suit. The rocker has just settled for the impressive sum of $430,000. The forum for her defamation? Twitter.

The suit was filed by fashion designer Dawm Simorangkir, otherwise known as the “Boudior Queen,” after Ms. Love [...]

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A new California law has gone into effect, which imposes criminal liability on:

any person who knowingly and without consent credibly impersonates another person through or on an Internet Web site or by other electronic means for purposes of harming, intimidating, threatening, or defrauding another person.

Any person found guilty of [...]

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Three years after Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, California prosecutors are trying two of her doctor’s and her attorney/boyfriend, Howard K. Stern. The three are being tried for conspiracy to prescribe controlled substances to an addict. Assistant District Attorney Renee Rose made opening statements to a jury on Wednesday, saying [...]

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A Los Angeles County jury recently awarded Don Johnson $23.2 million in lost profits for his role in the 90′s television show “Nash Bridges.”

In February 2009, Johnson sued three entertainment companies associated with the show’s production — Rysher Entertainment, 2929 Entertainment, and Qualia Captial — in Los Angeles County Superior [...]

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Celebrities are often criticized for being negative role models — showing kids all the wrong things to do. We often hear stories of stars drinking and driving, partying all night, or taking pictures with a gun in their mouth and putting it on Twitter (thank you, Lindsay Lohan). Although entertainers do not always [...]

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Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough

On November 12, 2009 By JETLaw

Money, that is. It seems the Jackson clan cannot get enough of the late pop icon’s money. In papers filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, November 6, father Joe Jackson requested an allowance from Michael’s estate. According to the documents, 80-year-old Joe’s monthly expenses are estimated at more than $15,000 [...]

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Hasta La Vista, Paparazzi?

On October 18, 2009 By Jenn Weizenecker

The Terminator has added a new weapon to the arsenals of celebrities, like himself, who are waging an ongoing war against the paparazzi. This past Sunday, Governor Schwarzenegger signed an amendment to California’s anti-paparazzi law, which will allow lawsuits against media outlets that provide compensation for and first publish images that they knew [...]

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When Moses lost the extra five commandments, I am certain one of them stated Thou Shalt Not Mess with Oprah. It’s too bad, because forty companies are about to wish they had heeded that advice.

On April 19, Oprah Winfrey, through her corporate entity, Harpo, Inc., filed trademark infringement suits against [...]

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