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One would have to be living under a rock to have missed the drama that has unfolded in recent weeks between Charlie Sheen and his former employer Warner Brothers — the studio that produces the CBS show “Two and a Half Men.” Following Sheen’s rash of media exploits — from his interviews with [...]

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Maverick in a Twilight Contract Blood Bath

On February 25, 2011 By Jenn Weizenecker

The Twilight franchise has grossed almost $800 million, and Nanette Shipley alleges she has not gotten a fair share of this blood bank. Nanette filed a lawsuit in LA superior court claiming that Maverick Films did not pay her what she was owed for being the literary scout who discovered the books with [...]

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MLB Salary Skimming–The Underbelly of Opportunity

On November 30, 2010 By Alex Payne

As Major League Baseball (MLB) continues the post-steroid cleanup, yet another ugly issue has raised its head–salary kickbacks for front office personnel and scouts which deprive young Latin American baseball prospects of hundreds of thousands of dollars in signing bonus money. After a lengthy federal investigation, criminal indictments were filed against [...]

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Back in October 2007, Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading international developer, publisher, and distributor of interactive games, released its third version of popular video game Guitar Hero(R), titled, Guitar Hero(R) III: Legends of Rock(TM) (“GH III“). The game (featuring hits from legendary artists such Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Pearl Jam) was immediately a Continue Reading

Anheuser-Busch Shows MLB Its Bitter Beer Face

On November 16, 2010 By Henson Millsap

The thirty-year marriage of Budweiser and Major League Baseball (MLB) turned sour late last week when Anheuser-Busch (A-B) filed suit against the league. A-B alleges that the league’s licensing arm, MLB Properties, reneged on an agreed sponsorship renewal for the upcoming season. The brewer, whose sponsorship rights were set to expire later this [...]

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The lead character “Dora” of Nickelodeon’s wildly popular animated television show, “Dora the Explorer,” has embarked on a variety of journeys during her ten years on the air. Interestingly, “Dora’s” most recent excursion involves a trip to the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. More specifically, fourteen-year-old Caitlin Sanchez, the actress [...]

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Library Cards: Now Saving You $8.99/Month!

On September 29, 2010 By Megan DeLockery

The red Netflix movie envelope has become a well-known sight, with fifteen million customers recently joining the service to receive DVDs in the mail or view films through online streaming. The convenience and simplicity of Netflix’s service has even contributed to the collapse of some of its competitors, with former market leader, Blockbuster, declaring bankruptcy [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On September 20, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

Reading song lyrics online may be a thing of the past as federal court grants injunction in copyright infringement lawsuit seeking to remove free online lyrics.

Specific termination clause in contract may protect Bruce Pearl from termination at the University of Tennessee for NCAA violations.

Ashton Kutcher may [...]

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Bad Apple

On August 18, 2010 By Chris Lantz

Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.

A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently found [...]

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What Will You Be Doing in 17 Years?

On August 10, 2010 By Richard Jacques

Well if you are current NHL and now formerly New Jersey Devils’ winger Ilya Kovalchuk, you thought it was going to be playing hockey for the New Jersey Devils still. The only problem is that the NHL back on July 20 ruled that the deal was invalid and voided it. The [...]

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