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Originally posted 08/26/2013 04:00PM
Reality TV star Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-husband Jon of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book.
The federal lawsuit says he took the material for a book called Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World.
The suit, filed Monday in Philadelphia, says the book was written by her ex-husband's friend, writer Robert Hoffman, but has since been pulled from Amazon because the material was obtained illegally.
Originally posted 08/23/2013 05:30PM
Paula Deen and a former employee have reached a settlement to dismiss the remaining claims in a lawsuit that cost the celebrity chef a chunk of her empire.
The U.S. District Court in Savannah, Ga., on Friday formally dismissed the sexual harassment case with prejudice, meaning it can't be filed again, just days after the judge threw out the racial discrimination portion of the lawsuit.
A court document said both sides reached the settlement "without any award of costs or fees to any party."
Originally posted 08/12/2013 04:45PM
A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire.
Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, last year saying she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes during the five years she worked at their restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.
But U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. ruled Monday that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue them for race discrimination.
The ruling leaves intact Jackson's sexual harassment claims.
Originally posted 06/26/2013 02:55PM
Prince Jackson arrived at a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday to testify in a case filed over his superstar father's death four years ago.
The eldest son of Michael Jackson wore a dark suit and black tie as he walked into the courtroom where a judge is hearing the negligence case against AEG Live LLC.
The 16-year-old is the first member of his family to testify in the case, which is now in its ninth week.
Originally posted 06/21/2013 04:50PM
Originally posted 06/19/2013 06:00PM
Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
The 66-year-old Food Network star and Savannah restaurant owner was peppered with questions about her racial attitudes in a May 17 deposition by a lawyer for Lisa Jackson, a former manager of Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House.
Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers, own the restaurant. Jackson sued them last year, saying she was sexually harassed and worked in a hostile environment rife with innuendo and racial slurs.
Originally posted 06/11/2013 04:00PM
Paris Jackson's attempted suicide came in the middle of another family drama: the Los Angeles trial centering on the Jackson family's wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG.
Like other relatives, Paris has been personally drawn into case. She gave a pre-trial deposition in March, and was on the list of trial witnesses for Katherine Jackson's lawyers, along with Katherine herself and Paris's brother Prince Michael.
Also lingering was the very real possibility she'd have to take the stand – a question that takes on new sensitivity in light of her recent hospitalization. In a 911 call released Tuesday, a dispatcher said Paris cut her arm with a kitchen knife and took 20 Motrin on June 5.
Originally posted 05/27/2013 02:10PM
Amanda Bynes is vowing to take her bong beef against the police to the courts.
On Monday, the actress, 27 – who was arrested on Thursday night for reckless endangerment and underwent a psychiatric evaluation in the hospital – lashed out at the NYPD, Tweeting that she plans to sue them for "illegally entering my apartment, lying about drugs on me and lying about me tampering with non existent drug paraphernalia."
Bynes, who allegedly threw a bong out the window of her 36th-floor apartment in front of police, continued, "Then I'm suing for being put into a mental hospital against my will, then locked up overnight for coming home after a facial and working out with my trainer like the good girl that I am."
Originally posted 05/04/2013 10:15AM
When your son grows up and moves away, what to do with all his stuff? Old basketball jerseys, tarnished high school trophies, um, a few L.A. Lakers' championship rings?
If you're Pamela Bryant, the mother of Lakers star Kobe Bryant, you might consider selling them for a tidy sum.
But better check with Kobe first.
In a cease-and-desist letter to Goldin Auctions of West Berlin, N.J., Bryant is seeking to block his mom's June sale of 42 pieces of early Kobe memorabilia worth an estimated $1.5 million. He alleges the items are not hers to sell.
Originally posted 02/01/2013 01:05PM
There's apparently no gagging Lady Gaga when it comes to raging against former assistant Jennifer O'Neill, who is suing her onetime employer for alleged unpaid overtime.
While being deposed in the case, Gaga, 26, dropped a series of F-bombs, according to a videotape of the Aug. 6 session that's been obtained through court records.
"If you're going to ask me questions for the next five hours, I am going to tell you exactly what f––king happened, so that the judge can read on this transcript exactly what's going on," Gaga told one of O'Neill's lawyers.
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