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Items Du Jour: Nicole Richie Sues Kitson, Anne Hathaway Cuts Her Hair, H&M Teases

Miranda Kerr on Vogue Italia—Reality star-turned-fashion designer Nicole Richie is having difficulty with some of the stores her line is carried in. Majestic Mills, the company who owns her line Winter Kate, is going after Kitson for $240,000 worth of product given and not yet paid for.

—Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman gave birth to her first daughter, India Pearl, on Sunday night. This is Chapman’s first child with Hollywood producer husband Harvey Weinstein.

—Steven Meisel shot Miranda Kerr and her puppy for Vogue Italia. Does the puppy’s cuteness trump the cover’s 3-D-ness?

—For years, Anne Hathaway has proudly flashed her flowing, long brunette hair. Now the actress has chopped it off for a film role. What do you think of her new ‘do?

—Corrine Day, the fashion photographer noted for propelling Kate Moss’ career with their FACE editorial in 1990, passed away on Friday after a battle with brain cancer.

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Taylor Lautner Sues Trailer Company

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Legal Issues, Rants, Rumors,

Taylor Lautner

There’s a new he-diva around town: is suing a trailer company for “emotional distress.”

The star planned to buy a customized 2006 Country Coach Recreational Vehicle (RV) for $300,000 to use while filming new movie Abduction but has launched legal action over his “annoyance” that the vehicle wasn’t delivered on time.

The actor filed a lawsuit at Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday against McMahon’s RV after the dealership failed to have the vehicle delivered by the agreed date of June 21. Taylor, 18, has claimed breach of contract and fraud and is demanding unspecified damages from the company.

Madonna Sued Over Material Girl Line

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Madonna and daughter LourdesWhile may be the Material Girl, she may not be allowed to use the name for her clothing line.

The Queen of Pop - who worked on a range of clothes entitled Material Girl with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes - is being sued by LA Triumph for using the same name as their clothing collection.

“Our client and its predecessor have been continually selling similar clothes in similar retail outlets at similar price points under the Material Girl brand since at least 1997 and Madonna and her new-found company do not have the right to trade in the same space under this brand,” lawyer Peter Afrasiabi told X17online.

Chris Arledge, an intellectual property lawyer, added, “As a result of their acts, our client faces a risk of being subsumed by Madonna’s profile, obvious worldwide notoriety and the massive spending campaign by Madonna, her company and retailers on her behalf.”

American Idol Contestant Sues Show for $300 Million

Rejected contestant Ian Benardo doesn’t have a prayer of getting $300 million from the show, though he recently filed a lawsuit asking for this staggering sum. We’re pretty sure Benardo has filed suit more for publicity than for money…so we’re going to give it to him.

If you don’t know who Ian Benardo is, it’s probably because you didn’t watch the spectacular which aired in May. Benardo turned an otherwise average stage show into a circus when he ripped the microphone out of the hands of comedian Dane Cook and proceeded to scream out his agenda to the masses.

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Simon Cowell Sued for $3.8 Million

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Television, Legal Issues, Rumors,

Simon Cowell Britain's Got TalentA former Britain’s Got Talent contestant is suing and his reality show for 2.5 million pounds (or $3.8 million USD). Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai says the judges of the show are guilty of “exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism.”

To be fair, she’s probably got a point. To play devil’s advocate, she probably should have expected it. Has she never watched the show before?

Her statement: “[] makes a select number of rich people very, very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street through exploitation, humiliation, degradation and a re-emergence of modern-day barbarism with all its inherent cruelty.”

Pretty heavy. Will Simon Cowell be forced to pay for damages? Even so, we’re sure he can afford it.

You can watch Czikai’s audition .

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Mix Tape: Remembering Live Aid, Suffering Live Nation

Live Aid-Old enough to remember Live Aid? An upcoming biopic titled When Harvey Met Bob will tell the story of how music promoter Harvey Goldsmith and musician Bob Geldof organized that 1985 worldwide event.

-Cancellations and low ticket sales for various acts have impacted Live Nation’s bottom line. The concert promoter’s adjusted operating income is predicted to be down at least $40 million from last year.

-According to Amy Winehouse, her next album will be out in “six months at the most.” The singer says the sound will be “very much the same” as her last release “where there’s a lot of jukebox stuff and songs that are ... just jukebox, really.”

-Vampire Weekend is the subject of a bloody lawsuit. The woman pictured on the cover of Contra claims her picture was illegally used after someone forged a signature on the release form.

TV Talk: Lawsuit for Hayden Christensen, Paycheck for Don Johnson

Hayden Christensen-Hayden Christensen and his brother are suing USA Network for allegedly stealing their idea behind Royal Pains. I’d like to sue him for everything he did in Star Wars.

-Who knew Nash Bridges was worth millions? Former star Don Johnson just won $23.2 million in back profits from Rysher Entertainment Inc.

-Speaking of profit, that’s what Jeremy London will do as a result of his strange kidnapping/drugging story. The Mallrats star will now get time with Dr. Drew on Celebrity Rehab.

-A recovering Barbara Walters will make a video appearance this Monday on The View. The co-host, who had heart surgery in May, won’t return to her chair until September.

-Want to relive Alex Wong’s amazing routines (sniff) from So You Think You Can Dance? Now you can watch episodes online!

Michael Douglas Defends Earnings From Ex-Wife

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Break-ups, Divorce, Legal Issues,

Michael and Diandra Douglas’ ex-wife has filed a lawsuit claiming she is entitled to half the money he has earned from new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Diandra Luker received a $45 million payout from the couple’s divorce in 2000, but she now claims she is entitled to 50 percent of the earnings Michael makes from any spinoffs to his previous films. The 65-year-old actor - who has been married to for 10 years - is said be furious with his former spouse’s suit.

Michael starred in the original Wall Street movie in 1987, and according to him, the new Oliver Stone movie is a “sequel”, not a “spinoff.” However, Diandra’s lawyer Nancy Chemtob told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper last week, “It’s the same character, the same title, just years later.”

Michael’s lawyer Marilyn Chinitz said, “They’re not the same thing. He doesn’t want her to be an albatross around his neck forever.” On Wednesday, Justice Cooper told the lawyers he hasn’t yet come to a conclusion regarding the case and he will not until he decides whether it should go ahead in New York or be sent back to Santa Barbara, California, where the former couple divorced.

Vet Sues Mariah Carey For Unpaid Bills

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Legal Issues,

Mariah Carey and her dog is being sued by her vet.

The singer - who is married to rapper-and-presenter - reportedly owes just under $30,000 in unpaid bills for Dr. Cindy Bressler’s services for her pets. The veterinarian filed claims in a New York court yesterday, alleging the pop star has paid just $8,200 towards the $37,800 worth of charges for “extraordinary services” given to her three dogs, JJ, Cha Cha and Dolomite in one month. The filing states Cindy tended to the pets “at the special instance and request” of Mariah between October 31 and December 2, 2009.

“She rendered veterinary services including extraordinary services to the defendant’s canines. Dr. Bressler performed work, labor and services on the defendant’s canines… at the agreed price and reasonable value of $37,790.32, which sum Mariah agreed to pay.”

If Cindy’s claim is successful, Mariah will also have to pay her legal costs making the final total sum higher. Cindy’s attorney told gossip website TMZ the vet was in charge of feeding and grooming the pooches while Mariah was away in Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for 41-year-old Mariah said her legal team were not aware of the lawsuit.

American Idol Band Sues Show

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, American Idol, News,

American IdolThe American Federation of Musicians filed a lawsuit on Friday against Productions. The paperwork says that Idol never obtained official permission from the union for “selling digitally-encoded audio files containing” songs played by the Idol band.

The musicians were never included in any monies or decisions regarding ringtones and song files sold by the show, which the legal paperwork claims violates the union agreement. The suits asks for $500,000 for damages and monetary compensation for the musicians’ pension fund.

That’s a sum which American Idol could easily afford.

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