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Paramount Beats Movie Investors’ Fraud Claims at Trial (Exclusive)

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After a week’s worth of trial proceedings, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest has heard enough and has issued a decision in favor of Paramount Pictures in a long-running case over its “Melrose 1″ film slate.

Paramount Headed to Trial in Investors’ Fraud Lawsuit

A number of financial institutions including Allianz Risk Transfer, Marathon Structured Finance Fund, Newstar Financial and Munich Re Capital Markets claimed in a 2008 lawsuit they had been defrauded on 25 films released between April 2004 and March 2006, including such releases as Mean Girls, Elizabethtown, Collateral, The Manchurian CandidateCoach Carter, Team America: World Police, The

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James Franco Settles Lawsuit Over Charles Bukowski Biopic

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James Franco has figured out a way to resolve a lawsuit over Bukowski, possibly leading to the release of the film about German-born author Charles Bukowski, once called the “laureate of American lowlife.”

The actor-filmmaker-artist-professor was taken to California federal court in April by Cyril Humphris, who claimed to have film rights on Bukowski’s semi-autobiographical novel, Ham on Rye. Franco’s film was alleged to be infringing upon those rights.

In media interviews, Franco has expressed fondness for Ham on Rye, about a boy growing up in working-class Los Angeles in the 1940s who copes with various coming-of-age cruelties. He also said he was adapting it, though he

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‘American Hustle’ Sparks $1 Million Libel Lawsuit by Former New Yorker Writer

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It’s a very brief exchange in American Hustle: Jennifer Lawrence‘s character Roslyn tells her husband, Irving, played by Christian Bale, that microwaves take the nutrition out of food. “That’s bullshit,” Irving replies, and his wife shows him a magazine and says, “It’s not bullshit. I read it in an article. Look, by Paul Brodeur.”

The real Brodeur is a science journalist who was a staff writer at The New Yorker for nearly 40 years. He’s even written books (such as The Zapping of America) about the dangers of microwave radiation. But he’s never said that they take the nutrition out of food, he claims in a new lawsuit.

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Jane Lynch’s Divorce Finalized: $1.2M to Ex-Wife

“Glee” star Jane Lynch has finalized her divorce, and she’s agreed to give $1.2 million to her ex-wife to call it quits.

Dr. Lara Embry, Lynch’s ex-wife, finalized the divorce settlement with her famous ex-spouse on Monday, but she won’t be walking away empty-handed. TMZ reports that among other things, Embry will be receiving half of several bank accounts, retirement funds, royalties from Lynch’s television appearances, and half of their tax refund.

What can future divorcees learn from Jane Lynch’s split?

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Comcast OKs $50M Settlement in Philly Cable-TV Class Action

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Trinity, Highway Guardrail Manufacturer, Hit With $525M Verdict was the previous entry in this blog.

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Attack on Gay Couple Spurs New Philly Hate Crime Law

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The Truland millions: Lawyers probe what’s fair game, off the table



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Father and son businessmen plead guilty to felony tax charge



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Amanda Seales Takes a Hilarious Look at Love and Speaks on Black Women in Comedy

AS: The show is Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Stand comedy club in New York City on Third Avenue between 20th and 19th streets. Call your girls, come on out. You can get your tickets at itscomplicatedshow.com. Most importantly, we have to support each other’s work. Especially in the black community, we’re always like, “There’s nothing for us, I’m not seeing anything for us,” but we don’t support the stuff wh en it comes out. I do a monthly comedy show with Marc Lamont Hill, every last Sunday of the month at The Stand, at 8 p.m. It’s supposed to be a show where you can come and see funny, smart, black comics.  However, so often, our front row is filled with white people. They got there on time because they want to see what these black folks are doing. We have to show people

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