Not every Hollywood lawsuit ends with a made-for-TV court ruling. Among the pieces of litigation that have been quietly put to bed in the past week are headline-making disputes over whether former Black Flag members could tour as “Flag,” Facebook’s use of Eminem music in an advertising campaign and a bitter credit fight over Sylvester Stallone‘s The Expendables.
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A California appeals court has revived a defamation lawsuit against TheWrap over its reporting over the documentary Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond.
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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will not be sitting out the Aereo case next week, an entry on the Court’s public docket revealed Wednesday. Alito had previously been listed as recused, setting up the possibility of a 4-4 tie in the case, which would have left in place a welter of conflicting lower-court decisions, which ratify Aereo and similar services in some parts of the country and outlaw them in others.
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Neither the earlier docket entry nor today’s explained why Alito had been recused, and why
The two, along with rapper Che “Rhymefest” Smith, are teaming up with the Chicago Urban League to create 1,000 year-round jobs for city youths, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The partnership, the Chicago Youth Jobs Collaborative, comes on the heels of a recent study that shows extremely low employment rates for young black men in Chicago. According to the Sun-Times, the report shows that 92 percent of young black males in the city are jobless.
He is slated to deliver the address on May 10, when 1,800 students will be awarded degrees, Frederick writes. Frederick described Combs as a student at Howard in the late 1980s, adding that he would be awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities at the ceremony. Also scheduled to receive honorary degrees are CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer; Clive Callender, a surgery professor at Howard’s medical school (and the first doctor to perform a transplant at Howard University Hospital); jazz artist Benny Golson; and PepsiCo chairman and chief executive Indra Nooyi.