Ten years ago, Nick Denton started Gawker with the idea of capturing the gossip that journalists tell one another privately but won’t put into print. Since then, he has been at the center of several legal battles with celebrities looking to protect secrets.
The network of Gawker sites have become celebrated for its scoops, most recently uncovering Manti Te’o‘s fake girlfriend and
Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson insists his studio isn’t searching for new outside sources of money — even as industry speculation centers on whether Universal will partner with Thomas Tull‘s Legendary Pictures.
In a keynote QA Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Power Lawyers breakfast, Fogelson said Universal often is approached by possible financial backers and has turned away several proposals. “They did not meet
This story first appeared in the May 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
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When Barry Diller unveiled Aereo in February 2012, he said the startup allowing consumers to watch network television on digital devices would break the chains of a “closed cable-broadcast-satellite circle.” Not surprisingly, all of the major TV networks immediately sued. So Aereo turned to R. David Hosp and Michael Elkin to defend the company in
If you’re signing a contract, it may contain a liquidated damages clause. But what exactly are liquidated damages?
It’s not just social media pariahs like Amy’s Baking Company who have to deal with liquidated damages in contracts. More often than not, contracts that involve the exchange of money or the promise of performance have a liquidated damages stipulation.
But depending on how a liquidated damages clause is written, it can potentially be challenged in court.
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A California rapper who faked his own death has been arrested. No, you guys, it’s not Tupac.
Tim Dog, born Timothy Blair, reportedly died in February from diabetes-related complications. But a woman named Esther Pilgrim has accused the “F— Compton” artist of faking his own death to avoid making court-ordered repayments to women he scammed, reports the New York Daily News.
But is it illegal to fake your own death?
(The Root) –
“My best friend is a guy I have known for almost seven years. We’re former co-workers, and he now lives in a nearby state with his girlfriend. We’re both busy with work and our relationships and don’t speak very often, maybe once every other week. Mostly we text and send emails sporadically to keep in touch. Our friendship is strictly platonic, but my boyfriend of almost three years has suddenly become irrational and insecure, saying that he is ‘uncomfortable’ with me having a male best friend, and he has asked me to end that relationship. I cherish my relationship and my friendship and can’t imagine giving up either. What do I do?” –T.E.
Despite the opinion of another popular relationship expert, I’m of the opinion that yes, men and women actually can be friends. I’ve had a male “best” friend,