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Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis worries about his daughter following his surrogate's lawsuit
“What worries me now and what is upsetting is that our daughter, at any point in time, for the rest of her life, she has this horrible cloud,” Lewis said on his SiriusXM radio show. “People can just Google and they know this entire story.” He also doesn't want their surrogacy agreement, including personal and financial information, made public.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Fox & Friends' Pete Hegseth sued for hitting a man with an axe on live TV
The West Point drummer who was hit on a New York City street during the June 2015 outdoor segment is suing after he says Hegseth “negligently attempted to throw an axe at a target."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Flipping Out's Jeff Lewis calls lawsuit from his former surrogate "a blow to the head"
"We are completely blindsided by this,” the Bravo reality star says after being sued after he and his partner were sued by their surrogate mother claiming she never consented to being filmed. “We are just devastated. I thought we had a nice relationship, a friendship. We treated her like an extended member of the family. So you can imagine this is pretty stunning.”
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Flipping Out stars' surrogate mom sues Bravo for broadcasting the birth process without her consent
Alexandra Trent served as a surrogate for Jeff Lewis and his partner Gage Edward. In her lawsuit, she alleges that she never gave permission for Bravo film the birth process in 2016, and that Lewis and Edward humiliated her by making "disgusting" comments about her vagina on the show.
Posted Wednesday 6/06/18 at 6:44PM EDT
Rapper The Game loses $20 million lawsuit over VH1's She's Got Game dating show
A judge dismissed The Game's lawsuit against Viacom over a contestant on the show who had successfully sued him and winning $7.1 million over sexual assault.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 2:49PM EDT
Kenya Barris settles Black-ish dispute with his former writing partner
Writer and director Bryan Barber had sued for $1 million saying he shared a role in the creation of his former writing partner's hit ABC sitcom. The case has been resolved one week before it was headed to trial.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 9:55PM EDT
Judge rejects Sesame Street producers' lawsuit against Melissa McCarthy puppet movie
A U.S. District judge ruled against Sesame Street Workshop, saying The Happytime Murders can continue using the "No Sesame. All Street" tagline.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Michael Jackson estate sues over ABC News special
The lawsuit filed today alleges that last week's ABC News The Last Days of Michael Jackson special illegally used significant excerpts of Jackson's songs and clips of documentaries belonging to the estate.
Posted Tuesday 5/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
Two Toronto-born sons who inspired The Americans are fighting to keep their Canadian citizenship
Tim and Alex Vavilov grew up with parents who worked undercover for the KGB for three decades. Now, years after their parents were caught, they are fighting deportation to Russia.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Sesame Street producers sue over Melissa McCarthy's The Happytime Murders, featuring "ejaculating puppets"
Sesame Workshop isn't happy with the upcoming film's puppet-themed tagline "No Sesame, All Street," claiming that the trailer for the film “deliberately confuses consumers into mistakenly believing that Sesame is associated with, has allowed, or has even endorsed or produced the movie and tarnishes Sesame’s brand.” They add that the film producers have “diluted and defiled Sesame’s beloved Sesame Street children’s television show" with a trailer that is "explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating, and even ejaculating puppets.” ALSO: The Happytime Murders producer responds, noting the film is directed by Jim Henson's son Brian Henson.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Judge tosses former Fox News host's wiretapping lawsuit
Ex-The Five host Andrea Tantaros alleged that Fox News retaliated with against her with espionage when she complained about sexual harassment, but a judge said her allegations were “based primarily on speculation and conjecture.”
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
HBO wins copyright infringement case against graffiti artist whose work appeared briefly on Vinyl
Graffiti artist Itoffee R. Gayle said HBO should've contacted him over a brief scene of a woman walking past a dumpster with his graffiti on it. But the court noted that Gayle didn't have a case because his graffiti appeared in the background for no longer than two to three seconds.
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 10:42PM EDT
New York appeals court denies President Trump's motion to halt ex-Apprentice star's defamation lawsuit
A five-judge panel rejected Trump's bid to pause Summer Zervos' defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, stemming from his denial of her sexual misconduct allegations.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
VH1 Black Ink Crew star sued for claiming on the show he had beat a lawsuit
“Yo, we beat our case, yo,” Ceaser Emanuel said on the May 11 episode of the tattoo shop reality show. But Loni Tate, who alleges she got an infection from the Black Ink Tattoo Studio, says her lawsuit is still ongoing.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Fox News settles discrimination lawsuits for $10 million
21st Century Fox has agreed to settle a class action racial discrimination lawsuit filed last last year by former Fox News anchor Kelly Wright and several employees in the cable news channel's accounting department.