LOS ANGELES (CN) - Singer-songwriter CeeLo Green accepted a plea deal Friday, accepting a charge that he gave Ecstasy to a 33-year-old woman in 2012.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - R&B singer Ray J pleaded no-contest to trespass after being charged with refusing to leave a Beverly Hills bar after allegedly groping a woman.
(CN) - Oracle failed on Friday to have the 9th Circuit reinstate $1 billion of a $1.3 billion jury award, the largest judgment ever in a copyright case.
MANHATTAN (CN) - The biographical film depicting the life of "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace "clearly constitutes a transformative use" of the taboo-busting skin flick it depicts, a federal judge ruled.
DENVER (CN) - The theater where accused mass murderer James Holmes is accused of killing a dozen people during a Batman movie must face premises liability claims for the shooting, a federal judge ruled.
ORLANDO, Fla. (CN) - A plan by Lionel Richie's former bandmate for a Commodores revival poses no immediate threat to the holder of the original group's trademarks, a federal judge ruled.
MARSHALL, Texas (CN) - Comedy podcaster Adam Carolla has settled heated patent claims that a Texas company brought over its digital playlist technology.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Gawker must face a class action lawsuit from its former unpaid interns until an appellate court sorts out whether another media company's similar practices violated U.S. labor law in a different case, a federal judge ruled.
CHICAGO (CN) - Clean Slate, a fictional hacking program featured in "The Dark Knight Rises," does not infringe on a trademark for a similarly named real-world computer security program, the 7th Circuit ruled.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Major League Baseball's and the National Hockey League's antitrust exemptions do not extend to TV broadcast rights, a federal judge ruled, refusing to dismiss a class action from fans who say broadcasters' anticompetitive rules prevent them from watching, or force them to pay more, to watch "out-of-market" games.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A federal judge vacated an order that found an Egyptian man's copyright infringement claims against Jay-Z's "Big Pimpin'" are barred under a legal doctrine used to dismiss unreasonably delayed lawsuits.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A pilot who claims he had an affair with actor John Travolta can fight the validity of a confidentiality agreement in order to write a kiss-and-tell book, a California appeals court ruled Tuesday.
(CN) - The TV show "Fatal Attraction" defamed a man by depicting him as a murderer even though the show's producers knew he wasn't the killer, the man claims in a federal lawsuit in Maryland.
LAS VEGAS (CN) - Comedian Kenneth "KD" Brown was shot to death protecting customers of Bally's Hotel and Casino from an enraged gunman, his family claims in a lawsuit against the casino.
(CN) - A security guard working at a KISS concert fell after the band "foolishly" sprayed the stage with water and confetti, the guard says in a lawsuit.
PHOENIX (CN) - "Dazed and Confused" actor Jason London claims in court that bouncers at a Scottsdale nightclub beat the hell out of him - but not badly enough to stop him from roundly cursing police officers who took him to jail, according to a police report.
LITTLE ROCK (CN) - The director of an HBO documentary on Ann Richards sold the movie at a discount in exchange for a job with HBO, at investors' expense, one investor claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Former porn star Jay Grdina defrauded a business partner of his shares in a company that sells the hangover drink NOHO, his partners Todd Blatt and TCB Partnership claim in Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former filmmaker for Maker Studios claims in court that the network broke a promise to pay him part of his $90,000 salary in shares.
(CN) - Shaquille O'Neal, Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and rapper Waka Flocka Flame mocked a man's skin condition on Instagram and Twitter, the man claims in an invasion of privacy and defamation lawsuit.
(CN) - A "Gilligan's Island" remake currently in development is a rip off of a 1999 screenplay called "Gilligan's Island: 7 Stranded Castaways from the Hood," the screenwriter claims in a lawsuit.
(CN) - The creator of Bert the Farting Hippo claims in court that a Chinese company and CBS had the cojones to violate copyright by creating "slavish copies" of its exquisite farting quadruped.
MANHATTAN (CN) - Award-winning architect Zaha Hadid sued the New York Review of Books, claiming it libeled her in an article that said 1,000 workers had died building a stadium in Qatar that she designed for the 2022 World Cup. She claims that construction has not even begun yet.
(CN) - The TNT show "Cold Justice" defamed a man by portraying him as a prime suspect in the murder of his girlfriend, he claims in a Tennessee lawsuit.
(CN) - Hip-hop impresario James "Jas" Prince claims in court that Cash Money Records owes him millions of dollars in royalties for recordings by Drake (Aubrey Graham), whom Prince claims to have discovered.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A contestant on "Dating Naked" claims in court that despite Viacom's promise that frontal and genital nudity would be blurred on the show, she was "shocked, horrified and outraged" to see that "her vagina and anus ... were fully exposed to all viewers" as she wrestled with her date.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - "Criminal Minds" actor Thomas Gibson dumped his longtime manager without paying him commissions, the manager claims in court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Brooke Sheen made her "personal assistant" work as a drug mule and babysit her children while she got "wasted" and engaged in "multiple sex acts ... literally under the noses of her children," the actress's former employee claimed in court Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A photographer sued Justin Bieber and his bodyguard Wednesday, claiming the bodyguard assaulted him at a beach in Hawaii late last year, on Bieber's orders.
MANHATTAN (CN) - A former editor claims in court that People Magazine is "a discriminatory organization run entirely by white people who intentionally focus the magazine on stories involving white people and white celebrities."
MANHATTAN (CN) - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes billions of dollars by helping "an army of counterfeiters" sell fake products, Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves St. Laurent and others claim in Federal Court.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - The company behind Zooey Deschanel's comedy film "Eulogy" breached a 7-year-old settlement agreement by failing to pay a German film financier more than $500,000, the German company claims in court.
CHICAGO (CN) - A Canadian reality TV show producer claims in court that the Oprah Winfrey Network's new show "Wingmen," about the owners of a food truck selling stuffed chicken wings, violates its trademark on a show about the founder of Canada's leading chicken wing franchise.
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Former Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist Jeffrey Davies needs to do more to persuade a federal court that the band violates copyrights on several songs, after a judge on Monday ruled in favor of front man Anton Newcombe.
LOS ANGELES (CN) - A former television host on an Alki David chat show has sued his ex-boss in a lawsuit for assault and battery, claiming that a bodyguard choked him during an on-air stunt that went awry.
SAN DIEGO (CN) - Two Hologram companies claim Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films violated patents to create a hologram of Homer Simpson for a "highly publicized panel discussion" with Homer's creator, Matt Groening, at this year's Comic-Con convention in San Diego.
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CN) - Executives from special effects powerhouse Digital Domain duped Gov. Charlie Crist and other Florida politicians into awarding the company a $20 million grant as it descended into bankruptcy, Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity claims in court.
In a last-minute compromise reached Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown said he would approve legislation that would more than triple the annual tax credits available for movies and TV shows produced in California. Read more from Los Angeles Times.
Lawyers trying to get the Supreme Court to reverse a four-year prison term handed to a Pennsylvania man who published violent rap-style Facebook rants told the high court that his client was charged, in part, for referencing an Eminem song. Read more from Ars Technica.
The makers of the "Grand Theft Auto" video games say Lindsay Lohan sued to get attention when she asserted the games' latest installment features a character based on her. Read more from The Associated Press.
Netflix has made no secret of its opposition to the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, previously calling it 'anti-competitive'. Now, the streaming giant has officially lodged its concerns with the Federal Communications Commission, submitting a 'Petition to Deny' document as it looks to lend its weight to blocking the deal. Read more from The Next Web.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has agreed to invest in the fast-growing ephmereal message service Snapchat Inc. at a valuation of close to $10 billion, people with knowledge of the matter say. Read more from The Wall Street Journal.
Former rap impresario Marion "Suge" Knight, founder of Death Row Records, and two others were shot early Sunday inside a packed West Hollywood nightclub at a pre-awards party hosted by singer Chris Brown. Read more from Los Angeles Times.
You Tube has already explained why it is launching a music subscription service. And now we know why YouTube thinks you might pay for its music subscription service: It will have stuff you can't get from other music subscription services. Read more from re/code.
Hulu, redux: The music labels that own Vevo, the music video site, aren't going to sell the property, after all. The decision to yank the site off the market, first reported by the New York Post, mirrors the yes-we'll-sell-no-we-won't moves made by Hulu and its joint venture partners. Read more from re/code.
Village Roadshow boss Graham Burke has rejected a suggestion from Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull that entertainment companies should sue illegal downloaders to curb internet piracy. Read more at the Australian Financial Review.
With little more than three weeks left in the legislative session, Kevin De Leon is demanding big changes to efforts to expand California's $100 million Film and TV Tax Credit Program. Read more from Deadline.
Local TV broadcasters have shifted into high gear with digital advertising efforts, driving an estimated all-time high of nearly $3 billion in new ad revenue for stations this year, according to new research commissioned by the Television Bureau of Advertising. Read more from TV News Check.
DreamWorks Animation shares fell 9 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday after the studio revealed an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and reported continued quarterly losses and higher film production costs. Read more from The New York Times.
The Lords Home Affairs EU Sub-Committee also said it was wrong to give search engines such as Google the job of deciding what should be removed. Read more from BBC.
Amazon.com Inc. said its dispute with Hachette Book Group is part of an initiative to lower digital-book prices and boost income for authors. Read more from Bloomberg.
Flickr announced Tuesday that it too is expanding into the image licensing game, allowing photographers who upload their images to sell them through a newly-created Flickr Marketplace. Read more from Gigaom.
In what might be yet another sign that Marvel should begin to fret that the U.S. Supreme Court could review a massive superhero rights dispute, the respected attorney Tom Goldstein is now co-representing Jack Kirby's family members. Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.
People can complete all sorts of tasks with a smartphone now - order tickets, check the weather or call a taxi. With the Pirate Bay's new website, people will also be able to easily steal copyrighted content on their mobile phones. Read more from The New York Times.
Amazon.com Inc. began accepting pre-orders of Warner Bros. DVDs as the companies moved closer to resolving a dispute over pricing, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Read more from Bloomberg.
Under a new chief executive, Gary Knell, and his newly appointed editor in chief, Susan Goldberg, the Society and its flagship publication are picking up the pace, speeding the Society's transformation into a 21st-century media organization. Read more from The Washington Post.