Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:51 AM PT
By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - In his first public reaction to a blockbuster art lawsuit, an attorney for Andy Warhol's former bodyguard said his client "emphatically denies" trying to sell a stolen painting of Elizabeth Taylor that he allegedly hid for more than 30 years.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe and former guitarist Jeffery Davies will settle a legal battle over royalties.

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Lawyers for Paramount appeared in court Tuesday to deny that deception played a role in the box-office flops such as "Mission Impossible III" that cost Paramount $67 million 10 years ago.

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     KNOXVILLE (CN) - Developers wishing to use the name "Rocky Top" to market goods and services have been granted time to file a supplemental response to a motion that it be enjoined from moving forward with its plans. 

By TIM HULL 
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     (CN) - Duke Ellington's grandson failed to show EMI broke a 50-year-old contract by diluting his share of the legendary composer's royalties, New York's highest court ruled. 

By JEFF D. GORMAN 

     (CN) - Led Zeppelin failed obtain dismissal of a songwriter's federal action alleging that "Stairway to Heaven" rips off Randy California's "Taurus." 

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Members of the hip-hop band The Pharcyde must arbitrate a legal wrangle over use of its name, a federal judge ruled.

By JULIE BAKER-DENNIS 

     SAN JOSE, Calif. (CN) - Electronic Arts stockholders cannot claim securities fraud over the game developer's corporate "puffery" in extolling the virtues of its troubled "Battlefield 4" game, a federal judge ruled Monday. 

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A federal judge said Monday that he is not "inclined" to rule in favor of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in their court battle with Marvin Gaye's estate and Funkadelic's music publisher over "Blurred Lines."

By WILLIAM DOTINGA 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Things took a turn for the worse for SiriusXM when a state judge changed her mind about whether record companies can seek royalties for music recorded before 1972, the year federal copyright protection began covering sound recordings.

By KEVIN KOENINGER 

     CINCINNATI (CN) - Jimmy Flynt failed to prove an attorney-client relationship with legal counsel of his porn king brother Larry, a federal judge found, killing his malpractice claims. 

By KEVIN LESSMILLER 

     NASHVILLE (CN) - A former "American Idol" contestant who claimed he slept with then-judge Paula Abdul saw his false light claims against E! revived by a federal judge. 

By IULIA FILIP 

     ATLANTA (CN) - A student's parents may be liable for failing to stop their son's alleged defamation of a classmate on a Facebook page he created under her name, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled. 

By ADAM KLASFELD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - Sony Music Entertainment does not owe digital music royalties to the rock band Toto, best known for its 1980s pop hits "Rosanna" and "Africa," a federal judge ruled. 

By CAMERON LANGFORD 

     HOUSTON (CN) - Texas lawmen who let a reality TV crew film their raid of a suspect's home may have violated the woman's civil rights, a federal judge ruled. 

By NEW COMPLAINTS 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - Las Vegas police violated an officer's civil rights by firing him after a standoff and eventual arrest of his wife, singer-actress Pia Zadora, the officer claims in court.

By LISA COSTON 

     ATLANTA (CN)- The former manager of the R&B Group TLC claims the producers of a VH1 biopic film defamed her by portraying her as an "unethical and dishonest businesswoman" who exploited the three singers for her own personal gain.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - In a big-money court fight over dolls, MGA Entertainment claims Hasbro stole its employees and trade secrets to develop a Princess doll for Disney, and "cripple" MGA along the way.

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - A Cayman Islands-based private equity firm says Twitter backed out of a deal to sell it $100 million in pre-IPO shares in order to sign a similar deal with BlackRock, an investor the equity firm originally recruited.

By JONNY BONNER 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Keenan and Shawn Wayans claim in Superior Court that lawyers not licensed in California gouged them for tax services by secretly launching multiple California companies on their behalf. The Wayans brothers sued S&E Azriliant P.C., and Evan B. and Sidney W. Azriliant.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - "Goodfellas" and "Godfather Part II" actor Frank Sivero sued Fox Television for $250 million on Tuesday, claiming the studio violated his publicity rights by basing "The Simpsons" animated wise guy Louie on him.

By MIKE HEUER 

     LAS VEGAS (CN) - A man who found a stolen Gibson ES-355 guitar in a Las Vegas pawn shop and tracked down its owner - B.B. King - claims Toyota stole from his book about it to make a Camry commercial.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - The makers of a movie about a "homicidal fish man" told a federal judge that a director they ousted from the project is not entitled to any rights in the upcoming horror-thriller.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A producer refiled claims that United Talent Agency misappropriated a screenplay he'd commissioned to make the Clint Eastwood movie "Trouble With The Curve," this time in a $5 million lawsuit in state court.

By KEVIN KOENINGER 

     LOUISVILLE, Ky. (CN) - Unhappy that he could not headline the 2014 Kentucky Derby, rapper The Game bailed on his performance, a promoter claims in Federal Court. Dream Team Entertainment LLC filed suit Friday against Fifth Amendment Entertainment, Jayceon "the Game" Taylor and Cash Jones.

By ERIK DE LA GARZA 

     MARSHALL, Texas (CN) - A Spanish professor sued the University of Chicago Press, claiming it violated copyright on his edition of the 1637 book, "Novelas amorosas y ejemplares."

By NICK MCCANN 

     (CN) - The BBC says a stage show called "Ballroom with a Twist" violates trademarks for its television show by advertising "Ballroom" as "the national-tour spinoff of 'Dancing with the Stars.'"

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Jennifer Lopez's first ex-husband claims in court he was illegally fired from a Los Angeles gastropub after complaining about work conditions and co-workers' alcohol and drug use.

By MOLLY WILLMS 

     (CN) - In a rough court week for Donald Trump, one court found the property magnate personally liable for operating an investment school without a license, just as one of his former models brought a labor class action.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A contestant from Bravo's reality show "Matchmaker Millionaire" beat and choked a woman after he met her through an online matchmaking app, she claims in court.

By LORRAINE BAILEY 

     (CN) - A "Top Chef" contestant says in court that the Miami Herald defamed him by quoting his ex-wife as saying that he abandoned her and their 2-year-old daughter.

By CAMERON LANGFORD 

     HOUSTON (CN) - Houston takes bribes from 16 strip clubs to let their employees do topless lap dances, a competing club owner claims in a federal antitrust lawsuit.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - Country star Sara Evans's ex-husband claims in court that TMZ defamed him by reporting that his wife found "a hundred photographs of him having sex with other people."

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     MANHATTAN - "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta says in court that she suffered permanent injuries when a stunt driver for a film drove into her in 2011.

By MATT REYNOLDS 

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A company hired for the red-carpet premieres of "The Giver" movie and the "Sin City" sequel says in court that Weinstein Co. skipped out on the bill.

By BARBARA LEONARD 

     MANHATTAN (CN) - As Kesha lobbed a sexual-assault action against Dr. Luke in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the super-producer countered with defamation claims in New York.

From RE/CODE 

     Universal Studios is the first advertiser to pay for ad space within Snapchat. Read more from Re/Code.

From ARS TECHNICA 

     Fundraiser for Anonabox far exceeded expectations, but raised security questions. Read more from Ars Technica.

From BLOOMBERG 

     Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he's buying shares of Netflix because the online-streaming service will probably be acquired. Read more from Bloomberg.

From THE NEW YORK TIMES 

     Anita Sarkeesian, a feminist cultural critic who has become a target of harassment by gamers, canceled a public speech scheduled for Wednesday after the college holding the event received threats of violence. Read more from The New York Times.

By GHANA WEB 

     Ghanaian actor Van Vicker has revealed he will sue the website responsible for a recent false publication about him. Read more from Ghana Web.

From REUTERS 

     Universal Studios said on Monday it had sealed an agreement to open a $3.3 billion theme park in Beijing, the culmination of a 13-year effort to enter China's fast-growing entertainment market. Read more from Reuters.

From BLOOMBERG 

     Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc. and Apollo Global Management finalized an agreement to create a TV-production venture, combining the makers of "The Biggest Loser" and "Big Brother." Read more from Bloomberg.

From RE/CODE 

     Good news for the TV guys: Nielsen says its recent ratings, which have shown a worrisome slide for programmers, are wrong, and it's going to fix them. Bad news for the TV guys: Nielsen says its fix won't fix that slide. When it's done repairing its mistake, Nielsen says its numbers will still show eyeballs abandoning traditional TV broadcasts. Read more from Re/Code.

From BROADCASTING & CABLE 

     To keep lower ratings from decimating advertising revenues, cable networks are significantly increasing the number of commercials they sell, according to a new analyst report. Read more from Broadcasting & Cable.

From DAILY MAIL 

     Stephen Collins, the actor known for roles in the movie "All the President's Men" and the TV show "7th Heaven," has been distraught after confessions secretely taped by his estranged wife during a marriage therapy session were made public. Read more from The Daily Mail.
     

From THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

     A recommendation comes after a stolen car goes missing in Mexico, Francis confronts police at the company's offices, and, especially, a 2011 Supreme Court ruling involving former playmate Anna Nicole Smith. It's bankruptcy gone wild! Read more from The Hollywood Reporter.

From VANITY FAIR 

     "Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," the actress said. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting." Read more from Vanity Fair.