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By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter They claim the TVpad network streams Chinese programs in addition to content from HBO, BBC and CNN, all unauthorized. Dish is turning East to fight alleged piracy. The satellite broadcaster filed suit Friday claiming copyright infringement by a group of Chinese companies that produces the set-top TV unit TVpad. […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter In Selma, Ava DuVernay‘sOscar-nominated film , Martin Luther King Jr. led thousands in a historic march for civil rights. It obviously took a feat of casting to round-up those extras. The responsibility for doing this fell to Cynthia Stillwell. Selma Productions and Stillwell Promotions are presently in court defending […]

Check out this copyright infringement case. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A judge can’t find any contract between the talent agency and a guy who submitted a script for consideration. On Friday, a California federal judge dismissed United Talent Agency from an ongoing lawsuit alleging that Universal’s The Purge derived from a script authored […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter In reaction to word that the Jim Carrey sequel is one of the ten most pirated films, producers have filed a series of lawsuits in Oregon. The rights-holder of Dumb and Dumber To, last year’s sequel starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, is the latest to jump aboard the legal […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Victoria Rowell says she went to “Herculean efforts” to reprise her role as Drucilla on “The Young and the Restless,” including communicating with Leslie Moonves and Michael Lynton. Victoria Rowell, who played Drucilla Barber Winters on The Young and the Restless for 14 years, has filed an entertaining if […]

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Jennifer Lee Pryor doesn’t find an online vendor’s design so funny. An image of Richard Pryor superimposed with the word “swag” has earned a T-shirt designer a lawsuit from the comedian’s widow. In a concise 6-page complaint, Jennifer Lee Pryor claims that the online-based FretShirt has infringed her rights to the […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A memorandum to dismiss raises the prospect of a telecast where players can never get criticized by commentators In an effort to dismiss a proposed class action, ESPN, CBS, Fox, ABC and NBC have outlined what would happen if a Tennessee federal judge allows college athletes to assert publicity […]

Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The comedian is now facing heat over responses made by his publicist and lawyer Bill Cosby‘s biggest threat isn’t the many women who are now coming forward to accuse him of sexual abuse from years ago. Instead, Bill Cosby’s biggest danger is Bill Cosby. The comedian is now facing a […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Walmart is allegedly using a truck driver in a “ploy” to hinder a negligence lawsuit from moving forward Attorneys for Tracy Morgan, seriously injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike this past June, are accusing Walmart of using the truck driver at the center of the […]

By Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter Lawyers for the parents of the camera assistant killed by a CSX train filed papers opposing the railroad’s motion to seal the public record and impose a gag order In a strongly worded brief filed Monday in Georgia state court, lawyers for the parents of Sarah Jones sought to maintain […]