October 31st, 2012 by faye
West Coast rapper The Game has just issued a public threat to G-Unit affiliate 40 Glocc following an assault and battery lawsuit that Glocc filed against him.
According to reports, The Game will be suiting up and heading to court to settle the matter at hand. The rapper also took to his Twitter account to respond to the lawsuit filed by 40 Glocc. The Game wrote, “@40glocc I’m gone beat yo ass again & again you p*ssy !!!”
Game, who never denied the assault and battery accusations of 40 Glocc, added: “Called police & a lawyer cuz I beat yo azz. SuperCrip got his cape snatched !!!”
Over the weekend, The Game still posted more tweets referring to 40 Glocc:
“Police came to my crib & tried to serve me papers for @40glocc sueing me….. Sorry, I’m playing XBOX.. Try again later. #ThisN*ggaAH*eCake,” the rapper tweeted Saturday.
“@40glocc SUPER-THUG turned INFORMANT !!!!!!”
”@40glocc & his girlfriend at the senior prom…. Always had b*tch in you.. It was only a matter of time befo http://instagr.am/p/RTBDLhmore/”
A rep for Game said that the rapper feels the lawsuit is “bulls**t” and he plans to fight the case in court.
As previous reports have stated, G-Unit rapper 40 Glocc filed a lawsuit against The Game earlier this month, claiming Game pulled a gun on him outside a house party … and beat him up. Game later posted the footage of the attack on YouTube.
Born in Los Angeles, California, The Game released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, and landed a record deal with the independent label Get Low Recordz owned by JT the Bigga Figga. Game’s mixtape reached the hands of Sean Combs, founder of Bad Boy Records, who originally was on the verge of signing him to his label. Five months later, he was discovered by Dr. Dre who listened to the mixtape and signed him to his Aftermath Entertainment label in 2003. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album “The Documentary” (2005) and “Doctor’s Advocate” (2006). The Recording Industry Association of America certified his album “The Documentary” double platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide.
October 30th, 2012 by faye
British actor and comedian Russell Brand is being sued by a pedestrian named Victor Sneed who claims Brand hit him with his car earlier this year in Los Angeles.
According to court documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, 37-year-old Russell Brand was driving “negligently” when he collided with the plaintiff, a guy named Victor Sneed, back in January.
In the legal docs. Sneed claims he was a pedestrian and suffered personal injury, property damage and incurred hospital bills as a result of the accident.
However, the lawsuit of Victor Sneed does not go into the details of his alleged injuries, but it’s claimed that the accident lost him wages.
Victor Sneed is now suing Russell Brand for over $25,000.
This is not the first time Brand was the subject of news headlines and controversy. Last year, he was in hot water after smashing a paparazzo’s iPhone in New Orleans. The British funnyman got off with community service and a fine in the incident.
Russell Brand — the estranged husband of pop superstar Katy Perry — is also renowned for his womanizing ways, which led him being ripped by singer Danni Minogue.
Danni told FemaleFirst: “He is completely crazy and a bit of a vile predator. I certainly don’t think he has cured his sex addiction, that’s for sure. He wouldn’t take no as an answer. He always goes that step too far. Never quite far enough to slap his face, but usually too far.”
However, the “Rock of Ages” star is still capturing the heart of the United States, not least when he recently told TV host Jay Leno about the “wardrobe” malfunction he had suffered at the recent closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Russell Brand told Leno about how his trousers ripped minutes before he took to the stage because of some over enthusiastic “limbering up” exercises.
The comedian, who has recently been linked to Geri Halliwell and well as his usual number of mystery women, said: “Well, I enjoyed the bit where it was all the running, the jumping, the skipping, the skylarking, the hullabaloo, the competitiveness, the beads of sweat, that was all lovely.”
“But when it came to that bit that I had to do… just before I went on stage in that clip… I thought – once they said “Do you wanna be in the Olympics?” – on some level, I thought, “I’m an athlete now”
Russell Brand went on, “So, before I did [my song], I did some limbering up, exercises, but because I don’t know how to limber up properly, ’cause I’m not really an athlete, I did it badly”
“One minute before I had to go on top of that bus… I heard this [ripping] noise, like that, and my trousers tore – a significant distance – and at that point, someone said, “Right! Get on top of the bus!”‘
October 30th, 2012 by faye
WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has finally settled the lawsuit he filed against former friend Bubba the Love Sponge over a sex tape scandal — but that the WWE legend said he is still going to pursue legal action against Bubba’s ex-wife and Gawker Media.
According to reports, Bubba the Love Sponge apologized in a statement released early Monday, as the camp of Hulk Hogan announced the legal settlement. Financial terms of the settlement were not released.
“After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video,” states Bubba’s apology letter, which he also read on his syndicated radio show.
“It is my belief that (he) is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way,” Bubba added.
“Regrettably, when Hulk filed the lawsuit against me, I instinctively went on the offensive. The things that I said about him and his children were not true. I was wrong and I am deeply sorry for my reaction, and for the additional pain that it caused Hulk and his children on top of the pain that they already were feeling,” the radio jock said.
Bubba the Love Sponge closed his apology letter by saying he is “committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release of the tape.”
In a lawsuit filed October 15, Hulk Hogan said he had consensual sex with Bubba’s wife, Heather Clem, six years ago in the Clems’ home.
The WWE star said Bubba, his best friend at the time, suggested the kinky action and gave his blessing. The then-married Hogan said he was having some issues with his wife, Linda.
Hulk Hogan claimed he had no idea there was a recording device in the room and considered the filming and eventual leak of the sex tape to Gawker.com an invasion of privacy.
At the time, Bubba the Love Sponge quickly ripped Hogan and labeled him as a “hypocritical fraud.”
“There were three people in that home. All three knew what time it was,” Bubba said on his show, a day after Hulk Hogan named Bubba and Heather as lead defendants.
Bubba added Hulk Hogan lived in his house for several months prior to the taping and knew there were security cameras everywhere.
“You know I have surveillance. You knew of everything going on,” Bubba said, addressing Hogan directly. “But now that your feelings are hurt … you’re trying to cover your (rear) with your wife and your jobs and your social standing.”
Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is still pursuing his $100 million lawsuit against website Gawker in federal court, and a case against Heather Clem is also pending, Hogan’s lawyer said.
“Mr. Bollea is pleased that Mr. Clem finally stated the truth and apologized for his false statements,” lawyer David Houston said Monday.
October 29th, 2012 by faye
NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has scored a major legal victory on Friday after a jury dismissed a woman’s claims that Taylor assaulted her by failing to recognize her distress when he had sexual intercourse with her in a hotel room when she was 16 years old.
According to reports, the jury in U.S District Court in Manhattan deliberated for about an hour before deciding in favor of Lawrence Taylor — who appeared relieved as he turned around and gave a thumbs up to a friend on a court bench behind him. Outside of court, the NFL star signed a copy of the verdict sheet belonging to his lawyer, Arthur Aidala, then proceeded talking about his future and past.
Lawrence Taylor, who led the New York Giants to Super Bowl titles in 1987 and 1991, said he wanted to go home to Pembroke Pines, Florida, and “concentrate on my own broken life and try to repair that.”
When asked to elaborate on the matter, he said: “I’ve done a lot of things I need to address. I look forward to going home.”
Outside the courthouse, Taylor, whose post-NFL life has been tainted by several run-ins with the law, including drug and tax charges, smoked a cigar. When asked what kind, he said, “Redemption.”
The verdict in his teen prostitution case came after a four-day trial in which Lawrence Taylor testified that he had sex with a “very, very pretty” prostitute back in 2010, but denied allegations that he ignored obvious signs she was a teen runaway who was beaten and forced to meet with him. He said the girl named Cristina Fierro told him she was 19 years old.
The meeting took place in the football star’s room at a Holiday Inn in Montebello, just north of New York City, where he paid $300 to Fierro after the sexual encounter.
Cristina Fierro said another man forced her to have sex with Lawrence Taylor, saying she brought the lawsuit to hold Taylor accountable.
Nathan Goldberg, one of Fierro’s lawyers, said after the verdict that the teen prostitution case gave Cristina a chance to stand up for herself after she was delivered “like a piece of meat to the hotel room where Lawrence Taylor had sex with her.”
“(Fierro) believes that by bringing this case and the facts to light that she has stood up for herself and for other children and shown that they, too, can have a voice and let people know what happened to them,” Goldberg said.
Lawrence Taylor said he regretted that he did not know about the true circumstances of their meeting when he met Cristina Fierro .
“I feel for what she has gone through,” he said. “At the time, I wasn’t a bad person, and if I had known what was going on, I would have helped her. I hope the best for her.”
He shook his head as he spoke quietly about his missed opportunity.
“I’m a sensitive person. I love people,” Taylor said. “She was in good hands.”
During the trial, Cristina Fierro cried as she recalled the sexual encounter, saying the massive Lawrence Taylor failed to stop having sex with her even after she told him it hurt and tried to push him away.
“I kept telling him I didn’t want to be there,” Fierro said. “He’s much bigger than me. I couldn’t do anything.”
Meanwhile, Lawrence Taylor testified that Fierro “didn’t seem to have a problem” and “didn’t tell me to stop.”
He had already entered a guilty plea to misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute and is serving six years of probation.
Outside court, Lawrence Taylor cited “changing times” and said there were many lessons to be learned from his encounter with Cristina Fierro and everything that came afterward.
“We’re not in the ’80s. We’re not in the ’90s anymore,” he said. “You have to govern yourself accordingly.”
October 29th, 2012 by faye
Tameka Raymond — the former wife of R&B singer Usher — is being sued by her landlord for a whopping $50,000 in unpaid rent and other expenses for a small business Tameka owns.
According to reports, Antelope Valley Plaza filed an eviction case against Tameka Raymond, claiming that she signed a two-year lease agreement back in 2010 for three retail spaces in a Georgia complex where Raymond runs Kangazoom — an indoor play center for kids.
Antelope Valley Plaza claims in the legal papers that Tameka was supposed to hand over $9,966.67 a month, but she has not anted up for months now, making her total debt $36,943.32 in unpaid rent.
Aside from the unpaid rent, AVP claims Tameka Raymond also owes more than $4,000 in late charges, $2,000 in unpaid taxes all tolled, and the total amount comes to a whopping $49,816.18.
However, Tameka says AVP breached the contract and she wants the case to be dismissed.
Tameka Raymond is known as a hair stylist, wardrobe stylist and the former wife of “U Got It Bad” singer Usher. She has worked as a personal stylist for Lauryn Hill.
Tameka is also is credited as the founder of charity organization “The Lost Ones Foundation,” founded in 2009. The organization is a non-profit one and serves as a motivational group for teenage girls.
October 29th, 2012 by faye
Record producer and singer-songwriter Sean Garrett has been ordered by the court to cough up over $108,084 to credit card company American Express.
According to previous reports, American Express filed a lawsuit against 33-year-old Sean Garrett — who worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Usher — claiming he never paid off the huge tab on his credit card.
American Express filed a motion for default judgment last month because Sean Garrett did not respond to the company’s lawsuit, and now, a judge has ruled in favor of AmEx.
However, it seems like Garrett has a number of other financial issues. The state of Georgia has filed a tax lien against him earlier this year, claiming the record producer owes over $1 million in back taxes for the years 2006, 2007 and 2010.
Sean Garrett previously claimed the American Express bill was the result of identity theft. He has not responded to calls for comment on the matter.
Garrett is known to have produced fifteen number one singles in only seven years of producing music. That number puts him in fifth place on the Billboard list of producers with the most number one hits. He is the first producer to achieve this measure of success in under a decade since George Martin, who produced 20 #1 hits for The Beatles in six and a half years from 1964 to 1970. Sean Garrett is also the only active hip hop producer that is mentioned on the Billboard list of producers with the most number one hits.
October 25th, 2012 by faye
Former National Football League star Jamal Lewis can finally be at ease because prosecutors in Georgia have decided to drop his child abandonment case.
Previous reports have stated that 33-year-old Jamal Lewis was arrested back in August due to child abandonment after the football star allegedly blew off his child support payments for a child he fathered in 2005.
At the time, Jamal Lewis said it was nothing but a huge misunderstanding and promised to “work toward an arrangement within the court system that will allow me to effectively co-parent my son.”
Now, it has been confirmed that the prosecutors have dropped the criminal charges against the former NFL star, saying that there isn’t enough evidence to get a conviction against Lewis.
The lawyer of Jamal Lewis said in a statement that the football star is “happy to move forward from all of this.”
This is not the first time Lewis had a run-in with the law. In February 2004, it emerged that he had been involved in talks about a drug deal. Lewis was then charged with conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine and using a cell phone in the commission of the first count. Lewis reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in October 2004 and ultimately, he was sentenced in January 2005 to four months in federal prison. He was released on August 2, 2005.
On October 31, 2011, Regions Bank filed a lawsuit against Jamal Lewis over an unpaid $660,000 loan.
Former NFL running back Lewis was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee, and after spending his first seven seasons with the Ravens, he signed as a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns prior to the 2007 season and retired after the 2009 season.
Jamal Lewis is most famous for his career as a Raven, where he helped the team win Super Bowl XXXV as a rookie. He is also well-known for his outstanding 2003 season, where he rushed for 2,066 yards, which is second-most of all-time. That same year, Lewis also rushed for 295 yards in one game, which was a record at the time until Adrian Peterson rushed for 296 yards in 2007. He was inducted into the Ravens’ Ring of Honor on September 27, 2012.
October 25th, 2012 by faye
“Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise has just filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against magazines that claimed he had abandoned his daughter, Suri, following his divorce from wife Katie Holmes.
According to Bert Fields, the attorney of 50-year-old Tom Cruise, the actor filed the lawsuit in the United States court in Los Angeles against the publishers of celebrity magazines “In Touch” and “Life & Style.”
The October 1st cover of In Touch shows a picture of Suri above the headline, “ABANDONED BY DADDY,” while the headline of Life & Style reads “SURI IN TEARS, ABANDONED BY HER DAD”
In the lawsuit, Tom Cruise claims the headlines of the celebrity magazines are nothing but false. In a statement, lawyer Bert Fields said “Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She’s a vital part of his life and always will be. To say he has ‘abandoned’ her is a vicious lie. To say it in lurid headlines with a tearful picture of Suri is reprehensible.”
The lawsuit stated that the September story from “In Touch” claimed that six-year-old Suri, the only child of former couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, had gone more than 44 days without seeing her father.
Fields said that despite repeated stories in gossip websites and celebrity media about the actor and his personal life during his 30-year Hollywood career, the actor rarely resorted to litigation.
“He’s not a litigious guy. But when these sleazy peddlers try to make money with disgusting lies about his relationship with his child, you bet he’s going to sue,” Fields added.
Fields went on to slam the mags for the articles published about Tom Cruise abandoning Suri, saying, “These serial defamers are foreign owned companies with their global headquarters in Hamburg. They take money from unsuspecting Americans by selling their malicious garbage. Having to pay a libel judgment may slow them down.”
Tom Cruise is seeking damages of $50 million and would “undoubtedly give the money to charity” if he wins the defamation case, said Fields.
The celebrity magazines, owned by privately held German publishing group Bauer Media, did not immediately return calls for comment on the issue.
Previous reports have stated that Katie Holmes filed for divorce in June after six years of marriage from Tom Cruise, seeking sole custody of Suri. This was a move that took the actor by surprise when he was filming for a new movie in Iceland. The two agreed to a custody arrangement and settled other matters but details have been kept private.
October 25th, 2012 by faye
“Transformers” star Megan Fox has threatened to file a lawsuit against a website that published fake nude photos of the actress.
According to reports, the legal team of Megan Fox has fired off a cease and desist letter to parody website called Celebrity Jihad, after the site published a nude photo of Megan, claiming the actress had stripped nude to show off her post-pregnancy body — barely three weeks after giving birth to her baby son Noah.
The picture was said to be convincing enough to trick some Internet users into believing it was really Megan Fox in the picture.
The lawyers of the actress are not impressed at all with the nude photo, claiming it is 100% fake and must be taken down the soonest possible time, or they will sue Celebrity Jihad.
However, the editors of the website are refusing to cooperate, and have fired back a feisty response.
A rep for Celebrity Jihad told media outlet TMZ, “While we appreciate Megan Fox’s concern for her image, we find it hard to believe that a woman who spent two Transformers movies bent over with her breasts pressed together could have her reputation damaged by a blatantly satirical website.”
Megan Fox began her acting career back in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the “Hope & Faith” television show. In 2004, she made her film debut with a role in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen,” while in 2007, she co-starred as Mikaela Banes, the love interest of Shia LaBeouf’s character in the blockbuster film, “Transformers,” becoming her breakout role. Fox reprised her role in the 2009 sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.” Later in 2009, she starred as the eponymous lead in the film “Jennifer’s Body.” She is also considered as one of the modern female sex symbols and has appeared in magazines such as “Maxim” and “FHM.”
October 24th, 2012 by faye
Retired Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson has been sued by his former employee who claims that the NBA star is serious when it comes to snacks, because he forced her to “regularly squeeze his red vines to make sure they were soft.”
According to reports, the woman behind the lawsuit is Lanita Thomas, who claims that she served as the personal flight attendant of Magic Johnson on his private jet from 2004 until last month when she was fired by the former NBA star.
In her lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, 45-year-old Lanita Thomas claims Magic Johnson was lying when he told her she was fired because she showed up to work 15 minutes late one day.
Thomas claims that the real reason Johnson wanted her gone is because he wanted a “substantially younger woman” to service him in the air.
In the legal docs, Lanita Thomas admits that she was 15 minutes late to work one day, but said that it was only because Magic Johnson insists on two specific types of turkey meat on his sandwiches, and she was held up at the deli counter.
The former flight attendant also said that Johnson was “very particular that all snacks were fresh,” especially when it came to liquor.
Aside from the wrongful termination, Lanita Thomas also claims that Magic Johnson failed to give her overtime pay and provide her with legally required breaks during her work shifts. She is asking the NBA legend for unspecified damages.
Calls to Johnson for comment have not been returned.
Magic Johnson’s basketball career achievements include three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He led the league in regular-season assists four times, and is the NBA’s all-time leader in average assists per game, at 11.2. Johnson was also a member of the “Dream Team,” the U.S. basketball team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.