Fresh Pop Culture
22 Years Later: Madonna Sued Over Vogue Sample
In the twenty-two years since Madonna first released “Vogue”, the track has made a ton of money. Both in sales and increases in popularity, the song has lined the Material Girl’s wallet with a lot of twenties, and now, executives at VMG would like a few of those bills to come their way.
Woman Sues Justin Bieber For Being Too Loud
The loud beats, the screams of “Baby, Baby, Baby” and the energetic fans were too much for Stacey Wilson Betts two years ago when she took her daughter to see Justin Bieber perform live. She thought it would be a fun evening, but if you take it from the Oregon mom, it was a complete nightmare.
Tom Cruise Ready To Sue Over Claim He Kept Suri In Tiny, Windowless Room
While some stars consider any press to be good press, Tom Cruise has long zealously guarded his reputation by filing lawsuits over false tabloid reports. In the past, he’s taken outlets to court over fabricated tales of homosexuality and accusations his marriage to Nicole Kidman was a sham. Now, he’s reportedly in the early stages of another potential lawsuit, this one against The National Enquirer, and unless the tabloid posts a retraction, it seems likely it’ll wind up in court.
John Travolta Hit With Lawsuit Over Cruise Ship Exposure
More than a month ago, a cruise ship worker accused John Travolta of offering him twelve thousand dollars for gay sex. The incident allegedly occurred in 2009, involved an exposed penis and ended with the man, Fabian Zanzi, thwarting the alleged advances. His claim was made in the days following the masseur lawsuits, but unlike the other two accusers, Zanzi didn’t hire an attorney. He promptly disappeared and wasn’t heard from again, at least until today when he changed course and hired a lawyer.
Tony Parker Suing Club Over Chris Brown And Drake Brawl
The Spurs’ point guard suffered a scratched cornea during the melee, and he wants twenty million dollars as payment. Following the incident, Parker announced he would be fine in time to play during the Olympics. He hasn’t spoken publicly on the matter since the lawsuit was announced, but I can’t imagine a jury would be excited about awarding him twenty million dollars if he doesn’t wind up missing any basketball at all.
Ashton Kutcher Sues The DMV
There are few places in the world where more frustrated people congregate than the DMV. With long lines, rigid rules and no alternative, the house of misery is always filled with all sorts of people, arguing, bitching and rolling their eyes about the people around them, the workers and the time they’ll never get back. As such, it seems like the perfect venue for a reality show, and for a few weeks back in 2010, it was going to have one.
Randy Travis Claims Ex-Wife Ruined His Career With Her Big Mouth
Elizabeth fired a lawsuit against Randy claiming he breached their contract by terminating her without payment. That prompted the legend to file his own suit arguing she actually owes him money since she single-handedly ruined his career by going public with numerous personal details about his life. He also claims she lied about how much travel expenses actually cost in order to pocket the difference.
TD Bank Is Suing Mary J Blige's Charity For 250K
Last summer, the Mary J Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation found itself in some financial trouble. To try and right the ship, organizers reportedly got a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar short-term loan from TD Bank. Payment was due in full by this past December, but unfortunately, less than four hundred bucks was paid back in time. Not surprisingly, the bank is beyond pissed and wants its money immediately.
Wilmer Valderrama Sued For Throwing Too Many Parties
Wilmer Valderrama was only a junior in high school when he shot the pilot for That 70s Show. By the middle of the show’s eight season run, he was embracing the life of a star, hanging out with beautiful women, attending various events and generally being a man about town. Unfortunately for one of his neighbors, it seems he might no longer be about town quite enough.
Woman Says She Was Fired For Being Too Hot
Lauren Odes learned this recently when she began working for underwear company Native Intimates in April. After appearing at work in a tight black dress and boots, she was told her clothing was too sexy. For the entire month the 29 year-old worked at the lingerie company, she was asked repeatedly to change up her costumes, and at one point, it was even noted she might do better at her data entry position if she taped her chest down.
Watch Usher Testify About Fight Between Wife And Girlfriend
You can tell, deep down, he knows everything about this story is like a Real Housewives episode, but he gamely maintains his composure and works his way through the incident. There’s really no point in editorializing on the witness stand. Besides, if this actually happened, Tameka’s actions would seem to speak for themselves.
Gloria Allred Now Representing Both Of John Travolta's Accusers
It’s hard to gauge who might end up winning the case in the long run, but with Allred on board, it’s safe to assume the matter will turn into a slugfest at some point. Neither she nor Singer is used to losing cases, and with plenty of resources at their disposals, I would expect a very long trial. It seems absurd to think Travolta will cave, and barring a change of heart from her clients, Allred certainly won’t back down.
John Doe 1 Hires Gloria Allred For John Travolta Lawsuit
You would have to think she knows something all of us don’t. After all, John Doe #1 was already dropped by his first attorney, and given Travolta has already proved he wasn’t in Los Angeles on the day in question, any future legal battles will probably be fought from behind. Maybe she’s uncovered some new evidence, or maybe she’s just excited about the attention. We should know shortly.
John Travolta's Second Accuser Didn't Mention Incident In Resignation Email
It’s not like this email admits nothing happened or outlines a completely different story, but it is a bit strange nothing about an incident supposedly worth two million dollars in pain and suffering is overtly mentioned. You would think a celebrity exposing himself and masturbating in your presence would be listed as a reason for quitting your job, but none of that comes out here.
Bret Michaels Settles With CBS Over Falling Set Fiasco
Back in 2009, Bret Michaels suffered a serious head injury during a performance at the Tony Awards. He was playing “Nothin’ But A Good Time” alongside his Rock Of Ages co-stars when the set piece for the next act literally landed on top of him. The incident was ugly and scary at the time, but it took on much greater retrospective meaning when the singer suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage a year later.