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Jay Z & Timbaland 'Big Pimpin'' Sample Lawsuit, Back To Court After 8 Years

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After the original lawsuit was thrown out in 2007, Jay Z is under fire once again for the sample he used in his hit song "Big Pimpin'." The estate of composer Baligh Hamdi has sued the rapper/businessman for $5 million for his use of the song "Khosara Khosara" in his popular 2000 track. Joining him in court will be producer Timbaland, whose production was central to the track's success.READ MORE

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Rosie O'Donnell's Ex Michelle Rounds Skips Custody Court Hearing

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Rosie O'Donnell arrived in a New York City courtroom earlier this week ready to do battle with her ex over custody of their adopted 2-year-old but there was a problem, Michelle Rounds was a no-show. Just last week Rounds spoke to the press about O'Donnell's parenting style, claiming that she puts their child at risk by downing a bottle of wine and smoking weed each night. Rounds has filed for sole custody and also has requested that O'Donnell be subjected to random drug testing. Unfortunately, it seems that little was resolved because Rounds opted to sit out the hearing, claiming that the toddler in question was sick.READ MORE

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Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Purposely Holding Off Divorce

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Even though a judge in an L.A. court has put pressure on Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's divorce plans, it looks like neither one of them intends to buckle to the added stress. Kardashian finally made the decision to pull the trigger on her marriage back in December 2013 but Odom has never filed a response. After a certain amount of time it was certainly within her rights to file for a divorce by default, but Kardashian has never done that. Cases like this can't just hang forever and eventually the original petition can be dismissed and that is exactly what is about to happen here. When faced with the decision to either make a move towards divorce or remain married, for the time being it looks like both Kardashian and Odom are choosing the latter.READ MORE

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Suge Knight Passes Out in Court After Judge Sets Bail at $25 Million [WATCH]

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Hearing the announcement of his bail was apparently too much for Suge Knight to handle. The former head of Death Row Records reportedly passed out in court after a judge set his bail at $25 million.READ MORE

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Rosie O'Donnell Officially Filed for Divorce Two Weeks After Leaving 'The View'

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Earlier this month Rosie O'Donnell herself confirmed that she was in the process of making some major life changes. First she announced that she would be leaving her job at ABC's The View and in the same statement she also confirmed that her two-year marriage to Michelle Rounds was also over. Now, just two weeks after officially leaving the roundtable dysfunction we can also tell you that O'Donnell has officially filed for divorce.READ MORE

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Bill Cosby Faces New Allegations as He Tries To Get Defamation Suit by Three Accusers Dropped

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Bill Cosby must miss the days when his career was all that anyone talked about when his name was mentioned. Instead, he had muddled through four months of allegations by numerous women as his gigs disappeared and long time friends have failed to defend him. Cosby keeps insisting in statements that he's "not finished yet" but the direction that his career is heading in seems to paint a distinctly different picture. This week brought a new woman out of the woodwork as Cosby's attorney worked hard to get a defamation suit against him dropped.READ MORE

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Joan Rivers's Anesthesiologist Claims She Did Everything Right, Files Response to Malpractice Suit

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Renuka Reddy Bankulla is a name that is likely to become somewhat familiar in the coming months, as she is the anesthesiologist who has been named in Melissa Rivers's malpractice suit that was filed on behalf of her mother, Joan Rivers. Bankulla was named in the suit, along with the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic and the individual doctors who were in the procedure room at the time of Joan's cardiac arrest. Melissa's filing alleges that Bankulla failed to take the necessary steps in order to try and save her mothers' life. It is a claim that it did not take the anesthesiologist long to respond to.READ MORE

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Lindsay Lohan Is Scrambling to Finish Community Service in Order to Avoid Jail

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It sounds like Lindsay Lohan really understands that she is looking at jail time if she screws up again. We told you earlier that she had failed to complete her mandatory hours of community service after already being granted one extension. Basically, Lilo was prepared to stroll into court Jan. 28 with another round of excuses until someone made her understand that it is unlikely to work again. If she does not get herself together, she will likely have per probation violated and will be sitting in a jail cell. The fallen star is now reportedly scrambling to finish her hours to avoid jail.READ MORE

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Khloé Kardashian Ran In to French Montana in Vegas After Describing Their Romance as 'Destructive'

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Khloé Kardashian got the biggest surprise while hosting a bash at 1 Oak Nightclub in Las Vegas last night, Dec. 30. After catching headlines last week for admitting that she jumped into a romance with French Montana at a time when she was "lonely and destructive," Kardashian ran into her ex last night. It must have been an interesting moment when she first realized that Montana was just a few feet away! According to Hollywood Life, the former couple was seated tables apart for dinner and they acknowledged each other, but there was no reconnecting. In the past, even when they had called things off we have seen Kardashian and Montana gravitate toward one another. The fact that it did not happen at 1 Oak seems to indicate that they may really be finished for good. In recent weeks, she seems to have had a bit of a wake-up call, and instead of running from her feelings and mess, Kardashian is ready to face her demons, beginning with her pending divorce from Lamar Odom. She has just a few short weeks to either proceed with requesting a no-fault divorce or else her whole divorce petition could be dismissed. Montana was probably a good and fun distraction for a while, but now even Kardashian realizes it is crunch time.READ MORE

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Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Makes Brief Court Appearance as Trial Begins in January

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Thursday morning, Dec. 18, marked the first time in more than a year that Dzokhar Tsarnaev stood before a federal judge in a Boston courtroom. He was asked to appear in person so it could be put on the record that he is satisfied with his representation ahead of his trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 5. The last time Tsarnaev was seen in public was when he pled not guilty to at least 30 charges in a terrorism indictment that was in connection to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured 260. As it stands now, Tsarnaev's trial is set to begin in a few weeks and is expected to last between three and five months. While Massachusetts no longer has the death penalty on the table, Tsarnaev is facing federal charges, which do carry death as a possible punishment. Insiders seem to believe that even if the 21-year-old is sentenced to death, it is unlikely he will ever be executed.READ MORE

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The Feds Raided 'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice's Home This Week, Taking Everything from Cash to Her Kids's Christmas Gifts

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It looks like once again Teresa Giudice decided that following the rules did not apply to her, and boy, is she regretting it now. It was actually quite simple: The star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" was required to submit a payment plan to the court, mapping out how she and Joe Giudice intended to pay back the $214,000 they owed in restitution. But instead of doing that, Teresa ignored the situation and avoided making contact with the court, and the end result was a huge slap in the face by law enforcement, as the Giudice family home was reportedly raided earlier this week. According to Radar Online, since Teresa was not volunteering to set up a payment plan, then the feds barged in and took valuables, electronics and some hidden cash. "Teresa was home and was absolutely stunned by the raid. She had no clue they were coming. She was absolutely hysterical and begging them not to take the girls's Christmas presents. A large amount of cash was found in the wine cellar. This all could have been avoided if Teresa had simply submitted a proposed plan to pay off the restitution. Yet Teresa chose to once again thumb her nose at the law, and was ignoring it," said a source.READ MORE

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Tracy Morgan's Career in Doubt While He Attempts to Recover from a Severe Brain Injury

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Five months after actor-comedian Tracy Morgan's limo bus was struck by a speeding Wal-Mart truck on the way back from a gig at a Delaware casino, we are learning more details about the devastating accident. Morgan is thought to be fortunate to have survived the accident that killed fellow comedian James McNair because he suffered a subdural hematoma, which kept him comatose with bleeding around his brain. Morgan and three others have filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, and attorneys for both sides met behind closed doors yesterday. Morgan's attorney, Benedict Morelli, gave the press an update on Morgan's condition and a realistic view of his prognosis. "He's fighting to get better, and if there's a chance for him to be back to the Tracy Morgan he once was, he's going to try to do that. He's still fighting and trying to live his life at the same time and trying to get better, and he's just not better. We're hoping and praying to get him back to where he was. But the jury's out. He had a very, very bad brain injury. Let's assume for a moment that he can go back and do everything that he was able to do before. When is that going to be? A year from now? Two? Three? I don't know. Six months? I doubt it," said Morelli.READ MORE

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'Love & Hip Hop's' Moniece Slaughter Accused of Bilking NBA Star Joe Smith Out of More Than $100K

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"Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" would be really boring if everyone kept their noses clean, right? I am sure VH1 runs like a well-oiled machine on that belief, so every time one of its stars catches a negative headline, the execs must see extra dollar signs. This time around, it is Moniece Slaughter who is making waves. Sure, she has been known to have some violent tendencies on camera, but now an ex is accusing Slaughter of bilking him out of $109,000. According to a report by TMZ, former NBA star Joe Smith has filed a police report alleging that Slaughter wrote nine checks between October 2011 and March 2012 to a man named Timothy Clayton Carr. Smith claims not to know Carr and says he never wrote the checks either. Carr claims he cashed the checks for Slaughter because she said she did not have a bank account to do so herself. At least, that is what he told police in June 2012. Carr also claims not to have known that there was any issue at all until the final check he cashed for Slaughter ended up being canceled.READ MORE

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Kaci Hickox, Nurse Tangled in Ebola Scandal, Breaks Quarantine after Insisting She Has No Symptoms, Ready to Go to Court to Fight for Human Rights

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Kaci Hickox believes the battle she is waging is not just about Ebola. She is the nurse who returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa just last week and, upon landing in Newark, New Jersey, she was taken to a medical detention center to be quarantined. The scuffle began because Hickox reportedly had an elevated temperature when arriving at the airport, and so she was immediately quarantined in a tent. Eventually, Hickox was allowed to leave and returned to her Fort Kent, Maine, home, where she is locked in a battle over whether or not she is a threat to the general public. She has broken quarantine and is willing to go to court over the matter.READ MORE

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Melissa Rivers Hires Powerhouse Law Firm to File Multimillion-Dollar Wrongful Death Suit on Behalf of Joan Rivers Estate

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All of that speculation about Melissa Rivers filing a wrongful death lawsuit has now become reality, as it was announced that Joan Rivers's daughter has retained the Manhattan powerhouse law firm of Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Maloof, Bloom and Rubinowitz. This comes as simply the first step in filing a multimillion-dollar wrongful death suit against the Yorkville Clinic, where Joan's routine endoscopic procedure resulted in a coma the comedienne never came out of. It is possible a formal suit could be filed as early as today in New York City.READ MORE

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