Big Screen

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Jul 29, 2011

Joe Pesci, transcendent film actor of the family-friendly, Home Alone, and gritty gangster titles Goodfellas and Casino, has sued Fiore Films for $3 million.

Pesci was offered a role as Angelo Ruggiero, enforcer of John Gotti Sr. in the upcoming biopic depicting the infamous crime boss for an alleged $3 million paycheck.

Jul 25, 2011

Jennifer Lopez, star of such Hollywood films as The Cell and Gigli, recently announced plans to divorce from Latin music recording artist, Marc Anthony after seven years of marriage.

When it comes to the legal aspects of a divorce involving a big screen movie star, Los Angeles divorce attorney, Chris Melcher said it is important to settle all personal details out of court since California makes divorce cases open to the public.

“The irony is that these high profile celebrities have found a way to resolve their cases privately and quietly,” Melcher said.

Jul 13, 2011

After six years of coupledom, movie stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will wed, US Weekly reports. 

According to the magazine, three unnamed sources confirmed Jolie and Pitt are planning a small, informal wedding to take place within months. Noting that the couple, who have six kids, have stated they will not get married until the legal right is extended to gay couples, US Weekly suggests their children might have successfully pressured them to tie the knot.

Jun 30, 2011

Movie companies may have to deal with legal action when they release a movie, as the actors who are involved or the material that is used might lead to a copyright or patent issue. "The Hangover 2" had been released in the middle of a legislation dispute between Warner Brothers and tattoo artist S.

Jun 22, 2011

Movie stars can face lawsuits that seek a large portion of their earnings, either in cash settlements or through a transfer of their physical assets.