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Apr 7, 2011

A man who claims he was a special effects worker on the set of the upcoming movie "Green Lantern" has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros.

Mar 29, 2011

Oscar winning actor Sean Penn recently agreed to settle a civil lawsuit with a paparazzo nearly one year after he pleaded no contest to charges of vandalism, WENN.com reports.

According to the news provider, Penn was charged with misdemeanor vandalism and battery after an alleged violent confrontation with photographer Jordan Dawes in 2009.

The actor was reportedly captured on video kicking the photographer, the news source said.

Mar 16, 2011

Mel Gibson's former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva is reportedly planning to file a civil lawsuit against the actor after he recently pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge, AZCentral.com reports.

Grigorieva, who is currently embroiled in a battle for custody for the pair's 17-month-old daughter, is reportedly planning to file the lawsuit accusing the actor of battery, defamation and emotional distress, her attorney told TMZ.

However, the recent plea bargain reportedly will not help Grigorieva in her civil lawsuit because the "Braveheart" actor did

Mar 7, 2011

The producer of the comedy film "Smokey and the Bandit" has filed a lawsuit against Universal and Sony, claiming they owe him his share of the movie's net profits and that he has been barred from auditing the studios' books, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In the lawsuit, which was filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mort Engelberg and his production company claim that Universal and Sony owe him 50 percent of the net profits for the film, its sequel and another movie.

The lawsuit is reportedly seeking the rights to open the studios' books,

Feb 24, 2011

A Hollywood makeup artist has filed a lawsuit against a producer over allegations that the film set for the movie "Demoted" was a "hostile work environment," The Associated Press reports.

According to the lawsuit, Robert Maverick claims that the work environment on the set of the movie included sexually explicit comments and nipple-pinching. He claims he was forced to endure unwanted verbal sexual abuse and physical contact on the set of the movie, which was released in 2009.

The suit, which was filed in U.S.