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Nov 3, 2010

A cameraman recently filed a lawsuit against actor Sacha Baron Cohen, alleging his civil rights were violated when he was shoved and threatened by a film crew shooting a scene for the movie "Bruno," the Associated Press reports. 

The scene was being filmed during a gay marriage rally, according to the news provider.

The lawsuit was filed by Mike Skiff, a self-described gay journalist, and seeks more than $25,000 in damages for alleged physical and emotional pain and suffering.

In the lawsuit, Skiff claims he was shoved, pulled and threatened with woode

Oct 26, 2010

Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody has filed a lawsuit against the makers of a thriller film for more than $2 million, claiming he hasn't been paid and that the movie is being released in the U.S. without his permission, the Associated Press reports.

Brody recently sued the makers of "Giallo" in federal court in Los Angeles. His attorneys asked a judge to block the release of the film, but that request had been initially denied, according to the news provider.

Oct 13, 2010

The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) has cleared the producers of "Transformers 3" in an accident that seriously injured a movie extra, Chicago Breaking News reports.

The accident, which occurred on September 1, left Gabriella Cedillo permanently brain damaged, paralyzed on her left side and with her left eye stitched shut, according to a lawsuit filed last week by her family.

The lawsuit, which was filed against Paramount Pictures and metal distributor Ryerson Inc., alleges that Cedillo, as part of a stunt, was driving her car in Hammon

Oct 7, 2010

The actor who once played Uncle Eddie and crashed Clark W. Griswold’s family Christmas celebration in National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” is now facing felony burglary charges after he was found to be living in a home he no longer owned, TMZ.com reports.

According to TMZ, Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, are facing the burglary charges after the owner of the home sent a realtor to the house after an alarm went off recently.

Oct 7, 2010

Actor Matt Dillon has become the latest to file a lawsuit against the makers of the 2006 Oscar-winning film "Crash," claiming he was cheated out of at least $100,000 in profits from the film, the Toronto Sun reports.

In the lawsuit, filed recently in Los Angeles Superior Court, Dillon claims that his company, Matthias Productions, performed an audit in 2006 and found that the actor was owed a large amount of money for the movie, which took less than $8 million to make but grossed approximately $98 million around the world.

Dillon has filed the lawsuit against the fi