Celebrity

High-profile entertainment figures—from movie and television stars, to musicians and sports stars—often create headlines with even the most mundane legal matter.

Dec 22, 2011

"Jersey Shore" star Snooki was recently hit wit a $7 million lawsuit alleging that the reality show star intentionally sabotaged a deal with a licensing company she hired to launch Snooki-themed merchandise.

SRG Ventures contends that 24-year-old reality TV star wrecked a deal by negotiating with other companies behind SRG's back.

Snooki filed legal papers earlier in the year in order to end her contract with SRG Ventures, saying the company failed to honor the terms of the contract.

Dec 21, 2011

Singer India Arie is being sued by her manager, who alleges the neo-soul artist owes her money for previous services.

Noreen Nalli filed the lawsuit in federal court in Tennessee, following being fired as Arie's manager.

Dec 21, 2011

After months of rumors regarding a split between Deion Sanders and his wife, Pilar, the couple officially announced they are parting ways recently.

The couple was married in 1999, when Deion was a player for the Dallas Cowboys, but recently the two decided to end the marriage, stating it is in the best interest of them and their three children.

The 44-year-old Hall of Famer released a statement to fans to inform them about the divorce.

"Pilar and I have decided to end our marriage and move on to the next phase of our individual lives with mutual respect," h

Dec 21, 2011

Vanessa Bryant, wife of NBA star Kobe Bryant, recently filed for divorce from the Los Angeles Lakers guard, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple were married in 2001 and did not sign a prenuptial agreement, which means Vanessa could be entitled to half of Kobe's assets he's acquired over the past 10 years.

The star's wife filed legal documents December 16, in the midst of rumors of infidelity committed by Kobe.

The couple has battled court cases in the past, with Kobe being accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado woman in 2003, but Vanessa stay

Dec 20, 2011

Rap artist Jay-Z was sued for unlawfully sampling an Egyptian song for his hit "Big Pimpin," and recently found out he'll be heading to court over the matter.

The lawsuit was filed by Osama Ahmed Fahmy, who co-owns the rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy's song "Khosara, Khosara." Fahmy alleges the hit Jay-Z track produced by Timbaland used the melody of his uncle's song.

Jay-Z's record label, EMI, said the song was governed by the 1909 Copyright Act, which allows songs to be protected by law for 28 years, ruling out the right for the plaintif