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 20, 2011

"Basketball Wives" star Tami Roman was recently sued by her former manager for allegedly refusing to pay him for his services.

Jerry Silverhardt alleges he helped make Roman a celebrity, but she has never paid him, TMZ reported. The manager filed the lawsuit recently in L.A. County Superior Court, saying the reality show star fired him after taking advantage of his work.

"Mr. Silverhardt was terminated long ago and has been appropriately compensated for the personal management services he rendered," Roman told TMZ.

Dec 19, 2011

Pop star Britney Spears recently had a lawsuit filed against her by her former security guards, who allege Spears failed to pay them six months' salary.

TMZ reported that Advanced Security Concepts Corporation is suing the singer for $141,625 in unpaid wages after Spears' team fired the bodyguard company in 2010.

The security company alleges that Spears holds a grudge because she was sued by one of the company's former bodyguards, Fernando Flores.

Dec 16, 2011

A lawsuit was filed recently against the University of Syracuse and its head basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, stemming from sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Bernie Fine.

Two men who accused Fine of sexual misconduct and molestation when they were children are suing the school and head coach for defamation of character, for calling them liars.

The alleged victims, 39-year-old Bobby Davis and 45-year-old Mike Lang, recently announced their lawsuit during a press conference.

The lawsuit states that in an effort to support his good friend, Fine, head

Dec 16, 2011

Former Chicago Bulls forward Scottie Pippen recently filed a multimillion-dollar federal defamation lawsuit against several websites that alleged the retired NBA star filed for bankruptcy.

The lawsuit, which seeks $9 million in damages, states that Pippen "never filed for bankruptcy and indeed has a substantial net worth, which has not been less than approximately $40 million in the last 10 years.’’

CNBC's website published an article listing Pippen as one of the "15 Athletes Gone Bankrupt" on April 26, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S.

Dec 15, 2011

Rapper MC Hammer's back taxes have caught up with him. The rapper, famous for the song "U Can't Touch This," recently had a lawsuit filed against him by the U.S. government, alleging he owes more than $700,000 in back taxes.

The rapper, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, allegedly owes $779,585 in back taxes, which he accumulated between 1996-1997.