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.

Nov 23, 2011

The ex-wife of Frankie Valli, is taking The Four Seasons' frontman to court for attorney fees she racked up during their divorce.

Randy Valli was married to the music legend and creator of the musical "Jersey Boys" for 27 years before filing for divorce.

Nov 23, 2011

Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel series "Dirty Jobs," was recently sued by a prisoner who shares the same name as the celebrity.

The prisoner asserted he had the name copyrighted earlier in the year, and that the celebrity has no rights to it and is tarnishing the prisoner's image, TMZ reported.

In the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, the prisoner alleged that his life has been a living hell behind bars and said, "I can't live here in prison without being called Dirty Jobs or Dirtiest Man.

Nov 23, 2011

Actor Wesley Snipes was hit with a lawsuit recently in Orange County, Florida, by American Express, which alleges he owes $29,343 in bills.

Snipes is being sued by the credit card company as he's serving a three-year prison sentence at Pennsylvania's McKean Federal Correctional Institution, which started in December 2010, for failing to file tax returns on millions of dollars worth of income.

The lawsuit states that Snipes accumulated the bill before he was sentenced to prison.

On top of American Express filing to receive the money for Snipes' bills, the

Nov 23, 2011

A lawsuit filed against former Duke University basketball players Christian Laettner and Brian Davis was resolved in a court hearing recently.

The lawsuit alleged Laettner and Davis, who are the developers of a real estate project in Durham, had a complaint filed against them by Peter Ghavanmi and his wife Julie Britton, who alleged money was owed to them by the former Duke players, the Durham Herald-Sun reported.

The complaint was filed November 5, 2010 with Ghavanmi alleging he used his $550,000 investment account to secure a $338,000 letter of credit to supplement the busi

Nov 22, 2011

Ryan Seacrest was recently sued by a woman involved in the upcoming reality show that Seacrest is producing, alleging she was humiliated during taping.

Kathy Salem, one of the stars of the show "Shahs of Sunset," alleges that Seacrest tried to force her into the role of the "bad girl" of the show, which was demeaning and humiliating.

The show, which is set to air in February, is described as the "Persian Jersey Shore," according to TMZ.