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Nov 14, 2011

Buzz Aldrin's lawsuit against trading card company Topps, Inc., was recently tossed out by a judge.

Aldrin filed the lawsuit against Topps last year, alleging that the trading card company improperly used his image in a series of historic trading cards.

A judge recently ruled that Topps' use of the photographs was protected under “free speech of an issue of public interest,” dismissing the lawsuit.

Topps issued the trading cards, which were called "Topps American Heritage," in 2009.

Nov 11, 2011

Producers from the hit Fox dance show "So You Think You Can Dance" recently settled a lawsuit with a man who calls himself the "Dance Doctor."

John Cassese filed the lawsuit against Fox Broadcasting, 19 Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions six years ago, alleging he and his partners registered a concept with the Writers Guild of America for a dance show called "So You Think You Can Dance" before the dance show first aired.

According to the lawsuit, Cassese and his writing partners developed the proposed show as a 60-minute elimination dance c

Nov 10, 2011

The doctor who was recently convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson is now facing a lawsuit from a cardiology equipment company seeking to block his payment for participation in a documentary.

Dr. Conrad Murray is now awaiting his sentencing, which is scheduled for November 29.

For his participation in a documentary about his trial, 58-year-old doctor is allegedly owed money by MSNBC and the producer of the documentary, the Zodiak Media Group, TMZ reported.

Nov 10, 2011

Minnesota Timberwolves player Michael Beasley filed a lawsuit recently in Montgomery County Circuit Court, alleging that a Maryland-based sports agent tried to inappropriately foster a professional relationship with him since he was 14 years old.

In the lawsuit, Beasley alleges that Bell Sports Incorporated President Joel Bell funded Curtis Malone's nationally-recognized D.C.

Nov 9, 2011

A director who was fired from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" has filed a lawsuit against the show's producers.

Julie Taymor is alleging the producers violated her creative rights and that she was not compensated for the work she put into the musical, which was touted as the most expensive in Broadway history.

The lawsuit was filed recently in federal court in New York by Taymor, who had not only been the director, but was the co-author of the musical's book.

The director was fired in March after multiple accidents, delays and c