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Oct 5, 2011

John Devenanzio, who appeared on MTV's "The Real World Key West" and other reality shows, has filed a lawsuit against HBO, Time Warner and Doug Ellin, creator of the HBO series "Entourage," alleging that the "Entourage" character Johnny Bananas was based on him.

In a cease-and-desist letter Devenanzio's attorneys sent HBO, the Real World star said he is known by the nickname "Johnny Bananas" and that the introduction of a character by the same name on "Entourage" illegally capitalized on his name recognition and reputation amon

Oct 5, 2011

1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy recently filed a lawsuit against Sony Pictures and some of its subsidiaries, alleging he is owed millions of dollars in merchandising revenue for products associated with "The Partridge Family" TV show.

Cassidy's suit states that a clause in his "Partridge Family" contract entitled him to payment for merchandise using his name, likeness or voice, yet he has not received proper compensation for the millions of products associated with the show, ranging from clothing to comic books.

In an interview with CNN, Cassidy sa

Sep 28, 2011

Fox Sports recently filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Dodgers, alleging the ball club violated its contract by attempting to renegotiate TV broadcast rights.

The Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection in June, after Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig stymied efforts by the team's owner, Frank McCourt, to cut a new multibillion-dollar TV deal with Fox.

Sep 14, 2011

A Los Angeles limo driver recently sued the producers of the TV Guide Channel reality show "Nail Files," alleging the show taped him suffering a diabetic attack while driving, then used the footage without his consent and in a way that made him appear to be drunk, TMZ reports.

The suit states the plaintiff, Fred Busby, picked up celebrity manicurist and "Nail Files" star Katie Cazorla from her Los Angeles home to take her to the airport last year, according to TMZ.

Sep 14, 2011

Lanisha Cole, a former model on "The Price is Right," recently sued two of the game show's producers for sexual harassment.

According to the suit, Cole began to experience harassment in December 2009, when another model, Amber Lancaster, began a romantic relationship with one of the show's producers, Michael Richards (no relation to the actor).