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Apr 29, 2011

Don Bellisario, the creator of the television show "NCIS" who was fired from his post as executive producer in 2007, recently filed a lawsuit against CBS, claiming that the network did not let him participate in the making of spin-off "NCIS: Los Angeles."

The Los Angeles Times reports that Bellisario claims his deal with CBS gives him the "first opportunity" to be involved in any sequels or spin-offs of "NCIS."

The suit contends that CBS is "contractually obliged to compensate Bellisario for 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' including a

Apr 19, 2011

Actor Charlie Sheen's $100 million lawsuit against his former employer will reportedly be heard in a Los Angeles courtroom, CNN reports.

According to the news provider, Sheen filed the lawsuit in March against Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre, who created the television show "Two and a Half Men."

Sheen, who is reportedly seeking punitive damages as well as the recovery of unpaid wages, is expected to miss the hearing because of his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour, which is set to take place in Washington D.C.

Apr 8, 2011

ESPN recently filed a federal lawsuit against Conference USA claiming that the league did not fulfill its contractual obligations when signing a deal with Fox Sports Media Group in January.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that ESPN claims it secured a contract extension agreement with the conference via email, but the league later decided to come to an agreement with Fox.

Mar 29, 2011

A dwarf couple has filed a lawsuit against E! Entertainment and Joel McHale, host of the television show "The Soup," claiming they were the subject of defamatory and false comments, reports.

According to the news source, Cara and Gibson Reynolds, who struggled for a number of years to have children, finally conceived a healthy baby.

Mar 17, 2011

A New Jersey woman who thought she had won the lottery has filed a lawsuit against the television station she claims aired the wrong winning numbers twice, the Bergen County Record reports.

According to the news provider, Rakel Daniele is seeking $75,000 in damages from WABC-TV, American Broadcasting Co. and the Walt Disney Co.