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Mar 4, 2011

Actress Katie Holmes recently filed a lawsuit against the publishers of Star magazine for $50 million, claiming the tabloid publication implied on the cover of an issue that she was addicted to drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The headline of the January issue's cover said "Addiction Nightmare: Katie DRUG SHOCKER!" It also indicated that the magazine would provide information as to why the actress could not leave husband Tom Cruise, according to the Times.

"Of all the fabricated stories that continue to be published about me, this instance is beyond th

Feb 24, 2011

Warner Bros. has reportedly filed a lawsuit against St. Louis, Missouri-based Roberts Broadcasting Corporation for not paying licensing fees for broadcasting syndicated television shows, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

The lawsuit, which was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California in Los Angeles on January 25, claims that Roberts Broadcasting owes more than $1.4 million for licensing agreements to air programs such as "Friends," "Extra" and "George Lopez" over the past four years.

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Feb 16, 2011

Rap artist T.I. has been sued by the family of a deceased man whose body allegedly appeared on the musician's reality show, "T.I.'s Road to Redemption," WENN.com reports.

The relatives of Joseph Williams claim they saw the corpse on an episode of the television show that aired in February 2009 on MTV.

Feb 7, 2011

Kling Corporation, which owns the rights to the theme song for the 1940s variety show "Texaco Star Theatre," has filed a lawsuit against CBS over the song's usage in an episode of "Family Ties" that originally aired in 1985, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

According to the news provider, the "Family Ties" episode included the song "We are the Men of Texaco," which was the theme for the variety show.

Jan 27, 2011

Comedian Gary Valentine, best known for his role on the long-running sitcom "The King of Queens," has sued a woman after she allegedly leveled false accusations of sexual assault against him, reports TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Valentine claims that the unnamed woman, a former business associate, brought out a bottle of wine at a business meeting and "initiated intimate contact." The actor stresses that the sexual activity that occurred was mutually consensual at all times.

Valentine further claims that the woman invented allegations of sexual assault because she