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Gwyneth Paltrow is in hot water after a 2016 skiing accident left a retired optometrist with a concussion and broken ribs. She is now being sued for reckless skiing by 72-year-old Terry Sanderson.

The Utah man has also accused Paltrow of fleeing the scene after crashing into his back, screaming as she did it. Local Utah news station KUTV, Sanderson is also claiming Paltrow was "out of control".

A lawsuit has now been filed against the Hollywood actress; according to court documents, Sanderson said, "Paltrow got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured." Yikes.

The skiing instructor who allegedly witnessed the incident has blamed Sanderson for causing the accident, but Sanderson is insisting that the instructor is lying and refrained from helping him while injured.

The man apparently suffered a brain injury and four broken ribs, and said Paltrow "accepted no responsibility" and abandoned the Deer Valley Resort.

 Sanderson recalled "feeling very sore, and my brain felt like I'd been injected with novocaine, I don't know how to describe it,” he said at a recent press conference.

He has decided to sue Paltrow for $3.1 million. In a statement, Paltrow denied the claims through spokeswoman Heather Wilson; "This lawsuit is without merit and we expect to be vindicated."

The lawsuit maintains that the instructor skiing with Paltrow and her family filed a false incident report saying Paltrow didn't cause the accident.

Deer Valley Resort spokeswoman Emily Summers stated that the resort, which is also being sued, can not comment on pending legal matters.

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Rap R&B sensation the Weeknd is apparently being sued for trademark infringement over his alter ego 'Starboy' by a comic book writer who claims to have created the character back in 2014.

TMZ and The Blast are reporting that writer Eymun Talasazan came up with the concept for a series of comic books focusing on superhero rap and R&B artists, and that he was in touch with representatives of the Weeknd regarding a possible collaboration.

This alleged collaboration never actually took place, after nothing came of the 2017 talks, but the Starboy character was then used for the Weeknd's infamous album last year.

The singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, has yet to comment on the issue.

The Marvel graphic novel The Weeknd Presents: Starboy is "near identical" to Eymun Talasazan's idea which he supposedly pitched to the Weeknd's representatives, according to reports.

Talasazan claims to have been creating a whole world surrounding the Starboy comic persona in 2015, dedicated to R&B superheroes.

TMZ recently wrote that Daft Punk and the Weeknd have already faced a €5 million lawsuit over reports of plagiarism on the track 'Starboy' by a songwriter named Yasminah.

She claims her song 'Hooyo', released back in 2009, shares some of the same elements as Daft Punk's offering.

It seems the song, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, is causing plenty of scandal as well as success.

28-year-old Tesfaye, who is currently dating supermodel Bella Hadid, has just moved in with his Victoria's Secret sweetheart.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The duo seem loved up, despite splitting up back in 2015, and we can't see this controversy getting in the way of their romance.

What do you think, is Starboy an original the Weeknd character? The drama continues…

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It looks like U2 are in hot water today.

The band are being sued by a musician named Paul Rose, as he is claiming they stole one of his songs which was recorded for their 1991 album, Achtung Baby.

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Paul, who filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court, claims U2 took elements of his song, Nae Slappin, and used them in their track, The Fly.

Apparently, in 1989, Paul singed a recording deal with Island Records and gave them a demo of his album. The lawsuit alleges that U2 heard the song through the recording company, which they later used for their own material.

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The lawsuit makes a further claim that The Fly has "dance beats, distorted vocals and hard industrial edge [which] sounded nothing like typical U2" music.

Paul is seeking $5m from the lads, as well as song writing credit.

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Amber Heard is being sued for $10m for allegedly sabotaging her new movie, London Fields.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers of the movie feel that she has "caused substantial harm to the picture."

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The lawsuit reads: "Heard's conspiracy, her campaign against the picture, and her contractual breaches have damaged the picture, causing substantial harm to the plaintiff, the picture, and the picture's investors."

It also accuses the actress of refusing to do any promotional duties, which includes missing the premiere of the film, as well as refusing to take part in scenes that she was contracted to do.

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"As a result of Heard's refusal to comply with her contractual obligations – including her improper refusal to act in provocative scenes contained in the pre-approved script – key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate Heard's behaviour."

Amber stars alongside Cara Delevingne and Billy Bob Thornton, and her former hubby, Johnny Depp also makes a cameo appearance in the new flick.

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Hailey Baldwin is reportedly being sued for plagiarising an author’s words on Instagram in the midst of Justin Bieber’s Insta row with Selena Gomez.

OK so we know that’s a lot of celebrity in one intro, but possibly prompted by that very public spat Hailey used the popular social media site to share a deep quote about human error which, as it turns out, wasn’t written by the model herself.

According to Page Six, the posted quote had actually been pulled from Say What’s Real – a book whose author was not impressed to see her words associated with the 19-year-old in articles about JB’s tiff with his ex.

 

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The image – which has since been deleted – included insights like: “We’ve all had our fair share of things we’ve done, both good and bad.  What makes the present so powerful is when we take complete responsibility for our actions, we allow ourselves self-growth.”

And: “The truth always comes to light, so it’s better just to own it.  We’re all guilty of things, but show people you have enough love and respect for yourself to be honest about it and learn from it.”

Now, writer Melissa Molomo has demanded that Hailey apologise for causing confusion about the work’s origins by failing to credit her in the post.

A letter sent by Molomo’s legal rep also states that by “stealing” the quote Stephen Baldwin’s daughter could be liable for up to $150,000 (around €134,000) worth of damages.

So ladies from now on when regramming inspirational quotes, be sure to acknowledge where those words really came from.

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Zara may be one of the most fashion savvy retailers on the high street, but that doesn’t mean the brand is without its worries as the Spanish clothing giant is reportedly facing a $5 million lawsuit for allegedly manipulating its prices.

According to The Fashion Law, Zara is being sued by customer Devin Rose in California who claims that he and other Zara customers in the US have been overcharged as a result of the brand’s “deceptive pricing practices”.  

The complaint states that Zara has made billions of dollars through the “classic bait and switch” practice of only tagging its clothing with euro prices – a procedure which Rose claims “lures” customers into making purchases.

In the lawsuit it is also claimed that once a customer reaches the till the products of choice are then sold “for a substantially higher amount in dollars” than conversion rates would suggest they should be.

Rose’s complaint is based on a personal experience he had earlier this summer at a particular Zara store in Sherman Oaks, California.  He claims he was charged almost 60% more than he should have been for three shirts because of Zara’s conversion rate tactics.

A spokesperson for Zara in the United States told TFL that the retailer “vehemently denies any allegations [of] deceptive pricing practices”.

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Just this morning it was reported that Ed Sheeran is being sued $20 million for copying a Matt Cardle song, and now it seems Beyoncé has found herself in a similarly tricky legal situation.

According to RTÉ, a Kentucky filmmaker has filed a lawsuit against the Hold Up singer alleging that parts of her Lemonade trailer were copied from a short film called Palinoia which he created in 2014.

Matthew Fulks claims he sent his video to Queen B’s team last summer – five months before they began filming Lemonade.

According to the lawsuit: “Both the PALINOIA Work and the LEMONADE Trailer are comprised of short visual and audio segments arranged in montage fashion, with certain segments recurring throughout the works.”

Fulks – who is currently working as a creative director at a news station – says the similarities between his work and Beyoncé’s video include “images of the central character in a state of distress,” “hand-painted graffiti words in similar styles,” “red persons with eyes obscured,” “garages with repeating ceiling light fixtures and columns with the lower halves of the columns painted yellow,” “overgrown grass,” and “stairwells”.

He says this visual crossover makes up almost two thirds of Beyoncé’s minute-long trailer and that the audio used in both videos is also similar.

Fulks is now seeking damages and a percentage of the profits from Lemonade which has so far been viewed over 10 million time.

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Ah, Justin, it seems you just can't stay out of trouble.

Last month, the singer was being sued for $100,000 after he allegedly smashed a man's phone in a nightclub, and now, a new claim has been made against him which could cost him up to $650,000.

This time around, the 22-year-old is being sued by a promotions company based in Montreal as they're claiming he ruined their business with one single tweet.

The promoter, Team Productions, claim that Justin made a deal with them to do an appearance at a beach club last August, but it was utimately scrapped because JB didn't hold up his end of the deal.

TP allegedly paid the Biebs $250,000 when he signed on, and then he was promised another $175,000 right before the event.

However, they noticed that Justin wasn't promoting the gig on social media – even though that was a big part of the contract.

TP are now saying that Justin demanded the money or he wouldn't show up. Since JB didn't plug it on social media, TP wanted a discount (understandably). Negotiations began, and then failed, which lead to Justin tweeting on the morning of the event to say he won't turn up because the promoter lied. Ouch.

Team Productions are now saying it's been branded a liar and as a result no one wants to work with them and they think $650,000 is suitable in damages. 

We wonder is Justin will make his way out of this one.

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It seems that Justin Beiber can never go too long without getting into trouble.

Between his many driving incidents to assaulting paparazzi, it's safe to say JB has been sued many times.

But now, Robert Earl Morgan is suing the popstar as he claims Justin smashed his phone.

The incident apparently took place in a nightclub in Texas last month, while Justin was on his Purpose World Tour.

 

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Robert claims that he filmed Justin downing a beer bong, and when Justin saw him filming, he was clearly unimpressed and angry.

That's when JB grabbed the man's phone and smashed it into pieces.

Mr Morgan is suing the singer for $100,000 (€87,000) because he lost some business contacts and precious memories which were stored on his phone.

The Beibs just can't catch a break yet, huh? 

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Ah, he was the Irish lad, Seamus Finnegan in Harry Potter who everyone knew and loved – But now, the HP star is being sued by his former agent.

Devon Murray is being sued for €286,000 by Neil Brooks of Neil Brooks Management, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Irish Times claims that Devon, as well as his parents, Michael and Fidelma Murray are being sued for breach of contract with the management company.

However, the family have made a counter claim looking for a return of around €98,000 which they claim was already paid to Neil.

In the documents, Neil says that he was hired to represent Devon in 1998 where it was agreed he was entitled to 12.5%of the actor's film and TV earnings, 15% from his TV ads as well as seven% from theatre work.

But in January 2003, Neil claims that the agreement was changed, so he would receive 15%of Devon's full earnings and 20% of all Harry Potter earnings.

Devon's parents say that the increase in payment was agreed in 2003, yet they negotiated Devon's pay for Harry Potter with Warner Bros. and that had nothing to do with Neil. 

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It came to light today that the Kardashian sisters are being sued for breach of contract on their beauty line, and now Kylie's boyfriend Tyga is being sued for up to $75,000 (€66,000) worth of damage.

The rapper seems to be a bit of a dine and dash-er when it comes to renting homes as past landlords have described him as a "tenant nightmare," reports TMZ.

Ty rented a property for his company, Egypt Last Kings Clothing, but when his landlord came to visit he found the place abandoned.

The doors and walls were painted black, the ceiling tiles were painted over with abstract art and there were ink stains all over the concrete floor. The landlord also claims that ink was poured down the drain which is an environmental no-no.

According to the celeb site, Tyga owes more than $75,000 (€66,000) in damages and also five months rent which Tyga failed to pay.

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Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are being sued in a civil lawsuit filed by Hillair Capital Management in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.

The investment firm is seeking more than $180 million (€160m) for their beauty line.

Hillair has accused the sisters of breach of contract, fraud and deceit after it invested more than $10 million (€8.9m) to redeem their struggling make-up line.

The lawsuit claims that the firm agreed to invest in Kardashian Beauty in July 2014 "after former distributor, Boldface, went belly up amidst legal and financial troubles."

"The Kardashians immediately stopped marketing, promoting, and supporting the line and began courting new potential investors to buy out Hillair’s stake. In short, the Kardashians wanted a better, more lucrative deal," court documents said.
 

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