Khloe Kardashian sued over Good American bodysuit designs

Khloe Kardashian and her Good American team are being sued by a Los Angeles-based designer over a collection of embellished bodysuits.According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Destiney Bleu Lewis has accused the reality TV star of copying her…

Khloe Kardashian and her Good American team are being sued by a Los Angeles-based designer over a collection of embellished bodysuits.

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Destiney Bleu Lewis has accused the reality TV star of copying her designs.

“This case is about d.bleu.dazzled, a small and independent women’s clothing company whose designs and trade dress were copied by Defendants Khloe Kardashian and her clothing company Good American,” lawyers for Lewis state.

The lawyers allege that Kardashian’s assistants “repeatedly contacted” her to order custom-made bodysuits.

“From November 2016 through May 2017, Kardashian, through her assistants, repeatedly contacted Ms. Lewis and others at d.bleu.dazzled to order at least sixteen made-to-measure garments under the false pretense that these garments were for Kardashian’s personal use…” the legal missive states.

“At no time did they disclose to Ms. Lewis or anyone at d.bleu.dazzled that they were planning to create their own clothing line with similar designs. Good American decided it would be easier to knock off the proven designs of an independent designer.”

They also claim that their client’s efforts to work out an agreement with the mother-of-one prompted lawyers for the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star to send a cease-and-desist letter, in which her legal team called Lewis’ complaint a “cheap publicity stunt”.

In the suit, Lewis claims her d.bleu.dazzled designs, which retail from $100 (£81) to $300 (£242), have been worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Mariah Carey.

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Heidi Klum files legal petition to adopt husband’s last name – report

Heidi Klum has filed a legal petition to adopt her husband Tom Kaulitz’s last name.The model wed the Tokio Hotel musician in August, but the couple officially tied the knot in February, just two months after getting engaged on Christmas Eve last year. …

Heidi Klum has filed a legal petition to adopt her husband Tom Kaulitz’s last name.

The model wed the Tokio Hotel musician in August, but the couple officially tied the knot in February, just two months after getting engaged on Christmas Eve last year.

According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, Klum has asked the courts to be officially recognised as Heidi Kaulitz, citing “marriage” as the cause for the petition.

The 46-year-old exchanged vows with the German rocker in a star-studded wedding off the coast of Capri, Italy, on board a luxury yacht which was once owned by Aristotle Onassis and also hosted the wedding reception of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Aristotle himself.

And the model is still enjoying newlywed bliss with her husband.

“It was great,” Klum told People about the nuptials. “We danced until the sun came up, and it was nice because no one’s feet were hurting. It was so magical.”

The mother-of-four later honeymooned in Italy with Kaulitz and confessed she overindulged in the sumptuous local food.

“We were in Italy for three weeks. I’m still wearing baggier clothes now because I just ate too much and had too much fun!” she joked.

It is the third marriage for the German supermodel, who was previously wed to stylist Ric Pipino and British singer Seal.

And it might be third time lucky for Klum, who touchingly revealed that married life is treating her very well.

“He’s really game for anything. We’re very similar that way. He enjoys life and is very generous. He’s super kind. I just found my partner finally, you know?” she sweetly shared.

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Britney Spears has never worn $6,000 Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’…

Britney Spears spent $6,000 (£4,900) on Christian Louboutin snakeskin shoes that she’s never worn.

The 37-year-old performer shared a snap of the sky-high heels on Instagram on Thursday and told her followers that while she’s had them for a while, she’s never got round to wearing them.

“Four years ago I bought my first pair of Christian Louboutin snakeskin heels that were 6,000 dollars… PS I’ve never worn them !!!!” she wrote, alongside two rolling eyes emojis.

Her followers urged her to auction them off for charity and expressed concern that she was spending huge amounts of money on frivolous things.

“Britney, I don (don’t) think u should be posting how much u pay for things (sic),” one wrote. “Yes u can afford it and that’s great but it might be a little insensitive to those that struggle each day.”

“If you wanted you could have fed the unprivileged with that money,” another commented, while one follower suggested: “Auction them off and donate the money to a non profit woman’s cause. They are beautiful and shouldn’t be kept in a box.”

The multi-coloured snakeskin pumps feature a platform base and were part of Louboutin’s fall 2019 collection titled Palace Nights, which was a homage to a Parisian nightclub in the 1980s nicknamed the Palace.

News of Britney’s splurge comes after it was revealed she’s worth more than $59 million (£49 million).

According to documents obtained by The Blast, she has increased her net worth by $2.5 million (£2 million), thanks to her Piece Of Me tour last year.

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Miguel makes political statement with controversial Nipsey Hussle T-shirt

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showe…

Miguel has sparked controversy after the star wore a T-shirt suggesting that U.S. President Donald Trump should have been killed instead of Nipsey Hussle.

The Adorn hitmaker debuted the statement shirt in a clip posted to his Instagram page, which showed him wearing the plain white T-shirt which bore the words “How Nipsey before Trump?”.

He teamed the top with black pants and accessorised the look with a pair of white-framed sunglasses and a simple gold chain around his neck.

The R&B star since removed the post, but The Blast reported that Miguel, full name Miguel Pimentel, was also seen wearing the outfit at Coachella over the weekend (13-14Apr19)

Miguel has spoken candidly in the past about his distaste for President Trump, and has slammed his treatment of Mexico and his decision to build a border wall to keep immigrants away from the United States.

Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed on 31 March near his clothing store Marathon Clothing Company in Los Angeles, California.

The star was later memorialised at a service at The Staples Center last week with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barack Obama and Kendrick Lamar all paying tribute.

Following news of the rapper’s passing, Miguel took to Instagram to share his sadness and send his love to the star’s family and friends.

“Heavy. Sending nothing but love and condolences to Nipsey’s family, friends, Lauren, loved ones,” he posted. “Man had a lot of positive things he was working on for his community and overall consciousness not to mention always solid energy when we crossed paths. S**t is wild we’re the same age. Heart breaking.”

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Ed Norton sued by another couple over film fire

A New York couple is suing movie star Ed Norton, claiming a fire that broke out on a film he was directing has ruined their lives. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Doris and Adolphus Adams are suing Norton’s production company, Cl…

A New York couple is suing movie star Ed Norton, claiming a fire that broke out on a film he was directing has ruined their lives.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Doris and Adolphus Adams are suing Norton’s production company, Class 5 Films, for $5 million (£3.8 million).

They have also filed suit against the owner of their apartment building, which Norton used as a location for his 2018 film Motherless Brooklyn.

The actor/director was filming there in March, 2018 when the blaze broke out, causing severe damage to the property and resulting in the death of a firefighter.

The plaintiffs, who claim they were trapped in their apartment until firefighters rescued them, have accused production officials of working with highly flammable materials and also for allegedly trying to hide the information that a fire had broken out.

Both Doris and Adolphus now have difficulty sleeping and breathing, and they were forced out of the apartment they have called home for the last 50 years.

In the court papers, they claim they have suffered “severe emotional anguish” and a “fear of dying” as a result of the blaze.

It’s not the first lawsuit Norton and his production company partners have had to deal with as a result of the fire – other tenants in the building have filed for compensation and the widow of the firefighter who died has also taken legal action.

Norton and his production partners have denied any wrongdoing.

Written and directed by Norton, Motherless Brooklyn stars Bruce Willis and Willem Dafoe. It is scheduled to hit theaters in November (19).

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Director Nick Cassavetes sues investors over stalled movie

Filmmaker Nick Cassavetes is suing the bosses of a venture capital company who reportedly backed out of a deal to finance his new movie. The Notebook director claims he was promised $2 million (£1.5 million) to take charge of a new film called The Ma…

Filmmaker Nick Cassavetes is suing the bosses of a venture capital company who reportedly backed out of a deal to finance his new movie.

The Notebook director claims he was promised $2 million (£1.5 million) to take charge of a new film called The Manuscript, regardless of whether the project came to fruition.

In documents obtained by The Blast, Cassavetes claims he was paid less than $700,000 (£532,000), and now wants to collect the rest of the cash.

The Manuscript, Cassavetes’ first film since 2014’s The Other Woman, was set to go before cameras last year (18), with Morgan Freeman and Scott Eastwood in leading roles, but now the moviemaker believes the investors were not able to secure funding.

The film revolved around Freeman’s imprisoned genius character, who sends chapters from a novel to a young writer, played by Eastwood, and involves him in a scheme to recover stolen diamonds.

Meanwhile, recent reports suggested Megan Fox is in talks to play Eastwood’s girlfriend in the movie.

According to Moviehole.net, the film is now titled Stones.

Jamie Foxx was also attached to star. It is not clear if Foxx and Freeman are still involved.

Meanwhile, Cassavetes is also linked to a new Ramones biopic, according to reports.

I Slept with Joey Ramone will be based on Mickey Leigh’s 2009 memoir documenting the band’s rise at the heart of New York’s 1970s punk movement.

According to producer Gene Kirkwood, Cassavetes is planning to put together his own band for the new movie.

The producer has had success with music films in the past – his previous projects have included HBO’s The Defiant Ones, chronicling Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s musical and business partnership, and 50 Cent’s semi-autobiographical biopic Get Rich or Die Tryin’.

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Woody Allen suing Amazon Studios over scrapped film

Woody Allen has filed a $68 million (£52.4 million) breach of contract lawsuit against bosses at Amazon Studios over their alleged refusal to release his new movie. The filmmaker reportedly signed a multi-picture deal with studio executives in 2017 t…

Woody Allen has filed a $68 million (£52.4 million) breach of contract lawsuit against bosses at Amazon Studios over their alleged refusal to release his new movie.

The filmmaker reportedly signed a multi-picture deal with studio executives in 2017 to finance and distribute his future films.

“(The deal was to) finance the Allen Films, make minimum guaranteed payments to (his production company) Gravier totaling between $68 and $73 million, pay Gravier additional amounts based on the success of the Allen Films, and distribute the Allen Films widely,” the lawsuit reads.

The filmmaker’s lawyers claim Amazon bosses backed out of the deal in June (18), and they are refusing to distribute his movie A Rainy Day in New York, which stars Jude Law, Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, and Timothee Chalamet.

Allen claims Amazon bosses no longer wanted to work with him because of the allegations of sexual abuse made against him by his estranged daughter Dylan Farrow.

“(Amazon) has tried to excuse its action by referencing a 25-year-old, baseless allegation against Mr. Allen, but that allegation was already well known to Amazon (and the public) before Amazon entered into four separate deals with Mr. Allen – and, in any event, it does not provide a basis for Amazon to terminate the contract,” the lawsuit continues.

According to The Blast, Allen is seeking damages “in excess of $68,000,000 in minimum guarantee payments”.

Back in 2014, Dylan claimed her father molested her as a child in an open letter to the New York Times.

Allen has denied the allegations repeatedly and has never been charged in connection to his daughter’s claims.

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Gigi Hadid sued over Instagram photo post

Bosses at a paparazzi agency have filed suit against model Gigi Hadid, demanding damages over her unauthorised use of their photo. The runway regular was threatened with legal action back in October (18) after she posted an Instagram image of herself …

Bosses at a paparazzi agency have filed suit against model Gigi Hadid, demanding damages over her unauthorised use of their photo.

The runway regular was threatened with legal action back in October (18) after she posted an Instagram image of herself that she had found on Twitter.

She removed the snap days later, but it had already been spotted by officials at Xclusive-Lee Inc., who contacted her manager and notified Gigi of their plans to sue for failing to license the image from them first.

Hadid hit back by launching into a tirade online, fuming about the potential lawsuit as she expressed her distress at being constantly hounded by the paparazzi.

Gigi claimed she would have openly credited the snapper had she known “which of the 15+ photographers outside that day took these exact photos” or if they had reached out before taking her to court.

Xclusive-Lee executives have now made good on their lawsuit promise, and are demanding damages for the illegal image use and any profits the model may have made from it.

In their legal papers, obtained by The Blast, they also insist Hadid should have known better as she was previously sued in 2017 for a similar picture rights issue. That case has since been settled.

In addition to damages, the plaintiffs are also seeking an injunction against the model, preventing her from using any of their images ever again.

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Migos sue former clothing line collaborators

Rappers Migos are preparing for a court battle with their former business partners regarding a failed clothing line venture. The Stir Fry hitmakers claim they entered an agreement with officials behind the Yung Rich Nation (YRN) label in 2015 to creat…

Rappers Migos are preparing for a court battle with their former business partners regarding a failed clothing line venture.

The Stir Fry hitmakers claim they entered an agreement with officials behind the Yung Rich Nation (YRN) label in 2015 to create an apparel collection, from which bandmates Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff would receive a percentage of royalties from sales.

However, according to court papers obtained by The Blast, they believe YRN bosses shortchanged them, and then refused to provide a full record of their accounts, making it difficult for the musicians to determine how much they were actually owed.

The trio accuses YRN chiefs of going on to produce products using the names of Migos albums and songs without permission, and they are demanding an injunction to halt the continued sales of the apparel, as well as requesting unspecified damages.

Migos’ lawsuit emerges months after YRN executives launched legal action against the band, alleging the rappers breached their contract by reneging on an agreement to promote the label in at least six music videos a year and four photo shoots, and take part in a minimum of six in-store signings.

The MCs ended up launching their own clothing and accessories range with label bosses at Universal Music Group, before trying to shut down the YRN company – as it shares the name of the group’s 2015 debut studio album.

Migos denied all claims of wrongdoing at the time, and filed a motion for YRN’s case to be dismissed earlier this year (18).

The suit comes months after a stylist for Offset hit the hip hop sensation with a lawsuit after he reportedly failed to pay for over $13,000 (£10,000) worth of clothing. The claim was made by bosses at Miami-based personal stylist company the Meyhem Group, who alleged Offset acknowledged he owed them but “has refused to pay”.

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Kim Kardashian nearing settlement in makeup trademark dispute

Kim Kardashian is hoping to avoid going to trial in a trademark dispute over her makeup line. Danish makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis filed suit against the reality star last year (17), claiming her KKW Beauty brand, which incorporates the initials of…

Kim Kardashian is hoping to avoid going to trial in a trademark dispute over her makeup line.

Danish makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis filed suit against the reality star last year (17), claiming her KKW Beauty brand, which incorporates the initials of her married name Kim Kardashian West, was too similar to the European businesswoman’s own KW Cosmetics, which is sold internationally.

In the suit, Kirsten accused the mother-of-three of a “knowing, willing and deliberate” infringement, and sought to block Kim from using KKW, award her profits from the line, and make Kardashian pay damages.

Kim fired back and brushed off the claims, insisting fans would never confuse the two brands because she is a “world-famous television celebrity”, and last month (Oct18), she asked the judge overseeing the case to dismiss the lawsuit.

However, it appears she has since had a change of heart about continuing the legal fight, which is scheduled to go to trial in March (19).

According to new court papers filed by Kirsten, and obtained by The Blast, she is seeking to cancel the trial date as the rival entrepreneurs “have agreed in principle to a settlement of all claims”.

The terms of the deal are expected to be finalised soon, but both parties have agreed to keep the details confidential.

It’s the second lawsuit Kim is putting to rest. Earlier this week (begs05Nov18), it was reported that she is also in the process of settling another trademark case regarding the bottle design for one of her KKW Beauty fragrances, Kimoji Vibes.

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