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$100M Lawsuit Against Shakira: Did Her Hips Lie?

 

dance By Dino ahmad ali, licensed by Creative Commons

I never really knew that she could dance like this

Hell hath no fury like a lover scorned, just ask Shakira’s ex!  Antonio de La Rua, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua has filed a $100 million lawsuit in New York, seeking compensation for unpaid management fees.  The couple met in 2000, shortly after de la Rua successfully assisted his father’s election campaign in Argentina.  They quickly became involved and spent ten years globetrotting as Shakira’s career took off.  In 2010, the singer took to her website to inform her fans that the relationship ended.  She wrote “we continue to be partners in our business and professional lives”.

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Summit Fights Off Lawsuits to Save Franchise

by lindseoIt’s happening as we speak.  The pulse rate of Twilight fans are beginning to increase at a rapid pace; the mere thought of Edward’s perfectly coiffed hair and Jacob’s well defined physique excites fans to a state of pure ecstasy.  As you spend endless hours in line, wrapped around street corners just to get a front row seat to watch the finale chapter unfold, let’s look back on the studio that fought for the franchise.

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Natalee Holloway’s Mother Seeks Revenge Against Tabloids

Tabloids, by Flickr user "mtsofan", licensed via Creative Commons.It’s puzzling how ragmags can hide behind the First Amendment and get away with publishing outlandish headlines and blatant hurtful lies.  Take a trip down the checkout aisle and you’ll see some outrageous headlines.  You have “John Travolta’s Cross Dressing Scandal”, next to that, the gut-wrenching “Brad & Angelina Twins Health Shocker: Tragic Down Syndrome”, and right before you can whip out your wallet, you are overcome with disgust when you still see headlines regarding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.  You might ask yourself, “how can these magazines publish such lies, and seven years going, no less?  Isn’t this libel?  And what about that poor girl’s still-living mother?”  Well, after nearly a decade of enduring near-daily assaults on the memory of her daughter, Beth Holloway is ready to fight back against tabloids.

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An Eye for an Eye, but $20 Million Is Fine, Too

Basketball, by Flickr user "mvongrue", licensed via Creative Commons.There is a big difference between popping bottles and throwing bottles.  Just ask frenemies Chris Brown and Drake.  During the early morning hours of June 14, 2012, a fight broke out between the two music moguls at the über-trendy SoHo nightclub W.i.P (Work in Progress).  Theories abound about the impetus of the scuffle, with many news outlets sourcing it to Drake’s boasts about the affections of Rihanna, but one thing’s for certain: it got out of hand and some innocent celebrity bystanders were injured in the fallout.  San Antonio Spurs superstar Tony Parker found himself in the crossfire when the singers started lobbing bottles at each other.  A piece of glass lodged itself in Parker’s eye, an injury which brings his upcoming Olympic showing into question. Parker has brought a lawsuit against the owners of the club seeking damages to the tune of $20 million on the theory that the owners “should have known better” than to give Drake and Brown alcohol and sit them near each other.  Kind of like tossing a steak between two hungry dogs.

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Red Bull Gives You Spam

Adorable dog, by Flickr user Gustavo Daniel, licensed via Creative Commons.Red Bull gives you wings.

As a society, we’ve become pretty much immune to spam emails, since, you know, it’s no longer the 90s and no one believes that an email promising to enlarge your penis size is actually legit.  Advancements in technology now allow you to sidestep those cringeworthy emails and store them in the vast wasteland known as your spam folder.  Unfortunately, spammers are always in their R&D departments trying to figure out new ways to inform you of che4p v|ag4ra, in this case by moving on to text messages.  In a recent class action lawsuit filed in Illinois, the energy drink Red Bull has had its wings clipped for sending unsolicited text messages.  The class action lawsuit claims Red Bull violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which prohibits companies from sending unsolicited advertisements to anyone without express prior consent.

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