Olsen Twins Sued by Intern Who Claims She Worked 50 Hours a Week for No Pay

Jay Hathaway · 08/11/15 11:40AM

A former intern for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s Dualstar Entertainment is suing the Olsens, claiming she worked 50-hour weeks under horrible conditions and was offered neither pay nor college credit in return. Shahista Lalani was in the nightmare position for four months in 2012, and says she and her fellow interns did the same work as some full-time employees.

CBS Embroiled in NCIS Farting Hippo Puppet Lawsuit

Aleksander Chan · 08/26/14 01:58PM

If you are unfamiliar with "Bert the Farting Hippo," then just ask your dad: it's a recurring prop on his favorite CBS procedural, NCIS. The makers of the plush hippo that makes farting noises and costs $45 are suing the network and Delivery Agent Inc., the company that operates their online store, for alleged copyright infringement and for lost profits.

Cinemax Producers Sue Actress Who Refused to Do Nude Scenes

Sarah Hedgecock · 04/09/14 01:39PM

An actress whose credits include Saw 3D: The Final Chapter and The Sad Guy is being sued by a Cinemax-affiliated production company for allegedly breaching a contractual "nudity rider." Since your sex drive was wondering, the dispute is related to an episode of the softcore series Femme Fatales.

Lawsuit Accuses Hit Show New Girl of "Blatant Plagiarism"

Lacey Donohue · 01/17/14 03:01PM

In a lawsuit filed in California federal court on Thursday, two screenwriters argue that New Girl, the hit Fox comedy that debuted in 2011, is based upon their pilot script for a show entitled Square One. Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold are suing New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether, executive producer Peter Chernin, Fox, and WME and demanding an injunction that halts filming and distribution of the show.

Anonymous · 07/22/13 03:22PM

Terence Malick is being sued for failing to produce on a double-feature documentary. According to lawyers, Malick's Sycamore Pictures "has blown through nearly $6 million over the last six years on this project with nothing to show for it." So pretty much how the rest of us felt about Tree of Life.