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Oksana Baiul Slaps NBC With $5M Defamation Suit

February 6th, 2013 3:04pm EST
Oksana Baiul
Champion figure skater Oksana Baiul is hitting NBC where it counts: the wallet. The Olympic gold medalist wants $5 million from the network after they allegedly used her name and likeness to promote her appearance on two TV specials in which she never agreed to appear.

In her suit, Baiul says the network and production company Disson Skating promoted her participation in two different shows without her agreement, ruining her reputation with fans who then considered her a "no show" for not appearing.

"[That] damages her goodwill with her loyal fans that purchased tickets expecting to see h...
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Celebrity Fashion Review: 'The 50th Annual Grammy Awards'

February 18th, 2008 10:10am EST
Chris Brown
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 10, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. As usual, one can always count on celebrities impressing us with their red carpet dos and disappointing us with their don'ts.

The Good

A definite "do" was the one sported by "Without a Trace" star Roselyn Sanchez. Wearing a one shoulder, knee-length dress in a slightly silvery color with golden prints, Roselyn appeared princess perfect. With her jet black hair flowing effortlessly on her shoulders, the only thing missing was a deserving tiara. Que princesa!

There was...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2007 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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Adrien Brody Denies Having Fling With Ice Skater

July 17th, 2006 9:46am EDT
Adrien Brody
Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has furiously denied speculation his relationship with girlfriend Michelle Dupont is on the rocks after he reportedly fell for an ice-skating champion.

The star was supposedly spotted snuggling up to former Ukrainian Olympic ice-skating medalist Oksana Baiul at a star-studded party last week. A source tells gossip site PageSix.com, "He was all over her the whole night."

However, a spokesperson for the actor dismisses the rumors. While he did attend the bash, Brody was "absolutely not with Oksana Baiul."

(This news article provided by World E...
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Ice Skating Special To Air Dec. 10 on CBS

December 8th, 2005 1:59pm EST
Oksana Baiul
On Saturday, Dec. 10, the 12th edition of “Ice Wars” airs on CBS. The program pits the men against the women in a prime time battle. Some of the top U.S. and international professional figure skaters are featured in the event headlined by Brian Boitano, Kurt Browning, Nancy Kerrigan and Oksana Baiul.

Each team features four skaters. The Men's team is led by 12-year "Ice Wars" veteran and 1988 Olympic gold medalist Boitano, four-time world champion Browning, Olympic gold medalist Alexei Yagudin and three-time world champion Elvis Stojko. The Women's team features 1994 Olympic gold m...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2005 3:00am EST
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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