Legal Issues

Dog & Beth Being Sued By Fellow Bounty Hunter

7/19/2015 2:21pm EDT
Dog the Bounty Hunter
Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife Beth have been hit with a $30 million defamation lawsuit from a fellow bounty hunter.

Charles Fisher is suing the couple for making him look like a "corrupt bondsman" during an episode of their CMT reality series "Dog and Beth: On The Hunt," and he maintains that a phone conversation was faked during the episode and edited to make it look like he stole $20,000 in collateral, swindled his insurance company and used connections in jail to boost his business, according to

Fisher also claims that the couple bought his phone ...

Judge Refuses To Lower The Bail For Suge Knight

7/18/2015 9:15am EDT
Suge Knight
A Los Angeles judge has refused to reduce rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's bail, which is currently set at $10 million.

On Friday, Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen made the ruling after watching a new video of the fatal hit-and-run incident that Knight's defense attorneys claim proves Knight was escaping from armed attackers when he ran over and killed a man and injured another on the set of a film in Compton.

Coen said "there's nothing new in the video" and disregarded claims by Knight's attorneys that prosecutors unfairly portrayed the rapper as a gang member. Knight's legal team claim...

Judge Has No Sympathy For Broke Fiddy

7/17/2015 10:00pm EDT
50 Cent
Curtis Jackson, aka rapper 50 Cent lived up to his name earlier this week when he filed for bankruptcy in Hartford, Connecticut.

It was clear from the time that the story broke that 50 Cent was using the move to protect his assets in the aftermath of losing a lawsuit over a sex tape, and now a federal judge has ruled that Jackson can't use the bankruptcy to skirt any punitive damages that are awarded in the same case.

The drama is the result of a lawsuit brought by Lastonia Leviston, who sued Jackson for posting a sex tape of her on the Internet without her permission.

Leviston was dati...

Does NBC Have A Hit On Their Hands?

7/17/2015 2:07pm EDT
'The Player': Fall's Most Exciting New Series Hits Comic-Con
The best new series of the fall is NBC's The Player, and Starpulse got our first look inside the Vegas-set thriller at last week's San Diego Comic-Con. We sat down with series creator John Rogers (Leverage) and stars Philip Winchester (Strike Back) and Wesley Snipes (Blade) to learn about the game you won't want to miss.

The Player has one of the more unique concepts of the 2015 season, focusing on Alex Kane (Winchester) as he's drawn into a world where the rich and powerful gamble on crime and whether or not he can stop it - as personified by "pit boss" Mr. Johnson (Snipes) and "the deale...

Docs Did Take Selfies With Joan Rivers Before Her Death

7/16/2015 1:38pm EDT
Joan Rivers
The Joan Rivers selfie that was allegedly taken at Yorkville Endoscopy before the comedienne's untimely death has now been confirmed. While doctors at the clinic denied taking any pictures with a knocked out Rivers, new court documents state that pictures were indeed taken. According to NewsMax, Dr. Lawrence Cohen took selfies with Joan Rivers while she was sedated.

These pictures were taken on Aug. 28 during Rivers' outpatient surgery.

"Dr. Gwen Korovin, too, was initially accused of snapping a selfie photo but has vehemently denied those claims, CNN reported. She, along with Cohen and a...

Yikes! Amber Heard Faces 10 Years In Prison For Illegally Importing Dogs Into Australia

7/16/2015 9:34am EDT
Amber  Heard
Amber Heard is facing prosecution after illegally bringing her and Johnny Depp's two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into Australia in May. The couple didn't declare the animals to customs authorities when arriving in Brisbane on a private jet.

A spokesman for the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions confirmed to People magazine that the actress was charged with two counts of illegally importing the canines and one count of producing a false document.

If convicted of illegal importation, the star could face a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $75,000 fine. If she's found g...

Halle Berry Hates Being Ex-Boyfriend's Meal Ticket

7/15/2015 9:24am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry went to court on Tuesday in an attempt to reduce the amount she pays in child support to ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry. The actress currently hands over $16,000 a month to the model for their daughter Nahla, 7.

Berry filed papers in October claiming that unemployed Aubrey is using the money to support himself. Her lawyer said in the filing: "There is no case, no law, no logic that says a healthy, active man gets to simply live off child support that the wealthier mother earns."

The star believes $3,800 per month is more reasonable. Aubry claims he has been unable to find a job...

'Cosby' Star Says Bill Is Guilty

7/15/2015 8:40am EDT
'The Cosby Show' Actor Joseph C. Phillips Said Bill Cosby Is Gui
Joseph C. Phillips. who portrayed Bill Cosby's son-in-law Martin Kendall on "The Cosby Show" has taken to his blog to declare that the comedian is indeed guilty of "playing around."

Phillips, who portrayed Lisa Bonet's (Denise) husband on the beloved NBC series, said on his blog titled "Faith, Family, Freedom" that Cosby was known to have a wandering eye, but asks the actor to retire from show business and allow fans like himself, a chance to continue to remember the comedian with fondness.

"Bill, you have a family who loves you, a wife who is devoted to you; you have more money than you ...

Kirstie Alley Lawsuit Drops 'Dark' Church Of Scientology Bombshell

7/14/2015 9:28am EDT
Report: Kirstie Alley Lawsuit Unravels Church Of Scientology's D
Kirstie Alley's lawsuit that involves an alleged Ponzi scheme has allegedly unveiled some dark secrets about the Church of Scientology.

During the discovery phase of the case, emails from Michelle Seward, Alley's insurance agent, and former Scientologist, alleged that the Church uses "black propaganda tactics" against perceived troublemakers.

Alley is a defendant in a suit that claims her company, Organic Liaison, was a shell business used to divert funds to the Scientology Church and its affiliates.

Writes Radar Online, Kirstie's weight loss company combines a clean diet with "organic a...

Will Caitlyn Jenner Be Charged With A Felony?

7/14/2015 9:05am EDT
Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner will not face a felony charge in connection to a car crash earlier this year that killed another motorist.

Kim Howe was killed after Jenner slammed into her Lexus on the Pacific Coast Highway in California in February. Howe lost control of the vehicle and collided with an oncoming Hummer.

TMZ obtained video of the crash from an MTA bus camera, which proved that Jenner did not commit a felony. L.A. County Sheriff's investigators have seen the footage and determined that Jenner was simply inattentive (and not texting, drinking or chatting on the phone.)

The highest charge sh...