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Two writers are going to court accusing Fox's New Girl of "blatant plagiarism" of their pilot script.
According to the lawsuit (obtained by The Hollywood Reporter), Stephanie Counts and Shari Gold claim the comedy is ripped from their script Square One. In addition to money and credit, they are demanding a "public apology" and an injunction to halt further filming and distribution of the popular series.
Madonna has apologized for calling her son a racial slur on Instagram.
"I am sorry if I offended anyone with my use of the N word on Instagram," Madonna said in a statement on Instagram. "It was not meant as a racial slur. I am not a racist. There's no way to defend the use of the word."
Juan Pablo Galavis
After coming under fire for saying there shouldn't be a gay or bisexual Bachelor star because it'd be "too hard too watch," Juan Pablo Galavis posted an apology on Facebook Saturday, blaming the language barrier for any alleged anti-gay remarks.
The Venezuelan football player and current Bachelor clarified that he didn't mean to say gay people were "more pervert," but that he meant they're just "too racy" to be on television.
Juan Pablo Galavis
Current Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis broke barriers by being the first person of color to star in the franchise, but the former soccer play doesn't think the same right should be afforded to gays or bisexuals. In an interview with The TV Page, Galavis spoke out against the possibility of a gay or bisexual bachelor.
Michael Muhney was abruptly fired from The Young and the Restlesslast month for allegedly groping his co-star, according to TMZ.
Muhney, 38, reportedly sexually harassed and bullied Hunter King, 20, who plays Summer on the CBS soap. After the married actor groped her breasts on two occasions, she complained that the contact was unsolicited and he was let go. According to TMZ's sources, this new charge was simply the final straw for Muhney who had a history of harassment on-set.
A+E has lifted its suspension of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty,which was a result of his anti-gay remarks in GQ.
"As a global media content company, A+E Networks' core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect," a statement from the network reads. "We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people's home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Dean McDermott has been accused of cheating on Tori Spelling, his wife of seven years.
According to Us Weekly, McDermott had sex with Emily Goodhand, 28, a woman he met while promoting Chopped Canada in Toronto.
"He told me he and Tori had a sexless marriage," said Goodhand. "I believed him."
The woman claims she spent the night with Dean at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7.
Though critics enjoyed Shia LaBeuof's 2012 directorial debutHowardCantour.com, after making the film available on Vimeo Monday, the tide quickly turned once viewers began to notice the nearly identical resemblance to Daniel Clowes' 2007 comic Justin M. Damiano.
LaBeouf doesn't even bother to hide the source material in the film, stealing Clowes' opening narration verbatim, along with several other lines of dialogue, but the actor failed to cite Clowes in the credits. Once the criticism began gathering speed, the video was taken offline (though it is still available on Buzzfeed).
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Clowes, who's best known for Ghost World, said he's "shocked" and doesn't understand why LaBeouf would so shamelessly steal his work. "The first I ever heard of the film was this morning when someone sent me a link. I've never spoken to or met Mr. LaBeouf," Clowes toldBuzzfeed. "I've never even seen one of his films that I can recall — and I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw that he took the script and even many of the visuals from a very personal story I did six or seven years ago and passed it off as his own work. I actually can't imagine what was going through his mind."