Mark Cuban by Craig Sjodin/ABC Mark Cuban by Craig Sjodin/ABC

Billionaire Mark Cuban, who somewhat inexplicably has endured Dancing with the Stars' first cuts, is simultaneously involved in some fancy legal footwork. At a Monday panel discussion about the Iraq War film Redacted, director Brian De Palma accused Cuban, who financed the pic, of obscuring a montage of wounded GIs because "he was disturbed by [them].... I felt my cut was violated." The New York Daily News says fellow panelist and film distributor Eamonn Bowles defended Cuban by blaming the edit on "an untenable legal situation," to which De Palma snapped, "It's a specious legal issue.... [M]y picture was redacted."

Cuban did not answer the News' calls, but Bowles chalks it all up to a "misunderstanding" about photo rights.