Justin Bieber is facing the prospect of legal action from a male model who alleges the pop superstar kicked him during a brawl in New York last weekend (03-04Aug13). Wayne Rennalls, 22, claims he was caught up in an alleged altercation with the singer's entourage outside a nightclub in the Hamptons and was later hospitalised to treat injuries including a black eye and a chipped tooth.
He also filed a police report which prompted an investigation, and now he has revealed he is planning to sue the star and his entourage over the incident.
Rennalls alleges Bieber, 19, who was standing on the roof of a car throughout most of the dispute, approached him and kicked during the fracas.
He tells the New York Daily News, "(Bieber yelled) 'You f**king p**sy, do something!'... Justin Bieber (was) still running his mouth and I took my shirt off to fight. That's when they all hopped out of the truck and bum-rushed me. They said, 'That's your f**king a**,' and the first one came to me, and I put my hands up to fight, to protect myself... He (Bieber) got around and kicked me."
Rennalls claims the argument started inside the nightclub and then turned nasty outside, saying, "Honestly, it was like jealousy in the club. I got a group of females, like seven on this (left) side and three on this side (right) and one standing behind me. The girls I was with, none of them ran to him... He's a kid! He wasn't even allowed in the club. It's not a teenage party."
Rennalls' attorney Mark Rudner also reveals a legal summons and official complaint were drafted Friday and they plan to file suit against the star and his bodyguards, as well as the nightclub in Southampton.
The news comes as video footage from the incident has emerged online. The clip shows Bieber standing on top of a car before running down the hood and moving towards the trouble.
A spokesperson for Bieber has previously insisted the young singer was not involved in the alleged altercation.
Kim Kardashian's former stepmother has followed through on her threat to sue the socialite, her sisters and mother for defamation. Ellen Pearson, the former wife of the late Robert Kardashian, filed papers last month (Jul13) in a bid to convince a judge to allow her to countersue the Kardashian sisters and Kris Jenner for bringing an alleged bogus property rights suit against her, and now it appears she's determined to win the family battle.
The spat began when Kim and co. filed suit against Pearson after she went public with her husband's journals last year (12) - property the socialite siblings and their mother claimed belonged to them.
They insisted Robert Kardashian had bequeathed the "bulk of his personal tangible and intangible property" to his four children, and therefore his diaries were not Pearson's to sell to Bauer Publishing titles In Touch and Life & Style, who published extracts as part of stories about his ex-wife Kris Jenner's alleged infidelity and parenting skills.
In her new suit, obtained by editors at TMZ.com, Pearson claims Jenner, Kardashian siblings Kim, Khloe, Kourtney and Rob, and even the producers of their hit reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians attempted to ensnare her in a recent plot line on the show.
According to the lawsuit, a private investigator attempted to sell information he had on the Kardashian's to Pearson, in order to make her look like a villain - but she refused to take the bait.
She also claims the Kardashians have defamed her on their show, making up lies about her and accusing her of marrying Robert Kardashian for his money.
In her suit, Pearson calls her late husband's former wife, Kris, a "manipulative and devious mother and ex-wife who simply used and exploited her children".
The producers of iconic porn movie Deep Throat are taking legal action in a bid to block the release of Amanda Seyfried's Linda Lovelace biopic over allegations of copyright infringement. The new film, simply titled Lovelace, stars Seyfried as the adult actress-turned-anti-porn advocate and the project allegedly features three scenes from the 1973 hardcore movie.
Bosses at Arrow Productions claim they never approved the use of the Deep Throat clips in directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Lovelace and they are demanding at least $10 million (£6.67 million) in compensation, in addition to an injunction to halt the film, which is scheduled to open in cinemas later this month (Aug13), reports TMZ.com.
Arrow executives insist they only previously agreed to allow Deep Throat scenes to be used in a rival Lovelace biopic, Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, which was due to star Malin Akerman as the porn queen. That film has since stalled due to financing issues.
The organisers of Britain's V Festival events in Staffordshire and Chelmsford, England have assured fans that Beady Eye will be performing, despite news that guitarist Gem Archer is recovering from a head injury in hospital. The rockers were forced to scrap shows in Belgium and Japan at the weekend (03-04Aug13) after Archer was hospitalised with severe head trauma last Thursday (01Aug13).
The rocker is still in the hospital in a stable condition, but V Festival bosses have assured fans the band will be back onstage in England later this month (17-18Aug13).
A spokesman for the two-site weekend event says, "Unless we hear otherwise they're still playing."
The event has a history with Archer and his former Oasis bandmates, Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell, who make up Beady Eye - they pulled out of the second leg of V Festival in 2009 after singer Gallagher was diagnosed with laryngitis.
Oasis split up a week later.
In 2011, Liam's brother and former bandmate Noel Gallagher claimed the second V Festival gig was cancelled because Liam was hungover - he was forced to apologise to his sibling after Liam threatened to sue him over the remark.
The father of the young man whose death is chronicled in acclaimed new movie Fruitvale Station has been given permission to sue the police officer who killed his son. Oscar Grant, Jr. died on the platform of Fruitvale Station in Oakland, California on New Year's Day (01Jan), 2009, following an altercation with transit authority cop Johannes Mehserle, who accidentally pulled his gun instead of his Taser and shot the 22 year old in the back.
Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison, and now he faces another legal battle after a federal appeals court ruled Grant's father can sue the disgraced officer.
Michael B. Jordan has received Oscar buzz for his portrayal of Grant in the new film.
"Oh my heart hurts so much for my friend Loretta Lynn. I've just heard her daughter, Betty Sue, passed away this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Loretta." Reba Mcentire passes on her condolences to friend and fellow country star Loretta Lynn, who is in mourning for her 64-year-old daughter Betty Sue.
Country music icon Loretta Lynn is mourning the loss of her daughter, who died on Monday morning (29Jul13). Betty Sue Lynn passed away from complications related to emphysema. She was 64.
It's the second time the Coal Miner's Daughter singer has had to say goodbye to one of her children - her son Jack Benny Lynn drowned in 1984 when he was 34.
The country music legend's husband of 48 years, Doolittle Lynn, lost his battle with diabetes in 1996.
Justin Bieber has been caught in the act of spitting just 10 days after a DJ accused the pop star of assaulting him with saliva in an Ohio club. Addison Ulhaq claims the Baby hitmaker spat at him during an altercation at the Social Room in Columbus on 12 July (13), and now Bieber has been spotted spitting from a hotel balcony in Toronto, Canada.
The snaps of the singer spitting were taken on Thursday (25Jul13) and obtained by TMZ.com.
The star was also accused of spitting at a Calabasas, California neighbour when he was confronted about speeding in their gated community back in March (13).
Meanwhile, Ulhaq, who tested negative for hepatitis after his run-in with the pop superstar, is planning to sue the singer over the incident.
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial was halted on Wednesday (24Jul13) after a blogger was ejected from the Los Angeles courtroom for allegedly taking pictures of the jurors on his cell phone. William Wagener, who has been a regular spectator at the proceedings, was asked to leave the court after bailiffs spotted him breaking the rules and using his camera phone.
He was banned from returning to the courtroom for the rest of the day and lawmakers have yet to decide if he'll be allowed to return for the remainder of the case as the King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson, and his three children sue concert promoters at AEG Live over the superstar's death in 2009.
Wagener claims he took the photo by accident and has argued a permanent ban will impede his ability to report on the case.
The Jackson family is suing AEG Live amid allegations bosses ignored signs the superstar was suffering from poor health leading up to his ill-fated This Is It residency in London. They also claim company executives were negligent in hiring Dr. Conrad Murray to care for him
Executives at AEG Live maintain Jackson personally hired Murray, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter relating to his client's death.
The case continues amid reports suggesting the King of Pop's ex-wife Debbie Rowe is set to testify.
A group of former American Idol contestants is suing show producers for discrimination. The 10 African-American singers - including Corey Clark, who alleged he briefly romanced then-judge Paula Abdul - claim they were forced out of the TV talent contest because of their race.
The plaintiffs have accused Idol bosses of conducting a "cruel and inhumane" scheme to exploit them for ratings by illegally digging up their arrest histories and using the records to humiliate them on national TV, according to TMZ.com.
Clark's fellow Idol Season Two wannabes Jaered Andrews and Jacob John Smalley and hopefuls Donnie Williams, Terrell and Derrell Brittenum and Chris Golightly have joined forces for the battle.
The group's legal team claims the show producers portrayed the singers as "violent criminals, liars and sexual deviants" when, in fact, none of them had ever even been convicted of the charges stemming from their arrests.
The singers are demanding upwards of $25 million (£16.6 million) each.