Members of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) have urged Hollywood bosses to step up the number of gay characters in films amid fears the community is woefully under-represented in movies.
Eddie Murphy is in the clear after a comedian who shares his last name dropped a defamation lawsuit against the star.
Comedienne Chelsea Handler has upset Jewish leaders after dressing her chat show sidekick Chuy Bravo up as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for a TV skit.
Veteran TV producer Bud Yorkin has been slapped with legal action from a former house employee amid allegations he was falsely accused of rape.
The real-life inspiration for Michael Richards' Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer has lost a $1 million (£588,235) defamation lawsuit against comedian Fred Stoller.
Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife Camille is counter-suing her former boyfriend Dimitri Charalambopoulos after he accused her of fabricating allegations suggesting he assaulted her in a Houston, Texas hotel last year (13).
A woman who accused Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst of raping her at a concert in 2003 has publicly retracted her statements, admitting she "made up those lies" for attention.
Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is requesting a summary judgement in his defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused him of rape in 2003 after the defendant failed to respond to the legal action.
Scarlett Johansson has triumphed in her defamation trial against an author who penned a book featuring a character based on the actress.
Rockers Machine Head have settled a defamation and breach of fiduciary duty and interference lawsuit with former bassist Adam Duce.
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