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Frank Ocean's cousin is suing Chris Brown for more than $3 million.
The "Pyramids" hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, who filed a lawsuit in August against the "Fine China" singer claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January, says he suffered a huge amount of physical and emotional pain as a result of the confrontation.
Sha'Keir has submitted an itemized list of what he is seeking damages for in new court documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, that includes $1 million for pain, suffering and inconvenience, and $1 million for emotional distress. He is also seeking $1 million for punitive damages and an additional $60,000 for medical expenses.
Chris, who is currently undergoing a court ordered 90-day stint at a live-in rehabilitation centre to focus on his anger issues, filed documents to counter-sue last month, in which the star, 24, claimed that Sha'Keir provoked the fight by threatening to kill him.
Josh Brolin and Diane Lane's divorce has been finalized.
Man of Steel actress Diane originally filed to end their marriage in February, citing "irreconcilable differences" and court documents seen by website TMZ submitted on November 27 confirm their marriage has been legally dissolved after eight years. Diane has also dropped Josh's surname and will once again be Diane Lane.
According to the court documents, the couple have a private financial agreement and Diane is not seeking spousal support outside of this.
Although W actor Josh was said to be doing well despite the divorce, last month he checked into a rehab facility to deal with issues related to his drinking. The 45-year-old star said he was "completely done" with alcohol after a couple of incidents over one wild weekend, where he was caught on camera yelling abuse at a cab driver after allegedly rear-ending his vehicle, then got into a brawl with a bouncer at a bar. When asked if these incidents would spur him to stop drinking, the actor replied, "Absolutely. It won't be happening again. That's it. Completely done."
Rita Ora is on the hunt for a new home after being kicked out of her flat.
The "R.I.P." singer, who was renting a luxury west London apartment, has been asked to find a new place to live after a number of complaints about noisy late night parties. "Rita is on the move after some complaints about noise in her last place. She has already been looking at houses and wants to buy a proper home for the first time. She thinks a new home would be the perfect way to celebrate such a successful year," a source said.
The 23-year-old star's career is going from strength to strength and she was named Musician of the Year at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards last month.
The singer, who is dating DJ Calvin Harris, was threatened with eviction recently after ignoring warnings from her landlord. "Rita has been told about the noise before but she ignored it and now the landlord says she has to go. This isn't the first time she's been threatened with eviction but it's much more serious now. Rita lives in a nice building with a lot of older neighbours who aren't happy with her," an insider said.
Lindsay Lohan is allegedly planning to sue the makers of Grand Theft Auto V.
The 27-year-old actress has reportedly instructed her lawyers to start drawing up a lawsuit against video game producers, Rockstar Games, as she claims they created a character that looks and acts like her without her permission. The video game cover features a blonde woman holding a phone, who is later chased by paparazzi, and Lindsay claims she was the inspiration. Another sequence sees the character in a building that is believed to represent the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles, where Lindsay once lived and often partied at in the past.
Lindsay's legal representatives reportedly believe she could be awarded a large amount of compensation from the manufacturer, according to gossip website TMZ.com.
It was previously reported that the character was based on model Shelby Welinder, who previously told Nowgamer that she was hired by the video game producer through her agency to model for the advertisement last year. The character has also been compared to models Kate Upton and Candice Swanepoel in the past.
Lindsay Lohan's mother has reportedly been referred to a community service program.
Dina Lohan has been told volunteering could help her alleged drunk driving case, after she was arrested in Long Island, New York, in September for driving at "a speed of 77 mph in a 55mph zone" while intoxicated, according to police.
The 51-year-old mother-of-four has pleaded not guilty and surrendered her driving license.
Her attorney presented a report yesterday that shows Dina was "free of any alcohol or substance issues," although the judge has ordered an independent treatment evaluation ahead of her next court appearance on January 7.
Sources say Dina's daughter Lindsay, 27, wasn't surprised her mother was arrested for drunken-driving.
Chris Brown has been sentenced to ninety days in rehab.
A Los Angeles judge has ordered the R&B singer to spent three months in a court-approved treatment facility for the second time to deal with anger management issues. The decision was made on Wednesday during a probation status hearing stemming from his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend, pop star Rihanna.
Chris checked himself into rehab for anger management issues on October 29, only to be kicked out two weeks later, after he reportedly flew into a violent rage. TMZ have revealed that Chris threw a rock at his own mother's car window after she showed up to a "family session," and urged him to stay for extended treatment. "Mr. Brown proceeded to walk outside and pick up a rock and threw it through his mother's car window and it shattered," a court statement read.
The 24-year-old star could still face a probation violation due to his arrest last month on a misdemeanor assault charge in Washington, D.C. He supposedly punched 20-year-old man in the face outside his tour bus after he asked for a photograph with the star. TMZ also report that as a result of the judge wanting a report on the incident, Chris could still end up in prison. The singer was also sentenced to an additional 1,000 hours of community service this year after an alleged hit-and-run accident over the summer.
Amanda Bynes could soon have her day in court.
The 27-year-old actress has been deemed fit to stand trial after her DUI arrest (Driving Under the Influence) in 2012, despite being diagnosed as a schizophrenic with bipolar disorder.
"Amanda's case was in Mental Health Court this AM, and the judge read the court-ordered medical evaluation of the actress, and determined she is now competent to face the DUI charges. Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, did not object to the findings so the criminal case - which was put on hold - will not go forward," a source told TMZ.
A conservatorship is being sought for the former Nickelodeon star who was originally scheduled to appear in court on September 24, regarding her April 2012 arrest in West Hollywood, but she failed to turn up and the case was pushed back.
Charlie Sheen has agreed to "cooperate" with Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS).
The Anger Management star - who slammed the organization as "incompetent" after custody of his four-year-old twin sons Bob and Max was awarded to Scott Mueller, the brother of his ex-wife Brooke - feels "frozen out" of the boys' lives now they are no longer in the care of their temporary guardian, his former spouse Denise Richards, and knows he needs to "step up" to change that himself.
"He has finally recognized that if he wants to spend time with the boys, he'll need to cooperate with child protective services. Charlie stood on the sidelines as Denise became the temporary guardian of the boys. That meant that he had visitation almost everyday. Now that Bob and Max are with Brooke's brother Scott, he's been frozen out. He hasn't been able to see them. For that to change, Charlie needed to step up and participate," a source said.
Ashley Greene is being sued by her neighbors following a fire at her home.
The Twilight Saga actress - whose apartment in West Hollywood's Granville Towers went up in flames due to an unattended candle in March - is being sued by four other residents of the building, who claim the blaze has turned the historic building into a "disruptive construction zone."
And the plaintiffs - Timothy Long, a producer of The Simpsons, John Luciano, doorman Adrian Mayorga, and interior designer Anna Lobell - have slammed the 26-year-old star as being a bad neighbor who has never apologized for the fire and refused to co-operate with the investigation. "Living next to Ashley was pure hell. It was like living next to Studio 54, with people coming and going at all hours of the night. We would have had more peace and quiet living next to Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller," Mr. Luciano told the New York Post newspaper.
The group are seeking unspecified damages in their lawsuit, with their lawyer Keith Davidson saying, "My clients have been through hell."
Brittany Murphy's cause of death has come into question after new toxicology results allegedly suggest she may have been poisoned.
The 8 Mile actress was found dead at home in 2009 and the Los Angeles Coroner ruled her death was accidental, caused by pneumonia and "iron deficiency anemia." Five months later, the 32-year-old star's husband Simon Monjack, 40, also died of pneumonia and anemia.
Brittany's father Angelo Bertolotti wasn't convinced by the coroner's findings and The Huffington Post claims he ordered a new toxicology report after sending samples of his daughter's hair for independent analysis. Results supposedly showed the presence of 10 heavy metals above the "high" level set by the World Health Organization. The types of metals are commonly found in rat poison, pesticides and insecticides.
Angelo reportedly tried to sue the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Coroner's Office, accusing them of "failure to conduct toxicology tests" on specimens of hair and his daughter's death was "incorrectly determined to have been allegedly caused by pneumonia and anemia."
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