Tori Spelling Reality Show Hit With Stolen-Idea Lawsuit

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A lawsuit claims their "Wedding Rescue" idea -- registered with the WGA in 2007 -- was "uncannily similar" to the 2011 reality series. Television Dean McDermott Tori Spelling Reality TV

Judge Weighs Producer's Lawsuit Over 'Hijacked' DMV Reality Show

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Television Reality TV Business CAA Hedda Muskat says her career in entertainment was destroyed, claiming Ashton Kutcher''s production company and CAA ruined her television project. read more. The Business Ashton Kutcher THR Online THR, Esq.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sued for Requiring Permits on Augmented Reality Games

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Candy Lab AR alleges a First Amendment violation in the way the city responded to "Pokemon Go" mania. read more. THR, Esq. Tech Television Tech Business THR Online

Tom Arnold Sues Australian Reality TV Network for Fraud

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The actor says he's owed $140,000 for his performance on 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' and a related comedy tour. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Child Participants In Reality TV Programming

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Benjamin Shmueli, Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, is publishing Children in Reality TV: A Comparative and International Perspective in volume 25 of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (2015).

Crowdsourcing Reality and the "Bowling Green Massacre"

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Jim Rutenberg discusses the immediate and overwhelming Twitter pushback against Kellyanne Conway's reference to the "Bowling Green Massacre," here, for the New York Times

Reality catches up to VH1 reality show

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By Eriq Gardner VH1 has announced it is postponing future airings of the reality show Megan Wants A Millionaire after contestant Ryan Jenkins was charged yesterday with murdering his ex-wife. Jenkins has not been located yet by police who suspect.

LMNO Defends Keeping Commissioned Reality Show From Discovery

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Discovery wants a judge to order a hand-over of second season footage of '7 Little Johnstons.' read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Won't Let Two Reality TV Stars Stop Transfer of 'Little Couple' IP Rights

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Bill Klein and Dr. Jennifer Arnold aren't likely to succeed on a claim that they're entitled to copyright in the show. The judge won't interfere with a settlement agreement between Discovery and LMNO. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Booze, Sex and Legal Drama: How the 'Bachelor' Scandal Could Reshape Reality TV

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An allegation of sexual misconduct could put producers on notice that they're responsible for contestant behavior on set, "even if it might make for great TV." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Weekly Magazine Bachelor In Paradise

Reality TV Show Under Investigation for Child Labor Laws

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Alert for Reality TV producers. Filming or photographing celebrities’ kids will soon be a crime.

Gordon P. Firemark

Guidelines for reality tv and newsgathering folks. Bottom line: If you're in the Reality TV productoin biz, and a celebrity with kids arrives in your shot, you'd have to stop shooting, or risk being charged with violating the statute. Alert for Reality TV producers. Should celebrities' kids be off-limits for photographers and video crews? California's new law.

Goodnight Glassholes: Permissionless Innovation Meets 3D Reality

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With models like these, what could possibly go wrong?

Ryan Seacrest Co. Looks to Dismiss Janice Dickinson's Lawsuit Over Reality Show Cameo

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The supermodel has brought Lanham Act claims against producers of "Shahs of Sunset" for filming her without knowledge and consent and supposedly fabricating a controversy. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Style Business THR Online

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Judge Rules Reality Star's Contract Doesn't Bar Defamation Suit Against Discovery

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Cody Lundin, former co-host of 'Dual Survival,' alleges that producers edited footage to falsely portray him in the final episode as mentally unstable. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Universal's Insurer Says Studio Ignoring Realities of Warfare in 21st Century

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The production of a USA Network show was suspended due to Hamas rocket fire into Israel, and now comes a clash over the meaning of "war." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

Discovery Sued Over Reality TV Helicopter Crash

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The father of late cameraman Darren Rydstrom is the latest to file legal action related to the February 2013 accident. read more. The Business Discovery Communications THR Online THR, Esq. Business

Discovery Beats Defamation Lawsuit Over Reality TV Star's Facebook Postings

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Dual Survival's' Joe Teti was alleged to be acting as an agent for the network when he wrote that a former friend was "mentally ill." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

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'Bachelor' Producers Sue 'Reality Steve' Again Over New Spoilers (Exclusive)

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"Bachelor" producers sue "Reality Steve" for a second time after he agreed last year to refrain from contacting personnel on the series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Tech

XXX becomes a reality

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DeVoy After six years of teasing, ICANN finally delivers on a.xxx top-level domain for sites displaying adult content. The domains, which will be available by 2011, already have 110,000 pre-registrations through ICM Registry. Filed under: adult entertainment trademarks, domain names, internet law.

Fox News Hit With $4.5 Million Lawsuit for Walking Away from Reality TV Show

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"Pawn Star" producer says it had a deal for the cable news channel's first reality TV series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Fox News Network Hit With $4.5 Million Lawsuit for Walking Away From Reality TV Show

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The producers of 'Pawn Stars' say they had a deal for Fox Business's first reality TV series. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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A Minor Consideration: Reality TV and Child Stars

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I’m as big a Jon and Kate fan as the next reality television voyeur viewer, but watching this season is just painful. Unlike California, which treats reality television actors like traditional stage actors, Pennsylvania does not.

'Bachelor' Spoiler Alert! How Reality Steve Still Gets Away With Ruining the Show

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The blogger, sued twice by producers and once busted for offering a contestant $2,500 to spill secrets, tells how he still manages to reveal winners thanks to his own winning strategy. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online The Bachelor The Bachelorette

Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show

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Fox Television is casting a new reality show and is looking for a judge or former judge to apply. The post Fox TV Seeks Judge or Former Judge for New Reality Show appeared first on Robert Ambrogi's LawSites. Are you a judge or former judge with a hankering to be on TV?

Settlements Come in Lawsuits Over 'Quantico,' Ashton Kutcher DMV Reality Show

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Both disputes concerned the development of television productions. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Why New York's Reality TV Industry Needs a Reality-Based Code of Conduct

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Writing in a guest column, a NYC councilmember makes a plea for unscripted TV''s writer-producers. read more. The Business THR Online THR, Esq. Television Business

Reality show winner sues to claim prize

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By Eriq Gardner For one contestant on a reality show, the race to collect the grand prize hasn't stopped with the last episode. In a new lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Charmel Brown says she was the winner.

A&E Faces Lawsuits Over Reality Shows

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From the Hollywood Reporter: Talent agency Venture IAB is suing A&E as well as several individuals associated with the reality show Pawn Stars, alleging that they interfered with its contract with the show's stars, inducing them to cancel its agreement

'Reality Steve' Pleads First Amendment in Lawsuit Over 'Bachelor' Spoilers

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The blogger says that it is NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television not following the protocol of an agreement concerning contact with people affiliated with the popular ABC series. read more. The Bachelor THR, Esq. Television Business

The Great Artist Revolt: Are Apple Music and Spotify a Solution to a Post-YouTube Reality? — Music Tech Solutions

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via The Great Artist Revolt: Are Apple Music and Spotify a Solution to a Post-YouTube Reality? Labels need to be coming to grips with a succession plan when YouTube negotiations fail to satisfy artist concerns–Apple and Spotify are logical choices.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Claiming Widespread Theft of Reality Show Ideas

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Eriq Gardner Fox, NBC, and various top reality show producers beat a man alleging that the ideas behind many TV shows were lifted from his plan. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television Business

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Reality TV Helicopter Crash Prompts Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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The suit charges the death of cameraman Darren Rydstrom was the result of negligence by the aircraft''s pilot, its owner and the producers of the Discovery Channel show. read more. Discovery Channel THR, Esq. Television Business

Viacom Faulted in Lawsuit for Not Protecting Rapper From Reality TV Contestant

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Facing a $7.1 million jury verdict for assaulting a woman, The Game points to an allegedly faulty background check. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Music Business THR Online

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The Photojournalist and the Reality Show

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From the New York Times, an article about the reality show husband who "wishes he had said no

Fox News Network Details Bizarre Reality TV "Fraud" by 'Pawn Stars' Producers

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Court papers reveal why Fox Business backed away from a series about real estate. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

The Daily Show - Welcome to President Trump's Reality

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Discovery Sued Over Fatal Pyrotechnic Disaster on Reality TV Pilot

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During the taping of a military-themed show, a woman was hit and killed by a rocket. read more. THR, Esq. Television Business

Hard Rock sues over 'offensive' Vegas reality show

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By Eriq Gardner Can a raunchy reality TV show tarnish the brand of a rock-n-roll themed restaurant chain? The Hard Rock Cafe owner is claiming in a new lawsuit that a TruTV series set at the Hard Rock Hotel &.

Carnie Wilson sues for more pay from reality show

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By Matthew Belloni EXCLUSIVE: Carnie Wilson wants some extra money for the hours spent toiling on her new reality show. The Wilson Phillips songstress today sued Game Show Network seeking $277,500 in additional pay for her services on the unfortunately.