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UK NEWS: REVEREND DR TINA BELOVETH POWERFUL BATTLES HARVARD UNIVERSITY FOR USE OF ITS NAME

This news story cracked me up this morning. The Voice reports that the founder of a small business school in the UK who is being sued by the prestigious Harvard University for copyright infringement has made a counter-claim against the institution. Reverend Dr Tina Beloveth Powerful claims her Harvard School of Management and Technology was named after her grandfather, however Harvard University, established in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is seeking damages and an injunction against her. Although Rev Powerful is willing to change the []

UK NEWS: FORMER ANTI-RACISM CAMPAIGNER PAUL ELLIOTT SUED FOR LIBEL OVER N-WORD TEXT

Earlier this year former footballer and anti-racism campaigner Paul Elliott (48) dramatically resigned from all of his positions within the Football Association after it was revealed he called ex-Charlton player and former friend Richard Rufus a “nigger” during an argument over a failed business venture.  Click here to read all about it. According to reports Elliott later insisted that the term was not offensive because both men involved are black. Today it was reported that Rufus has now issued High Court proceedings against Elliott. Why? Because after Elliott announced he was []

WOMAN SUES MAC COSMETICS AFTER ALLEGEDLY CONTRACTING HERPES FROM RIHANNA ENDORSED LIPSTICK

The NY Daily News reports that a woman has claimed in a lawsuit that she contracted herpes at a Rihanna concert in Brooklyn from the singer’s RiRi Woo lipstick. 28 year old Starkeema Greenidge (yes that’s right STARKEEMA) from Harlem, New York alleges she contracted the virus when a representative  of MAC operating inside a pop-up shop at the concert applied a used tube of lipstick on her upper lip. The employee instructed her to “press her lips together and spread the  lipstick around,” according to the suit. “(MAC) didn’t use []

UK NEWS: TV STAR FIRST TO FACE JAIL OVER TWEETS AFTER PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALLER CLAIMS THEY BREACH INJUNCTION

Via The Daily Mail A journalist on one of Britain’s most respected newspapers – who also appears on a widely-viewed BBC programme – could face a jail sentence after naming on Twitter a Premier League footballer who had taken out a privacy injunction. In the first case of its kind, lawyers for the soccer star have persuaded a High Court judge to ask Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC to consider a criminal prosecution against the writer for breaching a privacy injunction. If []

WARNER BROS SUES OVER ‘HARRY POTTER’ CONDOMS

Via Digital Spy The makers of the Harry Potter movies are reportedly suing a Swiss prophylactic company over its ‘Harry Popper’ branded condoms. According to newspaper Bote, Warner Bros is taking legal action against the company, claiming that they are breaching copyright. The package artwork for the ‘Harry Popper’ brand shows a purple, glasses-wearing condom twirling a wand with its tongue extended. Continue Reading…. I’m sorry but… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! []

AKON NO LONGER BACKS KONVICT FRAGRANCE

Earlier this year it was announced that the singer Akon would be releasing a new fragrance called Konvict, and as you can see below the bottle was shaped like a handcuff. People were not impressed. Myself included. Akon must have realized that perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea to be seen endorsing this foolishness, because today Rhymes With Snitch reports that the singer has now distanced himself from the product. Akon says he was in talks with a fragrance company to []

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN SUES FORMER BAND MATES OVER THE USE OF ‘SUGABABES’ NAME

Via The Daily Mirror Girlband The Sugababes are being sued by founder member Keisha Buchanan – who is trying to BAN the group from using their name. Keisha, who formed the band in 1998, has launched a legal bid to claim a stake in the Sugababes brand – which she says has grown into a multi-million pound business over the past 12 years. Keisha – who was forced to quit the chart-toppers last September – has now demanded that the current line-up of Heidi []

RECORD LABEL DECIDES TO SUE JILL SCOTT

Jill Scott is in hot water with her former record label. The singer apparently just upped and left Hidden Beach Records but is still contractually required to deliver three more albums. Via The Hollywood Reporter The lawsuit is unusually detailed in its description of the small label’s close relationship with Scott. She clearly was the center of attention for McKeever. The complaint alleges he paid her million-dollar advances when he wasn’t required to, allowed her to keep merchandising revenue, paid $450,000 to fund a concert DVD []

UK NEWS: JAMAICAN SOLDIER SUES OVER ‘RACIST BULLIES’

Kerry Hylton A Jamaican soldier who claims he suffered racial abuse at the hands of superior officers is suing the Army for £50,000. Private Kerry Hylton said he was called a “black bastard” and other racist insults while serving at barracks in Birdcage Walk, near Buckingham Palace. The 33-year-old also claims his wife and children were left in fear after locks at their married quarters were repeatedly superglued shut in a hate campaign. Pte Hylton, of Woolwich, said the ordeal was forcing []