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A U.S. District Court Judge in New York dismissed a lawsuit against director James Cameron by an artist who claimed that aspects of Cameron's movie "Avatar" were based on his artwork.

Artist William Roger Dean -- the artist behind the iconic logo and many of the album covers of the rock band Yes -- had claimed in his suit that the depictions of the planet Pandora in "Avatar," including some of its alien flora and fauna, improperly infringed on his copyrighted artwork, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

What did a federal judge have to say about Dean's copyright claims?

Actor Shia LaBeouf has been in and out of court a lot lately, but this time it was to get a restraining order against someone else who was allegedly behaving badly.

Graciela Nahle, 31, was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the "Transformers" star, although it's unclear if she'll choose to obey it. According to TMZ, Nahle thinks that LaBeouf is "Albert Einstein" and wants to "blow up the world," so her judgment might be a bit off-kilter.

What else should LaBeouf fans know about the restraining order?

Newly released deposition testimony by singer Robin Thicke in the ongoing lawsuit over his hit song "Blurred Lines" seems to show the singer distancing himself from the writing and recording of the controversial song.

In the deposition, Thicke credits producer Pharrell Williams with having written the majority of the song before Thicke even showed up, contrary to previous public statements by Thicke about the song's origin, reports the Los Angeles Times. Furthermore, Thicke explains on the record, "I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio."

Why is the singer now admitting he played a relatively minor role in the authoring of his biggest hit?

Director James Cameron ran into legal trouble when trying to enforce a code of silence at his private elementary school in Calabasas, California.

The MUSE School, started by Cameron and his wife Suzy in 2006, was founded on the philosophy that "young people should have rights, as well as a voice and a choice in their educations." Apparently this didn't apply to MUSE School workers, who according to The Hollywood Reporter were forced to sign a confidentiality agreement barring them from discussing compensation, the kids who attended the school, or even their employer.

An administrative law judge ruled Monday that this practice was illegal.

A woman has filed a lawsuit against "Hercules" director Brett Ratner, claiming that after she was injured during a party at the director's house, Ratner refused to call 911.

Lauryn Flynn is a 42-year-old stylist who attended a party at Ratner's home celebrating the release of "Hercules" earlier this year, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Flynn claims she was injured when a glass table broke, cutting her Achilles tendon.

Flynn claims that instead of someone calling 911, however, she was transported to the hospital in a somewhat less-expedient fashion.

The rock band Kiss is being sued by a security guard who claims he slipped and fell when the band's crew sprayed water and confetti on the stage in a "foolish and reckless manner."

Timothy Funk was working security at a Kiss concert in Noblesville, Indiana, in 2012 when the accident occurred, reports Ultimate Classic Rock. Funk claims the combination of water and confetti that accumulated on the stage during the band's closing song created a "slippery, waxy, and glassy" surface causing Funk to fall and injure himself.

What will Funk need to show in court to succeed in his case?

No one could accuse Sean Kingston of not sporting enough bling.

The 24-year-old rapper is well known for sporting hefty amounts of diamond and gold jewelry. He is, however, being accused of failing to pay for all that bling in a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan federal court reports the New York Daily News.

How large is Kingston's alleged bling debt?

The jury summons was sent to a "Lawrence Tureaud." But many of those waiting outside a Chicago courthouse to report for jury duty last week recognized the man as Mr. T, star of television's "The A-Team" and the movie "Rocky III."

Tureaud, 62, wasn't wearing any of his trademark gold chains, reports the Daily Herald, but he was still in Mr. T form as he waited to see if he was selected as a juror. "I pity the criminals today," Tureaud said, adding: "I've got to set an example. I understand my responsibility."

Although Mr. T wasn't selected as a juror, why should you follow his example and show up for jury duty?

Perennially troubled pop star Justin Bieber has agreed to a plea deal following a DUI arrest in Florida earlier this year, according to local news reports in Miami.

Under the terms of the deal, Bieber is set to plead guilty to careless driving and resisting arrest, attend an anger management course, and make a $50,000 charitable donation, reports the Miami Herald. In return, the state will drop the DUI charges against Bieber.

What led to the charges against the Biebs, and why is Bieber likely to be well-versed in anger management techniques by the end of this year?

As rapper deponents go, Kanye West may have Lil Wayne beat.

Transcripts obtained by TMZ from the rapper's recent deposition show that, like Lil Wayne before him, West isn't afraid to bring his on-stage swagger into the legal arena. Accused of beating a photographer and smashing his camera, West warns the photographer's lawyer "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears." One of those things is definitely true.

What else did West have to say in his deposition, and what should you do if you're ever subpoenaed for a deposition?