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Will Nike Sue Kanye for Defamatory Song Lyrics?

Kanye West has made a name for himself saying and doing outrageous things. Shortly after he announced that he was a proud non-reader, he released a book. After his first Paris runway show was panned, he said the French did not know fashion. And now that his sneaker deal with Nike has gone down the drain, Kanye is making claims about the company that some suspect will lead to a lawsuit, reports Details.

Kanye West released a single on New Year's Eve, called "Facts." What's interesting about that title is that it implies that what follows in the song is true. And that makes him liable for defamation if what he is saying is not true and does damage to the targeted party, in this case Nike.

Is Coffee Club's George Clooney Clone Ad Fair Use?

George Clooney is at the center of a hot dispute between two coffee makers in Israel. Nespresso Israel is suing the Israeli Espresso Club for using a Clooney look-alike in ads. Nespresso's got the genuine article, the actor himself peddling its wares.

Nespresso sued the Espresso Club for its ads showing a Clooney clone learning the advantages of membership in the Club, a wink at the original Nespresso ad. The Coffee Club says its ads are a parody, and therefore fair use, and they do bear a disclaimer.

A whistleblowing former employee filed a lawsuit against Dr. Phil alleging the popular talk show host imprisoned 300 workers and launched into a profane tirade over a leaked story. Leah Rothman claims Dr. Phil McGraw had guards lock employees of the show in a room and threatened them, saying, "If you f*** with me, I'll f*** with you."

Rothman is suing for false imprisonment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, whistleblower retaliation, and wrongful termination. And the details contained in her allegations certainly paint Dr. Phil in a less-than-jovial light.

Joy of Pain: 2015 Celebrity Scandal Roundup

Every year we like to cheer new cultural darlings while we watch others fall. The delight we take in the difficulties of others is called schadenfreude, or joy of pain, a word taken from German but increasingly popular in English.

Social scientists say it is a necessary emotion, per the New York Times. And somehow, when it comes to celebrities the joy of pain seems okay. So on that note, let us look at five celebrity scandals -- care of ABC -- that make the rest of us grateful for our relatively quiet lives.

Will Justin Bieber Face Penalties for Graffiti Ads in San Francisco?

Justin Bieber is trying to get street, but is he in too deep? The pop star's latest marketing campaign to promote his new album called "Purpose" entails spray painting city streets and the the San Francisco City Attorney is not at all happy about the advertising.

Bieber is not the first major commercial artist to subvert rebellion for the purposes of making more money. But he is using permanent paints, unlike guerilla marketing campaigns done in chalk or paste-up, and he might end up paying for it.

Hacker Steals Scripts, Celeb Sex Tapes, Tries to Sell to Feds

Alonzo Knowles has unreleased movie scripts and audio tracks for sale, as well as celebrity sex tapes, and some of their personal emails. If you are looking to buy, you're too late. The feds already got him, according to Ars Technica.

Knowles, 23, is from the Bahamas. He was lured to the US by federal agents claiming interest in his stolen goods, specifically movie scripts and 6 episodes of a TV series. Knowles wanted $80,000 for the intellectual property. Instead he was charged by federal prosecutors and faces prison for copyright infringement and identity theft.

Famous Pastry Chef Mindy Segal to Bake Marijuana Edibles

Celebrity chef Mindy Segal is joining the canna-biz club. The award-winning pastry chef is looking for a new challenge to master and a new frontier to blaze a trail on, and she believes she has found these in marijuana baked goods, according to the Associated Press.

Banking and getting baked seem like a good combination to other foodies, too. The Huffington Post got a big scoop earlier this year when it wrote about ice cream giants Ben and Jerry contemplating creating cannabis ice creams. But Mindy Segal is taking it to the next level, and has already begun developing baked goods with cannabis infused butters and oils.

Celebrity 'Hair Must-Have' Causes Hair Loss?

A hair miracle product hawked by celebrities is producing perplexing results for some, according to CBS News. Hundreds of women are suing for hair loss, rashes, and other injuries they say were caused by WEN products, which Brooke Shields claims are "hair must-haves."

Amy Davis, lead counsel for the plaintiffs in the class action, said that her clients got far less than the desired results. Rather than luscious locks: "It looked like they had a weed-whacker taken to their head." The company denied all allegations that WEN hair products caused the claimed harms.

Christina Milian Spills Secrets of Shocking Relationship Abuses

Christina Milian, a singer and actress, is spilling her secrets to the Huffington Post. Now 34, she spoke up about an abusive relationship she had at 18 because, she says, she is hoping to help other young women.

"I've been holding on to this for too long," she said. "I lived in fear for a long time. I'm here to save someone. I really want to help other people, especially the youth." Whether or not she is truly entirely motivated by her love of humanity (she might be slightly motivated to promote her television show, for example), her tale of domestic abuse is harrowing and possibly instructive to others.

Thieves Steal $173K in Goods From Gwyneth Paltrow's Pop-Up Shop

Three men stole $173,000 worth of merchandise from Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow's pop-up shop in New York City, People reports. The temporary Goop store in Columbus Circle, opened just ahead of Christmas, reported that three men forced open a cabinet and walked off with merchandise while the store was open ... But given the price of Gwyneth's Goop, they may not have taken much.

Goop is Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle publication, which also sells clothes, furniture, cookware, soaps, and pretty much anything Paltrow can think of. Recently, Goop collaborated with fashion brand Valentino to create a Wonder Woman-themed line of clothes. A pair of Valentino x Goop denim shorts with little stars printed on them, for example, cost $1,000, while a leather jacket costs about ten times that.