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John Mayer Sues Charlie Sheen's Friend Over Fake Watches

John Mayer is suing Charlie Sheen's best friend, a watch dealer to the stars, who allegedly sold seven fake Rolex watches to the singer.

Mayer claims he bought $656,000 in counterfeit watches from Sheen's pal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cheesy legal reality: From Canal Street in NYC to Hollywood, phony Rolex watches crop up time and time again.

Could Shia LaBeouf Face Legal Action for 'HowardCantour.com'?

Shia LaBeouf's new film, "HowardCantour.com," is coming under fire for allegedly plagiarizing content from a graphic novel.

Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes is accusing LaBeouf of ripping work directly from his comic, entitled "Justin M. Damiano," for LaBeouf's short film, which was posted online Monday.

So what can LaBeouf do to "transform" his film in order to avoid legal action?

'Hobbit' Producers Slapped With $75M Suit for Splitting Film

Miramax and the Weinstein brothers are drawing their legal swords in a $75 million lawsuit against New Line Cinema and Warner Bros, in a contract dispute over "The Hobbit" movies. The lawsuit centers on Warner Bros. and New Line executives' decision to split "The Hobbit" into a trilogy.

Sadly, the lawsuit isn't about drawing out the epic tale into a criminally boring pace. It is, as always, about money.

Kim, Kanye Sue YouTube Co-Founder Over Leaked Proposal Video

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for allegedly posting a video of their proposal online.

If you're imagining some guy creeping on the couple during a private moment, think again. The proposal took place at AT&T Park (which Kanye rented from the San Francisco Giants), and another company had exclusive rights over the footage of the romantic moment.

The suit is more about allegedly violating a private contract than interfering with a private moment.

Sesame Street's 'Gordon' Ordered to Pay Palimony

For one "Sesame Street" actor, the letter P is for palimony. A New Jersey judge ordered Roscoe Orman, best known to kiddies as "Gordon," to continue paying palimony to the mother of his four children.

But what is palimony and what makes this ruling such a landmark decision?

Harper Lee Settles 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Lawsuit Over Royalties

Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" lawsuit met an early conclusion. The lawsuit was dismissed after the author reached a settlement with Samuel L. Pinkus, the son-in-law of her former literary agent, who she claimed swindled her out of royalties generated by the iconic novel.

Her agent allegedly took advantage of her age and mental infirmities.

'American Idol' Sued by 10 Black Contestants Over Discrimination

"American Idol" has been sued by 10 former contestants alleging racial discrimination.

The complaint, weighing in at a hefty 429 pages, targets Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle Media, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, and a host of the show's corporate sponsors, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

But the plaintiffs -- who are each seeking at least $25 million in damages, according to their complaint -- will need to overcome a wide range of legal hurdles to succeed. Here are just a few:

Food Network Sued by Reality Show Winner Over Yogurt Franchise

Food Network has been sued and surprisingly, it doesn't involve Paula Deen. The network's reality show "Giving You the Business" doesn't really give you the business, claims a disgruntled contestant's new lawsuit.

In the show, which just wrapped up its first season, competing food service workers are put to the test with unexpected challenges in their eateries. The competitors do not know they are being filmed by hidden cameras -- and whoever out-performs the others wins his or her own franchise of the episode's featured restaurant.

But that's not what happened to winner Kris Herrera, his lawsuit claims.

'Biggest Loser' Contestant Sued for Gaining Weight

A one-time contestant on NBC's "The Biggest Loser" is being sued for gaining weight. FC Online Marketing, which owns the franchise ilovekickboxing.com, has filed a lawsuit against Tara Costa, who lost an impressive 155 pounds on "The Biggest Loser: Couples 2" back in 2009.

At the end of the day, it's a battle about the bulge. FCOM claims Costa gained back "far too much weight" in 2011 to represent the brand in photo shoots and public appearances.

Costa and FCOM have filed lawsuits against each other over issues of in-person appearances, signing with an alleged competitor, use of Costa's likeness and -- most significantly, says the company's chief -- her weight, reports Newsday.

'Good Wife' Lawsuit Moves Forward, as Margulies' Motion Is Denied

A lawsuit involving "The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies might be headed to court. Don't expect Diane Lockhart and Will Gardner to come to the rescue, however, because this is real life. And judging by the court's latest move, the star is quickly realizing that life as Julianna Margulies involves more legal hiccups than life as Alicia Florrick.

Margulies was sued last year by her ex-managers at the firm of Steve Dontanville, which claimed it had a deal to take 10% of what she continued to make on shows, and for product deals that were negotiated while they were her representatives.

The actress experienced a setback in court this week, when a judge denied her motion for summary judgment in an ongoing fight with D/F Management over more than $420,000 in claimed commissions, reports The Hollywood Reporter.