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Kendrick Lamar Settles 'All the Stars' Lawsuit

After a judge said neither side in the lawsuit had a good case, Kendrick Lamar and SZA decided to settle the lawsuit brought by visual artist Lina Iris Viktor over the video for their Black Panther single, "All the Stars." Lamar and SZA had repeatedly tried to get Viktor to agree to license her distinctive artwork to them, which included Egyptian and African symbolism in gold and black paint. But Viktor never agreed, and she sued for actual damages under copyright law.

Lindsey Buckingham Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Bandmates in Fleetwood Mac

Another battle has ended between Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, but could this be the end of the war as well? After nearly fifty years of playing together, and a game of musical chairs among guitarists and singers, it looks like this could be the final final for Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac.

Our long national nightmare has ended. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally agreed to a custody agreement involving the ex-couple's six children. While news of the out-of-court settlement leaked last month, more details have surfaced after the agreement was finally filed.

Here's a look at what we know.

Drake Settles Fraud, Rape-Claim Lawsuit

Drake and Layla Lace have agreed to bury the hatchet regarding events surrounding their one night stand in Manchester, England back in February of 2017. Settlement terms were not specifically disclosed, but apparently both sides will cease to talk about the whole matter, and try to move forward without further ado.

Celebrities Fined by SEC for Unlawfully Promoting Cryptocurrency

Numerous celebrities have gotten caught up in promoting cryptocurrency, getting big money to endorse virtual currency companies on their social media accounts. But a few have declined to disclose this promotion, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is hitting them with big fines.

Justin Bieber Settles Egging Lawsuit After Nearly 5 Years

Perhaps married life is having a profound effect on The Biebs.

After a nearly five-year long battle, Justin Bieber and his neighbor, Jeffrey Schwartz, have finally settled their beef over the Egg War of 2014. For those of you that were busy with other matters back in January of that year, Bieber threw twenty eggs at Schwartz' home, apparently fed up with all the skirmishes neighbors often have over the years. After some back and forth, Bieber did pay Schwartz $80,000 in restitution. At $4,000 an egg, you'd think things were settled, but apparently not. There are no further details of the settlement, other than that "the matter has resolved in its entirety."

Kevin Hart Settles Lawsuit With Laugh Out Loud Comedy Productions Owner

Kevin Hart settled an Intellectual Property suit brought against him for trademark infringement. In the end, it appear Hart's co-defendant, Lionsgate, has agreed to pay Plaintiff Scott Montoya an undisclosed sum out of their insurance policy, and both sides will cover their own legal costs.

Few cars are as synonymous with a movie as the DeLorean DMC-12 is with the Back to the Future franchise. After all, as Doc Brown said, "If you're going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?!" Perhaps because the DeLorean Motor Company flamed out so quickly and famously, the DMC-12 has remained one of the most iconic automobiles in history, along with its flux capacitor and 1.21 gigawatts of power needed for time travel.

But who owns the rights to that iconic image? The matter seemed to be resolved in 2015, when John DeLorean's widow Sally signed settlements with the current iteration of the DeLorean Motor Company and Universal Studios divvying up the rights and royalties to the company name and the car itself. Sally DeLorean sued DMC this year, however, claiming the company underpaid royalties owed to her, but a judge has dismissed that suit, citing the earlier settlement. Here are the details.

Spotify Dumps R. Kelly

With social media, the court of public opinion has grown in power and prestige. And movements like the #MeToo campaign have gained speed and effectiveness in holding people accountable for their deplorable actions. Accusations that garner attention via social media sometimes lead to criminal charges, as Harvey Weinstein can attest to.

But what happens when there seem to be credible accusations and a social outcry, but no criminal charges have been filed, or charges don't stick? R. Kelly seems to be experiencing that scenario as Spotify has dumped him from their playlists amid many claims of sexual abuse.

Prince's Doctor Fined $30K for Illegal Drug Prescription

Many Prince fans are still reeling from the singer's death two years ago. Whether your favorite Prince song was "Purple Rain," "When Doves Cry," or a lesser known hit, the news of his death at age 57 was a shock. While investigators are still deciding whether or not to charge anyone with a crime in that tragedy, one of Prince's doctors has been fined $30K for writing what authorities call an illegal prescription.