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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.

Bill O'Reilly's Settlement Terms Revealed

It's been a rough year for Bill O'Reilly. Last April, he was forced out of Fox News after more than 20 years with the network. At the center of the firing were investigations into allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior by the long-time conservative anchor. It was revealed that O'Reilly had entered into numerous settlements with women who had accused him of inappropriate behavior. Now, despite O'Reilly's best legal efforts, a federal judge has ruled that those settlement terms can be revealed to the public.

Farrah Abraham Drops $5 Million 'Sex Shaming' Suit

Farrah Abraham, one of the stars of the MTV show Teen Mom OG, has dropped her lawsuit against the makers of the show. The reason for dropping her $5 million dollar lawsuit? She reached a settlement.

Celebrities -- they're just like us! Like us, they have reality TV shows based on being the offspring of one of O.J. Simpson's attorneys. Like us, their sex tapes get "leaked" to the internet and they have 72-day marriages to NBA players. And just like us, their insurance companies handle fender benders for them.

TMZ is reporting that a lawsuit against Kim Kardashian stemming a traffic accident on Sunset Boulevard in 2014 has been settled by Kardashian's insurance company. But for how much?

This past week, Sir Paul McCartney was finally able to regain the copyrights to much of the Beatles' music catalog. The acquisition was part of a confidential settlement agreement related to a lawsuit filed this past January by McCartney seeking to regain individual songs that would meet the 56-year-old requirement in 2018.

The Beatles first single, Love Me Do, was released in 1962. So, by next year, the songs on that first album would be 56 years old. Under the Copyright Act, artists have the right to regain their copyrights after 56 years (or 35 years depending on the date of copyright), which cannot be waived by agreement.

Last week, it was reported that the lawsuit filed by Tomi Lahren against TheBlaze and Glen Beck has settled. While there is no disclosure as to any dollar figures, or whether there was even a payout at all, Lahren did walk away with something rather significant: her Facebook profile page which was allegedly being held hostage by TheBlaze.

Lahren had filed suit as a result of being removed from Beck's program. Although she was still being paid under her contract, the lawsuit claimed that she had been wrongfully terminated for expressing views contrary to Beck and TheBlaze's opinion. Specifically, Lahren expressed a pro-choice stance on abortion which was premised upon not being a hypocrite when it came to favoring less government regulation.

Celebrity chef Jose Andres has finally been able to settle the 2015 lawsuit filed against him by President Donald Trump's business organization. Andres was sued for withdrawing his plans to put a restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. after President Trump made controversial, pejorative statements about Mexicans and other immigrants while on the campaign trail. After being served with the $10 million lawsuit for breach of contract, Andres fired back with an $8 million countersuit. Both Trump's case and Andres' case are now over.

Andres was not alone in pulling out of Trump's hotel over the derogatory statements calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and "killers," and over anti-immigrant policies the Trump campaign was rallying behind. Another celebrity restaurateur, Geoffrey Zakarian, also abandoned plans for the same reason as Andres, and was also sued by Trump's business organization. The case against Zakarian also settled shortly after Andres' settlement.

Did you read the news today? Well, last week anyway ... Sean Lennon, son of the Beatles frontman, was unable to get the parents of actress Marisa Tomei, who happen to be Lennon's NYC nextdoor neighbors, to see it his way, but nevertheless they were able to work it out. For nearly two years, the famous neighbors were fighting it out in court over whether Lennon should have to remove a massive 60 foot tall tree on his property that was literally destroying the Tomei's home with its roots.

Despite Lennon's insistence on just letting the tree be, he has dropped his appeal and finally agreed to comply with the September 2016 court order requiring him to remove the offending tree. Additionally, as part of the confidential settlement, Lennon will likely be paying a portion of the $14 million the Tomeis were seeking for the damage already done by the tree.

The Olsen twins have come a long long way since their rise to child celebrity status. Although the twin sisters don't garner nearly the same amount of attention as they once did as Michelle Tanner, a recent lawsuit against the twins' fashion empire has put them center stage, but not in a good way.

Fortunately for the Olsens, the nightmare of bad press should be coming to a close very soon as they have recently settled the class action claims against them over allegations of illegal unpaid internships. Unpaid interns sued nearly two years ago, alleging they were misclassified as interns and should have been paid based on the work performed. The Olsens have denied the claims, and the settlement contains no admission of liability, but everyone knows what the littlest Tanner would say if she heard "no admission of liability." Her TV sister's famous words: "How rude!"

Earlier this year, the Hulkster himself won a large jury verdict against Gawker Media for publishing a secret sex tape showing the WrestleMania star having sex. However, the $140 million verdict essentially became uncollectable when the newsgroup filed for bankruptcy.

This week, news broke that the Hulkamaniac settled the $140 million jury verdict for a mere $31 million. Why Mr. Hogan was willing to settle for less requires some explanation.