Charlie Sheen’s Madam: ‘He’s Full Of Shit’

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shCharlie Sheen‘s madam has come forward in an emotional bombshell tell-all with RadarOnline.com charging the HIV-infected actor could have exposed as many as 20 hookers to the deadly virus.

The guilt-ridden madam supplied the actor with an assortment of porn stars, playmates, actresses and at least one transsexual from 2011 to 2013, after he split from his wife and mother of twin sons, Brooke Mueller.

The madam is now furious with the Anger Management star for putting her in the crosshairs of possible criminal charges if he’s charged, in addition to potential civil lawsuits from victims because he decided to behave “irresponsibly.”

“I would just like everybody to know that he lied! He did not tell any of his partners!” claimed the madam, who asked Radar not to publish her name for fear of recriminations.

“There are a lot of people that I unknowingly put in harms way—he let me do it. He’s ruined lives as a result,” she continued in an exclusive interview.

“I think somebody just needs to—even anonymously—go on record and say ‘.”

The 50-year-old Two and a Half Men actor rocked Hollywood and thousands of his sexual partners when he acknowledged that he was actually a freewheeling sexual time bomb suffering from HIV.

Sheen insisted that he told every one of his sexual partners that he was HIV positive—a claim that has already been refuted by a growing number of women.

The madam told Radar she was devastated by the HIV news because as a hooker booker she sent about 20 sexual workers to Sheen who would send her $25,000 to $50,000 through wire transfers.

Sheen reportedly also had a penchant for befriending the escorts he liked and sometimes shamelessly keeping them as girlfriends.

“He didn’t tell me, and he put me at serious legal liability in doing what he did,” the madam told Radar.

“He could have privately called and told the partners that he had HIV or he could have told me at some point and given me the opportunity to make an educated decision from a point of full disclosure as to whether or not I wanted to do business with him!”

The madam revealed she recently got a call from a panic-stricken hooker pal who was trying to figure out what to do after learning about Sheen’s HIV status.

When the madam questioned whether the woman had gone to see a medical professional, she admitted she had used Sheen’s personal doctor on his recommendation.

“Anyone that he did something stupid with, he would send to his doctor!” scoffed the madam.

The madam “stopped talking” to Sheen after she got wind of his HIV diagnosis in 2014 and was able to confirm it after making several calls.

“I didn’t know that he was unsafe with anyone ever,” said the madam, adding the situation with Sheen “blew up in my face.”

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Kobe Bryant Announces His Retirement

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kobe_bryantLos Angeles Lakers icon and Hollywood staple Kobe Bryant is retiring after this season.

The 37-year-old NBA and Olympic champion announced his decision Sunday in a poem he wrote and published in the players Tribune.

He wrote:

Dear Basketball,

From the moment
I started rolling my dad’s tube socks
And shooting imaginary
Game-winning shots
In the Great Western Forum
I knew one thing was real:

I fell in love with you.
A love so deep I gave you my all

From my mind & body
To my spirit & soul.

As a six-year-old boy
Deeply in love with you
I never saw the end of the tunnel.
I only saw myself
Running out of one.

And so I ran.
I ran up and down every court
After every loose ball for you.
You asked for my hustle
I gave you my heart
Because it came with so much more.

I played through the sweat and hurt
Not because challenge called me
But because YOU called me.
I did everything for YOU
Because that’s what you do
When someone makes you feel as
Alive as you’ve made me feel.

You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I’ll always love you for it.
But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

And that’s OK.
I’m ready to let you go.
I want you to know now
So we both can savor every moment we have left together.
The good and the bad.
We have given each other
All that we have.

And we both know, no matter what I do next
I’ll always be that kid
With the rolled up socks
Garbage can in the corner
:05 seconds on the clock
Ball in my hands.
5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1

Love you always,
Kobe

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Is ‘Dexter’ Returning?

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dexterIs ‘Dexter’ getting revived by Showtime? Well, ever since the show’s Twitter account posted a mysterious tweet on Thanksgiving, rumors about the series getting the reboot treatment have been running rampant. See it here!

Dexter may be coming back for more blood, as Showtime mulls a revival with series star Michael C. Hall. Showtime head David Nevins has actually expressed an interest in reviving the fan-favorite series, one in which is “in need of redemption,” according to Inquisitr.com, but it wasn’t until a mysterious tweet was posted on Thanksgiving, by the series’ Twitter account, that revival rumors started heating up.

The tweet, which you can see below, hints that Dexter’s knife has been “freshly sharpened.” And it’s interesting for two reasons — obviously, the words alone hint at a possible revival, but most of the account’s tweets are usually retweets from the Dexter game Twitter account, or advertisements for their Dexter-branded merchandise, according to Inquisitr.com. So when the tweet was posted, fans immediately started wondering if there’s a Dexter reboot in the works.

The good news is that a Dexter revival has certainly been considered by Showtime, and quite seriously. ScreenCrush reports that David Nevins, the head of Showtime, recently spoke at the TCA press tour panel, where he talked about the idea of resurrecting old series, including Dexter.

Dexter is the one show that I would think about [continuing]. It’s a question of when the timing is right. If there’s a willingness to do it, I would certainly listen. Certainly I’d look at Dexter,” he said.

Dexter aired on Showtime for 8 seasons, between 2006 and 2013, and it remains as one of the network’s most popular series to date.

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Mark Hamill Offers New ‘Force Awakens’ Hints

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mark-hamill1The fate of Luke Skywalker has been the subject of much fevered discussion among “Star Wars” fans as the release of “The Force Awakens” looms. While Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have been prominently featured in the promotion of the new film, Mark Hamill has been conspicuously absent.

In a new interview with Empire (via SashFilm), Hamill remained relatively tight-lipped about Skywalker’s role in the latest chapter.

“Obviously you’re seeing him in a very different time in his life,” Hamill said of Skywalker. “There are lots of surprises in this movie. You’re going to love it.”

He went on to suggest that he spent time filming solo scenes. “It reminded me of when I was in Tunisia on the salt flats,” Hamill said. “If you could get into your own mind and shut out the crew and look at the horizon, you really felt like you were in a galaxy far, far away. I had that same wave of emotion happen to me when I was on Skellig Michael in Ireland. I wasn’t anticipating it.”

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The Inside Story Of David Bowie’s, ‘Blackstar’

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davidbowieOne Sunday night in the spring of 2014, David Bowie walked into 55 Bar, a 96-year-old jazz joint tucked away on a quiet side street in New York’s West Village. A friend, jazz bandleader Maria Schneider, had suggested he check out the night’s headliner, a quartet led by saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Bowie grabbed a table near the stage and took in a set of exploratory jazz, then left without speaking to the band. “A server was like, ‘Wait, was that David Bowie?'” McCaslin says. “It started dawning on people.”

Ten days later, McCaslin got an email: Bowie wanted him and his drummer Mark Guiliana to join him in the studio. “I thought, ‘This is David Bowie, and he chose me, and he’s sending me an email?'” McCaslin says. “I tried not to think about it too much. I just wanted to stay in the moment and just do the work [he wanted].” That work, initially, was only one song: the trippy, jazz-infused “Sue (Or in a Season of Crime),” which Bowie released on his 2014 compilation album, Nothing Has Changed.

Then, last January, Bowie called McCaslin’s entire group to the downtown studio Magic Shop to begin work on his 25th album, (pronounced Blackstar), which is due out on January 8th, Bowie’s 69th birthday. “It did surprise me,” says Guiliana of being asked to play on the album. “But I feel like he’s built a career and artistic identity on surprises. It falls in line with who he is as an artist.”

The seeds of when Bowie met with longtime producer Tony Visconti and drummer Zack Alford to cut some demos at Magic Shop were in mid 2014. Then Bowie disappeared for five months to work on the new material at his house. “He’s got a little setup there,” says Visconti. “And there was no clear communication from him until December. That’s when he told me he was ready to make the album.”

Two years ago, Bowie released his first album in nearly decade, the relatively traditional (by Bowie standards) rock album The Next Day, which he cut with Visconti and members of his old touring band. For , he was determined to do something very different. “We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar,” says Visconti. “We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll.”

McCaslin and his bandmates were able to handle whatever Bowie threw at them, from Krautrock to hip-hop to pop to jazz, creating an incredible fusion sound that can’t be pinned to any one genre. “They can play something at the drop of a dime,” says Visconti. “[Keyboardist] Jason [Lindner] was a godsend. We gave him some pretty far-out chords, but he brought a jazz sensibility to re-voice them.” They cut the album on ProTools, though much of the gear was vintage. “Jason’s synthesizer didn’t have a computer with souped-up programs like Omnisphere on it,” Visconti says. “He would just do it with guitar pedals, making all the sounds unique. We’re like old school like that. Also, [bassist] Tim Lefebvre was just phenomenal to work with. He pretty much nailed every take right on the spot.”

The album bigins with the 10-minute title track, a surreal, haunting song that began as two completely separate tunes before Bowie and Visconti sewed them together. The original version was actually more than 11 minutes long, but they cut it to 9:57 after learning iTunes won’t post songs for individual sale that cross the 10-minute mark. “It’s total bullshit,” says Visconti with a laugh. “But David was adamant it be the single, and he didn’t want both an album version and a single version, since that gets confusing.”

Bowie hasn’t sung a note publicly since performing “Changes” with Alicia Keys at a New York charity event in 2006, and he hasn’t given an interview in more than a decade. That has led to rumors that Bowie, who underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery after a show in Germany, is in failing health, but everyone involved with insists that’s not the case. “He’s in fine health,” says Visconti. “He’s just made a very rigorous album.”

Sessions often lasted seven hours, and Bowie sang at full force throughout the entire day. “He’d just go from zero to 60 once we walked out of the control room and into the studio,” says Guiliana. “And his vocal performances were always just stunning, amazing.” In his downtime, Bowie was working on the Off-Broadway musical Lazarus, in which he was intimately involved in every aspect of production down to casting.

The album’s sense of adventure extends to the lyrics. “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore,” which is powered by a hip-hop beat and free-form sax, gets its title from a 17th-century play written by English playwright John Ford, and the lyrics to “Girl Loves Me” come from Polari, a form of British slang used by gay men in mid-20th-century London. “He also took some words from A Clockwork Orange,” says Visconti. “The lyrics are wacky, but a lot of British people, especially Londoners, will get every word.” The title track repeatedly refers to a “solitary candle.” “He told me it was about ISIS,” says McCaslin. “It’s just an unbelievable tune.” (McCaslin’s ISIS assertion is news to Guiliana and Visconti, who say they have no idea what the song is about.)

Bowie wrote one song in the studio, the ballad Dollar Days.” “One day, David just picked up a guitar,” says McCaslin. “He had this little idea, and we just learned it right there in the studio. I didn’t even remember it until months later when someone told me it was on the album.” Visconti loves the finished version. “It’s the lush track on the album,” he says. “It has strings and gorgeous backing vocals. It’s beautiful.”

The album ends with the soaring “I Can’t Give Everything Away,” featuring amazing guitar work by Ben Monder. “I don’t know what the song is referring to,” says Visconti. “But what he gives away is what he writes about. I think a lot of writers feel like, ‘If you want to know about me, just study my lyrics.’ That’s why he doesn’t give interviews. He’s has revealed plenty in past interviews, but I think his life now is about his art. It’s totally about what he’s doing now.”

LCD Soundsystem founder James Murphy plays percussion on two tracks, though his role on the album was originally going to be much more significant. “At one point we were talking about three producers for the album: David, James and myself,” says Visconti. “[Murphy] was there for a brief time, but he had his own projects to go off to.” Adds Guiliana, “His role was never really defined. He brought in some synths and some percussion and had a ton of ideas.”

When the band finished tracking in March, Bowie and Visconti recut most of the vocals, giving them a ghostly effect throughout the 42-minute record. “That’s the hallmark of the way we work,” says Visconti. “He sounds really good when we do this effect called ADT automatic double-tracking. Then we fooled around with some rippling, repeat echoes. They’re all custom-made effects.”

To promote the “Blackstar” single, Bowie shot a surreal short movie where he portrays a blind prophet in space who comes across a group of scarecrow figures getting crucified. “I think I started crying when he called me,” said director Johan Renck at a Brooklyn premiere event. But that video might be the last sustained glimpse Bowie fans get for now. “I don’t think he’s ever going to play live again,” says Visconti. “If he does, it will be a total surprise.”

Bowie is clearly determined to let the album speak for him. “When he put out albums like Heroes and Low, no one was doing anything like that,” says Visconti. “And then he gave birth to the New Romantic scene. He’s a genre-breaker, and I can’t wait for the imitation albums to start coming out.”

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Casey Kasem’s Children File Wrongful Death Suit Against Widow

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kkThree of the radio personality Casey Kasem’s children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Jean Kasem of elder abuse and inflicting emotional distress on Kasem’s children from a previous marriage by restricting access to their father before his death.

“Casey’s early death occurred as a direct and proximate result of Jean’s neglect and physical abuse of Casey,” the lawsuit states.

A call and email sent to Jean Kasem’s attorney, H. Michael Soroy, was not immediately returned.

The longtime “American Top 40” host had a form of dementia and a severe bedsore when he died at age 82.

Kerri, Julie and Michael Kasem are joined in the lawsuit by their uncle, Mouner. The lawsuit seeks more than $250,000, although a jury would have to decide any damage award.

Prosecutors earlier this year declined to charge Jean Kasem with elder abuse, a decision that Kerri Kasem said Wednesday led to her family filing the civil case.

“We would rather see her in jail than receive one dime,” Kerri Kasem said. “We don’t care about the money. We care about justice.”

The lawsuit follows years of legal wrangling between Jean Kasem and three of his adult children from a previous marriage. The groups fought over visitation access to Casey Kasem before his death in June 2014, with his daughter Kerri Kasem assuming control of his medical care.

A Los Angeles judge stripped Jean Kasem of decision-making authority over concerns about her decision to move Casey Kasem from a medical facility in Santa Monica, California, to a friend’s home in Washington state.

Jean Kasem contended at the time she moved her husband to protect his privacy.

The 28-page lawsuit gives a detailed account of Kasem’s final days, including the extent of his ailments and the family infighting swirling around him.

It states that in the months before Casey Kasem’s death, his wife repeatedly left him in various hospitals for days despite the fact he was ready to be discharged. The lawsuit also details numerous confrontations about Kasem’s care, and it states Jean Kasem transported his body to Norway where it was buried in an unmarked grave.

That was despite Casey Kasem’s wishes to be buried at a cemetery in Los Angeles, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit states the Kasem’s children and brother are seeking “fair recompense for the suffering they personally endured from witnessing the abuse and its painful and damaging physical effect on their beloved father and brother, and the gross treatment and disposition of Casey Kasem’s remains in an unmarked grave in a distant land unknown to him or his family.”

“What she did to my father is reprehensible,” Kerri Kasem said. “It’s disgusting. It’s horrific.”

Los Angeles prosecutors in May rejected filing elder abuse charges against Jean Kasem, saying they could not prove at trial that her actions led to the radio host’s death. An explanation of the decision stated Jean Kasem ensured her husband was medically supervised during his transport from Santa Monica to Washington, which included a brief stay in Las Vegas

“Because of Mr. Kasem’s longstanding profound health issues, this case cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury,” the decision stated. “The development of a bedsore by itself is insufficient evidence of abuse or neglect because of Mr. Kasem’s overall weakened health.”

Casey and Jean Kasem were married for more than 30 years.

Casey Kasem’s legacy reached well beyond music. His voice was heard as the character Shaggy in the “Scooby-Doo” TV cartoons and in numerous commercials.

His “American Top 40” began July 4, 1970, in Los Angeles. In his signoff, Casey Kasem’s would tell viewers: “And don’t forget: Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.”

Kerri Kasem and her attorneys, Troy Martin and Steve Shuman, said that in addition to trying to hold Jean Kasem accountable, they hope their lawsuit raises awareness about elder abuse.

“People are going through this across the country every single day,” Kerri Kasem said.

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Tracy Morgan Spoke To God

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tracy-morganTracy Morgan says he spoke to God after the car crash in June 2014 that put him into a coma and left him with a traumatic brain injury.

“You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that,” he told Complex of his accident. “You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me. Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gainedyou just got to live your life after that.”

The comedian said he had a conversation with God after the horrific limousine crash that look the life of one of his friends.

“I went to the other side,” he told the magazine. “This is not something I’m making up. Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”

Morgan revealed he recently filmed a movie about two high school teachers.

“I just wrapped up a movie with Ice Cube and Charlie Day. It’s called ‘Fist Fight.’ I don’t know when it’s going to come out.”

The 47-year-old actor said he tries not to focus on making plans for the future these days and he just lives life one day at a time.

“When the sun’s up, I try to get it on and poppin’. When the sun is up, I try to make it happen. That’s what I’m doing, whatever it is! I’m going to do it until I’m satisfied.”

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Frank Gifford’s Brain Donated To Science For Concussion Research

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Affs the dialogue around the link between football-related concussions and brain illness again increases, one famous late NFL star has been revealed to have been suffering from the condition known to have affected many league players.

At some point before Frank Giffords August death, at age 84, the iconic running back and commentator was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). An statement from the Gifford family was issued by NBC News, the employer of widow Kathie Lee Gifford, on Wednesday also announcing that Gifford’s brain is being donated for medical research.

“During the last years of his life Frank dedicated himself to understanding the recent revelations concerning the connection between repetitive head trauma and its associated cognitive and behavioral symptoms which he experienced firsthand,” reads the statement. “The Gifford family will continue to support the National Football League and its recent on-field rule changes and procedures to make the game Frank loved so dearly and the players he advocated so tirelessly for as safe as possible.”

News of Gifford’s diagnosis comes as Sony rolls out it’s marketing plan for the controversial Will Smith movie Concussion, a story about one doctor’s attempts to publicize CTE, its link to American football players and league attempts to silence the problem.

Commercials for the film will be airing over the course of the Thanksgiving holiday and on such NFL-friendly networks as ESPN.

Read the full statements from the Giffords below:

After losing our beloved husband and father, Frank Gifford, we as a family made the difficult decision to have his brain studied in hopes of contributing to the advancement of medical research concerning the link between football and traumatic brain injury.

While Frank passed away from natural causes this past August at the age of 84, our suspicions that he was suffering from the debilitating effects of head trauma were confirmed when a team of pathologists recently diagnosed his condition as that of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)a progressive degenerative brain disease.

We decided to disclose our loved one’s condition to honor Frank’s legacy of promoting player safety dating back to his involvement in the formation of the NFL Players Association in the 1950s. His entire adult life Frank was a champion for others, but especially for those without the means or platform to have their voices heard. He was a man who loved the National Football League until the day he passed, and one who recognized that it wasand will continue to bethe players who elevated this sport to its singular stature in American society.

During the last years of his life Frank dedicated himself to understanding the recent revelations concerning the connection between repetitive head trauma and its associated cognitive and behavioral symptomswhich he experienced firsthand. We miss him every day, now more than ever, but find comfort in knowing that by disclosing his condition we might contribute positively to the ongoing conversation that needs to be had; that he might be an inspiration for others suffering with this disease that needs to be addressed in the present; and that we might be a small part of the solution to an urgent problem concerning anyone involved with football, at any level.

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Bob Saget Says Mentor Bill Cosby Has Been ‘Tarnished’

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bsBob Saget counts Bill Cosby as an early and influential mentor, but he admits Cosby’s legacy has been forever damaged by the “despicable” acts of sexual assault that more than 50 women have claimed he perpetrated.

During a conversation with HuffPost Live about his role in the Broadway show “Hand to Got,” Saget — who attended Temple University, as did Cosby — said that “any human being that does things that are despicable to other human beings will be slightly tarnished by history.”

“I went to Temple University and he was a mentor of mine, and I was on ‘The Tonight Show’ [with Cosby] two weeks before Johnny Carson went off, and it’s very sad,” Saget said. “I think the answer is obvious — that the man has been tarnished — and it’s just sad for all of the people involved.”

Saget’s “Hand to God” co-star Steven Boyer added that he sees Cosby’s comedy differently since so many women have told their stories of allegedly being drugged and abused by the “Cosby Show” star.

“I loved Bill Cosby growing up. I mean, who didn’t? But now I’m finding it really, really hard to separate what he has done — it’s hard to separate that from his work for me,” Boyer said.

Saget concluded by saying that even while he recognizes Cosby’s influence on comedy, the allegations of rape have become an unavoidable dark cloud over his achievements.

“I had respect for Cosby because he changed stand-up comedy, and he was amazing on ‘I Spy’ years ago. So you do find out the people you look up to — unfortunately, they’re down off their throne when things like this happen,” Saget said.

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Judge Leans Against “Reese Witherspoon” As A Protectable Slogan

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rwIt’s become fashionable for celebrities to register their names as trademarks. Are those registrations more cubic zirconia rather than real diamonds?

Take a lawsuit that Reese Witherspoon has filed against a dozen companies for marketing products like “Reese Ring” and “Emitations Reese Witherspoon Comparable Wedding Ring.” Some of the defendants have settled while others are getting ready for a trial in February.

Before that happens, Witherspoon has to survive several summary judgment motions. In October, she hurdled past one brought by Sears over the issue of the retail giant’s liability for what’s sold by third-party vendors in its online marketplace. On Tuesday, she went before Los Angeles Superior Court judge Gerald Rosenberg, asked by e-commerce company Skye Associates to address her various intellectual property theories.

In a tentative opinion issued before the hearing, Rosenberg rejected Witherspoon’s trademark claims. He wrote there is no evidence of consumer confusion, that the actress hadn’t established secondary meaning to her full name, and more.

“Plaintiff’s name and images alone do not combine to establish protectable trade dress, ordinarily reserved for packaging,” added Rosenberg. “Plaintiff’s name is not a protectable slogan.”

At the hearing, upon arguments by Witherspoon attorney Jeffrey Abrams and Skye attorney Daniel Mayeda, Rosenberg held back on finalizing the opinion. He told both sides he would take the matter under advisement.

Abrams argued that the trademark claims were tied into the Lanham Act’s prohibition on featuring a false endorsement and that the crux of the issue the likelihood of confusion constitutes a question of fact that’s best reserved for a jury.

“In our case having plead a false endorsement claim, we’re not required to prove the traditional indicia of trademark, but if we are, we could,” the attorney said.

As for confusion, Abrams added,”The factors to consider are the level of recognition of the plaintiff among the segment of society in which the defendant works. Ms. Witherspoon obviously has a high level of recognition among Skye’s demographic. Secondly, the relatedness of the defendant’s fame and success of the product.

The plaintiff’s success as a film actress is directly related because they capitalize on her celebrity.”

Even if Witherspoon’s trademark claims fail, the actress will probably be allowed to move forward on her other claim that the defendant violated California’s right of publicity statute by misappropriating her name and likeness.

According to the tentative, Rosenberg is leaning towards rejecting Skye’s argument that telling consumers they could buy jewelry like the ones Witherspoon wears is protected free speech.

“The use of Plaintiff’s name and likeness were for the purposes of selling its rings,” wrote the judge. “Defendant’s use does not promote a news medium, was not a news article, did not advertise an act protected by the First Amendment, was not part of any underlying work of art or expression and was entirely a commercial advertisement intended to entice potential customers to purchase the rings.”

The judge also is being asked to address Witherspoon’s demand of punitive damages. He has told the parties that it’s Skye’s burden to show it acted with no malice, fraud or oppression in the way it exploited Witherspoon. Mayeda told the judge that removed the ad featuring the actress as soon as it was sued.

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