When a gossip site posted a photo of a pregnant-looking Beyoncé, it probably didn’t anticipate the fallout: A major copyright decision that could imperil the site’s business model and undermine a legal defense used by other websites that depend on user content.
The decision, handed down Friday by a federal appeals court in California, came as a defeat for LiveJournal, which hosts the popular blog called “Oh No They Didn’t,” a forum for users to upload news about celebrities and chat about them.
The ruling came after a paparazzi operation called Mavrix, which the court describes as “specializing in candid photographs of celebrities in tropical locations,” sued Live Journal for copyright infringement over the Beyoncé photo and 19 other photos.
Hollywood celebrities are being hit left and right by burglars … but as far as the crooks are concerned they’re nobody special, because high-end break-ins are out of control this year.
TMZ broke the story, Dodgers star Yasiel Puig was the latest to be hit, with thieves making off with more than half a mil in jewelry. Other celebs hit include Alanis Morissette, Cesar Millan and Derek Fisher.
Law enforcement tells us … they believe the celebs were not targeted because they flaunted their jewelry and other riches on social media. The sources say these celebs all live in ritzy areas of L.A., and there has been an influx of criminals because California has recently opened the prison doors.
Recent laws have addressed terrible prison overcrowding by ordering the release of a number of non-violent criminals. There are also drug offenses that have been reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.
Our sources say a number of the people released are burglars, and now that they’re out they’re going back to what they know. As a result, there has been an explosion of burglaries in the L.A. area.
And there’s something else. We’re told a number of people who were hit, including some of the celebs who have become victims, did not turn their alarms on because they assumed it wasn’t necessary since they live in what they believed were safe areas.
Celebrities in attendance for TREATS! MAGAZINE 4TH ANNUAL WHITE PARTY SPONSORED BY STELLA ARTOIS were Nicole Williams (E! WAGS), Larry English (NFL player), Matt Bellamy (Lead singer of Muse), Elle Evans (Model and girlfriend of Matt Bellamy), Brody Jenner, Frankie Delgado (MTV’s The Hills), Spencer Garrett, Mark Foster (Foster The People), Julia Clancey (Fashion designer), Tika Camaj (Model), Genevieve Morton (SI Model), Rocky Barnes (Blogger and Model), Jennifer Berg Pinyojit (Model), Kaylen Ostapovich (Model), Nick Simmons (Son of Gene Simmons), Rachel Cook (Model), Chelcie May (Model)
Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? For the fourth year in a row, treats! magazine hosted a luxurious all-white dress code party in Malibu with a beautiful background of the Pacific Ocean, celebrating people in fields of art, fashion, music and entertainment.
While the party started out with a chill Malibu vibe, it soon picked up as the DJ started spinning and guests began to arrive. Everyone enjoyed cold beers and a variety of other drinks out of their iconic Stella Artois chalices. Early arrivals included “WAGS” star Nicole Williams and beau Larry English and Nick Simmons, who enjoyed the stunning view of the Malibu coast. Many known models like Tika Camaj arrived wearing Indah dresses and For Love & Lemons in the trend of lace and bell sleeves in white and ivory. Most models were in bright white lace and stood out significantly. British fashion designer Julia Clancey wore a stunning and statement-making dress and head piece emblazoned with fine jewels and crystals.
Later on in the evening, Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado, strolled in and joked around enjoying the laid back pool vibes and stunning view. Absolute Elyx also served up Moscow mules to the thirsty guests including Steve Shaw, treats! Editor in Chief and Founder, who was entertaining friends and guests including pal Spencer Garrett and Singer Matt Bellamy (MUSE) and his girlfriend, model Elle Evans. Foster The People’s Mark Foster got in the party spirit and playfully photo bombed some of guests!
Less than a month since settling her divorce from her ex for $7 million in charity donations, the actress has dropped her lawsuit against Depp’s stand-up comedian pal, Doug Stanhope.
According to documents obtained by E! News, Heard’s legal team filed a stipulation for dismissal of the case and for each party to handle their own attorney fees. According to Heard’s lawyer, the dismissal of the case is the result of her larger settlement with Depp.
“I can tell you that Ms. Heard and Mr. Stanhope did NOT reach any agreement to settle the case,” Heard’s attorney said in a statement to E! News. “No money changed hands between them, and there is no confidentiality agreement between them. In fact, I have been unable to reach Doug for some time and given his lifestyle, where he lives and where he travels, I’d be surprised if he even knows anything about the conclusion of the case. Instead, the dismissal of the case against Mr. Stanhope was negotiated as part of a larger deal between Ms. Heard and her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Doug Stanhope is one of Johnny Depp’s closest friends, and it appears that Johnny was able to convince Amber to drop the lawsuit against Doug as part of a global resolution of their divorce.”
In the statement, Heard’s attorney also noted that the dismissal was done “without prejudice,” meaning she could re-file the lawsuit within one year of the date Stanhope published his article about Heard. “As far as we know, Ms. Heard has no plans to re-file the case against Mr. Stanhope, but that option remains available to her,” the statement concluded.