6 celebrity lawsuits in the news

Justin Bieber gets loud, James Franco skips class and four more celebrities making headlines

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Blasting Bieber

There are those who find it metaphorically painful to listen to Justin Bieber’s music. But Oregon resident Stacey Betts is suing the star for the actual physical anguish she purportedly suffered after attending one of his concerts.

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Flunking Franco

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Wing Wars

Rapper Jay-Z seems to have everything: a beautiful wife, a newborn daughter and a $450 million fortune. But there’s one thing he doesn’t possess—the perfect recipe for chicken wings.

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Pop Philosophy

Kanye West is off the hook in a copyright infringement suit, thanks to a little help from Friedrich Nietzche. Rapper Vince Peters, aka Vince P, sued his fellow hip-hop artist last year, claiming that West’s 2007 hit “Stronger” was ripped off from Peters’ own song of the same name. West countered that the song’s title was based on the Nietzche quote: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Baby Bottle

The Prince of Darkness isn’t known for being kind to doves or bats, and one Arizona woman says he isn’t nice to babies either. According to Ozzy Osbourne’s former guitarist, Zakk Wylde, the Black Sabbath star was performing in Phoenix on a hot day when he saw a woman holding her one-year-old baby. In an effort to help the pair stay cool, Osbourne tried to drop a bottle of water to the mother, but accidentally hit her baby in the head. The woman has reportedly filed an $80,000 lawsuit against the singer.

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