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5 celebrity lawsuits in the news

Indiana Jones vs. an archaeologist, Andrew Bynum spars with his neighbors and more

Concert Crush

Who knew that boy band concerts were so dangerous? First an Oregon mother allegedly lost her hearing during a particularly loud Justin Bieber concert. Now a disgruntled fan of the Jonas Brothers is suing the trio, claiming that she was nearly crushed by a crowd of frenetic fans at a free concert almost three years ago. Ashleigh Johnson says the band should have known that a large number of people would attend the event at The Grove mall in Los Angeles, and that it failed to take proper security precautions.

Skull Skirmish

After taking on Nazis and aliens, Indiana Jones is now going up against one of his own: an archaeologist. Dr. Jamie Awe, the director of the Institute of Archaeology in Belize, claims that 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the fourth installment of the famed adventure series, centers on a purloined Mayan artifact.

Nettlesome Neighbors

Basketball player Andrew Bynum attracts his fair share of controversy, and it appears the drama may be spilling off the court. The former Laker is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with his former neighbors, Raymond and Cindy Beckett, who he claims took issue with “his profession, his race, his friends, his cars and his taste in music.” According to Bynum’s suit, the Becketts expressed their disapproval by throwing coins at his Ferrari and banging on his house with “a long stick.”

Reward Reluctance

Ryan Leslie must shell out a hefty finder’s fee to a German man who reportedly recovered the rapper’s missing laptop. In 2010, a backpack containing the computer, an external hard drive, cash and jewelry was taken from a car shuttling the Grammy-nominated artist through Cologne, Germany. Leslie offered a $20,000 reward for anyone who returned the backpack, and later upped the amount to $1 million for any of the files or intellectual property—including several unreleased songs—stored on the laptop or hard drive.

Pink Predicament

Singer Pink would probably like to blow one last kiss to two former producers who are suing her for royalty payments. According to Specialists Entertainment, the singer owes it more than $36,000 for co-producing two of the songs on her 2000 debut album, which was released by two labels now under the control of Sony Music Entertainment.

Alanna Byrne

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