Ugh, Tyra Banks. When someone wins “America’s Next Top Model,” you gotta give them the prize!
Yahoo News reports that Angelea Preston, a former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant is suing Tyra Banks for $3 million, saying she was improperly denied a top prize because she used to be an escort.
Preston filed the breach-of-contract suit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, naming Tyra (who is the show’s executive producer) and The CW network at fault. The lawsuit says that Preston (who won Cycle 17 in 2011) was entitled to the prizes for winning, which included a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl cosmetics and a magazine fashion spread. Apparently, Preston never got those things, saying she was wrongfully disqualified because she worked in the sex industry before entering the reality competition.
No updates yet, but I watch ANTM religiously and think poor Angelea deserves all the prize money promised to her. Sheesh. What do YOU think about this situation?
Posted Friday, December 12th, 2014 at 2:14pm
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Oh, Shia LaBeouf, whatever will we do with you? After seemingly suffering a break from reality and then launching his “performance art” exhibition debut earlier this month in Los Angeles, you’d think things would be quieting down in his world… but alas, you’d be wrong. This time, however, the story isn’t really about him – it’s about his Uncle Barry, who apparently borrowed $800,000 from Shia and never repaid it. Well, now he has to, according to a Manhattan judge!
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten rejected Barry Saide’s arguments that his actor nephew should accept Saide’s interest in four companies in lieu of cash. Saide’s investments were used as collateral for the 2009 loan.
“The terms of the note are clear and the amount due and owing … is forth in the note,” Bransten wrote in a decision signed Monday but posted Wednesday.
Saide, who is a maternal uncle, will have to pay interest of as much as 9% in accordance with the terms of the deal. The agreement required Saide to repay the loan in 15 installments of $53,333 but Bransten noted that Saide never repaid a dime.
Well, that seems fair. You know what they say: mo’ money, ‘mo’ problems!
Posted Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Oh man, this case gets more insane by the minute…
The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services just opened a fresh investigation into allegations that someone hurt Bob, one of Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller‘s twins, and Mueller thinks Denise Richards did it!
TMZ was told that Brooke reported the incident over the weekend, just after Charlie appeared on TMZ Live and threatened her. Apparently, there was a cut on Bob’s back that was deep enough to scab over, and Brooke attested to the fact that it happened while Denise had custody of Bob.
If you’ve been following this ridiculousness, you know that Denise was the guardian of the twins while Brooke tried to kick her dependency issues. Denise threw in the towel yesterday over the kids’ violent behavior. Now, Brooke’s brother Scott is the twin’s guardian.
After a visit to Bob’s school, social workers investigated Brooke’s allogation and determined that the cut had been there for more than a week, which means it could have happened while Bob was under either Denise or Brooke’s care. DCFS then interviewed Denise, who said the cut had been there for more than a week.
And, the perpetrator still remains at large. Oh man, I’ll be so happy when this custody battle is over, won’t you?
Posted Friday, November 8th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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Charlie Sheen doesn’t know the meaning of “back off!”
The “WINNER” was called out by the judge presiding over the custody case between Charlie and ex Brooke Mueller over their twins, Bob & Max. According to a source in the courtroom, the judge kinda SCHOOLED Sheen, talking him that if he doesn’t keep his mouth shut, he could go to prison!
The Anger Management actor has been freaking out lately over the fact that his boys are on their way to living with Brooke Mueller again…I would be, too, but Charlie needs to keep it together if he ever wants to see his kids again (meaning, no name calling, threats or this kind of bull!)
The incessant threats by Charlie led to him being summoned to court and getting a temporary restraining order that prohibits him from going even 200 yards near Brooke. He’s also been issued a gag order and can NOT talk about the case anymore, according to PerezHilton!
I’m sure he took it with tremendous graciousness and aplomb! In any case, time for Charlie to do a bit more behaving.
Posted Thursday, November 7th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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