Two years ago, Andre Maurice and Leana Lopez of Feyoncé Inc., located out of Texas, began selling items in the same typeface and colors Beyoncé favors for her own merch. All the items said “feyoncé,” which looked similar to “Beyoncé” and was pronounced “fiancé,” which played off Beyoncé’s song, Single Ladies (sometimes paired with cute lines about putting a ring on it and whatnot). Beyoncé sued, demanding that they stop selling the items and requesting 100% of the profits already made. Feyoncé Inc. fired back, saying they never marketed themselves as a Beyoncé-adjacent brand, that Beyoncé is a bully, and that they’re just a t-shirt company that targets engaged couples.
It looks like this week is shaping up to be just as good as last week for Donald Trump. Last week, for the first time in a very long time, he wasn’t the loudest, most obnoxious windbag in the room. This week, we’re learning that a judge has dismissed one of Stormy Daniels’ (or “Horseface” as he calls her) lawsuits that she filed against her one-time hookup.
In 2007, two years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Brad Pitt launched the Make It Right foundation, the purpose of which was to rebuild houses for New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. The plan was to rebuild 150 safe, energy-efficient homes. What the Lower 9th Ward ended up with were houses that were made wrong; aka that were reportedly rotting, molding, and had bum plumbing and electrical. A lawsuit was threatened by a New Orleans attorney against Make It Right last month. Brad Pitt beat that lawsuit to the punch with his own lawsuit that Make It Right filed against the architect responsible for designing the houses.
Before Asia Argento was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old named Jimmy Bennett in 2013, she might have been known as Rose McGowan’s fellow #MeToo soldier and friend. But ever since Asia began to fight against the accusations that she’s a sexual predator, Rose has slowly (very slowly) moved away from her. Eventually Rose accused Asia of being a major creep and liar. Asia isn’t happy that Rose has been running her mouth, and is threatening Rose with a lawsuit.
It appears there are two possible ways to react if you’re a famous American politician and have recently found yourself humiliated at the hands of Sacha Baron Cohen on his Showtime series Who Is America?. If you’re Georgia Republican state Rep. Jason Spencer, you might pull up your pants and resign in an attempt to save what little shred of dignity you might have left. If you’re Sarah Palin, you would throw an internet tantrum and claim you were duped. Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama (and creep) Roy Moore looked like a fool on Who Is America? in a segment involving a fake pedophile detector, and now he’s suing.
Ashley Judd was one of the first actresses to speak out and name Harvey Weinstein as an alleged creep when The New York Times and The New Yorker blew the lid off his reputation as a handsy horror. Ashley wasn’t content with just telling her story; she also sued him a few months ago. But because Harvey thinks he’s done nothing wrong, he’s trying his damndest to have Ashley’s lawsuit thrown out.