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Actor Meshach Taylor dies at age 67

Emmy-nominated actor Meshach Taylor died Saturday in his Los Angeles-area home following a battle with a terminal illness, EW has confirmed. He was 67.

Taylor was best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier, the assistant-turned-partner at the Sugarbaker interior design firm on the CBS series Designing Women. He spent seven seasons on the sitcom and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in 1989. READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' husband pleads guilty to fraud

Federal prosecutors say the husband of a Real Housewives of Atlanta star has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.

Department of Justice officials said in a news release Tuesday that 35-year-old Apollo Nida pleaded guilty to his involvement in the $2.3 million scheme. Nida is the husband of Phaedra Parks, one of the reality show’s stars. READ FULL STORY

Ariel Winter guardianship dispute ends in a settlement

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter will keep living with her adult sister after an agreement was reached Monday with Winter’s mother in a long-running guardianship dispute.

The agreement was reached just before a trial was set to begin on who would care for the 16-year-old actress.

Winter’s mother, Chrisoula Workman, agreed to drop her objections to the guardianship if her daughter could watch a video montage of family photos before court adjourned. READ FULL STORY

WWE star The Ultimate Warrior dead at 54

Days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior has died at the age of 54.

“WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” the company confirmed in a statement. A cause of death has not been released.

Warrior’s legend within the wrestling community was cemented on Saturday, when the WWE honored him with a place in its Hall of Fame. After an 18-year break from the organization, Warrior returned to the fold at the ceremony in New Orleans, where fans and colleagues celebrated his long career.

He began wrestling with WWE in 1987, and became one of its most popular stars thanks to his seemingly endless energy, which included wildly shaking the ropes to psych himself up. Warrior was named WWE Champion at WrestleMania VI, after defeating Hulk Hogan. READ FULL STORY

Judge allows lawsuit over Kardashian-West proposal

A lawsuit by Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over leaked footage of their marriage proposal can proceed because it does not violate the free speech rights of the co-founder of YouTube, a judge ruled Tuesday.

The ruling came as Superior Court Judge Ruth Ann Kwan rejected a motion by tech entrepreneur Chad Hurley seeking dismissal of the case against him on constitutional grounds.

Hurley was sued days after posting a 2 1/2 minute video of West’s lavish proposal to Kardashian in October on his new video-sharing website MixBit.

Their court filings have stated the video pre-empted the official release of footage by E! Entertainment Television.

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Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

Viacom says it’s settled its $1 billion copyright lawsuit against YouTube.

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

New York-based Viacom Inc. filed the suit in 2007, claiming that YouTube was aware that thousands of videos on its site were stolen from its TV networks such as Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon.

Litigation dragged on for years, but a federal judge ruled last year that the online video site didn’t have to police itself as long as it removed infringing videos when copyright owners gave it notice.

Viacom and Google Inc., which bought YouTube in 2006, say the settlement reflects increasing talks between the two companies related to important opportunities.

Judge Judy files suit against Connecticut lawyer

Television’s Judge Judy filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Connecticut personal-injury lawyer, alleging that he used her image without authorization in advertisements that falsely suggested she had endorsed his firm.

The lawsuit filed in federal court seeks more than $75,000 in damages from Hartford attorney John Haymond and his firm.

Judith Sheindlin, a retired Family Court judge who has starred in Judge Judy for 18 years, said this is the first time she has filed a lawsuit against anyone. She said the unauthorized use of her name and image is “outrageous” and requires action.

“Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better,” Sheindlin said in a written statement.

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Report: Diddy offers $200 million to buy Fuse

Sean “Diddy” Combs has offered $200 million to buy the Fuse network, Bloomberg reports.

Combs — who launched his Revolt TV channel in October — would convert Fuse into his cable-music network, if the bid is successful. Buying the more established channel would give Revolt wider distribution and higher subscription fees, according to Bloomberg.

“As we have stated, we are exploring strategic alternatives for Fuse, and will have no further comment during what is still an ongoing process,” Kimberly Kerns — a spokeswoman for Fuse’s owner, the Madison Square Garden Co. — told Bloomberg.

Stacy Keibler marries tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre

Stacy Keibler married tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in an intimate ceremony in Mexico on Saturday, People reports. The couple exchanged vows on the beach at sunset.

“My happiness is indescribable!” Keibler told People. “Marriage is the ultimate bond of love and friendship. It means putting all your faith and trust into a person that you can’t help but believe is your soul mate. Someone who has all of your best interests at heart; someone handpicked for you, to help you grow and be the best person that you can be. Jared is all of this for me.”

The wedding was a surprise to the family members vacationing with the 34-year-old actress and her boyfriend, 39. “We both felt strongly that our ‘love day’ should be intimately special, and that’s exactly what it was,” the couple said in a statement. “It was a blend of romance, tranquility, natural beauty, bonding and overwhelming love.”

After her split with George Clooney last June, Keibler began dating Pobre, the CEO of Future Ads and a longtime friend, in the fall. It is the first marriage for both.

'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr. engaged to longtime girlfriend

Harry Shum Jr. must be dancing on air! The ‘Glee’ star is engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Shelby Rabara.

The 31-year-old actor popped the question while vacationing with Rabara in Hawaii last October, People reports.

A dancer and actress, Rabara should be familiar to Gleeks — she appeared as Shoshandra in a couple episodes of the Fox show. The couple also worked together in The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

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