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Judge Declares Kardashian Divorce Is Ready For Trial

11 May

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Pregnant reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s long-running divorce battle with NBA player Kris Humphries is set to go to trial on May 6.

The socialite, who is pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West’s child, filed to end her 72-day marriage to Humphries in October, 2011, and the former couple has been locked in a bitter legal wrangle ever since.

The sportsman, who is convinced Kardashian used their televised nuptials as a publicity stunt to boost her earnings, is seeking an annulment, but, in an interesting twist, his lawyer Marshall Waller quit this week after reportedly finding no proof of fraud to back up his client’s claims.

And on Friday Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled Humphries had been given sufficient time to prepare his case and set a date for the divorce trial, according to TMZ.com.

Kardashian, who is due in July (and will be seven months pregnant during trial), will be hoping her divorce woes are behind her when she becomes a first-time mom.

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‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Sheriff Settles With Warner Bros. Over Merchandise Money

26 Apr

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The actor who played the inept sheriff in hit TV series The Dukes Of Hazzard has settled a legal battle with Warner Bros. executives over merchandising revenue.

James Best, who played Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the show, sued Warner Bros. bosses back in August 2011, claiming he was owed millions of dollars from the show’s merchandise, including watches, shoes and cars bearing his likeness.

The case went to court in North Carolina this month and according to TheWrap.com, Best has now settled the matter for an undisclosed sum.

In his complaint, Best argued he was owed “an amount reasonably believed to be to be between $5 million and $25 million for the early years (of the show) alone.”

The actor cited his Dukes of Hazzard contract which entitled him to 2.5 per cent of total revenue from products bearing aspects of his likeness.

Photo Credits: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

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