Hollywood Docket: 'Dora' lawyer threatens to humiliate Nickelodeon; 'Hobbit' deal coming?

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Hollywood Docket: 'Dora' lawyer threatens to humiliate Nickelodeon; 'Hobbit' deal coming?

Thu Oct 14, 2010 @ 08:48AM PST
  • Ah, lawyering at its nastiest: The attorney for the teen who voiced "Dora the Explorer" and sued Nickelodeon last week gave the network a deadline of 1 pm yesterday to settle. Or else? The lawyer says he will be "ramping up" the prosecution, green-lighting interviews for the teen with media outlets, and humiliating Nickelodeon. [NYP]
  • The Indiana Occupation Safety and Health Administration tells TMZ it has cleared producers of "Transformers 3" for an on-set car crash that left one extra partially paralyzed. The civil lawsuit is still unresolved. [TMZ]
  • Reps for Peter Jackson say that a decision on where to shoot "The Hobbit," in wake of some labor trouble, will be coming in about a week or two. [THR]
  • Dennis Hopper's widow has filed a $45 million claim against the estate. [TMZ]
  • New York sportscasting legend Sal Marchiano is suing WPIX for age discrimination after being fired at 69 years of age. [NYT]
  • Reality television may be criticized for a lack of creativity, but Greenberg Glusker's Aaron Gafni says that reality programming "requires an uncommon level of creativity, at least as far as lawyers are concerned." We agree. [Law Law Land]

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