Hollywood Docket Top 5: Bergstein creditors strike back; Google fingers Bob Tur; 'Jersey Shore' injunction denied

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Bergstein creditors strike back; Google fingers Bob Tur; 'Jersey Shore' injunction denied

Mon Mar 29, 2010 @ 10:47AM PST
  • Today in David Bergstein news: Creditors of the embattled film exec say in a court filing that the appointment of a trustee to control his businesses is "needed now more than ever." [THR]
  • Many are eagerly awaiting a TV comedy series to be called "iCon" from a guy who once blogged pretending to be Steve Jobs. The show is "a scabrous satire of Silicon Valley and its most famous citizen" but it has hit a snag over a contract dispute about the studio's control of the creator's blog. [Fortune}
  • Lawyers for Google say broadcast journalist Bob Tur is responsible for leaking sensitive documents in the Viacom-YouTube case. Tur, who became famous for getting aerial footage of the Rodney King riots and O.J. Simpson's car chase, has been battling YouTube for years as one of the first litigants to file a copyright infringement case against the company. [CNET] More on Tur here from our 2007 profile of him for Esquire magazine.  

  • A New Jersey police officer and his wife are the latest individuals to try — and fail — to get a judge to block the release of MTV reality show "Jersey Shore" over an unflattering portrayal. [AP]

  • A federal court in Alabama has rejected Gawker Media's motion to dismiss a complaint for libel concerning statements made by its auto blog on motorcycles manufactured by Confederate Motors, Inc. The post portrayed the motorcycles — used by Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, apparently — as unreliable and the subject of mass litigation. [C&C]

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