Hollywood Docket Top 5: Weinstein hoodwinked producer?; CBS affiliates enter Comcast-NBCU debate; Polanski finale?

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Weinstein hoodwinked producer?; CBS affiliates enter Comcast-NBCU debate; Polanski finale?

Wed Mar 31, 2010 @ 10:02AM PST
  • Kanbar Entertainment is trying to force the Weinstein Co. into arbitration to resolve a dispute over the release of the animated sequel "Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil." The San Francisco-based producer is upset that the film has been delayed and says it's been excluded from promotional partnerships. [LAT]
  • CBS affiliates are asking the FCC to impose safeguards as conditions of approving Comcast's proposed takeover of NBC Universal to ensure the merged company doesn't act anti-competitively. [TVNewsCheck]
  • A few weeks after suffering a U.K. court loss to Pink Floyd regarding online sales, EMI is now being sued in US court for alleged non -- payment of royalties on two dozen songs from the Doobie Brothers and others. [Guardian]
  • Joe Jackson intends to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor who treated his son Michael, alleging his prescriptions amounted to second-degree murder. [Reuters]
  • Is the Roman Polanski case nearing its end? NY Times thinks so, we're not so sure. [NYT]

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  • Bonus link: Attention Hollywood costume-makers: Don't ever design a costume that gives the appearance that a large gorilla is carrying the wearer of the costume. The design is now the subject of a lawsuit in Ohio District Court. Here's an amusing complaint filed by Stagecraft Costuming against Househaunters LLC.
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