Hollywood Docket: Justice Dept. probes Apple; Lohan unchained?; Dodgers vs. Jon Lovitz

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Hollywood Docket: Justice Dept. probes Apple; Lohan unchained?; Dodgers vs. Jon Lovitz

Wed May 26, 2010 @ 10:46AM PST

  • The Justice Department has opened up an antitrust inquiry over Apple’s sale of digital music. Among the things being looked at is whether Apple pressed music labels to not give Amazon.com exclusive access to music about to be released. [NYT]

  • The feds have been busy: A Disney employee and her boyfriend have been arrested by the FBI for allegedly trying to sell information about the company's quarterly earnings to hedge funds. [THR]
  • The FCC is asking very detailed questions of Comcast and NBC Universal as it reviews the proposed merger. The government wants details about discussions and deliberations concerning what content goes onto what platforms. [LAT]

  • The COO of Limewire says he would love for his service to go legit, but the RIAA says it plans to pursue damages against the P2P company that was recently found to facilitate copyright infringement. [Wired]

  • Lindsay Lohan’s lawyer has asked a judge to reconsider ordering the actress to wear an alcohol detecting ankle bracelet because it would interfere with the filming of Fox's “Machete,” but the studio says the picture is already well into post-production with no reshoots scheduled. [CNN]

  • Jon Lovitz is among those being sued by the Los Angeles Dodgers for failure to pay for season tickets. [AP]

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