Hollywood Docket: Comcast's legal bill; Ken Starr bail; best fictional lawyer ever

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Hollywood Docket: Comcast's legal bill; Ken Starr bail; best fictional lawyer ever

Wed Jul 28, 2010 @ 10:42AM PST
  • Comcast's tab for closing the NBC Universal deal is now at $88 million and counting. We're betting that lawyers represent a good chunk of that cost.  [ATD]
  • The U.K. Film Council, responsible for $248 million in investment to 900 films over the past decade, has been shuttered. Naturally, filmmakers aren't pleased. [THR]
  • Today in Mel: Oksana Grigorieva may sue Gibson to gain the rights to release music he executive produced and co-wrote. [TMZ]
  • Yoko Ono will again oppose the release of the man responsible for killing John Lennon. [Reuters]
  • Bail for Kenneth Starr, who allegedly bilked celebrity clients like Uma Thurman out of about $60 million, has been set at $10 million. [WSJ]
  • Vincent Gambini from "My Cousin Vinny" is currently leading a poll conducted by the ABA Journal on the greatest fictional lawyer. There are 25 candidates. Where's Lionel Hutz from "The Simpsons"? [ABA Journal]

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