Hollywood Docket: Playboy harassment verdict; PBS storms funeral; Kelsey Grammer's expensive divorce

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Hollywood Docket: Playboy harassment verdict; PBS storms funeral; Kelsey Grammer's expensive divorce

Fri Aug 13, 2010 @ 09:19AM PST

  • PBS is being sued for barging into a funeral uninvited to gather footage for a "Frontline" episode about an alleged gang leader. [CNS]
  • A Los Angeles jury has awarded $200,000 in damages to a former employee of Playboy TV who claimed sexual harassment. [Beverly Hills Courier]
  • File-sharing website LimeWire has requested a jury trial in a lawsuit filed by music publishers. [Business Week]
  • Lindsay Lohan may be released early from court-ordered drug and alcohol rehab. [Reuters]
  • Kelsey Grammer's estranged wife stands to make at least $30 million in divorce proceedings because she owns half of his TV company, Grammnet Prods. [NYP]
  • Viacom general counsel Michael Fricklas earns "Dealmaker of the Week" honors for his role negotiating a rights deal on behalf of Epix with Netflix. [AmLaw]
  • Actor Rip Torn, who is accused of robbing a bank while drunk and armed, has been denied probation. [AP]
  • Jason Bateman has successfully gotten his lawyers to shut down a gay porn site bearing his name. The best quote from Bateman? "It was worse — it wasn't even a gay porn site. It was a gay porn hub." [AVN]

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