Hollywood Docket: ObamaJam; 'Housewives' bankruptcy; Josh Groban

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Hollywood Docket: ObamaJam; 'Housewives' bankruptcy; Josh Groban

Tue Aug 17, 2010 @ 09:53AM PST
  • President Obama arrives in Hollywood! Much traffic ensues. [LAT]
  • The National Association of Broadcasters has launched a new website in an effort to keep the current retransmission consent rules the way they are in the face of growing interest by lawmakers and the FCC. [THR]
  • At a bankruptcy court hearing, a lawyer for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice tried to explain lavish spending including a $60,000 shopping spree that left her $11 million in debt. [NYP]
  • GSTV is suing a former NBC executive, alleging he misappropriated trade secrets pertaining to digital TV at gas stations. The sales exec left NBC for GSTV's competitor, Outcast, and allegedly brought with him proprietary info learned in negotiations at NBC, and used the info to disparage GSTV. [CNS]
  • Paul Ceglia, the man who claims in a lawsuit that he owns 84% of Facebook, has produced another check as evidence supporting his claims. [Wellsville Daily]
  • Sony, which is releasing the alien-invasion action pic "Battle: Los Angeles" in March, is apparently not happy with visual effects house Hydraulx, whose principals, the Strauss brothers, are also working on an L.A.-based alien pic called "Skyline," which Universal plans to release in November. [DH
  • A Josh Groban fan has filed a lawsuit claiming that an unexpected encore by the singer caused her to fall and suffer injuries. Insert your own Josh Groban joke. [ABA Journal]

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