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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars-So-White1[1]According to reports, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit this week against Distinctive Assets, which independently provides gift bags to major nominees and the event’s host.

The suit, filed Tuesday, alleges that Distinctive Assets sought to create a connection between its activities and the Oscars and profits from the Academy’s trademarks without the Academy’s permission. The plaintiff is suing for all profits from the venture, triple damages, and injunctions against the company from associating itself with the organization’s trademarks.

The gift bag reportedly included a $ 250 vaporizer that can be used for marijuana and as an e-cigarette, a $ 250 sex toy, a $ 1,900 “vampire breast lift,” and a $ 5,530 non-invasive skin treatment. The suit also includes mention of “the unseemliness of giving such high value gifts, including trips costing tens of thousands of dollars, to an elite group of celebrities.”

The bags in total had more than $ 200,000  in merchandise.

“Distinctive Assets has been falsely representing that its extravagant ‘gift bags’ are distributed by the Academy” and that the “Academy has no affiliation with Distinctive Assets, the Academy told Fortune in a statement.” The statement also indicated that the Academy “attempted to address Distinctive Assets’ false and infringing representations without litigation” in 2015 and now “had no choice but to file a lawsuit.”

The suit also says the gift bag company confused consumers with slogans such as “Everyone Wins At The Oscars®! Nominee Gift Bags,” and “Everyone Wins Nominee Gift Bags in Honor of the Oscars®.” The Academy has also told news sources that it had asked last year that the company makes it clear to consumers that the Academy does not award, sponsor, endorse or provide their gift bags, but say the company continued social media posts with the hashtag #OscarGiftBag. The Academy gave the company a second legal warning for Distinctive Assets to respond to their request that it “will not purposefully make an association between its gift bags and AMPAS going forward.”

Distinctive Assets has reportedly not released a statement or comment on the suit.

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50 Cent to return to Bankruptcy Court… After showing off cash

50-Cent-to-return-to-Bankruptcy-Court-660x330[1]A series of photos that 50 Cent uploaded to Instagram has gotten the rapper into some hot water with the judge handling his ongoing bankruptcy case. Judge Ann Nevins has ordered Ann Nevins has ordered the G-Unit boss back into her courtroom to explain some of the pictures and explore whether or not he’s been truthful about his current financial status.
“I’m concerned about allegations of nondisclosure and a lack of transparency in the case,” Judge Nevins told 50’s lawyers at a hearing on Thursday in Hartford, Conn. “There’s a purpose of having a bankruptcy process be transparent, and part of that purpose is to inspire confidence in the process.”

At the heart of the matter are three photos that 50 posted up about two and four months back that were shared in response to Rick Ross calling him broke.

This one.

Ok I found my legs, but I can’t find nothing to watch on TV. Power season 3 on the way. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:17am PDT
This one.

Man this lunch money,I gotta go to work I’m still up, no Sleep at all. NEW MUSIC this week,Off The KANAN tape. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Oct 14, 2015 at 3:17am PDT
And this one.

Gotta keep a cool little $tash and some Effen Vodka Happy Holidays. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO #SMSAUDIO

A photo posted by 50 Cent (@50cent) on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:00pm PST
There’s no word yet on what a bad outcome might look like for 50 in this particular case, but check back here for updates as the situation unfolds.

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SHOCKING: Man Brutally Murdered His 2Yr-Old Daughter & Baby Mother Over … [MORE INSIDE]

Daron Boswell-Johnson, 25, has been arrested for allegedly murdering his baby mother, 26 year old NeShante Davis (pictured left) and their 2 year old daughter, Chloe Davis-Green, (pictured right).

According to police reports, Daron lied-in-wait for the mother and child outside their home in Maryland, USA on Tuesday morning Feb. 2nd and as they came out around 7am, he shot both of them multiple times, killing them. He then fled the scene. He was caught the next day!


According to News4, the alleged killer was angry over $ 600 in monthly child support he had been ordered to pay. He had initially refused to pay it, asking for a DNA. He was confirmed to be Chloe’s father in December 2015 through a DNA test conducted as part of a paternity suit.

The killer and his ex had had many confrontations over the child and child support payments but nobody suspected he would go this far!

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MAVADO at War With Former Manager ‘Julian Jones-Griffith’ – MUST READ

Mavado-and-Julian-jones-Griffith[1]Dancehall sing-jay Mavado has blasted his former manager Julian Jones -Griffith via social media.

Mavado through his official Instagram page is accusing Julian of theft, claiming he owes money to promoters for stage shows.

Mavado who has since deleted the post, claims his lawyer is searching for Julian.

However, Julian has shot back asking Mavado about the 25 thousand US dollars he received from rapper Drake to build a library in Cassava Piece that was never built.

“It’s past due for my promoters to get back their money now how you say you a money man and for over two years you have the people them money that you take for shows that I have no idea about,” Mavado wrote on his Instagram page.



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