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Makeup Artist Threatens Kylie Jenner With Legal Action For Ripping Off Her Pouty Pics!

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Kylie Jenner might want to lawyer up!

It's a good thing Kylie Jenner has a lot of money!

As we previously reported, the Kylie Cosmetics maven has been called out by Los Angeles based makeup artist Vlada Haggerty for blatantly ripping off her pictures!

Well now it sounds like Vlada and her professional photog Julia Kuzmenko McKim are thinking of taking the 19-year-old to court, according to TMZ.

Related: Kylie Shares The Ultimate Thanksgiving Throwback!

The pair are threatening to sue after the reality TV starlet rolled out her new holiday makeup campaign, featuring an image with an insane resemblance to theirs! See it (below):

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The Kardashian Sisters Score A Victory Against Haven Beauty In Their Ongoing Lawsuit

| Filed under: Legal MattersBeauty BuzzKim KardashianKhloe KardashianKourtney Kardashian

The Kardashians win lawsuit against Haven Beauty.

Legal victories taste so sweet!

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian have just won their lawsuit against Haven Beauty for using their likeness to promote the Boldface cosmetics brand without their permission.

Related: Haven Beauty Sues For $10 Million

According to TMZ, although the women had initially agreed to promote the makeup line with the original owner, they were not given their due royalties and therefore did not want their images used.

A judge has now issued an injunction preventing Haven Beauty from using any photos at all of the sisters.

However, even with this win, the case is far from being settled. We'll keep you updated!

[Image via WENN.]

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Rita Ora Addresses The 'Becky With The Good Hair' Drama & Her Lawsuit With Jay Z's Roc Nation In Cosmo UK!

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Rita Ora has made it very clear she is NOT "Becky with the good hair!"

After Beyoncé supposedly revealed Jay Z's alleged affair when she dropped Lemonade earlier this year, fans went crazy trying to figure out the identity of the rapper's supposed mistress.

In all the divalicious drama, members of the Beyhive were quick to call out the British beauty as a possible suspect.

Photo: Rita Goes Braless In Denim Coveralls!

However, the gorgeous gal made sure to shut that speculation down, especially after posting a pic with Queen Bey herself during the Met Gala!

And, just for good measure, the new host of America's Next Top Model opened up to Cosmopolitan UK about her current relationship with Mr. and Mrs. Carter, now that the crazy conspiracy has died down and her lawsuit with Roc Nation has been settled, saying:

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Ivanka Trump Sued By Aquazurra For Copying Their Shoe Design

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Ivanka Trump sued by Aquazurra for shoe knockoff.

Like father, like daughter!

Donald Trump is no stranger to lawsuits, and now Ivanka Trump can claim the same! How exciting.

Related: Ivanka Accused Of Ripping Off Aquazurra

The businesswoman is being sued by Aquazurra for copying their "Wild Thing" tasseled sandal down to even minor details. However, it should be noted that fashion designs are not protected by copyright law, which makes it easy for knockoffs to go without being challenged in the marketplace.

That's probably why Ivanka & Co. weren't too worried when they totally copied the Aquazurra shoe!

Note the similarities between Ivanka's "Hettie" sandal on the left and the "Wild Thing" shoe on the right (below):

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Beyoncé's Ivy Park Brand Denies Allegations That Factory Workers Are Subjected To Sweat Shop-Like Conditions

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If it's not one thing, it's another!

Beyonce's Ivy Park athleisure brand has been taking tons of heat since its inception… and now it's shooting down allegations that it's factory workers in Sri Lanka work under sweat shop-like conditions.

In a piece published by British tabloid The Sun earlier this month, the outlet accuses the company of relying on "poverty-stricken seamstresses" at the MAS Holdings factory. Additionally, the mag says the workers work up to 60 hours a week and earn 4.30 pounds — or $6.17 — a day.

Related: Beyoncé Recalls The First Moment She Realized She Had Real Power!

According to WWD, the minimum daily wage in Sri Lanka is

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Kim, Kourtney, & Khloé Kardashian Dispute Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Claiming They Didn't Promote Their Beauty Line!

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The Kardashian sisters are finally fighting back.

As we told you back in March, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian were slapped with a lawsuit filed by hedge fund Hillair Capital Management for allegedly not holding up their end of their Kardashian Beauty deal.

On Wednesday, Kris Jenner's gals filed a court doc saying the investment company had no intention of being a part of the cosmetics world, but "planned to make millions of dollars in exploitative loans to a distressed cosmetics company (Boldface) that had licensed the Kardashians' names and images for use on color cosmetic products."

Additionally, the reality star sisters argue that any problems would need to be settled in arbitration, per their original contract with Boldface.

Related: Rob Kardashian Dishes On Blac Chyna's 'Exciting' Pregnancy!

ICYMI: The sisters originally partnered with the company Boldface in 2012 for Khroma Beauty. Unfortunately, Boldface went belly up and that's when Hillair stepped in with $10 million to help save the newly-named Kardashian Beauty.

The new legal doc continues:

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Bridal Designer Claims Alexander McQueen Ripped Off Kate Middleton's Famous Wedding Gown!

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Did Kate Middleton say "yes" to a stolen dress?!

Bridal designer Christine Kendall is taking Alexander McQueen to court claiming that creative director Sarah Burton stole her ideas for the royal wedding gown!

And before you jump to conclusions, the fashion house is already slamming the allegations as "ridiculous!"

As you may remember, Burton was honored for the gown that boasted lace sleeves, sweetheart neckline, and an almost 9-foot train.

Related: Who Wore It Better — Kate Or Drew Barrymore??

According to The Sunday Times, Kendall claims that the Duchess of Cambridge's iconic dress would not have turned out the way it did without her sketches she sent in ahead of the wedding back in 2011.

Miz Kendall's lawyer Humna Nadim said in a statement:

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