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Amanda Bynes Hides Out At The Police Station While Being Stalked By Paparazzi

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Lookin' good, girl!

Amanda Bynes has slowly but surely been making her way back into the public eye lately, and on Tuesday, she was spotted out shopping with a friend in West Hollywood!

And while the 29-year-old has had some run-ins with the law in the past, she's now using the Police to her advantage.

That's because once the paparazzi found out Amanda was in WeHo, she stopped by the station to hide out until it was safe to reemerge.

[ Photo: Amanda Bynes Returns To Social Media! ]

Plus, we're hearing the Popo actually gave the actress some tips on how to be evasive!

How nice of them?!

Ch-ch-check out Amanda using the Police in her favor (below)!!!

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Jessica & Joe Simpson Being Sued For $12 Million By Man Claiming They Owe Him A 'Finder's Fee' — But There's More!

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Jessica Simpson and father being sued.

Ruh-roh!

Jessica Simpson and her father Joe Simpson are being sued by a man named Jeffrey Bowler for allegedly reneging on a promised finder's fee if Bowler helped them find a buyer for Jessica's lucrative fashion business!

[ Related: Jessica Looks Fabulous In A White Maillot ]

And yet, it seems the supposed deal was made about a decade ago over the phone with Joe Simpson, and never actually written down in a contract or anything!

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Taylor Swift Might Be Losing Her Luck — Ordered To Appear In Court Over 'Lucky 13' Infringement Case!

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Taylor Swift is heading to court!

Maybe 13 isn't her lucky number?

Just last May Taylor Swift was slapped with a lawsuit from clothing line Lucky 13 for infringement, claiming she intentionally ripped off his brand name for her own merch!

But doesn't everyone know 13 is her thing??

[ Related: Taylor Bares Thigh In Vanity Fair Pics ]

Anyway, it seemed pretty certain at the time that the suit wouldn't go any further, especially with her legal team…

Well, despite her lawyer's best efforts to convince the judge, she's now being ordered to testify under oath in court!

And if that wasn't bad enough, it's also been discovered that her lawyers also weren't able to score a limited group of questions for Tay.

Yikes!

Looks like a lot more is going to be on the table than the pop songstress would like, but hopefully there won't be too much Bad Blood.

Thoughts???

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Jeremy Scott & Moschino Are Being Sued By A Graffiti Artist — And It Has Everything To Do With Katy Perry's Met Gala Gown!

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Jeremy Scott is being sued by a street artist! Find out why!

Uh oh!

Jeremy Scott seems to have found himself in some hot water!

The designer and current creative director of Moschino is being sued, along with the whole label, by street artist Rime aka Joseph Tierney, for allegedly copying his artwork.

[ Related: Katy Vs. Gigi — Who Wore Moschino's Graffiti Gown Better? ]

In fact, Rime filed the suit against Jeremy in reference to the celeb and cult fave label's Fall 2015 collection, but specifically a design seen on the dress Katy Perry wore to this year's Met Gala (above)!

And according to the lawsuit:

"Rime is a well-known artist. Defendants Moschino and Jeremy Scott—two household names in high fashion—inexplicably placed Rime's art on their highest-profile apparel without his knowledge or consent. Defendants paid Ms. Perry to advertise and display the clothing at the Gala. Not only did Ms. Perry and defendant Scott advertise, wear, and display the clothing at the event, they arrived at the event in a spray painted Rolls Royce, and even carried around Moschino branded cans of fake spray paint during the event, as if defendants were responsible for the artwork."

Yikes!

We highly doubt anyone thought they were responsible for creating the artwork on their outfits by hand, but we understand that's only a small portion of the bigger point here.

Do you think Moschino copied his design??

Ch-ch-check out Rimes' "vandal eyes" mural done in 2012 (below) and let us know if you think he'll be winning this suit!

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Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie & Fitch In Religious Discrimination Case!

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Supreme Court rules against Abercrombie in religious case.

Victory!!!

In 2008, then 17-year-old Samantha Elauf (pictured above in February 2015) was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch, which she felt was a result of her wearing a hijab, and thus identifying herself as Muslim, during the interview process.

[ Related: Abercrombie Finally Changes Its Looks-Based Policy ]

On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a near unanimous 8-1 decision, ruled that companies cannot discriminate against employees, or deny employment to job applicants, for religious reasons.

The justices ruling against Abercrombie argued that even if the retailer did not know for a fact that Elauf was Muslim, their suspicions had nevertheless influenced their decision not to hire her.

Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:

"The rule for disparate-treatment claims based on a failure to accommodate a religious practice is straightforward. An employer may not make an applicant's religious practice, confirmed or otherwise, a factor in employment decisions."

This decision will obviously have major implications in the future for other companies who raise suspicions of discriminating for religious reasons.

It should be noted, however, that Abercrombie has changed its "looks policy" recently after backlash that the company only hired employees that fit a very narrow, mainstream ideal.

Better late than never, we guess!

[Image via Abercrombie & Fitch Instagram & AP Images (inset)]

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France Officially Issues Ban On Models Deemed Too Thin

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France issues ban on overly thin models.

The too-thin model ban is officially in effect in France.

We previously reported that French lawmakers were mulling over banning fashion models that didn't fit a healthy BMI criteria, and now a bill has been voted on and passed by the lower house of parliament!

According to the bill, any model deemed too thin according to the new parameters set forth by the law will not be allowed to work:

"…[M]odels would have to present a medical certificate showing a BMI of at least 18, about 55 kg (121 lb) for a height of 1.75 meters (5.7 feet), before being hired for a job and for a few weeks afterwards."

Moreover, modeling agencies and agents who refuse to follow these new standards will face up to six months in prison or hefty fines reaching up to 75,000 euros ($82,300).

And a second measure states that any website that promotes "excessive thinness by encouraging eating restrictions for a prolonged period of time, resulting in risk of mortality or damage to health" will also face a year in prison or a fine of up to 100,000 euros (approx $110,000).

Wow! France is not messing around with this!

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Versace Accused Of Stealing Its Latest Design From Artist Kesh's Collaboration With American Apparel!

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Versace accused of ripping off independent artist's work.

Someone's got some 'splaining to do!

Versace is facing criticism today for selling a graphic print tee that looks almost identical to one designed by artist Kesh for a collaboration with American Apparel that took place back in 2013!

The collabo wasn't obscure either — celebs like Cara Delevingne (in a Kesh x American Apparel bikini above) and Wiz Khalifa were seen sporting pieces from the collection!

On Monday Kesh posted a photo on her Instagram comparing the two shirts:

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