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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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Kim, Kourtney, & Khloé Kardashian SUED Over Their Beauty Line!

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Uh oh.

Kim Kardashian West, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloé Kardashian are facing a lawsuit over allegedly not holding up their end of the deal with investor Hillair Capital Management.

According to court documents, the investment company claims that it "suffered significant damages" due to the Kardashians, and are seeking the $10 million they've already invested plus the value of their equity interest that was estimated "between $64 million and $180 million."

Yikes.

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If you've been following the Kardashians' business endeavors, the sisters originally partnered with the company Boldface in 2012 for Khroma Beauty. Unfortunately, Boldface went belly up and a judge blocked the beauty line from being called Khroma due to another beauty line having that same name.

That's when Hillair stepped in with $10 million to help save the newly-named Kardashian Beauty.

Long story short, Hillair is now claiming that Kris Jenner's daughters have not contributed to making the business a success, as they have not marketed the products to their millions of followers on social media.

The court docs say:

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Reese Witherspoon Slammed With $5 Million Lawsuit For Allegedly Plagiarizing Her Draper James Logo!

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Reese is facing a hefty lawsuit!

Uh oh. Reese Witherspoon has just been hit with a $5 million lawsuit!

Jordann Weingartner, a Florida-based jewelry designer, is accusing the Cruel Intentions starlet of ripping off one of her designs for the actress' lifestyle site, Draper James.

In case you didn't know, Reese launched the site back in May as a place to sell her own line of Southern-inspired clothing and accessories.

Related: How Does Draper James Compare To Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop?

Well, according to Page Six, Jordann believes the A-lister infringed on her copyright and trademark by stealing the design from her own "Magnolia collection" for use on her DJ products. She said:

"She literally stole my magnolia. I drew the design for my Magnolia Collection back in 2008. The flower isn't a traditional magnolia flower, it is my artistic take on a magnolia. My design actually looks nothing like a magnolia, and Draper James not only took the design, but also decided to call it a magnolia."

Yikes!!

Though the magnolia-inspired piece on Reese's site is described as

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Kendall Jenner Comes After Cutera Skincare Company For $10 Million — Find Out Why!

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Kendall Jenner sues a skincare company for using her image.

Damn, Kendall Jenner's going after this company HARD!

Not only is she suing skincare brand Cutera for $10 million for using her image without permission to advertise their services, but she's also filed a temporary restraining order against them.

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According to People, the lawsuit states:

"Cutera's use of Kendall Jenner's name and likeness is not, and never has been, authorized. Cutera has never sought Ms. Jenner's permission to use her as a 'face' for its products and services, and Ms. Jenner has never given such permission."

In fact, the company went so far as to use her image, her name, AND her personal struggle with acne to promote their Laser Genesis service. Talk about a bold move!

Did they really think Kenny would be okay with that? Well, they thought wrong!

The supermodel is asking the company to give her all profits made from using her image, which should not be "less than $10 million," and she's preventing them from "any use of [her] name, likeness, identity or person."

Ads featuring the reality star began appearing online as far back as three months ago, but have also been increasing in public places since the beginning of February:

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Kris Jenner's #ProudMama Lawsuit Hits Another Road Block From Original Trademarker

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Kris Jenner battles for proud mama trademark rights.

It ain't easy being rich.

Just look at Kris Jenner trying to achieve her dream of trademarking a common phrase and failing.

But she's not giving up either!

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You may recall Kris' battle to trademark #proudmama, hashtag and all. Well, a jeweler named Jenny Present, who already has trademarked the phrase, is the metaphorical albatross around the momager's neck!

Jenny started off by giving Kris a warning when the latter tried to trademark the phrase, but since the 60-year-old still isn't quitting the fight, Jenny has issued a cease and desist letter telling Kris not to use #proudmama on any promotional platforms.

Things might get even uglier now that Miz Jenner has launched her own jewelry line, although so far she's only selling pearls.

Jenny has hinted that she's ready to take the whole thing to court if Kris doesn't back down.

And we have a feeling she won't!

[Image via WENN.]

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This Stinks! Manufacturer Sues Jay Z Over His Fragrance Sales!

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His Gold Jay Z line hasn't been selling well at all.

Parlux Fragrances says their business stinks thanks to Jay Z!

The scent manufacturer is suing the music mogul, claiming the 46-year-old didn't really try to push their product like he promised.

The hitmaker had a licensing agreement with the company, in which he allowed Parlux to use his name and image for the 2013 cologne line Gold Jay Z.

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But the way it's been selling — or rather, not selling — it probably should have been called Bronze Jay Z.

That's because the manufacturer is saying Beyoncé's husband was supposed to have a more active role in promoting the brand.

Apparently, the famous father declined to do promotional appearances at Macy's, in Women's Wear Daily, or on Good Morning America.

And, they claim the artist skipped out on meetings for follow-up fragrances, which is why those new products never hit store shelves.

He also supposedly passed on posting about the cologne on social media.

But we're betting Jay wishes he had taken the three seconds to craft a few 140-character tweets now, because Parlux is asking for a pretty penny!

The company says Gold Jay Z should have raked in $50 million within two years, but instead retailers are returning the fragrances!

They're suing for $18 million in damages.

[Image via Will Alexander/WENN.]

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Jeremy Scott & Moschino Will Go To Court For Copyright Infringement Against Graffiti Artist Rime

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Jeremy Scott copyright lawsuit is going forward.

Bad news for Jeremy Scott.

Reports say a California District Court judge has given street artist Joseph Tierney, AKA Rime, the go-ahead to take his copyright lawsuit against the designer to the next level.

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Tierney has accused Scott of copying his famous "Vandal Eyes" mural in Detroit and putting it on clothing from the Moschino A/W 2015 collection.

The dress accused of bearing Rime's art was worn by Gigi Hadid on the runway and by Katy Perry at the Met Gala in May. A blazer worn by Scott at the Met Ball also appeared to have elements of Rime's work.

In October 2015, Scott filed a declaration to strike Rime's complaint, stating that it was a graphic artist in the company's employ who selected that particular print for the clothing in question, and that Scott himself did not design it.

The motion to strike was denied, and the next court date is scheduled for May 23, 2016.

We'll keep you updated with new info as it becomes available.

[Image via WENN.]

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