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Judd Apatow Continues To Speak Out Against Bill Cosby — 'He's An Evil Person & I Stand With His Victims'

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Judd Apatow honored at Rape Foundation Annual Brunch

Judd Apatow was honored on Sunday at the Rape Foundation Annual Brunch for his advocacy for women, particularly those affected by the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby.

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During his speech in Beverly Hills, the Trainwreck director said:

"Someone has to stand up for these women and someone in his community needs to call him out and say, 'This is awful, you should be in jail.' We all need to support the victims and tell them, 'We care about you and we believe in you.'"

Over 50 women have accused the 78-year-old of sexual assault. The 47-year-old screenwriter, who is close with one of the former sitcom star's alleged victims, is fed up with the lack of punishment for the comedian:

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Sherri Shepherd's Child Support Lawsuit Could Go To The Supreme Court — As The Surrogacy Battle Is The First Of Its Kind!

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This is getting pretty ugly.

We thought that Sherri Shepherd's infamous custody battle case had come to a close when the court decided The View host had to pay her ex husband Lamar Sally $4,100 a month for child support of their son.

Well, not only is the 48-year-old comedienne appealing the ruling, she wants to be taken off of 1-year-old L.J. Sally's birth certificate completely!

Related: Sherri & The Rest Of The New View Cast!

In a Pennsylvania courtroom on Monday, Sherri's attorney defended the star saying she had no legal obligation to the child because he was born via surrogacy with Lamar's sperm — so there's no blood relation to her.

We knew that the 30 Rock actress felt tricked into going through with the egg donor process, but we didn't realize she felt this strongly about being out of the child's life.

In an unprecedented move, the surrogate

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Scary! Charlize Theron's Alleged Stalker Arrested After Bringing Flowers To Her Home & Refusing To Leave!

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A normal Sunday afternoon took a turn when an unexpected flower delivery showed up to Charlize Theron's house.

According to law enforcement, a man walked up the the front gate of the 40-year-old actress's home in the Hollywood Hills, rang the buzzer, and refused to leave until seeing the Mad Max star face-to-face.

Related: The Scariest Celebrity Stalker Stories!

Feeling uncomfortable, the new mom of two called the cops and the trespasser was arrested for stalking.

So scary! Can you imagine handling something like this with two young children by your side? Ugh.

We'll keep you updated if any other info is released.

[Image via WENN.]

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Nick Gordon Reportedly Facing Murder Charges For Bobbi Kristina's Death Following Assembly Of Secret Grand Jury

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New updates on the allegations against Nick Gordon.

The 25-year-old boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has been accused of her wrongful death, and now a source close to the investigation revealed that the Georgia district attorney has assembled a secret grand jury seeking murder charges.

If the DA is able to make the criminal charges stick, Gordon will be prosecuted "very soon," according to the insider.

Photos: Bobbi Kristina Through The Years

As we reported, the lawsuit filed by Brown's conservator Bedelia Hargrove seeks at least $10 million, claiming that Gordon was responsible for Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only daughter's coma and subsequent death. Gordon is accused of beating Brown, giving her a "toxic cocktail," and withdrawing thousands of dollars from her accounts.

Although Gordon maintains his innocence, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed

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Missy Elliott Is Being Sued For Bailing On An Appearance To Promote TWO Concerts! Get The Deets!

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The suit says Missy's no-show cost the concert booker a LOT of money!

Missy Elliott is caught in some legal troubles because she didn't Work It well enough to get people excited about a couple of her concerts!

That is, she didn't show up at all to the event that was supposed to promote two of her shows!

The papers say that in November 2012, the rapper was slotted to appear on Brazil's Rede Globo television network, so she could plug two upcoming performances in Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre.

Related: American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy!

But, the 44-year-old bailed on her TV spot.

And according to the docs, ticket sales ultimately did not do well, and it's completely because Missy never showed up to promote the gigs!

Jean Faustin, who was the one who booked her for the shows in the first place, said he had to cancel the concerts because the box office flopped.

So now, he's suing to get back the $75,000 deposit he paid her, and is also supposedly asking for interest! Woah!

The Lose Control artist hasn't commented on the controversy, so it'll be interesting to see if she can put her game down, flip it, and reverse it well enough to get out of this one!

[Image via Joseph Marzullo/WENN.]

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American Apparel Officially Files For Bankruptcy

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American Apparel is majorly in debt!

It was only a matter of time.

On Monday, American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection in what can be seen as an attempt to buy itself more time.

And unsurprisingly, the controversial company cited the causes behind their Chapter 11 petition as: a debt of $311 million, a major decline in sales, employee dissatisfaction, and lawsuits surrounding former CEO Dov Charney.

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If approved, American Apparel could lose almost $200 million in debt, along with being able to keep their 130 stores in the US open and keeping their manufacturing in Los Angeles.

They're really going to need this approval!

Oh, and Dov would lose his stake in the company, as will all the shareholders. Additionally, any lawsuits would be put on hold if bankruptcy court decided to approve the brand's petition.

Well, those are a couple more pros. Though we do have to wonder if it's worth putting off the inevitable??

Guess the Kardashians and Jenners would really miss their American Apparel bodysuits

[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]

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Lil Wayne's Feud With Birdman Gains Legs — Now Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Tyga Are Involved! What Happened??

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Lil Wayne and Birdman continue to go at it!

Will these two ever make up??

Lil Wayne and Birdman continue to disagree, and this time, they're looking for the courts to decide who's right!

Everyone is probably already aware that the Young Money rapper is suing his former mentor for withholding money from him…

Except now he's dragging Drake, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj into it, too!

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According to newly filed legal documents, Lil Wayne claims he has letters from the three rappers stating they're also missing paychecks.

And he wants Birdman to know it's all his fault!

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