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Run-DMC Suing Amazon, Walmart, & Other Retailers For Using Their Trademarked Name On Products! Get The Deets!

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This court battle could get a little tricky.

Run-DMC filed a $50 million lawsuit on Thursday, accusing Walmart, Amazon, Jet, and other retailers of selling products that traded on the group's name without permission.

Court documents list founding member Darryl "DMC" McDaniels as the plaintiff in the suit — which alleges that the retailers are "advertising, selling, manufacturing, promoting and distributing multiple products" in the King of Rock performers' trademarked name.

These knockoff products include glasses, hats, T-shirts, patches, wallets, and other merchandise — which McDaniels says "confuse the public as to the source of origin and endorsement of its products."

Related: Burke Ramsey Files $750 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against CBS!

The lawsuit alleged that the vendors have improperly profited from and harmed the "extremely valuable" Run-DMC brand, and have also knowingly "harmed RUN-DMC's ability to utilize, market, promote and sell products with its registered trademark."

The suit didn't state how many products were ripped off, because the "number of infringing materials sold by Amazon, Jet and Wal-mart are too numerous to properly list." Yikes!

Amazon and Wal-Mart, which owns Jet, have not commented on the lawsuit — and neither have McDaniels or former member Joseph "Run" Simmons.

[Image via Jeff Grossman/WENN.]

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Walmart & Amazon Remove Offensive Coffee Mug Mocking People With Down Syndrome — See Their Quick Response!

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We're glad to hear Walmart and Amazon did the right thing here!

Over the past two days, the major retailers announced they'll no longer carry a product which mocked people with down syndrome. It marks a major victory for customers with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones.

Related: Woman Divorces Husband After He Wouldn't Send Their Down Syndrome Son To An Orphanage

The offensive item in question, a white coffee mug with the words – (censored here) – "got r***rd?" in plain black letters, understandably upset a TON of customers and the National Down Syndrome Society. Numerous consumers complained, describing the mug as "appalling" and "unacceptable".

In response to the controversial cup, concerned citizens made a Change.org petition demanding the stores remove it from their shelves and websites immediately.

Following the outrage, Walmart released the following statement on Twitter:

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New Lovebirds Taylor Lautner & Billie Lourd Are All Smiles As They Make Their First Public Appearance Since That Snapchat Smooch!

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Taylor Lautner and Billie Lourd are clearly ready to celebrate their new relationship!

The two lovebirds — who you may remember were outted by Keke Palmer on Snapchat last week — made their first public appearance this week since they were spotted smooching IRL (and not on the small screen)!

Related: Britney Spears Tried To Set Up Taylor With Jamie Lynn!

The 24-year-old Scream Queens costars ran some errands together as they hit up Walmart and Party City… and judging by the alcohol, cheese puffs, and balloons, it looks like an epic shindig is about to go down! Just in time for the weekend!

Look how domestic and natural these two are already! LOLz!

What do U make of this new pairing, Perezcious readers?? SOUND OFF in the comments!

[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]

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New Investigation Finds Products Claiming To Contain Aloe Vera Don't Contain Aloe Vera! GASP!

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Products advertised as containing aloe vera don't have any!

If there's no aloe vera in them, then what the hell is in these things??? Everybody panic!

According to new reports, many products sold at Walmart, Target, and CVS that are advertised as having aloe vera in them actually don't have aloe vera at all. Sacrilege!!!

A Bloomberg News investigation recently looked into these claims and found:

"Samples of store-brand aloe gel purchased at national retailers Wal-Mart, Target and CVS showed no indication of the plant in various lab tests. The products all listed aloe barbadensis leaf juice — another name for aloe vera — as either the No. 1 ingredient or No. 2 after water."

Moreover, some of the products were found to contain malodextrin, a type of sugar that is basically faux aloe:

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Tracy Morgan Forgives The Walmart Truck Driver Who Hit Him! Watch Him Poignantly Talk About The Accident Aftermath On Conan!

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Tracy Morgan is willing to let bygones be bygones!

The 30 Rock star isn't holding any grudges against the Walmart truck driver who slammed into his vehicle in 2014 and left him hospitalized… but the same can't be said about his new white neighbors.

On Thursday's Conan, the comedian explained that his car rides have become a lot more leisurely since the devastating accident, admitting he drives his Lamborghini a mere "30 miles an hour, so everybody in the neighborhood can see."

Related: Tracy Says Masturbating Helped His Hospital Recovery!

We don't blame you, Tracy!

The actor also dished on the love he got from his family while recovering in the hospital — except from his Grandma, who was more concerned with the 47-year-old finally getting his GED! Ha!

Ch-ch-check out the funny, poignant clip (below)!

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Woman Berates Young Family In Walmart For Using Food Stamps — See The Awful NSFW Video!

| Filed under: Icky Icky PooLegal MattersPolitikWalmartViral: News

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Calm down, crazy…

A video of a woman yelling at a young man and his family for using food stamps at a Walmart is currently going viral, and we can't help but feel gross about the entire thing.

Not only is the aggressor completely in the wrong for attacking someone in front of his child — and her own kid, for that matter — but it doesn't seem as though she fully understands how the federal aid program actually works.

Related: Tracy Morgan' Walmart Truck Driver Charges With Manslaughter

For one thing, she's mostly mad that the dad is stealing money out of her wallet even though he clearly states he's worked 50-60 hour weeks, meaning he's more than likely paid taxes in the past.

Plus, who is she to judge who can and can't use food stamps — clearly the government believes he qualifies for the program.

Even if you DO disagree with the idea of making sure people can stay fed during tough times, go vote; don't harass an innocent family!

Regardless of your politics, we think we can all agree it's not very cool to curse at people like that in front of children… on either parents' part really.

Ch-ch-check out a awful day at Walmart (below)!!!

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