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Beyoncé Denies Stealing Filmmaker's Idea For Lemonade!

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Proof is in the pudding lemonade!

As we reported in June, indie filmmaker Matthew Fulks filed a lawsuit against Beyoncé, claiming she totally ripped off his 2014 short film Palinoia to make her popular visual album Lemonade.

Related: Beyoncé Stands Up For Black Lives Matter

In his lawsuit, Fulks says several visual elements from Lemonade were stolen from his film, including images of "graffiti and persons with heads down," "red persons with eyes obscured," "parking garage," "black and white eyes," "the grass scene," and "side-lit ominous figures."

Well Queen B is calling BS!

According to legal docs, the Crazy In Love singer says both projects have completely different narratives.

While Lemonade tells the story of "an African-American woman who progresses through stages of suspicion, denial, anger and, ultimately, reconciliation in her relationship," Palinoia is about a "white man who is distressed in the wake of a failed relationship."

Lemonade is sweet, but it could also be VERY sour!

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American Pie Singer Don McLean Pleads Guilty To Assaulting His Wife

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Don McLean is owning up to his atrocious actions.

On Thursday, the American Pie singer pleaded guilty to domestic violence against his now-estranged wife, Patrisha. The musician was arrested back in January, after he got violent during altercation at their home.

Photos: Celeb Scandals We Never Saw Coming

At the time, the singer's former flame described the scary attack, saying her husband grabbed her head and "squeezed as though my head were in a vice."

So awful.

But, after all that, the artist won't face any jail time. Instead, Don's lawyer explains he'll be slapped with a $3,000 fine as long as he behaves himself for a year.

In March, the Maine resident's wife filed for divorce after 30 years of marriage, citing "adultery, cruel and abusive treatment, and irreconcilable differences."

Do U think justice has been served, Perezcious readers?

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Philando Castile & The Cop Who Shot Him Had Met Before!

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Another wrinkle of the Philando Castile tragedy has been revealed…

As you'll remember from early this month, Castile was shot and killed by St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop when the officer thought the 32-year-old cafeteria supervisor was going for a gun rather than his wallet.

And even as the national outrage generated from that unspeakable tragedy has begun to die to down, we just learned another notable detail about the shooting: Castile and Yanez had crossed paths before.

Related: Taraji P. Henson & More Celebs React To Philando's Death

The city of St. Anthony released Castile's driving record late Thursday night, revealing that on November 23, 2011, Yanez was one of the officers listed as booking Castile into jail after he was pulled over in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, for driving with a broken tail light.

During the stop, Officer Yanez and his colleagues found Castile had been driving on a revoked license, and they arrested him.

It is unclear what role the officer played in that arrest, considering there were multiple officers listed on the report, but he clearly had dealt in some way with Castile less than five years before shooting him during a traffic stop this month.

Just a coincidence? A chilling footnote in an already tragic case? We may never know…

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Rapper Young Buck Arrested For Threatening To BURN DOWN His Ex's House!

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Wow, we're so disgusted by Young Buck's recent behavior.

On Thursday, the rapper was arrested for threatening to light his ex-girlfriend's house on FIRE. According to TMZ, the celeb even went as far to show up at her house so he could scare her further by kicking down her door.

Related: Young Buck Could Go To Prison For Fake Urine!

Luckily for the ex, Buck didn't physically harm her or her property, and he ultimately left without incident.

Following the scary ordeal, police arrested the 35-year-old and held him in custody for few hours. The father was then released on $5K bond.

To make matters worse, Y.B. is already in trouble with the law for using fake urine to pass a drug test in addition to illegal firearm possession. Since the Nashville native is already on federal probation, this latest incident could cost him his freedom.

We'll keep you updated as this case progresses.

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2nd Fappening Hacker Gets Shockingly Short 6-Month Sentence — Sorry, J.Law & Friends!

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He must have had some pics of the judge, too!

If you were anywhere near a computer on August 31, 2014, then chances are you remember The Fappening — a mass leak of celebrity nude photos and other private information.

Nearly 500 photos of A-list celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kirsten Dunst, Kaley Cuoco, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead made their way online that fateful day… and now, nearly two years later, at least one of the hackers is finally paying for the cyber crime!

Related: 1st Fappening Hacker Pleads Guilty, Gets 18 Months In Jail

Unfortunately for the victims, however, his punishment isn't that severe at all… because it was announced on Friday that Andrew Helton will be serving only SIX MONTHS in a federal prison for showing their naughty bits to the world!

After that small vacation behind bars, the tech-savvy criminal will then spend the next two years under supervised release… but that doesn't sound nearly as harsh as it could have or should have been.

While the FBI refused to share exactly which of the dozens of targeted starlets Andrew actually hacked, it was reported that he was responsible for 161 nude pics from 13 different people.

Do U think the Fappening hacker deserves a harsher sentence??

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Remember The Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion? Someone Just Stole & Crashed His $61,000 Boat!

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Hate thy neighbor.

It's with a heavy heart that we must report that the world lost yet another gorgeous creature this week… a boat belonging to Dr. Walter Palmer.

You may remember the infamous Minnesota dentist as the man who paid $55,000 to kill Cecil the Lion only to suffer zero legal consequences due to Zimbabwean hunting laws… but instant karma may have finally caught up to him.

That's because a neighbor near the good doctor's Florida vacation home just stole and crashed his $61,000 boat on Sunday!

Related: Cecil's Pride Is Still Thriving A Year After His Death!

Apparently, 26-year-old Andrew Derwin and a friend noticed that one of Walt's employees had the left the keys out in the open in his Marco Island backyard, and promptly swiped them for a breezy Summer joyride.

Unfortunately for the pair, Andrew crashed the boat later that afternoon — resulting in emergency first aid after the other passenger seriously injured himself on the boat's propeller!

The thief has a criminal history of 13 prior arrests and is currently being held on $10,000 bail, and we cannot wait to see this aquatic vessel-killer brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law!

Too bad he didn't just murder a manatee or something… probably would have gotten off with a warning. Right, Doc?

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Snapchat Shamer Dani Mathers Hires Michael Jackson's Lawyer After LAPD Launches Criminal Investigation Against The Playboy Playmate!

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Dani Mathers is bringing in the big guns.

As we're sure you've heard, the Playboy Playmate posted a photo of a naked woman in a LA Fitness locker room to Snapchat with a mean spirited caption making fun of the woman's body, and now the LAPD is launching a criminal investigation for the "illegal distribution" of the photo!

TMZ reports the 29-year-old has hired Tom Mesereau to represent her — the same celebrity lawyer who is responsible for not only the acquittal of Michael Jackson and the murder acquittal of Robert Blake.

Related: Kendra Wilkinson Goes OFF On Dani!

Sounds like she might be a little worried about the outcome!

According to the reporting outlet, authorities and gym execs are currently getting close to tracking down the victim, as they need her cooperation in order to bring the case to court.

Eep!

We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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