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March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His film production company has five employees. He once served 14 months as a location manager on a movie called "Jaws 3-D." Among his dubious achievements is overseeing construction of what he claims was the largest tank ever used in underwater photography--2 million gallons. And now Carl Mazzocone--a self-admitted "little guy" in the world of movie making--has taken on the big guys and rocked the film industry.
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December 30, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
A Clampett may have struck it rich yet again. Or at least the actress who played the beautiful tomboy Elly May on the television show "The Beverly Hillbillies," who settled a lawsuit with toy giant Mattel Inc. and CBS Consumer Products over a Barbie doll modeled after her character. Actress Donna Douglas, who held the role of buxom Elly May, claimed that she never gave permission for the El Segundo toy maker to use her photo or name in promoting the doll, according to court filings.
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March 26, 1993 | Dana Parsons
When all was said and done, it was the classic tale of human frailty and its consequences. After reading the whole story, I wept softly into cupped hands. Once, you see, there had been nothing but gamboling and carefree laughter and the sense of imperviousness that power produces. Nothing, it seemed, could stop this person of perks and privileges and popularity from flaunting that power in the face of others. Thus the power begat the bad judgment. And the bad judgment begat the deception.
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August 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a "Star Trek" actress' lawsuit against dating service Matchmaker.com, ruling that a fake Internet profile posted with the star's image was not the company's fault. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said personal profile information published on Matchmaker's service is solely up to the user's discretion and the company is immune from the lawsuit.
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March 25, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a verdict with far-reaching ramifications for Hollywood, where handshakes often cement major movie deals, a Los Angeles jury Wednesday ordered actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million in damages to a small independent production company for reneging on an oral agreement to appear in the film "Boxing Helena."
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March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after ordering actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million for breaching an oral agreement to appear in the movie "Boxing Helena," a Los Angeles jury refused Thursday to add punitive damages to the verdict.
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August 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a "Star Trek" actress' lawsuit against dating service Matchmaker.com, ruling that a fake Internet profile posted with the star's image was not the company's fault. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said personal profile information published on Matchmaker's service is solely up to the user's discretion and the company is immune from the lawsuit.
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February 28, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
From Florence Henderson to Florence and Normandie, sheiks to sultans, we cover your world. Say the name Florence Henderson and two things come to mind: "The Brady Bunch" and Wesson cooking oil. Certainly not porn queens, or gift shops for people into body piercing. Henderson's wholesome public image is under threat from the counterculture, an invasion of privacy suit charges in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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January 14, 2000
A lawsuit filed by actress Kelly LeBrock against her business manager and two attorneys for allegedly botching a business deal to distribute homeopathic medicines was settled out of court, the lawyers confirmed Thursday. In court documents, LeBrock, best known for starring roles in "Weird Science" and "Woman in Red," contended that business manager Howard Grossman and attorneys Scott B.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
A Clampett may have struck it rich yet again. Or at least the actress who played the beautiful tomboy Elly May on the television show "The Beverly Hillbillies," who settled a lawsuit with toy giant Mattel Inc. and CBS Consumer Products over a Barbie doll modeled after her character. Actress Donna Douglas, who held the role of buxom Elly May, claimed that she never gave permission for the El Segundo toy maker to use her photo or name in promoting the doll, according to court filings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2000
A lawsuit filed by actress Kelly LeBrock against her business manager and two attorneys for allegedly botching a business deal to distribute homeopathic medicines was settled out of court, the lawyers confirmed Thursday. In court documents, LeBrock, best known for starring roles in "Weird Science" and "Woman in Red," contended that business manager Howard Grossman and attorneys Scott B.
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February 28, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
From Florence Henderson to Florence and Normandie, sheiks to sultans, we cover your world. Say the name Florence Henderson and two things come to mind: "The Brady Bunch" and Wesson cooking oil. Certainly not porn queens, or gift shops for people into body piercing. Henderson's wholesome public image is under threat from the counterculture, an invasion of privacy suit charges in Los Angeles Superior Court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993 | Dana Parsons
When all was said and done, it was the classic tale of human frailty and its consequences. After reading the whole story, I wept softly into cupped hands. Once, you see, there had been nothing but gamboling and carefree laughter and the sense of imperviousness that power produces. Nothing, it seemed, could stop this person of perks and privileges and popularity from flaunting that power in the face of others. Thus the power begat the bad judgment. And the bad judgment begat the deception.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His film production company has five employees. He once served 14 months as a location manager on a movie called "Jaws 3-D." Among his dubious achievements is overseeing construction of what he claims was the largest tank ever used in underwater photography--2 million gallons. And now Carl Mazzocone--a self-admitted "little guy" in the world of movie making--has taken on the big guys and rocked the film industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after ordering actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million for breaching an oral agreement to appear in the movie "Boxing Helena," a Los Angeles jury refused Thursday to add punitive damages to the verdict.
NEWS
March 25, 1993 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a verdict with far-reaching ramifications for Hollywood, where handshakes often cement major movie deals, a Los Angeles jury Wednesday ordered actress Kim Basinger to pay $8.9 million in damages to a small independent production company for reneging on an oral agreement to appear in the film "Boxing Helena."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1986
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury Friday awarded actress Heidi Von Beltz a $4.5-million judgment against the director of the Burt Reynolds movie "Cannonball Run" because a car crash during filming left her a quadriplegic--but lawyers in the case said she won't get the money. That is because previous settlements add up to more than $6 million, "and we get credit for that," said Jack Daniels, one of the attorneys representing director Hal Needham.
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June 14, 1986
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury Friday awarded actress Heidi Von Beltz a $4.5-million judgment against the director of the Burt Reynolds movie "Cannonball Run" because a car crash during filming left her a quadriplegic--but lawyers in the case said she won't get the money. That is because previous settlements add up to more than $6 million, "and we get credit for that," said Jack Daniels, one of the attorneys representing director Hal Needham.
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