Mattel is taking a snack agency to courtroom over a Nicki Minaj-themed chip that shares the title with all people’s favorite plastic doll.
Approved docs, obtained by TMZ, current Mattel filed a lawsuit in L.A. federal courtroom last week in direction of snack mannequin Rap Snacks … claiming they “made the deliberate and calculated choice to launch a model new product line using Mattel’s well-known BARBIE trademark.”
Nicki simply is not being sued.
Rap Snacks not too way back launched its new “Barbie-Que Honey Truffle Chips” — with Nicki entrance and center on the packaging. For these unaware, Nicki’s acknowledged for calling herself a “Barbie” in her music, collectively together with her fanbase even being usually often known as “The Barbz.”
Mattel’s claiming they weren’t approached by the snack agency earlier to releasing their latest style … and even tried to reach out to them to return to an settlement.
Nonetheless, they’re saying Rap Snacks “refused to cease use of the BARBIE trademark and issued no corrective selling, thereby forcing Mattel to convey this lawsuit as a last resort to protect its rights and forestall extra shopper confusion.”
The company’s looking for to stop the company from using its title and trademark, along with damages.
JEFFREY DAHMER EYEGLASSES KILLER WORE IN PRISON UP FOR SALE
Jeffrey Dahmer had a foreboding look, partly due to his eyewear … and now the shades he wore in jail are up on the market, and so they’ll go for greater than something at LensCrafters.
Taylor James, who runs Cult Collectibles out of Vancouver, Canada, tells TMZ … he is keen to half with the serial killer’s jail glasses for $150,000.
Dahmer was convicted of 16 murders and sentenced to life in jail again in 1992, however he solely lasted a number of years behind bars earlier than being overwhelmed to demise by the hands of a fellow inmate. Taylor says he acquired his palms on the shades a pair years in the past, together with a bunch of different Dahmer memorabilia, after being contacted by a former housekeeper for Jeffrey’s father, Lionel. Taylor agreed to handle and promote the gathering by means of his web site for a portion of the revenue.
Cult Collectibles sells a ton of things from its Jeffrey Dahmer assortment on-line, together with his cutlery, his bible, unique household photographs and a bunch of paperwork — these things are up on the market. The jail glasses are usually not on the web site, however events are in a position to attain out to Taylor straight.
There’s plenty of renewed curiosity in Dahmer’s notorious killing spree on the heels of a brand new Netflix sequence … and we’re instructed Cult Collectibles lately bought one other pair of Jeffrey’s glasses in a non-public sale to a high-profile purchaser.
LIL WAYNE MY MIAMI MANSION’S FOR SALE!!!
Lil Wayne is celebrating 40 years of life at this time, and apparently desires to shed some severe actual property … as a result of he simply listed the Miami mansion he in-built 2017.
The Hip Hop megastar is searching for a sizeable come-up … asking $29 million for the lavish 7 bed room, 11 toilet palace after initially paying $16.8 million. That being stated, future patrons cannot say they will not get their cash’s price.
Wayne laced the place with high-end luxuries … which embrace a commercial-grade elevator, wine cellar, floating staircases, and an outdoor dock that spirals 110 toes throughout the waterfront.
Essentially the most engaging amenity inside the mansion’s 10,300 sq. footage may arguably be the superior movie show … decked out with suede partitions, making for an excellent area to entertain company. On the surface of the Allison Island gated neighborhood additionally sits a big pool, full with an open-air cabana with its personal kitchen.
Wayne’s dwelling within the California Hidden Hills nowadays after transferring near Kylie Jenner final 12 months. He simply celebrated his fortieth birthday in L.A. with loads of well-known friends … and appeared proper at residence!!!
The Miami property was listed by Cyril Matz of Douglas Elliman.
ALEC BALDWIN CRIMINAL CHARGES COULD BE COMING … D.A. Shows Her Hand
Alec Baldwin could possibly be going through felony prices in connection to the deadly ‘Rust’ taking pictures — as a result of the D.A. is asking New Mexico for assist in financing a number of potential prosecutions.
District Legal professional Mary Carmack-Altwies reportedly filed an emergency request final week, asking the New Mexico Board of Finance for additional funds to help in bringing as much as 4 attainable felony circumstances which will materialize from her workplace’s investigation into the loss of life of Halyna Hutchins.
Carmack-Altwies bought half of what she wished — based on the Santa Fe New Mexican, she was awarded $317,000 in aid … though she had requested for $635k — which is what her workplace estimated it might value to deal with the would-be circumstances.
The D.A. has since stated that she’ll be in search of the rest of the dough via a particular appropriation request — which suggests she may very well want the total quantity to carry any prices associated to the deadly incident on the ‘Rust’ set.
Now, whereas the D.A. is not definitively naming names in any potential prices — her workplace is explicitly saying Baldwin could possibly be on the chopping block. The docs they filed, cited by SFNM, reportedly say … “One of many attainable defendants is well-known film actor Alec Baldwin.”
It is unclear what kind of prices he (or others) may face, however the D.A. instructed native media she was contemplating all murder statutes in addition to gun statutes beneath the NM felony code.
Baldwin has maintained that Halyna’s loss of life was an accident, and never his fault within the slightest … deflecting blame to different crew members, whom he says ought to’ve checked the gun to ensure it wasn’t loaded and was functioning correctly. He claims he did not pull the set off, however moderately … that the gun went off by itself after he pulled again the hammer.
A pair issues to notice in regards to the D.A.’s transfer right here — Carmack-Altwies says she’s anticipating the ultimate report from the Sheriff’s Workplace quickly … but it surely feels like she’s been within the loop alongside the way in which, as a result of she’s already signaling the precise variety of attainable defendants. Her request additionally notes that is pressing, and the circumstances would must be handled instantly — therefore her emergency request for a ton of money.
Carmack-Altwies did notice that if she does, actually, file felony prices … it will undergo the identical course of as some other case, together with preliminary hearings to see if there’s even sufficient proof to proceed.
POPPY MONTGOMERY SUED BY FORMER HOUSEKEEPER … Break Me Off Some $$
Poppy Montgomery and her husband are allegedly stiffing their former housekeeper … and now she’s suing.
The “And not using a Hint” star and her hubby, Shawn Sanford, simply acquired hit with a lawsuit from their employed assist, who says working for the couple was something however a dream job.
In response to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the housekeeper claims she labored for Poppy and Shawn of their Pacific Palisades dwelling from 2014 till Could 2022, and she or he says the couple nonetheless owes her a bunch of cash.
Poppy and Shawn’s housekeeper says they saved her so busy cleansing, cooking and caring for their youngsters, she usually could not take her legally required breaks … claiming the couple owes her greater than $48,250 for missed meal and relaxation intervals.
The housekeeper additionally says Poppy and Shawn owe her greater than $36,000 in unpaid wages plus practically $7k in time beyond regulation.
On high of all this, she’s on the lookout for 1000’s extra in numerous penalties underneath California’s labor legal guidelines.
We reached out to Poppy’s camp … to date no phrase again.
KANYE West and Donda business
Kanye West has began an unaccredited non-public Christian prep college for college kids Okay-8 known as the Donda Academy after his mom.
For sure, the musician/dressmaker/skilled eccentric has completely zero background in training. He famously dropped out of faculty — his first album was titled “The Faculty Dropout” — and by his personal admission he doesn’t even learn. On the “Alo Thoughts Full” podcast he remarked, “I really haven’t learn any e-book. Studying is like consuming Brussels sprouts for me.”
Nice. A lot for fostering a lifelong love of studying — and studying from books — in our nation’s younger minds. In response to its web site, the Donda Academy is focusing as an alternative to “promote ideation, prototyping, and real-world implementation.” The positioning additionally notes the college will educate parkour, a type of athletic self-discipline that entails leaping over obstacles.
Tuition prices $15,000 a yr and, in accordance with Rolling Stone, the principal on the college has “no obvious formal educating expertise.” (Kanye has stated he desires his 4 children to attend, however to date, ex-wife Kim has apparently not agreed.)
BRETT FAVRE IN JUSTICE DEPT. CROSSHAIRS … After Ex-Miss. Welfare Agency Leader’s Guilty Plea
Brett Favre’s alleged involvement in a multi-million dollar welfare scandal may have just gone from bad to worse … ’cause a key figure in a criminal case has just made a deal to cooperate with the feds that could put the NFL legend in the crosshairs of the Justice Department.
Former Mississippi Department of Human Services director John Davis pled guilty on Thursday to conspiring to defraud the State of Mississippi out of more than $70 million in federal funds, which he was accused of misdirecting from the state’s poorest people.
As part of his agreement with prosecutors, officials say Davis agreed to tell everything he knows about the massive scheme … which could be problematic for Favre.
The former Green Bay QB has been under fire after he allegedly worked with Davis and other government officials to obtain $5 million from Mississippi welfare funds to help his alma mater, the Univ. of Southern Miss., build a new volleyball facility. Favre’s daughter played the sport at the Univ. at the time Favre was accused of getting the money for the project.
Favre sent a text in 2017 to the woman who ran the nonprofit, seemingly acknowledging it was wrong to take the money … “If you were to pay me is there any way the media can find out where it came from and how much?” She responded, “No we never have had that information publicized.”
A few hours later, the woman who runs the nonprofit texted Favre back, saying “Wow, just got off the phone with [then Mississippi Governor] Phil Bryant! He is on board with us! We will get this done!” Favre responded, “Awesome. I needed to hear that for sure.”
Despite facing 15 years behind bars, Davis is being seen as an essential component in the ongoing federal investigation into the misdirection of the funds, as well as a corresponding state case. Prosecutors on both sides are eager to obtain information on other possible co-conspirators, including those connected to Davis.
Favre has come under fire recently for giving out nearly $8.1 million in welfare funds to businesses that he was tied to. Part of the money — $1.1 million — allegedly went directly into Favre’s pocket for public speaking engagements that he ultimately blew off. The rest of the millions allegedly went to a pharmaceutical company with connections to Favre and to a construction project at the former college Favre attended, the University of Southern Mississippi.
KIM KARDASHIAN I’M IN THE ‘BU TOO!!! Drops $70 Mil on Oceanfront Estate, North of Ye
Malibu IS sufficiently big for exes Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, or at the least she thinks so, since she simply spent a fortune on a beautiful house there … one with a supermodel previous.
The 7,400-sq-foot property sits on a well-protected bluff overlooking the Pacific, and the Mediterranean type mansion has 4 bedrooms, 5.5 loos and an limitless variety of killer views!!!
Kim spent a cool $70 million for the unfold — which incorporates tons of out of doors areas for entertaining, eating or simply swimming — and whereas that is a loopy quantity of dough, here is why it is a rattling good buy.
The earlier proprietor is Adam Weiss, a Silicon Valley hedge fund supervisor, and he paid $45 mil when he purchased it from Cindy Crawford … simply 4 years in the past! Discuss a return on funding.
After all, Kim nonetheless has the sprawling mansion she and Kanye inbuilt Hidden Hills, and several other different houses round SoCal, however the Malibu buy — first reported by The Dust — will make for an incredible weekend getaway spot.
Plus, it is about 14 miles up the coast from the $57 million Malibu house Ye is at the moment transforming.
DIPLO WINS LAWSUIT AGAINST EX-FLING … Awarded More Than $1.2M!!
Diplo has emerged victorious towards a lady he claimed was harassing him and his household — and will stroll away with over 1,000,000 bucks for it … as soon as the decide indicators off.
The DJ’s case — which dates again to final Spring — went to arbitration after he sued Shelly Auguste for allegedly hounding him with threats of revenge porn … to not point out what he claims was an incessant badgering of his child mama and different relations.
In keeping with new courtroom docs, Diplo is asking the Los Angeles Superior Courtroom to substantiate the financial award that was greenlit for him by the arbitrator … a cool $1.2 million and alter — which covers damages, lawyer charges and different prices.
Diplo’s authorized group is clearly viewing this as a decisive win, calling her an “obsessive and unstable fan” who was out to take advantage of a one-time consensual relationship with their consumer for as a lot cash as doable … including, “Her fifteen minutes of fame at the moment are over.”
You will recall … this all began in 2019, in accordance with Diplo, when he attached with this girl — just for issues to fizzle out the next 12 months. He claimed that she would not let it go, although, and pestered each him and his brood with provocative messages and his nudes too.
Diplo was so overwhelmed by the scenario, that he says he needed to promote his home simply to get away from all this — that’s, till he filed swimsuit and took her to courtroom. He additionally took out a TRO towards Auguste — and she or he did the identical, solely to later have it tossed — and it is lastly over.
Diplo’s lawyer, Bryan Freedman, tells TMZ … “We’re all extraordinarily happy for Wes (Diplo) and his household. What occurred right here is easy. The arbitrator checked out all of the details. She evaluated the proof impartially. And justice prevailed.”
A decide nonetheless has to log out on Diplo’s request to substantiate the $1.2 million award … but it surely’s virtually sure to occur.
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