Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Grand Theft Auto’ lawsuit fails in appeals court

Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Grand Theft Auto’ lawsuit fails in appeals court
March 30 (UPI) — Lindsay Lohan’s lawsuit against the makers of video game Grand Theft Auto V was dismissed in the New York Court of Appeals who deemed that the actresses’s likeness was not used in the game. Lohan sued the game’s developer Rockstar Games and its publisher Take-Two in 2014 stating that the best-selling title used her likeness without her permission for the character of Lacey Jonas. The character was featured in various marketing materials leading up to the release of Grand Theft Auto V in September of 2013 and was portrayed as a troubled Hollywood star who is constantly harassed by paparazzi. The lawsuit was pushed forward in March 2016 despite Take-Two’s attempts to get it thrown out as a trial judge sided with Lohan’s legal team and wanted to hear what they had to say. An appeals court then reversed that decision in September 2016 citing state... More

‘This is Us’ star Chrissy Metz splits from boyfriend

‘This is Us’ star Chrissy Metz splits from boyfriend
March 30 (UPI) — This is Us star Chrissy Metz recently split from her boyfriend. The 37-year-old actress, who plays Kate Pearson on the NBC series, confirmed on Friday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show that she called it quits with Josh Stancil. “I’m dating myself currently,” she told host Wendy Williams. Metz met Stancil on the This is Us set, where he worked as a camera grip. She said Stancil “moved onto another show” prior to their breakup. “We’re still friends,” the star said. “I’m always friends with people who I was previously with, which is important to me, you know? Because you care about the person. You don’t just dump them off.” Metz had said in an interview with People published Tuesday that she’s open to dating but not in a rush to find a new relationship. “I want to date; I’d love to meet someone organically. But... More

Sammi Giancola passed on ‘Jersey Shore’ reunion to avoid ‘toxic’ situations

Sammi Giancola passed on ‘Jersey Shore’ reunion to avoid ‘toxic’ situations
March 30 (UPI) — Sammi Giancola says she passed on the Jersey Shore reunion to avoid potentially “toxic” situations. The 31-year-old television personality, aka Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, explained her decision to not return for Jersey Shore Family Vacation in an Instagram post Friday. “I have chosen not to join the show this season because I am at a completely different place in my life right now focusing on my businesses and relationship,” Giancola, who is dating Christian Biscardi, wrote. “I am not the same person as I was when I was 22,” she said. “At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations.” Giancola had a volatile relationship with Ronnie Ortiz-Magro during Jersey Shore’s original run on MTV. Ortiz-Magro, who is expecting his first child with girlfriend Jen Harley, will take part in the reunion. “It was a difficult... More