Snoop Dogg sues car dealer
PHILADELPHIA - Snoop Dogg is seeking $2 million from a car dealership that he accuses of having misappropriated his image and speech pattern in its advertisements.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, the 33-year-old rapper, born Calvin Broadus, alleges that the Gary Barbera Enterprises ads constitute trademark infringement because they use verbiage that is ''confusingly similar to the Snoop Dogg trademark.''
The ads show Snoop next to the words ''Is Bar-BIZZLE The SH-izzle?''
Like a 'Virgin'? Sequel could be in the works
NEW YORK - The success of ''The 40-Year-Old Virgin'' might lead some to wonder if a sequel is in the works.
''I don't know if you can be a born-again virgin,'' says director Judd Apatow. But Apatow told The Associated Press in a recent interview that he's working on a new comedy for Seth Rogen, one of the stars of the movie.
98 Degrees to reunite to support member
CINCINNATI - Pop group 98 Degrees will reunite Saturday to support Justin Jeffre's run for mayor of Cincinnati.
There may be some singing - but don't call it a concert, Jeffre says.
''We may sing an a cappella song - possibly two, probably not much more than that,'' he said. ''We don't want to give people the wrong impression.''
Fla. man suing to stop 'Real World' filming
KEY WEST, Fla. - MTV's long-running ''The Real World'' is no hit with tour magnate Edwin O. Swift III.
Swift, owner of Historic Tours of America, is suing to stop the show from filming its 17th season at the house and property next to his in the exclusive Key Haven neighborhood.
A court hearing is likely later this month, his lawyer, Derek Howard, said on Thursday.
- From wire reports