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Thursday, January 5, 2012



Celebs lead strange lives, so it makes sense that the litigations they find themselves in wouldn't be run-of-the-mill. Still, some lawsuits stick out as wackier than most, regardless of whether the star is the plaintiff or the defendant. Click through to learn about some of the most outrageous celebrity lawsuits to ever hit the docket.

There's only one Lady Gaga in this world, and don't you forget it. If you do, then Mother Monster will come at you with lawyers, even if you aren't really a person.

Tweens and teen go wild for "Baby" singer Justin Bieber. So why did one unhappy mother sue the singer in 2011?
Beneath this man's claims that Britney Spears farts a lot, picks her nose and hardly showers, there's also an allegation of an actual illegality. What is he suing the pop star for?
James Franco garnered at lot of attention for New York University when he enrolled there as a student. But he's also sparked a lot of controversy, including catalyzing a lawsuit.
Face it: Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to the inside of a courtroom. But in 2010, she actually chose to put herself there. What put Lindsay on the offensive?
Miley "Can't Be Tamed" Cyrus has been trying to act, er, mature lately, but in 2009, a little bit of immaturity got her in a whole heap of trouble
Angelina Jolie poured her blood, sweat and tears into the manuscript for her directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey." But one Croatian journalist took issue with it and is dragging her to court.
Jay-Z rocks lots of bling, but one particular diamond put him in a headlock in 2005. Hova could definitely count this lawsuit as one of his 99 problems.
Everyone wants to look like Kim Kardashian these days. But Kim called foul -- and her lawyers -- when she thought someone was trying a little too hard.
We wouldn't want to mess with 50 Cent. But this lady brought the rapper to task after he released her, um, private property online. And believe us, she wanted way more than 50 cents.
It takes a lot of courage to try to take down the most powerful woman in the world. But this certain group had a major beef with Oprah, so they let a judge decide who was right.
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro has started more than his fair share of scuffles, but in 2010, his fighting forced the "Jersey Shore" producers to put their dukes up
Sacha Baron Cohen's "Bruno" act didn't win him any friends, but it did score him a lawsuit. Who's definitely not going to see Sacha's upcoming movie "The Dictator"?
By now, Tara Reid should be used to being the butt of a joke, but she was none too pleased when someone used one of her faux pas in her favor. Which one of her mistakes did they capitalize on?
Warner Bros. just wanted to make people laugh -- and make a few bucks -- when they gave straight-laced Stu, played by Ed Helms, some facial ink in "The Hangover Part II." But a heavyweight tattoo artist didn't find it too funny
Twitter can be a dangerous place, especially when you're Courtney Love. The rocker has been sued twice for the same thing involving the microblogging site. Seriously, does she ever learn?Gordon Gekko may have thought greed is good, but "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" star Michael Douglas might beg to differ, especially after enduring this silly suit.
Gordon Gekko may have thought greed is good, but "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" star Michael Douglas might beg to differ, especially after enduring this silly suit.
Not everyone wants to be like Michael Jordan. Find out why this basketball great got slapped with an $800 million lawsuit in 2006.
Ron Livingston seems like a pretty mild-mannered guy, right? But in 2009, something got him so fuming mad that he went crazier than Milton in "Office Space" and sued the man responsible. What caused Ron to fly off the handle?
It took 28 years, but rock band Men at Work was finally slapped with a lawsuit for shady dealings back in the early '80s. Hey, better late than never!

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