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Jessica Simpson wins workout tape case

25 May 2010 12:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A judge has ruled in Jessica Simpson's favour to keep a workout tape she featured in from being sold. Simpson's lawyers sued Speedfit LLC owner Alex Astilean for breach of contract, claiming that the video, which was shot in 2005, was unfit for sale even after a one-year editing period, reports The AP. While her claim was denied, she and business manager David Levin were awarded upwards of $$400,000 (£277,647) for court fees and defamation. The suit also prevents the use of Simpson's name or image in any materials published by Speedfit. Astilean (more) »

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Paramount Vantage Picks Up Davis Guggenheim Documentary

21 January 2010 2:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Worldwide rights for the new documentary from Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) and Participant Media have been acquired by Paramount Vantage, it was announced today by Adam Goodman, Paramount Film Group President and by Participant Media's CEO Jim Berk. The documentary will have its world premiere tomorrow, January 22, at the Sundance Film Festival. Paramount Vantage will release the movie in the fall of 2010 in the U.S. with international release dates not yet determined. The studio's specialty division Paramount Classics released Guggenheim's acclaimed An Inconvenient Truth in 2006. The influential documentary, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, received two Academy Awards, and was a worldwide box office hit, grossing more than $24 million in the U.S. and nearly $50 million worldwide. The new film, developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories - from »

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