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Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake May Have to Shave His Own Name

Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake May Lose Name

Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake Could Lose Name in Court

If a cease-and-desist order filed by World Wrestling Entertainment, (aka WWE aka The WWF) is granted, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, whose real name is Edward Leslie, will be forced to stop using one of the most recognizable and classic monikers in modern wrestling.

The WWE claims that they own the trademarked name and that Leslie, who dropped the name when he started working for the WCW, does not have the right to use it.  Leslie counters saying that he has been using the name since 2000 without any trouble from the WWE.

Leslie recently a jumpstart to his career when he became a coach on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling.

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November 24, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Lawsuit | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michael Jackson Settles Lawsuit Filed by Bahraini Sheikh Out of Court

Michael Jackson Settles Lawsuit

Michael Jackson Settles Lawsuit

London’s Royal Courts of Justice has said that a lawsuit filed by Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa against Michael Jackson has been settled out of court.

The lawsuit claimed that Jackson had abandoned a business deal with 33-year old Sheikh Abdulla that would have included a new album and an autobiography.  Sheikh Abdulla had paid the $2.2 million in legal fees for Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial, let Jackson move into one of his palaces in Bahrain after the acquittal, and had given Jackson a $7 million advancement on the planned record and book.

Jackson’s lawyers argue that the money given was to him as a gift, and that he was not bound by any contract.

The terms of this amicably settled dispute will remain undisclosed, with a representative for Sheikh Abdulla saying “the details of the settlement will remain confidential as this is part of the agreement.” The pair have wished each other well on their individual endeavors.

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Lawsuit, Musician | , , , , | 2 Comments