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California man killed by armed bird at cockfight
At least multimillionaire Michael Moore didn't have the chutzpah to sue Harvey and Bob Weinstein in a court in New York City where they're based. Because I bet there's no way a jury in the urban center that suffered through the attack on the World Trade Center twin towers would give Moore a penny. Today, Moore filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud arising out of his audit of his controversial war on terror documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Moore is seeking at least $2.7 million from the Weinstein Brothers in what he claims are "rerouted" and unpaid profits. Why is it I think Harvey has finally met his match in Michael, and vice versa? The Weinsteins have already paid Moore $19.8 million for his backend profit participation in the movie. Further, the bros are bitching that they were blindsided by the lawsuit: the Weinsteins for the past six months offered to go to mediation on what their reps are calling a "standard accounting dispute" -- isn't that what studios and producers always claim? -- but Moore kept rejecting that. Even more bizarrely, as recently as last week, the Weinsteins were chatting with Moore about doing another movie together because insiders tell me that Moore next wants to direct a fictional feature film. (Of course, some partisan circles found the Fahrenheit 9/11 documentary to be claptrap exploitation while others saw it as courageous exposure. But I digress.)
"It's only fair" that they share in the gas tax: Mary Margaret Haugen
Wash. state may charge electric car owners a $100 fee
TIMES: Electric-car owners might face $100 state fee
POLITICO: Locke called Obama's 'secret weapon'
(broke) Democratic Leadership Council will fold
Great. Now Obama Wants to Force His Way on TV During an Emergency
Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, February 7, 2011, 12:07 PM
U.S. to Recognize Southern Sudan as Independent Nation
South Sudanese vote 99% for secession
Sony Demanding Identity Of Anyone Who Saw PS3 Jailbreak Video On YouTube
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