Salim and Mara Brock Akil

Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network canceled it's romance drama Love Is_ after just one season following allegations of domestic violence against executive producer and showrunner Salim Akil, husband of the show's executive producer Mara Brock Akil.

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Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar faces allegations of copyright infringement by an African artist who alleges he misappropriated her copyrighted artwork for his music video, "All the Stars".

On Saturday, a lawyer for Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist, sent a letter to Lamar and label head, Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, detailing the copyright violation of a painting in her series "Constellations."

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Sofia Richie stars in Michael Kors holiday bag campaign

Sofia Richie is the latest A-list celebrity to be sued for posting photos of herself on social media. Richie, 19, is being sued by BACKGRID USA, a celebrity photo agency based in California.

The agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the teenager for allegedly using seven of their pictures on her Instagram.com page.

According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, the agency is accusing Sofia, who is currently dating reality star Scott Disick, for unauthorized use of their pictures without paying or crediting them.

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Rapper Ludacris is the latest celebrity to be sued for copyright infringement after posting an image on Instagram.com without permission, according to WENN.com.

The rap mogul, whose real name is Christopher Bridges, is at the center of a new legal spat after posting a cartoon image of sweaty breasts on Instagram without the rights owner's permission.

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Swizz Beatz

Rap magnate Swizz Beatz lashed out at designer Balenciaga for apparently lifting his Ruff Ryder record label without permission and putting it on a shirt. A male model wore the shirt on the runway during the fashion house's Spring 2018 collection during Men's Fashion Week in Paris on Wednesday.

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Rapper Li'l Jon is being sued for copyright infringement over his 2014 smash hit song "Turn Down for What".

According to Billboard.com, Golden Crown Publishing filed the legal papers in a New York federal court on Thursday, May 4, alleging DJ Snake and Li'l Jon ripped off the song already recorded by rapper Freddie GZ.

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A British paparazzi agency filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against L.A. socialite Khloe Kardashian for posting her own photo on Instagram.com.

The agency, Xposure Photos Ltd., filed the lawsuit against Kardashian for posting an image one of their photographers snapped of her.

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Angie Nwandu

Popular Instagram blog The Shaderoom lost its 4 million Facebook followers in one fell swoop on Monday.

Facebook pulled down the influential social media gossip blog for "intellectual property" violations. In other words, TSR was banned for publishing copyrighted paparazzi photos.

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