David Duchovny: The XXX Files

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Oh irony, you’re too cruel. And kind of gross: David Duchovny has checked into rehab for sex addiction. In a statement released yesterday by his lawyer, Stanton “Larry” Stein, the actor, who plays a sex-obsessed character on the Showtime series, Californication, said he went in voluntarily, adding: “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we …

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TV Review: Raising the Bar

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RAISING THE BAR Premieres Labor Day, TNT, 10 p.m. Synopsis: Life of a righteous public defender and his friends, who just so happen to be prosecutors and judicial clerks.  And really cute. Pedigree: A+.  Steven Bochco.  The Cravath, Swaine & Moore of television producers.  Emmy Award winning credits include L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue.  Not to mention, …

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Enzyte: Long Answer to a Short Question

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The founder of male sexual enhancement product Enzyte, which reportedly used ads featuring “Smiling Bob,” the world’s happiest and most confident man, has led to a whopping jail sentence for the founder of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals. A judge sentenced the defendant, Steve Warshak, to 25 years in prison after he was convicted in February on 93 counts of conspiracy, fraud …

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Carlos Goodman, Entertainment Attorney

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Title and Employer? Partner in Bloom, Hergott, Diemer, Rosenthal, LaViolette & Feldman, LLP, an entertainment firm in Beverly Hills that specializes in motion pictures and television. So what does a hotshot entertainment lawyer really do? Complain about “the business” while eating lunch at a fancy Hollywood restaurant. When not busy doing that, an entertainment lawyer is primarily involved with making …

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Even Ron Burgundy Wouldn’t Approve

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It’s been a tough summer for celebrity stalkers. Larry Mendte, former anchor of the CBS evening news out of Philadelphia, pled guilty on Friday to illegally hacking into co-anchor and all-around hot mess Alycia Lane’s email accounts over the course of two years. Mendte, a former host of “Access Hollywood,” anchored the evening news with Lane for four years until …

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Shaquille O’Neal: Stalking for Dummies

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Oh, Shaq, didn’t your lawyers teach you never to put certain things in writing? Like threatening emails to the ex-girlfriend you’re stalking? According to reports out of Atlanta, a judge has granted Alexis Miller, a 23-year-old wannabe hip-hop artist who goes by “MaryJane,” a restraining order against Shaquille O’Neal after reviewing the singer’s allegations that he stalked her, threatened her …

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Joe Francis: Wet, Hot Justice

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If you can depend on Joe Francis to stand up for one thing, it’s justice. The founder of the always dependable “Girls Gone Wild” empire, is now demanding that a court rescind the settlement agreement he entered into last year with the families of four underage girls whom he filmed performing sex acts back in 2003. In his suit, Francis …

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Britney Spears: Celebrity Pro Bono?

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Say it ain’t so! Despite our initial skepticism, reports have confirmed the truly unimaginable: Britney Spears has stiffed her lawyers. Court documents have shown that the fallen pop star recently racked up almost half a million dollars’ worth of legal bills in her custody dispute with ex-husband Kevin Federline—in addition to the quarter mil she’s already agreed to pay to …

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Jared Leto: Maybe Just Stick to Guitar Hero Next Time

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Oh, actors and their sort-of-bands—can they ever really do any harm? Turns out, if you’re Virgin Records/EMI and the band in question is headed by doll-face actor Jared Leto, then, yes. Leto’s vanity-project-cum-band, 30 Seconds to Mars, apparently signed a five-record deal with Virgin/EMI back in 1999—but funnily enough, the band has only come out with two records so far, …

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Craig Robinson: Office Party

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Craig Robinson, 36, who plays Darryl the warehouse foreman on The Office, is facing felony drug charges, stemming from an arrest during a June traffic stop.  According to the criminal complaint, the actor was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  The “substance” allegedly was amphetamines, cocaine and marijuana. Though Robinson’s rep had no comment, his employer …

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