Paparazzi suing Web gossip site

first_imgCelebrity blogger Perez Hilton is being stalked by paparazzi – in court, at least. X17 Inc., a Los Angeles photo agency known for its images of stars in personal or embarrassing moments, has filed a $7.6-million federal copyright infringement lawsuit against Hilton. Hilton’s Los Angeles-based site, PerezHilton.com, posts tabloid photos of celebs and adds cheeky captions and rudimentary doodles. The suit claims Hilton used 51 photographs without permission, payment or credit, including images of a pregnant Katie Holmes, Kevin Federline pumping gas and Britney Spears showing her, um, assets. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see“We’ve had trouble with a lot of bloggers,” X17 co-owner Brandy Navarre told the Los Angeles Times. “But he’s the biggest and the most arrogant and pigheaded about it, frankly.” Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, said he believes he has done nothing illegal. “I am willing to step up to the plate and fight for my rights and fight for the rights of all bloggers,” he said. – Associated Press Cash house gives Gibb inspiration If former Bee Gee Barry Gibb was looking for some inspiration for the country album he plans to record in Nashville, Tenn., he couldn’t have put down stakes on a more hallowed piece of ground. Gibb bought and is restoring the lakefront house belonging to the late Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. “It’s going to be nice,” Gibb said Wednesday. “We’d like to use it as our second home. I would like to come here and write songs. I am planning on making a country album. That is really who I am.” – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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