Judge blocks posting of Kid Rock sex tape
Judge blocks postingof Kid Rock sex tape
DETROIT -- Kid Rock has won an initial victory in his attempt to stop a California company from releasing an explicit sex video featuring the rap-rocker, former Creed singer Scott Stapp and four women.
U.S. District Court Judge John Feikens signed a temporary order that stops David Joseph and his World Wide Red Light District company from posting a preview clip of the video on its Web sites.
On Tuesday, Kid Rock's lawyers sued Red Light, which made headlines in 2004 by distributing the Paris Hilton sex video, accusing the firm of violating Kid Rock's trademark and privacy rights. The lawsuit seeks a permanent court order halting sale or distribution of the video.
"We don't deny the authenticity of the tape," Kid Rock's lawyer, William Horton, told the Detroit Free Press. "But they're using this without his permission to drive the sales of their other products."
"Even rock stars are entitled to privacy," said co-counsel Michael Novak.
The temporary order covers only a 40-second preview. The order remains in effect until a court hearing Friday, even though the company removed it from the Internet last week after receiving a cease-and-desist order from Stapp's lawyers.
Red Light lawyer Ray Tamaddon said he couldn't comment on the lawsuit because he hadn't seen it. But he said the company is confident that it is within its legal rights.
"These are public figures, and the standards are different," he said.
Lohan says she wantsto be taken seriously
NEW YORK -- Lindsay Lohan doesn't want to be called a Teen Queen.
In an interview in the March issue of Allure magazine, now on newsstands, the 19-year-old says she wants to be considered a serious actress -- and rejects her youthful, party-girl image.
"I hate it when people call me a teen queen," Lohan says.
The actress, star of family-friendly movies such as "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie: Fully Loaded," has recently graduated to more grown-up roles, acting opposite Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Tommy Lee Jones in Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," due in theaters in June.
She's also been working on "Chapter 27," a film about the death of John Lennon, starring Jared Leto.
As for her days as a Skinny Girl, Lohan says: "Sometimes being that thin doesn't look healthy. I kind of didn't realize that."
She dropped pounds from her shapely figure following a hospital visit last year, she says. "I lost weight when I was in the hospital, and then I wanted to keep it off."
"It was an attention thing, too," she adds. "[But] you start to wonder if your friends are your friends because you look a certain way."
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