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Lil' Wayne is once again facing legal problems, although at least he's mixing in some copyright infringement with his usual means of running afoul.

Weezy, along with Birdman (also a rapper), have been slapped with a new copyright lawsuit by a Florida resident named Thomas Marasciullo.

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Marasciullo accuses both of using his voice without permission on albums.

His story goes like this: Back in 2006, Marasciullo was asked to record "Italian-styled spoken-word recordings" for Cash Money Records and is claiming those recordings were used on four tracks on Lil' Wayne's album Like Father, Like Son.

They also appear on Birdman's 5 (Star) Stunna record, he claims.

Lil Wayne is used to legal battles, but not of the copyright infringement variety. Mostly of the thug variety. The rap star is set to begin a prison term early next year.

Why didn't he figure this out years ago? He says he only learned his voice was being used after his daughter was trying to download Aretha Franklin's "Respect" for a ringtone, but mistakenly played the Lil Wayne song of the same name.

On a side note, his daughter must have been traumatized.

Marasciullo also claims that his son was fired from a recording engineer job with Cash Money Records after he started asking bosses for compensation.

Compensation for a job? What a novel concept. Marasciullo is suing Birdman and Lil Wayne, who is going to jail soon, Cash Money and Universal Music.

He is seeking unspecified damages from the rappers. He'd better hope Wayne has enough cash money left, having just had three kids in one year.

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Kate Gosselin has few friends these days.

We can't imagine the grating mother of eight had many to start with, but she says it's by choice - she can't trust 'em. Everyone is just out to take her down.

As her 10-year marriage to husband Jon deteriorates badly and publicly, she complains that many people she once considered close have sold her out. Hard.

We're looking at you, Kevin and Jodi Kreider.

"When you look around, and very close trusted people who would never cash you in, for lack of better words, and those people do that and people leave your house and tell completely different stories, you tend not to trust people," she says.

"[I trust] a very, very small group of people," the reverse-mulleted one adds of who she can turn to when she needs support. We're here for you, KG.

GET REAL: Kate Gosselin plays the victim card in a new interview.

In an interview airing tonight on TLC, Gosselin also says their eight kids have become more introverted since she and Jon told them they were divorcing.

As usual, she took shots at Jon, but he's not firing back this time.

Jon, who recently split with Hailey Glassman, takes some responsibility for that, and for "losing his moral compass" of late, he admitted this weekend.

Speaking at a New York City synagogue Sunday night, Jon, who is being mentored by a celebrity rabbi, apologized for any harm he caused his family.

"I want to apologize to Kate in private for having public relationships, because if she had done the same to me, I would have been pissed," he said.

"Looking back on it, it seems like a knife in the back."

Indeed. Follow the jump to see what Kate has to say:

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As the top-ranked college football team in the nation, the University of Florida has been gouging the eyes of its opponents all season long ... figuratively.

Trying to blind your opponent with real eye-gouging, Brandon Spikes? That's just a low blow. And possible suspension material for the Gators linebacker.

During Saturday's 41-17 win over Georgia, Spikes felt the need to really stick it to a Bulldogs player in the midst of a scrum. Hopefully he can still see.

This is worse than the Oregon-Boise State fight earlier this season. At least in that case, the dude who got punched could kinda sorta see it coming. Sorry.

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We announced our Twitter contest winner a little while ago. Now The Hollywood Gossip is pleased to announce the 4th edition of our Comments Contest!

This week's prize? A DVD copy of Robsessed, a new documentary examining the life of Robert Pattinson. Leave the most comments on THG and it's yours.

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As we recently reported, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz was given the pink slip by the CW's Melrose Place, joining the growing ranks of unemployed Americans.

In the wake of her sister's firing, Jessica Simpson says she is no longer a fan, taking to Twitter to defend Ash and bash Melrose Place for letting her go.

In Shape Jessica

Here's what she wrote to the CW:

"Catching up on MP. who writes this crap? i have had some bad scripts to work with, but this? thank God my sister is amazing and got you some press."

Of course, the show feels it will improve with her gone.

According to various reports, Ashlee was canned because producers feel she can't act, and was therefore responsible for the aforementioned bad scripts.

SISTERLY SUPPORT: However delusional she may be, Jessica has Ashlee's back.

"They hired her because they needed a good name to help create buzz," a set insider said. "But it backfired when she was so embarrassingly bad."

"Producers cut her down as much as possible."

Seconds another source, according to Us Weekly: “[Ashlee] is the worst actress, but nobody will tell her.” THG NOTE: We have certainly tried ...

Anyway, what's next for Ashlee? Possibly more acting. The girl is undeterred by the recent eviction from her day job, according to a source:

"She’s reading scripts. Acting is her focus now. If she had an album, she’d have to tour and be away from Bronx. She wants consistency.”

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Last week, The Hollywood Gossip introduced a new contest, by which readers were invited to follow THG on Twitter and enter to win a cool gift for free.

The prize? The extended version of Taylor Swift's new album, Fearless.

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We are happy to announce that WhoaaItsBree is our winner, selected at random. Congratulations! You will be contacted shortly to receive the prize!

Sorry we can only give out one prize, but good news; An all-new THG Contest is happening again this week, beginning today! Details to follow ...

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This was pretty much inevitable. Whether she's tearing her dad a new one in interviews or snogging anything with a pulse, LiLo has never been one to lie low.

According to reports, she mauled Gerard Butler in full view of reporters over the weekend, a development that certainly won't sit well with Jennifer Aniston.

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Well, it wouldn't sit well with her if she were actually involved with Butler (her co-star in The Bounty) which she probably isn't and never was. But anyway.

Lindsay partied at the launch of the Sol Kerzner Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco. There, she opened up to OK!, confiding in the mag about life and love:

“I’m fed up of all the drama. I just want to find someone who loves me back. I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack every time I think about the break-up. I came here to get away from it all. I’m ready to have fun now.”

Jennifer Aniston's "boyfriend" Gerard Butler nailed Lindsay Lohan! Anyone surprised? Well, about the Lohan part. We doubt Gerard and Jen are or were an item.

Not long after that inspiring quote, she was locking lips with Gerard Butler. Looking fantastic in a slinky, black dress, Lindsay made her move on the Scot.

She put her Trilby on his head, turned up his collar and started dirty dancing. They ended up in a corner kissing, followed by more dancing and flirting.

Lindsay told us: “He’s hot, he’s mine! I’ve got no ring on my finger so I’m gonna have lots of fun. This is the most romantic place in the world after all.”

Then they were seen leaving together in a golf cart. Way to go, Gerard on becoming the latest in a long line of men (and women) to see Lindsay Lohan nude!

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Rihanna's latest single, "Wait Your Turn," has just been released.

"Wait Your Turn" follows the debut single from her newest album, "Russian Roulette." So far, a lot of fans are saying, not so good for the insanely popular singer.

Many think following up her smash hit record Good Girl Gone Bad with these two singles doesn't bode well for Rated R, which will be released later this month.

What do you think, though? That's what we want to know.

Can't wait to hear it again? Wish you had waited for her next song? Take a listen to Rihanna's newest single below before it's taken offline and vote below!

What do you think of "Wait Your Turn" by Rihanna?

 

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She showed up an hour late to present at an awards show, heckled a musical legend and had a foul-mouthed near-dust-up with a recording executive.

Not a bad afternoon for Amy Winehouse.

Organizers at the Q Awards last week paid thousands for the best Grosvenor House Hotel suite to make sure the troubled star arrived to present on time.

It still didn't happen. Nearly an hour late, she finally burst through the doors and wobbled uneasily up to the stage to present an award to The Specials.

Winehouse yelled: "Everyone, I know you've been to these things a million times but The Specials are amazing. Put your hands together for The Specials."

Wino then ran backstage and said to the Mirror (UK) "I'm here now, let's party!" Asked to pose for a pic, she winked: "I'm always up for a quick one!"

Truer words have never been spoken.

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BOOB JOB: Amy Winehouse made one of herself last week.

She tore into a recent report that she recently remarried Blake Fielder-Civil, saying flatly "It's not true, babe. We're not married. It's all rumors."

There was no denying her new boob job, though. Good grief.

Amy then took a seat and got stuck into cans of strong Red Stripe lager ... and may have had one too many, because when Robert Plant went on stage to pick up an award, Amy decided to upstage the legendary Led Zeppelin frontman.

Bizarrely, she started chanting "Billy Bragg, Billy Bragg" to everyone's total bemusement. Plant halted his speech as he gazed, confused, into the audience.

Amy refused to pipe down. Later, when a music exec demanded to have a picture taken with her, Winehouse said: "You're a weirdo, why don't you f**k off?"

Just another day in the life of the Wino. We're starting to rethink our recent claim that she will outlive Lindsay Lohan. It's looking like a dead heat now.

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After a tumultuous couple of months, the embattled Jon Gosselin is baring his soul in the only way he knows how: a carefully worded statement to ET.

Acknowledging his recent breakup with Hailey Glassman, Jon confirms he and she are taking "some time right now" to "focus on our individual lives."

Responding to claims he was emotionally abusive, he says she "taken the brunt of my anger and the world's disappointment of Kate and I separating."

He tries to defend her from her critics - the world, in his estimation. Yesterday, she wrote that she is at peace with everything, despite others' judgments.

Here's the full text of Jon's statement:

"I have been stressed, distraught and angry with everything going on in my life. It has been overwhelming, and at times I have taken it out on Hailey.

She has been unfairly treated by the world.

Hailey Glassman has always been there for me with no judgment. She has been the one to tell me how I need to not only talk the talk but also walk the walk.

When we first met she has said to me 'Jon, actions speak louder then words' and she has continuously told me that, which she is right. She has been my best friend and I admire her as a person. I need to be honest not only for myself, but also for my children.

I will forever love Hailey Glassman.

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