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A week after Whole Foods yanked all Skinnygirl Margarita products off its shelves, a class action lawsuit has been filed against the brand most associated with Bethenny Frankel.

As first reported by TMZ, Reneta Bonar claims she and millions of other consumers have been fooled by Beam Global Spirits for making "deceptive statements" on the bottle of Skinnygirl, specifically the label that reads "ALL NATURAL."

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Boner says the preservative sodium benzoate is present in the drink and is suing to force Beam to "engage in a corrective advertising campaign." She'd also like some money for damages, of course.

Responds Beam: "In today's litigious society, nothing is surprising. The litigation filed in relation to the labeling of Skinnygirl Margarita is frivolous. We will defend our case vigorously, and we are fully confident we will prevail."

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John Galliano was found guilty of hate crimes in a Paris court yesterday.

The fashion designer, who claimed a drug problem was the basis for his Anti-Semitic rant in February, received a light sentence on Thursday, as a judge issued a suspended fine of 6,000 euros ($8,500), as well as a symbolic one euro fine to one of the plaintiffs in the case.

Galliano will not serve any jail time.

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Said the attorney for the former House of Dior employee:

"It's a fair decision and a wise decision by the tribunal. Mr Galliano is relieved after several months. He wishes to apologize and he acknowledges that he caused harm. I think he's relieved that all this is now behind him."

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Amanda Knox was convicted in the brutal murder of her roommate in Italy two years ago, but a judge appears likely to free the American very soon.

Problems with the DNA evidence, presented in Knox's appeal, may get her out of prison for the 2007 slaying of Meredith Kercher, then 21 years old.

Forensic experts are questioning the validity of tests of blood on a 12-inch knife Knox allegedly used to kill Kercher in a "sadistic sex game gone awry."

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In an appeals trial, Perugia, Italy, Judge Claudio Pratillo rejected a prosecution request to introduce a new witness and new records on the original tests.

The decision was a blow to prosecutors and a victory for the defense of Knox, 24, and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, 27, who was also convicted.

"There is an ill wind blowing in this case," Prosecutor Manuela Comodi said.

"The judge and his assistant are clearly against us. I can see both Knox and Sollecito being freed, which will be a shame as they are both involved."

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Under fire from the PTC, and most rational human beings, Wendy Dickey is speaking out in defense of her child's promiscuous beauty pageant outfit.

Dickey is the mother of Paisley, a three-year old girl who, in a recent Toddlers & Tiaras promo, donned an outfit similar to the one Julia Roberts wore when portraying a hooker in Pretty Woman.

But Wendy doesn't see the problem because "no harm was done to my child," she tells TMZ, and, come on, the costume was "less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits."

In conclusion, Dickey oddly reasons: "I'm raising my child just as well as any mother does... I take my kid to church every week... at least I'm not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents.

"People need to look at their own family and what they're doing. I don't know why people are focusing so much on pageant moms when there's much more harmful things people are letting their children do!"

Yeah! Like tennis or tee ball!

What do you think of this scandal and the prostitute outfit donned by a toddler?

 

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Toddlers & Tiaras is a show on TLC that focuses on parents who dress their children up in ridiculous outfits, force them to learn a talent and then pressure them to perform in tyke-based beauty pageants around the country.

In other words: there's very little high ground to be found anywhere on this series.

Yet the reality program has still managed to reach a new low, airing a promo this week that focuses on Paisley, A THREE-YEAR OLD CONTESTANT, who is dressed like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, i.e. a prostitute.

Rages the Parents Television Council in response: "We have a serious problem when a network formerly known as The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn't even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut.

"For years we've seen adult sexuality being inappropriately and aggressively foisted on innocent young children, but children today are being sexualized at younger and younger ages. All available data suggests they will suffer for it later in life."

What do you think of this crude get-up?

 

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Who knew Anthony Michael Hall had a wild, aggressive streak?

After screaming obscenities, challenging people to fights in the street, tearing up plants, yelling at people and generally making his condo complex an unpleasant place, the irate actor was arrested by one of his neighbors in Playa del Ray, Ca.

Hall's neighbor made a citizen's arrest, then called in the LAPD.

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According to reports, the actor has often been seen acting aggressive outside of his unit, cursing at people who happen to be walk by, flipping them off and even attempting to squirt people with a hose ... for no apparent reason.

Several neighbors complained to the housing association but no action had been taken against The Breakfast Club and Weird Science star.

One person tells us, "I have considered buying a gun to stay safe from Hall ... he's the scariest person I've ever encountered in my life."

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Despite a ruling by the Los Angeles County Coroner that Russell Armstrong died via suicide by hanging, the family of this late reality star reportedly believes he was murdered.

Taylor Armstrong and Family

TMZ sources report family members are convinced Armstrong's financial woes led him down a path "with the wrong people" and one of them killed him out of retaliation. They will allegedly hire a private investigator to look into the matter.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired its second season premiere last night, which featured the woman talking awkwardly about Russell's death. You can view that scene HERE.

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San Diego police said on Friday that Rebecca Zahau's death was caused by her suicide, but what was only referenced and not revealed until this point was a mysterious message she left in the home of Jonah Shacknai.

Medical Examiner Investigator Dana Gary has since told San Diego's CBS News 8 that the suicide note was painted in black on the bedroom door. The paint was found on Zahau's hands and the rope around her neck.

The message: She Saved Him Can You Save Her.

"I noted black painted writings on the bedroom door that led into the room with the balcony," said Gary, declining to speculate on the words' meaning.

Zahau (a.k.a. Rebecca Nalepa) was found naked, hands and feet bound, hanging by a makeshift noose in the courtyard of Shacknai's mansion in Coronado, Calif.

Her body was discovered July 13, just hours after she accessed her voicemail on which was a message about the grave condition of Shacknai's 6-year-old son Max, who was in the hospital after falling down a staircase days earlier.

The child later died from his injuries.

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Michael Pedicone is no longer the drummer for My Chemical Romance, a decision the band arrived at today after the musician allegedly stole a bunch of items from the group following its show in Washington on Thursday night.

A message on the artists' website said Pedicone was caught "red handed" and that he even confessed to police later that evening.

"The band has no intention of pressing charges or taking this matter any further than we have to. We just want him out of our lives," My Chemical Romance members wrote.

No word yet on just what Pedicone ganked, but he didn't really deny the incident in a recent Tweet:

"What happened is more complicated than it sounds but I did make a mistake. It was never my intention to hurt this band or all of you."

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Nope, we cannot all just get along.

Michael Colyar, a veteran actor best known for his role in Barbershop, was kicked off a United Airlines flight last week and proceeded to go on a rant against the alleged racist basis for such an action.

Now, he plans to sue.

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TMZ reports that Colyar has hire Milton Grime, the lawyer who won $3.8 million for Rodney King after police were caught on tape in 1991 viciously beating that civilian down.

While passengers on Colyar's flight say the actor was loud and obnoxious, he believes flight attendants only gave him the boot because he's African-American and, we assume, he's seeking a large cash settlement as a result.

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