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Celebrity Buzz: Lindsay Lohan sues; Iggy Azalea talks Nicki Minaj

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LINDSAY LOHAN: Or is it Lacey Jonas?, per the New York Times, “Have you ever played Grand Theft Auto V and thought that the minor character Lacey Jonas – a young startlet whom players rescue from pursuing paparazzi – seemed oddly like Lindsay Lohan? Jonas is a slinky blonde, like Ms. Lohan, and some players have noted that she sounds like Ms. Lohan, has a line of clothing like Ms. Lohan’s and has a penchant for complaining about the difficulties of being a star. The game also shows the Chateau Marmont, the West Hollywood hotel where Ms. Lohan racked up a bill of $46,000.

“At any rate, Ms. Lohan sees a similarity too, and on Wednesday, she filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against the game’s makers, Take-Two Interactive Software and Rockstar Games, Reuters reported. In the suit, she complains that the companies used her likeness without her permission, or compensation, and that the game violated her right to privacy.” http://nyti.ms/1pLGJ53

HARD DAY’S NIGHT: In this case, really hard, per the Los Angeles Times, “Given the sacrosanct aura that's developed around pretty much everything to do with the Beatles over the past half-century, it seems unbelievable that anything related to the Fab Four might have ever gone missing through the decades.

“But in coming up with a 50th anniversary, 4K digital restoration of the band's beloved feature film debut "A Hard Day's Night," technicians at the Criterion Collection and Janus Films had to work around missing chunks from the first and last reels of the original negative. Producer Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' original producer, George Martin, also had to compensate for a missing stereo master of their early single "She Loves You" and use the existing monaural recording as part of a new audio mix of the film's dialogue and soundtrack.” http://lat.ms/1qqNw1V

HERO’S OBIT: Louis Zamperini, per The Hollywood Reporter, “WWII hero and Unbroken inspiration Louis Zamperini has died at age 97, according to a spokesperson for Universal Pictures. . . Angelina Jolie, who directed the 2014 film about his life based on the best-selling book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, immediately expressed her loss. "It is a loss impossible to describe. We are all so grateful for how enriched our lives are for having known him. We will miss him terribly," she said in a statement.” http://bit.ly/1lBPhmR

JIMMY KIMMEL: And a Tammy selfie, per Celebuzz!, “The world is still going nuts over Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis’ recent recreation of their Thelma & Louise selfie. So it was only a matter of time before Jimmy Kimmel decided to hop on the selfie recreation bandwagon. On Wednesday, Sarandon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Tammy. At one point, costumes and wigs were brought out. An iPhone stood in place for a Polaroid camera.” http://celeb.bz/1roCWKB

FULL HOUSE: Getting the band back together, per The Insider, “The cast of Full House has taken their latest reunion on the road. Candace Cameron Bure, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Andrea Barber, and even show creator Jeff Franklin reunited this week for Dave Coulier's wedding in picturesque Montana.” http://yhoo.it/1mX4QKO

IGGY AND NICKI: Of a so-called feud, per Rolling Stone, “Iggy Azalea has chimed in, via Instagram, about Nicki Minaj's recent BET Awards acceptance speech for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, in which she appeared to hint at a feud with the Australian rapper. While Minaj was at the mic, she said, "When you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it," followed by a series of smarmy gestures and the words, "No shade." Some people have interpreted the comment as an allegation that Azalea used a ghostwriter, reportedly T.I., on her debut album The New Classic. Although Azalea did not address those rumors in her response, she did ask her fans to move on.” http://rol.st/Vi3jo6

SUPERMAN: And Henry Cavill, per Entertainment Tonight, “Warner Bros. released the first look at Henry Cavill suited-up as Superman in the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film Thursday morning, featuring a smoldering Cavill in the rain in what appears to be Gotham City. Cavill will of course reprise his Clark Kent role from Man of Steel in the film, and will star opposite Ben Affleck as Batman.” http://bit.ly/1mX6z2J

HOUSE OF CARDS: Nyet, per the Associated Press, “Diplomats say Russia has refused to allow the U.S. television series "House of Cards" to film in the U.N. Security Council chamber. The show's producers approached the United Nations, and the 15 council members were asked whether they would allow the use of the chamber when the council wasn't in session, but Russia said "no," the diplomats said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private.” http://huff.to/1qBBC79

WORLD CUP: Huge TV numbers thanks to the U.S., per Variety, “Tuesday’s USA-Belgium match averaged 16.49 million viewers on ESPN, according to updated in-home viewing estimates by Nielsen — making it the second most-watched men’s World Cup telecast ever in the States, behind only USA-Portugal last month (18.2 million). Viewership peaked with 19.54 million in the extra-time session. Of course, the estimate doesn’t include millions of viewers watching in sports bars or at the office on a Tuesday afternoon.” http://bit.ly/1t1HdW9

DUGGAR STUFF: Just the facts, per People, “The honeymoon's still not over. Jill Dillard, who married Derick Dillard on June 21 in a family-filled wedding and a reception attended by more than 1,000 guests, says she's enjoying everything about being a new wife. "I have the most amazing guy," the second daughter of Jim Bob, 48, and Michelle Duggar, 47, of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids & Counting, tells PEOPLE. "Everything about being married is awesome." ’’ http://bit.ly/1t1yWBq

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/1pZRexl 

--Skip Wood

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