Celebrities and their fans are known for odd antics that make many people roll their eyes, especially when it comes to the bizarre things celebrities get sued (or are sued) over. That said, there are some celebrity lawsuits that have to go down in history as the silliest of them all.
Here is our pick for the top 10 ridiculous celebrity lawsuits:
- Lindsay Lohan vs. E-Trade. In Lindsay Lohan’s world, her first name is so unique that whenever someone hears ‘Lindsay,’ they must be thinking of her. Therefore, when E-Trade named one of their commercial babies Lindsay and made her a ‘milkaholic’, it must be a parody of her life. The case was settled out of court, though some gossip columns reported she did make some money.
- Diamond Dallas Page vs. Jay-Z. According to former WWE wrestler Diamon Dallas Page, his hand gesture of a ‘diamond cutter’ is unique enough to sue if it is copied. The two settled out of court for an unknown amount.
- Kim Kardashian vs. Old Navy. Old Navy made the mistake of hiring a model that has a slight resemblance to Kim Kardashian. Since Kardashian didn’t give them permission to do so, she believes that Old Navy owes her money. This case will be heard in April 2013.
- Delusional individual vs. Elvis Presley. Some people take the belief that Elvis Presley is still alive a bit too far. One man sued the Presley Estate claiming they were lying about the iconic performer’s death. The case was thrown out.
- Allen Heckard vs. Michael Jordan. According to Mr. Heckard, his resemblance to Mr. Jordan has caused him extreme emotional distress, and the basketball player and his Nike sponsors owe him quite a bit of money. The lawsuit was dropped.
- 50 Cent vs. Taco Bell. 50 Cent did not understand the joke with open letters written by the fast food chain to ask him to change his name to “79 cent” or “89 cent”. He sued them for diluting the value of his good name, and the case was settled out of court.
- Tara Reid vs. Sky Las Vegas Condominiums. Tara Reid’s infamous wardrobe malfunction a few years back inspired an ad campaign by the condos that Reid claimed cast her in a poor light. The parties settled out of court.
- Courtney Love vs. American Express. When AmEx sued Love over unpaid charges, Love countersued saying the cards were fraudulently issued in her name, and that she hadn’t even been aware of their existence.
- Elizabeth Taylor vs. her gardener. Elizabeth Taylor’s gardener claimed to have been let go for refusing to perform sexually. The case was settled out of court, so it is a mystery how accurate that was.
- Asian Pacific Islanders vs. Miley Cyrus. When Miley made a face in a photo that strongly resembled a derogatory impression of Asians, she was sued for it to the tune of $4 million. The judge was not too impressed with the plaintiff’s argument.