You Think Lawsuits Are Boring and Depressing? These Legal Battles in the Entertainment Industry Are Hilarious and Could be Movie Plots

Aside from social media banter and trendy outfits, there are other entertaining sides to the lives of celebrities. When it comes to pop culture, we can add lawsuits to the list. While there are many entertainment lawsuits that most people haven’t heard of, some of them were big news. In this article, we’ll highlight five of the funniest lawsuits in the history of pop culture. Let’s go!

Chubby Checker vs. Hewlett Packard and Palm Inc.

Everyone knows Chubby Checker as the man who gave us that hit cover of The Twist in 1960. Well, a company wanted to ‘stain’ that name for us- and they got swatted with a lawsuit. We can’t blame Chubby for this one.

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The Chubby Checker app helped users predict the size of male genitalia by inputting their shoe sizes. Chubby Checker sued the company for 500 million dollars- and, of course, the app was disabled. Considering the fact that the app had below 100 downloads, he did them a favor!

Rosa Parks vs. Outkast

Of all the songs on Outkast’s Aquemini album in 1998, you’ll agree with us that Rosa Parks was the biggest hit. Interestingly, the human rights activist Rosa Parks sued the hip-hop duo for the same song.

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According to the activist’s lawyer, the song was disrespectful to her legacy. Well, considering lyrics like ‘Everybody move to the back of the bus/ Do you want to bump and slump with us,’ the activist was probably right. After being dismissed and appealed severally, the case was settled privately.

Aza vs. Carly Rae Jepsen

We don’t think it should even be argued that Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe was a hit- it’s undeniably catchy. Well, a Ukrainian singer named Aza claims that Carly Rae shouldn’t be credited for the hit song.

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Aza claimed that Call Me Maybe was a slightly altered version of her Christmas song, Hunky Santa. You know those lawsuits that you’d hiss at if you were a judge? This is a perfect example of those ‘for-publicity-sake’ lawsuits.

Bill Cosby vs. CosbySweaters.com

Speaking of those laughable lawsuits that didn’t get the media attention they deserved, this is one of them. About a decade ago, Bill Cosby’s lawyers sued blogger Kiley Kmiec over the website aimed at sports fans ‘who love tech, music, and dumb internet videos,’ cosbysweaters.com.

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Is it just us or does that combination just hit in the wrong way? Although nobody owns the trademark for the term, Coby Sweater, Kmiec had to change the site name. Well, this is a reminder for anyone planning to mess with Bill Cosby’s name- or a part of it.

Clint Eastwood vs. Palliser Furniture

While some people don’t see it as a big deal when something is named after them, some big celebs are obviously not cool with it. Clint Eastwood sued Palliser Furniture for trademark infringement when they named one of their leather theater chairs ‘The Eastwood.’

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Palliser Furniture sells other Hollywood-inspired chairs like ‘The Connery’ and ‘The Brando’. The funny part is that Clint wasn’t the first one to sue the company over such an issue. It seems the company was really enjoying the court trips.

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