US Weekly

champagne glasses small.jpgAs some of you have noticed, we tend not to remark negatively on the innate physical attributes of our Legal Eagle contestants. There are several reasons for our reticence, but the most basic one is simply this: LEWW believes that prestige is beautiful. LEWW believes that every bride can look gorgeous on her special day if she has the right law degree. LEWW believes that a JD from HLS is like a great bra; it looks flimsy and has a jaw-dropping price tag, but it will support you and make you look better than you deserve.
Having made much of our reluctance to comment disparagingly about our subjects’ appearance, we’ll promptly depart from our own custom and announce that this is Hotness Disparity Week on LEWW. All of our grooms are decent-looking but undeniably average Joes, and we submit to you that all of them have married up.
See if you agree with us. Here are the couples:

1. Uma Amuluru and John Theis

2. Dena Fayad and David Guggenheim

3. Courtney Gregoire and Scott Lindsay

Click on the link below to read about these couples.

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lindsay lohan shopping.pngOkay, we went to law school.* And then we practiced for several years. But we must confess that this lawsuit left us puzzled:

The owner of Kitson, the Robertson Boulevard clothing store favored by young celebs such as Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Denise Richards, says [in a lawsuit] that Us Weekly magazine is intentionally omitting any mention of the store in its issues because of a nasty legal feud.

Kitson founder Fraser Ross claims the magazine reneged on a settlement in which it agreed not to disrupt the business or disparage the reputation of the store.

The lawsuit [against US Weekly] alleges the magazine now refuses to name or show the Kitson brand in credits, captions or celebrity photographs. As an example, the suit cited the magazine’s cropping of a picture in such a way that its blue shopping bags, “generally known to readers, did not display the name Kitson on it.”

WTF??? Can John Bash and Aditya Bamzai sue ATL for issuing paeans to Rachel Kovner, instead of raves about them?
We don’t have time to dig up and read the complaint, so can someone please check it out and enlighten us: What exactly is the cause of action here? And is this lawsuit as stupid as it seems?
Celebrity Boutique Sues Us Weekly, Saying Lack of Coverage Is Hurting Business [Los Angeles Times via WSJ Law Blog]
* Yeah, we know, our alma mater isn’t known as a real “black-letter law” kind of place. But when we were there, we went out of our way to take black-letter classes: Bus Org, Tax, Advanced Tax, Bankruptcy, and yes, you guessed it — ERISA. Woo-hoo!!!