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James Franco Sued For Allegedly Stealing 'Ham on Rye' for a Movie 2

James Franco Sued For Allegedly Stealing ‘Ham on Rye’ for a Movie

James Franco was such a fan of Charles Bukowski’s semi-autobiographical novel “Ham on Rye” he optioned the rights to make it a movie. But he waited until after the option expired to write a screenplay using elements of the book, according to a federal copyright lawsuit. London-based screenwriter Cyril Humphris, who owns the rights to Bukowski’s 1982 novel, claims that Franco’s upcoming movie lifts several elements from the book....
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Kim Kardashian, Sisters Accused of Ripping Off Cosmetics Line

Kim Kardashian and her sisters have gotten into another fine business mess over their Khroma Beauty line. Seems the big-footed another cosmetics brand with an oh-so-similar name “Kroma Makeup.” Celebrity makeup artist Lee Tillett, who owns the latter makeup brand, is now counter-suing the Kardashian’s and the company that licenses the sister’s line....