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Published February 7, 2014
COURT REPORT: Former Dodgers Owner FRANK MCCOURT “wants a judge to order his ex-wife to pay him” nearly $2M in legal fees that he “spent after she unsuccessfully contested their divorce settlement last year.” His attorneys filed a motion on Jan. 30 "seeking reimbursement for the costs of fighting JAMIE MCCOURT's motion to overturn their 2010 settlement that ended an ownership dispute over the Dodgers” (AP, 2/5)....Photographer RICHARD NOBLE, who “took a once-famous portrait of football and baseball star BO JACKSON staring at the camera wearing equipment from both sports,” on Thursday sued a Massachusetts memorabilia dealer in federal court. Noble’s suit alleges that MARC FELICIO and his Worldwide Memorabilia Inc. “violated several provisions of the copyright code in selling the picture.” Noble earlier this year settled with Nike after suing over the same photograph (BIZJOURNALS.com, 2/6).
NAMES: UFC fighter RONDA ROUSEY has signed with Warner Bros. for "two high-profile projects." Warner Bros. is "in final negotiations" to acquire rights to "THE ATHENA PROJECT" with Rousey "attached to star, and it’s also tapped her for one of the female leads in the upcoming 'ENTOURAGE' movie" (VARIETY.com, 2/6)....Orioles CF ADAM JONES on Wednesday "chatted with the host of MTV's 'GUY CODE' over steaks at Canton Jack's Bistro" in Baltimore (BALTIMORESUN.com, 2/6)....Knicks G J.R. SMITH on Tuesday attended the MICHAEL BASTIAN fashion show in N.Y. (TWITTER.com, 2/6).