eBay Pulls Live 8 DVDs
eBay is in hot water with Live 8 yet again. Last month, the auction site came under fire from organizers for selling what were supposed to be free tickets to the event. Now, eBay has begun removing illegal DVD copies of the concerts that sellers put up for auction and were hawking for more than $30 each. EMI, meanwhile, actually paid good money for the official DVD rights, and is planning an official release. In other Live 8 news, Philadelphia's Live 8 organizers have some explaining to do. Two top acts -- Justin Timberlake and P. Diddy -- were no-shows at the event. Here's why: They never planned to attend. Though organizers used Justin and P's names to drum up publicity, they never commited. "[Justin's] name was being bandied about, but he never agreed to anything," said JT's spokesperson. "He was in the One ad campaign [to fight African poverty], and that was it." As for P, his mouthpiece said: "Puffy expressed interest in the event, but they never got back to him about it." Check out photos from Live 8.
Domino Movie Goes On
Domino lives, at least on screen. New Line Cinema and director Tony Scott say they plan to stick to the August release date for their film entitled Domino, even though the woman who inspired the film died recently at age 35. Domino Harvey was found dead on Monday in her bathtub; experts speculate she might have had a drug overdose, although autopsy tests are pending. She was a model turned bounty hunter who had her share of problems -- she had been busted in a drug-trafficking sting last month in Mississippi. "Domino never failed to surprise or inspire me over the last 12 years," said director Tony Scott. "She was a free spirit like no other I have ever known." The studio had thought of delaying the film, starring Keira Knightley, until November but decided to stick with the August date.
Biggie Case Could See Mistrial
The judge in the Notorious B.I.G. wrongful death trial said that she would consider a request for a mistrial or sanctions against the city of Los Angeles. Judge Florence-Marie Cooper said that one LAPD detective's excuse that he "forgot" his notes on the case "defies credulity. I do not believe it... It certainly looks to the court, at first blush, that this was a deliberate concealment of information. Some sanction at this stage appears very appropriate." She is expected to rule in the case tomorrow.
Just call Martha Stewart M. Diddy. Seriously, try it, it's fun. Lauryn Hill is sounding off against her Fugees bandmates. This isn't the first time for the personal attacks -- the bandmates have had a rocky relationship since an affair between Lauryn and Wyclef Jean was exposed and the band went their separate ways. Things aren't looking so good for that reunion. Finally, some body-image news that we can appreciate. Starlets such as Mary-Kate Olsen and Paris Hilton are seen as being "too thin" by teenage girls. A study by Teen People found that gals preferred the bootylicious curves of Beyoncé. Amen! Now pass the potatoes and gravy.