Celeb Courthouse: The Doors Divided, Jason Wahler Dissed, Ed McMahon's New Nemesis
With the California Supreme Court declining to light their fire (or hear their appeal), the Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger will have to fork over more than $5 million in damages to drummer John Densmore and the heirs of Jim Morrison for touring as "The Doors of the 21st Century" in 2002 without permission.
Hills hothead Jason Wahler is being ridiculed for trying to keep his bad-boy past out of an upcoming civil assault trial. Responding to a Team Wahler petition, the plaintiff's lawyers argue the 21-year-old's history of arrests is perfectly admissible, because it shows a consistent pattern where "he does not respect authority." This reality show kicks off Sept. 2 in an L.A. court.
Hey-o! Ed McMahon is facing a tough foe in the battle over his bankruptcy-inducing broken neck with an L.A. hospital. The firm of LaFollette, Johnson, De Haas, Fesler & Ames (you might remember from its starring role defending Keanu Reeves and Lindsay Lohan) is now repping Cedars-Sinai, and just filed a motion labeling the ex-Tonight Show sidekick's allegations of fraud, battery, elder abuse and emotional distress as bogus. A judge will take up the matter Sept. 18.