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Chris Brown Sued for One Million Dollars

edit_chris_brown.jpgOn Christmas Eve, while most people were preparing to relax with family and friends, John Troxtel, a concert set designer, was filing a million-dollar lawsuit against the tour company of R&B star Chris Brown, this according to a report on Vibe Confidential.

Troxtel alleges that Brown's touring company didn't own up to their end of the bargain after a verbal agreement for his work designing the sets for Brown's "Up Close and Personal" Tour. Troxtel, who has designed concert settings for artists ranging from Michael Jackson, to Eminem and Snoop Dogg, says he was paid for some of his design work, but more work "was required and requested."

Troxtel claims that Brown's touring company refused to pony up the cash. He is suing for breach of contract and unjust enrichment.


Eddie and Tracy

murphy_edmonds.jpgA representative for Eddie Murphy and his "love interest", Tracey Edmonds, has responded to reports from Australian news sites which claim the couple's New Year's Day wedding on a private island off Bora Bora was invalid.

It is reported that a general law specialist, Malgras Benoit, said the two were ineligible to be married locally because they had not lived in the region for at least 30 days, as French law requires.

"You need to have residence for at least 30 days and one month in the island of Bora Bora for instance - and this has not been the case," Benoit was quoted as saying. "If you want to get married in Paris you have to live in Paris for at least one month."

However, a rep for the couple said that any legal issues surrounding the wedding will be properly addressed soon with another wedding ceremony to take place in the United States.

"As is typical when couples get married in foreign countries, a legal ceremony will take place when they return to the U.S.," says Edmonds's representative.