Half of En Vogue gets to call itself En Vogue.
Two members of the 90s superstar group from Oakland can still represent themselves under the group's name, according to a judge. Citing legal documents, TMZ reported Monday a Los Angeles judge granted founding members Cindy Herron and Terry Ellis the exclusive right to use the name "En Vogue" while performing and touring, after a long, drawn-out legal battle with former bandmates Maxine Jones and Dawn Robinsonï»¿
Herron and Ellis sued Jones and Robinson for the name, plus $1 million in damages, in 2012. They said Jones and Robinson were illegally touring under the name En Vogue after the band broke up, since Herron and Ellis owned the rights.
C'mon ... is there really that much money on the country fair circuit?
Without giving a lot of details, TMZ said the judge sided with Herron and Ellis, but said the duo failed to prove damages, so they got no money.
Come on, everybody. Can't we make nice and get along?
'GLEE' STAR GOES TO REHAB: "Glee" star Cory Monteith is going to rehab.
According to MSN.com, Monteith's rep confirmed Sunday that the actor has "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction. He graciously asks for your respect and privacy as he takes the necessary steps towards recovery."
OK. I'll stop calling him.
People.com first reported the news. This is not the 30-year-old's first time in rehab. He went when he was 19, and has talked about his struggles with addiction, saying he had a serious problem and took just "anything and everything." He told Parade in 2011 that he was "lucky to be alive."
Monteith plays Finn Hudson on the Fox show and is dating his co-star Lea Michele, who told People.com that she loves and supports him and is proud he's going to rehab.
BIEBER WILL BE PROSECUTED, ACCORDING TO REPORT: Justin Bieber will be prosecuted for allegedly spitting on a neighbor, according to TMZ.
That's right. It's time for this country to start cracking down on celebrity spitters, before the problem gets out of hand.
Law enforcement sources told the website Los Angeles Sheriff's Department investigators will refer the case to the L.A. County District Attorney for review after the investigation is completed, and they will likely recommend that criminal battery charges be filed against the singer.
Good. Because when spitting on your neighbor becomes a crime, than only criminals will be spitting on their neighbors.
I'm not sure that made any sense whatsoever.
Nevertheless, TMZ reported Monday that its sources said its clear what happened, and not just over the alleged spitting incident.
As you remember, Bieber got into it with a neighbor last week when, after taking delivery of a new Ferrari, he allegedly proceeded to drive around his neighborhood like a crazy man, hitting speeds around 100 miles an hour, according to witnesses. When one neighbor went to confront the singer, Bieber supposedly spit in his face and threatened to kill the man.
Justin Bieber must have some crazy Karate skills, being 97 pounds and throwing around threats like that.
TMZ reported that police believe it's relevant that Bieber has shown a pattern of disregard for the law, including speeding tickets, fights, threats, reckless driving, drugs and more. These same sources say it's a situation that's all too familiar: small crimes that escalate over time to serious criminal conduct.
Law enforcement sources say that the Beebs needs professional help to manage his anger and behavior.
'BUCKWILD' STAR FOUND DEAD: Shain Gandee, from the reality TV show "Buckwild," was found dead Monday in West Virginia, with his uncle and a third, unidentified person, in an SUV in a ditch, authorities said.
Kanawha County Sheriff's Department Cpl. B.D. Humphreys said 21-year-old Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and the third person were found Monday near Sissonville.
According to the Associated Press, they were last seen around 3 a.m. Sunday at a bar in Sissonville, when they told people they were going driving off-road.
Humphreys said state police on Monday morning received a call that a vehicle was found wrecked in a muddy area a few miles from Gandee's home in Sissonville, about 15 miles outside of Charleston. Authorities found the 1984 Ford Bronco with all three men inside. Humphreys did not provide details on the condition of the vehicle or the bodies. He said no foul play was expected.
The terrain in the area was "very muddy, very rough," Humphreys said, adding that authorities had to use all-terrain vehicles to get to the site.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper said the news was devastating for the small community near Charleston.
"It's a very sad day for the Sissonville area and for these families," he said. "This is a small community, and most of us know directly members of these families. We're keeping them in our hearts and prayers."
Shain, nicknamed "Gandee Candy" by fans, was a breakout star of the show that followed the lives of a few local free spirits enjoying a wild country lifestyle. It was filmed last year, mostly around Sissonville and Charleston.
MTV issued a statement saying it was shocked and saddened to learn of its star's death.
"We are waiting for more information but at this time, our main concern is for the Gandee family and their friends," the statement said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Shain had a magnetic personality, with a passion for life that touched everyone he met and we will miss him dearly."
The show, which had been picked up for a second season, was often compared to a rural version of "Jersey Shore." The half-hour series occupied the former "Jersey Shore" time slot and was garnering an average of 3 million viewers per episode. It was the No. 1 original cable series on Thursday nights among 12- to 34-year-olds.
Gandee is the third cast member of "Buckwild" to make headlines. Last week, 24-year-old Salwa Amin was sent back to jail for violating the terms of her bond following a February arrest. She was charged with two counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and initially jailed on $200,000 bond, which was later reduced to $100,000. Amin remained in jail without bond on Monday. Authorities arrested Amin and two other people at a Summersville home after receiving a tip from an informant. They found oxycodone pills, heroin and $3,000 in cash.
Cast member Michael Douglas Burford was charged in February with driving under the influence.
LINDSAY LOHAN TO SIT WITH LETTERMAN: Lindsay Lohan will appear on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on April 9.
Yes, of course this will be as magical as you think it will be.
The actress hasn't don't a real interview anywhere since November, when she was promoting "Liz & Dick." She's going to sit down with Letterman to promote her upcoming appearance on Charlie Sheen's FX show "Anger Management."
Lohan hasn't appeared on Letterman's show since she still sort of had a career in 2007, and didn't even have her first DUI or anything. She was supposed to be on Letterman's show in 2011, but supposedly canceled.
TRUMP DROPS LAWSUIT: Donald Trump has dropped a lawsuit he filed against Bill Maher, claiming the comedian and TV host went back on a promise to donate $5 million to charity if Trump could prove he was not part orangutan.
Give us a second while we clean up the food we just spit out of our mouth.
According to TMZ, Trump sued Maher in February, saying Maher skipped out on a promise to donate $5 million to charity if Trump could prove he wasn't part orangutan. Maher made the offer during an appearance on "The Tonight Show," after Trump made his $5 million challenge to President Obama regarding the his birth certificate.
Do you ever wonder if any of these grown men have anything better to do?
In the lawsuit, Trump said he formally responded to Maher's challenge with a copy of his birth certificate, proving he's the "son of Fred Trump," who we're guessing isn't a monkey. Though Trump should be the first person to acknowledge that a supposed birth certificate isn't real proof of anything.
TMZ said Trump filed papers on March 29 in Los Angeles County Superior Court to dismiss the case. However, Trump's rep the battle may not be over.
"The lawsuit was temporarily withdrawn to be amended and refiled at a later date," says Michael Cohen, Trump's executive vice president and special counsel.
Hopefully some DNA tests are being done as we speak. Many of us want an explanation for that hair.
APRIL 2 IN HISTORY
Tuesday is April 2, the 92nd day of 2013. There are 273 days left in the year.
1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon and his expedition landed in present-day Florida. (Some historians say the landing actually occurred the next day, on April 3.)
1792: Congress passed the Coinage Act, which authorized establishment of the U.S. Mint.
1800: Ludwig van Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, in Vienna.
1860: The first Italian Parliament met at Turin.
1863: During the Civil War, the Richmond Bread Riot erupted in the Confederate capital as a mob made up mostly of women, outraged over food shortages and rising prices, attacked and looted stores. In 1912, the just-completed RMS Titanic left Belfast to begin its sea trials eight days before the start of its ill-fated maiden voyage.
1917: President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, "The world must be made safe for democracy." (Congress declared war four days later.)
1932: Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh and John F. Condon went to a cemetery in The Bronx, N.Y., where Condon turned over $50,000 to a man in exchange for Lindbergh's kidnapped son. (The child, who was not returned, was found dead the following month.)
1942: Glenn Miller and his orchestra recorded "American Patrol" at the RCA Victor studios in Hollywood.
1956: The soap operas "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night" premiered on CBS-TV.
1968: The science-fiction film "2001: A Space Odyssey," produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, had its world premiere in Washington D.C.
1974: French President Georges Pompidou died in Paris.
1982: Several thousand troops from Argentina seized the disputed Falkland Islands, located in the south Atlantic, from Britain. (Britain seized the islands back the following June.)
2003: During the Iraq War, American forces fought their way to within sight of the Baghdad skyline. A bomb blast near a wharf in the southern Philippine city of Davao killed 16.
2008: President George W. Bush suffered a diplomatic setback when NATO allies rebuffed his pleas to put former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia on the path toward membership. Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, who'd helped broker peace in Northern Ireland but couldn't survive a scandal over his collection of cash from businessmen, announced he would resign.
2012: A gunman killed seven people at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, Calif. (Suspected gunman One Goh was found not mentally fit for trial until deemed competent.) President Barack Obama challenged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold his health care overhaul during a Rose Garden news conference. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that jailers may perform invasive strip searches on people arrested even for minor offenses. Five-time All-Star Reggie Miller joined longtime NBA coach Don Nelson and college standout Ralph Sampson as part of a 12-member class to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Kentucky won its eighth men's national NCAA basketball title, holding off Kansas for a 67-59 victory.
Actress Linda Hunt (68), singer Emmylou Harris (66), rock musician Tony Fredianelli (Third Eye Blind) (44), actress Roselyn Sanchez (40), actor Michael Fassbender (36), rock musician Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5) (34), singer Lee Dewyze (TV: "American Idol") (27), singer Aaron Kelly (TV: "American Idol") (20).