THE INSPIRATION BEHIND JENNIFER LOPEZ'S HUSTLERS' CHARACTERS SUES FOR $40 MILLION: Samantha Barbash, the inspiration behind Jennifer Lopez's character Ramona in Hustlers, is suing the film's producers for $40 million. According to court docs, obtained by People, Barbash filed a federal lawsuit against Lopez’s production company Nuyorican Productions, STX Entertainment, Gloria Sanchez Productions and Pole Sisters LLC claiming they tried to “exploit” her likeness and character in the hit film. Barbash is seeking $20 million in compensatory damages and $20 million in punitive damages.
50 CENT REPORTEDLY WANTS TO TAKE TEAIRRA MARI'S 'LOVE & HIP-HOP: LA' PAYCHECK TO CLEAR HER DEBT: Reports say that 50 Cent wants to take Teairra Mari's Love & Hip-Hop: LA check to clear the $30,000 she owes him. As previously reported, Teairra's ex- boyfriend Akbar Abdul-Ahad shared explicit photos of the singer on social media and 50 re-posted the pictures. As a result, Teairra sued 50 for revenge porn. A judge dismissed Teairra's claims against 50 and ordered her to pay him $30,000. According to The Blast, in new legal docs, 50 said that Mari hasn't paid him any of the money she owes, despite “earning over $100,000 this past year.” 50 also accused the reality star of taking steps to “actively conceal her assets and prevent” him from collecting on the money. 50 Cent is asking for the judge to sanction Mari an additional $5,295.50. He also wants her to be ordered to turn over additional financial records.