BlackBerry has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the company co-founded by Ryan Seacrest that makes a keyboard case for the iPhone.
On Friday, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against Typo Products LLC, a company that makes a slip-on keyboard designed to fit the iPhone 5 and 5S.
The company Los Angeles-based company was founded by entrepreneur Laurence Hallier and television personality Ryan Seacrest. The company’s flagship product, the “Typo Keyboard,” was conceived to make typing on the iPhone quicker and less prone to typos.
Now the company might be wishing it went a little slower. The keyboard, BlackBerry alleges, violates the company’s intellectual property rights for copying BlackBerry’s own keyboard designs.
BlackBerry has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the company co-founded by Ryan Seacrest that makes a keyboard case for the iPhone
Instead of developing its own design, “Typo chose to copy BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard design as embodied in, among others, BlackBerry’s Q10 smartphone,” the lawsuit alleges, which was filed Friday in the U.S. district court in the Northern District of California.
“This is a blatant infringement against BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design,” said Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry’s general counsel and chief legal officer, in a statement.
The suit seeks a trial by jury to obtain compensation for the copyright violation.
On Saturday, Typo issued a statement in response to the suit: “We are aware of the lawsuit that Blackberry filed against Typo Products. Although we respect Blackberry and its intellectual property, we believe that Blackberrys claims against Typo lack merit and we intend to defend the case vigorously. We are excited about our innovative keyboard design, which is the culmination of years of development and research.”
The statement added that the company plans to go ahead with its launch at International CES in Las Vegas and is on track to begin shipping pre-orders at the end of January.
Scott Disick’s left eyebrow appeared to be marked by a large bluish bruise as he visited Kim Kardashian while his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian arrived in a separate car to the Beverly Hills residence.
Scott Disick, 30, paired his horn-rimmed shades with a green Henley shirt, gold watch, and dark denim trousers.
His trademark stubble was groomed to perfection as he leisurely strolled to the family appointment.
Kourtney Kardashian, 34, sported a more flamboyant getup for her arrival to Kim’s place.
She slipped on a pink backed shirt dress with orange stripes running down the off white front.
Adorning her feet were a pair of pink and yellow open-toed stilettos as she wore hot pink lipstick and a thin band of gold over her right wrist.
Despite having two children together, 3-year-old Mason and 11-month-old Penelope, Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick have yet to tie the knot.
However, Kendall Jenner poured doubt over whether Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian will ever get married.
Scott Disick recently told Ryan Seacrest that marriage might not be in the cards for him and Kourtney Kardashian
“They call each other husband and wife,” she told told E! News.
“Who cares? It’s a piece of paper.”
Scott Disick also recently told Ryan Seacrest that marriage might not be in the cards for the couple, telling him: “I think if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. You know what I mean?”
He added: “I feel like I used to want to get married more than she did. And then being that she was always so not interested, I’ve decided not to be.”
And he said he drew the line when she began talking about having a “yoga” wedding.
But although he appears to be coy about getting married, no one can deny that the Kardashians love a wedding.
Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian began dating in 2006 and took their on-again, off-again relationship to the next level when they became parents in 2009.
Their first son, Mason, has been a prime star on their many reality shows, including Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
Kourtney Kardashian recently helped Scott Disick celebrate his 30th birthday in style at a nightclub in Las Vegas on the weekend of May 26.
And Scott lived up to his “Lord Disick” nickname by dressing suave in a tuxedo and bow tie.
Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her first child with rapper Kanye West later this summer, admitted to Ryan Seacrest in a special Kardashian family interview that her pregnancy has been far from what she had expected.
Unlike her mother Kris Jenner and sister Kourtney whose pregnancies were easy, Kim Kardashian, 32, has been struggling with severe pain, so much so she has been warning sister Khloe not to get pregnant.
“Mine has been a little bit different,” Kim Kardashian said in the E! special aired on Sunday night.
Kim Kardashian has struggled with severe pain during her pregnancy and she has warned sister Khloe not to get pregnant
“A little bit? No, it’s scaring me to death,” said Khloe Kardashian.
“I’ll call her and say <<Don’t do it! You’re so lucky>>,” said Kim Kardashian.
Khloe Kardashian , 28, said Kim has been urging her to adopt or get a surrogate – or do anything to avoid being pregnant.
“[She says] I hate this!” Khloe Kardashian said.
“I’ve had a lot of pain, everywhere. I’m in pain, physically,” Kim Kardashian said.
“I get really paranoid [and] I start Googling things, the things that come up are really scary. It just freaks me out all the time.
“I was waiting for this amazing experience where I can just do whatever I want, eat what ever I want, feel great, and it hasn’t been that way.”
“Her back hurts, her breasts hurt, her stomach hurts, her feet hurts, her head hurts, her eyes hurt, her nails hurt. She cries all the time, too,” said Khloe Kardashian.
The revelations came during the hour-long special that promised to be a no-holds barred look at “a unique family with no filter” and saw Ryan Seacrest sit down for interviews with the different members of the famous Kardashian clan.
Chris Brown revealed during an interview with Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 on Friday that he and Rihanna have called it quits.
Chris Brown, 23, made the revelation when the interviewer asked him directly, “Are you still with Rihanna?”
“Uh, no – that’s the short answer,” replied the rapper.
Chris Brown revealed during an interview with Los Angeles hip hop station Power 106 on Friday that he and Rihanna have called it quits
The radio station announced the news with a tweet that stated: “Are you still w/ @Rihanna?” @ChrisBrown: “Uh,no-that’s the short answer” just now to @BigBoy POWER 106 LA @TuneIn http://bit.ly/o1QLJd”
According to Fuse, the radio station plans to post the interview – which was recorded this week in Los Angeles and released in segments – online shortly.
Some fans have questioned whether the statement is true, but Power 106 is standing by the news, stating: “We wouldn’t have tweeted it if it wasn’t true.”
Rihanna, 25, meanwhile, sent out a tweet early Friday morning that may allude to the breakup, stating: “This is terrible.”
But she mysteriously deleted the message a short while later, choosing to rather re-tweet a message about her star sign Pisces: “It’s the heart of a #Pisces that makes us soft mannered BUT is that same heart of a #Pisces that will make us get in your ass if needed.”
The news comes just days after Chris Brown spoke at length with Ryan Seacrest about the pair’s reconciliation after he brutally beat her in a vicious 2009 attack, leaving her severely bruised and battered.
In his most candid interview yet, Chris Brown took full responsibility for the incident, admitting that the attack was completely his fault.
“It’s all about my responsibility,” the rapper told Ryan Seacrest in an interview with KIIS-FM radio on Tuesday.
Chris Brown says that he tried his best to reform himself over the years until the couple recently reconciled and that he was never sure that Rihanna would even speak to him again.
He added that he was “eternally grateful” that in the end Rihanna found it within herself to forgive him, leading to their reconciliation.
“I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful,” Chris Brown said.
Miley Cyrus spoke excitedly about her “twerking” video that went viral this week during her interview on KIIS FM’s On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Friday morning.
“I can’t believe how many people think I’m good at twerking – which is dope -like my life goal has been accomplished,” Miley Cyrus told the radio host.
“I thought it was so weird, but I’m glad that everyone understands my humor.”
Miley Cyrus, 20, was referring to a video that she shared of herself on Wednesday dancing to J Dash’s track Wop while wearing a unicorn onesie.
The dance style, known as “twerking, requires a lot of rump shaking and squatting”, something which Miley Cyrus performed with ease.
Miley Cyrus shared a video of herself dancing to J Dash’s track Wop while wearing a unicorn onesie
“You can’t really explain [twerking]” Miley Cyrus said during the interview.
“It’s something that comes naturally…It’s a lot of booty action.”
Miley Cyrus explained how the video – which has received more than 6 million hits – came about.
“I had a photo shoot earlier that day and so I didn’t really want to get dressed, so I wore the unicorn onesie and my friend was like, <<Everyone is gone, we have the backdrop and the lighting>>. So I started dancing and said, <<Here’s my phone will you record it real quick>>,” she said.
However, the star admitted she wasn’t totally unprepared.
“I’ve been practicing probably for the past two years, in my own time in my living room,” the singer said.
Miley Cyrus posted a picture of herself at Ryan Seacrest’s studio in a cheeky squat next to a poster with her trending hashtag: “#MCTWERKTEAM”
She was also there to support Ryan Seacrest at the debut of his new multimedia broadcast center Seacrest Studios.
Nicki Minaj has threatened to quit American Idol on live TV during Thursday’s edition.
Nicki Minaj was furious to learn that her favorite contestant Curtis Finch Jr. – who at one point was being tipped as a possible winner – had landed in the bottom two of the Top 10.
Curtis Finch Jr. and Devin Velez received the fewest votes from viewers.
And when she discovered that the 24-year-old from St Louis, Missouri might be out, Nicki Minaj said she would quit the show.
“I definitely think Curtis should not be in the bottom two. I mean, I love Devin but I think that Curtis, if you look at every one of his performances, I mean – come on, America, are you kidding me?” she said.
“I didn’t think that your performance last night was your best, I think it was your worst.”
“Curtis, if you go home, I go home,” the singer said.
Fellow judge Keith Urban agreed in part, saying he was “a little shocked”.
But Nicki Minaj’s fears were realized after it was revealed that Curtis Finch Jr. actually got the fewest votes of all the contestants.
The revelation caused Nicki Minaj to jump out of her seat and approach the stage, only to seemingly be advised to return to the judge’s panel by Randy Jackson, who could be seen shaking his head, and beckoning her back.
Nicki Minaj was furious to learn that her favorite American Idol contestant Curtis Finch Jr. had landed in the bottom two of the Top 10
Curtis Finch Jr. was then able to sing one last time to save himself – but only if all four judges agreed unanimously to keep him on.They didn’t – and he was kicked off the Fox show.
Curtis Finch Jr. gave a heartfelt and emotional performance of R Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly, showing off his impressive vocal range.
He previously sang the song on the show to get him into the top 10.
Nicki Minaj looked like she was sulking as Randy Jackson and Keith Urban had an intense discussion on either side of her, while Mariah Carey concentrated on his make or break performance, that saw the audience go wild.
“The judges have got to be unanimous,” said Ryan Seacrest, who explained that they can “save” only one contestant once throughout the season.
“Save, save, save,” chanted the crowd.
“I’m completely shocked that this is where we’re at,” said Mariah Carey.
“This entire situation has been about Curtis, in a lot of ways, for me. We have had a connection. We still do, no matter what happens.”
“We are not unanimous, unfortunately,” Randy Jackson revealed, as some of the audience members began to boo.
The previous night Nicki Minaj had missed Curtis Finch Jr.’s singing because she was late to the live show in Hollywood, blaming bad traffic.
The show claimed over 26 million votes had been cast. But producers changed up the usual format by first revealing who was in the top three, but not what order they came in.
It was good news for Candice, Kree and Angie.
In fourth place was Lazaro Arbos. Amber Holcomb came fifth, while Janelle Arthur came in sixth place.
Burnell Taylor came in seventh place, followed by Paul Jolley.
Thursday night’s American Idol show saw a statuesque blonde woman who turned out to be a man in drag coming for audition.
And not just any man – Pepper was unveiled as former American Idol judge Steven Tyler.
The Aerosmith singer turned up at the end of Thursday night’s episode pretending to be a hopeful.
Viewers thought the hour-long show had ended.
But host Ryan Seacrest said: “Wait, we still have one more audition for you.”
Pepper was seen walking into the judges’ room.
And Keith Urban seemed to be the first to click that all was not what it seemed as he laughed and clapped.
“What the, what?” said Randy Jackson as he looked up.
Steven Tyler dressed as a woman for a secret American Idol audition
Steven Tyler, 64, in a blonde wig, black tights and heels and showing off a large bust – said in a husky voice: “My name is Pepper. I’m going to sing a song called <<Tell Your Ma, Tell Your Pa, Our Love Going to Grow, Wah Wah>>.
“But before I do I’m going to judge you all [bleeps] first.
“I like you men. The roosters may crow but the hens deliver the goods, do you know what I’m saying?”
He then cracked up as Randy Jackson shouted: “Steven Tyler is in the house!”
“Do I go through to Hollywood or what?” Steven Tyler asked.
Revelers in Times Square welcomed in 2013 with a spectacular display of fireworks and confetti as they watched the famous Waterford crystal ball make its annual descent to mark the New Year.
They were in good company, as world famous artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Psy performed at the Crossroads of the World.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined by the Radio City Rockettes on Monday night to kick off the festivities, with a crowd of approximately one million spectators crammed into the neighborhood to witness the magic of the 108-year-old tradition.
Tourists stood in Times Square for the better part of the day, braving the frigid New York City weather to spend New Year’s Eve under the dazzling lights of the theater district in midtown Manhattan. However, the event is often avoided by native New Yorkers, who tend to favor quieter and warmer celebrations.
A blocks-long line of bundled-up revelers with New Year’s hats and sunglasses boasting “2013” formed hours before the first ball drop in decades without Dick Clark, who died in April and was to be honored with a tribute concert and his name printed on pieces of confetti.
Security in Times Square was tight, with a mass of uniformed police and plainclothes officers assigned to blend into the crowd. With police Commissioner Ray Kelly proclaiming that Times Square would be the “safest place in the world on New Year’s Eve”, officers used barriers to prevent overcrowding and checkpoints to inspect vehicles, enforce a ban on alcohol and check handbags.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke briefly with Ryan Seacrest ahead of the night’s festivities about the conspicuous absence of the late great Dick Clark.
He wished Ryan Seacrest a happy new year, and joked that he hoped he would be invited after this next year. Michael Bloomberg, having now served three terms in office, cannot pursue another term.
Revelers in Times Square welcomed in 2013 with a spectacular display of fireworks and confetti as they watched the famous Waterford crystal ball make its annual descent to mark the New Year
Twenty minutes before the Waterford ball was scheduled to fall, Taylor Swift performed I Knew You Were Trouble, wearing a slim-fitting metallic red jacket and skin-tight leather pants. Her famous golden curls were tamed instead into a sleek blowout.
She then went straight into her other single, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.
South Korean rapper Psy, who turned 35 today, wore a furry white coat and slim black turtleneck to perform his hit Gangnam Style, which has taken the world by storm with its infectious chorus.
He was joined by fellow rapper MC Hammer for a mash-up of Gangnam Style and Can’t Touch This.
In addition, Carley Rae Jepsen performed her song of the summer, Call Me Maybe.
Spectators enjoyed hourly shows in anticipation of the midnight finale. At midnight, the Times Square ball, covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and illuminated by more than 32,000 colored LEDs, will drop to mark the official start of 2013 in the U.S.
The star-studded lineup promises onlookers a show like no other but this year marks the sad absence of Dick Clark, the TV presenter whose legendary Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve has been a favorite on U.S. televisions every December 31 since its inception in 1974.
Dick Clark passed away in April at the age of 82.
He had already been training his heir apparent, radio personality, American Idol host and NBC correspondent Ryan Seacrest, and Seacrest will take the helm at the show tonight, carrying on Dick Clark’s legacy.
In advance of the midnight celebration, thousands of New Year’s revelers have already begun to pack into the waiting pens in Times Square to witness the annual tradition, as a crowd of one million people is set to make their way to the block party extraordinaire.
The waiting pens, set up to avoid a crowd surge, have been erected starting at West 40th St. and go all the way up to Central Park South around 59th St.
Police presence in the Broadway tourist trap is already intense but with the influx of visitors, law enforcement will be out in full force. Trash cans have already been removed, mail boxes sealed and handbags and vehicles are regularly being checked.
It seems Scott Disick is finally ready to propose to his long term partner Kourtney Kardashian.
Scott Disick, 29, was spotted shopping for an engagement ring in Florida on Thursday.
He was spotted in Fort Lauderdale with a male friend checking out engagement bands at Levinson Jewelers.
Fans of the dynamic duo will no doubt feel it is a long time coming given they have two children together, two-year-old Mason and three-month-old Penelope, and have been dating since 2007.
An onlooker told RadarOnline: “Scott was most definitely shopping for engagement rings, and all of them were large!
“Scott and his friend looked at a whole selection of amazing rings, all diamond, all different cuts, sizes, settings – he certainly is taking his time and wants to make the right purchase.”
Scott Disick is finally ready to propose to his long term partner Kourtney Kardashian
But it seems the reality television favorite might not be the only Kardashian sister set to get engaged soon, as Kanye West is reportedly already planning to pop the question to his curvy current squeeze Kim.
The saucy starlet, who was spotted shopping with her sister and her boy Mason in Florida on Friday, also fuelled speculation earlier this week when she was spotted out and abot wearing a huge diamond ring.
KIIS radio show co-host Ryan Seacrest, who produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians, also sparked rumors earlier this month that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who have been dating for several months, could be set to get engaged.
Ryan Seacrest hinted Kim Kardashian might get more than she bargained for when Kanye West whisked her off for a romantic trip to Rome to celebrate her 32nd birthday last Sunday.
He told his co-host Ellen K: “I think we could definitely see an update on this story on Monday.”
Kim Kardashian turned 32 on Sunday and seemed completely unfazed about a birthday she previously admitted to dreading as she strolled round Venice with lover Kanye West.
Kanye West surprised Kim Kardashian with the Italy trip a few days before her birthday and the pair have spent in Rome, and now Venice, where they stayed at the plush Hotel Cipriani.
Kim Kardashian looked effortlessly stylish in a clinging chocolate-colored dress, elegant floor-length overcoat and peep-toe ankle boots. She wore her brunette hair loose and carried a camera over her shoulder.
Kanye West looked sharp all in black but was wearing exactly the same outfit he wore out for dinner in Rome a few nights before.
Kim Kardashian told E! News in the run up to the big day: “I’m not so into a 32nd birthday. Doesn’t do it for me, so I don’t really care.”
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Venice on her birthday
But she’s clearly changed her mind, on Friday Kim Kardashian, who splashed out on a $720,000 luxury Lamborghini for Kanye West’s birthday in June, Tweeted: “Italy is so beautiful! Best Birthday ever!!!”
And it might get even better. There has been heavy speculation that Kanye West, 35, is going to propose any minute even though Kim Kardashian’s divorce from Kris Humphries is not yet finalized.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, who is also the executive producer on Kim Kardashian’s show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, has predicted that Kanye West will pop the question before the holiday is over.
A source close to the couple also told RadarOnline that Kanye West has been deliberating over a ring for some time.
The insider said: “It’s only a matter of time before Kanye pops the question.”
Ryan Seacrest is an executive producer of Kim Kardashian’s reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians and according to Radar, is thought to be “well placed” to know whether another wedding is in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, a source close to the couple has told Radar that Kanye West, 35, has been deliberating over a ring for some time.
“It’s only a matter of time before Kanye pops the question,” the insider said.
“They are madly in love with one another and as far as Kanye is concerned he wants to spend the rest of his life with Kim.
“It’s just a case of making sure the ring is perfect because she’s his princess.”
The couple are currently in Rome on vacation to celebrate Kim Kardashian’s 32nd birthday on Sunday.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are currently in Rome on vacation to celebrate Kim’s 32nd birthday on Sunday
Kim Kardashian was spotted out yesterday sporting a teal peplum dress and black heels as she enjoyed a romantic stroll around the city with Kanye West.
The couple were spotted kissing passionately after a romantic meal in a local restaurant.
And on Friday, they stopped off at an upmarket shoe store where Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were both spotted browsing – perhaps for an early birthday present for the high-heel loving reality star.
However, Kanye West seemed more interested in browsing the store, while Kim Kardashian sat on the couch checking her Blackberry.
Kim Kardashian is clearly enjoying herself in the city – tweeting on Friday: “Whisked away to Rome for a birthday surprise!”
She then added: “Italy is so beautiful. Best birthday ever!!!”
Kim Kardashian was taking a break from filming the new series of spin-off reality show Kourtney & Kim Take Miami.
Jennifer Aniston has collaborated with US water brand SmartWater, taking centre stage as a ditzy mother-of-two who is now expecting triplets.
The action starts with a cameo from American Idol host Ryan Seacrest presenting a mock news report, saying Jennifer Aniston’s home security tapes have been leaked online by an unknown source.
The footage then cuts to black and white video surveillance of Jennifer Aniston, climbing inside of a new car and addressing the saleswoman by the wrong name, calling her Demi instead of Mimi.
She then reverses and crashes the vehicle, before coming back inside the house, shrugging off the incident, and announcing: “I forgot my smartwater.”
Jennifer Aniston heads to the kitchen, where she is seen with her back to the camera removing a Velcro band from her waist, which has been squashing her stomach to disguise the enormous baby bump.
Jennifer Aniston has collaborated with US water brand SmartWater, taking centre stage as a ditzy mother-of-two who is now expecting triplets
As she turns around for the big reveal, she shows off the faux tummy, stroking it as she says: “How are my little triplets doing? You must be so thirsty” – then drinking the product she is promoting.
A home-help voice then comes through the intercom telling Jennifer Aniston her trainers are ready for a workout, before we see four burly men lifting her up and down, without her having to break a sweat.
Jennifer Aniston then heads outside to the pool, where two men are filling it with bottles of smartwater.
Cue her twentysomething son, played by Jimmy Kimmel, wearing a snorkel mask and armbands as he wanders into the outdoor area and asks his mother for a swim.
When she declines, he cries: “You always make me hide, I think you’re ashamed someone will see me,” before she tries to usher him into house alongside his brother, a small person in an alien suit.
At the end of her day, Jennifer Aniston, 43, is seen standing in front of a mirror, saying: “Good night Rachel.”
She is alluding to the famous hairdo that became just as famous as the character itself in the Nineties sitcom, as she yanks off a wig to reveal frizzy unkempt locks.
The product tagline then flashes up: “Even more refreshing than the truth.”
While Jennifer Aniston is yet to have any children in real life, a family could soon be on the cards after she accepted a proposal from Mulholland Drive actor Justin Theroux on his 41st birthday last month.