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Contractor Sues Jennifer Aniston over Unpaid Bill

Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- A contractor has slapped actress Jennifer Aniston with a lawsuit claiming the We’re The Millers star never paid him for constructing a deck at her Bel Air mansion.

J.R. Darnall Associates, Inc. says in court papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court that Aniston hired him between October 2012 and March 2013, according to TMZ.

The contractor says Aniston had them build a deck for a party on March 24 that cost $43,710. They allege that they built the deck and Aniston had the bash, but the next day, the contractor says they got a call about a leak in the deck.

The company claims they offered to send a representative to evaluate the problem, but Aniston had the deck demolished before their expert could inspect it. The contractor claims Aniston has not communicated with them any further, and she still owes them the $43,710 for building the deck.

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Couple Sues Fox over Alleged ‘Trick Question’ on Game Show

Adam Gault/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A couple is suing Fox, claiming the network dropped the ball when they were asked a "trick question" on a short-lived game show that aired over a year ago.

The show in question is Million Dollar Money Drop, which aired from December 2010 to February 2011 and was hosted by Kevin Pollack.

Andrew and Patricia Murray claim in their lawsuit that they lost 580 thousand dollars on a question that they perceive to be misleading, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They were asked to identify the most common computer password, based on information from the data security firm Imperva. The options were "Password," "123456," and "I Love You," and the couple went with "Password."

The correct answer, according to the show, was "123456," but, the Murrays allege, it was based on analysis of a hacking incident involving the website, and not an overall survey of computer users. The couple says the question was unfair because it lacked comprehensive research.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

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Lady Gaga Sued by Ex-Assistant

Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- Merry Christmas, Lady Gaga, you’re being sued.

The pop icon was gifted with a lawsuit last week from an ex-personal assistant who claims she was overworked and underpaid. In legal documents filed in Manhattan federal court, Jennifer O’Neill, 41, alleges that Gaga, 25, (real name: Stefani Germanotta) owes her hundreds of thousands of dollars for her 13-month stint as the pop star’s right-hand woman during her 2010 Monster Ball world tour.

Among her tasks, according to court papers obtained by the New York Post, was “ensuring the promptness of a towel following a shower and serving as a personal alarm clock to keep [Gaga] on schedule.” O’Neill claims she catered to Gaga’s every need, at the star’s home and in “stadiums, private jets, fine hotel suites, yachts, ferries, trains and tour buses.”

O’Neill paints a bleak picture of serving the pop princess. In court papers, she says there were no breaks for meals “or, at times, even sleep.” She was obliged to be at Gaga’s beck and call from her “earliest waking hour” to “spontaneous, random matters in the middle of the night.” She even played a part in the star’s legendary wardrobe, “ensuring the availability of chosen outfits” like Gaga’s infamous MTV Video Music Awards meat dress.

O’Neill, who was supposed to be paid $75,000 a year, estimates in court papers that she worked 7,168 hours of unpaid overtime. In addition to her back pay, she’s seeking unspecified damages.

Reps for Gaga did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment but told the Post that the lawsuit is “completely without merit.”

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Leighton Meester Sues Mom

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Mother-daughter relationships can be contentious enough on their own. Under the bright lights of Hollywood, they can turn downright destructive.

Latest example: Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester, who is suing her mom and ex-manager, Constance Meester, for custody of her younger brother after her mom allegedly spent money meant for her brother's medical bills to pay for her own cosmetic surgery instead.

Meester filed the suit July 22 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, which obtained the documents.

TMZ reports that Leighton Meester sent her mom $7,500 a month to help pay for her cancer survivor brother Lex's ongoing medical treatment. According to the suit, he has multiple health problems and is recovering from recent brain surgery.

But the 25-year-old Country Strong actress asserted that her mother spent the money on Botox, hair extensions, plastic surgery and other personal expenses.

Constance Meester, 55, claimed to TMZ that the monthly payments are part of a settlement for helping her daughter become successful. According to the suit, the mother maintains she had a verbal contract with Leighton Meester in which her daughter promised to give her $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. Leighton Meester has asked a judge to rule no such agreement exists.

Now, Constance Meester, who gave birth to her daughter while serving time in a federal prison for a drug smuggling conviction, is fighting back. She filed a countersuit in which she alleged that her daughter repeatedly "hit her with a bottle" last December, TMZ reported.

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Wendy Williams Sued By Promoter

Michael Bezjian/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Wendy Williams will need some fancy footwork to get out of a legal dispute.  The talk show host and Dancing with the Stars contestant has been sued by a concert promoter, reports 

The suit claims Williams, who was paid $25,000, was supposed to appear at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City for two hours, but she only stayed for one and barely spoke with the fans who turned out to see her.  The suit alleges Williams' behavior "was best described as...ungrateful."  The suit also says Williams didn't speak to the crowd, instead choosing to complain and head to a cabana with her husband.

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