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Lindsay Lohan Suing over Character in “Grand Theft Auto V”

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V, claiming they used her likeness in the popular video game without permission.

Forbes reports in the lawsuit Lindsay alleges a character in the game named Lacey Jonas is an “unequivocal” reference to her, citing its image, clothes and more.

The complaint also states that the game features the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, where the Mean Girls star lived for a time.

Lindsay names Grand Theft Auto V makers Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games as defendants.

The game was released in September and reportedly raked in more than $800 million in sales on its first day of release.

Lindsay’s lawsuit appears to have been months in the making. TMZ reported in December that she was threatening to go to court over her allegations.

In 2010, Lohan settled a lawsuit with E*TRADE over a commercial she claimed referenced her. It featured talking babies discussing a “milkaholic” named Lindsay.

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Tom Bergeron Returns as Host of “A Capitol Fourth”

ABC/CRAIG SJODIN(WASHINGTON) — Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron will be spending his Fourth of July in Washington, D.C. He will emcee the PBS special A Capitol Fourth for the third time.

Bergeron says the event will be one of the highlights of his summer. He tells ABC News Radio he anticipates the moment when he walks onto the stage on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and sees the thousands of people who turned out for “this ultimate bipartisan birthday party.”

He also can’t wait to take in performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, and the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by composer John Williams. Noting that the Muppets will make an appearance, too, Bergeron quips, “It’s a multi-species lineup.”

Despite all that star power, Bergeron acknowledges that those who will be in attendance, as well as the viewers at home, are most looking forward to the “most massive fireworks display in the country.”

A Capitol Fourth will air live on PBS at 8 p.m. ET on Friday.

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The Roots Defend Picking Artists Not Born in US to Perform at Fourth of July Concert

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(NEW YORK) — Eyebrows were raised when two artists not born in the U.S.A. were chosen by The Roots to help Philadelphia celebrate Independence Day this year at the city’s annual Welcome America! 4th of July Jam concert. Still, drummer Questlove says British singer Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, were chosen for a particular reason.

“I mean, but aren’t they the biggest artists right now? So that means America has spoken,” he told ABC News Radio last week inside Kellogg’s Recharge Bar, a New York City event sponsored by the cereal maker.

Lead MC Black Thought added that picking performers was an arduous task that took months.

“It’s like a long process,” he explained. “We pick a handful of artists that we already have a relationship with in some way, shape or form and we kind of just narrow it down from a wish list at the beginning of the year until we get to the final.”

Ariana Grande, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson and The Voice finalist Vicci Martinez will also take the stage July 4 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the City of Brotherly Love. Of course, The Roots will also perform for their hometown crowd.

If you can’t make it to Philly, the event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia from 8-11 p.m. ET and live streamed on PhillyJam.VH1.com.

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The Roots Defend Picking Artists Not Born in US to Perform at Fourth of July Concert

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(NEW YORK) — Eyebrows were raised when two artists not born in the U.S.A. were chosen by The Roots to help Philadelphia celebrate Independence Day this year at the city’s annual Welcome America! 4th of July Jam concert. Still, drummer Questlove says British singer Ed Sheeran and Nicki Minaj, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, were chosen for a particular reason.

“I mean, but aren’t they the biggest artists right now? So that means America has spoken,” he told ABC News Radio last week inside Kellogg’s Recharge Bar, a New York City event sponsored by the cereal maker.

Lead MC Black Thought added that picking performers was an arduous task that took months.

“It’s like a long process,” he explained. “We pick a handful of artists that we already have a relationship with in some way, shape or form and we kind of just narrow it down from a wish list at the beginning of the year until we get to the final.”

Ariana Grande, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson and The Voice finalist Vicci Martinez will also take the stage July 4 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in the City of Brotherly Love. Of course, The Roots will also perform for their hometown crowd.

If you can’t make it to Philly, the event will be simulcast on VH1 and Palladia from 8-11 p.m. ET and live streamed on PhillyJam.VH1.com.

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Victoria Beckham: I ‘Wouldn’t Be Where I Am’ Without David Beckham

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Victoria Beckham knows how lucky she is.

The fashion designer credits her husband David for being the support system she’s needed to be so successful.

“I wouldn’t be where I am without David. He gives me the security and encouragement to do what I do,” she gushed to Vogue. “I do the same for him.”

Beckham, 40, married the soccer star almost exactly 15 years ago. Their wedding anniversary is Saturday.

Together, they have three sons, Brooklyn, 15, Romeo, 11, Cruz, 9, and a daughter, Harper, 2.

“I looked at it [turning 40] and said to myself, I have four incredible children, an incredible husband, a business that’s doing very well. I’ve worked hard and achieved a lot. I don’t think I could have achieved much more,” she said. “I wouldn’t do anything differently.”

“I’ve always worked hard and had a lot of fun,” she added. “There’s nothing I would change.”

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Kelly Osbourne: ‘I’m Just Not That Girl’

ABC/Richard Harbaugh(LOS ANGELES) — Kelly Osbourne has never been happier in her own skin.

The former The Osbournes star, 29, has transformed and grown up in the public eye, but as of late, she’s really come into her own and is…well, owning it.

She’s rocking a purple mohawk, just got a tattoo on the side of her head that has deep meaning and isn’t going to let “society’s perception of what a female should look like” influence her any longer.

“I believe in self-expression. I believe, you don’t have to be the girly girl, I don’t have to have long blonde hair and look like a Barbie doll. That doesn’t make me feel comfortable,” she told ABC News. “I played along for a really long time and really even tricked myself into believing that that was the kind of girl that I am. When I had to cut my hair off because it was damaged, it made me feel like I’d lost myself.”

She continued, “Once I cut it all off, I realized, I’m just not that girl.”

In fact, Osbourne, the daughter of rock icon Ozzy Osbourne, admitted that in the past she spent upwards of $25,000 on hair extensions.

“I grew up on the road with my father and although I am very much a girl’s girl, I am a huge tomboy and I feel comfortable like this,” she added about her new look. “Every time another hair extension got clipped into my head, I almost felt like I was forced to be something that I’m not. Even though I liked the way that it looked, I didn’t understand why it became part of my life. It took me a while to figure that out.”

Osbourne’s also figured out that she doesn’t need a man to complete her. She split from fiance Matthew Mosshart earlier this year took a very mature approach to the breakup, saying it was a mutual decision and that it just wasn’t the right time. Osbourne is fine with where she is in life right now.

“I like being single,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever be one of those girls that gets married, I know I’ll def have kids, but…”

She added that while she has rules she lives by, concepts like boundaries “scare me to death.”

In addition to her physical transformation and her enlightened personal life, Osbourne has worked hard to shake off the stigma of a celebrity kid feeding off her famous family. This couldn’t be further from the truth as Osbourne stars on E!’s Fashion Police, has a makeup collection with her mother Sharon, has a clothing line coming, a secret project and is an original Disney villain Hildy Gloom on The 7D, a new take on the Seven Dwarfs, which airs on Disney XD.

She’s kind of a workaholic.

“My dream is to make enough money that my parents never have to work again,” she said. “They deserve to relax and take some time for themselves now.”

Most girls grow up wanting to be Snow White – Not Osbourne.

“To be a Disney villain is one of the biggest and most amazing things that’s ever happened to me,” she said. “Most girls dream of one day becoming a princess, that only happened to Kate Middleton. I always wanted to be a Disney villain. I love Maleficent, that was always my favorite.'”

Why Maleficent instead of Cinderella?

“My father is Ozzy Osbourne and I was surrounded by all of that, the dark side of drama,” she added. “So, it was something I was naturally more drawn to and because she got to wear a black cape and horns and she could do magic.”

The 7D airs this summer on Disney XD, Disney Channel and Disney Junior. ABC News is owned by The Walt Disney Co.

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Tour Buses for Styx, Foreigner Catch Fire

Monkey Business/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — There was a bit of an emergency early Wednesday afternoon along the route of Styx and Foreigner’s “The Soundtrack of Summer” co-headlining tour.

Styx’s publicist tells ABC News Radio that the fire started in a bus for Styx’s crew members, and then spread to a bus that carries Foreigner’s crew.

“Everyone’s OK,” says the rep. “No one was hurt and there’s no cause determined yet.” She adds that the groups’ next show, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday night in the Philadelphia suburb of Camden, New Jersey, will go on as planned.

The tour, which features special guest Don Felder, is mapped out through a July 27 concert in Santa Barbara, California.

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Tour Buses for Styx, Foreigner Catch Fire

Monkey Business/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — There was a bit of an emergency early Wednesday afternoon along the route of Styx and Foreigner’s “The Soundtrack of Summer” co-headlining tour.

Styx’s publicist tells ABC News Radio that the fire started in a bus for Styx’s crew members, and then spread to a bus that carries Foreigner’s crew.

“Everyone’s OK,” says the rep. “No one was hurt and there’s no cause determined yet.” She adds that the groups’ next show, which is scheduled to take place on Thursday night in the Philadelphia suburb of Camden, New Jersey, will go on as planned.

The tour, which features special guest Don Felder, is mapped out through a July 27 concert in Santa Barbara, California.

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How Harrison Ford Is Coping with a Broken Leg

Fernando Leon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last month, but he’s already on the road to recovery.

The actor, 71, has been using a special leg brace while he recuperates in London.

“He’s a tough guy. He was in very good spirits — he was alert and very sharp,” Brad Hunter, the director of business development for Ford’s iWalk Crutch, told People. “I wish everybody was so easy. He gets it. He’s mechanically inclined.”

Hunter said that Ford is using this specific device because it allows him to use the muscles in his injured leg in a way that a regular crutch does not permit.

The actor began using the brace “a day or two after his surgery,” Hunter noted, adding, “He’s still got a lot of pain.”

“I don’t know for sure [how much longer he'll be out of work] but I think he said about a month,” Hunter said. “[But] he wants his independence.”

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How Harrison Ford Is Coping with a Broken Leg

Fernando Leon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last month, but he’s already on the road to recovery.

The actor, 71, has been using a special leg brace while he recuperates in London.

“He’s a tough guy. He was in very good spirits — he was alert and very sharp,” Brad Hunter, the director of business development for Ford’s iWalk Crutch, told People. “I wish everybody was so easy. He gets it. He’s mechanically inclined.”

Hunter said that Ford is using this specific device because it allows him to use the muscles in his injured leg in a way that a regular crutch does not permit.

The actor began using the brace “a day or two after his surgery,” Hunter noted, adding, “He’s still got a lot of pain.”

“I don’t know for sure [how much longer he'll be out of work] but I think he said about a month,” Hunter said. “[But] he wants his independence.”

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