Arenas Fails To Block 'Basketball Wives' Premiere

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT) -- NBA superstar Gilbert Arenas can't block VH1’s premiere of reality show "Basketball Wives," a California federal judge ruled Monday, saying the series' anticipated use of his name and likeness would not equate to infringement or misappropriation.

U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee said that while Arenas' ex-fiancee, Laura Govan, who stars in the upcoming show, would inevitably discuss Arenas in the context of their former relationship, he had failed to show that Govan, VH1 or the "Basketball Wives" producer Shed Media US Inc. had acted with...
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