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Prime numbers

Mark Zuckerberg (SUPPLIED)

By Rachel McArthur


Social website fiasco

The LA Times revealed this week that Founder and CEO of Facebook-Mark Zuckerberg has had to fork out $65 million (Dh239m) to settle a lawsuit with rival website ConnectU, which claimed that Zuckerberg "stole" its idea.

The details of the settlement were supposed to remain confidential, but ConnectU's law firm disclosed the sum in a newsletter that accidently went public.


Brown on bail

Chris Brown is being investigated for allegedly assaulting girlfriend Rihanna last week. It has been revealed Brown was arrested but released after posting $50,000 (Dh184,000) bail.


Mickey saves the day

Following the news that Universal walked out on a distribution deal with Steven Speilberg's Dreamworks, Disney has stepped up and will provide $150m (Dh551) to the studio.


Murphy pays up

Actor Eddie Murphy has finally agreed to pay ex-partner and former Spice Girl Melanie Brown $50,000 (Dh184,000) per month for the upkeep of their daughter, Angel.


No more YMCA

One of the older Village People is taking the new band to court. Victor Willis, the original policeman, is seeking $1m (Dh3.67m) in damages after the new group allegedly used his voice on the reworked tracks.