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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Kevin Costner wins suit; Woody Allen would cast ‘talented’ Lindsay Lohan in a film

A federal jury has sided with Kevin Costner in case brought by Stephen Baldwin over a contract with BP for oil-cleaning machines, the Associated Press reports. The youngest of the acting Baldwin brothers was seeking $17 million in damages, claiming Costner knew BP was going to place a large order for the machines but withheld this information. Baldwin then sold his shares. Costner’s attorneys claimed Baldwin knew about the deal but didn’t want to take the risk of waiting for a binding contract. (Associated Press)

Woody Allen. (Todd Williamson - Invision/AP)
When Woody Allen was spotted having dinner with Lindsay Lohan in May, some of us wondered whether the next stop of the Lohan comeback train was one of his films. But now we know the get together was just a social call. The “To Rome, With Love” director told the Wall Street Journal, “I met her at a party and we got together for dinner, but I would not hesitate for a second to use her if I had a role that was good for her because she’s an extremely talented girl.” (WSJ)

The second wave of Teen Choice Award nominations have been released. See a full list here.

R. Kelly owes nearly $5 million in back taxes, which makes Lauryn Hill’s $1.6 million debt to the IRS look pretty tame. (Associated Press)

Jean Dujardin is in talks to join Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf,” which already stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. (Variety)

A Newsie heads to TV, after the jump.

Tony nominee and “Newsies” star Jeremy Jordan will join “Smash” for its second season. (TV Line)

Do you remember when Benedict Cumberbatch apparently slammed the second season of “Downton Abbey” to the New York Times? Well, the actor told TV Line is was just a joke: “Oh God, you would not believe it! I mean, honestly, it’s like people don’t have any sense of irony or a brain.” (TV Line)

In this edition of kids these days, we have a Bieber fan who tweeted, “Justin Bieber is much bigger than Kurt Cobain, so shut up. Did Kurt Cobain ever have the biggest fanbase on Twitter? NO.” Cobain died in 1994 — the same year Bieber was born — and Twitter was launched in 2006. (Jezebel)

So Oprah talked to the Kardashians and this is a clip from the interview, set to air Sunday. Watch it below.

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