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Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Snooki sued for $7 million; Kris Humphries signs $8 million deal with New Jersey Nets

Snooki poses at a launch event for her new perfume, one of her many merchandising angles. (Amanda Schwab - AP)
Snooki, the “Jersey Shore” star, noted author and esteemed college campus speaker, is being sued for $7 million by the licensing company SRG. The case is actually a countersuit against Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, who filed a suit against SRG in October in which she accused the company of not fulfilling its obligations to license Snooki-related merchandise and asked to be released from her contract.SRG’s countersuit accuses one half of Team Meatball of negotiating other potential deals while still contractually bound to SRG. Wait, so Snooki was trying to hook up with other licensing companies? I’m sorry, that just does not sound like her. (Entertainment Weekly)

In other situations involving multi-million dollars and the state of New Jersey, Kris Humphries , soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian , has signed a one-year, $8 million deal to continue playing for the New Jersey Nets. (Yahoo! Sports)

Nicole Murphy, ex-wife of Eddie Murphy and fiance of Michael Strahan, reportedly lost $7 million (this figure keeps coming up today) of her divorce settlement after investing the cash overseas, per the advice of purported con man Troy Davis Stratos. Stratos, who allegedly never invested the money and instead spent it on himself, is currently facing charges of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. (New York Daily News)

Westminster Abbey’s Christmas card pays tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Duchess Catherine . Still hoping mine shows up in the mail soon. (Daily Mirror)

The good news: Ryan Gosling appears in a “Drunk History Christmas” on Funny or Die. The bad news for those who fantasize about being Gosling’s wife: His girlfriend Eva Mendes appears in bed with him, she in her kerchief and he in his carp. (Note: The language in this video is both slurred and occasionally profane.) (Funny or Die)

Tom Cruise attempts a true mission: impossible — beating Jimmy Fallon in a tense game of wreath tossing — after the jump.

Jimmy Fallon proves that he’s ridiculously adept at wreath tossing, crushing Tom Cruise during a match-up on his late night show. That’s fine, Fallon. But can you climb up the side of a massive skyscraper in Mumbai? Didn’t think so.

Melissa Rosenberg, the scribe behind the “Twilight” film series, has become the highest grossing female screenwriter in Hollywood, bringing in more than $2.56 billion in revenue. Of course, few people go to “Twilight” movies because of the quality of the screenplays. But still ... kind of a victory for women? (Hollywood Reporter)

In honor of tonight’s “ American Horror Story ” finale, please enjoy this New York Magazine mash-up in which Connie Britton as Tami Taylor attempts to comfort Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon until the “Friday Night Lights” version of Britton finally realizes that things for her “AHS” counterpart are too screwed-up for even Mrs. “I appreciate that, y’all” to sort out.

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