MOVIES 

B.B. King Estate at Odds with Wendell Pierce Over Movie About Blues Legend

Exclusive Wendell Pierce might be singing the blues soon, because he’s NOT been tapped to play B.B. King in an upcoming film as he’s proclaimed … according to King’s estate anyway. Pierce — known for his roles on “The Wire” and “Treme” — made his announcement Monday, saying … “We are official. Preparation has begun on a film where I will be honored to play the great, BB King. Humbled.” Something doesn’t add up though, because Vassal Benford — chairman of B.B.’s estate — tells TMZ … they’re furious Pierce…

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MOVIES 

‘Borat’ Creators Sued by Holocaust Survivor’s Estate for Callously Tricking Her

A Holocaust survivor speaking with Sacha Baron Cohen for his new ‘Borat’ movie was callously duped, because she thought he was making a legit documentary … so claims her estate in a new lawsuit. The estate of Judith Dim Evans — who, according to the legal docs, is a “well-known speaker and expert regarding the Holocaust” — is going after the makers of the upcoming ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ for allegedly tricking her into doing an interview around the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020. According to the suit ……

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FASHION 

Nipsey Hussle’s Estate Sues Crips Co. Over ‘Marathon’ Trademark

Exclusive Nipsey Hussle‘s estate is taking a Crips company to court … the late rapper’s relatives are suing over his famous slogan. Nipsey’s brother, Samiel Asghedom, just filed suit against Crips LLC — you read that right, the gang’s gone corporate — over the rights to Hussle’s “The Marathon Continues” slogan. According to the new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, the estate claims the Crips organization filed a couple trademarks for the phrase last year — one for various services and another for clothing — despite Hussle’s family owning several ‘Marathon’…

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