Florida’s New Law Sparks Legal Battle, Strippers and Entertainment Venues Sue Over Age Restrictions Claiming First Amendment Violations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A 19-year-old former stripper has initiated a legal challenge against the state of Florida over a new law that prohibits individuals under the age of 21 from working in adult entertainment venues. The law, which was enacted this week, aims to combat human trafficking according to proponents, but those opposed argue it infringes on constitutional freedoms. The young woman, formerly employed at Café Risque near Gainesville, contends that the regulation not only deprived her of her livelihood but also impedes her First Amendment right to freedom of expression. The lawsuit, filed in … Read more

Sphere Entertainment Co. Teases Positive Earnings After a Quarter of Operations in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada – Sphere Entertainment Co., the company behind the $2.3 billion performance venue known as Sphere, is set to report earnings in early February after a full quarter of operation. The venue has been the talk of the town since it started glowing on the Fourth of July, but company officials have remained tight-lipped about the number of attendees and revenue generated. However, despite the lack of specific data, it appears that Sphere may have turned a corner after reporting significant losses in the previous quarter. The U2 residency at the venue has … Read more

Calling All Power Lawyers: Submit Nominations for the Entertainment Industry’s Definitive Ranking

LOS ANGELES, California — The Hollywood Reporter is now accepting nominations for its 18th annual Power Lawyers feature, which ranks the top attorneys in the entertainment industry. To nominate someone for consideration, submit a form by 6 p.m. PT on February 16. Each year, the editors at THR review hundreds of nominations and carefully vet candidates to compile a list of the lawyers Hollywood relies on for significant legal battles and groundbreaking talent deals. When submitting nominations, it is important to highlight the attorney’s accomplishments from the past year, focusing on recent and ongoing work … Read more