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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian sue YouTube co-founder

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sued a co-founder of YouTube on Thursday claiming he violated a confidentiality agreement by posting a video of the couple’s marriage proposal to his new video-sharing website.

The couple’s lawsuit states Chad Hurley wasn’t invited to the elaborate Oct. 21 proposal at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, but was allowed to stay because he signed an agreement not to post any video or images from the event. West allowed other cameras to film the event for possible broadcast on E! Entertainment Television, home to his fiancée’s show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” according to the suit.

Hurley posted a fuzzy 2 1/2-minute-long video on his new website MixBit, that showed West proposing to Kardashian while an orchestra played. The video also showed the ensuing celebration with Kardashian’s family and invited guests toasting the newly engaged couple.

Kardashian and West are seeking unspecified damages from Hurley and his company, Avos Systems Inc.

West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday; the couple’s first child North West was born in June.

NBC picks up Fey-produced series

Tina Fey is about to go into bossy-pants mode (again) for NBC.

The peacock network has ordered straight-to-series 13 episodes of a new untitled comedy from Fey and her producing partner Robert Carlock that will star “The Office” alum Ellie Kemper. (Yep, you’re reading correctly: Fey will be behind the camera on this one.)

The single-camera comedy is to debut next fall and will center on a woman (Kemper) who escapes a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York City.

McGregor off to Great White Way

“Star Wars” and “Trainspotting” star Ewan McGregor will make his Broadway debut next year in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing.”

Roundabout Theatre Company said Thursday that McGregor will play the unhappily married Henry in the play under the direction of Sam Gold. Previews begin next October at the American Airlines Theatre.

McGregor was last seen on the stage in 2008 in London starring as Iago opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Othello at the Donmar Warehouse.

The birthday bunch

Actress Betsy Palmer is 87. Country singer Bill Anderson is 76. Actress Barbara Bosson is 74. Country singer-humorist Kinky Friedman is 69. Country singer Lyle Lovett is 56. Rock singer Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 51. Rock musician Rick Allen (Def Leppard) is 50. Country singer “Big Kenny” Alphin (Big and Rich) is 50. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 49. Actress Toni Collette is 41. Actress/talk show host Jenny McCarthy is 41.


 

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