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The UFC and its streaming partner are expected to settle a class-action lawsuit over streaming problems with "The Money Fight" between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, awarding partial or full refunds to fans unable to watch the blockbuster event in its entirety.
The settlement, which has met preliminary approval from a federal judge in Nevada, offers "tiered refunds" to fans depending on how much of the event they were unable to watch due to technical difficulties, according to a press release issued by Hart Robinovitch Zimmerman Reed LLP, which represents plaintiffs in the suit against the UFC and streaming partner NeuLion.
CBS crime drama accused of ripping off Bones, showrunner apologizes
The showrunner of the new CBS crime procedural Instinct is apologizing to the creator of Fox’s Bones for a story line that bore some striking similarities to the long-running former hit series. On Twitter, Instinct producer Michael Rauch expressed regret to Bones, its fans, and its creator Hart Hanson on Monday for an episode that had “very distressing” albeit “unintentional” elements that were similar to the other show: Yeah, heard about this. Very distressing and 100% unintentional. Looking into it and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And of course apologies to Bones (and their fans). Thanks for the heads up. @HartHansonhttps://t.co/1ZkgOLQfwc— Michael Rauch (@Michael_Rauch) April 2, 2018 Here’s what happened: Based on author James Patterson’s Murder Games, Instinct stars Alan Cumming as a former CIA officer helping the NYPD solve crimes.The show’s third episode aired Sunday night titled “Secrets and Lies” (already the name of another TV show, btw). The story line was about the murder of an Amish teenager who moved to the big city. The detectives find popsicle sticks in the teen’s childhood bedroom. The feathers later remind the investigators of piano keys, and they realize he secretly played piano, and then they interview the victim’s piano teacher. The Bones episode was from 2009 and titled “The Plain in the Prodigy.” It was also about the murder of a young Amish man who moved to the big city.
Fans who missed over 5 minutes of Mayweather vs. McGregor will get a full refund of the $99.99 pay-per-view price. Those who missed some, but less than 5 minutes, will get $50. And those who missed only preliminary bouts will get $25.
Fans who also were out money for food and beverage bought for viewing parties will receive a smaller token of consideration: They get a choice between one to three months of free access to UFC Fight Pass or a $5 payment.
The settlement will move toward final approval after a comment period and a fairness hearing scheduled for July 20.
The class-action lawsuit was filed this past October by fight fan Cameron Park, who alleged the UFC and Neulion violated state consumer protection laws when they delivered a faulty pay-per-view product. It was one of eight class-action suits filed by disgruntled fans after high demand overwhelmed online and broadcast platforms carrying the event, resulting in widespread outages.
'Big Little Lies': Meryl Streep Makes Her Debut in First Photo
Yep, she's a series regular in the second season of HBO's Emmy-winning drama.Star Nicole Kidman on Thursday shared the first image of her new co-star on the Emmy-winning limited series-turned-drama."First day on the set with Meryl and 'my' darling boys!" Kidman captioned her Instagram post.
Showtime and the UFC offered refunds to those affected by the technical difficulties immediately after the event. They downplayed the severity of technical glitches encountered by fans, who flooded social media with complaints as outages began.
Despite the issues, UFC President Dana White claimed the spectacle showdown between then-UFC lightweight champ McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC, 0-1 boxing) and boxing king Mayweather (50-0 boxing) set a record for the most lucrative pay-per-view event in history, drawing 6.7 million worldwide buys. But Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza said the event did not break the domestic pay-per-view record, resulting in an ugly war of words that continues to this day.
This past Saturday, Mayweather said he remains interested in fighting in the UFC, but said Showtime and CBS would need to be involved. At the press conference for UFC 223, White said, "that ain't happening" and called Espinoza several unflattering names.
Clayne Crawford Explains His ‘Lethal Weapon’ Reprimands, Apologizes to Cast and Crew .
Star Clayne Crawford apologized to the cast and crew of “Lethal Weapon” Tuesday in the wake of reports claiming that his behavior on set has endangered the future of the Fox drama. In a statement posted on Instagram, Crawford provided details of two on-set incidents for which he was reprimanded, both related to concerns over working conditions. Crawford said that in the first incident, which occurred last fall, he “reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conducive to good work,” prompting an angry response from the director and assistant director of the episode being shot. Crawford said that, following instruction from Warner Bros.