Gilbert Arenas's Ex Can Appear On "Basketball Wives" In Part Because Obama And Dick Cheney Are Related

Gilbert Arenas did not want his former fiancé Laura Govan to appear on VH1's "Basketball Wives" or mention his name on it. So, he sued.

Well, a federal judge in California wasn't having it to the point that an anti-SLAPP motion was granted "that strikes all of Arenas' claims as an impingement of free speech except for allegations of a publicity rights infringement."

Gilbert maintained that "Govan's association with a show titled 'Basketball Wives' could establish a connection to Arenas' likeness and trademark." Well, it will. But, as reported by Hollywood Reporter, this afternoon's decision states:


In an age of tabloid journalism and celebrity obsession, news outlets frequently uncover and publicize connections between celebrities. For example, in the run-up to the 2008 election, it was widely reported that then-Senator Obama was a distant relative of then-Vice President Cheney, though presumably neither individual sought to be associated with the other.

Judge Rejects Gilbert Arenas' Attempts to Block VH1's 'Basketball Wives' (Exclusive) [The Hollywood Reporter]