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]