The Game was ordered to pay his former nanny Karen Monroe more than $200,000 in damages following a 2013 Instagram rant where he accused her of doing "very inappropriate and unbecoming things of a babysitter."
"Sometimes it's hard to be a woman," Tammy Wynette croons on the first line on her 1968 classic "Stand By Your Man." In recent years that's proven particularly true in commercial country, where a fairly anonymous army of beer-swilling dudes in plaid shirts have dominated the charts. The crest of so-called “bro-country” recently earned seemingly infallible stars like Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton the dubious distinction of being the lettuce in the country "salad," while the women are the tomatoes (far less plentiful, on purpose) -- at least according to one guileless country radio programmer who used that ill-advised metaphor to explain the lack of women on his playlist.
More than a week after the controversy started, organizers have finally released a statement to the press, distancing itself from brouhaha, not mentioning the name Trump anywhere in the document and stating the show will go on.
The Kobalt Music Group has signed on to serve as global administrator for Blue Mountain Music, which includes the complete works of Bob Marley. That and other moves highlight this week's installment of Publishing Briefs.
Lady Gaga tried to show her support for Chicago's Gay Pride festivities on Sunday by posting an Instagram picture of her overlooking what she thought was the parade -- but was in fact the the Chicago Mariachi and Folklórico Festival.