1. ‘Glee’ Star Matthew Morrison Plans Stage Return in 'Finding Neverland'

    February 28, 2014 3:00 AM EST After a prolonged absence from musical theater during his five-season run on Fox's Glee, Matthew Morrison is slated to return to the stage in Finding Neverland, the first major theater project spearheaded by Harvey Weinstein. According to an unconfirmed report in The New York Times,…

  2. Justin Bieber Escapes Lawsuit From Bodyguard He Allegedly Beat Up

    February 03, 2014 2:13 PM EST Moshe Benabou sued the legally-troubled star after an altercation at a 2012 concert. Justin Bieber has put the breaks on one of his legal problems. The pop star, currently under fire after being arrested last week on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest, has resolved a…

  3. Jimi Hendrix Estate Wins Appeal Over Unlicensed Merchandise

    January 30, 2014 3:47 AM EST In a ruling that could be slightly disconcerting for entertainment studios, news outlets and others who have dealt with the confusing nature of publicity rights laws across the nation, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has given a victory to famous dead people. The case involved the estate of…

  4. Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw Lead ACM Awards Nominations

    January 29, 2014 10:46 AM EST The nominations were announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday morning (Jan. 29), and two of the format's veteran performers found at the top of the nominations list. ACM AWARDS: FULL COVERAGE 2014 ACM Awards! Billboard's ACM Awards Live Blog! ACM…

  5. 56th GRAMMYs Preview: Album of the Year

    January 20, 2014 2:25 PM EST A closer look at the releases that earned album of the year nominations for the 56th GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014. These five artistic statements are in the running for the album of the year honor at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Jump To: Song of the Year |…

  6. Kanye West Sues Amazon Over 'Coinye West' Cryptocurrency, Creators Concede

    January 14, 2014 8:23 PM EST "Coinye is dead. You win, Kanye," the former Coinye website now reads Kanye West is not letting the anonymous, decentralized nature of cryptocurrency get in the way of pursuing those behind "Coinye West." The hip-hop artist has filed a lawsuit, looking to hold liable those…

  7. Courtney Love to Defend Controversial Tweet on Monday

    January 13, 2014 12:19 AM EST This Monday, Courtney Love will go to trial in a groundbreaking case. The rock star will not only become the first celebrity to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet inside a U.S. courtroom, but she might have to address the wild and maybe uncontrollable way she's acted in the past. She&…

  8. Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over 'Shufflin' Line

    January 02, 2014 6:00 PM EST Shufflin' rhymes with hustlin', and now there's some legal fussin'. Hip-hop superstar Rick Ross, along with Jermaine Jackson, have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO, the Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo of Stefan Kendal Gordy (Redfoo) and Skyler…

  9. Rick Ross Allowed to Keep Stage Name Under First Amendment

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM EST The rapper was challenged in court by drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross With a First Amendment bullet, hip-hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin who ruled Los Angeles during the 1980s. That drug kingpin was "Freeway" Ricky Ross, who…

  10. Kanye West Sued Over Sample in 'Bound 2'

    December 25, 2013 5:20 PM EST Ricky Spicer, singer from The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, sued West over a sample in the song's chorus While Seth Rogen, James Franco and Ellen Degeneres got plenty of laughs for spoofing Kanye West's "Bound 2" single, one former soul singer is less than pleased by the…

  11. Jury Deciding If Courtney Love Tweet is Defamatory

    December 21, 2013 6:24 PM EST At a hearing on Friday morning, a Los Angeles judge decided that a jury should decide next month whether Courtney Love defamed her ex-attorney in a tweet and news interview. The ruling means that unless there is an unexpected settlement in the next two weeks, Love will become the first…

  12. Weird Al Settles with Sony Music Over Litany of Allegations

    December 18, 2013 9:37 PM EST "Weird Al" Yankovic has settled a lawsuit that his company Ear Booker brought against Sony Music in March 2012. The lawsuit was among many brought by musicians contending that record labels have breached contracts by improperly treating digital downloads as "sales" rather…

  13. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Talks 'The Night Before Christmas': Video Premiere

    December 11, 2013 10:44 AM EST Since "Duck Dynasty" made its' debut on A&E in March 2012, the Robertson family have become a national phenomenon. Their series, which recently wrapped up its' fourth season, is watched by millions of viewers each week. With their unique story -- detailing their…

  14. Sony Music Counters Beatles 'Lost Concert' Lawsuit

    December 10, 2013 7:41 PM EST On May 6, 2006, the Ziegfeld Theater in New York was scheduled to exhibit the documentary "The Beatles: The Lost Concert." The plan was to roll the film out to 500 theaters and then license it to television. Then, Screenvision was alerted to a licensing dispute and backed out of the…

  15. Aimee Mann Wins First Round of Digital Music Lawsuit

    December 02, 2013 7:21 PM EST In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online. In the cross-hairs of Mann's multimillion-dollar legal claims was a company called MediaNet, originally backed by EMI, AOL, BMG and RealNetworks…

  16. Toy Company Pulls Beastie Boys' Song in Ad, Attempts to Make Amends

    November 27, 2013 12:30 PM EST Fair use or not, Goldieblox has stopped the music. The toy company has replaced the Beastie Boys' song, "Girls," from the soundtrack to its controversial viral advertisement which shows three girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-type machine over alternative, empowering song…

  17. Marvin Gaye's Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over Four Disputed Songs

    November 27, 2013 1:18 AM EST There's a bit of a quirky new twist in Robin Thicke's lawsuit claiming that "Blurred Lines" wasn't stolen from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Marvin Gaye III, the adopted eldest of the singer's children, has hired his own attorney and has filed…

  18. Beastie Boys Accuse Maker of 'Girls' Viral Video of Copyright Infringement

    November 23, 2013 5:11 PM EST UPDATE: On Monday, the band released a letter saying while it was “impressed by the creativity and the message” of the Goldieblox video, “make no mistake, your video is an advertisement that is designed to sell a product, and long ago, we made a conscious decision not to permit our music…

  19. 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson on Chart-Topping Christmas Album: 'It's Crazy'

    November 21, 2013 11:30 AM EST Over the past couple of years, there have been a lot of changes for the Robertson family of 'Duck Dynasty' fame. According to Sadie Robertson – daughter of Willie and Korie, nowhere is that any more apparent than when she and her mother make a trip to the local Walmart. "Every…

  20. Madonna Wins 'Vogue' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 18, 2013 7:27 PM EST A lawsuit claiming that Madonna and producer Robert "Shep" Pettibone illegally sampled a tune on her 1990 international hit "Vogue," has been resolved with a ruling favor of the defendants. The original lawsuit was filed in July by VMG Salsoul, the copyright owner of a…

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