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The two-and-a-half hour telecast, back in primetime on Sunday night, averaged 10.1 total million viewers — a huge 66 percent boost from last year's mediocre Thursday run that drew only 6.1 million, a more than 50 percent drop from 2011's record-breaking audience.
Radio personality Eddie “Piolín” Sotelo filed a lawsuit today against six former Univision employees and their Los Angeles attorneys, alleging civil extortion and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit claims the defendants “attempted to extort $4.9 million from plaintiff under the threat of publicly embarrassing plaintiff and damaging his reputation by the disclosure of false and misleading allegations.”
The songwriter and producer, who's credited on such global smashes as Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and "My Life Would Suck Without You," Pink's "Who Knew" and Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl," among others, was among the last candidates standing after a months-long search for a third judge to join returning panel members Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez (the latter has not officially been announced).
SoundExchange has filed a lawsuit against SiriusXM Radio that contends SiriusXM "systematically underpaid" royalties from 2007 to 2011. The complaint was filed on Monday (Aug. 26) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. SoundExchange seeks compensatory damages of $50 million to $100 million or more, plus late fees and interest.
Hibbert has filed the $20 million lawsuit in Richmond Circuit Court against Venture Richmond and Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers Inc. The suit also names security-provider Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. and another company that provided concessions for the concert.
During the VMAs telecast, Cyrus performed her Billboard Hot 100 top 10 single "We Can't Stop," and then participated in a medley of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and "Give It 2 U" (with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar).
According to two sources, the story began with an erroneous email from a mailing list. XXL then posted an item about the show on Friday, the first mention of the rumor Billboard was able to find online. The rumor was then put into overdrive on Saturday via RevoltTV, Sean Combs' new TV venture in a since-deleted tweet that seemed to confirm the event.
It started yesterday when Perry used her Twitter account to retweet President Obama's plea for youth sign up for Obamacare via social media.
An organisation backed by Miley Cyrus's dad has criticised a raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance by ... Miley Cyrus. The Parents Television Council have accused MTV of "falsely manipulating the content rating" for their program, encouraging children to watch "adults-only material" such as Cyrus's twerking routine with Robyn Thicke.
The silent disco is a recent trend that sees people using headphones to come together and enjoy a concert quietly while in a shared space, and a new Apple patent appears to want to capitalize on this somewhat off-beat trend to promote a new kind of music sharing.
Revelations about vast US data collection programs are starting to hit American tech companies, which are ramping up pressure for increased transparency to try to mitigate the damage.
Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines has been an unexpected boon for an 86-year-old classical music composer from Canada. John Beckwith has seen sales surge for his own composition of the same name, a 1997 duet for harpsichord and violin.
One of the biggest sync opportunities in video games, Grand Theft Auto sees players take on the role of a gangster in an open world crime simulation.
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