Category Archives: Entertainment

Court Supports EMI in Lawsuit Over Duke Ellington’s Royalties

*New York’s highest court is backing EMI in a lawsuit filed against the music publisher by Duke Ellington’s heirs. Descendants of the late pianist, bandleader and composer have been seeking half the royalties from foreign sales of his music, according to Billboard. Their original 2010 suit alleges breach of the
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Justice Dept. Upset With New Leaks in Michael Brown Case

*The Justice Department has criticized what it calls a series of of “selective leaks” from the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., claiming authorities are trying to sway public opinion, The Los Angeles Times reported. The leaks from the official inquiry into
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Will Smith Bringing ‘Hitch’ to Television Via Fox TV

*Will Smith will executive produce a small screen version of his film “Hitch’ through a new deal with Fox TV, reports Deadline.com. The romantic comedy series will be based on the hit 2005 movie which starred Smith as love guru Hitch who ironically becomes a fumbling mess when around the
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Oscar Buzzed About ‘Birdman’ Exposes the Pysche

The New York Film Festival closed with one of its strongest films, “Birdman.” One of last year’s New York Film Festival’s fave, “Twelve Years a Slave,” received the Academy trophy for Best Film. The much Oscar buzzed “Birdman” is gathering steam as the awards frenzy gears up for another year.
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