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Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday and Wednesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. The setting for the public viewings could not be more fitting, according to Paula Marie Seniors, an associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech. “I think it’s […]

Here’s the latest in entertainment. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Film Allman asserts it was pushed into a settlement with Sarah Jones’ family, says that Randall Miller’s guilty plea doesn’t mean he’s guilty, and describes how it attempted to revive the rock & roll film. Two months after Midnight Rider director Randall Miller pled […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Pharrell Williams and the Marvin Gaye family continue their fight in court with new requests. The newest stage of the copyright battle over “Blurred Lines” has commenced with new motions being presented on Friday in a fight that resulted in a $7.4 million jury verdict this past March.U.S. District […]

Here’s what’s happening in entertainment. By Billboard Staff The music streaming service agrees to settle with the major labels and is “wiping its servers of all the record companies’ music, and surrendering ownership of its website, mobile apps and intellectual property.” A prolonged legal battle between Grooveshark and the three major labels has reached its […]

By Joe Lynch, Billboard A jury sided with Wendy Starland in her lawsuit against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari Nearly 10 years after joining forces with Rob Fusari to find “the female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes,”Wendy Starland has been awarded more than $7.3 million by a federal court for her role […]