entertainment business

Global superstar Rihanna, full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has filed a lawsuit against her father, Ronald Fenty, over the name of his entertainment company. Rihanna claims that his talent development company Fenty Entertainment, which was founded in 2017, breaches her trademark of the “Fenty” name. Despite it being the name he passed down to her, Fenty […]

When ABC revealed that “Black-ish” would have a spinoff, sister network Freeform raced to sign the series up. For Freeform, “Grown-ish” would hit all the right notes — it came with a proven pedigree in creator Kenya Barris, and even more important, featured a young, diverse cast. The decision was a wise one, indeed. “We […]

Talk about your blank spaces: Taylor Swift is about to have one in the spot where her label affiliation goes. In less than three months’ time, she’ll be a free agent, as the first anniversary of the release of her sixth album, “Reputation,” marks the official expiration of her obligation to Big Machine Records and […]

(CNN) With her powerhouse voice, Aretha Franklin could make any song an event. The late singer drew from a range of inspirations — her life, her loves, her faith — to bring passion to every verse. When she sang it, you believed it. Behind every great song is a story. Here are five of hers. […]

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 […]

LeBron James and his multimedia platform, Uninterrupted, were sued by a Detroit barbershop that claims trademark infringement over the NBA star’s web series. The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan by Sebastian Jackson, owner of the The Social Club Grooming Co. He says the concept for […]

‘Black Panther’ becomes highest-grossing superhero film ever “Pacific Rim: Uprising” was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend, ending the five-week run of “Black Panther.” The sequel to to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film, “Pacific Rim,” which stars John Boyega, delivered an estimated $122.5 million overseas and $28 million domestically. Marvel’s “Black […]

“In short, the Appellants were erroneously ‘hustled’ out of court, and now deserve to be heard on the merits.”

Here is the latest in entertainment legal news. A roundup of entertainment law news, including two hushed holiday settlements. A West Virginia pharmacy owner says CBS newscasts maliciously made him the face of the West Virginia painkiller epidemic and put him out of business, according to a $15 million lawsuit filed in West Virginia federal […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news. The streaming giant argues it has every right to challenge Fox’s use of fixed-term contracts. If Netflix had its way, some of the brightest minds in the entertainment industry would be coming to work for the streaming giant. But there’s one big problem. Ask Iva Colter, the director […]