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The lawsuit also names Big Freedia, Asylum, Cash Money, and Republic as defendants A man has sued Drake and Big Freedia, claiming the artists improperly sampled his work on the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice for What,” TMZ reports. According to documents obtained by TMZ and Pitchfork, Samuel Nicholas III—who performs under the name Sam Skully—claims that Drake sampled […]

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 […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The standoff involves works by Pharrell Williams and other popular songwriters YouTube has apparently made the decision not to immediately remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles, Pharrell Williams and John Lennon, and as a result, the popular video website is being warned of the risks of […]

Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A company that works with casting directors to provide script “breakdowns” to agents is now in court over an alleged plot to dupe many actors and actresses Breakdown Services has detailed a “scheme” by which three individuals, allegedly working under various guises, misled talent managers and took advantage of vulnerable […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The fact that the late actor is already buried counts for something Actor Sherman Hemsley died in July 2012 of lung cancer at the age of 74, but he was not buried for four months thanks to a dispute between the business manager he lived with and a long-lost half-brother […]