The Hollywood Reporter

Here’s the latest on the “Blurred Lines” trial. By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and members of the Marvin Gaye family were on hand at a Los Angeles federal courtroom for the start of the copyright infringement trial. The “Blurred Lines” trial is underway in a Los Angeles federal courtroom. On […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Are the days of hearing one of Jay Z’s biggest hits at concert over? An Egyptian film composer’s heir seeks an injunction. The marathon litigation over Jay Z‘s sampling of an old Egyptian tune for his blockbuster song, “Big Pimpin’,” took a new turn on Wednesday after the nephew […]

Former CFO was denied his Executive Producer Credit. By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter Former Worldview CFO Hoyt David Morgan fought with colleagues at the Cannes Film Festival. Later, he says, his credit on the acclaimed film was sold to another investor for millions. After a court hearing last week, former Worldview Entertainment CFO Hoyt […]

By Austin Siegemund-Broka, The Hollywood Reporter Jennifer Lee Pryor doesn’t find an online vendor’s design so funny. An image of Richard Pryor superimposed with the word “swag” has earned a T-shirt designer a lawsuit from the comedian’s widow. In a concise 6-page complaint, Jennifer Lee Pryor claims that the online-based FretShirt has infringed her rights to the […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter On Wednesday, the entertainment giant beat a lawsuit claiming it was “stalling the next evolution of human transportation on this planet.” The Walt Disney Co. will no longer have to face a lawsuit over a man’s ambitious plan to launch a flying car after a Delaware court held that […]

By Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter The criminal charges against Michael Egan proceed in North Carolina, as does a malicious prosecution suit in Hawaii. Michael Egan — who sued X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others last April for teen sex abuse, only to drop his suits within months in the face of his own contradictory […]

By Eriq Garner, The Hollywood Reporter At a private meeting last June, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred allegedly took out his agreement with the team and remarked, “How bad is it?” Normally, the quietest month for Major League Baseball is January. Not this year. Next week, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider the league’s […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A care package featuring Eminem songs is “contraband personified,” says the music giant In the past year, record companies have been in court claiming copyright infringement on planes in the sky and in automobiles on the road. Not every target has to be moving. Some are in prisons. On Tuesday, […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter An appeals court won’t allow the game company’s First Amendment arguments to overcome athletes’ publicity rights On Tuesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to end a lawsuit over Madden NFL, the popular football video game series published by Electronic Arts. The lawsuit was brought by retired NFL […]

by Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter Michael Egan admitted falsely targeting ‘Gay Hollywood,’ says an amended complaint, but a pending criminal case might — or might not — delay a jury trial on the issue Michael Egan — who sued X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others earlier this year for 1997-1999 teen sex abuse […]