#CopyCat: Sam Smith Backs Down & Settles (Tom) Petty Dispute Over “Stay With Me”


Guess everyone (including Tom Petty's lawyers) agrees that Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" sounds A LOT like Petty's "I Won't Back Down." In a statement given to Rolling Stone, Smith's reps acknowledge the similarities between the songs and "Stay With Me" is now co-credited to Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne: "Not previously familiar with the 1989 ... See the Rest

Big Bucks 3: Daniel Morel vs Goliath (Getty Images)


The trial of Daniel Morel vs. Agence France Presse and Getty Images is set to begin with jury selection on November 13 in New York. Dniel Morel, the well-known photojournalist, took dramatic, award-winning photographs in Haiti during the first moments following the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated his native country. “If you have looked ... See the Rest

Copy, Right?: Robin Thicke in Court Over “Blurred Lines”

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Robin Thicke and co-composers Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris went to federal court in Los Angeles on August 15, seeking to preempt legal claims that "Blurred Lines" borrows too aggressively from late soul legend Marvin Gaye and the group Funkadelic. "Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic, and ... See the Rest

Hey, Close the Curtains: “The Neighbors” Lose Their Lawsuit


A New York City judge has sided with photographer Arne Svenson in a suit brought by a Tribeca family who were photographed in their home from across the street for his exhibit called The Neighbors. "While it makes the Fosters cringe to think that their private lives and images of their small children can find their way into the public forum of an ... See the Rest

Miss Thing Tried It With Elmo


Here is the alleged piece that almost took Elmo down forever. His (and I use that pronoun loosely) name is Sheldon Stephens and he (again, loosely) is now 24 years old. Apparently Miss Sheldon has a rap sheet that consists of trying to pass bad checks, reckless driving, and robbery. We can see where his career is heading, can't we? (via DListed) ... See the Rest

How Dare They Sue Our Master

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The SalSoul Orchestra has decided to slap Queen Madonna with a lawsuit stemming from her 1990 smash hit "Vogue." Now, you may be thinking, "Girl, why the hell did it take these tricks so long to sue her ass?" I will tell you. The SalSoul peeps said that the samples aren't obvious and were only recently detected due to new technology that isolates ... See the Rest

Number Three


Meet Fabian Zanzi, the third man to come forward and join in on the John Travolta-touched-me bandwagon. Fabian is accusing John of accosting him in 2009 aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship where Fabian was working. Fabian said that Travolta offered him $12,000 to have sex with him and he refused. Marty Singer, this may not be as easy as you ... See the Rest

It’s Getting Hot in Here


Oooooo chile, shit be heating up! OK, so apparently many, many more men have stepped forward to join in or at the very least give testimony to Okorie Okorocha, the legal ace handling this Travolta groping lawsuit. Legal tiger Marty Singer, who is representing Travolta, keeps denying accusations, but hunty, when all is said and done, how are you ... See the Rest