WOW. Someone cleaned out!
We reported last month that after almost two years of legally trying to rip each other's throats out over custody and financial support, Melissa Etheridge and her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, had reached a settlement in their domestic partnership split. It appears that the latter ended up receiving quite a significant chunk of change…in royalties from the rock star's music!
That right, under the terms of the agreement, Tammy walks away with 50% of the royalties from
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How many lawsuits did he have over Tha Carter III?!
Just last month, Lil' Wayne settled a $20 million lawsuit with producer Darius "Deezle" Harrison over royalties for the track Lollipop, and now, the rapper has once again cleared up another over the SAME album, this one from David Kirkwood for owed royalties for Love Me Or Hate Me!
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Oh snap! Someone missed their flight, LOLz!!
Christine Dominguez claims she contributed a substantial amount of work to the production of B.O.B. hit, Airplanes.
Unfortunately for her, she was completely cut out of the credit and payroll roster. And she's suing producers Kinetics and One Love for the lack of recognition.
With the papers filed in New York, her legal team states:
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Poor Julie Taymor!
It must be pretty rough being thrown around in conversations of Broadway Spiderman's many hurdles.
Not only that but she claims she's been missing out on all the sweet gold she deserves for doing her part (albeit a controversial one). And now she's ready to sling it back in the producers' faces.
The Stage Director and Choreographers' Society (SDC) have already filed a claim against the producers for failing to pay Julie her proper royalties earlier this year.
And now Julie is filing some paperwork of her own — a big, fat lawsuit!
Her lawyer states:
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Whoa! Such a huge amount!
Producers of the movie Napoleon Dynamite are suing Fox Searchlight for $10 million for home video royalties and television licensing fees they claim were not paid to them.
They claim that they had several distributors who were interested in buying the film at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, but they went with Fox Searchlight because of the high royalties that were offered to them.
The complaint also says that Fox Searchlight agreed to pay 31.66% of net profits on home video, however a 2008 audit shows that Fox was only paying them at a 9.66% rate!
What the…!!! NOT COOL!
They're suing for the fees, royalties and breach of contract.
They totally took advantage of the underdog. Really bad business, Fox. The movie made nearly $45 million and the producers should get their proper share. Pay up!
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