Eminem’s music publisher wants a bigger slice from Apple. Eight Mile Style LLC and a co-plaintiff, Martin Affiliated LLC, are suing Apple Inc., claiming they never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple’s iTunes service. The non-jury trial is expected to start tomorrow in the rapper’s hometown of Detroit, unless a settlement is reached today. It’s unclear from court documents how much money is at stake, but the plaintiffs claim Apple wrongfully gained $2.5 million through iTunes downloads.
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Extortion trial beginsProsecutors said yesterday that a paramedic who treated John Travolta’s son shortly before he died in the Bahamas threatened to release private information unless the movie star paid $25 million. “Contact was made with certain persons to communicate a threat to John Travolta,’’ prosecutor Bernard Turner said in his opening argument. Ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne and former Bahamas senator Pleasant Bridgewater, a co-defendant who allegedly acted as an intermediary, have pleaded innocent to extortion charges. Defense lawyers had not yet presented opening arguments.
‘Symbol’ sales surgeDoubleday announced yesterday that hardcover, audio, and e-book sales for Dan Brown’s “The Lost Symbol’’ topped 2 million copies for its first week of release in the United States, Britain, and Canada.
Obsession"I'm fascinated. That's all I care about." -- John Stamos, talking about how Gina Gershon, his costar in the Broadway revival of "Bye Bye Birdie," appeared in the trash 1995 movie "Showgirls"
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