Rapper Eminem's camp prevailed Wednesday in a copyright dispute with a political party in New Zealand that used a version of his song "Lose Yourself" without permission in a 2014 election ad.
The lawsuit was brought by the song's publisher, Eight Mile Style, which according to the New Zealand Herald was awarded the equivalent of about $412,000 U.S. The court in Wellington, New Zealand's capital, deemed that sum to be the "hypothetical license fee" the party should have paid for the song in the first place, as well as damages and interest.
"This decision is a warning to soundalike music producers and their clients everywhere,” a Sydney, Australia-based attorney whose firm repped Eight Mile Style told the Associated Press. "It sets a major precedent in New Zealand and will be influential in Australia, the U.K. and elsewhere."
The answer is probably not as positive as usual, as the enthusiastic talk show host suffered a scary — not spooky — moment during Tuesday morning's live broadcast.
Clad in a glitzy Statue of Liberty costume, Williams began slurring her words while introducing an audience participation segment late in the Halloween broadcast. Eyes wide, the host then went silent and stumbled before collapsing.
Production has halted on "House of Cards" in the wake of a recent accusation levied against Emmy-nominated star Kevin Spacey, Netflix and Media Rights Capital said Tuesday in a joint statement.
"MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on 'House of Cards' Season 6, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew," the statement read.
“Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp came forward Sunday night with an accusation that Spacey had made an unwanted sexual advance on him in 1986, when Rapp was just 14.
This year, a Tuesday Halloween arrives almost as an afterthought to the October costume parties that have flooded social media feeds for weeks.
You've seen the Kardashian family flit through dozens of costume combinations and witnessed a handful of celebs skulking down the red carpet as "Stranger Things" favorite Eleven, but have you seen some of the top-of-the-line costumes Hollywood has to offer?
Read on to find out which NBA stars are getting spooky, which couples are getting silly and which Oscar-winning actress is getting spoiler-y with some of the best celeb costumes of 2017.
It may be Halloween, but it was more like Christmas for Stephen Colbert, who could not help but break out into songs about Paul Manafort’s indictment on “The Late Show” Monday night.
“It’s almost Halloween, and this year is going to be super spooky for Donald Trump because special prosecutor and off-duty Lurch Robert Mueller just announced the first indictment in the Russia investigation,” Colbert said at the top of his show.
Mueller, of course, has been investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and any efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, who served as Trump’s campaign manager, and his top aide Richard W. Gates III have been accused of 12 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering.
The Producers Guild of America has taken an unprecedented step to solidify its position on disgraced studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, announcing Monday that the organization's board has voted unanimously to ban Weinstein from the guild for life.
“As was recently reported, the Producers Guild’s National Board of Directors voted unanimously to initiate proceedings to terminate the membership of Harvey Weinstein," read a statement from the guild issued Monday. "The PGA Constitution requires that members be given 15 days’ notice before disciplinary action is taken. The Guild has received notice that rather than addressing the Guild’s charges, Mr. Weinstein elected to resign his membership in the Producers Guild."
"In light of Mr. Weinstein’s widely reported behavior — with new reports continuing to surface even now — the Producers Guild’s National Board has voted unanimously to enact a lifetime ban on Mr. Weinstein, permanently barring him from PGA membership," the statement continued. "This unprecedented step is a reflection of the seriousness with which the Guild regards the numerous reports of Mr. Weinstein’s decades of reprehensible conduct."
Lydia Night, the singer for the L.A. rock band the Regrettes, made her first public statement after being attacked onstage during a performance on Sunday, writing that "someone invaded my safe space in an aggressive manner and that is absolutely not okay."
Representatives for the band said that Night does not have plans to file complaints against the festival or its promotion partner, Live Nation. Representatives for the Growlers 6 festival did not return for requests for comment and have not yet made a public statement on the attack.