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The charity trust of Truman Capote is suing Paramount Pictures over the rights to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Paramount claims they bought the rights for $300,000, but Truman Capote set up a trust before his death, claiming they owed the book’s rights. The trust’s executor, Alan Schwarts, claims in the lawsuit that the rights to develop a prequel,...
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Songwriter Josh Stone has sued Ariana Grande for allegedly sampling his song “You Need It, I Got It” from 2017 in her song “7 Rings.” Josh previously filed suit for all profits from Grande’s song, “Thank You, Next,” and an injunction prohibiting her from continuing to sell the music. Grande is seeking a court dismissal....
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Jeffrey Scott, a veteran TV screenwriter who wrote for the original Muppet Babies series in 1983, is suing Dismisappropriatedght infringement, breach of contract, and fraud, all stemming from his 1983 contract with Marvel Production and the Jim Henson Company. Scott says Disney has allegedly “misapproprated Kermit and Piggy elements,” that he says he owns. The lawsuit...
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Empire star, Terrence Howard,  has taken 20th Century Fox Film to court over compensation issues. Howard has claimed that studio executives copied the logo, which features his profile, for the movie “Hustle & Flow,” a film he helped produce. Now he is demanding that Paramount Studios obtain copyright from him and is suing for breach of contract. ...
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