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Spouse of Bob Dylan’s collaborator sues after music catalogue sale



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Bob Dylan and Common Music Group have been hit with a $7.25 million lawsuit for allegedly not paying out the property of one in every of Dylan’s collaborators following the blockbuster sale of his music catalogue, new court docket papers present.

The late Jacques Levy co-wrote 7 of 9 songs on Dylan’s 1976 album “Need” for which he’s owed 35% “of any and all revenue earned by the compositions” together with “35% of the acquisition worth paid to the Dylan defendants,” in response to spouse Claudia Levy’s, Manhattan Supreme Court docket lawsuit from Wednesday.

However Levy’s property was by no means compensated after the 79-year-old Dylan bought the rights to his roughly 600-song assortment to Common Music Group on Dec. 7, 2020 for over $300 million, the court docket submitting alleges.

Levy co-wrote songs with Dylan together with “Romance in Durango,” “Hurricane,” “Catfish,” “Joey,” “Cash Blues,” “Rita Mae,” “Mozambique,” “Oh Sister,” “Black Diamond Bay, a Bedtime Story” and “Isis,” the court docket papers say.

The album “Need” topped the Billboard Pop Album chart for 5 weeks, went double platinum, and was ranked 174th on Rolling Stone Journal’s “500 Biggest Albums of All Time”, the swimsuit highlighted.

Jacques Levy co-wrote 7 of 9 songs on Dylan's 1976 album "Desire."
Jacques Levy co-wrote 7 of 9 songs on Dylan’s 1976 album “Need.”
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Levy’s firm and spouse requested for “their rightful share” of the sale with Common Music Group on Dec. 14 or 15 however the “Blowin’ within the Wind” singer and his corporations have refused to fork over the cash, the court docket paperwork declare.

And that is along with a sample of “The Occasions They Are a-Changin’” musician not giving Levy songwriting credit score all through the years — together with within the 2019 movie “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese”, the court docket papers allege.

“The Dylan defendants have engaged in a civilly unsuitable sample and historical past of deliberately and maliciously ignoring and disregarding plaintiff’s rights, together with these to revenue and any and all income generated by the compositions, together with the topic buy-out of the catalog sale,” the swimsuit fees.

Levy — who handed away in 2004 — was a psychologist, trainer and theater director along with writing songs for different artists together with The Byrds and Carly Simon, the court docket papers say.

Claudia’s lawyer, Richard Golub informed The Publish, “there’s a nice artistic historical past between Jacques and Bob.”

“This lawsuit is a tragic try to unfairly revenue off of the current catalog sale,” Dylan’s lawyer, Orin Snyder, mentioned in a press release. “The plaintiffs have been paid all the things they’re owed.”

“We’re assured that we’ll prevail.  And after we do, we’ll maintain plaintiffs and their counsel accountable for bringing this meritless case,” Snyder mentioned.

A spokesman for Common Music Group declined to remark.


Girl leaves NSFW merchandise on show when boyfriend’s mother visits




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She ought to in all probability attempt to iron out just a few kinks earlier than the subsequent go to.

A lady shared a humiliating story on Reddit that ought to function a warning to us all: Clear the home earlier than the in-laws come to go to.

Within the saga, which has now gone viral, the unnamed girl begins by establishing that she “f – – ked up.” She explains that she and her boyfriend take pleasure in “sure issues,” together with some that contain attaching shackles to the espresso desk, which she often leaves in place out of comfort.

Lower to her boyfriend’s mother paying the couple a final minute go to.

“She sits down on the couch and she or he says, ‘So I don’t need to ask what’s up with {the handcuffs} on the desk however what’s up with {the handcuffs} on the desk?’ ” the lady replays.

“With a lifeless expression I simply stated ‘…don’t fear about it.’ “

A woman was horrified when her boyfriend's mother asked "what's up" with the shackles she left on their coffee table.
A lady was horrified when her boyfriend’s mom requested “what’s up” with the shackles she left on their espresso desk.
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A particularly awkward silence ensues, she writes, earlier than she decides to make clear that “They aren’t handcuffs. They’re shackles.”

Reddit felt the embarrassment radiating from all events and gave the publish a whopping 17.7K “upvotes.” Feedback praised the poster’s head-on method to the face-reddening second. “Appears like somebody’s getting shackles from their mom in regulation subsequent Christmas,” one commenter responded.

It may have been worse, although. The unique poster commented later that her boyfriend’s cage was fortunately disassembled and laid flat beneath the visitor mattress.

“I wasn’t joking although,” she wrote within the feedback. “His cage actually is presently disassembled and laying flat beneath the visitor mattress.”

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Taylor Swift responds to ‘sexist’ ‘Ginny & Georgia’ joke




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Taylor Swift followers are denouncing the hit new Netflix collection “Ginny & Georgia” over what they name egregious “slut shaming” of the notoriously lovesick icon.

The ultimate episode of the household drama sees single father or mother Georgia ask her teen daughter, Ginny, whether or not she’d moved on from boyfriend named Marcus within the collection.

“What do you care? You undergo males sooner than Taylor Swift,” Ginny sassed.

With that seemingly innocuous rib on the “Champagne Issues” singer, followers descended on social media to criticize the present’s writers for what they noticed as sexist joke.

“I used to be actually having fun with Ginny & Georgia till they’d so as to add the actually inappropriate Taylor Swift jab from a personality that’s purported to be a feminist,” tweeted one fan, including “RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT” to the thread.

“I used to be gonna watch Ginny and Georgia however not anymore. Even after the status tour doc, and the Miss Americana doc this bull continues to be occurring. RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” echoed one other.

Film still of "Ginny & Georgia" showing the mom and daughter embraced.
The whole first season of “Ginny & Georgia” is obtainable to stream on Netflix.

“Isnt it ironic how ginny and georgia is a present that supposedly promotes feminism but nonetheless makes outdated slutshaming jokes?? RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” added one other.

The backlash has put the pop star within the prime trending phrases on Twitter — once more — with the hashtag RESPECT TAYLOR SWIFT,” amassing 264,000 tweets and counting below the motto.

Swift herself even chimed in on the drama, with a sassy diss about their outdated joke:
“Hey Ginny & Georgia, 2010 referred to as and it needs its lazy, deeply sexist joke again. How about we cease degrading laborious working girls by defining this horse s – – t as FuNnY.”

She additionally tagged Netflix, saying that after her feminist documentary “Miss Americana,” “this outfit doesn’t look cute on you. Comfortable Ladies’s Historical past Month I assume.”

“Netflix will revenue out of profitable girls, air their documentaries, promote them as icons for Worldwide Ladies’s Day, & later approve misogynistic feedback about them of their reveals,” stated one other “full time stand,” who additionally identified that “it’s 2021 and we’re nonetheless calling out folks to respect Taylor Swift, & each different girl.”

Followers have been fast to say that Swift has been in a gradual relationship with actor Joe Alwyn since 2017. Previously, she’s been linked to the likes of Calvin Harris, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Kinds and John Mayer.

Talking of “love,” it was introduced simply final week that her hotly anticipated — and precariously scheduled — two-stop tour, dubbed “Love Fest,” has been cancelled. Swift stated of the choice, “Nobody is aware of what the touring panorama goes to appear like within the close to future

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Eden Sassoon calls out Dorit Kemsley’s alleged cosmetic surgery




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Former “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Eden Sassoon is asking out Dorit Kemsley over her new look.

Sassoon, 48, tweeted obvious before-and-after photographs of 44-year-old Kemsley on Sunday and criticized the Bravo actuality star for the outcomes.

“Why? A gorgeous lady w/ some fame & $ turns herself into a very completely different character,” she tweeted with a thinking-face emoji and a tongue-sticking-out emoji. “nooooo.”

In a follow-up tweet with extra photographs, Sassoon added, “NOTE TO ALL WOMEN … don’t over do it. TRUE BEAUTY IS WITHIN.”

A rep for Kemsley didn’t instantly return Web page Six’s request for remark.

Sassoon, the daughter of famed hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, joined “RHOBH” as a pal throughout Season 7 with Kemsley. Sassoon is now not on the present however Kemsley has been a collection common ever since.

The swimsuit designer addressed followers’ questions on her cosmetic surgery in January, revealing that she’s solely had work executed on her breasts.

“It drives me loopy when folks say I’ve had cosmetic surgery on my face- I’ve executed filler and Botox and I work with masterful make-up artists who can remodel your face,” she answered on Instagram. “If I ever resolve to do cosmetic surgery I promise I’ll fortunately share it.”

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