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Irving Azoff Threatens to Yank 20,000 Songs from YouTube (Exclusive)

12 November 2014 3:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Many works composed by popular musicians including The Eagles, Pharrell Williams, Boston, Foreigner, John Lennon, Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell and George and Ira Gershwin could be headed off YouTube. On Wednesday, just as Google announced the coming launch of YouTube Music Key, its much-anticipated subscription service to compete against Spotify and Pandora, a compensation dispute was triggered. Music industry heavyweight Irving Azoff tells The Hollywood Reporter that he is prepared to take 42 of his clients, representing some 20,000 copyrighted works, away from the YouTube ecosystem including the new subscription service. The move is a huge shot across

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- Eriq Gardner

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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Law

28 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tiffany A. Dunn, 39

Senior counsel and office manager of administration, Nashville, Loeb & Loeb

Dunn attended Nashville’s Belmont U., majoring in music business and minoring in classical voice. “I thought it would be fun to dip my toes in both ends of the pool,” she says. Today, she’s a standout at Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville office, working with B.B. King, Carrie Underwood, the Civil Wars, Vince Gill, the Grand Ole Opry and the John R. Cash Revocable Trust. “There’s so much to be garnered from the (Cash) brand, not only with respect to copyrights but also the right of publicity and trademarks,” she says.

Uri Fleming, 40

Partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo

Fleming’s resume includes mega-deals such as the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount and the sale of DreamWorks’ library to Dune/Soros. He’s a key player on teams repping “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling in »

- Variety Staff

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Hollywood’s New Leaders: Law

28 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tiffany A. Dunn, 39

Senior counsel and office manager of administration, Nashville, Loeb & Loeb

Dunn attended Nashville’s Belmont U., majoring in music business and minoring in classical voice. “I thought it would be fun to dip my toes in both ends of the pool,” she says. Today, she’s a standout at Loeb & Loeb’s Nashville office, working with B.B. King, Carrie Underwood, the Civil Wars, Vince Gill, the Grand Ole Opry and the John R. Cash Revocable Trust. “There’s so much to be garnered from the (Cash) brand, not only with respect to copyrights but also the right of publicity and trademarks,” she says.

Uri Fleming, 40

Partner, Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo

Fleming’s resume includes mega-deals such as the sale of DreamWorks to Paramount and the sale of DreamWorks’ library to Dune/Soros. He’s a key player on teams repping “Harry Potter” author J. K. Rowling in »

- Variety Staff

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James Brown's New Doc: 9 Things We Learned From 'Mr. Dynamite'

28 October 2014 6:31 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

While James Brown fans already got the opportunity to see Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul in this summer's Get on Up, Alex Gibney (Finding Fela, Taxi to the Dark Side) tackled the real thing in HBO's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, a new documentary on the singer that premiered Monday night.

More hagiography than warts-and-all bio — the film omits Brown's arrests on weapons charges and only mentions one instance of many domestic abuse allegations in passing — the Mick Jagger-produced film still enlists many of Brown's former musicians, »

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The Wonder Years (is finally) on DVD

7 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Wonder Years

Cast: Fred Savage, Josh Saviano, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Daniel Stern, Jason Hervey

Due Out: October 7, 2014

Who’S It For? “The Wonder Years” is timeless. Thankfully it doesn’t feel dated simply because I was a child of the ’80s trying to understand life in the late ’60s. “The Wonder Years” was my gateway drug to a nostalgia I didn’t even know. Like many of you, I grew up with Kevin. I hoped for Winnie, I had friends like Paul (and probably was Paul more than I realized).

I can’t wait to show “The Wonder Years” to my son. I’ll have to wait, because he hasn’t even turned two yet, but now I have six episodes to show him, and hopefully that will just be the beginning.

TV Score: 10/10

Courtesy of Starvista

Named by TV Guide as one of the “Top 20 Shows of the ’80s, »

- Jeff Bayer

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John Oliver Is the Angriest Man in Fake News: Inside the New Issue

24 September 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

For the cover story of Rolling Stone's TV Issue (on stands Friday) former Daily Show correspondent and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver takes senior writer Brian Hiatt behind the creation of his acclaimed weekly show and sheds some light on the history of the man behind the acerbic, cynical humor. 

Oliver discusses how working alongside his mentor Jon Stewart for seven and a half years on The Daily Show prepared him for Last Week Tonight, but notes the difference between Stewart's show and his own. "I wanted to take everything Jon had taught me… »

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Dancing With The Stars 19 Eliminated Lolo Jones & Keo Motsepe Tonight,September 16th

16 September 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Tonight's elimination show, kicked off with an opening dance performance to “Bo$$” by Fifth Harmony. After that, they quickly got right down to business by revealing that Antonio & Cheryl were safe. Tavis & Sharna were safe,and that Betsey & Tony had landed in jeopardy. The judges voted for Alfonso & Witney to do an encore of their awesome performance from last night. After they rocked that out, they revealed that Janel & Val were safe. Randy & Karina were safe, and that Michael and Emma were in jeopardy. Next, Aloe Blacc and Smokey Robinson performed with a dance assist from pro dancers, Mark Ballas and Witney Carson. After a break, they revealed that Alfonso & Witney were safe. Sadie & Mark were safe. Bethany & Derrick were safe. And Lea & Artem were in jeopardy. After that, new pro dancers, Keo, Allison and Artem perform a special routine. After another break, they revealed that Tommy & Peta were safe and Lolo. »

- Andre

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Strictly Come Dancing 2014 celebrity, professional pairings revealed

7 September 2014 1:59 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Strictly Come Dancing 2014 pairings have been revealed.

During tonight's (September 7) launch show, the 15 famous faces who will be taking to the dancefloor, discovered which professional dancer would be guiding them throughout the series.

The launch show featured a special performance from Strictly Come Dancing 2013 champion Abbey Clancy and her partner Aljaz Skorjanec, as well as musical performances from 5 Seconds of Summer, Imelda May and Smokey Robinson.

Sir Bruce Forsyth also made a special return, in which he officially handed over the presenting baton to Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman.

Digital Spy presents the Strictly Come Dancing 2014 pairs below:

Alison Hammond and Aljaz Skorjanec

Caroline Flack and Pasha Kovalev

Frankie Bridge and Kevin Clifton

Gregg Wallace and Aliona Vilani

Jake Wood and Janette Manrara

Jennifer Gibney and Tristan MacManus

Judy Murray and Anton Du Beke

Mark Wright and Karen Hauer

Pixie Lott and Trent Whiddon

Scott Mills and Joanne Clifton »

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'Motown The Musical' Will Break From Broadway

22 August 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In an unconventional move, Motown The Musical has announced that it will play its final performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Jan. 18, 2015, but will return July 2016. In the meantime, the show will continue its successful U.S. tour, which has grossed $20 million over its 16-week run, and kick off a UK production next summer. The hit Broadway musical — penned by Motown founder Berry Gordy and featuring pop standards by Diana RossSmokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, Gladys Knight and more — is produced by Gordy, Kevin McCollum and Doug Morris. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright,

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- Ashley Lee

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Zooey Deschanel's She & Him releasing 'Classics' album this fall

12 August 2014 10:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

She & Him -- the sunny pop duo consisting of "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and indie guitar ace M. Ward -- are ready to tackle the "Classics." The twosome are making their major label debut this fall with a Columbia Records album full of timeless standards, which the press release assures us will be "carefully-selected," and not just randomly chosen.     Although no track listing has yet been released, "Classics" will no doubt reflect Deschanel and Ward's eclectic musical taste, which tends to lean heavily on '60 pop. Together, they've previously covered The Beach Boys' "I Can Hear Music"; Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell On You"; Smokey Robinson's "You Really Got a Hold On Me"; The Beatles' "I Should Have Known Better" and Blondie's "Sunday Girl." They also released a Christmas album in 2012.  Adding to that old-timey feel, She & Him recorded the new album live in the studio, »

- Dave Lewis

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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Wimbledon men's final, Common

6 July 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Wimbledon 2014: BBC One, 1pm

Sue Barker presents live coverage of the men's singles final, which sees tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer going head-to-head for the title.

Can Djokovic take his second Wimbledon title, or will Federer surpass Pete Sampras and William Renshaw by clocking up a record-breaking eighth men's singles crown at the All England Club?

Common: BBC One, 9pm

Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's latest film, based on the UK's joint enterprise law.

17-year-old Johnjo (Nico Mirallegro) gives his friends a lift to a pizza parlour, when things soon get out of hand and an innocent bystander is fatally stabbed. Despite being in the car the whole time, Johnjo finds himself charged with murder, along with everyone else.

The Nation's Favourite Motown Song: ITV, 9pm

Craig Charles counts down Motown's greatest hits, as voted for by the British public.

Featuring music from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, »

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Diana Ross to Perform at Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' Wedding—Get the Scoop!

23 June 2014 4:22 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Diana Ross is very hands-on about planning Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross' upcoming wedding. E! News has learned that the music legend will actually be performing at her son's nuptials—now that's one top-notch wedding singer! Not only will the groom's mama take center stage during the couple's big night, but her daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick will be joining her as well. But Diana won't be the only major icon in the room that night…a source tells us that Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson have also been invited to the wedding. And while the special occasion is bound to be both beautiful and memorable, the 25-year-old dished told E! News that he's more focused on »

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Smokey Robinson Points to U.S. Constitution in Fight With Ex-Wife Over Song Rights

20 June 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

When U.S. lawmakers long ago decided to give authors the opportunity to terminate copyright grants to publishers, could they ever have imagined the novel dispute that is now playing out between legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson and his ex-wife Claudette? As previously covered, the famous singer-songwriter behind such hits as "My Girl" and "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" sued his former spouse in California federal court, seeking declaratory relief that once he terminated rights to songs, he wouldn't have to share the reclaimed rights with her. The defendant then filed counterclaims, pointing to a 1989

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‘Smokey Joe's Cafe’ Is Smokin’ (Guest Blog)

30 May 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ok, I admit it. I grew up in Detroit and for my ears Motown music just sounds better than any other tunes. I often go straight to Smokey Robinson on Pandora when I am writing — just like right now as I compose this piece — and have blinders about any other music. But as I become older, I have decided to expand my musical tastes and not be so rigid, even though I believe that the Motown sound is the best. Two recent musical experiences helped me expand my horizons. The first one is “Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber. »

- Aviva Kempner

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'The Sixties': Tom Hanks recalls an 'acid trip' with Walt Disney -- Exclusive

29 May 2014 11:09 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

In the new 10-part docuseries The Sixties, CNN quite literally isn’t sparing any color commentary.

The debut installment, “Television Comes of Age,” examines the origins of the small screen — including the transition from black-and-white to color TV – through the eyes of the era’s biggest stars: Dick Cavett, Diahann Caroll, The Smothers Brothers, and Carol Burnett, among others.

The Sixties also calls on today’s luminaries to discuss how the era’s advances influenced their lives and changed the world. In an exclusive sneak peek of tonight’s opener, the series’ executive producer Tom Hanks (who also played a »

- Lanford Beard

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Smokey Robinson Sued -- He Better Shop Around ...For New Lawyers

14 May 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Smokey Robinson's gonna need new lawyers to help him fight off his old ones ... who've filed a lawsuit claiming the singer is six-figures in the hole with them. We've obtained a copy of the suit filed by an L.A. law firm ... accusing the Motown legend of racking up $170,000 in unpaid legal bills.In the docs, the attorneys at King Holmes Paterno & Berliner say the Motown legend hasn't paid a cent since 2010 ... even though he's continued to use their services. »

- TMZ Staff

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Album Review: The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' turns back time

12 May 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Black KeysDan Auerbach told Rolling Stone that the goal with the duo’s eighth album, “Turn Blue,” out tomorrow (13), was to make a “headphone record.” Well, they have certainly done that. In fact, listening to the album through speakers feels like you’re doing it a disservice and missing lovingly crafted details.  “Turn Blue” is an album that is meant to be heard in its entirety with your full attention as the music pans from left to right and flows from your ears into your brain. It is not background music. In fact, we’d suggest to get the full effect, sink into a bean bag chair and a lava lamp. The album gets off to a trippy start with the nearly seven-minute fuzzy opus,“Weight Of Love.” But that only hints at what’s to come. On “Turn Blue,” a punchy guitar line morphs into a sonic »

- Melinda Newman

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Smokey Robinson's Ex-Wife Demands Share of Hit Songs

5 May 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In his legendary career, R&B singer Smokey Robinson was known for his silky voice and songs like "My Girl," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "The Way You Do the Things You Do." Now, though, America's poet laureate of love is involved in a dispute with his ex-wife Claudette Robinson that could create precedent for those in the music business whose devotion didn't last through the ages. It's not often that copyright law and family law intermix, but such is the case in a dispute that involves a no-longer obscure provision of the 1976

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- Eriq Gardner

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Smokey Robinson's Advice to Justin Bieber: Remember Your Young Fans

28 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Smokey Robinson wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber - just not necessarily in the recording studio. As the 20-year-old pop star awaits trial following a January DUI arrest, the legendary Robinson says he'd like to share some of the wisdom he's learned along the way. "I know Justin pretty good," Robinson, 74, tells People at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala in Los Angeles. "But I would love to sit him in a room somewhere and talk with him for an hour just one on one." Robinson, who was honored at the event alongside wounded veterans, pointed out the current influences in Bieber's life. »

- Reagan Alexander

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Smokey Robinson's Advice to Justin Bieber: Remember Your Young Fans

28 April 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Smokey Robinson wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber - just not necessarily in the recording studio. As the 20-year-old pop star awaits trial following a January DUI arrest, the legendary Robinson says he'd like to share some of the wisdom he's learned along the way. "I know Justin pretty good," Robinson, 74, tells People at the 56th Annual Thalians Gala in Los Angeles. "But I would love to sit him in a room somewhere and talk with him for an hour just one on one." Robinson, who was honored at the event alongside wounded veterans, pointed out the current influences in Bieber's life. »

- Reagan Alexander

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