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Harvey Weinstein and TWC Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For ‘Illegal Organized Enterprise’ to Hide Sexual Assaults

Harvey Weinstein and TWC Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit For ‘Illegal Organized Enterprise’ to Hide Sexual Assaults
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Attorneys have hit Harvey Weinstein, his companies, and members of The Weinstein Company Holdings’ Board of Directors with a class-action lawsuit that holds that they “engaged in an illegal organized enterprise to conceal and further Weinstein’s pattern of sexual assault.” Attorneys from Hagens Berman and The Armenta Law Firm are representing a proposed class of hundreds of actresses who suffered sexual assault, false imprisonment, battery, rape and other heinous sexual acts at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, in the lawsuit filed today.

Per an official statement, “The plaintiffs bringing the case were lured by Miramax or TWC employees and isolated with Weinstein at industry events, hotel rooms, Weinstein’s home, office meetings and/or auditions or to discuss involvement in a project. The lawsuit filed against Weinstein, Miramax, The Weinstein Company Holdings and the members of its Board of Directors states that these entities colluded together to
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Lady Gaga Gets the Best Christmas Surprise Ever - See Her Beautiful White Horse!

Lady Gaga was dreaming of a white horse for Christmas, and she got one! Gaga, 29, received a sweet surprise just in time for the holidays from her team at Interscope Records. The singer and actress shared photos of her new horse on Instagram recently writing, "I feel like I've known her my whole life she wants to show me things." Mother Monster is certainly on the nice list this year, earning not only her 17th Grammy nomination and Billboard's Woman of the Year but also her first Golden Globe acting nod. Today on my doorstep was delivered a White Angel from heaven.
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Lady Gaga Gets the Best Christmas Surprise Ever - See Her Beautiful White Horse!

Lady Gaga was dreaming of a white horse for Christmas, and she got one! Gaga, 29, received a sweet surprise just in time for the holidays from her team at Interscope Records. The singer and actress shared photos of her new horse on Instagram recently writing, "I feel like I've known her my whole life she wants to show me things." Mother Monster is certainly on the nice list this year, earning not only her 17th Grammy nomination and Billboard's Woman of the Year but also her first Golden Globe acting nod. Today on my doorstep was delivered a White Angel from heaven.
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Eminem's 'Recovery' Sets Digital Sale Record by Pulling 1 Million Downloads

Eminem becomes the first artist to sell 1 million digital copies of his album in the United States. He scored the record-setting achievement after his latest solo album "Recovery" pulled in such a huge number in a cumulative download. Interscope Records' Vice Chairman Steve Berman called it "an incredible achievement by an incredible artist."

Responding to the Slim Shady's milestone, his manager Paul Rosenberg additionally said, "Over the years we've made a concerted effort to engage Em's online fan base, so this achievement is especially rewarding. Eminem made an amazing album with 'Recovery' and the fans responded in record numbers."

A follow-up to 2009's "Relapse", "Recovery" was released last June. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 200 with the first-week sales of 741,000 copies. It sat at number one for at least seven non-consecutive weeks, selling over 100,000 copies in each week of its first nine weeks. By the end of June this year,
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Eminem is first Us artist to sell 1m digital albums

Eminem has become the first artist in the Us to sell over one million digital albums. The 'No Love' rapper broke the record with his latest album Recovery, which was released in June 2010. The album's digital sales currently stand at 1,001,000 copies, while combined sales with the physical edition equal 3.9 million, according to Billboard. Interscope Records vice-chairman Steve Berman commented: "Recovery selling one million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist. I have had the pleasure of working with Eminem throughout the course of his career, and I'm delighted to be a part of yet another milestone on (more)
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Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic (2011)

Edited by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Catherine Lundoff

Stories by Ruth Sorrell, C.B. Calsing, Jean Marie Ward, Connie Wilkins, Kelly A. Harmon, Quinn Smythwood, Juliet Kemp, Steve Berman, Lisa Nohealani Morton, Rrain Prior, Sunny Moraine, Rachel Green

Hellebore and Rue is a collection of twelve short stories covering magic and the fantastical, with a couple of futuristic stories thrown in for good measure. As the title suggests, all feature queer women as the main characters although the focus on queer identity and how it relates to the narrative varies widely.

All of the stories prominently feature magic, and most of the writers break out of popularized (overused) magical tropes. There are no sexy vampires, and we get more complex approaches to witchcraft rather than the sort of suburban wicca which is all too common.

Ruth Sorrell's "Counterbalance," features a woman with magical powers, and her partner who hunts magical things,
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Eminem Enlists ShamWow Guy For Recovery Ad

Video features pitchman Vince demonstrating the many uses of the disc, out June 21.

By Gil Kaufman

Eminem

Photo: Nigel Parry

Now that Eminem has pushed up the release date of Recovery by a day to June 21 (following the album's leak last week), the Detroit rapper is pulling out the big guns to promote the disc.

In a new video ad called "Emwow" that looks calculated to go viral, Vince the ShamWow guy sets aside the miracle sponge for 30 seconds to sell you about the slice-it, dice-it wonders of the new Marshall Mathers disc. Wearing a black polo embroidered with the Recovery title and his signature headset, Vinny holds up the disc and announces, "Hey, it's Vince with Eminem's new album, Recovery, and you're gonna be clappin' when you hear Eminem rappin'."

He then demonstrates the "dozens of uses" for the disc, including slicing razor-thin tomatoes for your sandwich, serving as a drink coaster,
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Video: Shamwow Guy Appears in Hilarious Ad for Eminem's 'Recovery'

Offer "Vince" Shlomi aka the Shamwow guy wants you to buy Eminem's new album "Recovery" and he explains why. In a parody commercial, the comedian notes the Slim Shady's CD is very useful. "Use it a coaster, put it on your hoes," he suggests.

Lining up Lil Wayne, Pink, Rihanna and Kobe as featured guests, "Recovery" has been moved from June 22 release date to only one day earlier despite the leak. "Even by releasing Recovery only a day earlier than previously announced, it makes a difference to those fans," said the vice-chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Steve Berman.

Of the leak itself, Steve commented, "We believe fans want to support their favorite artists by purchasing the real album and not a leaked version." He added, "At the same time, we realize speed is of the essence when fans are so passionate about wanting to hear new songs from
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Eminem's "Recovery" Release Date Pushed Up

Although Eminem's "Recovery" has yet to leak, Interscope Records is already beating fans to the punch. They've announced that the album's release date would be pushed up by one day.

Originally scheduled to release Tuesday, June 22nd, the album will now hit stores on Monday, June 21st.

"We believe fans want to support their favorite artists by purchasing the real album and not a leaked version," said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman, Interscope Geffen A&M. "At the same time, we realize speed is of the essence when fans are so passionate about wanting to hear new songs from such an enormously popular artist like Eminem. "

"Even by releasing Recovery only a day earlier than previously announced, it makes a difference to those fans--and doesn't mess too much with our marketing, promotion, publicity and sales plans for the debut of a truly great album," Berman continued.
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Eminem's 'Recovery' Officially Moved Forward to Monday Slot

More and more artists prefer to release their albums on Monday rather than traditional Tuesday slot and the latest musician who does such thing is Eminem. He announced on Twitter that his much-awaited album "Recovery" is now slated for June 21 U.S. release.

"It's true. Recovery goes on-sale Monday, 6/21 now," the Slim Shady wrote on his Twitter page. Commenting on the decision to move the CD only one day earlier, the vice-chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Steve Berman said, "Even by releasing Recovery only a day earlier than previously announced, it makes a difference to those fans."

He further revealed his faith that fans will choose to buy the original one rather than download it illegally. "At the same time, we realize speed is of the essence when fans are so passionate about wanting to hear new songs from such an enormously popular artist like Eminem," he stated more.
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Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ to release one day earlier

HollywoodNews.com: Eminem’s latest anticipated album entitled “Recovery” has just gotten its release date pushed up by a day. The new album will now be released on Monday, June 21st to get the record into the hands of fans as soon as possible.

Vice Chairman at Interscope Geffen A&M, Steve Berman, stated, “We believe fans want to support their favorite artists by purchasing the real album and not a leaked version. At the same time, we realize speed is of the essence when fans are so passionate about wanting to hear new songs from such an enormously popular artist like Eminem. Even by releasing Recovery only a day earlier than previously announced, it makes a difference to those fans–and doesn’t mess too much with our marketing, promotion, publicity and sales plans for the debut of a truly great album.”

“Recovery” is the follow up to 2009’s “Relapse,
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Eminem's Recovery Release Date Moved Up One Day

Album will now arrive in stores on June 21, Em confirms in a tweet.

By Mawuse Ziegbe

Eminem's <i>Recovery</i>

Photo: Interscope

Eminem's hotly anticipated album Recovery is set to land on shelves a day earlier than originally planned. The legendary lyricist's seventh studio album will now get a June 21 release, according to Em's label, Interscope, after the album leaked online.

Once the full LP hit the Net two weeks ahead of its June 22 street date, many expected the Detroit rapper to move up its official delivery. But initial reports seemed to indicate the June date would stick. On Wednesday, XXLmag.com reported that Interscope rep Dennis Dennehey had confirmed the album would roll out on the originally scheduled Tuesday. Yet just a day later, the label issued a press release announcing a new drop date.

Eminem has since confirmed the news, tweeting on Monday (June 14): "It's true. Recovery goes on-sale Monday,
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Tracklisting of Eminem's New Album 'Relapse' Revealed

Songs to be included in Eminem's highly-anticipated sixth studio album "Relapse", due to be outed on May 19, have been unveiled through the effort's tracklisting. RapRadar, which is co-owned by the Slim Shady's manager Paul Rosenberg, has confirmed the news.

"Crack a Bottle", which features 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, and "We Made You", which has a music video coming out in early April, are among the 20 tracks in the list. In addition to those songs, "3am", which was leaked last week, and several skits, one of which is titled "Dr. West", will also be included in the record.

Beside the three tracks, which all have been available on iTunes, other songs in the new album are scheduled to be released soon. "Old Time's Sake", which also has Dr. Dre lending his vocal, is expected to be put forward for digital download on May 5, and "Beautiful" will be able for purchase
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News: Amazon Censors Glbt Book Rankings Updated

In disturbing news, major e-retailer Amazon.Com has removed sales ranks from books with Glbt content, many of them genre related. Books such as George Bennet Fain Pandora's Box, about gay vampires and shape shifters, Steve Berman's supernatural novel Vintage: A Ghost Story,, and doorQ.com Contributing Writer Duane Simolke's Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure have had their rankings removed.

According to Publisher's Weekly, originally  Amazon stated they were removing "erotic" books from the ranking. Indeed, blogger Mark R. Probst emailed Amazon asking for an explanation and was told by the company that:

In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature. 

On the face of it, this doesn't appear to be true. Books like Berman's Vintage and other queer novels
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