Hollywood Docket: War declares War on Pepsi; Eminem wins appeal; Travolta ends extortion case

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Hollywood Docket: War declares War on Pepsi; Eminem wins appeal; Travolta ends extortion case

Tue Sep 07, 2010 @ 10:00AM PST
  • The band War is suing Pepsi-Cola for $10 million for featuring its song "Why Can't We Be Friends" in a recent ad without permission. Could Pepsi and ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day really have used the tune without clearing it first? [Read the Complaint]
  • Police raids across Europe are taking their toll on the filesharing hub the Pirate Bay. Police in 14 countries throughout Europe have been involved. [Inquirer]
  • A judge in the Bahamas has grant the Travolta family's request to end their extortion case against two individuals accused of threatening to reveal details about the death of Travolta's son. [AFP]
  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has found that rapper Eminem is entitled to more money from downloads of the rapper's songs and ringtones. [AP]
  • John Lennon's killer is up for parole again. Will the sixth time be the charm? [AP]

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