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Mariah Carey sued for ‘All I want for Christmas is you’
Mariah Carey was sued Friday for her 1994 Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by a songwriter who said he co-wrote a song with the same title five years earlier. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in New Orleans, Andy Stone is seeking at least $20 million in damages from Carey, his co-writer and Sony Music Entertainment for copyright infringement and misappropriation, among other complaints.
US attorney Michael Avenatti gets 4 years in prison for defrauding Stormy Daniels
Michael Avenatti, the brash California attorney who took on then-President Donald Trump, was sentenced to four years in prison on Thursday for defrauding his most notorious former client, porn actress Stormy Daniels. A federal jury convicted Avenatti in February of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft after a two-week trial, agreeing with prosecutors that he misappropriated nearly $300,000 in book proceeds intended for Daniels.
Shakira and Gerard Pique confirm they are going their separate ways
Colombian singer Shakira and FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique are going their separate ways, the couple confirmed in a statement via their PR agency on Saturday seen by Reuters. “We regret to confirm that we are separating. For the well-being of our children, which is our top priority, we ask that you respect their privacy,” the statement read.
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