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by admin // Thursday, March 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Britney Spears is being sued for $10 million by her former business partners.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by Brand Sense partner LLC in relation to the 29-year-old singer's ninth fragrance Radiance and branding deal with cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden.

Britney and her father and conservator Jamie Spears are accused of "being sneaky and underhanded" by alienating Brand Sense from the $15 million-a-year deal, when it was formerly arranged that the business should get 35 per cent of any commission the pop star earned through the scent.

The lawsuit, which accuses Britney of "concealment and invasive actions," states: "Britney secretly made a separate deal with Elizabeth Arden in a sneaky underhanded effort to circumvent and evade its obligations to Brand Sense.

"Effectively, Britney improperly and illegally cut Brand Sense out of the Elizabeth Arden deal."

The company also claimed they caught Jamie "red handed" acting on behalf of his daughter when he complained that the commission rate was too high, leading to a compromise deal in which royalties would go directly to the 'Hold it Against Me' hitmaker.

The suit, which has been obtained by RadarOnline.com, said: "Brand Sense had a contractual right to a 35 percent commission on any Britney Spears-branded fragrance sold by Elizabeth Arden.

"But Mr. Spears complained that the commission was too high and said that Britney did not want to pay it."

The business went on to say the actions only came to light when it was sent a letter from the beauty giant, dated February 16, 2011, enclosing a royalty report which excluded those made from Radiance.

The company has accused Britney and Jamie of conducting a "fraudulent scheme" and is seeking declaratory relief in excess of $10 million, as well as compensatory and punitive damages.

 

by admin // Wednesday, March 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Shakira has confirmed she is dating Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.

The 'Underneath Your Clothes' hitmaker posted a picture of them together on her twitter page yesterday, finally ending months of speculation she is romancing the sportsman.

She wrote underneath the picture "Les presento a mi sol," which translates from Spanish as "I present to you my sunshine."

The picture shows the couple with the sun setting behind them, with Gerard's arms wrapped around the Columbian beauty.

Rumors the singer had started dating the FC Barcelona player started after Gerard - who, at 24, is 10 years younger than Shakira - posted pictures of them partying together for his birthday in February.

The couple are said to have first met when Shakira was shooting the video for her song 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),' the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Both Shakira and Gerard have repeatedly denied they were seeing each other, with him playing down romance reports recently.

He said: "We're just friends. There's nothing more to it."

At the beginning of this year, Shakira confirmed she had ended her 11-year relationship with lawyer Antonio de la Rua, 37, amidst speculation he had cheated on her.

 

by admin // Wednesday, March 30, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Nicki Minaj wants every celebrity she mentions in 'Girls Fall Like Dominoes' to appear in the song's music video.

The 26-year-old rapper mentions stars including actresses Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey, socialites the Kardashians, singers Ciara, Rihanna and Madonna and designer Donatella Versace on the record, and has invited them all to cameo in its video.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "There's every chance the big names will oblige. Everyone loves Nicki. It's already causing a stir in various camps."

Nicki recently announced her plans on twitter, writing: "Two question: How many divas did I name in 'Girls Fall Like Dominoes' and who should make a cameo in the video?"

The wildly styled star has also claimed her videos and attitude are influenced by 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' singer Cyndi Lauper.

She explained: "When I saw Cyndi Lauper's videos as a kid I wanted to jump into the TV and run down the street with her and shout, 'Girls just wanna have fun'.

"In my head I've always wanted to be that crazy person. She's one of the people who inspired me."

Nicki's debut album 'Pink Friday' is out now.

by admin // Tuesday, March 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Lil Wayne aims to make $50 million in 2011.

The 'A Milli' rapper is set to release his long awaited 'Tha Carter IV' album this year, and plans to capitalize on it as much as possible, hoping to reach his huge target after tax has been deducted.

He told Interview magazine: "I want to bank a cool $50 million at least. At the end of this year, I want to be able to say that I banked $50 million. Not generated $50 million, but actually banked $50 million."

Although there are no recorded figures of Lil Wayne's net worth, it is believed to be between $50 and $100 million, while his Cash Money record company boss, Bryan 'Birdman' Williams, was recently named the joint fourth richest person in hip-hop, with a net worth of around $100 million by Forbes magazine.

Despite his riches and fame, Wayne says his wild personality has not changed, and his mother would be the first to confront him if he did.

He added: "I'm not the same as other people. I don't think the same. I don't do the same things. I just feel out of this world sometimes.

"My family and my friends-they keep me grounded. Especially my mom, because she would kick my ass if I was to change."