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COMPOSER OF “BADSTREET USA” LOOKS TO SUPLEX THE WWE: LAWSUIT OVER WRESTLER ENTRANCE THEME MUSIC TRIGGERED BY CALL FROM VIDEOGAME DEVELOPER THQ

While flipping channels between PBS and the Science channel, you might have caught some professional wrestling at some point. If not, you should know that when there is to be a wrestling match, each wrestler comes out to the stage one at a time, to jeers or cheers from the waiting crowd. While covering the … Continue reading

THE LITIGATING DEAD: FORMER ARTIST FOR THE WALKING DEAD SUES CREATOR ROBERT KIRKMAN

Tony Moore was a childhood friend of Robert Kirkman. They grew up collaborating on material, including 2000’s ‘Battle Pope’ which Moore illustrated. In 2003, Moore illustrated the first six issues of TWD and continued to do the cover art for 18 issues. In 2005, Moore and Kirkman entered into a contract over the rights to … Continue reading

HASBRO IS NO-BRO TO BRONY PIRATES

If you aren’t familiar with the term, “Brony” refers to the surprisingly large number of adult, heterosexual males who proudly admit their love of the 2010 animated series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” based on ’80s classic toys. The movement probably got its largest attention when Stephen Colbert gave a shout out to his … Continue reading

HASBRO CLAIMS ASUS ARE DECEPTICONS

In April 2011, the computer maker Asus released its “Transformers” line of laptops. Hasbro, maker of the popular “Transformers” toy franchise contacted Asus and asked them stop using the name, but did not file suit. Yet, this month Asus revealed its ‘sequel’ to the “Transformers” laptop: Transformer Prime. Optimus Prime is the name of the … Continue reading

GORDON GECKO SAYS ‘LIONSGATE IS BAD': ICAHN WALKS FROM TAKEOVER

Corporate ‘raider’ Carl Icahn, angel to some and demon to others, has been a major player behind the scenes in much of the entertainment world. Said to be an inspiration for Gordon Gecko in ‘Wall Street’ (minus the crimes and prison sentence, but famously known to have said, “In this business, you want a friend? … Continue reading

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? THE SUPREME COURT!: NBCU APPEALS ‘GHOST HUNTERS’ DECISION TO THE HIGHEST COURT

Larry Montz is a ‘parapsychologist’ who came up with the idea of a TV show following him and his crew going to haunted locations and looking for paranormal activity. From 1996-2003, Montz and his publicist went around Hollywood pitching the idea for the show to various studios, including NBC and Sci-Fi channel, all of whom … Continue reading

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