Broadway’s best songs on CD… The Go-Go’s last tour… Is Kesha’s contract like slavery?… Hulk Hogan awarded in lawsuit… and Investment company accuses Kardashians of ‘fraud’ & ‘deceit’

Remember how much Kidd hated those “Now That’s What I Call Music!” CDs? Can you believe they’ve done 92 of these things so far? Well, how would Kidd feel about THIS — They’re coming out with “Now That’s What I call Music!”…….Broadway Edition!! It’s coming out April 29 and features 18 of Broadway’s best songs ever, including Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” “Seasons of Love” from Rent, and “Tomorrow” from Annie.

I thought they were already done, but The Go-Go’s are going on one last tour and THEN they’re done. They’ve got 18 shows scheduled for the month of August and that’s it! After 38 years as a band, the girls are finally hanging it up. Bassist Kathy Valentine actually left the group in 2013 over “irreconcilable differences” and ended up suing the band. So, needless to say, she will NOT be joining the girls on this farewell tour.

Kesha and her lawyers have appealed a judge’s decision making her stick to her contract with Sony and Dr. Luke. They’re arguing that this is pretty much like slavery, which Kesha’s lawyer reminds us, “was done away with a long time ago.” In his filing, attorney Mark Garagos said, “You can’t force someone to work…in a situation in which they don’t want to work.” Dr. Luke’s spokesperson released a statement to E! saying, “Her attorneys can continue manufacturing even more false and outrageous claims, but the fact remains that her time would be better spent in a studio than wasting time having her lawyer and mother spin lies in the media.”

After being awarded $115 million in damages on Friday, the jury has awarded Hulk Hogan another $25 million in punitive damages in his lawsuit against Gawker. Hulk originally sued for $100 million, so the extra $40 million is just icing on a great big cake of embarrassment. Hulk sued the website for invasion of privacy and emotional distress after they published snippets of a sex tape involving him and his best friend’s wife. Hulk says he was being filmed without his knowledge and the release of that tape left him completely humiliated. Of course, Gawker will appeal the verdict.

The Kardashians are being sued for $180 million by a financial management company accusing the sisters of fraud and deceit. Hillair Capital says they bankrolled “Kardashian Beauty” products for $10 million, but the girls failed to tweet enough about the products which cause the line to go bust. The lawsuit claims the Kardashians stopped promoting their own products because they wanted to shop around for a more lucrative deal endorsing other people’s stuff. Now Hillair Capital wants their original $10 million investment back, plus the potential profits they could’ve made had the sisters upheld their end of the deal. And they estimate that would have been roughly $170 million.

 

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