BIEBER, USHER TO FACE LAWSUIT
Justin Bieber, 21, and Usher, 36, were ordered by a United States appeals court on Thursday to face a US$10-million (S$13.3-million) lawsuit claiming the singers illegally copied parts of a song composed by two Virginia songwriters.
Devin Copeland, an R&B singer known as De Rico, and his songwriting partner Mareio Overton claim that three versions of the song Somebody To Love, recorded by Bieber, Usher or both, shared the beat pattern, time signature and similar chords and lyrics with their song of the same name.
MORE LEAKS FROM SONY HACKING
WikiLeaks added a new set of records to its online database of documents stolen from Sony Pictures Entertainment and made public by hackers. The new information includes "legal entanglements including an investigation for bribery", the organisation said on Twitter on Thursday. In April, WikiLeaks created a searchable, permanent library for Sony records which were stolen and originally posted by hackers last year.
SINGAPURA MUSICAL EXTENDS RUN
The $2.72-million Singapura: The Musical will extend its run at Capitol Theatre till July 19, director Ed Gatchalian said. The show was set to close this month. Gatchalian said: "If we were to be brutally honest, the initial reviews were not flattering, but progressively, the reviews got more and more encouraging."