Tag: celebrity

Run-DMC Suing Walmart, Amazon, Other Retailers for $50 Million

The iconic hip-hop music group Run-DMC is suing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers for unlawfully selling merchandise in violation of the group’s trademark. The other retailers include the makers and distributors profiting from sales of Run-DMC merchandise. Run-DMC contends this has been done without the group’s expressed consent.   Run-DMC’s original members include Joseph Simmons… Read More

Princess Leia: The Original Feminist Heroine

Before Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Moana, and even the “Star Wars” current heroine, Rey, there was Princess Leia of the original “Star Wars” trilogy. After the announcement of Carrie Fisher’s death last week, many are left mourning the legacy of the talented and fierce actress.   (Related: Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher by Buying Up… Read More

Fans Pay Tribute to Carrie Fisher by Buying Up Her Books

Since Carrie Fisher’s death on December 27, 2016, her books have been flying off of bookstore shelves. Online retailers are working hard to manage customer orders and requests while publishers plan to reprint thousands of Fisher’s books. Her most popular titles include “Postcards from the Edge,” “Wishful Drinking,” and “The Princess Diarist.” Fisher’s books made… Read More

Beyoncé gets caught in cultural appropriation debate

Beyonce in Coldplay video

Every year, it seems at least one celebrity finds themselves on the wrong side of the cultural appropriation debate. We have seen Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and others accused of culturally appropriating other cultures, that is borrowing aspects of cultures that are not theirs without giving respect to the origin of the style choice.… Read More

Amy Winehouse doc slated for British release July 3, family skeptical of self-portrayals

Amy Winehouse singing and playing guitar

This July will mark four years since the untimely death of “Back to Black” artist Amy Winehouse.  To commemorate her talent and success, A24 distribution company and director Asif Kapadia created a documentary that is expected to show clips and footage never before seen or heard by the public. The official teaser trailer for the… Read More