News

Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

LAWSUIT: The heirs of Nina Simone are suing a phone company for allegedly using her music without permission. Photo: Associated Press

Lawyers for the estate of late soul star NINA SIMONE are reportedly suing a phone company for using her hit track “Sinnerman” without permission.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the star’s estate accusing bosses at HTC of using Simone’s famous 1965 single in a commercial without obtaining the rights.

The singer’s heirs are demanding $1 million in damages, according to editors at TMZ.com.

Simone died at her home in France in 2003 after battling breast cancer for four years.

News

1 hour ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 16

Fresh
cronkite

A look at the Hollywood headlines of years past.

yesterday in National, Sports

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

boston

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

yesterday in National

Death toll in Washington state mudslides rises to 37

mudslide

The death toll from a mudslide that buried a river valley neighborhood in the Cascade foothills continues to rise.

yesterday in National

White supremacist charged with Passover Eve killings

cross

Prosecutors are considering possible federal hate crimes charges against the suspect.

yesterday in Entertainment

Hilary Duff to star in first TV series in a decade

hilaryduff

Hilary Duff will star in a new comedy from the man behind "Sex and the City."