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CLIVE Chin – son of late VP Records owner Vincent Chin — has filed a lawsuit against his step-mother, Patricia, over the ownership of songs he wrote.
According to an article posted on the New York Post website, Chin, 60, filed the federal lawsuit in Brooklyn, New York.
Chin is contenting that his late father’s Queens-based VP Music Group has been licensing more than 1,100 songs, written by him and recorded by artistes, without permission.
He is seeking US$3 million from his stepmother and three music companies he claims knowingly tried to scam him.
Patricia claims the copyrights to the music were part of the “marital estate” left by her husband.
Clive Chin has worked with major players in the reggae/dancehall industry including the Wailers, Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
His first major commercial success was Java, an international hit by Augustus Pablo. He also produced Pablo’s debut album, This is Augustos Pablo.
He had further local hits with Dennis Brown’s Cheater, and Junior Byles’ King of Babylon. Other hits include Carl Malcolm’s Miss Wire Waist and Fattie Bum Bum, which, with the help of Jonathan King, became a UK chart hit in 1975, reaching number 8.
Credits ; Jamaica Observer
Jan 12 2013
Kobe Bryant is NOT getting divorced.
TMZ broke the story … Vanessa — through her lawyer, disso-queen Laura Wasser — filed to end her marriage in December, 2011. Several months later … Kobe — in an attempt to win her back — deeded over his interest in their 3 Newport Beach mansions.
Since she filed, Vanessa and Kobe were on-again, off-again like high school students.
But in the last month … they got very tight. A turning point seemed to be the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC, when the two left arm-in-arm. They spent New Year’s Eve together, were spotted at lunch and have pretty much been inseparable.
There have been reports that Kobe is getting back with Vanessa because it’s cheaper to keep her … but that’s just not true. Fact is … we’ve checked property records and Vanessa still owns 2 of the Newport Beach mansions — she just sold the third for $3.2 mil. We don’t know for sure, but it seems like Kobe may have signed a post-nup, giving Vanessa more financial leverage in the relationship.
So now, Kobe, Vanessa and the 2 kids are one big happy family again. Congrats.
Jan 12 2013
Janet Jackson wants to be a billionaire! Sooo freakin’ bad!!
Oh, who are we kidding?? Janet is pret-ty well off on her own so a billion dollars will just be another addition to her already incredible wealth.
In fact, Janet’s worth around a hundred and fifty million dollars, but it’s nothing compared to her what her billionaire fiance Wissam Al Mana has pocketed.
The two were set to get married on NYE, but their lawyers weren’t able to settle on a prenup agreement in time. Nothing says a lasting marriage like a meeting with your attorneys!
Luckily for Janet, her prince in shining armor has agreed to give her a “kiss-off” of half-a-billion dollars if they divorce after a maximum of five years. But Janet, Miz Jackson if you’re nasty, is hoping that will never be the case.
“Janet will be marrying into the sort of wealth not even her brother Michael managed to amass during his lifetime of success. She’s looking forward to a fairytale life with Wissam.”
And, we want that for her as well. Although, half a billion bucks isn’t a bad way to say goodbye!
[Image via WENN.]