The music legend has filed legal documents against Sony and Michael Jackson Productions alleging he is owed $10 million for the use of tracks from the late singer’s solo albums Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad, all of which he produced.
According to TMZ, Jones accuses the firms of scheming to remix the original tracks before using them in the 25th Anniversary of the Bad album, the This Is It movie and a Cirque du Soleil show choreographed around Michael’s music.
A spokesperson for the Michael Jackson estate has denied the allegations.
“The Estate of Michael Jackson was saddened to learn that Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking money from Michael’s Estate,’
Howard Weitzman told the outlet. ‘To the best of our knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael.”
Sony has not publicly commented on the case.
Jones has not commented further on the allegations.
Michael died in 2009 after suffering an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol, administered as a sleep aid. Dr. Conrad Murray is currently serving a four-year sentence at the Los Angeles County men’s jail for involuntary manslaughter in connection to the incident.
Concert promoting giant AEG Live was cleared of wrongdoing in the singer’s death earlier this month.
The hip-hop star revealed this week his forthcoming album Mastermind features a track with his long-term musical collaborator Jay-Z called The Devil is a Lie.
Although Rick, 37, remained tight-lipped about the song initially, he is now ready to hear what people have to say about it.
“We went in another direction but it’s just one of those records that’s gonna speak for itself and everybody’s gonna have their opinion of it,’ he told MTV News.
“We’re pushing the envelope once again and it’s just one of those records I can’t wait to hit the streets.’
Rick has had a string of highly publicised run-ins with the law, including being a target of a drive-by shooting earlier this year.
Both he and his girlfriend were involved, but neither was hurt.
He also initiated a high profile feud with fellow rapper 50 Cent, after 50 supposedly looked at him the wrong way at the 2009 BET Awards.
Rick looks to Jay-Z for guidance in his musical career.
‘Me coming into the game in ’06 off of my first single, which caused a big war, at the end of the day, it was the conversations I had with Jay-Z that ultimately made me choose Def Jam Records [Jay-Z was president of the label at the time]. Ever since then I always came to the table with new records to let him check me,’ Rick explained.
‘From my second album, to my third and fourth, anytime I needed a collaboration, he always made it happen. He’s been out of the country [for] some events, I’ve [called] him last minute and he made it happens. So there’s was always been that genuine respect.’
Mastermind is due for release in December.
Miss Genevieve wore matching yellow dress & shoes to the Lagos Fashion and Design Week yesternight, I love it.
She’s one of the biggest names in fashion, but Victoria Beckham didn’t get there by showing off the girls at every turn. The chic designer is known for her stoic red carpet poses and form-fitting designs worn by celebrities across the globe.
Yet on Oct. 23, Beckham, 39, turned heads in an unusually revealing little black dress at the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Awards dinner. The striking dress, from her own line, features sexy cutouts and a v-panel design with plenty of room for cleavage, covered by a sheer black fabric.
Beckham only paired the look with he 3-carat diamond engagement ring, which was quite noticeable in the absence of other accessories.
Standing by his wife’s side for most of the night was former soccer star hubby David Beckham, who looked dapper in a simple black suit with a white shirt.
Victoria also posed with Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who co-hosted the event with Lena Dunham, Diane von Furstenberg, and Federico Marchetti at the Bouchon restaurant in Los Angeles.
Whoa mama! Newly engaged Kim Kardashian is pulling out all the stops since giving birth to baby North West and more recently accepting Kanye West’s marriage proposal. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star showed off her gorgeous post-baby body while celebrating her 33rd birthday at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 25.
Dressed in a white lace curve-hugging dress, the first-time mom revealed major cleavage during her night out.
She wore her honey locks down for her big blowout and stunned in a tight-fitted white bustier top.
“I’m wearing a designer that I got in Paris,” Kardashian told Us Weekly of her outfit at the big bash. “I bought this when I was really, really, really pregnant. This was going to be my goal dress and the fact that I’m fitting into it on my birthday make me really happy.”
Kardashian also shared her outfit via social media during the night. “Let the bday festivities begin Vega$,”
Kardashian wrote via Instagram. Alongside the caption, the reality star posed for a picture with close friends, including big sister Kourtney Kardashian, Glee’s Naya Rivera, Pussycat Dolls singer Robin Antin and Blac Chyna. ( In late September, Kardashian showed off her svelte body once again when she and West went on a double date with Chyna and Tyga at Hakkasan in L.A.)
Ryan Seacrest, John Stamos , Chelsea Handler and a slew of other stars attended the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles on Friday night.
Rande Gerber , who founded Casamigos with George Clooney, went as Axl Rose while his wife Cindy Crawford dressed as Slash.
Meanwhile, Ryan Seacrest went as Phantom of the Opera, and Larry David and a friend dressed as conjoined twins.
Clooney was not photographed at the bash, but his ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis was seen entering the party with a male companion.
Seacrest’s ex Julianne Hough was also at the rager.
Farrah Abraham faces some harsh critics on “Bethenny” on Monday: the audience.
The “Teen Mom” star turned porn star is forced to address some of her controversial behavior, and a few audience members call her out for waxing her then-3-year-old daughter’s “unibrow.”
Abraham tries to defend herself, attempting to make the case that little Sophia being asleep during part of the plucking made it okay, but only further exasperates the crowd.
“She’s out of her mind,” snipes one audience member.
This Sunday’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” takes viewers inside Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ’s all-white nursery for baby North West .
In a preview of the episode, Kourtney Kardashian blasts Kris Jenner for not correctly organizing the room, which is located inside her Calabasas mansion.
Kourtney screams, “You’re putting the changing table right under the air conditioning?!”
“This is despicable!” the mom of two says.
Of course, it’s not entirely Jenner’s fault the nursery isn’t ready, as Kim delivered her baby five weeks early on June 15.
“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on E!
The cast of “Fashion Police” spoofed Miley Cyrus, Christina Hendricks , Lena Dunham and more stars for the show’s annual Halloween special.
Joan Rivers wore a ridiculous costume channeling Cyrus’ VMAs outfit, while Kelly Osbourne donned three bras for her Hendricks getup.
Meanwhile. Giuliana Rancic went as Sofia Vergara , George Kotsi was Lena Dunham and Melissa Rivers dressed as Rancic.
Osbourne shared a closeup of her Hendricks costume, saying, “I hope I did her justice!! ps I had to wear 3 bras!!”
Snooki is ready for Halloween.
The “Dancing with the Stars” competitor, fiance Jionni LaValle and their son Lorenzo posed as The Wizard of Oz characters in New Jersey this week.
As Dorothy Gale, Snooki wore a blue and white dress with ruby red slippers and her hair in pigtails.
She completed the ensemble with “Toto” in a basket.
LaValle dressed as the Scarecrow, with their little “meatball” Lorenzo looking adorable as a mini Cowardly Lion.
“I’m obsessed with those glittery red heels!!! And look at my man and my baby!! SO CUTE!!!” wrote Snooki on her blog, accompanied by a link to the costume company’s Instagram post of the family’s Halloween get-ups