Travis Scott Ordered To Pay Promoter $383K After Bailing On Concert
Travis Scott must pay a concert promoter $383,000 after he failed to appear at a concert last year even though he was paid $150,000 up-front. The show was set to take place in March 2018 during Super Bowl weekend. According to the promoters PJAM, they paid him to perform at... Read more
R. Kelly Seeks Permission To Leave U.S., Play Concert In Dubai
UPDATE: As of Friday morning, Associated Press reports Kelly’s entertainment attorney Doug Anton said any Dubai trip was “off for now as contracts with Dubai concert organizers are reworked.” However, his criminal attorney Steve Greenberg said Kelly might be able to go to Dubai still, but he wants to... Read more
Ticketmaster Class-Action Lawsuit May Be Resolved Confidentially
A California judge tentatively granted Ticketmaster’s request to arbitrate its ongoing “Scalpergate” class-action lawsuit, which alleges that it violated antitrust and consumer protection laws by helping scalpers re-sell tickets. It’s possible the suit could be resolved in confidential proceedings, leaving the public in the dark. The ticketing giant has... Read more
R. Kelly Returns To Jail After Failing To Pay Child Support
Update – as of Saturday, March 9: R. Kelly was bailed out of jail from a “benefactor” who helped him pay the $160,000 he owed to his ex wife in child support, TMZ reports. He told reporters, “I promise we’re gonna straighten all this out. That’s all I can... Read more
CMA Prepares For Another Round of Legal Action Against Viagogo
Update (as of Thursday, March 7): “We take the CMA’s concerns very seriously,” Viagogo said in a statement to Ticket News. “However, we strongly believe we are not in breach of the court order. As the CMA indicated, we have successfully made several improvements to our platform to meet... Read more
Broadway Producers Cancel Community ‘Mockingbird’ Production
Residents of Braintree, Massachusetts can no longer see the upcoming community theater production of To Kill A Mockingbird after Broadway producers threatened to sue. The Curtain Call Theatre, which seats 70 guests, was scheduled to bring a production of Harper Lee’s classic novel to the stage in an adaptation... Read more
Craig Carton Trial May Be Delayed As Attorney Awaits Psychologial Report
Update: as of March  4, 2019, a federal court judge rescheduled Carton’s hearing until April 5 to give his attorney additional time to review the report, according to a court filing. ‘Craig Carton’s attorney is seeking a sentencing delay as they await a psychological report that is “essential” to... Read more
R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To 10 Counts of Sexual Abuse
UPDATE: As of Monday evening, R. Kelly was released on bail after posting $100,000 bond. As of Tuesday afternoon, the German venue Ratiopharm Arena cancelled Kelly’s upcoming concert in April. R&B star R. Kelly, who was arrested over the weekend on 10 counts of sexual abuse, pleaded not guilty this... Read more
Fyre Fest’s Billy McFarland Ordered To Pay $3M To Former Investor
Entrapreneur Billy McFarland, the infamous leader behind 2017’s failed Fyre Festival, has been ordered to pay back $3 million to an investor who sponsored the event. Earlier this week, New York County Judge Joel H. Cohen handed out a default judgement in favor of EHL Funding, the defrauded investor,... Read more
Saints Season Ticket Holders’ ‘No Call’ Lawsuit Gets Tossed By Judge
A pair of Saints season ticket holders were fighting for justice for their team after a “no call” cost them a spot in the Super Bowl by suing the NFL, but a New Orleans federal judge threw out the lawsuit on Thursday. Earlier this month, the New Orleans Saints... Read more