‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Cowriter Slams Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has dominated the charts every December since 1994, but the pop diva’s friendship with the yuletide smash’s cowriter, Walter Afanasieff, has been far from merry. Top 10 Christmas Albums Ever “We had a falling out,” Afanasieff said in an interview with Radio Times published on Tuesday, December 18. “I would have hoped that in 20 years, she would have knocked on my door — but she hasn’t, so …” The songwriter, who won a Grammy in 1990 for producing Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” explained that his working relationship with Carey ended around the time of her 1997 separation from her first husband, music executive Tommy Mottola.
is starting off 2019 by clearing a massive legal battle out of her way as the pop star has hashed out a deal to end a nasty battle with her ex-manager.
Our sources said Bulochnikov believed she was owed commissions on the fortune she helped Mariah make during their time together. According to sources close to Stella, the number was north of $100 million in three years.
No word on what amount they actually settled on.
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Just Smashed Another Record
Mariah Carey's Christmas juggernaut "All I Want for Christmas" is the gift that keeps on giving. The singer's holiday classic, which was released 24 years ago, set a new one-day streaming record on Spotify on Christmas Eve. The song was played 10.8 million times Monday on Spotify, besting the record previously set by rapper-singer XXXTentacion, whose song "SAD!" had 10.4 million streams on the day after his death in June, according to Spotify's Chart Data. Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment if Carey is the new record holder. The singer seemed surprised by the news, calling it "an amazing Christmas gift" in a tweet on Tuesday.
As The Blast first reported,in April, stating the nature of her lawsuit will be breach of contract, violation of the U.S. Civil Rights Act, and a violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Carey and Bulochnikovin November 2017. They released a joint statement at the time, saying, “After working together for almost three years, Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov have determined that it is in their mutual best interest to part ways on day-to-day management. During their time working together, they have accomplished great things, including, most recently, Mariah Carey’s new music and motion picture projects for this upcoming holiday season. Mariah Carey and Stella Bulochnikov remain partners in a number of business ventures, and will continue to support each other in those endeavors.”
Johnny Depp Settles Legal Battle With Bodyguards Over Exposure to Illegal Drugs and Toxic Environment
Johnny Depp finally reached a deal with the two former bodyguards who accused the actor of exposing them “unsafe conditions” and “illegal substances.” On January 4, court documents were filed in Los Angeles by the bodyguards informing the court that they have “reached a conditional settlement which settles and resolved the entire matter as to each Defendant and each Plaintiff.” All the future hearings were canceled and the case was closed. The terms of the settlement are unclear or if Depp was forced to shell out any cash in the deal, however, it appears that everyone involved is satisfied with the terms of the settlement.
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Bayer closes million-dollar settlement in US dispute over anticoagulant
The drug manufacturer Bayer has made a million-dollar settlement with claimants in the US for its anticoagulant Xarelto. According to Bayer and the Belgian pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceuticals pay a total of 775 million dollars (685 million euros) to the plaintiffs, as the Leverkusen announced on Monday. Each company pays half. The plaintiffs allege that the companies did not adequately warn of the risks of the drug.
The approximately 25,000 claimants make Xarelto responsible for strokes, internal bleeding and deaths. Bayer had developed the drug together with Janssen. The lawsuit began more than five years ago. As Bayer pointed out, all six hitherto negotiated procedures have gone out in favor of the two companies.
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Bayer continues to stress that "the lawsuits lack any basis". The comparison therefore also means "not the recognition of a corresponding legal obligation". However, the settlement makes it possible to avoid "distractions and high costs that would result from a continuation of litigation."
The comparison includes "almost all" lawsuits in the US. Now, however, a sufficient number of claimants must accept the offer. According to the Bayer annual report, a class action lawsuit against Xarelto is still pending in Canada.
Nick Cannon Shades Ex Mariah Carey’s Foe Jennifer Lopez: ‘I Don’t Know Her’.
Taking a cue from Mimi! Nick Cannon borrowed his ex-wife Mariah Carey’s famous phrase to throw shade at Jennifer Lopez during his guest stint on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, February 6. Celebrity Feuds: The Biggest Ever While discussing Hollywood crushes during the “Hot Topics” segment, the 38-year-old Wild ’n Out creator first named Carey, with whom he shares 7-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. “My top three: No. 1, Mariah. The amazing mother, superstar singer,” he said. “No. 2: Halle Berry. I’m still working on it. … I still got some more tattoo space. No. 3: Yesterday, I heard she out there dating. Naomi Campbell. That’s what you want.