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Kesha Defies Label, Dr. Luke; Shows Up at Coachella and Performs (watch!)

Kesha, who made a big splash six years ago with a hot debut album, gave a rare performance at the Coachella Music Festival yesterday in a move that almost surely violated her contract with Dr. Luke and his record label. Kesha has been in a heated legal battle to break the contract over sex abuse and rape allegations. The 29-year-old singer appeared on stage with Zedd, aka Anton Zaslavski, a Russian songwriter, producer and DJ. ...

Kesha Fans Take Protest to Sony in Rally at New York City Headquarters

Kesha fans are keeping up the pressure on Sony Music Entertainment. They’re planning a rally outside the music corporation’s New York City headquarters to demand her release from producer Dr. Luke’s record label over sexual assault allegations. “This case represents the unfair treatment of sexual assault survivors around the globe,” said Lacey Kohlmoos, an organizing strategist for Care2 Online. ...

Kesha Jacked by Judge; No Escaping Sony, or Alleged Rapist Dr. Luke

Kesha will have plenty of heartbreak to sing about after a judge today refused to release her from her Sony Music Entertainment recording contract. Whether she’ll be forced to continue working with producer Dr. Luke was unclear. The Judge said she didn’t have to. But Kesha claimed that Sony will force her to work with Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald....

Kesha Wants Sony To Release Her From 8-Album Music Contract

Kesha, is trying to drum up public support for her stalled music career by calling for a protest at her upcoming court hearing involving her bitter contract dispute with Sony Music Entertainment. She claims producer Dr. Luke sexually assaulted her. The hearing and protest are scheduled to take place at 9 am. at New York State Supreme Court at 60 Centre St, in Manhattan. ...

Kesha’s Own Words Could Sink Her Dr. Luke Rape, Abuse Lawsuit

Kesha’s damning lawsuit accusing her manager Dr. Luke of physical and verbal abuse and date rape has hit a major roadblock– her own words from a previous lawsuit. Kesha and Luke were both defendants in a 2011 civil suit filed by another ex-manager of the pop star. Among the allegations, the former manager claimed that Kesha and Luke had sex. The issue was explored in-depth in a legally-binding deposition....

UPDATE: Dr. Luke Counters: Kesha Suit One Big Lie to Ditch Contract

Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, better known as music producer Dr. Luke, has returned fire at Kesha’s nasty lawsuit charging him with alleged sexual harassment and date rape. He claims it’s all a big lie to get her out of her contract. The battle has been going on for more than a year and dates back to the production of Kesha’s album Warrior. The two had a dispute over the artistic direction of the album. Kesha wanted a rock album and Luke reportedly wanted a dance and electro-pop album like her debut set Animal....

Ke$ha Eating Disorder, Rehab Underscores Nasty Label Fight

Ke$ha has been involved in a nasty fight with her record label boss Dr. Luke, which may have added to the pressure leading her to voluntarily enter rehab for an eating disorder and other problems, according to a source. The continuing label battle was evidenced when the pop/rock singer released the latest video for “Dirty Love,” a song off her new album Warrior....
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Rihanna Conjures Afro-Caribbean Visions in New Video (watch!)

Rihanna seems to borrow inspiration from “Pirates of the Caribbean” for the video for “Where Have You Been,” including sultry topless scenes and hot-to-trot dance segments. The Barbadian singer even taps Johnny Cash for the opening lyric, “I’ve been everywhere, man.” It mimics Cash’s song “I’ve Been Everywhere.”...
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