Rihanna is joining the cast of the upcoming reboot of Ocean’s Eleven, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Titled Ocean’s Ocho, the Pop star continues to add to her acting resume as part of the heist film, which is set to begin production this October. Rihanna will be joined by Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina.
Ed Sheeran has reportedly been sued over his hit song “Thinking Out Loud,” with a claim that Sheeran ripped off the Marvin Gaye classic “Let’s Get It On.” The estate of the song’s co-writer Ed Townsend says “Thinking Out Loud” copied “the heart” of “Let’s Get It On.” According to Reuters, the suit adds that “the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of ‘Thinking’ are substantially and/or strikingly similar toto the drum composition of ‘Let’s.'” Sheeran was already sued for his song “Photograph,” which the writers of Matt Cardle‘s song “Amazing” claim copied that tune. These claims all come on the heels of the Gaye family winning a multimillion dollar suit over “Blurred Lines.”
In other songwriter lawsuit news, former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley is suing Ozzy for royalties on the rocker’s iconic hit “Crazy Train.” Daisley claims that over $2 million in unpaid royalties have been withheld by , according to Rolling Stone. The musician has sued Ozzy multiple times over the years. In a statement, a rep for Osbourne’s said that “For the past 36 years, Mr. Daisley has been receiving bi-annual royalty statements and checks from Blizzard Music, totaling in the millions of dollars, which have been routinely cashed.” The statement added that, “We understand that Mr. Daisley is now in retirement and that these funds are his main source of income, so it is his right to be diligent with his money, but after 36 years, this is tantamount to harassment. We would have hoped that after 36 years that Mr. Daisley would have lost his unhealthy personal obsession and resentment towards Mr. Osbourne’s success.”