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Cirque du Soleil sues Justin Timberlake for copyright infringement

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Canadian-based Cirque du Soleil is suing American pop superstar Justin Timberlake, alleging that his hit song “Don’t Hold the Wall” illegally borrows from one of the troupe’s original musical compositions.

A 10-page complaint filed in New York alleges that Timberlake illegally used parts of the song “Steel Dream,” taken from Cirque du Soleil’s 1997 album “Quidam.”

The circus troupe, which is asking for $800,000 in damages, said it had filed the suit over the “unauthorized use of the musical composition and sound recording” in Timberlake’s song, which appeared on his 2013 album “The 20/20 Experience.”

The suit also holds the song’s three co-authors responsible, in addition to Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music and WB Music Corp.

Cirque du Soleil did not immediately respond to a request for comment by AFP.According to trade magazine Variety, the suit is not the first of its type to target Timberlake.

In February, an allegation arose that his song “Damn Girl,” which he collaborated on with Will.I.Am, borrowed from the 1969 song “A New Day is Here At Last.”

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Timberlake made his start as a child television star before joining boy band ‘NSync.

He more recently has become one of the music industry’s most popular solo singers and has starred in movies including the Facebook-themed drama “The Social Network.”

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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Trump accuses newspaper of ‘virtual act of treason’ for reporting on a story that made him look awful

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President Donald Trump attacked an American newspaper for reporting a story that made him look bad.

"Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia. (sic) This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country ... also, not true," the commander-in-chief tweeted on Saturday evening.

"Anything goes with our corrupt news media today," Trump argued.

"They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence," he continued.

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Alt-Right headed to court — the ‘serious injuries’ inflicted on two sisters could cost white nationalists $10 million

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Some of the most prominent members of the Alt-Right are being sued by two sisters for $10 million.

Sisters Tadrint and Micah Washington filed a lawsuit after being seriously injured in the fatal Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, the Daily Progress reported Saturday.

"The suit has since been narrowed to Fields, Kessler, Spencer, the National Policy Institute, William Regnery II, AltRight Corp., Mike Peinovich, Michael Hill, Matthew Heimbach, the Traditionalist Worker Party, the League of the South, Bradley Griffin, Vanguard America, Augustus Invictus, Chris Cantwell, Andrew Anglin, Moonbase Holdings, Identity Europa, Nathan Damigo and Elliott Kline," the newspaper reported.

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