News

Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

Nina Simone’s heirs sue phone company

LAWSUIT: The heirs of Nina Simone are suing a phone company for allegedly using her music without permission. Photo: Associated Press

Lawyers for the estate of late soul star NINA SIMONE are reportedly suing a phone company for using her hit track “Sinnerman” without permission.

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the star’s estate accusing bosses at HTC of using Simone’s famous 1965 single in a commercial without obtaining the rights.

The singer’s heirs are demanding $1 million in damages, according to editors at TMZ.com.

Simone died at her home in France in 2003 after battling breast cancer for four years.

Recent Headlines

in Lifestyle

Microsoft plans to launch smartwatch within weeks

Fresh
microsoft

Microsoft is launching a smartwatch that will track a user's heart rate and work across different mobile platforms.

in Music, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Stingtones’

24-overlay2

What if Sting recorded your cell phone ringtone - or, even better - your voicemail message?

in Entertainment

‘Fury’ is all the rage at the box office

fury

Brad Pitt's gritty World War II drama conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: This forecast has gone to the dogs

20-overlay3

A dog visits the set of a Canadian newscast and steals the show.

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

madonna

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.