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Oct 25, 2010

A lawsuit has been filed against the husband of musician Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, over the 2007 song "Drink 'n My 2 Step," TMZ.com reports.

According to the lawsuit, the songwriter who claims he co-produced the song says he received a very small portion of the profits.

Oct 18, 2010

Pop singer Christina Aguilera has filed for divorce from husband Jordan Bratman and mentions a prenuptial agreement in the court papers, Entertainment Tonight reports.

According to the papers, Aguilera lists "miscellaneous jewelery and other personal effects" as separate property in the prenuptial agreement.

Oct 14, 2010

The music publisher for Eminem says the rapper is owed more than $2 million for downloads, which the company is asking a U.S. District Court judge to help collect.

In the request, which was recently filed in Detroit, Eight Mile Style LLC asked the court to enforce a settlement that was reached last year in a lawsuit against Apple.

Oct 7, 2010

The family of the late Jamaican singer Bob Marley has lost a lawsuit that sought copyrights to some of the reggae artist’s most well-known recordings, ABC News reports.

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Oct 7, 2010

After being arrested in Las Vegas last month, popular music star Bruno Mars has officially been charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance, according to TMZ.com. 

Mars was arrested early in the morning on September 19 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino after a bathroom attendant told hotel security that the singer brought a "baggie of white powdery substance" into one of the stalls, according to the news provider.