ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state's highest court decided it will consider the case of record producer Phil Spector and '60s rock group the Ronettes over millions of dollars in movie soundtrack royalties.
The state Court of Appeals is expected to hear the case late this year.
Last November, the state Supreme Court's Appellate Division upheld a lower court finding that Spector had violated his 1963 contract with the three women -- one of whom was his wife -- and ordered him to pay $2.97 million plus interest.
The Ronettes recorded 28 songs for Spector's Philles Records between 1963 and 1967. Their greatest success came with the chart-topping hit "Be My Baby."
Jackie Chan slightly injured
BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- Jackie Chan suffered a minor injury while performing a stunt during the shooting of a movie outside Bangkok.
The 47-year-old actor, who performs his own stunts, suffered a facial injury Monday and was sent to a hospital where he was kept for four hours, Robert Lee, Chan's Thai coordinator, told The Associated Press. Chan was back on the set Tuesday, he said.
Scenes for the movie "Highbinders" are being shot in a sports stadium at Muang Thong Thani outside Bangkok where a set has been built to resemble a European castle.
Partial victory for James Brown
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Soul singer James Brown won a partial victory in court, with a jury finding he did not sexually harass an employee, but ruling that his company wrongfully fired the woman.
Lisa Ross Agbalaya had sued Brown for $1 million, claiming sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful firing and infliction of emotional distress.
Jurors were scheduled to begin deliberations Wednesday on how much to award Agbalaya in damages following the wrongful termination ruling, which Opri said would be appealed. Brown's company, and not the singer himself, was held liable for Agbalaya's dismissal.
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