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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Nun Sues Disney Over ‘Sister Act’

It has been nearly twenty years since Sister Act hit theaters, but that didn’t stop Delois Blakely from suing both The Walt Disney Co. and Sony Pictures for allegedly using material for the film from her 1987 autobiography.
The plaintiff has filed suit against the companies alleging “misappropriation of likeness, unjust enrichment and breach of contract,” among other claims. The complaint also says that Blakely was a “young, Black, singing nun serving the street people and youths of Harlem.” The woman then went on to publish her autobiography, The Harlem Street …

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[15 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Songwriter Alan Menken Immortalized on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

Flanked by actress Mandy Moore and characters from Disney’s “Tangled,” legendary composer Alan Menken received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame last Friday in a ceremony held near the historic El Capitan Theatre.
The songwriter, who was responsible for a string of wildly successful Disney musical scores in the 1990s, has won a total of 8 Academy Awards and 10 Grammy Awards for work on various movies, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Pocahontas.”
Lately, the Menken has turned to the stage for his inspiration.  Responsible for the …