Michael Jackson may be happy that Thriller is headed to the stage, but John Landis, the director who co-wrote the video and shot Thriller, isn’t so “Thrilled”!!!
Just days before the announcement that a director had purchased the rights to adapt Thriller as a stage play, Landis’ Levitsky Productions Inc. quickly moved to sue Jackson claiming he owed them royalties for the last 4 years! In the lawsuit, Landis claims he is owed 50 percent of profits from "Thriller" projects and says that Jackson continues to license rights to video games, toys & comic books based on the 14-minute music video and documentary.
In Futher news…
Joseph Krause, ex-manger of the Philadelphia Souls, is suing club owner Jon Bon Jovi and his partners for almost $125,000 that he says he is owed!
Krause tells that he is owed commissions of more than $83,000 for the 2008 season & also more than $41,000 for the canceled 2009 season!
Looks like it is going to be another sue happy year in the crazy world of Hollywood! Speaking of suing, we are waiting patiently to see the next saga in the Perez Hilton Scandal aka I am a fat queen, a lousy writer, and I have to sue everyone to create publicity for myself because my kingdom is crumbling! Remember that is our opinion, something which everyone is entitled to!