Category Archives: Bob Marley

Lauryn Hill 37, (The Fugees) Scheduled To Appear In Court Regarding Tax Issues June 29

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source & Story Credit: AP – 9 News – Samantha Henry

Posted: Friday June 8, 2012 @9:00 p.m PST

 

According to AP/9 News,  Singer Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to file income tax returns for several years.

Hill earned more than $US1.6 million during 2005, 2006 and 2007, the three years she allegedly failed to file returns, the US Attorney’s office in New Jersey said on Thursday.

Hill’s primary source of income is royalties from the recording and film industries, prosecutors said.

She also owns and operates four corporations: Creations Music, Inc, Boogie Tours, Inc, L H Productions 2001, Inc and Studio 22, Inc, according to court papers.

The 37-year-old Hill got her start with The Fugees and began her solo career in 1998 with the critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

The album, praised by critics for its incisive lyrics and synthesis of rap and soul, sold eight million copies.

She then largely disappeared from public view to raise her six children, five of whom she had with Rohan Marley, the son of famed reggae singer Bob Marley.

Hill lives in South Orange, a suburb just west of Newark, New Jersey, and had attended Columbia High School in Maplewood.

Hill is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

Bob Marley Brother Richard Booker Is Sued By Marley’s Family

Blogged By: Celebrity Blogger – De De Tillman

Blog Souce: TMZ

Posted: Thursday December 1, 2011  @ 4:30 pm PST

Topic: Bob Marley – Rita Marley – Richard Booker

Apparently Bob Marley’s brother Richard Booker is allegedly making money off the late singer’s name without permission according to TMZ

 

HERE IS WHAT TMZ REPORTED:

Bob Marley’s widow is smoking mad over a relative pimping out the family name to sell everything from concerts to fish, poultry, energy drinks and booze — and she’s suing to stop him.
Rita Marley and nine of Bob’s kids filed a federal lawsuit against Richard Booker — Bob’s bro from another father … for trademark infringement and unauthorized use of Marley’s likeness.
According to the suit, Booker’s been real busy — registering the trademark “Mama Marley” to sell … among other things … fish, fish and chips, fish cakes, fish croquettes, fish fillets, fish mousse, and fish sausages. Yes, Bob loved him some fish.

In addition, the suit claims Booker is using Marley’s name and image to market an annual concert in Miami, known as the 9 Mile Music Festival. For those not in the know … 9 Mile is the Jamaican village where Bob was born and buried.

Bob’s family says they have the rights to all things Marley and want all of Booker’s profits. They also want a judge to order Booker to stop all future use of the name.
Interestingly, next year’s headliners at that 9 Mile Music Festival include Stephen, Damian and Julian Marley — all plaintiffs in the suit.  Full Story Is TMZ Credit