LOS ANGELES — Howard Stern and his agent are suing Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed subscriber growth targets on its way to becoming the dominant satellite radio service in the country.
The New York-based company, which just signed Stern to a second five-year contract, said it was “surprised and disappointed” at the suit and said it had lived up to the obligations of their previous deal.
In the suit filed Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Stern’s production company, One Twelve Inc., and his agent Don Buchwald said that Sirius made an initial bonus stock award after Stern started in January 2006 but failed to do so over the subsequent four years.
Chris Brown accused of destroying dressing room
NEW YORK — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after co-host Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show.
The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police.
Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack.
“It was very serious what you went through and what happened,” she said. “How have you been able to ...”
A clearly agitated Brown tried to deflect the line of questioning, saying he was past that and wanted to focus on his new CD.
“This album is what I want them to talk about and not what happened two years ago,” he said.
Roberts laughed and thanked Brown for letting her discuss that matter with him, and after the interview, Brown performed.
But instead of performing another song for the online audience, as he was scheduled to do, he went to his dressing room and started smashing things, according to the person.