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PATRICIA CORNWELL: Novelist Patricia Cornwell says she won in a federal court in Boston a $50.9 million judgment against her former accounting and business management firm.
Following a seven-week trial, a jury found the firm of Anchin, Block & Anchin acted negligently and in breach of its fiduciary duties in managing the financial affairs of Cornwell and her partner, McLean Hospital neuroscientist Dr. Staci Gruber.
"We are deeply gratified by this victory," Cornwell said in a statement. "This case was about a lot more than financial mismanagement. It is our belief that Anchin, Block & Anchin not only took advantage of us, they also tried to damage our reputations and put us in legal jeopardy."
The defendants told The Boston Globe they would explore an appeal of the verdict.
Cornwell is famous for writing the blockbuster Kay Scarpetta murder mysteries.
CLIVE DAVIS: U.S. music mogul Clive Davis says in his memoir he has been in a romantic relationship with a man for seven years, confirming for the first time he is bisexual.
Davis, 80, was the founder of Arista and J Records and now serves as chief creative officer of Sony Music Entertainment.
"The Soundtrack of My Life," a memoir he wrote with Anthony De Curtis, was published this week by Simon & Schuster. In it, Davis talks about his career and working with artists like Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson, Bruce Springsteen, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Carlos Santana, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, the Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, EW.com said.
The twice-married executive also reveals how he began dating men about three decades ago when a man approached him at Studio 54 in New York.
"Was I nervous?" EW.com said Davis wrote. "Absolutely. Did the heavens open up? No. But it was satisfying."
Davis said he considers himself bisexual, not gay, even though he has been in "a strong monogamous relationship" with a man for seven years.
"Do I feel I could have been similarly attracted to a woman? The answer is yes," he said.
EW.com didn't report the name of Davis' romantic partner.
The comedy segment is to air on Kimmel's traditional after-Oscars special this weekend.
Last year, the show premiered a trailer for the fake "Movie: The Movie," which included appearances by George Clooney, Gabourey Sidibe, Edward Norton, Josh Brolin, Taylor Lautner, Antonio Banderas, Tom Hanks Charlize Theron, Bryan Cranston, Gary Oldman, Jeff Goldblum, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Cameron Diaz, J.J. Abrams, Martin Scorsese, Jason Bateman, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Tyler Perry, John Goodman, Kate Beckinsale, Chewbacca, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Don Cheadle, Helen Mirren and Christoph Waltz.
The faux trailer has been seen nearly 20 million times on YouTube.
Also set to take the Manchester stage June 13-16 are Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bjork, Wilco, Pretty Lights, Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, The National, The Lumineers, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Passion Pit and The xx.
The bill includes as well Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Of Monsters and Men, Nas, ZZ Top, Beach House, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cat Power, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, A$AP Rocky, Jim James, "Weird Al" Yankovic and Tame Impala.
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CUPERTINO, Calif., May 20 (UPI) --A congressional report said U.S. technology giant Apple was using gaps in international tax laws to avoid paying tax on tens of billions of dollars.
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