NY Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Fox has asked a federal judge to issue an order allowing the network to continue to use “Empire” as the title of its newest hit show after a record label demanded millions of dollars over use of the word.

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Twentieth Century Fox Television filed the lawsuit Monday in Los Angeles seeking a judge’s order that the network can continue to use the title “Empire” for its series starring Oscar nominee Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.

The lawsuit states the San Francisco-based record label Empire Distribution Inc., has sent letters demanding as much as $8 million from Fox. Empire Distribution claims the show’s title is creating confusion with its artists and the network should either pay or change the show’s title. read more…