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Lady A Wants $10 From Lady Antebellum 

White’s lawyers contacted the trio’s legal representatives on June 25 to say that they were reviewing the original draft agreement. On July 7, White’s team delivered a new draft agreement including an “exorbitant monetary demand while maintaining the cooperation and collaboration obligations,” Lady A’s suit explains. A statement from Haywood, Kelley and Scott reports that the singer Lady A’s monetary demand is $10 million.

“Paired with White’s public statements, White’s demand for an exorbitant payment in exchange for continued coexistence, notwithstanding the previous absence of discussion of any payment (other than reimbursement of nominal attorneys’ fees), gives rise to imminent controversy, demonstrating a course of action from which a threat of suit could be inferred based on White’s charge of infringement,” the lawsuit says.

“Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended,” the band explains in their statement. “Reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years.”

Nascar Returns To Kentucky with No Fans

Jimmie Johnson cleared to race at Kentucky Speedway

Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has twice tested negative for the coronavirus and will race Sunday at Kentucky Speedway.

Johnson missed the first race of his Cup career when he tested positive last Friday. He was tested after his wife received a positive result.

Hendrick Motorsports said Johnson tested negative on Monday and Tuesday and will return to the No. 48 Chevrolet at Kentucky. NASCAR confirmed Wednesday that Johnson has been cleared to return.

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Many items still missing from stores

Bed Bath and Beyond plans to close 200 stores

Bed Bath + Beyond announced Wednesday that it plans to close roughly 200 stores in the next two years.

The retail chain – which also operates Buybuy Baby, Christmas Tree Shops and Harmon Face Values – said it would be mainly closing Bed Bath + Beyond stores, starting later this year. The announcement came as the company released its quarterly earnings report on Wednesday.

It wasn’t clear which stores the company would close, and it didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Blake, Gwen & Trace Doing A Drive-In Concert

Tickets for Shelton’s drive-in show are set to go on sale on July 14 via Ticketmaster. Tickets will cost $114.99 per vehicle.

According to Forbes, Shelton’s one-night-only drive-in concert event will be filmed in advance of the July 25 air date and include “performances, interviews and storytelling from Shelton and his special guests.”

The show will not be live but viewable at drive-in theatres all over.