Rolling Stone reports:

Elvis Costello’s new album Momofuku will hit shelves April 22nd. One catch, though: the album will only be released on vinyl, which will be accompanied by a voucher for a digital download. No other details — like a tracklist, a producer or what the album title means — were announced.

1. Momofuku means "lucky peach".

2. Momofuku is also the name of a number of restaurants in New York City. Possible trademark issue? Consider McDonald's cases... [Eds. **UPDATE** 3/24/08 -- Trademark issue averted; owner of Momofuku restaurants is mind blown by the album a good way!]

Even Madonna Has the Landlord Blues

Madonna - yes, Madonna - is suing her New York City apartment cooperative, the building's management company, and a neighbor for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and injunctive relief. The equitable relief seeks transfer of shares of the cooperative, currently allocated to Madonna's neighbor (Apartment 7-A) to Madge.

As Madonna merely filed a summons with notice, details to follow. In the meantime, any one with info (neighbors?) feel free to drop OTCS a line. This is a juicy Central Park West (Manhattan's Upper West Side) story!

[Madonna Ciccone v. One West 64th Street Inc. and its directors and officers (as they may be elected or appointed from time to time and hold such office); Midboro Management Inc.; Ganfer & Shore LLP (as transfer agent, for relief purposes); Julie Clark Thayer (as an interested party who property interests are affected). Filed New York Supreme Court, N.Y. Co. 12/5/2007; 07-604002]

All Shook Up

Broadway, New York, New York. If OTCS can make it here, OTCS can make it anywhere!

This just filed in New York County (Manhattan) Supreme Court - a $14 million complaint for breach of contract in relation to a Broadway show entitled "All Shook Up". MERCY! (Can anyone confirm a prior Elvis musical on B'way called "Blue Suede Shoes?)

OTCS supposes this type of suit was inevitable after the successes (Jersey Boys) and failures (that J. Lennon musical that opened for about a month last year) of the rock-musical on Broadway.

[All Shook Up Limited Partnership v. The Promenade Trust; CKX Inc.; Elvis Presley Enterprises LLC; Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.; Estate of Julian Aberbach; Susan Aberbach; Does 1-1010/29/2007 07-603581]