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‘Fresh Prince’ alum Alfonso Ribeiro denied copyrights of hip-swinging ‘Carlton Dance’

Alfonso Ribeiro loses his dance.  Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — It’s official. The Carlton Dance doesn’t belong to Carlton. That’s because, earlier this week, a registration specialist for the U.S. Copyright Office denied Alfonso Ribeiro’s bid to put the hip-swinging gyration on lock, saying it’s nothing more than a “simple dance routine.” That means the finger-snapping maneuver can be ...

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Alfonso Ribeiro sues video game creators because they used his ‘Carlton Dance’

Alfonso sues video game developers.  Blog King, Mass Appeal LOS ANGELES — Remember the ‘Carlton Dance’ made prominent by veteran thespian Alfonso Ribeiro on the hit TV sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air?” You know, Carlton’s feminine, limb-swinging boogie performed to Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual.” Well, Alfonso has filed a pair of lawsuits seeking remuneration from Fortnite developer Epic Games ...

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