Some lose while others win.
That was the case on Tuesday when Robin Thicke and Pharrell lost their court battle against Marvin Gaye‘s family and were ordered to fork over + million to the late singer’s family for using direct elements of Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up in Thicke’s song Blurred Lines.
Well, Marvin’s family recently talked about how it felt to hear that court verdict read out loud and much more!
Marvin’s ex-wife Janis described the emotions she was feeling after hearing the ruling in court. She said:
“My heart started pounding but I still had faith that the verdict was going to go our way.”
And when that verdict DID go their way, the family was overjoyed!
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However they’re not currently thinking about possible legal action against Pharrell for another one of his songs that some find a little bit too similar to Marvin’s tune Ain’t That Peculiar. The infamous song Happy!!!
Here’s what Marvin’s daughter Nona Gaye said:
“I’m not going to lie. I do think they sound alike.”
But Janis added:
“We’re just in the moment today and we’re satisfied. I heard the mash-ups — but I didn’t really need to hear them. I know ‘Ain’t That Peculiar’ and I’ve heard ‘Happy.’”
To which Marvin’s son Marvin Gaye III said:
“Ain’t that peculiar.”
Janis admits that she always thought Pharrell stole Marvin Gaye’s song especially when she heard that Pharrell wrote Blurred Lines in an hour. Janis said:
“When I first heard that he had said he did it in an hour, my first thought was, ‘That’s because it was already done in 1977.’ So why would it take you any longer than 20 minutes… to redo something that had already been done 40 years earlier?”
Sounds like there are definitely a lot of hurt feelings in this case, but for the time being the Gaye family need time to think about the landmark case they just won and meditate on what their next move will be.
Marvin Gaye III said:
“We didn’t want to have to go through it [In the first place]. It’s been a long journey so we need time to reflect… Right now it’s all surreal.”
We can definitely understand that.
These past couple of days must have been a whirlwind for this family and hopefully this victory in their favor will help ease the tensions.
Millions of dollars can help alleviate a lot of hurt!!!
Check out the interview with this family down (below) !!!
[Image via etonline.]
It was only recently that Kylie Jenner‘s dream of getting an Italian Greyhound came true, and she’s already adding to her brood!
The 17-year-old shared a picture of her pup Norman and their newest addition: Bambi! She captioned the pic:
“Norman meeting Bambi welcome to the family”
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And they already had their first family outing!
Kylie couldn’t help but post this photo of her dogs taking the front seat:
the team in the wagon
A photo posted by Kylizzle (@kyliejenner) on Mar 7, 2015 at 1:14pm PST
We can’t want to see lots more pics! But the big question is if Bambi will be getting an Instagram account like Norm’s!
[Image via Kylie Jenner/Instagram.]
If you’re reading this, Drake just tied another Beatles record!
The rapper’s surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has taken the music charts by storm and he’s tied yet another record set by The Beatles.
Drizzy’s album not only debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200, but 14 individual songs are on the chart at the same time!
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This hasn’t been done in 51 years, since April 11,1964!
We’re not sure if Drake has a list of Beatles records he wants to break or something, but he also broke one of the foursome’s records when he had his 72nd charting hit with ILoveMakonnen‘s Tuesday remix.
And another record the 28-year-old Canadian broke, but that never belonged to the Beatles, is having 21 songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, with over 85 Billboard Hot 100 songs total, which puts him in fifth place all-time.
The crazy part is that he’s far from finished!!!
Ch-ch-check out which 14 of Drake’s hits vs. The Beatles made the list:
Drake’s 14 Hot 100 Hits (March 7, 2015):
No. 16 Only Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
No. 17 Truffle Butter Nicki Minaj featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
No. 26 Energy
No. 49 Tuesday ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake
No. 52 Legend
No. 58 10 Bands
No. 68 Blessings Big Sean featuring Drake
No. 70 Know Yourself (debut)
No. 81 No Tellin’ (debut)
No. 82 Preach featuring PartyNextDoor
No. 83 6 God (debut)
No. 84 Used To featuring Lil Wayne
No. 95 Now & Forever (debut)
No. 97 6 Man (debut)
The Beatles’ 14 Hot 100 Hits (April 11, 1964):
No. 1 Can’t Buy Me Love
No. 2 Twist and Shout
No. 4 She Loves You
No. 7 I Want to Hold Your Hand
No. 9 Please Please Me
No. 14 Do You Want to Know a Secret
No. 38 I Saw Her Standing There
No. 48 You Can’t Do That
No. 50 All My Loving
No. 52 From Me to You
No. 61 Thank You Girl
No. 74 There’s a Place (debut)
No. 78 Roll Over Beethoven
No. 81 Love Me Do (debut)
The CW can do no wrong!
After The Flash‘s record-breaking premiere at the start of the 2014-2015 season, it’s no surprise that the CBS and Warner Bros. network is interested in fleshing out its DC Comics Universe.
According to a new report, the people behind Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash are already working on a fourth superhero series… but we think this one is going to be the best yet!
That’s because the untitled project is said to have a cast consisting of characters from both Starling City and Central City!
Apparently, Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, and Wentworth Miller are each going to reprise their roles in the superhero pilot produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim.
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What’s most interesting about this, though, is that Caity Lotz’s Black Canary/Sara Lance was murdered at the start of season three of Arrow, so her participation has us the most perplexed.
Maybe this means our other favorites like Shado, Tommy, and Moira can all come back too!
But as long as Willa Holland and Katie Cassidy don’t show up and drag this show down too, we’ll be fine.
Would U watch another DC Comics series??
The all-female Ghostbusters reboot may have just added another funny lady to the mix — and she’s yet another from Saturday Night Live!
Three of the four stars are already cast members, so the inclusion of the HIGHlarious Cecily Strong is kind of a no-brainer!
[ Photo: The Lady Ghostbusters Finally All Together! ]
This will be another big step for the recently announced host of the White House Correspondents Dinner, who recently slayed on the cover of Capitol File magazine (above)!
Her involvement is not official yet, but according to Film Divider, director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold have “carved out a key supporting role” for her!
Is it the Ghost You Wish You Hadn’t Started Talking To At A Party? LOLz!
Actually, she reportedly will have one of the biggest non-buster roles in the film! According to the site:
“She’s an authority figure who liaises with our heroines, privately backing their activities and acknowledging their legitimacy, but publicly denouncing the group to the media in order to avoid panic amongst the wider populous.”
Hmm, so she’s the Walter Peck of the movie, only kinder and gentler? We can get on board with that!
[Image via Capitol File.]
Alleged victims will continue to come out as long as Bill Cosby stays in the spotlight.
The comedian cancelled his back-to-back shows scheduled at the Wilbur Theater in Boston on Sunday just hours before another accuser came forward with their story.
Although Bill said in a statement the cancellations were due to the current winter storm New England is experiencing, it is pretty coincidental to the latest claims that have surfaced.
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Helen Gumpel, formerly known as Helen Selby, a ex-fashion model and actress who appeared on one episode of The Cosby Show, is the latest woman to step forward and claim the actor made unwanted sexual advances towards her.
She held a press conference at a Boston hotel and revealed she was brought to Bill’s dressing room for what she thought was another audition after appearing on the show in 1987.
Helen claims after she went into the 77-year-old’s changing space, he told her to sit on the couch and handed her a drink. Shortly after she said he stood in front of her with his crotch in her face.
The former model explained:
“I never thought of myself as a victim because I refused his advances. But my career was a victim.”
As usual, Bill nor his team have yet to comment about this recent allegation.
[Image via HRC/WENN.]