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) !!!
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He’s stepped out from underneath his brother’s big shadow!
And we’re loving what we’re seeing!
Dave Franco recently posed for Mr. Porter and the Unfinished Business actor was frickin’ hawt in the steamy photos!
The actor is more known for his comedic roles in film but Dave was definitely rocking the shizz out of the clothes he was given!
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And the actor isn’t just a pretty face but also has a lot of things to say!
He talked about his future plans and his theory that Seth Rogen will be one day be running things:
That’s the dream. When you’re able to attach your friends to a project – ideally one that you’ve written, produced and directed – then there’s that feeling of control in an industry that can often seem as if it’s operating outside of your sphere of influence. That’s why I love what guys like Seth are doing. They’re taking things into their own hands. They’re gonna run this town one day…He has a hand in everything. Acting, directing, producing… and not just in comedy. He’s in the new Steve Jobs movie, too. I have huge respect for how hard he’s working.”
He also gave an honest answer on whether he ever feels intimidated by the talent that’s around him. He said:
“Totally! Absolutely. Especially on comedy sets. I’m not a joke-a-minute guy; my strategy is just to play it straight. And I’m surrounded by these people for whom comedy is just in their blood. But when you work with these actors who are so inherently funny, you can’t fail. They’ll turn whatever you say into gold.”
Seems like Dave Franco has nailed the whole talking nice about other people dialect! And his acting is improving with every performance, as well!
That all bodes well for this man to possibly be an even bigger star than his brother one day!
He’s that talented!!!
[Image via Ben Weller/Mr. Porter.]
The sudden and tragic death of American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s Ben Woolf is still weighing heavy on the AHS family and fans.
So, creator Ryan Murphy and FX have volunteered to help cover some of the costs from the memorial that Woolf’s family is having for him in Santa Barbara on March 21st.
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The entire AHS cast is invited, and attendees are asked to wear red and blue, since those were Ben’s favorite colors.
Ways that fans can help remember Ben, according to his dad Nick Woolf, are to donate to the Ben Woolf fund, which will place memorial park “BENches” in his honor, and it will donate to Ben’s favorite charities, including the Story Teller Children’s Center and Little People Of America.
Ben is already missed, but it’s great that his memory will live on!
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We know some families have their issues, but this seems like a lot to deal with!
Amber Rose just revealed in an interview with the Oprah Winfrey Network that she thinks a lot of her family didn’t attend her wedding because Wiz Khalifa is African American…
Apparently, Amber’s family is of Creole descent and have some, let’s say, unique opinions about her ex:
“With my family, they feel like they’re more superior or better than an African American because we’re Creole and we have culture and that’s something I battle with most of my life. It’s more of the older people in my family.”
[ Photos: Amber Rose's Monokini Leaves Little To The Imagination ]
It’s bad enough for them to ruin her wedding day, but to have to endure that kind of attitude her whole life!?
The interview was all a part of a conversation on race for the new TV special Light Girls, which airs this Monday night on OWN.
We’re sorry you had to go through all that, Amber, but hopefully it’s just made you stronger!
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Sarah Palin is mad as hell and is not going to take it anymore!
As we reported, the former VP hopeful received backlash after posting a photo on Facebook of her 6-year-old son, Trig, standing on top of their dog, in what many claimed was a clear act of “animal cruelty.”
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Well, the former Alaskan governor is firing back at critics and boy, did she not mince words!
Over the weekend, the 50-year-old posted a message on her FB defending the photo and denied any wrongdoing whatsoever.
Her message opened with:
“Dear PETA, Chill. At least Trig didn’t eat the dog”
In her full explanation, the politician claims she is unfairly being criticised because she is a Republican and PETA is a liberal instituition. She cites two examples — one where Ellen DeGeneres posted a similar photo, and another where Barack Obama once admitted to eating dog meat — and neither instance garnered the same amount of flack that Palin received.
At the end of the post, the politician firmly believes she has given nothing but love to both her son and her dog.
“Our pets, including Trig’s best buddy Jill Hadassah, are loved, spoiled and cared for more than some people care for their fellow man whose politics may not mesh with nonsensical liberally failed ways or don’t fit your flighty standards. Jill is a precious part of our world. So is Trig.”
Do YOU think Sarah Palin is a victim of a liberal double standard?!
SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!
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Menelik Watson may be a professional football player but he’s also a professional standup guy!
Through the Touchdown Dreams program, the Raiders tackle met Ava Urrea, a 4-year-old with a heart condition.
Not only did the Raiders make her a captain for the day at a recent practice, Menelik gave Ava’s father his entire game check for Week 16.
Yeah, that’s over ,000.
What a great guy! This is the perfect present for the Holidays.
[Image via WENN.]