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Robin Thicke admits to drug and alcohol problem in 'Blurred Lines' testimony

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Robin Thicke hasn’t stopped talking about his his wife, Paula Patton, since their February separation. There were the many songs he dedicated to her and cried through on tour, the entire album titled Paula promoted as an apology. And apparently, even a legal meeting wasn’t safe from mention of her: In a testimony acquired by The Hollywood Reporter, Thicke mentions his separation from his wife multiple times.

Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. filed a lawsuit last year in an attempt to protect their 2013 song “Blurred Lines” against Marvin Gaye’s children’s claims that the song is a rip-off of their father’s 1977 hit “Got to Give it Up.” Thicke gave his deposition, which also included confessions of drug abuse, in April. READ FULL STORY

Marvin Gaye's kids settle with Sony over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Marvin Gaye’s children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Blurred Lines.”

The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a copyright infringement case against Thicke because “Blurred Lines” has similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye’s dismissal of their lawsuit against EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Documents say the Gayes and Sony have an agreement and claims against Sony can’t be brought again. Terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

Dueling lawsuits between the Gaye family and Thicke remain active.
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Did Robin Thicke cross the blurred lines of copyright infringement? An attorney weighs in

“Blurred Lines” are indeed imminent for Robin Thicke and the estate of Marvin Gaye — the two are now officially involved in a legal battle.

Some background: In August, Thicke, along with producer Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I., filed a pre-emptive copyright protection suit in federal court in California against both the family of Marvin Gaye and a publishing company.  Thicke denies copying Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” song for “Blurred Lines” — which still stands as this year’s biggest single, sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 13 weeks and selling more than 6 million copies. READ FULL STORY

Marvin Gaye's children sue over Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines'

Two of Marvin Gaye’s children have countersued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit “Blurred Lines” for copyright infringement.

The suit filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles federal court accuses Thicke, producer Pharrell, and rapper T.I. of copying Gaye’s hit “Got to Give It Up.”

Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye also accused music company EMI of failing to pursue a copyright infringement claim and trying to intimidate Gaye’s children from filing a lawsuit.

EMI is owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which didn’t immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Thicke asked a federal judge
in August to rule that his song didn’t copy “Got to Give It Up.” Thicke’s attorney Howard King says the Gayes’ decision to sue EMI shows the family doesn’t have the authority to pursue claims against his client.

Robin Thicke speaks out about his MTV VMA performance -- VIDEO

Three weeks after his eye-opening, jaw-dropping, scandalous MTV VMA performance starring a twerk-happy Miley Cyrus, an abused foam finger, and a Beetlejuice suit — Robin Thicke, the striped-suit wearer and Blurred Lines mastermind, finally chimed in about the most-talked about performance of his career.

In an interview with Star Magazine, Thicke finally revealed that the motive to involve gasps from audiences all over the world as a reaction to his teaming with Cyrus several weeks ago was all part of the plan. “We knew what we were getting ourselves into,” Thicke said. “We’re entertainers, and the VMAs is the perfect place for a little shock and awe. Yeah, we kind of knew when we were in rehearsal and we were like, ‘OK, if you touch me with your foam finger all over my crotch, obviously a few people are going to have something to say about this.’ But that was the whole point. I mean the whole point was to excite and provoke and entertain.”

Coming to Miley’s defense on her overtly sexual moves on the  small screen, Thicke maintained that even though the provocative performance was shocking to some, it was all in the name of fun.

“I totally understand everyone comes from different places and has their own opinions, but when people use the word sexual, I didn’t feel anything sexual about the performance,” Thicke said. “I thought it was silly and funny, she was being humorous and naughty, but it wasn’t sexually charged at all. That’s who she is, that’s how she likes to dance, she was just being herself and I was just being myself.”

Sure, Robin.

Watch the interview below:
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Pharrell on the 'Blurred Lines' battle: 'I'm a huge fan of Marvin Gaye'

Even though Pharrell is engaged in a battle with Marvin Gaye’s estate over Robin Thicke’s megahit “Blurred Lines,” he wants to make one thing clear – he has incredible respect for the late soul legend.

“I’m a huge fan of Marvin Gaye. He is a genius. He is the patriarch,” Pharrell said Thursday night. READ FULL STORY

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