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Robin Thicke on tour: 'I'm trying to get my girl back' -- VIDEO

It’s not uncommon for artists to get a little personal while on stage. Whether it’s John Mayer apologizing to his fans for something he said, Miley Cyrus breaking down in the middle of singing “Wrecking Ball,” or Beyonce announcing her pregnancy, singers can start to feel pretty comfortable in front of that microphone. And the latest star to blur that line between personal and professional is none other than Robin Thicke.

After Thicke and Paula Patton announced that they were separating, Thicke went back on tour. There, he revealed that he’s not exactly ready to let go of his wife of nearly 10 years: During a recent show in Fairfax, Va., Thicke told the crowd that he’s “trying to get my girl back.” The singer then reportedly dedicated his performance of “Lost Without U” to his ex.

Watch a video of Thicke’s declaration below:

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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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Robin Thicke leaves the dancing to the pros in 'Feel Good' video: Watch it here

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Robin Thicke will forever have a hard time making music videos, if only because his clip for “Blurred Lines” became so iconic (and was so full of breasts).

Still, he really gives it a go in “Feel Good,” for the latest single from his album Blurred Lines. Once again, Thicke still invites along a group of ladies, though unlike the “Blurred Lines” gals, these women are tastefully dressed in Vegas showgirl costumes (not to be confused with Showgirls costumes). Really, it’s like the old school Sin City version of the Radio City Christmas show — if Dean Martin dreamed up a stage review and set it to a pulsating whisper track.

So yeah there’s no bare boobs, but there are some pretty colors and some top-shelf dancing. Give “Feel Good” a look below.  READ FULL STORY

'The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!': Katy unplugs, Taylor strips, Lorde twitches

Every year, the Grammys broadcast fills its three hours with performances, so much so that the actual winners of the prizes tend to get overshadowed by the combinations on stage. The producers must have figured that if it works well for the actual awards show, it might as well work for the nominations special.

Such was the case with tonight’s Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Though there were some surprises in there (check out all the nominees here), it was hard to figure out exactly who was being rewarded with so much stuff happening on stage in Los Angeles (and in the case of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, on stages that were not even in the country).

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis kicked the show off from outside the Nokia Theatre, with some funny gags about security. They made their way into the Buckyball prison that was the stage and ripped through a relatively spry version of “Thrift Shop.” Macklemore has some natural charisma that he tends to coast on, but all props to his band of Robin Thicke jacket-wearing backup dancers and that dude walking and playing the trumpet at the same time. READ FULL STORY

Tonight's Grammy nominations: Who will go home happy tonight?

Not everyone can expect to win a Grammy. But as Scooter Braun demonstrated last year, some artists—like Braun’s ward Justin Bieber—count at least on a nomination. The fact of which provides a faint veneer of drama for tonight’s frantically-titled ceremony The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, airing at 10 PM tonight (Dec. 6) on CBS.

Likewise, the hope that a beloved, non-ubiquitous artist might win some publicity with a placement in one of the major categories should carry us into tonight’s show. LL Cool J will once again host—with a little buddy, Ed Sheeran, along as presenter—and Miguel, Keith Urban, Lorde, Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry will perform (Swift and Perry via satellite). In the meantime, here are some thoughts on the big categories and the artists in play.

Best New Artist
More than anyone, Lorde’s got that Best New Artist smell: She’s young (17) and contrarian, a perfect vessel for fantasies about a new pop order that better accommodates coastal American hipster ideals. (Even though she’s from New Zealand and befriended the “flawless” Taylor Swift.) My own coastal American hipster picks would be the more openly aspirational, less coolly outsiderish Kendrick Lamar and Kacey Musgraves. And of course, I love Ariana Grande … READ FULL STORY

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

Katy Perry's 'Roar' knocks 'Blurred Lines' out of No. 1 spot

Katy Perry said she was a champion, and she meant it.

Though the raven-haired diva’s new single “Roar” spent two weeks stuck in second place — today she scored her eighth No. 1 hit on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart with her empowerment anthem “Roar,”  which ended Robin Thicke’s twelve-week reign atop the chart with “Blurred Lines.”

“Roar” has topped the Digital Songs chart for three straight weeks, and its sales figures are truly jaw dropping. In week one, the song sold 557,000 copies. In week two, it moved another 392,000 units. This week, “Roar” pummeled past the one million mark with a 14 percent increase (likely due to increased radio airplay and VMAs exposure) to 448,000 downloads.

Only two other songs by female artists have ever surpassed 400,000 downloads in two weeks: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Here’s another fun stat (via Yahoo!’s Paul Grein): “Roar” is Perry’s seventh No. 1 of this decade, making her one of just two artists to notch seven chart toppers since January 2010. Who’s the other pop powerhouse? Perry’s sometime-bestie, Rihanna.

Even better news for Perry? The jungle-vision video for “Roar” debuts tomorrow, which should boost the song’s prospects even more — especially on the streaming songs chart. Here’s a teaser: READ FULL STORY

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