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This shocking confession is revealed in a court deposition from Marvin Gaye's children's ongoing lawsuit against Thicke's song, 'Blurred Lines.'
Last October (2013), Marvin Gaye's children filed a lawsuit against Robin Thicke for allegedly stealing 'Blurred Lines' from their father's 'Got To Give It Up' as well as committing copyright infringement on his 'After the Dance' to create Thicke's song, 'Love After War'.
Thicke revealed he suffered from substance abuse issues last year
The court deposition for this case, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, reveal that not just the supposed origins of 'Blurred Lines' are controversial, but the way in which Thicke took credit for the song is inaccurate.
It might sound crazy what I'm about to say...but Weird Al has just scored his first number one on the Billboard 200 with his new album "Mandatory Fun."
The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top spot. 'Mandatory Fun' is Weird Al Yankovic's fourteenth studio album, so he will surely be happy his efforts have finally paid off. It is also the first comedy album to reach the top spot since Allan Sherman's 1963 release 'My Son, The Nut'. Previously the closest Al had come was a Number 2 with 1996 single 'Amish Paradise'.
Weird Al is pop's leading nerd genius
Continue reading: Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album
Plus, a version of "Blurred Lines" we can actually get behind.
Parodies of Pharrell’s Happy may be well past their sell-by date, but good things take time, as Weird Al Yankovic will probably tell you. That’s the one he released this week. Tacky, a take on Pharrell’s smash hit from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack has the same innocuous lyrics and bright colours that have been luring the easily amused to Weird Al’s parodies for decades.
The curls aren't going away, in case you were wondering.
And that’s not all! Apparently the 52-year-old comedian has six more spoofs in the pipeline. According to the Reddit AMA Yankovic did on Tuesday, he will be releasing eight videos in eight days, ahead of his new album, Mandatory Fun. The second one, which was released today, is of that other big Pharrell hit, which nobody really wants to acknowledge these days – Blurred Lines. Except in Al’s case, it’s Word Crimes,, in which he lament the serious issue of bad grammar, spelling and punctuation online. Well, at least it’s a better message than the original, though admittedly Robin Thicke didn’t set the bar too high.
Ding ding! The gloves were off in the land of showbiz this week as squabbles broke out, feathers were ruffled and tensions arose.
Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.
George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.
Robin Thicke's new album, Paula, is set to debut with the worst first-week sales numbers of his career.
What is it called when something surpasses a level of awkwardness where just simply “awkward” becomes an understatement? Saying “that’s so Robin Thicke” may not have a great ring to it, but it’s starting to fit the qualifications pretty perfectly. When Thicke and longtime partner Paula Patton separated this past February, Thicke seemed hellbent on getting back together with her. He dedicated songs to her in concerts, and even debuted his new single, aptly titled ‘Get Her Back,’ live at the Billboard Music Awards back in early May. However, things started getting weird when it was announced that his new album would be titled Paula after his estranged wife. Now that it’s finally released, it’s turning out to be a huge flop commercially, and that’s just adding more sting to the wound.
Robin Thicke’s new album will debut with one of the worst sales weeks of his career
Paula, released on July 1, comes less than a year since Thicke’s last record, Blurred Lines. The album featuring the gigantic single of the same name has gone on to sell nearly 700,000 copies in the United States, but Paula is turning out to be the complete opposite. Billboard reports that the album is expected to sell between 20,000-25,000 copies in its first week. If this holds true, it will mark the lowest debut for Thicke since the release of his second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, in 2007 where it came in with 20,000 sold. To compare with Blurred Lines: it sold 177,000 copies in the first week and debuted at #1 in July 2013. However, despite the low sales numbers for Paula, it may still be good enough to notch Thicke a spot in the top ten, which is pretty sad if you think about it – but it’s still not as sad as the Paula situation in general.
Continue reading: Why Did Robin Thicke's 'Paula' Flop In Its First Week?
He thought he knew we wanted it, but only 530 people have bought Robin’s latest album.
Taking your heartache and pain over a failed relationship and trying to turn it into music is nothing new. But when Robin Thicke released Paula he took things to a whole new level. Writing an entire album about your former partner and then going so far as to name the album after her, has turned out not to be the massive romantic gesture Robin Thicke intended it to be. Instead most have found it all pretty creepy, so creepy that only 530 copies of the album have been sold so far in the UK. So does the album’s failure, plus all of Robin’s other actions over the past 12 months mean that Robin Thicke really is the most pathetic man in pop?
Robin's new album Paula has not been the success he was hoping for
Last March Robin Thicke probably couldn't believe how fast his life had changed. Suddenly he’d gone from being a r’n’b singer with limited success, to an international pop sensation, who’d just released the ‘song of the summer.’ Prior to ‘Blurred Lines’s' summer domination, Thicke’s highest charting single had been 2007’s ‘Lost Without U’, which peaked at number 14 on the Billboard charts. Now he was number 1 worldwide, with one of the best selling singles of all time.
Robin Thicke's latest album 'Paula', created in the hopes of winning his wife actress Paula Patton back, has sold only 530 copies in the UK during its opening week.
Robin Thicke can no longer cruise along in the slipstream of his previously highly successful single 'Blurred Lines'. The 37-year-old's latest album, entitled Paula after his estranged wife, has completely flopped during its first week selling only 530 albums in the UK. Paula came in at No. 200 in the UK chart and it's difficult not to revel in Thicke's failure, as the Guardian reports.
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke split in February of this year.
Outkast and Robin Thicke take the Wireless stage as Cara Delevingne looks on.
Outkast have been making their spectacular reunion on the festival circuit this year having appeared at numerous events including Coachella, CounterPoint, Firefly Festival, Big Guava Festival and Roskilde among many others.
The rap duo, who are Big Boi and Andre 3000, released their last album in 2006 entitled 'Idlewild'.
Continue reading: Outkast And Robin Thicke Take To The Stage At Wireless Festival 2014
When discussing his recent public outcries to his estranged wife, the 37 year-old singer admits, "I'm just kinda flying by the seat of my pants on this one."
Robin Thicke has tarnished his reputation in recent months, which is due to his public mission to win back Paula Patton.
Thicke and Patton, who have been married for eight years, announced their split this past February.
At the time, the couple released a statement that read, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."
Continue reading: Robin Thicke Talks Public Apologies To Estranged Wife Paula Patton
Apparently Thicke has taken a page out of "Frozen's" book and let it go.
Robin Thicke has had it rough lately – well, apart from the money, fame and fans, that is. Despite all that, though, headlines would have us believe that Thicke’s marriage is in shambles. Enter Paula, Thicke’s new album, dedicated solely to apologizing to estranged wife Paula Patton for… well, you know.
Thicke admits the breakup was on him, but knows to give Patton her space.
“The album is what happens when you lose the love of your life and you try to figure out in your head like, ‘How am I gonna move on?’” Thicke told Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” show. “Because we weren’t together anymore, I had so much that I still wanted to apologize for and take responsibility for and that’s what the album is about.”
The 37 year-old singer was instantly abused by his twitter followers, who mainly slammed him for constantly trying to salvage his broken relationship with his estranged wife Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke may have thought that giving his Twitter followers the chance to ask him questions was a good idea...but he was very wrong.
The 37 year-old singer was scheduled to take part in a Q&A Twitter chat on Tuesday afternoon (July 1st) to promote his latest album 'Paula.'
For fans to post their questions they had to include the hashtag #AskThicke in their tweets, but as soon this was launched it was clear the majority of his followers were not interested in the album.
Continue reading: Robin Thicke's #AskThicke Twitter Chat Occupied By Fans' Offensive Jokes
The 37 year-old singer dedicated a performance of 'Forever Love' to his estranged wife. "I miss you and I'm sorry," he said just before singing.
Robin Thicke is still trying to salvage his broken relationship with his estranged wife Paula Patton.
The 37 year-old singer's most recent attempt to get back together with the 38 year-old actress occurred at this Sunday's BET awards in an onstage tribute.
Thicke performed a love song from his new album, aptly titled 'Paula,' for the sold-out audience at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, as well as the millions of viewers.
Robin Thicke used the BET stage for the latest in a series of apologies. It didn't work.
Robin Thicke made some choices at the BET award and, well, some of it worked, at least. Thicke exposed his vulnerable side, yet again, during his time onstage. Thicke performed his ballad Forever Love, accompanying himself on the piano. More importantly, before the teary-eyed performance, he offered yet another dedication to estranged wife Paula Patton.
Robin Thicke seems to have missed the memo.
"Good evening, my name is Robin Thicke, I’d like to dedicate this song to my wife, and say, 'I miss you, and I’m sorry.' This is called 'Forever Love,'" he called out from the stage of the Nokia Theater on Sunday.
On the eve of the award show, BET has announced a performance by Lifetime Achievement honoree Lionel Richie.
It’s almost time for the BET awards and tonight’s show promises some memorable moments. Lionel Richie has been tapped to perform during the annual award show, as well as being this year’s Lifetime Achievement honoree. He joins this year’s lineup, which also includes stars like Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Drake.
Richie is being honored for over four decades of transformational music.
Currently in the fifth decade of his career, Richie’s list of achievements is quite impressive. He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and won five Grammy awards. His music has changed the face of soul and R&B, but Richie frequently crosses genre lines to experiment with pop, soft rock and even country.
Continue reading: Lionel Richie Crowns The BET Awards 2014 Performers List
Robin Thicke wants to get back together with Paula Patton, and he's naming his new album after her.
Somebody might need to give Robin Thicke an intervention. The Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling artist has ruled the charts in the past year, with his hit singles like ‘Blurred Lines’ and ‘Give It 2 You,’ but music seems to be the only thing that’s been working out for him lately.
Robin Thicke's new single is called 'Get Her Back'
Earlier this year, it was said that Thicke’s high school sweetheart and wife of nearly ten years, Paula Patton, would be seeking a divorce, and Thicke isn’t taking it well. In an effort to reconcile the relationship, there have been numerous attempts made by him that includes dedicating live performances to her. Even though he’s been quoted telling People Magazine that he’s “much happier” following the split, his actions speak otherwise – especially in regards to his new music.
Continue reading: Robin Thicke Titles New Album 'Paula' - Cute Or Creepy?
Calling an album after the name of an estranged wife is certainly weird but it pales in comparison to some of music's most horrific album titles.
In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by some strange coincidence just happens to be the name of his estranged wife- actress Paula Patton.
Thicke and Paula in more happy circumstances.
To say such a public declaration of love is cringe-worthy would be an understatement, it is such a trite attempt at reconciling with his wife that is seems like something straight out of Spinal Tap. You can imagine the album title sitting quite comfortably alongside the likes of Smell The Glove and Shark Sandwich. As if that wasn’t irksome enough, Thicke’s debut single from the album is entitled "Get Her Back” and it sees the ageing crooner positively straining to exude as much heartfelt sincerity as he can before he gives himself a heart attack.
The 37 year-old singer pays tribute to his wife, Paula Patton, while being prized at the award ceremony, despite announcing their split almost three months ago.
Robin Thicke is still trying to win back Paula Patton.
The 37 year-old singer and the 38 year-old actress announced their split this past February after 8 year of marriage, but it doesn't seem to be completely over yet.
Thicke made a loving gesture in front of a packed audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when his hit track 'Blurred Lines' won the prize for Top Hot 100 Song, on Sunday (May 18th).
Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire bring life to New Orleans Jazz Festival 2014.
It's that time of year again where New Orleans go all out to prove they are one of the most culturally rich cities in North America with their annual two-weekend event, the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
The Jazz Festival has expanded to two long weekends since its inaugural year in 1970, meaning that more people than ever can get the chance to enjoy the fine music culture of Louisiana. The Queen of Gospel Mahalia Jackson appeared at the first event alongside renowned orchestral composer Duke Ellington, and from then on the festival has gone from strength to strength and has never once lost the spirit that has made it so loved.
Ford's appearance on JKL Monday was almost painful to watch.
What was Toronto Mayor Rob Ford doing on Jimmy Kimmel last night? Anyone who’s been following the story can already tell it was related to his drinking problem. Apparently, he was intended to restore his public image and had been courted by the show for months. On the night, however, things didn’t quite turn out as expected. The jokes ranged from rather harsh gags about Ford’s weight, to what some people would deem a completely inappropriate joke about Ford’s drinking habits. Check out this particular gem:
Kimmel told Ford that if he’s an alcoholic, and drinking enough that he would try crack cocaine in his 40s, “and you don’t remember it, maybe that’s something that you might want to think about, like talking to somebody.”
Continue reading: Rob Ford Makes Cringe-Worthy Guest Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live
Robin Thicke tells his fans, "I'm looking forward to getting back on out on the road," after he was forced to cancel a show on Tuesday due to separating from his wife Paula Patton.
But the 37 year-old singer is already thinking of the future, and that means more touring.
Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Thicke's marriage, he has had to cancel one of his shows scheduled for Tuesday (Feb 25th), at the Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina.
Did the past 12 months foreshadow Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's split?
After twenty years together and nearly nine years of marriage Robin Thicke and his wife Paula Patton haveannounced their separation.For some it might come as a shock considering the pair have been together since they were teenagers, but others will see this one as a long time coming, especially when you considering Robin’s roller coaster year.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton in happier times
It all started with the release of ‘Burred Lines’ in March 2013, the single propelled Thicke from little known R&B singer to household name. A lot of the song’s attention came from its provocative and suggestive lyrical content, which many objected to, calling it misogynistic. However the other controversy was the song’s explicit video which featured full frontal naked women dancing with the singer. People were quick to wonder whether the singer’s actress wife was comfortable with the raunchy video. However Patton was quick to let everybody know that her husband had her full support, appearing on chat show ‘Chelsea Lately’, Mrs Thicke said the video originally made her a, ’little bit jealous’, but then she ‘wanted to jump his bones.’ She also confessed that it was in fact her who convinced Thicke to release the uncensored version of the video, telling him she liked it ‘better than the clothed version.’
Continue reading: Robin Thicke And Paula Patton Split: Their Past 12 Months
Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton, who met during high school, end their marriage on amicable terms as they both state, "we will always love each other and be best friends."
Robin Thicke is now a single man!
The 36 year-old has split from his actress wife Paula Patton after being married for eight years.
The celebrity couple released a joint statement via People which read, "We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time."
Continue reading: Robin Thicke And Wife Paula Pattron Separate After 8 Years Of Marriage
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Avicii also made the list of the most tagged songs.
Lorde and Robin Thicke have become two of the most "shazamed" artists in the world, meaning users of the song-identification app Shazam have tagged their songs the most times. Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' not only topped tallies in the US but also worldwide with a total of 17.8 million sonic identifications.
Pop Newcomer Lorde Featured In This Year's 'Most Shazamed' List.
Though pop newcomer Lorde claimed second place in the USA with 5.1 million tags for her hit 'Royals,' her positioning dropped in the worldwide rankings. P!nk's 'Just Give Me a Reason' followed in third with 4.4 million, according to BBC Newsbeat.
Continue reading: Lorde Is Amongst The Most "Shazamed" Artists Of Year
At 50, Michael Jordan has announced that he is to be a dad for the fourth time!
While Michael Jordan’s sports career is behind him, he is entering a whole new stage of life, as the baller and his wife Yvette Prieto have announced that they are expecting their first child. This is according to People, which got the low down straight from Jordan’s reps. 50-year-old Jordan and Prieto, a Cuban American model met in 2008 in Miami, but only tied the knot this year at a Palm Beach ceremony, attended by 500 of Jordan and Prieto’s closest friends and relatives – you know, an intimate affair.
Hundreds attended Jordan and Prieto's wedding ceremony.
But the reception was even more impressive, with 1,500 guests pouring into a nearby golf couse community in Jupiter, where Jordan owns a 38,000-square-foot home. Among the attendees were celebrities like Usher and the now infamous Robin Thicke. They’ve been planning for months and months,” a source told PEOPLE of the couple’s all-out wedding. “He wanted to give Yvette everything she’s ever wanted.”
There was also Ron Burgundy, huge wins for Eminem and Katy Perry and a wardrobe malfunction from Iggy Azalia
Miley Cyrus was always going to star in the Monday morning gossip headlines when she was first announced as a performer at the 2013 MTV EMAs. The question was: what will she do? Besides 'twerking' with a dwarf during the award show's opening act - which included a rendition of her hit 'We Can't Stop' - there really wasn't that much to write home about regarding her performances. It was what she did to celebrate winning the Best Video award that won her the headlines.
Each of Miley's outfits were as interesting as the one she showed up to the event in
Miley smokes up
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Smoking On Stage Steals The MTV EMA Awards Spotlight
Did Robin Thicke rip off Marvin Gaye on 'Blurred Lines'?
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' was easily the biggest song of the year - it will officially go down as one of the biggest selling songs of the year, however, a legal battle about the origins of the pop hit has broken out.
The family of Marvin Gaye's claims in a lawsuit that Thicke's song plagiarizes the late soul star's 1977 track 'Got to Give It Up.' Gaye's children Nona and Frankie said Thicke has a "fixation" on their father's work and clearly ripped his work for Blurred Lines.
In an interview with GQ magazine, shortly after the release of "Blurred Lines", Thicke said: "[Producer] Pharrell [Williams] and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up'. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'. Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it." Hmmm, sounds pretty cut and dry to us.
Continue reading: Did Robin Thicke Steal 'Blurred Lines' From Marvin Gaye Song? [Listen]
Hugh and Crystal Hefner celebrated Halloween on Saturday (26th October) by dressing as Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. Paris Hilton also showed up dressed in an outfit inspired by Cyrus' grey teddy.
Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke inadvertently created a horror story three months before Halloween. Their performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August has inspired the costumes of Hugh Hefner and his wife Crystal Harris at the Playboy Mansion's Halloween party on Saturday 26th October.
Paris Hilton's costume was inspired by Miley Cyrus' outfit at the MTV VMAs.
Hefner posted two photographs on his Twitter: one a selfie of the couple with Crystal holding a giant foam hand up to the camera; and the other with Crystal bending over in front of her husband. Hefner added the hash tag "twerking". Crystal, despite being a former 'Playmate' and glamour model, dressed more modestly than Cyrus had at the VMAs. She wore a short yellow dress as opposed to Cyrus' decision at the awards in August to wear a flesh coloured bikini. Hefner wore a striped suit with Thicke style sunglasses. It appears the costume was actually a prison outfit which Hefner had adapted with sunglasses, a gold chain and a microphone.
Hollis Jane was a bear dancer during Miley's performance; she speaks out against the humiliation she experienced.
It's a tough industry, show business, let alone if you have a trait or physical characteristic that leaves you out of the running for most parts before you've even auditioned. This is the experience that Hollis Jane and plenty of other 'Little Person' actors working in the industry face as they try to make a name for themselves without agreeing to humiliation or degradation.
Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs Performance Has Received Yet More Criticism.
Hollis was hired to be a backing dancer in Miley Cyrus' controversial MTV VMAs performance. Dressed as a bear, she danced along to Miley and Robin Thicke singing and has revealed that it was one of the worst experiences of her life. Prompted by a friend's Facebook status commending Cyrus for hiring a little person guitarist in her SNL performance, Jane felt it was time the world knew how she felt.
Robin Thicke talks to Oprah Winfrey about the infamous VMA performance with Miley Cyrus.
Cyrus has rode the momentum of the criticism to create a media frenzy but Thicke has since distanced himself from the infamous performance.
According to Us Weekly, in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey the ‘Blurred Lines’ singer said, “People ask me if I twerk, and I'm like, Listen, I'm the twerkee. I don't twerk.”
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