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'Blurred Lines' Lawyer Has Long Been a Disrupter

But this case may be Richard Busch's 'most satisfying'

(Newser) - A jury has found that Robin Thicke's inescapable song "Blurred Lines" borrowed a little too heavily from Marvin Gaye —and that ruling may owe a lot to lawyer Richard Busch, who represented Gaye's family, the New York Times reports in a profile of the man who... More »

Jury: Robin Thicke Ripped Off Marvin Gaye

He and Pharrell owe Gaye's kids $7.4M over 'Blurred LInes'

(Newser) - Catchy song, Robin Thicke. But a jury says that Marvin Gaye got there first. Jurors awarded Gaye's kids $7.4 million because they determined that Thicke's "Blurred Lines" stole from Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up," reports the Los Angeles Times . Thicke... More »

'Blurred Lines' Made an Insane Amount of Money

Trial reveals details of Robin Thicke song's success

(Newser) - "Blurred Lines" was a huge hit, and now we know exactly how huge. Marvin Gaye's family is suing for part of the money the Robin Thicke song brought in, alleging copyright infringement of Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," and the trial entered its second... More »

Robin Thicke Confesses to Rampant Drug Abuse: Deposition

Pharrell also put on the spot in lawsuit with Marvin Gaye's family

(Newser) - The past year or so could've been better for Robin Thicke: The family of legend Marvin Gaye sued Thicke for ripping off Gaye in creating his hit song "Blurred Lines" (Thicke has a countersuit against them); Thicke's wife, Paula Patton, dumped him ; and he made his situation... More »

Marvin Gaye's Kids Sue Robin Thicke

Family alleges copyright infringement over 'Blurred Lines'

(Newser) - As expected, Marvin Gaye's family is suing Robin Thicke over his hit song, "Blurred Lines." Thicke pre-emptively ( and "reluctantly" ) sued Gaye's family to protect the song after they alleged it was too similar to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up,"... More »

Robin Thicke 'Reluctantly' Sues Marvin Gaye's Family

Over 'Blurred Lines' dispute

(Newser) - Robin Thicke has "the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye" ... but he's suing Gaye's family anyway. Thicke, whose "Blurred Lines" is arguably the song of the summer (well, along with this one ), filed the lawsuit yesterday along with Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris,... More »

7 Bizarre Celebrity Deaths

From accidental drownings to fan club shootings

(Newser) - The rocker who may have been killed by a spider bite . The reality star who died while off-roading . The singer found dead and surrounded by rotting food and dog feces . Sometimes, the circumstances surrounding celebrity deaths are just plain strange, as in these seven examples, from a group of 17... More »

What You Didn't Know About Donna Summer

To her entourage, she was always 'The Queen'

(Newser) - The passing of Donna Summer has inspired a range of thoughtful retrospectives ; now ABC News points out a few little-known facts about the Queen of Disco.
  • She stopped singing the orgasmic "Love to Love You Baby" in 1979 as she re-devoted herself to Christianity. "If I were to
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50 Sexiest Songs Ever

Billboard puts Olivia Newton-John at No. 1

(Newser) - Billboard has come up with the 50 most popular songs related to sex, at least since the magazine began charting the Hot 100 in 1958. Here's the top 10:
  1. Physical (1981), Olivia Newton-John
  2. Tonight's the Night (1976), Rod Stewart
  3. I'll Make Love to You (1994), Boyz II Men
  4. Too Close
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Third Time's a Charm for Jay-Z, Rap's Cash King

Mogul discusses business, music as release approaches

(Newser) - As he comes full circle with the Sept. 11 release of The Blueprint 3, exactly 8 years after the original Blueprint, Jay-Z discusses his journey from the projects of Brooklyn to the top of Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash King list with Billboard. “We—Usher, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, myself—are becoming... More »

Ditch the Bells, It's Time for a New Jingle

Chronicle compiles list of reworked holiday faves

(Newser) - Chestnuts may still be roasting on an open fire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t refresh your Christmas playlist. The San Francisco Chronicle compiles a list of new twists on old favorites to help you give the jingle bells a rest:
  • Sufjan Stevens, "That Was the Worst
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Greatest Singer Ever: Aretha

Poll of musicians, industry insiders choose Franklin as most worthy of R-E-S-P-E-C-T

(Newser) - Aretha Franklin isn't just the Queen of Soul, she's the greatest singer of all time, according to a new Rolling Stone poll of critics, musicians, and industry leaders. Her heavenly voice is "a gift from God," says Mary J. Blige. "Aretha has everything—the power, the technique,... More »

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