JURY RULES: Robin Thicke Pharrell Owe Gaye Family $7.3MIL Over Blurred Lines

A jury decided in favor of Marvin Gaye‘s family ordering Robin Thicke and Pharrell to pay $7.3 million for copyright infringement over “Blurred Lines.”

The Gaye family sought over $25 million, however, the victory is still salient and significant.

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In the trial, Marvin Gaye’s family argued that 2013’s “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give Up,” and sued Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., a.k.a. T.I. The three had sought a jury determination that the song was not an infringement, and the Gaye family filed a countersuit. Continue reading

Madonna Album TANKS After Kneejerk Release

Last week Madonna released six of her unfinished tracks to iTunes, in an effort to circumvent demos of her upcoming album that were leaked on the net.

Madge released 6 tracks off “Rebel Heart,” for her album due out in March. At first the tracks charted but cut and fade to today, a mere 5 days later, all of the songs have fallen faster than a led zeppelin.

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Five of the six songs have vanished from iTunes. Only one, “Bitch I’m Madonna,” featuring Nicki Minaj, remains at a lowly number 188. Continue reading

Seasoned Jimmy Lovine Scoops Up Classy Liberty Ross

Kristen Stewart’s slut fest with director Rupert Sanders ended bad for them but  good for for two unlikely people, one of those people being mega-producer Jimmy Lovine.0208-jimmy-iovine-inf-npg-v3-2

Liberty and Jimmy were seen leaving a NYC hotel together this morning — amidst rumors they’ve been dating for the past couple of weeks. If you’re not sure who Lavine is, dude co-founded Interscope Records, and co-owns the Beats by Dre… Must be the well seasoned money…
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Who Is This Lana Del Rey Chick?

I know you’ve seen this ‘paid for name’ in headlines! I’ll tell you why.Lana Del Rey’s real name is Lizzie Grant, who was a plain-jane, failing musician until she got plastic surgery, a name change and Interscope Records to back her.

Lizzie seemed like a sweet girl, who had sweet dreams and a sweet sense of optimism. Now, since she changed herself into what some say is ‘Illuminati based’, she’s bitchy, cold and lifeless- sporting injected lips!

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Exclusive: Lady Gaga On The Go-Go

From Go-Go dancing, to jumping out of cakes for birthday parties, and then suddenly becoming a world-wide phenomenon, it’s no wonder that Lady Gaga has some sort of magical power.

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It wasn’t that long ago, that Lady Gaga was just another face trying to get noticed. Before Gaga became famous, she was involved in various projects which displayed her talent, like performing as the lead vocalist and playing the piano in her own band called the “Stefani Germanotta Band” (her real name).

She wrangled a few guys together to play in the band for her, which really spotlighted Gaga mostly.

Before Gaga gained fame, she was just an ordinary looking brunette girl on the outside. But she always had that passionate talent exuding inside of her, even though she was not yet transformed on the outside yet. When she would play the piano or sing a song, you could always feel a sense of passion, love and drive. Those feelings are still apparent in her music today.
Gaga obviously broke out of her old mold, of looking average, living average, and blossomed into a blonde, lean and beautiful flower. But what was it, that thrust her into her dream coming true?

It all seems too easy, a few intimate concerts, and then whamo- she’s famous? I did some research on her, and found out that there is more than meets the eye. Gaga performed other gigs, that may have been essential components, in her magic potion concoction, that helped her reach fame at such a young age.

Live Band Review: “Carney” in Indianapolis

I was very lucky to be able to go to the concert at the “Rathskeller” in Indianapolis on Thursday, July 1.  One of my favorite bands named “Carney” was passing thru Indy on their way to Grant Park in Chicago!  I usually tell everyone they are a little cross between The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

I almost missed them since Interscope Records who they are signed with, mistakenly forgot to put it on their website!  Yes, there are fans in Indy that care about seeing the band!

I got my sister to go with me this time and I was anticipating all day for this show.  I saw Carney 2 yrs ago in Indy and was totally a fan after that!  I have followed them on their tours (literally) and other venues that Carney was in.  They are based out of L.A. and toured with “The Veronicas” last year.  This spring, they toured with “Athlete”.

Their big “MTVu” video– “Love me, Chase me”, was #1 this past winter.  (This MTV station is mainly played on college campuses).  It so happened that Evan Rachel Wood was featured in this video.  *I introduced Carney to you a while back, and many of you had never heard of them, but like I said then…don’t forget this band!!

They started their show after the “Paul Holdman Band”.  There is an outdoor time limit/curfew during the week and on weekends since it is in the Massachusetts Ave area of downtown Indy and sits in the middle of apartments & townhouses (A very artsy area).  I was a little sad that they didn’t get to play one of my favs “Love me, Chase me” but was glad to hear “Mr. Green” and “I Will Testify” along with “Amelie”.  They do a great version of the Beatle’s song “I Want You, You’re so Heavy” which was so awesome and right on.

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I got a chance to chat with Reeve & Zane Carney after the show.  Reeve has been cast as Peter Parker in the Broadway musical “SPIDERMAN/TURN OFF THE DARK” which begins rehearsal this Fall.  This will be directed by Julie Taymor, who also did the film “Across the Universe”.  The musical features music by U2′s Bono & Edge.Taymor decided to cast Reeve in Spiderman after directing him in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” which he plays Ferdinand.  Evan Rachel Wood was set to play Mary Jane Watson, but has recently dropped out because of scheduling conflicts.

Zane Carney (who told us that his all time favorite guitar player was from Indianapolis, Wes Montgomery), along with Jon Epcar (drums) and Aiden Moore (bass) from the band Carney, will move to New York City along with Reeve Carney and they will be in the orchestra for the Spiderman musical.

It is expected to debut in the late Fall or Winter.  I am hoping that the musical will be a hit and will also tour the U.S. too!

I asked the brothers what it was like working with Evan Rachel Wood and they both had nothing but good things to say about her. These guys are some of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.

By the way, they do have a debut album “Mr. Green: Vol.1”.  It is being played across the U.S. on select radio stations.  It is also available online – see links on their website.

I love Mr. Green , which I recorded a little of  WATCH IT HERE . Please be reminded that I have an inexpensive digital camera that I took the video with!!    They are all excellent musicians.  Best wishes to Zane Carney who was not able to sing after healing from some throat issues.  I do think he is one of the best guitar players around!  Reeve is right along there with him, but Reeve’s singing is mesmerizing.  I can’t wait to see what he will do in the Broadway musical Spiderman.  By the way, he was selected by Entertainment Weekly this spring as one of the 10 rising stars to watch this year. Exciting!

I sure hope everyone will love some CARNEY, too!!

Proof that Lady Gaga is NOT a Hermaphrodite

Various celeb blog sites have reported that Lady Gaga is a hermaphrodite. Is it true? They believe a particular video of her performance gives it away. We watched it and it actually doesn’t give anything away. Lady Gaga is simply adjusting her outfit. Celeb gossip sites also claim they found this supposed blog that Lady Gaga wrote herself, coming out and telling her fans that she is in fact a hermaphrodite:

“Its not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that i go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but i consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life. the reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. i have both a poon and a peener. big f***ing deal.
– L8d Gaga <3>”

This does sound like something LG would say, but is she serious? Is this a real blog from LG? I have seen her front row, live in concert, and have NEVER seen a ‘bump’ down there. She is flawless in a leotard! Smooth like a banana!

I just had to call up my friend who is close to her and has worked with her multiple times. I am going to refer to my source as ‘Bobby’. Here’s the conversation:

L: “Hey Batch!”

B: “Hey Batch, miss you how are you?”

L: “I’m great, got a question for you…is Lady Gaga (Stefani) a hermaphrodite?”

B: “What!”

L: “The blog sites are saying that she is- and even saying that she wrote about it herself-I know you’d know out of anyone because you worked so close with her.”

B: “Uh-NO! Nothin’ is there. No ‘halfies’ or anything…she’s probably just having fun with the media. There’s nothin’ ‘extra’ down there honey. [My source went on to explain more personal encounters with LG that definitely proved this is a false rumor. I agreed to not repeat-sorry!]”

So the verdict is FALSE!